Bottomless Sunday Brunch @ Tanner & Co, London

Bars & Pubs, BYB Travels

This weekend I headed to London for a fabulous birthday brunch at Tanner & Co in Bermondsey. Located in South London, a stone’s throw from everyone’s favourite phalic building, The Shard, and London Bridge, Tanner & Co is a gorgeous bar and restaurant. They offer breakfast and brunch, but this visit is all about the […]

March 20, 2018

Ramen revelations @ Tonkotsu, Selfridges

restaurants, Review

I finally paid a visit to Tonkotsu in Selfridges after seeing some Instagram posts that made me hungry a few months ago. Located in the food hall, in spite of the pretty imagery truth be told I didn’t have particularly high expectations. After all, it’s just noodle soup isn’t it? No, no it isn’t. Tonkotsu […]

March 17, 2018

Indian street food @ Rola Wala Selfridges

restaurants, Review

Rola Wala has replaced Izza Pizza in the Selfridges food court, and I’ve been down to try its Indian street food offerings. To be honest, I rolled my eyes a bit when I heard yet another Indian street food venue was opening. It’s not that I don’t like them (I would happily eat dosa on […]

March 13, 2018

Brunch and lunch @ Wayland’s Yard

Cafes, Review

It’s gained quite a reputation in Worcester, so it makes me happy that the second Wayland’s Yard to open up is in sunny Birmingham. Promising ‘proper coffee and proper food’, Wayland’s Yard can be found on Bull Street, just off Colmore Row. Its focus is brunch and lunch making it a daytime destination, ideal for […]

March 10, 2018

El Borracho de Oro pop up @ 1000 Trades

Pop ups, Review

A new month brings a new pop up to 1000 Trades, and I can’t deny I was absolutely buzzing to find out it was El Borracho de Oro taking over the kitchen. Led by El Borracho de Oro’s head honcho (and absolute gem) Emma-Louise Yufera, I was hoping for big Spanish flavours and some bespoke […]

March 8, 2018

Becoming a barista @ 200 Degrees

Cafes, Review

I spent last weekend locked in the basement of 200 Degrees with a group of women and a man called Alex. That sounds more ominous than it was really. I was actually taking part in a barista training class offered at 200 Degrees, rather than being held in some kind of Fred West style lock […]

March 6, 2018

Wings Wednesday @ Original Patty Men

Ramblings, restaurants, Review

You know Original Patty Men serve up some decent burgers at the weekend, but did you know they’re now open midweek and knocking out some pretty epic chicken wings? I got wind of Wings Wednesday through a combination of Twitter posts and my pal Chris (otherwise known as The Fat Foodie) who lives for fried […]

March 4, 2018

Bottomless brunch @ Lost and Found

Bars & Pubs, Review

I’ve always had a soft spot for Lost and Found and this new-look version is top banana. Lost and Found on Bennetts Hill officially reopens Friday March 2nd, but last week some friends and I checked out the newly renovated bar to try the updated bottomless brunch. It’s a hard life.. no really it is, […]

March 1, 2018

Disappointing menu changes @ Bodega

Ramblings, restaurants, Review

Bodega has changed its menu, and I’m not a fan. Yup, you heard me. My love affair with Bodega has come to an end. A crashing, disappointing end. As anyone who regularly reads this blog will know, I’ve been a long standing fan of this Bitters n Twisted venue. I’ve championed it and defended it […]

February 22, 2018

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