Archive for the ‘General’ Category


April 7th, 2015

Hi everyone, sorry to keep you waiting but here’s this weeks lunch menu:

Wednesday: Tarka Daal with sourdough // Smoked mackerel and cottage cheese on brioche

Thursday: Butternut squash, kale and mozzarella sourdough pizza // Prosciutto, roasted red pepper and provolone baguette

Friday: Salt beef on challah rolls // Pear, walnut and brie ciabatta


Hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine!

Easter Opening Hours

March 31st, 2015

We will be open as usual on Good Friday (12-6.30pm) and on Saturday (8.15am-1pm) but we will then shut until Wednesday 8th April so our bakers can enjoy a break on Monday.

You can pre-order Hot Cross Buns for collection on Friday or Saturday but as demand has been high we’ll ask you to pre-pay for them (£1 each). You can pop into the shop to place your order or we can take card payments over the phone.



Happy Easter!


March 30th, 2015



March 23rd, 2015

Hi everyone, here’s what we’ve got this week:

Tuesday:  Tarka Daal w/sourdough // Salt beef on ciabatta

Wednesday: Fig, prosciutto and mozzarella sourdough pizza // Greek salad ciabatta

Thursday: Brie, caramelised onion and mushroom sourdough pizza // Ham and cheddar baguettes

Friday: Salt beef on challah rolls // Sweet potato and spinach quiche

Hope to see you down here!

Dosa Course 31st March!

March 18th, 2015

We’ve got a dosa course coming up with this wonderful man, Haseen George, on the 31st March, 6.30pm-9.30pm. For once it still has some availability, book online here:


Stirchley-on-Sea Three! April 1st, 7-9.30pm

March 17th, 2015

We’re going stateside for this one, check out the menu below:

Flyer Stirchley on Sea 3

Lunch this week!

March 16th, 2015


Two new Flavour Geography courses

March 10th, 2015

We’re really excited about seeing the Flavour Geography courses expand in the future, the idea is that experts in regional cuisine from around the world come in and share their experience and teach the basic rules of the cuisine as well as some classic dishes from that region. We kicked off the series with a Flavour Geography: Japan course in January which got a great write up in the Birmingham Mail. The Japan course is taught by expert in Asian cuisine (amongst others) Lap-fai Lee. Lap will also be doing the next two courses which will both be happening in April – Flavour Geography: Sichuan and Flavour Geography: Chinese Bao and Dumplings. In the pipeline we have a Kerelan Thali course taught by Haseen George who also teaches our Dosa course, and hopefully an exploration of Italian cuisine too! Feel free to add ideas in the comments section for other regional cuisines and we’ll see if we can find the right tutor for the job. See below for details of the Sichuan and Bao and Dumplings courses. Hope to see you there!

Thursday 9th April, 6.30-9pm. Click on the image to find out more and book.

Thursday 9th April, 6.30-9pm. Click on the image to find out more and book.

Thursday 16th April, 6.30-9pm. Click on the image to find out more and book!

Thursday 16th April, 6.30-9pm. Click on the image to find out more and book!


March 9th, 2015

Hello everyone, here are this weeks lunches to look forward to:

Tuesday: Tarka Daal with Sourdough // Ham and cheese baguettes

Wednesday: Iranian vegetable stew with yoghurt // Ham and pickle baguette

Thursday: Prosciutto, chorizo and ogleshield sourdough pizza // Roasted vegetable and mayo foccacia

Friday: Slat beef on challah rolls // Brie, cranberry butter and grape ciabatta


We hope to see you here!

Brand new Viennoiserie and Sweet Breads course

March 9th, 2015

take home breads small

On Saturday we held our first Sweet Breads and Viennoiserie course, which by all accounts was a roaring success. I was super nervous about the first one as it’s the first new bread course that I’ve introduced for a couple of years and I didn’t have any jokes lined up about laminating. I needn’t have worried as we had a great room-full of people who were chatty, interested, and by the end of the day, very talented! I just wanted to share a few pictures of the day and encourage you to book on our May dates which still have spaces (14th and 23rd May). The above picture was kindly sent in by Chris Wordsworth when he got home and spread out everything that he’d taken home from the course. The rest are some photos taken on my phone during the day! You can find out more about the course and book online here. TB.