The Seafood Restaurant- Rick Stein

 

A birthday trip to Padstein Padstow

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Opulence & Occasion at Opheem




There was a lot of buzz about the opening of Opheem so we waited a little before we went to try it out, wanting to get past any early snagging points or busy dining rooms so last month we booked a midweek table for a birthday meal. Having read a tonne of reviews by this point I was itching to go and its fair to say we were not disappointed.

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Quick Post- Harborne Night Markets

Because I really like to waffle on when we go somewhere a bit different or extravagant, I’m going to try and do a few ‘quick reads’ too..

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Relae- Copenhagen

Another one off the ‘World’s Top 50’ list as we spent Bank Holiday weekend sipping coffee by the water in Copenhagen

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Topokki- Birmingham

My first visit to a Korean restaurant.

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Baked in Brick gets a permanent home

Confession- despite lurking at Digbeth Dining Club (DDC) on a fairly regular basis, I’ve just never managed to make my way to the Baked in Brick stand so I feel a little guilty that my first visit is when they take up residence in their new home.

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Tiffin- Harborne June 2018

A quick review of a new but old favourite

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DiverXO- Madrid, June 2018

 

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It’s difficult to decide whether to write about DiverXO as doing so feels like I am betraying a closely guarded secret. Much like The Fat Duck, its not just about the food, it’s a theatrical experience in itself and one that is incredibly difficult to put into words. Dinner at DiverXO is a lot like falling into a tank of electric eels- there is an initial shock followed by apprehension as you wait, senses heightened to see what will happen next. It’s fine dining, but not as you know it.

So, go and look up DiverXO and if you decide you might go then step away now as there are spoilers to come….

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Mirazur- Menton, France May 2018

Fine dining on the French Riviera

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Bonehead- Birmingham

Recently we have had a lot of ‘big meals’ , the elaborate tasting menus and drinks pairings that are incredible, but take a long time to write up!

So in the meantime, here is a quick run down of my visit to Bonehead last week.

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