Steak and wine @ Fiesta Del Asado, Solihull


restaurants, Review

Argentinian restaurant Fiesta Del Asado has expanded, with a new venue in Solihull now open. The independent restaurant originally started life in Edgbaston, gaining a reputation for quality ingredients and a welcoming atmosphere. I’ve eaten at the original location several times and always found it a positive experience, so I was interested to see if Fiesta Del […]

January 14, 2019

Sunday lunch @ The Old Crown, Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

Four adults, a baby and an overexcited spaniel walk into a pub… The Old Crown in Digbeth, to be precise. After a busy few weeks the plan was simple: a quiet Sunday lunch in a cosy pub. The beauty of having a small human in your squad is that you have to pre-plan, to some […]

January 6, 2019

A week of food and drink in Birmingham #9


Ramblings

Another week, another obscene amount of food. With Christmas approaching I should probably be saving myself but, well, where’s the fun in that? This week has included pizza, Sunday lunch and some cocktails. Come take a look at the best bits from the last seven days. The Wolf, Jewellery Quarter I’ve got a new contender […]

December 18, 2018

Sunday lunch @ The Wolf, Jewellery Quarter


Bars & Pubs, Review

I recently wrote a post about the best Sunday dinners in Birmingham, but I think I’ve got a new addition to that list. Step forward The Wolf in Jewellery Quarter. Ian and I have always really enjoyed this pub, found about 10 minutes walk from Snow Hill. The tap beer selection is great but it’s […]

December 13, 2018

A first glimpse of Legna, Fleet Street


Ramblings, restaurants

Brief post today on Legna – the second restaurant in Birmingham to be opened by Aktar Islam. Replacing Mi Amore, the opening of this new Italian fine dining restaurant and bar has been hotly anticipated, especially considering the success of Aktar’s first venue, Opheem, just yards away. As you can see from the photos below, […]

December 8, 2018

Bottomless Sunday lunch @ 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 15, 2018

Quaglino’s Mayfair, London


BYB Travels

I recently visited Quaglino’s in Mayfair during a work trip to the capital. I’m not particularly familiar with this area of London (I don’t think a fleeting visit via a Monopoly board counts) but I was excited to have dinner in the private dining room here. Despite being a Monday night in January the restaurant was busy, […]

January 17, 2018

A very special lunch @ The Wilderness


restaurants, Review

Last month I was lucky enough to be able to dine at The Wilderness. Having booked our visit all the way back in October, it’s a restaurant I’ve been eager to visit for a very long time. Promising a unique lunch full of surprises, I was practically skipping to the much-hyped restaurant with my husband. […]

January 12, 2018

Friday night supper @ Tom’s Kitchen


restaurants, Review

One of the longstanding ‘must try’ restaurants I’ve been meaning to dine in is Tom’s Kitchen, and earlier this month I finally got to try Tom’s tucker. Like most food bloggers I have an increasingly long list of restaurants, cafes and bars I’d like to visit. My list has never had less than 20 places […]

December 9, 2017