These are our adventures in food! From both Carnie and The Herbs perspectives, we hope to inform you of the most hospitable places for everyone to eat!

These are our adventures in food! From both Carnie and The Herbs perspectives, we hope to inform you of the most hospitable places for everyone to eat!







The Spice is Right, Birmingham

If you are into Asian food, and want something with a street feel, but with restaurant quality ingredients, then have we got a treat for you!

This was one of our best “Street Food Finds”, and we are looking forward to tracking them down and trying more.
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Carluccio’s, Derby

So in September, we went out for a fancy meal at Carluccios in Derby’s. Here’s what I thought… First of all I need to mention that the staff were so helpful and wonderful with what I could have. We did book in advance so they were aware, but nonetheless they were amazing. I never felt ostracised or that I was being awkward. They were happy to assist in any way that they could.
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Carnero Lounge, Derby

We visited the Carnero Lounge in Derby around 4 months ago, and I go past there almost every single day on the way to work and remember it fondly. It has cute coloured chairs and tables outside for sunny days, and inside it is actually my dream reataurant.

All of the chairs and tables are mismatched, but somehow still go. The walls have a beautiful vintage-esque floral wallpaper, and there are loads of knick knacks and old things scattered about to look at while you wait. There is also an extensive cocktail menu which is fabulous for a night out too.
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SOY, Berlin

We went to SOY Berlin when we were in Germany over the summer. Located in the beautiful district of Mitte, we came here for an evening meal after exploring all day. It was lovely and sunny, and the thing I remember most was all of the people hanging out with friends in the public parks. It really was nice to see people out and about enjoying the sunshine instead of sitting inside watching TV.
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Doughnotts, Derby

The recent talk of the town has been that the delightful Doughnotts (Facebook and Twitter here) has put down roots on my favourite street Sadler Gate. I actually saw this news on one late shift at work, feeling a tad grumpy on my break I spotted an announcement. And that they did vegan doughnuts. Well, I needed to have them. It’s been so long since I had a fancy pants doughnut, I even got up at 6am on my day off to get some!
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Mount Fuji, Birmingham

Nestled in the heart of Birmingham city centre, just outside of the bullring, Mount Fuji is convenient and delicious.  All of the food comes in a sweet little lacquered Bento Box. You can actually buy them on their online store too. Imagine taking that beauty into work
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Compton Verney, Warwickshire

When discussing veganism with people, I usually get asked if I am missing out. The answer is no, usually there is something I can have to eat. I find I don’t go hungry and there are plenty of “accidentally vegan” snacks and foods available. Compton Verney did not disappoint with my food.
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Cafe Soya, Birmingham

Sometimes, you find a place to eat that completely surprises you with how good it is. Cafe Soya in Birmingham is one of those places. I was expecting okay food, but ended up with something incredible. There are two branches in the city centre, I went to the one on the Arcadian. It was around Chinese New Year, so the whole alleyway was filled with red paper lanterns and streamers. Very pretty indeed. Although, stupidly, I didn’t get a picture.
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1847, Birmingham

Birmingham changes every time we visit. There are so many fabulous things to see and do and places to eat that we didn’t know about a fair few of them.

1847 is named after the year the Vegetarian Society was founded. They are a chain, but as the lovely lady serving told me, each menu for each one is different. They also change the menu’s seasonally to keep everything fresh.
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Annies Burger Shack, Nottingham

Can you imagine eating at a non-vegan restaurant where you can order anything off the menu without worrying if you can eat it? Well Annie’s is the only place we have found that is like it!

With a fantastically inventive menu of burgers, EVERY ONE is available as Veggie or Vegan! One of our favourite places and great service too.
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Do you have a favourite place to eat, Or have any suggestions for places we can review? Please let us know by emailing info@carnieandtheherb.com