Food Reviews

Check out our latest food reviews from Birmingham restaurants and bars.

Rebel Chicken, Pre – Lock Down Review

With Covid kicking off, we thought we’d duck out and get some chicken in as it may be out last chance for a while. We’d heard great… Read more »

The Bull’s Head Brum review

The Bull’s Head Brum review

Thinking of drinking on Broad Street always gives me a little shiver, it’s just not my thing and though I’m no bar snob, I’d always rather opt… Read more »

The Indian Streatery Express review

The Indian Streatery Express review

I arrived a little early and figured (and hoped) the Streatery had a license as I really fancied a beer before eating. Lucky for me they had… Read more »

The Head of Steam menu review

The Head of Steam menu review

Prior to last week, my only taste of any food at The Head of Steam on Temple Street was a bit of pizza at my Christmas gathering,… Read more »

Digbrew – Dough Pizza review

Digbrew – Dough Pizza review

Dig Brew Co. exists within a converted factory unit, which houses large vats full of delicious craft beer, served to thirsty punters from a full length bar… Read more »

Rainbow food feasts at the Plough by Rhiannon Simpson

Rainbow food feasts at the Plough by Rhiannon Simpson

I am ashamed to say as an adopted Brummie, finding me laying my roots here for the last 18 years but I had never been to The… Read more »

Rico Libre tapas review by Rachael Butler

Rico Libre tapas review by Rachael Butler

It has been quite some time since I visited the Custard Factory in Birmingham, in-fact the last time was many years ago when I was with a… Read more »

The Ruin Sunday Roast review

The Ruin Sunday Roast review

I have been a big fan of The Ruin in Digbeth since it re-opened as a pub back in 2016. The present building originally opened as a… Read more »

Saint Pauls House all-day menu review

Saint Pauls House all-day menu review

The St Paul’s and Jewellery Quarter district of Birmingham have always offered a more subdued eating experience than one usually encounters in the nearby busy city centre,… Read more »

The Indian Streatery Bennetts Hill evening menu review

The Indian Streatery Bennetts Hill evening menu review

Last Friday, myself and a friend decided to dine out at local favourite, The Indian Streatery, on Bennett’s Hill in the city centre. This was my fourth… Read more »

Gintleman Gin Masterclass review at Selfridges

Gintleman Gin Masterclass review at Selfridges

Last week I attended a night of informative and fun, Gin themed entertainment hosted by the Midlands leading Gin raconteur ‘The Gintleman’ aka Carl Hawkins. Whilst Carl’s… Read more »

Raja Monkey Indian restaurant and takeaway review

Raja Monkey Indian restaurant and takeaway review

I have been looking forward to sampling Raja Monkey for some time. My biggest obstacle has been its location in Hall Green, which I always assumed was… Read more »

Buffalo & Rye new menu review 2019

Buffalo & Rye new menu review 2019

Bennett’s Hill favourite, Buffalo & Rye, has a new menu so myself and two friends decided to hop along and try it out last week. This American… Read more »

Marmalade at The Birmingham REP review

Marmalade at The Birmingham REP review

Marmalade has set itself up as an easy choice for diners before events at the Rep, ICC and other surrounding venues. It delivers a satisfying pre-theatre experience… Read more »

Asia Asia Food Hall Review

Asia Asia Food Hall Review

A recent visit to Asia Asia food Hall was a real treat and one that I was looking forward to after their bloggers banquet which I attended… Read more »

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

Birmingham has its fair share of Indian Restaurants, Desi Pubs and Baltis. In fact, it’s claimed the humble Balti was invented here, or at least made popular… Read more »

Beer Central Festival Review

Beer Central Festival Review

The first weekend in July saw the Beer Central Festival roll into Digbeth and I was invited to attend and check out the show, and what a… Read more »

Stable Vegan Night review by Lou Woodley

Stable Vegan Night review by Lou Woodley

I was very excited to learn that The Stable, already a prime favourite vegan hotspot, were launching a brand new Vegan night every first Monday of the… Read more »

The BBC Good Food Show Summer 2019 review

The BBC Good Food Show Summer 2019 review

The BBC Good Food Show Summer returned to the NEC in Birmingham Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 June for four days, packed with the latest products and trends,… Read more »

The Stable Pizza Making review!

The Stable Pizza Making review!

The Stable Birmingham opened its doors in 2015, serving delicious pizza and cider in the heart of the city. What started out as a small scale pizza… Read more »

The Ruin Review by Daisy Andrews

The Ruin Review by Daisy Andrews

Two years ago I went on holiday to Budapest and visited Szimpla Kert, the most popular Ruin Bar in Budapest. I absolutely adored it and therefore, I… Read more »

Rebel Chicken 1st Birthday Review

Rebel Chicken 1st Birthday Review

I cannot believe a year has passed since the Rebel Chicken first opened its doors. Last Saturday was a great opportunity to head down, check out the… Read more »

Asia Asia Banquet Review

Asia Asia Banquet Review

My recent invitation to sample the delights of Asia Asia in Birmingham’s China Town was met with great interest as I had already sampled some delicious noodles… Read more »

Lasan Review by Ollie Lloyd

It’s been a few years since my first visit to Lasan, tucked down James Street, a stones throw from St Paul’s Square. Upon entering the restaurant I… Read more »

TAPS Beer Festival Review

TAPS Beer Festival Review

The afternoon of Saturday 30th March, I decided to take a trip to TAPS Beer Festival which was taking shape at the recently refurbished Custard Factory Hall… Read more »

Hyatt Regency – Aria Restaurant Review

Hyatt Regency – Aria Restaurant Review

A recent invitation to sample the Hyatt Regency’s Aria restaurant new Spring menu, was greeted with intrigue, particularly as I had enjoyed my last visit to their… Read more »

Wing Wah review by Zoe Hornby-Walsh

Wing Wah review by Zoe Hornby-Walsh

Having relocated its restaurant to the Chinese Quarter in Birmingham’s City Centre, you wouldn’t have known what you were about to walk into. Walking down a very… Read more »

Laghi’s deli review by Rhiannon Simpson

I’ve had the joy of dog sitting this last week, an absolute gem of a Labrador. Not wanting my new 4 legged side kick Juno to get… Read more »

A Night of Food & Drink in the Jewellery Quarter by Ollie ‘Yardbird’ Lloyd.

