El Borracho de Oro pop up @ 1000 Trades

Pop ups, Review

A new month brings a new pop up to 1000 Trades, and I can’t deny I was absolutely buzzing to find out it was El Borracho de Oro taking over the kitchen. Led by El Borracho de Oro’s head honcho (and absolute gem) Emma-Louise Yufera, I was hoping for big Spanish flavours and some bespoke […]

March 8, 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 […]

March 7, 2018

Tapas and small plates @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox

restaurants, Review

Saturday lunch @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox I spent most of the period between Christmas and New Year eating fudge for breakfast and saying, ‘what day is?’ repeatedly to Ian; this continued until we went back to work earlier this week. By the time we met up for lunch with our friends, Lauren and James, not […]

January 7, 2018

Chilled tapas and great wine @ Pinchos

Bars & Pubs, Cafes, Review

Pinchos tapas bar opens in Birmingham, and it’s a love letter to Spain. The winding streets of Barcelona are a joy for food lovers, with rustic cafes and bars offering Spanish snacks nestled in every nook and cranny. I truly love that city, having been many times both as a solo traveller and with friends. […]

November 14, 2017

Summer menu tasting @ Cosy Club Birmingham

Bars & Pubs, restaurants, Review

July saw the launch of a summer menu at Cosy Club Birmingham 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 […]

August 7, 2017