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Category Archive: restaurants

#GBTour – Chase Distillery at The High Field

I like gin and I’m very glad it’s currently having a revival. It’s a curious spirit, being made from another (vodka, if you didn’t know) and steeped with a variety of botanicals. So… Continue reading

Bourbon meets The Bulls Head

Davenports. that’s a name a lot of Brummies will remember (and a hell of a lot wont…). For nearly two centuries until the late 1980’s Davenports was the brewery of Birmingham, just off… Continue reading

Feliz Segundo Aniversario! Brummie Gourmand is 2!

It’s hard to believe it’s been TWO YEARS since my first post. I gave an update on what the first year had held so I thought I’d give you an update on Year 2!… Continue reading

The Spring Menu has sprung at Cheval Blanc

If you’ve not read my previous post about Cheval Blanc, you may not know they’re a little bit obsessed with wine and pairing it with great food. So when I was invited to… Continue reading

BrumGoesLon Part 2 – The Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch, London

Firstly, apologies for being away for a month. A few things outside of the blog got in the way but regular service has been resumed now! At the end of last month, Wifey and I took a trip down to the big smoke for a few days for geeky pursuits (more on that side will […]

BrumGoesLon Part 1 – Pizza Pilgrims, Shoreditch, London

Firstly, apologies for being away for a month. A few things outside of the blog got in the way but regular service has been resumed now! At the end of last month, Wifey… Continue reading

Is it Gr8? – Otto Pizza

Next door to Eight Foot Grocer, founded by Chris James, there’s been a bit of activity. First, Chris diversified into The Pop Up Taco Shop (whilst waiting for planning permission). Now Otto Pizza has… Continue reading

Mussels of Moseley at Cheval Blanc

Coming from the creative minds behind The Humble Pub Co, owners of The Prince of Wales, The British Oak and next door neighbours The Dark Horse, Cheval Blanc comes with an estimable pedigree.… Continue reading

New Menu at El Borracho de Oro

I was invited by Emma Yufera-Ruiz of El Borracho de Oro to go an sample some of her amazing Tapas as part of their menu relaunch, unfortunately I couldn’t make it so instead George Elsmere… Continue reading

Whisky meets Wok – Tasting Evening at Chung Ying Central

Regular readers would know I visited Chung Ying Central recently (and thoroughly enjoyed the experience too!). So when I was invited to return for a Whisky and Chinese food pairing along with Joe Ellis… Continue reading

#BloggersBites at Chung Ying Central

As it’s Chinese New Year tomorrow, it’s only fitting that I write about a visit to the CBD’s Chung Ying Central, fast becoming a darling of Colmore Row. Since opening in early 2014,… Continue reading

Tom’s New Post at the Mailbox

Tom’s Kitchen has four locations in London already, another in Istanbul and one soon in Dubai. He’s finally branching out further up north to the newly refurbished Mailbox. They had the soft launch… Continue reading

Autumnal Comfort at Ju Ju’s Cafe

First off, I must apologise to Ju Ju’s. Wifey and I have been living near Canal Square for 6 years now and we’ve had a fair few visits, including a decent amount of… Continue reading

Brunching out at Chez Mal Brasserie, Malmaison Birmingham

Chez Mal is no stranger to Wifey and I, we’ve enjoyed a few brunches with family in the past. When we were invited to go and try it out, how could we say no.… Continue reading

Game, Set & Match at The British Oak

If you weren’t aware, Stirchley has had a bit of a revitalisation in the food world. Loaf has been leading the way to change up the run of traditional Balti houses. More recently, The British… Continue reading

Megashake-it-off at Cafe Opus

Wifey and I are not strangers to Cafe Opus housed in the Ikon Gallery, located conveniently off Broad Street in Oozells Square, Brindleyplace. It’s a favourite for a spot of breakfast or a… Continue reading

Open House at Itihaas

Birmingham is well known for a curry, being the inventors of the Balti. There is a growing trend, however, for a more sophisticated curry, away from the usual experience, for those with a… Continue reading

Sunday Best at The Almanack Kenilworth

A few weekends ago, Wifey and I swapped out Birmingham for somewhere a little different. Kenilworth is just over 20 miles drive or a train ride away from Birmingham. It’s a great destination… Continue reading

Choc-A-Block at Colmore Food Festival

Has it really been a year since the last food festival? Time flies fast in the second city! The Colmore Food Festival is one of the highlights of Wifey and I’s year. Bringing… Continue reading

Bonjour to Le Bistrot Pierre!

Le Bistrot Pierre has been in place over a month. Nestling into the canalside between The Cube and Brindleyplace, it seems to have settled in nicely.   Wifey and I went to the… Continue reading