A Night of Food & Drink in the Jewellery Quarter by Ollie ‘Yardbird’ Lloyd.

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter may be known for its gold, silver and stones, yet since the licensed renaissance of the area a few years ago, there are many… Read more »

Bodega Cantina review by Rhiannon Simpson

Bodega Cantina review by Rhiannon Simpson

A cold January night made all the more bright with a colourful trip to Bodega. Bodega has stood the test of time and still delights. Its fine… Read more »

Arch 13 Toastie & Wine review by Zoe Walsh

Arch 13 Toastie & Wine review by Zoe Walsh

Arch 13 will have you melting for more. Their latest toastie offer, paired with one of their finest wines, will have you counting the clock until your… Read more »

A movement that can’t be ignored – The Best Vegan Cuisine in Birmingham

Christmas over indulgence true to you? Vegetarian but considering vegan? Embarking on Veganuary for a challenge? As the fastest growing food movement in the world, restaurants are… Read more »

The Gentleman & Scholar Pub Menu Review

The Gentleman & Scholar Pub Menu Review

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to sample the food at the Gentleman & Scholar Pub inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Guests can enjoy a… Read more »

All Greek Street Food review by Ollie Lloyd

All Greek Street Food review by Ollie Lloyd

Tucked down Stephenson Street just by the Grand Central Station mirrored ‘eye’ entrance is a little food outlet that has brought authentic Greek kebabs to another level…. Read more »

Ocho Tapas Review by Ollie Lloyd

Ocho Tapas Review by Ollie Lloyd

We all need tapas in our lives, so when I was invited to the launch of Ocho in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, my brain and belly did a… Read more »

Aluna restaurant review by Rhiannon Simpson

A golden Tuesday autumn evening had us delighting in the new menu launch at Aluna restaurant in the Mail Box. Arriving as the sun began to glisten… Read more »

The Pint Shop Food & Drink Review

The Pint Shop Food & Drink Review

When I heard there was yet another bar to open, top of Bennett’s Hill, off New Street, I immediately thought large chain, commercial, cheesy decor and somewhere… Read more »

The Rebel Chicken review

The Rebel Chicken review

For the last few weeks, I have been dreaming of a chicken burger. Don’t ask me why.. not something I normally crave, but it was there, lodged… Read more »

Akamba – A hidden gem in Shirley

As we wave a super summer goodbye, autumn is truly beginning to tickle and that was the case the Saturday evening we visited Akamba. As we entered… Read more »

The Jailbird Cocktail Masterclass Review

The Jailbird Cocktail Masterclass Review

The Jailbird is Birmingham’s New York seafood & steak restaurant and cocktail lounge. Situated facing onto the beautiful Victoria Square, this cool establishment is the latest offering… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club Review June 2018

Digbeth Dining Club Review June 2018

For those that don’t know, Digbeth Dining Club is a shining light, flying the Brummie ‘Forward’ flag every Thursday, Friday and Saturday across a complex of four individually… Read more »

Plough Boca Grande Taqueria Summer Pop Up review

Plough Boca Grande Taqueria Summer Pop Up review

The Plough in Harborne has always been inventive with their food and drink offerings, and last summer saw the launch of their Boca Grande Tacos summer pop-up… Read more »

Cocktail evening inspired by Studio Ghibli review

Cocktail evening inspired by Studio Ghibli review

What I love about this job, is quite simply it continues to expand my mind and knowledge of food, drink and culture, whilst meeting some fascinating people… Read more »

Digbeth Dining and Cafe Colette’s Sundown Club

Digbeth Dining and Cafe Colette’s Sundown Club

Situated within Birmingham’s creative quarter, it’s no wonder that Digbeth Dining Club offers a unique experience- perfect for the foodies amongst you. Arguably one of the coolest… Read more »

The Indian Streatery review by Lou Woodley

The Indian Streatery review by Lou Woodley

Myself and a friend were recently invited to review The Indian Streatery on Bennett’s Hill in Birmingham city centre. It was a busy Wednesday evening. We were… Read more »

Indico Indian street kitchen review

Indico Indian street kitchen review

I’ve passed Parkgate Shopping Centre, Stratford Rd, Shirley many times and until now, I’ve only seen it as an inconvenience, as I always end up in the lane… Read more »

Natural Healthy Foods review by Kristin Guzder

With a 360% increase in British people adopting plant-based eating in the last decade it is undeniable that the life style choice is becoming increasingly mainstream. While… Read more »

Fressh Vegan Eatery review

Fressh Vegan Eatery review

I’d heard so many great things about Fressh, a plant-based food haven for veggies and vegans alike. Therefore, I was more than excited to go and try… Read more »

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Being a foodie with dietary requirements, on some occasions, can; be a bane of one’s social life. However, the China Quarter in Birmingham is a food haven… Read more »

Low N Slow’s El Borracho Kitchen Takeover review

Low N Slow’s El Borracho Kitchen Takeover review

Part two of my Sunday pop-up tour, took me to the exquisite surroundings of Emma-Louise Yufera’s ‘El Borracho de Oro, Tapas and Wine Bar’ in Edgbaston. The… Read more »

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