Ramblings

Meat free Monday options in Birmingham

Let's get one thing straight from the get go: it's absolutely no secret that I have a deep love affair with burgers and bacon. Meat is something I would not forgo indefinitely without a fight, but sometimes it's good to park up the protein for a few days and up your veggie intake. Apparently they're… Continue reading Meat free Monday options in Birmingham

Review

Sunday lunch @ Chez Mal, Malmaison 

I have a well documented love affair with Malmaison, and having discovered my foodie friend Fay (try saying that with your mouthful) hadn’t tried the delectable Sunday Brunch the place is so hyped for I immediately booked us a table. The three course feast at Chez Mal starts with soup and access to the Chef’s… Continue reading Sunday lunch @ Chez Mal, Malmaison 

Ramblings

A weekend of food and fun in Devon

I’ve just spent a lazy, long weekend in the deepest depths of the Devonshire countryside. My lovely friend, Bethan, sorted us out with a gorgeous big house (with an indoor pool no less) to use, and we spent the vast majority of the 3 days napping, eating fattening treats and quaffing copious amounts of Malbec.… Continue reading A weekend of food and fun in Devon

Ramblings

Kanteen opens in the Custard Factory

Attention lovers of brunch: there is a new cafe in Digbeth offering healthy but delicious food! Set in the Custard Factory, Kanteen is a new start up and it's bloody brilliant. It launched officially yesterday (22nd Sept) and I popped along on the opening day to check out what was on offer. And I'll say… Continue reading Kanteen opens in the Custard Factory

Events

Electro Brunch @ Gaucho

With my hen do this weekend coming I had every intention of having a 'quiet one' on Saturday, but instead I accepted an invitation to a bloggers event at Gaucho. The coveted Electro Brunch - a weekly all you can eat and drink thrill ride - has been on my 'to do' list since I visited… Continue reading Electro Brunch @ Gaucho

Events

Smoking Bagels launches new Birmingham store 

Smoking Bagels has opened a permanent Birmingham store, and celebrated the launch with an all day event at the end of July. Starting life as a mobile food van, Smoking Bagels has been growing and evolving in recent months, resulting in the opening of a full time shop. Most recently you might have spotted the… Continue reading Smoking Bagels launches new Birmingham store 

Events, Review

Boston Tea Party opens a new cafe in Edgbaston 

A new cafe has opened in Edgbaston as part of the popular Boston Tea Party chain; the 20th UK opening for the group. I have a well documented love affair with BTP (read my thoughts here) so I was delighted to be invited to the Edgbaston soft launch to try some food and meet the… Continue reading Boston Tea Party opens a new cafe in Edgbaston 

Ramblings, Review

A relaxing spa morning & lunch @ Hotel du Vin

I'm not going to lie, after a busy working week I was beyond looking forward to my visit to the spa and bistro at Hotel du Vin this weekend. Like most thirty-something gals, I now much prefer a relaxing few hours of me time and a bite to eat than I do a boozy outing… Continue reading A relaxing spa morning & lunch @ Hotel du Vin