Cocktails and mead @ The Vanguard at 1000 Trades


Bars & Pubs, Events, Review

Calling all booze fans: The Vanguard at 1000 Trades is open… and it’s bloody brilliant. The Vanguard at 1000 Trades is new to the Brum drink scene is spearheaded by cocktail consultant Sam Boulton, who’s (thankfully) bringing something new to the party. Like many bars in Brum, The Vanguard’s menu boasts a plethora of artisan spirits and cocktails, […]

February 20, 2018

Spicy surprises @ Indian Brewery, Snow Hill


restaurants, Review

I can’t remember how long I’ve actually been waiting to try the food at Indian Brewery, but suffice to say it’s been a ruddy long time. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to (Indian Brewery has already gained a solid reputation for its tasty grub) but everyone’s banged on about it so much I was […]

February 19, 2018

Relaxed lunches @ Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston


Cafes, Review

I first visited Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston back in July, on a not-very-warm-at-all summer’s day. I was impressed by the high ceilings and changing aesthetics as you moved from room to room; the food wasn’t bad either. Fast forward 7 months and I found myself back at Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston (on the whispers of some […]

February 17, 2018

Where to eat in Birmingham for Chinese New Year


Ramblings, restaurants

庆祝. Chinese New Year is upon us today (16th February) and across Birmingham you’ll likely find restaurants celebrating as they enter the year of the dog. With colourful and vibrant Chinese New Year parties being thrown and oodles of noodles to slurp, there’s never been a better day to visit some of the best places […]

February 16, 2018

Simple French dining @ Bistrot Pierre


restaurants, Review

For the first time in years The Husband and I decided to go out on a date on Valentine’s Day, choosing Bistrot Pierre for dinner. Usually we either do nothing (because it’s actually nonsense) or we grab a meal a few days later to avoid watching Tinder’s finest snogging, but Ian promised me carbs and […]

February 15, 2018

Overhyped hot dogs @ Not Dogs Bullring


Delis & Takeaway, Review

Having heard so many meat-free bloggers I know rate the place, I really wanted to love Not Dogs Bullring. Offering vegan and vegetarian friendly hot dogs, burgers and rice pots, Not Dogs Bullring is a seemingly always busy little spot on the concourse linking the Bull Ring and Grand Central. Having wanted to try the […]

February 14, 2018

Tapas with a warm welcome @ Amantia


restaurants, Review

The last time I visited Amantia it was the launch night. It rained so heavily that by the time I got to Bennetts Hill from Digbeth I half expected Pennywise to greet me with a red balloon. Alas it was PJ from Big Brother holding a bowl of paella, but same difference. The venue Making […]

February 7, 2018

A weekend in Krakow, Poland


BYB Travels

Being honest, I don’t really post much about the world outside of Birmingham (this blog is called Bite Your Brum after all) but I’ve just had such a mega weekend in Krakow that I wanted to share a bit about the foodie side of the trip. Being that so many of you gave me must […]

February 1, 2018

Thai food @ Sabai Sabai, City Centre


restaurants, Review

I have a longstanding love affair with Asian cuisine and more specifically Thai food; this stems from my university days in Leicester. I had naff all money to my name at 19 – largely due to a fondness for snakebite and Lambert & Butler – but whatever I could rustle up from my part time […]

January 27, 2018