Italian dining @ Cucina Rustica

Leafy and picturesque, St Paul’s Square is slowly but surely becoming one of my favourite spots in the city. Nestled below the bustling streets of the Jewellery Quarter, this small but vibrant part of Birmingham becomes a hive of activity come the weekend; largely thanks to the array of independent bars and restaurants scattered around… Continue reading Italian dining @ Cucina Rustica


Simple Italian dining @ Del Villaggio

I've never been the biggest fan of Broad Street, and until my boyfriend and I became Unlimited members of Cineworld (at the Five Ways end of the street) a few years ago I'd not spent much time in that area of the city. In my mind the strip of bars and takeaways is more suited… Continue reading Simple Italian dining @ Del Villaggio


Italian dining at @ The Horseshoe Bar and Restaurant

I've lived in a few areas of Birmingham since I moved here way back 2006. Initially I lorded it up in a nice flat right next to Brindleyplace but, when my post-uni 'champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget' ways caught up with me, I moved a few miles up the road where the houses were… Continue reading Italian dining at @ The Horseshoe Bar and Restaurant


Place your bets: The Restaurant, Broadway Casino 

I've never been much of a gambler, but when we visited Las Vegas (and subsequently booked our wedding!) in October last year I got quite a taste for Blackjack. With our forthcoming nuptials in Sin City at the forefront of mind, I was delighted to be invited to Broadway Casino to check out their Italian… Continue reading Place your bets: The Restaurant, Broadway Casino 


Chilli crab linguini  

Hands up who loves pasta.. *watches every arm in the Western World spring up* Of course you do! It's comforting, super-filling and is (usually) ridiculously easy to cook. Granted, without lashings of a tasty sauce your humble spaghetti doesn't exactly ring all the taste alarms BUT I've recently been shown an easy way to get… Continue reading Chilli crab linguini