Cafe 1368 opens next door to The Old Crown, Digbeth


Cafes, Ramblings

This week Cafe 1368 officially opened in Digbeth, as a revamped version of the cafe that was previously sat next door to The Old Crown. Offering up breakfast, brunch, lunch and all the other meals that occur before mid afternoon, this new incarnation of the cafe space is a lovely new addition to the Digbeth […]

April 27, 2018

Fried chicken @ Bonehead, John Bright Street


restaurants, Review

“Gourmet fried chicken” is now a thing in Birmingham, thanks to Bonehead. Sharing the same part of John Bright Street as Cherry Reds, everyone’s been losing their marbles over Bonehead’s opening since Santa pranced off back to Lapland. When it opened it was packed out for a month or so, and I heard mixed reviews. […]

April 17, 2018

Digbeth Dining Club hits Brindleyplace


Events, Pop ups

If you can’t wait to get your Digbeth Dining Club fix come the weekend, this next little news nugget may make you rather happy. Starting from May, Digbeth Dining Club will be at brindleyplace at lunchtimes on the second Friday of every month – all the way up until September. The intro pop up is […]

April 12, 2018

Independent Birmingham Festival @ The Bond, Digbeth


Events, Pop ups, Review

You know your fella knows you well when, instead of flowers, he surprises you with tickets to the Independent Birmingham Festival for a day of eating. Set up within The Bond in Digbeth, the Independent Birmingham Festival celebrated all that is brilliant when it comes to Brum’s indi scene. I bang on relentlessly about my […]

March 26, 2018

Wings Wednesday @ Original Patty Men


Ramblings, restaurants, Review

You know Original Patty Men serve up some decent burgers at the weekend, but did you know they’re now open midweek and knocking out some pretty epic chicken wings? I got wind of Wings Wednesday through a combination of Twitter posts and my pal Chris (otherwise known as The Fat Foodie) who lives for fried […]

March 4, 2018

Spicy surprises @ Indian Brewery, Snow Hill


restaurants, Review

I can’t remember how long I’ve actually been waiting to try the food at Indian Brewery, but suffice to say it’s been a ruddy long time. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to (Indian Brewery has already gained a solid reputation for its tasty grub) but everyone’s banged on about it so much I was […]

February 19, 2018

Lunch bargains @ Wildwood 


restaurants, Review

I was quite delighted when I discovered the Wildwood £10 lunch offer, I can’t deny it. Wildwood Birmingham is found on New Street opposite Byron. I saw a promo board outside with an offfer for a lunch bargain; two courses plus a drink for a tenner. Venue Wildwood itself is a beautiful restaurant that feels modern, clean […]

February 13, 2018

Alternative date nights in Birmingham


Bars & Pubs, Pop ups, Ramblings

Today I’m chuntering about alternative date nights in Birmingham. Whether you’ve been together since school or you’re swiping your way through the dating gene pool to find ‘the one,’ date nights are something most of us enjoy. I love a date night, mainly because they inevitably involve food, but I think there’s more to them […]

January 25, 2018

Extra day added to Digbeth Dining Club


Pop ups, Ramblings

Rejoice, fans of street food. The almighty Digbeth Dining Club has added an extra day to its weekly run. Happy new year! When the popular Birmingham street food destination reopens at Spotlight towards the end of January, you’ll now find your favourite vendors (plus some new ones) trading from Thursday through to Saturday. Remaining at […]

January 10, 2018

Tapas and small plates @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox


restaurants, Review

Saturday lunch @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox I spent most of the period between Christmas and New Year eating fudge for breakfast and saying, ‘what day is?’ repeatedly to Ian; this continued until we went back to work earlier this week. By the time we met up for lunch with our friends, Lauren and James, not […]

January 7, 2018

Vegan fast food @ Fressh


Cafes, Review

A new vegan cafe, Fressh, has popped up next to Tilt and it serves really good fast food. Nope, I didn’t think I’d be saying that anytime soon either, but here we are. Fressh offers plant-based food in the heart of the city centre, and joins the growing list of vegan-friendly venues (such as Natural Healthy […]

December 21, 2017

Getting festively plump @ Original Patty Men


restaurants, Review

Realising it was just two weeks until Christmas, and struggling to feel remotely festive, the latest Original Patty Men special couldn’t have come at a better time. What better way to get into the spirit than with a burger covered in sprouts, eh? I saw the Everyday I’m Brusselin (£9.50) on the OPM twitter page […]

December 13, 2017

Filthy good burgers @ The Meat Shack


restaurants, Review

Confession time: I’ve only just lost my The Meat Shack virginity. I know, I know; how is that possible for such a vocal burger monster? Despite being woefully behind the times (soz guys) I finally made it to the latest DDC offering to set up shop, and I can tell you it’s worth the hype – […]

November 11, 2017