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

Kanteen opens in the Custard Factory


Cafes, Ramblings

Attention lovers of brunch: there is a new cafe in Digbeth offering healthy but delicious food! Set in the Custard Factory, Kanteen is a new start up and it’s bloody brilliant. It launched officially yesterday (22nd Sept) and I popped along on the opening day to check out what was on offer. And I’ll say […]

September 23, 2017

Electro Brunch @ Gaucho Birmingham


Events, restaurants

With my hen do this weekend coming I had every intention of having a ‘quiet one’ on Saturday, but instead I accepted an invitation to a bloggers event at Gaucho Birmingham. The coveted Electro Brunch – a weekly all you can eat and drink thrill ride – has been on my ‘to do’ list since I […]

September 12, 2017

Smoking Bagels launches new Birmingham store 


Cafes, Events

Smoking Bagels has opened a permanent Birmingham store, and celebrated the launch with an all day event at the end of July. Starting life as a mobile food van, Smoking Bagels has been growing and evolving in recent months, resulting in the opening of a full time shop. Most recently you might have spotted the […]

July 30, 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

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

Sunday brunch @ Bistro du Vin


Hotels, restaurants, Review

A few weeks ago I got to experience the famous Bistro du Vin Sunday Brunch at Hotel Du Vin, which sits right between the Jewellery Quarter and Snow Hill areas. My wonderful friend Flic gave me the lunch as a gift – she knows me well! – and we finally found the time to enjoy […]

February 28, 2017

Feta & scrambled egg stuffed ‘shrooms


Recipe

You know that feeling when… you’re aware it’s a few days before the food shopping is due and, rather than having planned meals ready to go in the fridge, you’re left staring at random wilting ingredients hoping your imagination will take over and create something wonderful.. yeah, welcome to my world today. With all the […]

February 22, 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