Elegant pub grub @ The White Swan, Edgbaston

I must confess I don't visit Edgbaston half as much as I should, a realisation I had confirmed during a recent visit to The White Swan, set just off Harborne Road. An upmarket pub that's brimming with character, The White Swan manages to be both stylish and homely, thanks in part to the extensive refurbishment… Continue reading Elegant pub grub @ The White Swan, Edgbaston


Hotel Chocolat opens Birmingham cafe bar 

Chocolate fans - I have something for you! Have you heard a new cafe bar has opened in the city centre promising plenty of the sweet stuff as well as cocoa infused booze? Yes, really. Hotel Chocolat has opened a luxury chocolate bar on New Street with an in-house cafe serving up drinks featuring (a… Continue reading Hotel Chocolat opens Birmingham cafe bar 


Foodie finds @ Birmingham German Market

Grab your thermals and stuff your wallets with dosh - the annual Christmas market has rolled into Brum once again. Whether you love it or hate it - it’s like festive Marmite for locals - the annual Birmingham German Market is a hugely popular part of the city’s social calendar. Here even earlier than usual (it’s… Continue reading Foodie finds @ Birmingham German Market

Events, Review

A Taste of Vietnam @ Circle Restaurant, Birmingham Hippodrome 

There are some evenings that you just know are going to stay with you for a long time, and on Thursday I was lucky enough to have one such night. Having been invited by Brum Bloggers to enjoy dinner and a performance of Miss Saigon at The Hippodrome, to say I was excited was an… Continue reading A Taste of Vietnam @ Circle Restaurant, Birmingham Hippodrome 


Vietnamese street food @ Pho

I've written before about my love affair with Pho - check it out - located in the food court area of Grand Central. Once you get over the fact that there's always a queue (and in winter it's ruddy freezing) it's a great spot for a steaming bowl of noodle soup or one of the other Vietnamese inspired… Continue reading Vietnamese street food @ Pho


Birthday wish list

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this (lol) but it's my birthday soon *fires glitter canon* so I've been thinking about what I could ask for, in terms of presents.  I drive my other half to disappear by always answering the annual "what do you want for your birthday?" question with, "I don't know/anything/I don't need… Continue reading Birthday wish list