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On Tuesday night, Harry and I headed to Jamie's Italian in Birmingham to review the food. Although we are both fans of the restaurant (good sign - Harry is half Italian!) we were looking forward to having an excuse to try something new. We've been twice before and have both had exactly the same main course to eat! Jamie's is located by the Bullring, a little way away from the hustle and bustle of the busy shoppers. It's a lovely environment, very welcoming, relaxed and friendly with a bit of a rustic vibe going on. It's a huge restaurant so you're likely to find a spot to sit, however, whenever we go we always book to avoid disappointment. The staff were very helpful and friendly, attending to us very quickly and letting us know about the specials available for that day. Keep reading to find out what we thought of the food...

Miller & Carter are a British steak house chain with thirty-six restaurants across the country. Their Sirloin steaks recently won an award for being the best in Britain which is an amazing achievement for them. To celebrate, myself and a handful of food bloggers were invited to the restaurant in the Mailbox to find out more about their amazing steaks, which involved being taught how to cook our own perfect steaks in their kitchen! It was such an amazing experience and an incredibly tasty one at that - editing these photos was really difficult because my mouth kept watering at the sight of the gorgeous steak. It was really interesting finding out how their steaks got from farm to table and I've got a whole new appreciation for steak now. Keep reading if you want to find out a little bit more behind this fantastic restaurant...
Steak, Award, Miller & Carter

I haven't done a food post in a long time... too long! Harry and I decided to go for somewhere on my Independent Birmingham card and hopefully discover yet another hidden gem in Birmingham. We went for The Sun On The Hill, which is on Bennetts Hill - a stones throw away from New Street Station and the Bullring. It's a pub with a bit of a trendy twist, serving good, comforting food that tastes amazing. The interior is really cool; high ceilings and beer logo wallpaper with welcoming wooden tables and a friendly atmosphere. As it's a pub, it fills up for the football matches. Harry and I wanted to go before Easter, but decided against it as it was teeming with Brummie football fans! However, mid-week lunch times are ideal, as it's fairly quiet and is a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the shops.

Last night I headed to Bun & Bowl in the Cube to have a look (and taste!) their Valentines Day menu. I've never been to Bun & Bowl before, it's a burger and shrimp restaurant and is rather fancier than the usual places I frequent as a student. There was a handful of other bloggers who I am getting to know rather well since living in Birmingham who also attended, so it was a nice social event too - complete with cocktails! This is a bit of a picture heavy post, but I hope you'll stay with it until the end and I warn you, you could feel rather hungry by the end of it...

Birmingham is the Balti Capital, home of the Balti Triangle and to some of the best restaurants serving authentic Indian cuisine. Last night Harry and I went to check out Raja Monkey, an authentic Indian Street Food cafe in Hall Green, just outside central Birmingham. Although not quite within the Balti Triangle, Raja Monkey is a vibrant little road side cafe, and is definitely one of those places you sometimes stumble upon and think, yep, we've found a hidden gem. They serve classic Indian dishes from curries to biryanis to authentic thalis, all cooked fresh within view. Obviously, the most important thing is the food, so warning: following photos may induce hunger...