It was a lovely summers day- no, scratch that- it was a warm but muggy Saturday afternoon in Birmingham. After a quick trip bouldering with Boobs, (in which she tried desperately not to break her bones and I tried desperately to assure her she was better at this than she remembered), we decided to go to the much hyped up Digbeth Dining Club.
Stroll through pigeon park, down to the bullring and then the long road to Digbeth all the way to the oldest pub in Birmingham, the Old Crown. Cut through the custard factory cause who can resist the chance to walk past the green man? And here we are on Lower Trinity Street.
I’m pretty much a baby about going new places, especially super hip, indie places where I never feel cool enough to fit in. So I’d imagined Lower Trinity Street to be lined with food stalls, loads of hipsters milling about, drinking and chatting. But no. It was silent.
So here’s my immediate thoughts; oh no it’s been cancelled and I’ve dragged Boobs down here for no reason! I’m frantically scrolling through the official instagram page for some answers whilst desperately trying to not look completely lost and out of place.
Eventually we followed a man with a bottle of tomato ketchup in hand into Spotlight. And finally! People! Beer! A DJ! And through the back door of Spotlight we find the food!
I finally settled on the halloumi fries fro Street Chef I’d seen on Instagram, because yum yum!
Digbeth Dining club is on every Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm. It’s one of the many hidden gems of Birmingham, a must if you live or are visiting Birmingham and an excellent way to end an busy day.
You can follow Digbeth Dining Club on Facebook, Instagram @digbethdiningclub and twitter @digbethdiner for news and updates (and yummy pics of delicious food)!
Let me know if you’ve been and what delicious food you tried!
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