Digbeth Birmingham’s Hidden Gem
Now I was born in Birmingham, so I suppose I have a slight monopoly on where’s good to go.
But do you know I only actually discovered Digbeth’s amazing nightlife during the course of the past twelve months!
I always knew it was there but I had the assumption that it was somewhere that students frequented, not someone sitting on the hill 🙂
I mean, The Powerhouse was a great night out, and Broad Street was a twinkle in a young clubbers eye. Yet as I have matured shall we say, my tastes have somewhat adjusted.
Don’t get me wrong, I would never turn down the opportunity for a cocktail, with a bit of dancing thrown in…
Yet on occasion, I want something a little more casual and relaxed, and Digbeth has that in abundance.
I mean what took me so long to discover this place!
It has a vibe which is relaxed, cool and inviting.
When you enter you are greeted with various Street Food Eateries likened to those you would come across at a vintage fairground.
So you are immediately transported back to your childhood.
Not that I am from Victorian times I will have you know 🙂
The food options are amazing and cover such a dietary range.
At the end of each month, the street closes and you gain on average double the number of vendors.
I don’t eat meat, and normally that’s a real pain, as a lot of menus only seem to have one or two Veggie options, but not here, there are plenty
You will find everything your culinary heart desires. And you could be easily tempted to have a three course.
I must admit that I had to opt for a Crepe. Served by these two wonderful gentlemen, from Victoria Creperie
Who by the way also own Street Souvlaki, a traditional Greek BBQ
I could have eaten another but my waistline has to be monitored over the coming month due to Christmas overload !!
SO MUCH CHOICE
Once you have decided on your choice of food and drink, there is, of course, the delights of the evening’s musical talents. Let’s face it how often these days can you relax on a Friday or Saturday night listening to some great live music. Well you can next door at Mama Roux’s, or just chill and relax in a grand chesterfield whilst listening to the mixing abilities of the resident DJ
And you don’t have to pay for the privilege.
So the eateries on offer on Saturday Night were..
who offer up an array of Indian style dishes including the following:
Fish & Chips English Indian Style
Fresh Pakora Battered Cod,
Chat Masala Seasoned Chips,
Madras Chip Shop Curry Sauce,
Fresh Mint & Chilli Garden Mushy Peas, dressed in Lime, Coriander & Red Onion
Halloumi & Chips English Indian Style
Who’s menu consists of the following delights:
The Samba, Charcoal grilled prime Brazilian steak cut PICANHA and SPICY Samba sausage, caramelized onions, potato salad, vinaigrette & HOT BBQ sauce.
Where you will find delightfully different takes on the humble Keebab.
From Chicken Keebab with Pomegranate and Zatar to Celeriac Keebab with Goats Cheese… Lovely x
Excellent Bhajis cooked in Cotswold Gold Rapeseed Oil and various other Indian Snacks.
Beautiful Dim Sum Food
Incorporating spring rolls, steamed buns and savory dumplings. Really delicious!
Should you opt to venture next door to
you will be pleasantly surprised to discover a secret Gin Bar hidden away upstairs.
There is also an area which can be sectioned off for your own little party.
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