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The spring menu at Malmaison Birmingham is a tasty two or three course affair depending on your choice. I went along to try how the spring menu measures up as a dairy-free diner and I had a really good experience. If you require a dairy-free option then it is best to let Malmaison know when you book the table. This gives them a chance to work out some alternatives for each course if needed. The spring menu has a number of…

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I have finally visited Gusto Birmingham after months of mixed reviews. Those that enjoy this restaurant seem to love it with ahem gusto and others seem to be unenthusiastic and almost disinterested. From my visit, I’ve fallen into the latter category. On arrival, we were seated in the bar area of Gusto Birmingham, which has lots of natural light from the large windows. It is a nice space for drinks but I found it a little noisy even for a…

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Hidden above the shops on New Street is the Macdonald Burlington hotel’s restaurant, the home to their Scottish Steak Club. As a hotel restaurant I had never really had a reason to visit but when I did recently I pleasantly surprised. The hotel seems quiet and the view over New Street is lovely when the evening sun makes itself known. Mr Ting and I were seated by the window in a romantic spot for our dinner date. The menu was…

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I co-run Brum Bloggers with Laura and arrange meet-ups that can vary. We headed to the launch of the 1580 restaurant, a contemporary Indian in Erdington with the aim of having a first look at the restaurant, catch up with some of our bloggers and to tweet up a storm about the event. Living in the city centre of Birmingham has somewhat spoilt me as I can walk to most events. It’s great for getting my FitBit steps goal and…

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Tacos and Mexican food generally are great for me as a dairy-free diner. It’s easy to load food with a mix salsas, sauces and guacamole to create something so satisfyingly tasty to please everyone. Though the exception might be if you’re not a fan of eating messily with your hands. The Plough in Harborne now offers Boca Grande tacos on Wednesdays. This menu of tacos is accompanied by a table heaving with such an anxiety-inducing amount of choice of chilli…

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