Nosh & Quaff, Birmingham

nosh and quaff lobster restaurant birmingham

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a little bit obsessed with lobster. I’ve written about lobster restaurants like Lobster Kitchen in London and Steak and Lobster in Manchester in my quest to find a place in the UK that rivals the lobster you find in some areas of the States, but doesn’t break the bank. So far I’ve come across some delicious places in the UK but none that ever came close enough.

But I’m delighted to reveal that I have come across a lobster restaurant that truly rivals the places I visited in Florida. Nosh & Quaff in Birmingham is a real find, and should be on your target list next time you visit the city. It’s located right in the centre, so the perfect place to have lunch while doing some shopping. The restaurant is set in a beautiful historical building, and most of the original features have been preserved, making this a stunning location to dine in as well as offering some really delicious food! Continue reading

Halepi, Greek Restaurant, London

Halepi Greek Restaurant LondonAs per usual while travelling to London on business, I stumbled upon yet another great find! I happened to be staying in the Lancaster Gate area of London and wanted to find a restaurant near my hotel so I wouldn’t have to travel very far. This one happened to be within walking distance so I decided to try it out – I think I have found my new favourite London restaurant! Continue reading

The Lobster Kitchen, London

lobster kitchen londonI stumbled upon the Lobster Kitchen purely by chance, it’s so tiny I probably would have missed if I hadn’t known it was there! Tucked away in a corner just off Tottenham Court Road lies this little lobster gem. I’m a big fan of lobster, particularly when it’s just cooked simply, either steamed or grilled with just a touch of butter.

I was definitely excited to try this place, especially with its reasonable pricing (reasonable for London that is). The decor is simple, yet inviting with long benches where you can share a table with a stranger, and bar stools to take advantage of all the space available in this small restaurant. Furniture is mostly wooden and rustic looking, with traditional lobster cages hanging from the ceiling- a nice touch. Continue reading

SuperStar BBQ, Central St Giles, London

superstar korean bbq londonI’ve recently developed an interest for Korean cuisine, after visiting Bibimbap on Charlotte Street, London. So when I came across Superstar BBQ and its innovative concept, I wanted to try it for myself. The restaurant is new and modern and set in a really great central London location, walking distance from all the best tourist attractions. The space is large, with high ceilings and a modern minimalist decor. Each table is fitted with a grill, allowing guests to cook their own BBQ ingredients at the table, making for a really fun, relaxed atmosphere. Continue reading

The Swan With Two Necks, Blackbrook

the swan with two necks starterThe Swan With Two Necks is part of the Paragon Pub Group, the same ownership as The Orange Tree in Newcastle Under Lyme, so it’s no wonder the food and atmosphere in this place is so good! No matter what day of the week you visit, this place will be full, which is a good indication of quality. Continue reading

Bakchich Lebanese Street Food, Liverpool

meat mezze platter

I stumbled across Bakchich lebanese street food restaurant purely by chance, while walking around Liverpool city centre one weekend. The restaurant has a really casual feel, and was packed on a Saturday afternoon so I took the chance and walked in, not knowing what to expect.

I’m so glad I did, it has become one of my favourite restaurants in Liverpool! Continue reading

Bibimbap, Charlotte Street, London

bibimbap korean restaurant charlotte street londonI often go to London for work, and the office is located on Charlotte street, a prime destination for all food lovers. The area is filled with all kinds of culinary delights from Mediterranean food, to Chinese, Mexican, vegetarian, and more. Whatever your preference, whatever your budget, you’ll find something for you on Charlotte Street.

So it was during one of my work trips to London that I came across this little gem: Bibimbap, a Korean restaurant specialising in this Korean national dish called (surprise, surprise) bibimbap! Continue reading

Bem Brasil, Deansgate Manchester

bem brasil restaurant manchester

Bem Brasil is a Brazilian Rodizio restaurant in the heart of Manchester. What this means is that there is a buffet of side dishes which you can help yourselves to… but the real winner is the grilled meat on metal skewers that is grilled throughout the meal and sliced and served at your table. Waiters walk over to your table with large piece of meat on a skewer and simply ask you if you’d like some. If so, they slice you off a piece or two, if not, you simply wait for the next piece of meat. Meat ranges from chicken to sausages to lamb to pork to beef… and all is succulent, tasty and grilled seconds before getting to your place. Continue reading

Steak & Lobster, Manchester

steak and lobster manchester restaurant reviewWhen I heard about Steak & Lobster, I thought it sounded genius. The idea is simple: you can either choose steak, or lobster, or both! No need to read through a menu, no need to make any ‘tough choices’ and it’s good for me as my boyfriend loves steak and I’m crazy about lobster! Continue reading

Solita, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Pizza Fries from SolitaThe same person who recommended this restaurant, also recommended Hickory’s Smokehouse, so you can’t go wrong with friends like these! A really great find in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, I have only good things to say about Solita and would recommend it to anyone who has a big appetite! The food is of extremely good quality, the menu is varied and updated often. This place uses an ‘Inca oven’ so everything tastes extra succulent and packed with flavour. Continue reading