Independent Birmingham Festival @ Aston Hall


Events, Pop ups

I can’t remember how many food/drink festivals I’ve been to in the last month, but I can tell you my jeans don’t fit anymore. Last but by no means least for July’s overindulgence was Independent Birmingham Festival, at the charming Aston Hall. As you can see from the photos, this place is just awful. Not […]

July 25, 2018

Where to eat in Birmingham for Chinese New Year


Ramblings, restaurants

庆祝. Chinese New Year is upon us today (16th February) and across Birmingham you’ll likely find restaurants celebrating as they enter the year of the dog. With colourful and vibrant Chinese New Year parties being thrown and oodles of noodles to slurp, there’s never been a better day to visit some of the best places […]

February 16, 2018

Thai food @ Sabai Sabai, City Centre


restaurants, Review

I have a longstanding love affair with Asian cuisine and more specifically Thai food; this stems from my university days in Leicester. I had naff all money to my name at 19 – largely due to a fondness for snakebite and Lambert & Butler – but whatever I could rustle up from my part time […]

January 27, 2018

Extra day added to Digbeth Dining Club


Pop ups, Ramblings

Rejoice, fans of street food. The almighty Digbeth Dining Club has added an extra day to its weekly run. Happy new year! When the popular Birmingham street food destination reopens at Spotlight towards the end of January, you’ll now find your favourite vendors (plus some new ones) trading from Thursday through to Saturday. Remaining at […]

January 10, 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

Post holiday pick me up @ Wagamama, New Street  


Review

Thank god for wagamama. Getting back from a sunshine break often leads to a case of holiday blues; returning from a dream honeymoon is next level torture. Having spent the past two weeks in nothing less than 25 degree sun surrounded by cocktails and gorgeous food to say I was gutted about getting back to […]

November 1, 2017

A spicy lunch and Siamais revisited


restaurants, Review

Sometimes you stumble upon a restaurant and it just makes your heart a little happier, don’t you think? It’s rare but wonderful; you’ve never heard of a place and then all of a sudden you’ve been back ten times and tried half the menu. For me, that restaurant seems to be Siamais brindleyplace. I sort […]

September 7, 2017