Cheese Fest Birmingham @ The Custard Factory


Events, Ramblings

It will come as little surprise to literally anyone that knows me I attended Cheese Fest Birmingham last week. The two day festival of fromage took place at The Custard Factory in Digbeth, and offered cheese fans the opportunity to.. well, eat a shit load of cheese, basically. I joined my foodie pal Fay on […]

November 23, 2017

Sunday lunch @ Chez Mal, Malmaison 


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I have a well documented love affair with Malmaison, and having discovered my foodie friend Fay (try saying that with your mouthful) hadn’t tried the delectable Sunday Brunch the place is so hyped for I immediately booked us a table. The three course feast at Chez Mal starts with soup and access to the Chef’s […]

November 21, 2017

Foodie finds @ Birmingham German Market


Pop ups, Ramblings

Grab your thermals and stuff your wallets with dosh – the annual Christmas market has rolled into Brum once again. Whether you love it or hate it – it’s like festive Marmite for locals – the annual Birmingham German Market is a hugely popular part of the city’s social calendar. Here even earlier than usual (it’s […]

November 16, 2017

Chilled tapas and great wine @ Pinchos


Bars & Pubs, Cafes, Review

Pinchos tapas bar opens in Birmingham, and it’s a love letter to Spain. The winding streets of Barcelona are a joy for food lovers, with rustic cafes and bars offering Spanish snacks nestled in every nook and cranny. I truly love that city, having been many times both as a solo traveller and with friends. […]

November 14, 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

Simple Italian dining @ Del Villaggio


restaurants, Review

Recently we took a trip to Del Villaggio on Broad Street. I’ve never been the biggest fan of Broad Street, and until my boyfriend and I became Unlimited members of Cineworld (at the Five Ways end of the street) a few years ago I’d not spent much time in that area of the city. In […]

September 26, 2017

Steak club @ Bar + Block


restaurants, Review

After a brilliant, but incredibly busy, weekend I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself at the start of last week. Don’t get me wrong, most of it was self inflicted (my hen do was epic; I thought I was dying until Wednesday) but I was most definitely in need of a post-weekend pick […]

September 22, 2017

Badass big burgers @ The Old Crown Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

With its big beer garden and tempting sounding burgers it was inevitable I’d end up dining in The Old Crown Digbeth eventually; coincidentally next door to the weekly DDC street food pop up. Birmingham’s oldest inn, The Old Crown dates right back to 1368 (I think dinosaurs were alive then?) and is a beautiful building; […]

August 22, 2017

Summer menu tasting @ Cosy Club Birmingham


Bars & Pubs, restaurants, Review

July saw the launch of a summer menu at Cosy Club Birmingham so I went along to sample some of the new dishes available alongside a few cocktails. For those unfamiliar with this bar come restaurant, it’s an eclectic mix of plush furnishing, peculiar paintings, and over the top decor. It manages to feel like a vintage […]

August 7, 2017

Summer menu tasting @ Marmalade The Rep


Events, restaurants, Review

Marmalade The Rep I like The REP for its on sight restaurant/bar, Marmalade The Rep which I’ve use for client meetings and also visited several times with friends for pre-theatre cocktails, so I was delighted to be invited to try the new menu. Meeting on a Monday evening in June, the blogger event was designed […]

June 19, 2017