As my regular readers know buy now my husband and me like to spend some of our spare time eating out, cooking, visiting places, finding great markets and delis and doing other food related stuff. Because of this we often go out and about discovering new places and new areas and searching for hidden foodie gems. Therefore, for the New year, I’ve decided to write an ongoing series of posts entitled ‘Foodie Things to Do In…’ about some of the places we visit and give you all an idea of some our our foodie finds, recommended restaurants, pubs, markets and the like, to hopefully give you all some inspiration and ideas when you travel and visit places yourself!
The first post in this series is about Kings Heath. Kings Heath is a suburb in the South of Birmingham, a few miles from the city centre. Until the last few years it was no somewhere I was that familiar with but have recently discovered that it has some great foodie things to offer!
On our most recent visit over there some friends of ours introduced us to a great little tapas restaurant called Byzantium. We went there for lunch and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. We ordered one of each tapas of the menu (before you think we are all really greedy there were only 8 to choose from…) and some bread and a lovely cous cous salad. It was all really tasty. Particular plaudits went to the meatballs which our friends 2 1/2 year old son devoured most of without a thought for the rest of us! High praise indeed! No pics of this I’m afraid I was too busy cuddling my friends 9 week old baby girl to get my camera out.
Later that afternoon after a brisk walk and play in Kings heath Park we headed into the warmth of the Victorian Tea Rooms in Park. This was a lovely light airy space and the cake was really really good. I had a piece of lemon cake, but the carrot cake was also fabulous, and all at really good prices. The staff were really friendly and the whole place was very child friendly.
This year also marked the launch of the fabulous street food market that is Brum Yum Yum. You can read in more detail here, but I would urge everyone to come and check it out. It’s a great fun afternoon out with the best street food Birmingham has to offer. If you’re looking for a particular recommendation The Mexican Beans’ Burritos are excellent.
Some other restaurants to check out are Blue Ginger, which has authentic Malaysian and Singaporean Cuisine, and for a lovely relaxed lunch you could check out Kitchen Garden Cafe. The cafe comprises a small deli and garden shop also and are big backers of seasonal and local produce. There is also a ‘pop up’ restaurant, Epi, there for a few monday evening this months so you could check this out as well.
If your more of an evening person, we’ve been reliably informed that The Hare and Hounds Pub is where it’s at, with some great beers on tap and live music as well.
If there’s something you LOVE to do or visit in Kings Heath please leave a comment and let me know! I’ll be writing some more similar posts about other little towns and villages, so if there is somewhere that you love, or would like me to visit, again leave a coment below!