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

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

Review

Wholesome food and an adaptable menu @ The Rustic Cafe 

When you think of the best places for brunch in Birmingham you would be forgiven for not giving the crossroads by Lidl in the Spring Road area of Acocks Green much thought. Hardly known for its chic eateries, the area is largely ignored by foodies - ordinarily for good reason. I know when I usually… Continue reading Wholesome food and an adaptable menu @ The Rustic Cafe 

Events

Photos from Colmore Row Food Festival

This weekend saw the welcome return of Colmore Row Food Festival; celebrating and showcasing the best restaurants, bars, cafes and bistros this fab part of Brum has to offer. The two-day event - which annually takes over Victoria Square - took place over the 30th June and 1st July, and featured stalls from some of the most popular… Continue reading Photos from Colmore Row Food Festival

Events, Review

Summer menu tasting @ Marmalade

One of the best things about 'working from home' is that I'm not confined to an office, and I often take my laptop to random locations around the city to work remotely. I enjoy being able to change my working environment on a daily basis, although I must confess I do have some favourite go-to… Continue reading Summer menu tasting @ Marmalade

Ramblings, Review

A fizzy afternoon tea @ AC Hotel Birmingham, Mailbox 

There's something quite special about afternoon tea, in my opinion. I'm a big fan of getting together with friends or family to share food and enjoy a more intimate dining experience. I know it's a little bit fussy and old fashioned to some, but I enjoy the cuteness of it all. I especially enjoy a… Continue reading A fizzy afternoon tea @ AC Hotel Birmingham, Mailbox 

Ramblings, Review

French toast & happy vibes @ Home Is Where

I found Home Is Where by accident when I was recently visiting Hotel Du Vin. After my massage last week I clocked the cafe in all its white vintagy glory as I left, and decided to diary a visit to the cute looking eatery. I managed to find an hour spare recently so popped in… Continue reading French toast & happy vibes @ Home Is Where

Ramblings

Discovering the Edwardian Tearooms @ Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 

Like most Brummies I'm guilty of often overlooking some of the best parts of our city, especially some of the touristy locations. Whenever I bring anyone new to our fair city they usual ask to see the Museum & Art Gallery - mainly because it's bloody enormous and it has actual real-life mummies. There's not… Continue reading Discovering the Edwardian Tearooms @ Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 

Ramblings, Review

Breakfast meetings and Urban revisited 

It's been a funny old week, with absolutely loads going on at work and a busy week socially. During the last seven days I've had various meetings and on many occasions haven't had time to grab myself breakfast (woe is me) so I was really pleased when one of my early morning meetings in the… Continue reading Breakfast meetings and Urban revisited