A week of food and drink in Birmingham #9


Ramblings / Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Another week, another obscene amount of food.

With Christmas approaching I should probably be saving myself but, well, where’s the fun in that? This week has included pizza, Sunday lunch and some cocktails. Come take a look at the best bits from the last seven days.

The Wolf, Jewellery Quarter

I’ve got a new contender for Best Roast Dinner in Brum now thanks to this Jewellery Quarter pub. With an Independent Birmingham card these massive beef lunches are just £10, and the roast potatoes are rather gorgeous. You can read more about this here.

Laghi’s Deli, Five Ways

I know, I bang on about this Italian restaurant a lot. But it’s creating some seriously delicious food, and it’s run by Luca and his family with such love and passion I won’t apologise for it. The pizza here continues to taste as near to what we had in Rome as I think you’ll find in the city, and the crusts are divine dipped in their house chilli oil.

The Vanguard, Jewellery Quarter

This quirky little cocktail bar sits in the attic of 1000 Trades, and is run by a lovely hairy faced chap called Sam. The drinks are inventive, the bar is hidden away from idiots, and it’s well worth a visit if you’re a fan of mead. Christmas cocktails include the Pissed Up Jeff.

JuJu’s Cafe, Brindleyplace

You know I love brunch at Juju’s Cafe, (mainly because it’s 10 seconds walk from my apartment) but this week we tried the Pie and a Pint night for a change. It’s a total bargain for £9.99, and there’s various flavours of the homemade pies available. The people who run this place are some of the nicest you’ll meet, and the food is hearty and honest. I’ll pop a short post up about this later this week.

Wayland’s Yard, Snow Hill

Last week I brought you the festive burger from Meat Shack, this week the Christmas bap from Wayland’s Yard. A lovely poppy seed bun is packed with turkey, roasted parsnips, stuffing and a generous wedge of warm Brie. It is worth every calorie even though it took me less than 3 minutes to eat it.

Brown’s, Bull Ring

I met up with a friend for a post-work dinner at Brown’s, which is somewhere I have to admit I’m not very familiar with. I really enjoyed the scallops starter and the chocolate orange martini (from the Christmas drinks menu) was excellent.

Where have you been eating and drinking this week? Let me know in the comments or over on Twitter.

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