Relaxed lunches @ Boston Tea Party, Edgbaston


Cafes, Review

I first visited Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston back in July, on a not-very-warm-at-all summer’s day. I was impressed by the high ceilings and changing aesthetics as you moved from room to room; the food wasn’t bad either. Fast forward 7 months and I found myself back at Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston (on the whispers of some […]

February 17, 2018

Coffee and crepes @ Madeleine, The Cube


Cafes, Review

Last week, after a fairly eventful online transaction with Jessops, I finally got my hands on my new camera. On the advice of some friends I bought a Sony A5000 with the view that I could finally take some decent photos, most notably of edible things. Having set up my new piece of tech I […]

January 22, 2018

Winter warmers @ wagamama, New Street


restaurants, Review

I recently visited wagamama on New Street after a Christmas away from home. To say I was a snotty mess the day we travelled home from our northern Christmas was an understatement. Bundled up on a freezing train from Cleethorpes to Birmingham (via a detour to a fucking cold Sheffield) I sneezed, wheezed and coughed […]

January 2, 2018

Weekend brunch at @ Natural Healthy Foods


Cafes, restaurants, Review

Have you tried the brunch menu at Natural Healthy Foods yet? Brunch is my third favourite word, after cheese and sleep. I like that it usually involves stupidly large portions and combines various ingredients that people would otherwise frown upon you eating before noon. Like most people I’ve got some favourite spots strewn across our […]

December 17, 2017

Healthy lunch choices @ Pho Grand Central


restaurants, Review

Have you tried Pho Grand Central yet? 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 […]

October 9, 2017

Express lunch @ Bistro du Vin Birmingham


Hotels, restaurants, Review

If like me you’re a fan of Hotel du Vin, the new lunch concept it has rolled out might be up your street. Bistro du Vin is now offering an Express Lunch option for people looking for a delicious but fast lunchtime treat. Available 12-2pm Monday to Saturday, the new lunch concept launched at the […]

October 4, 2017

Kanteen opens in the Custard Factory


Cafes, Ramblings

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 […]

September 23, 2017

Healthy lunch @ Coffee Tales Jewellery Quarter


Cafes, Review

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 […]

August 18, 2017

A healthy feast @ Cherry Reds


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

I’m a big fan of Cherry Reds on John Bright Street, it has to be said. Cherry Reds on John Bright Street is a gem in Birmingham city centre. Many moons ago, when I worked next to the Mailbox, I used the (then largely derelict) area as a short cut from New Street to the […]

June 8, 2017