Steak club @ Bar + Block

After a brilliant, but incredibly busy, weekend I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself at the start of last week. Don't get me wrong, most of it was self inflicted (my hen do was epic; I thought I was dying until Wednesday) but I was most definitely in need of a post-weekend pick… Continue reading Steak club @ Bar + Block

Ramblings, Review

A spicy lunch and Siamais revisited

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. I sort of… Continue reading A spicy lunch and Siamais revisited

Events, Ramblings

Las Iguanas launches new Birmingham city centre restaurant 

The end of August saw the opening of a new branch of Las Iguanas in Birmingham city centre, and I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch party. Located on Temple Street - in the long time empty space once occupied by the permanently closed Temple Street Social - the latest Las Iguanas… Continue reading Las Iguanas launches new Birmingham city centre restaurant 

Events, Review

The Canal House opening party 

Last week saw the official launch of The Canal House on Bridge Street, and to celebrate a party was held to mark the occasion. Over recent months the former James Brindley pub has been transformed in to The Canal House; a sizeable city centre bar and restaurant overlooking Gas Street Basin. New World Trading Company… Continue reading The Canal House opening party 


Summer menu tasting @ Cosy Club

July saw the launch of a summer menu at Cosy Club so I went along to sample some of the new dishes available alongside a few cocktails. For those unfamiliar with this bar come restaurant, it's an eclectic mix of plush furnishing, peculiar paintings, and over the top decor. It manages to feel like a vintage boutique-esq… Continue reading Summer menu tasting @ Cosy Club


Christmas in July @ Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill

A few weeks ago an invite arrived in my inbox to visit Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill on Level 25 of The Cube. The reason? Christmas.. obviously. Despite being July, and about 25 degrees on the day I got the email, the invitation was to come to Chez Marco for a summer lunch… Continue reading Christmas in July @ Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill


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