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BBC Good Food Show eve

It has become a tradition for me and my mum to go every year, for the last 4 years Danii has joined us as well but this is Dad’s 1st year as a VIP!

Tomorrow we are all off bright and early to drive down to the Birmingham NEC to attend the BBC Good food show as VIP’s. We aren’t really that important, All that means it that we bought VIP tickets as they have so many extra’s that it is really worth it if you ever go, such as :-

  • Entrance to the VIP lounge with free refreshments all day – Seriously great with the amount of walking you do and the shear number of people that are there means a serious lack of comfy seating in the main arena you need somewhere to rest for at least a little bit.
  • Free VIP parking – It’s closer to the event so not too far to carry all your purchases.
  • A Goody bag- Some good stuff in these in the past!
  • Free bag check – Again great for all the present that you will buy
  • Tickets a show in the super theatre,- we are going to see James Martin again!
  • A glass of bubbly – who could say no!

The BBC good food show is running 26th- 29th November this year as is set to be just as spectacular as previous years, the show HUGE so It will really take all day to go around it.

I am so excited and will hopefully be tweeting as the day goes on so look out for me on twitter and I’ll share pics on Instagram and Facebook as well.
Lets just hope my phone doesn’t die!

Breakfast at the Tavern Allerton

As the car was due in the Halfords garage on Smithdown road today I decided to go for breakfast at the Tavern Co to try their award winning Full English. I arrived just as they opened at 9am and was seated straight away, although they thought it was strange that I was eating alone and wasn’t just waiting for someone.

I was offered Tea or Coffee which according to their menu is bottomless and included in the price of breakfast. I ordered the Full English and had a good look around at the lovely décor while I waited.
It’s an Mexican/American themed restaurant and there is tons of interesting things to look at all around the place, licence plates on the walls, signs, street names etc.

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 It wasn’t a long wait on food and it arrived about 5 minutes later. I opted to not get the grilled tomato on mine as I’m just not a fan of them. It included 2 sausages, 2 bacon rashers, beans, egg, black pudding, mushrooms and 3 halves of toast.

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It was delicious although the black pudding wasn’t the best quality, the toast was done perfectly for me, lightly toasted and buttered.

I had about 3 cups of coffee that was lovely and there were milk bottles and sugar dispensers on the tables so you could add as much or as little as you like.

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The staff were lovely but as it was quiet they asked me if everything was ok about 7 times during the 20 minutes I was eating.

I was finished by 9.30am, had a 3rd cup of coffee then asked for the bill, on the menu the Full English is £6.90 which is very reasonable especially as it includes unlimited coffee or tea. When the bill arrived I had only been charged £6.60 as they had taken the price of the tomato off which I though was nice as most places don’t do that.

I left a small tip and filled in the comment card that arrived with the bill, I plan on returning there to try some of the other delicious sounding breakfasts, American pancakes anyone? They are a family friendly restaurant as well so I might take C and my mum one day and we can have brunch.

I would totally recommend the Tavern Co to anyone who is looking for a nice breakfast in a lovely atmosphere.