An introduction to Burger Shop, Worcester


BYB Travels, restaurants, Review

Last weekend I headed to Worcester for my friend Emma’s birthday, making a refuel stop at Burger Shop after an afternoon of gin. Found under an old railway arch, Burger Shop has recently enjoyed award success, winning Best Casual Dining restaurant at the Midland Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards in June. Accolades are good but […]

July 26, 2018

Where to eat great pizza in Birmingham


Ramblings, restaurants

Let’s kick this off in the same rational way I approach most things in life: I’m a firm believer that if you don’t like pizza there must be something seriously wrong with you. I’m not kidding. If carbs and cheese can’t make you happy then we have nothing in common. Pizza is great to eat […]

July 20, 2018

Weekend tapas @ El Borracho de Oro, Edgbaston


restaurants, Review

Don’t tell owner Emma, but I’ve secretly moved in to El Borracho de Oro. The floor isn’t that comfortable but the food is worth the bad back. I seem to spend more time at the Edgbaston restaurant than my own home, but it’s hard to stay away from a place oozing charm and knocking out […]

July 1, 2018

Pasta and pizza @ Mi Amore, Fleet Street


restaurants, Review

We don’t have a lot of Italian restaurants in Birmingham city centre. Actually, that’s not true – we have an abundance of them. What we don’t have is many good Italian restaurants. I’ve lived in and around the city centre for over 12 years now, and it’s only in the last year or so I’ve […]

June 20, 2018

Sushi with a side of showmanship @ Shogun, The Cube


restaurants, Review

Recently I attended an intimate showcase evening at The Cube which included dinner at Shogun: a teppanyaki and sushi bar. I must confess I haven’t eaten at any of the restaurants in The Cube for sometime, although I have (over the years) visited most for birthdays and Wine Weekend. Before arriving I wasn’t sure which […]

June 1, 2018