I was lucky enough to get an extra few days off for bank holiday at work this year, making it stretch all the way from Saturday through to Wednesday! And I took full advantage of this little break to do as much as possible with all my friends and family. Naturally it involved lots of great food and cocktails…the best way to spend it!
Lunch at Sabai Sabai
The long weekend started early on Friday when me and my work colleagues went for lunch at Sabai Sabai in Harborne to celebrate my boss’ upcoming maternity leave. Cocktails on a Friday lunchtime…why not?! I was pleasantly surprised by how extensive their cocktail menu was and I could of happily drank them all. I opted for one of their Thai Cocktails with the Lychee Martini – Fresh Lychees muddled with Gin, Kwai-Feh Lychee Liqueur and Apple Juice – which was just fantastic! To eat I had the Chicken Pad Thai – Rice Noodles, Sabai Sabai Pad Thai Sauce, Beansprouts & finely sliced Carrots, served with Roasted Peanuts, Dried Chilli and a Wedge of Lime. A seriously tasty dish which was a steal at only £7.95 on their lunch menu!
Digbeth Dining Club’s 2nd Birthday Party
On Friday evening, me and Katie went to Digbeth Dining Club’s 2nd Birthday Party! The atmosphere was amazing and there was so much great street food on offer! I had Buddha Belly’s absolutely delicious and unbeatable Thai Green Chicken Curry, whilst Katie had the yummy Marinated Chicken in Batter with Noodles and Sweet Chilli Sauce.
Saturday saw me and Katie head to The Jekyll and Hyde to try out their afternoon tea and sample more of their exciting cocktails! It was a lovely way to spend the afternoon, and you can read my full review of it here.
We’ve been craving the food and the pina coladas from Bodega ALL summer, so on Saturday night me and Katie finally headed there to get our fix. The Pina Colada was just as good as I remember, if not better! I also tried all new dishes here as well and will be posting a new review of my meal soon. Warning – it will make you hungry!!
Bank Holiday Sunday
On Sunday morning I jumped on the train home to see my family for the day. After a quick shopping trip in Leicester, me and my Mum stopped for a coffee at John Lewis to refuel and catch up.
No Sunday at home is complete without my Mum’s Sunday dinner, and this one was no exception! And it was the perfect dinner to have before heading out for a fab night out with all my friends at home.
The Lost and Found
On Monday evening, me and Hayley boarded the train to Birmingham ready for an exciting few days together! We had the best time, and this was kicked off with a lovely evening of food and cocktails at The Lost and Found.
Afternoon Tea at Cafe Opus
I enjoyed my afternoon tea so much on Saturday that I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the day with Hayley on Tuesday. We had a really nice, chilled time at Cafe Opus enjoying all the tasty treats on offer, and I’ll be posting a full review of their afternoon tea soon.
On Tuesday night me and Hayley went to see Wicked at the Hippodrome. It was just as good as the first time I saw it in London a few years ago, and we both really enjoyed the show!
Cocktails at Revs
We couldn’t resist going for some post-theatre cocktails after the show too…well when are we ever not drinking cocktails together?! We headed to Revs and spent the night trying lots of their fab cocktails, including the Hobo Mojito, Jammy B*stard, Porn Star Martini and Tennessee Mudshake, which were great as always.
I had the best bank holiday in a long time! I now have serious bank holiday blues too about going back to work tomorrow…roll on Friday for another weekend of foodie fun!