Tapas and small plates @ Rico Libre, Digbeth


restaurants, Review

Recently I spent an evening at Rico Libre in Digbeth with some good friends. We laughed and gossiped, ate far too much and polished off a decent amount of wine for four women who all had work the next day. The coming together of friends over food is one of the reasons I enjoy tapas […]

May 31, 2018

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

Fish and chips @ Tasty Plaice, Grand Central


restaurants, Review

About 6 weeks ago I was moaning on Twitter about the lack of decent chippies in Birmingham city centre. As if by some chip-based magic, Tasty Plaice opened at Grand Central in April offering what it calls “probably the best fish and chips in the world.” That’s quite a bold statement, especially for a small […]

April 14, 2018

Simple springtime dining @ Chez Mal, Malmaison


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I personally couldn’t have been more elated to see the back of March. The endless snow flurries ruining plans and seemingly everyone being in a trans-seasonal funk, I was more than happy to welcome in April. My first food-based adventure of the month turned out to be Malmaison; a venue I’ve dined in several times, […]

April 13, 2018

Classic sushi @ Otoro, Birmingham Indoor Market


restaurants, Review

I stumbled upon Otoro Sushi one afternoon when I was buying some seafood from Birmingham Indoor Market. Yes, despite appearances (and my Instagram feed) occasionally I do cook for myself. Despite being slap bang in the middle of a indoor market that always has a fairly prolific smell of fish, Otoro was busy. And by […]

April 3, 2018