• Emma Victoria Stokes 1580 Indian Restaurant
    Food,  Reviews

    Indian Restaurant Opening: 1580 Blogger Event

    I can’t even begin to tell you how refreshing it is to be invited to a restaurant opening that’s not in Birmingham City Centre. With so many new openings as of late, it’s hard to keep up with so many new places. So when an opportunity came along to review 1580, an Indian restaurant on Chester Road outside of the town centre, I was really intrigued as  I currently love trying out new Indian restaurants. 1580 had put some thought behind their initial blogger welcome and sent out an email explaining why the restaurant is named what it is and a bit of background information. Kudos for doing that, I like…

  • Emma Victoria Stokes Taste of Rofuto Chilean Sea Bass Rice Crisp
    Food,  Reviews

    Review: Taste At Rofuto New Menu Reveal

    Set up high in Birmingham’s city skyline is Rofuto – an idyllic Japanese Izakaya style restaurant and cocktail bar. Located on the 16th floor of the Park Regis Hotel, Rofuto offers a wide range of traditional Pan Asian and Japanese cuisines. The restaurant also has its own separate entrance and express lift from the rest of the hotel, allowing a more ‘exclusive’ dining experience for guests. The restaurant lends itself to the prominent Japanese theme, with a koi carp graffiti wall mural upon entering and a theatrical bar centred in the middle of the room, overcast by dramatic wooden beams and lighting. The décor is modern and sleek with an…

  • Emma Victoria Stokes Cake Angels UK Galentines Baking Cupcakes Vanilla Buttercream Fondant
    Food

    Galentine’s Day Cupcakes with Cake Angels

    We never usually celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way in our house. Don’t get me wrong, we don’t see ourselves as those ‘you should celebrate your love everyday meh meh’ type of people, it’s just that most of the time we’re celebrating things anyway. Ahem, but roses and chocolates never go amiss on a cold, dark night! So what better way than to get stuck in to showing yourself and your girls some lovin’ by partaking in GALentine’s. As the name clearly suggests, it’s a day dedicated to women, encouraging them to celebrate female friendships. And because being a laaaaady is actually awesome sometimes. Galentine’s Day falls on February 13th, the day…

  • Emma Victoria Stokes Rooftop Radio Bar Buttermilk Chicken Waffles
    Food

    Rooftop Radio Bar – ME London Hotel

    Buttermilk chicken waffles with maple syrup is my new favourite dish. I mean, just look at this picture… see how pretty it is? Trust me when I say, it tasted even better than it looks. I won a fabulous competition on Instagram a few months ago which allowed me to take myself and one guest to Rooftop Radio Bar, situated on the 10th floor of ME London Hotel. With amazing views across the London skyline and the Thames, the experience was a perfect champagne brunch filled with various photogenic dishes. It was a bitter cold weekend but Josh and I decided to sit on the terrace with various other groups of…

  • Emma Victoria Stokes Burlington Hotel Scottish Steak Club Birmingham
    Food,  Reviews

    Macdonald Burlington Hotel Birmingham – Scottish Steak Supper Club

    2016 is slowly coming to an end and I’ve made it my mission to try at least two new restaurants in Birmingham City Centre before the strike of 12 at New Year. So when I was recently asked if I would like to sample the Scottish Steak Supper Club at The Macdonald Burlington Hotel on New Street, Birmingham, coincidentally my review just so happened to fall on St Andrews Day, so it was quite obviously a no brainer! The Macdonald Burlington Hotel is a place I have walked past hundreds of time whilst shopping on the high street, but never thought to walk inside for a meal. Unfortunately for me, I wouldn’t be…