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Events, Food, Restaurants

1580, Birmingham. Brum Bloggers Meet Up

Brum Bloggers have the best meet ups, it’s official. A few weeks ago, we set off on an epic trek across Birmingham (or an epic trek for those like me who pretty much never leave the city centre…) to check out 1580 Restaurant. 1580 is a contemporary indian dining experience in Erdington, named for the …

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Zen Metro, Birmingham

Nothing if not practical, I’ll confess to hating restaurants on Valentines Day. Instead, Dave and I booked a deal for Zen Metro the day after. Sister restaurant to the already popular Asha’s, Zen Metro used to be Metro Bar and Grill, but after being bought out and getting a £250,000 makeover last year, Zen Metro …

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Bloggers Bites at Chung Ying Central

Chung Ying Central on Colmore Row is one of Birmingham’s premier destinations for modern dim sum, traditional chinese dishes and quality cocktails. The restaurant has primarily been a destination for business clients and workers from the surrounding offices, but Chung Ying are gradually making updates to their menu to bring in some more traditional dishes, …

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Bistro 1847, Birmingham

Brumderland can always be relied upon for excellent foody events. A select gang of bloggers were invited for a feast of autumnal vegetarian delights at Bistro 1847. Named after the year the Vegetarian Society was founded, 1847 serves modern dishes across four menus; á la carte, taster, Sunday lunch and express lunch. Founded in 2011, the …

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Envy. Going Flexitarian at Marmalade

It’s time for another round of the Seven Deadly Sins with Bitters ‘n’ Twisted and Brumderland. This time around was Envy, at Marmalade. Marmalade is situated in The Rep theatre on Broad Street. Serving up lunch, pre-theatre meals and after show cocktails, Marmalade is a little different to the usual Bitters N Twisted venue. Like all …

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Hidden Gems in Birmingham – Rico Libre

Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Travelodge. All words, thoughts and opinions in this post are my own and entirely honest. If you’d like to know more about my disclosure policy, you can read about it here. The best finds when you’re visiting somewhere are those awesome little spots that tourists generally miss. I …

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Peaky Blinder – Forest of Arden Hotel

The other week I got a slightly unusual invite. The Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club, part of the chain of Marriott hotels, have launched a new beer, the Peaky Blinder. They sent me a lovely email, asking if I’d like to go along to try it, and have a spot of lunch in their …

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Afternoon Tea at Balcony Brasserie, Selfridges

If you ask me, Afternoon Tea is a pretty awesome meal. Tea, little sandwiches, scones, cake…yes please to all of those. Mum and I are both fans, so today we decided to head off to Balcony Brasserie in Selfridges to try their Picnic Tea for two (£29). This afternoon tea comes served on a mini …