Monday, 4 May 2015

April in Food

Today's song: First Aid Kit- To a Poet

Foodie bits and bobs I didn't blog about in April!

Quarter Horse Coffee

Officially my new favourite coffee shop in Birmingham. The coffee is rich but not too bitter, the parma ham and caeser dressing panini is a treat and the cakes are incredible. Plus they roast the beans in the shop!
It's slightly outside of the main city centre of Birmingham, on Bristol St. Definitely worth the walk though.

Cherry Reds

A cafe bar on John Bright St, Cherry Reds is becoming a Birmingham institution. I love their breakfast and the new Sunday Brunch menu is fabulous, with treats like Eggy Bread, Bacon and Maple Syrup.

Miss Korea

I visited this fantastic Korean restaurant with some Yelpers. I've tried making Bibimbap at home but this was the first time I had it in a restaurant. It's a bowl of marinaded meat, pickled veg and sticky rice. It was delicious! The raw egg on top mixed in to make this a surprisingly comforting dish. I'll definitely be back.


Edd got me a GOLDEN EGG. It actually was golden and was filled with delicious truffles.

My friends and I spent a glorious afternoon in the sun eating burgers from Flying Cows, drinking cider on a bus and filling up on cake.


I do love to cook and find it helps to wind down after work. I don't really make my own recipes- I use cookery books, pinterest and recipe boxes like Simply Cook and Hello Fresh. Or sometimes I just bung together whatever I've got in the fridge, not sure that counts as a recipe!

Teriyaki cod with chilli soba noodles- Simply Cook box

Salmon cooked in foil with lemon, basil and olive oil

Chicken wings with mojo sauce and sweet potato chips.

The Botanist

I headed back to The Botanist to use the 50% off opening offer. I went for chicken wings with BBQ sauce to start, followed by a fantastic Malaysian Chicken Curry.

Read my review of The Botanist Birmingham.

Bun and Bowl

Edd and I visited Bun and Bowl in The Cube, Birmingham for a quick dinner. I went for The Cube burger which was filled with bacon and oozy cheese. The fries were seriously tasty!

Gas St Social 

Another Yelp visit! We shared cocktails and some 'social' or sharer plates including salmon smoked in jars, ox cheek and chicken vol-au-vents! Gas St Social is at The Mailbox, Birmingham

Read my review of Gas St Social, Birmingham.

The Karczma 

Fancy some hearty Polish/European grub? Then you should pop to The Karczma, near Moor St Station. I visited with Edd and both our sets of parents. I went for pork schnitzel with a fried egg, mashed potato and sourkraut. If you think you don't like sourkraut you need to try The Karczma's, served warm with delicious bacon bits mixed in!
The Karczma isn't sophisticated but it sure is satisfying.

Afternoon Tea at Hotel La Tour
A Foodie Break at The Talbot Inn
Brindley Place Street Food Market
The Botanist


char said...

Yum - all of your eats look so appetising! I'm utterly hopeless at making food for myself.

Kezzie said...

Aaaah, I KNEW it didn't save my comment this morning! You have had a remarkably tasty sounding month! Yum, I would love to try these xx

Unknown said...

This is an amazing post! When I am in England (I do often shift) I go to Birmingham many times (living in Bewdley) and I loved to know about the places you reviewed! I want to visit the Polish restaurant very much and the Korean one. I love Bibimbap! I bet you already know, but I have one to recommend: Cucina Rustica. I loved the risotto there!