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

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

Weekend brunch at @ Natural Healthy Foods


Cafes, restaurants, Review

Have you tried the brunch menu at Natural Healthy Foods yet? Brunch is my third favourite word, after cheese and sleep. I like that it usually involves stupidly large portions and combines various ingredients that people would otherwise frown upon you eating before noon. Like most people I’ve got some favourite spots strewn across our […]

December 17, 2017

Sunday dinner @ The Dark Horse, Moseley 


Bars & Pubs, Review

New just in: The Dark Horse in Moseley does a ruddy good roast dinner Okay, so it’s fair to say over the years I have been quite the creature of habit when it comes to roast dinners. I’ll tell anyone that will listen about the massive Sunday dinners available for under £9 at The Sun […]

November 12, 2017

Healthy lunch choices @ Pho Grand Central


restaurants, Review

Have you tried Pho Grand Central yet? Whilst it’s lovely to eat a big juicy burger or a cheese laden pizza (obviously) sometimes I want a nice healthy lunch. This in principle sounds extremely simple, however finding places in Birmingham city centre that offer interesting, tasty and satisfying healthy lunches can actually be a little […]

October 9, 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

Bloggers Banquet @ Chung Ying Garden 


Events, restaurants

I have a confession: before the Blogger Banquet event recently I hadn’t actually eaten at Chung Ying Garden.  I’ve walked past it a million times over the years as I’ve trundled through China Town, (usually on my way to Nightingales after too many adult lemonades) but had never made it through the bright red doors. […]

August 3, 2017

Sunshine and salads @ Fazeley Social


Cafes, Review

Why I love Fazeley Social in Digbeth Located about 5 minutes walk from the Custard Factory and 10 minutes from Moor St Station, Fazeley Social is part of the Fazeley Studios creative hub. The small Floodgate Street entrance could be easy to miss but once inside the food smells hit you and you realise you’ve […]

May 24, 2017

Crustless bacon and vegetable quiche


Recipe

Sometimes I like to eat healthy food. Sometimes I like to eat healthy food that tastes like it’s probably bad for you; fake fatty food, I call it.  When you’re trying to be a bit more healthy it can be hard to choose lunches – especially ones on the go. You need something that can […]

April 10, 2017

What’s the story, morning glory?


Ramblings

I don’t know about you but I’m a big fan of Pho, the Vietnamese-inspired restaurant that opened last year in Grand Central. It’s an ideal spot for a quick bite to eat with friends, or as a solo dining experience before or after catching a train at New Street station.  Having always been a huge […]

April 3, 2017