Pub grub @ The Shakespeare Inn, Temple Street


Bars & Pubs, Review

The last time I visited The Shakespeare Inn I was 2am smashed at lunchtime. From what I remembered, most of the other people in there were too, so I didn’t roll up to my latest visit expecting an awful lot. That says much more about me than The Shakespeare Inn, I realise. My recent experience of […]

May 9, 2018

Coffee and breakfast @ Quarter Horse Coffee, Southside


Cafes, Review

I’d been meaning to revisit Quarter Horse Coffee for a while, having repeatedly come across its roasts at various cafes across Brum, including Kanteen. The cafe itself, located on Bristol Street, is a light and airy space with wooden furniture and white washed walls. Decoration is kept to a minimum but the place feels inviting […]

May 6, 2018

Mediterranean dining @ Don Diego, Edgbaston


restaurants, Review

The Husband and I recently visited Don Diego in Edgbaston for the first time, for a double date with fellow food lover George and her fiancé, Dave. I had actually been meaning to try the food at Don Diego for a while, having seen some lovely looking dishes flying around on social media. I can […]

May 4, 2018

Tapas and small plates @ Scott’s of Harborne, Harborne


Cafes, Review

While Scott’s of Harborne has been making a name for itself as a brunch hotspot, it’s the tapas and small plates that have been on my radar. Last month, on a soul-lifting sunny afternoon, I visited Scott’s of Harborne with some friends in search of a casual bite to eat. A beautiful little cafe on […]

May 1, 2018

Hearty roast dinners @ The Red Lion, Hockley


Bars & Pubs, Review

I first visited The Red Lion one sunny Saturday last summer during a particularly awful bout of hangryitis. My husband (then fiancé) and I sat in the beer garden and tried some of the small plates, but vowed to return to try their famous roast dinners we kept hearing so much about. Fast forward (an […]

April 29, 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

Spring Market Cheese Festival @ The Bond, Digbeth


Events, Pop ups

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before but I like cheese. I like cheese in all its glorious forms: melted, baked, sliced, diced. Whatever, if it involves fromage I want a slice. With that in mind, it was a given I’d end up at the Spring Market Cheese Festival at The Bond this weekend, […]

April 24, 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