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 


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

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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

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Pirlos Dessert Lounge’s first birthday party

This week saw pudding master Pirlos Dessert Lounge celebrate its first birthday, and I was lucky enough to be invited by the kind folk at Delicious PR to the blogger birthday bash at the popular Digbeth restaurant.  This unique establishment is designed to seriously indulge sugar fiends and has an extensive menu of sweet treats… Continue reading Pirlos Dessert Lounge’s first birthday party