Located on the Wergs Road outside Tettenhall Village, The Crown has always been that restaurant and bar where everything is a little bit fancy. The refurbishment works taking place over the past few weeks has seen it take on a modern twist on it’s previous traditional decor. Teamed up with a very modern grey, it gives a fresh but very cosy feel – perfect for an autumnal dinner date.
Sometimes, a girl just needs some downtime.
Downtime for me comes with good food, good company, living in comfy, stretchy clothes, a little bit of a drink and basically doing the things that make me happy. Last weekend was my ultimate Becky-weekend, where we had a Harry Potter movie marathon and tried out our local Sizzling Pub.
I think I had been hiding under a rock as I had never been to a Sizzling Pub before, despite my nearest one being a mere 2 miles away. Sizzling Pubs have over 200 pubs across the UK, so why I hadn’t yet visisted one – I have no idea. This weekend, our local Sizzling Pub delivered exactly what I wanted and needed: a huge, tasty, flavoursome meal where I could enjoy some time catching up with my friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Whenever I go to the theatre, I’m one of the many people who’s guilty of getting something very quick and easy to eat or eating something very quickly before I go.
Miss Saigon was one of those musicals that I’ve heard about but never knew anything about it, except that it was set in Vietnam and had something to do about the war. I’ll tell you now: it did not disappoint and it was a fantastic evening. As well as getting to see the show, The Hippodrome had put together a Vietnamise menu to accompany the show which we were to try in The Circle Restaurant.
Recently, I was invited to try out the new Italian all you can eat pasta and pizza menu at Osteria in Birmingham. I know, it’s a freaking hard life being me sometimes. I won’t lie; I was pretty stoked when I got the e-mail because Italian food is my all time favourite, and then being told it was all you can eat – I was one happy lady!
Osteria is part of the Rodizio Rico chain at The Cube in Birmingham. Rodizo Rico is a Brazilian all you can eat restaurant and they’ve opened Osteria as their Italian sister restaurant located right next door on the 7th level of The Cube. With two sittings, you can get all you can eat pasta and pizza from under £10. Unlike your usual all you can eat where it’s sat on the sides, the kitchen is on display and it’s made fresh right in front of you.
Pieminister has been on my list of places to try out since my fiance tried out their Manchester branch. He described it as the best pie he’s ever had and kept searching for another branch whenever we visited a new city. I just met his assumptions with smiles because pie isn’t his usual go to; it’s mine. If anyone is the pie connoisseur in the relationship, it’s the girl who’s name actually is the food he’s banging on about.
We were met with the news that Pieminister were opening a Birmingham branch. His little face lit up and with that I was going to finally try out the best pie he’s ever had and could finally stop going on about it.
I thought it was about time I stop getting deep and meaningful with you guys and start filling my blog back up with wonderful food again.
The Geek & I were invited to try out The Beefeater in Longbridge, Birmingham a few weeks ago. It was that glorious hot week that we had in May which was the perfect date night weather and seemed the best opportunity to eat all of the food. The Beefeater in Longbridge has recently been refurbished.
When I usually think of Beefeaters, it takes me back to the one near my Gran’s house and for some reason, she used to avoid it by the plague. My Gran was also the same lady who when she dropped food on the floor, used to wash it and serve it up. Though a truly remarkable woman, she was also pretty bonkers so I’m not sure why I also never went to Beefeaters, like her. Because, it really was a good meal for a cheeky mid week date night.
Wagamama’s is pretty much the restaurant where you take your friends for a catch up and to eat delicious Japanese food. I love catching up with the girls and drinking copious amounts of green tea whilst I’m there. But, I’m pretty guilty for sticking to what I know when I visit Wagamama’s; either sticking to a Katsu Curry [like all the 20 something year olds] and Ramen dishes. So, when I rocked up last week I was pretty excited to try out dishes I wouldn’t usually go for and it’s safe to say I won’t be picking a Katsu Curry for a while!
The sunnier weather is coming out way and I, for one, can’t wait to start wearing maxi skirts, sandals and going for walks without donning my scarf and gloves. For a girl who really loves Autumn, I’m slowly falling back in love with Spring and finding the new season bringing a refresh into my life. With spring approaching also comes Bodega‘s new Spring menu. Bodega is a South American restaurant that serves the most delicious food and cocktails; it’s always been one of my favourite places in Birmingham to stuff my face with tacos and burritos. When I was invited to try out their new menu, I was like um yes you can hook a girl up!Continue reading
I’m lucky that every month that Digbeth Dining Club host one of their events in a local village 10 minutes up the road. We decided to go over last weekend on the hunt for delicious food and trying to get Rufus used to crowds.
Digbeth Dining Club take over Codsall village once a month. It’s not as busy as the weekly event in Digbeth and has fewer stalls, but, they do change quite regularly. Digbeth Dining Club hosts some of the best street food vendors across the country and last week, I discovered my favourite yet.