I’ve been back at university for a fortnight now, so this week my Mum decided to visit for a girly weekend of shopping, food and cocktails! We ate lots and lots of amazing food, had some yummy cocktails, and, with my Mum’s encouragement/bad influences, I spent way too much money on clothes. Here’s the highlights of our foodie adventures in Birmingham…full reviews of Ju Ju’s Cafe and Edmunds will follow soon!
Brunch at Ju Ju’s Cafe
We kicked off our weekend with the only way a Saturday morning should be spent – eating a delicious lazy brunch by the canal. Ju Ju’s Cafe did not disappoint and it was easily the best brunch I’ve ever had. Read my full review of our brunch at Ju Ju’s Cafe here.
Mocktails at The Balcony in Selfridges
After a few hours shopping in the Bullring, we were both in desperate need of a break from the busy, and in desperate need of air-con, shops! Normally we’d pop into a coffee shop, but on this occasion we decided to try something new and visit the new bar in Selfridges, The Balcony. Although they boast an extensive and tempting sounding selection of cocktails, my Mum was driving so we both decided to get a mocktail instead. Priced at £5.50 each we thought this was extremely expensive for what is basically just a fancy fruit juice. However, we’d already queued and sat down, and we were gasping for a drink so just decided to order and pay it. We both ordered the Passion Must – fresh passion fruit with apple, pomegranate and lime. It looked delicious and tasted even better; it was fruity, sweet and a delicious, perfectly balanced blend of flavours.
Meal at Edmunds
Earlier this week I was asked to visit and write a review of Edmunds for Dine Birmingham. So on Saturday evening me and my Mum dined at Edmunds and had such a special, amazing experience there. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Read my full review of Edmunds on the Dine Birmingham website here.
Cocktails at Nuvo
Following our fantastic meal at Edmunds, we spontaneously decided to go around the corner to Nuvo for cocktails. The venue was sophisticated and modern, but with comfy booths to sit in and a great mix of urban, soul and dance music. Although we both really enjoyed it here I doubt I’d go back again as it definitely wasn’t somewhere aimed at students like myself, but for a special occasion it would be nice place to start the night off!
From their cocktail menu my Mum opted for her favourite cocktail, a Porn Star Martini, whilst I tried one of their signature cocktails, Daily Passion. A lot of effort had been put into the presentation of the drinks, despite it being quite busy. Although they tasted nice and we enjoyed them, we both agreed that we’ve had nicer cocktails elsewhere and the more expensive price tags didn’t really match the quality!
My Mum’s Roast Dinner
We finished off a fantastic foodie weekend with one of my Mum’s delicious Sunday roast dinners. I haven’t had one in weeks since I’ve been back at university, and it didn’t disappoint! We had roast pork, roast potatoes, carrot and swede mash, broccoli, yorkshire puddings, apple sauce and my beef gravy – it was soo yummy and the perfect end to a lovely weekend!