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

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

Brunching with friends @ Saint Kitchen

Cafes, Review

One of the things I like about working from home is that I can take my laptop and work remotely. I often meet up with fellow food blogger Fay to swap ideas and co-work, and last week we managed to drag along George too. Meeting at Saint Kitchen in St Paul’s Square one frosty Friday, […]

December 7, 2017

A weekend of food and fun in Devon

BYB Travels, Ramblings

I’ve just spent a lazy, long weekend in the deepest depths of the Devonshire countryside. My lovely friend, Bethan, sorted us out with a gorgeous big house (with an indoor pool no less) to use, and we spent the vast majority of the 3 days napping, eating fattening treats and quaffing copious amounts of Malbec. […]

November 13, 2017

Boston Tea Party opens a new cafe in Edgbaston 

Cafes, Events, Review

A new cafe has opened in Edgbaston as part of the popular Boston Tea Party chain; the 20th UK opening for the group. If you’re unfamiliar with BTP, the chain is famed for hearty brunches and a relaxed, cool environment. You’ll always find people having laid back meetings or tapping away at laptops with a […]

July 20, 2017

A working lunch @ Bella Italia New Street

restaurants, Review

Bella Italia New Street In the middle of the week I found myself in town running a few errands before a meeting; having just 45 minutes spare we decided on Bella Italia New Street. This is part of the wider chain of Italian inspired restaurants and is somewhere I used to eat in a lot […]

May 28, 2017

Brunching @ Urban Cafe, Church Street

Cafes, Review

Urban Cafe is my new favourite place. On Sunday I made the decision to get myself back to the gym after several weeks of boozing, eating junk food and generally being a bit of a scamp, and this also involved a trip to Urban Cafe. After a cardio session (and an hour in the spa) […]

May 16, 2017

Breakfast of champions @ Boston Tea Party

Cafes, Ramblings, Review

I’m a fan of Boston Tea Party Just thinking about Boston Tea Party breakfast makes me want to tap the heart emoji until my finger falls off. As well as creating over the top photo opps with bowls of zoats at home, I also enjoy letting someone else make a mess of the kitchen from time […]

April 27, 2017

Sushi sampling @ Wasabi, Grand Central


I’ve been mildly obsessed with Wasabi sushi since 2015 when I discovered the chain on a work trip to London. Having stumbled upon the takeaway sushi joints by accident (read: I was lost) my hungry belly was beyond happy to receive a selection of California rolls and nigiri. So much so that I went back […]

March 24, 2017

A grand brunch @ Yorks Cafe

Cafes, Ramblings, Review

Set just 100m from Birmingham New Street round the corner from Victoria Square, Yorks Cafe is somewhat of an institution with Brummies, in particular those city centre dwellers that know the unbridalled joy that a good brunch can provide. There are serveral Yorks in Birmingham city centre now (the most recent addition being in the […]

February 8, 2017