Spicy surprises @ Indian Brewery, Snow Hill


restaurants, Review

I can’t remember how long I’ve actually been waiting to try the food at Indian Brewery, but suffice to say it’s been a ruddy long time. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to (Indian Brewery has already gained a solid reputation for its tasty grub) but everyone’s banged on about it so much I was […]

February 19, 2018

Relaxed lunches @ Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston


Cafes, Review

I first visited Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston back in July, on a not-very-warm-at-all summer’s day. I was impressed by the high ceilings and changing aesthetics as you moved from room to room; the food wasn’t bad either. Fast forward 7 months and I found myself back at Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston (on the whispers of some […]

February 17, 2018

Tapas with a warm welcome @ Amantia


restaurants, Review

The last time I visited Amantia it was the launch night. It rained so heavily that by the time I got to Bennetts Hill from Digbeth I half expected Pennywise to greet me with a red balloon. Alas it was PJ from Big Brother holding a bowl of paella, but same difference. The venue Making […]

February 7, 2018

Recipe: Spinach Tarka Dhal


Recipe

I haven’t shared any home cooking for a while, mainly because I’ve been out more than the cat over the last few months. I’ve been eating and drinking out pretty much constantly since we got married in October, but now it’s January (and my clothes no longer fit me) I thought I’d make an effort […]

January 5, 2018

Indian street food @ Mowgli, Grand Central 


restaurants, Review

I first discovered the joy of Mowgli one rainy evening in Manchester earlier this year. An enjoyable experience, I was won over by the pretty interior and wholesome flavours, so when the Birmingham branch opened in October my fond memories made a visit inevitable. Grabbing some foodie friends for a post-wedding debrief, we headed to Grand […]

November 9, 2017

American comfort food @ The Smoke Haus


restaurants, Review

Have you visited The Smoke Haus Brindleyplace yet? It’s no secret I love comfort food. From loaded burgers and footlong hotdogs to gooey mac n cheese; I’m all about the stodge. My waistline doesn’t thank me for this love affair, of course, but my stomach is usually quite grateful, and frankly I listen to that […]

August 13, 2017

Vietnamese street food @ Pho Birmingham


restaurants, Review

I’ve written before about my love affair with Pho Birmingham – 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 […]

July 22, 2017

7 hour chicken madras


Recipe

One thing you know about me, if you’ve ever met me in real life, is that I absolutely love Indian food; more specifically I like spicy Indian food.  Before I met my dear fiance and I was a single lady, my idea of a great night wasn’t going on dates to posh restaurants, but ordering […]

May 8, 2017

Posh kebabs and all the hot sauce


Pop ups, Review

Yesterday saw the first of the 2017 seasonal markets pop up in Birmingham. Found in The Bond in Digbeth, the canal-side setting is a gorgeous hidden gem and just 10 minutes walk from the city centre. The spring sunshine made for a busy event, with hundreds of foodie friends and families spending the day mooching […]

April 23, 2017