A few weeks ago, I was invited down to a blogger event hosted by the fabulous Megs from Wonderful You in collaboration with Premier Inn to celebrate Megs putting together a fabulous ‘24 hour city guide for Birmingham‘. I’ve lived in Birmingham all my life (except for the short time I was travelling and back and fourth for university) and even as a full Birmingham native, I found a fabulous find or two within her post.
On the night of the event, I headed down to the very conveniently place Premier Inn on Waterloo Street – right in the heart of Birmingham’s business district meaning there are some fabulous bars and restaurants within a minute walk. After checking into my room and getting a quick sneak preview of the comfiest bed ever, the group headed out to dinner at The Lost and Found, located on Waterloo Street. I’m not even exaggerating when I say that the restaurant is 45 seconds from the Premier Inn. Now I’m not too unfamiliar with The Lost and Found (ok, I’ll admit it, I’m there at least three times a month… after work drinks on a Friday… enough said!) but I’ve never sampled their food.
The food was lovely – I opted for a calamari starter and a steak main and while the steak was not the best I’ve eaten in Birmingham, it was still pretty good. The one thing I will recommend at The Lost and Found is the cocktails which are just delicious. They have an extensive cocktail menu with something to suit every taste. Plus between 5pm-8pm on a weekday, they’re only a fiver each!
After consuming lots of food and drinks, it was time to head back to the hotel and to that comfy bed. I know Premier Inn brag about how good their beds are – and they have every right too because it was like sleeping on a cloud – ridiculously comfortable! I made myself a pillow fort and had a really peaceful night. In the morning we headed down for a huge buffet breakfast – a great start to the day.
After breakfast I checked out and ended up going for a coffee with Sophie and Ally at Yorke’s Bakery before perusing the shops. I ended up picking up a beautiful camel coloured coat from Zara and restocked on my favourite cleanser – the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleanser. Overall, it was a lovely couple of days and I got to hang out with some amazing local bloggers – I always forget there are so many in Birmingham now! Meg has inspired me to maybe create my own guide to Birmingham, so look out for that over the coming weeks.