Ramblings, Review

Healthy lunch choices @ Pho, Grand Central

Whilst it's lovely to eat a big juicy burger or a cheese laden pizza (obviously) sometimes I want a nice healthy lunch. This in principle sounds extremely simple, however finding places in Birmingham city centre that offer interesting, tasty and satisfying healthy lunches can actually be a little bit more trickier than you first imagine. … Continue reading Healthy lunch choices @ Pho, Grand Central

Events, Review

A laid back Indian dining experience @ Tamatanga  

If like me you've been walking past the colourful boards hiding Tamatanga for the last month (and been dying to get inside) this week I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek.  The latest 'Indian streetfood' style restaurant to pop up in Birmingham city centre, Tamatanga is the new sibling of the award-winning restaurant… Continue reading A laid back Indian dining experience @ Tamatanga  

Review

Simple Italian dining @ Del Villaggio

I've never been the biggest fan of Broad Street, and until my boyfriend and I became Unlimited members of Cineworld (at the Five Ways end of the street) a few years ago I'd not spent much time in that area of the city. In my mind the strip of bars and takeaways is more suited… Continue reading Simple Italian dining @ Del Villaggio

Ramblings, Review

A spicy lunch and Siamais revisited

Sometimes you stumble upon a restaurant and it just makes your heart a little happier, don't you think? It's rare but wonderful; you've never heard of a place and then all of a sudden you've been back ten times and tried half the menu. For me, that restaurant seems to be Siamais. I sort of… Continue reading A spicy lunch and Siamais revisited

Events, Ramblings

Las Iguanas launches new Birmingham city centre restaurant 

The end of August saw the opening of a new branch of Las Iguanas in Birmingham city centre, and I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch party. Located on Temple Street - in the long time empty space once occupied by the permanently closed Temple Street Social - the latest Las Iguanas… Continue reading Las Iguanas launches new Birmingham city centre restaurant 

Events

Nosh and Quaff hosts party to launch New Yorker Beer

Last week I returned to the land of dirty ribs and lobster love, Nosh and Quaff, to celebrate the launch of a brand new beer now available at the bar and restaurant.  The event saw the introduction of New Yorker Beer, a bottled lager which is already available across the world. Marketed as 'a beer… Continue reading Nosh and Quaff hosts party to launch New Yorker Beer

Review

Healthy lunch @ Coffee Tales

I've loved the Jewellery Quarter since my days in marketing when I first left university and moved to this wonderful city. There's quite a vibrant food and drink scene now compared to when I worked in The Big Peg many moons ago, and I've recently decided to make more effort to venture over this side… Continue reading Healthy lunch @ Coffee Tales

Events, Review

The Canal House opening party 

Last week saw the official launch of The Canal House on Bridge Street, and to celebrate a party was held to mark the occasion. Over recent months the former James Brindley pub has been transformed in to The Canal House; a sizeable city centre bar and restaurant overlooking Gas Street Basin. New World Trading Company… Continue reading The Canal House opening party 

Review

American comfort food @ The Smoke Haus

It's no secret I love comfort food. From loaded burgers and footlong hotdogs to gooey mac n cheese; I'm all about the stodge. My waistline doesn't thank me for this love affair, of course, but my stomach is usually quite grateful, and frankly I listen to that more than my skinny jeans anyway. For that… Continue reading American comfort food @ The Smoke Haus

Events

Cocktails and pampering @ Malmaison 

As you know I get married in just two months, so I've been busy booking my pre-wedding beautification. Being the lazy tomboy I am, I require some serious sprucing prior to getting hitched, so I've got a whole 4 hours of exfoliation, massages, manicures and pedicures (and a fizzy lunch, obviously) planned at Hotel du… Continue reading Cocktails and pampering @ Malmaison