Friday, 23 October 2015

#HiddenGems of Birmingham*

Although not a #HiddenGem exactly I wanted to share with you somewhere we love to visit when we go to Birmingham, Brindley Place.

Brindley Place is a hub of activity and plays host to a number of well known bars, restaurants & cafés, all at the edge of the canal. It's such a lovely, scenic location. 

We have been to the National Sea Life Centre a couple of times which doesn't have a café but with it's central location in Brindley Place that really isn't a problem, the number of eateries leaves you spoilt for choice!

On our last visit my brother, Ava and I ate at Pitcher & Piano, I've been there before but only for drinks and I was intrigued to see what their menu had to offer. First impressions were very good, the décor was modern and inviting and a quick scour of the menu showed tasty looking meals at good value, including a children's meal for £5 which included a drink.

As it was before 12.00pm their breakfast menu was still on, much to my delight, so I chose their Eggs Benedict with shredded Wiltshire ham, my brother chose the P&P club sandwich and I picked the cheese & Heinz beans on toast for Ava.

My brother being the typical student that he is, wanted a cocktail, at £7.95 I thought these were really reasonably priced, I chose a non-alcoholic cocktail and mine was £3.95, it was delicious.

Our bill came to £29 which considering the quality of the food and the service we received was great value. From a parents point of view I found Pitcher & Piano to be very child-friendly. Their is a wide selection on the children's menu and Ava was given some colouring while we waited for our food.

Overall I was very impressed with Pitcher & Piano and Brindley Place as a whole. Brindley Place is a short walk from the Bullring and I would recommend a visit next time you're in Birmingham, you could always stay over with the huge selection of Travelodge hotels to choose from in Birmingham. You can also see the clever interactive map of Birmingham here.

*Collaboration post


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