Simple French dining @ Bistrot Pierre


restaurants, Review

For the first time in years The Husband and I decided to go out on a date on Valentine’s Day, choosing Bistrot Pierre for dinner. Usually we either do nothing (because it’s actually nonsense) or we grab a meal a few days later to avoid watching Tinder’s finest snogging, but Ian promised me carbs and […]

February 15, 2018

Tapas with a warm welcome @ Amantia


restaurants, Review

The last time I visited Amantia it was the launch night. It rained so heavily that by the time I got to Bennetts Hill from Digbeth I half expected Pennywise to greet me with a red balloon. Alas it was PJ from Big Brother holding a bowl of paella, but same difference. The venue Making […]

February 7, 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

Hanging kebabs and The Canal House revisited


restaurants, Review

After a bout of heavy snow and freezing temperatures, Birmingham turned into a death trap ice rink earlier this month. I didn’t so much walk to Liam Gallagher’s gig at the NIA rather I slid there, like some kind of shit-faced Bambi. Having bought The Husband tickets to see Manchester’s favourite yob back in October […]

December 23, 2017

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

Italian dining @ Cucina Rustica


restaurants, Review

I recently visited Cucina Rustica in the St Paul’s area of Birmingham Leafy and picturesque, St Paul’s Square is slowly but surely becoming one of my favourite spots in the city. Nestled below the bustling streets of the Jewellery Quarter, this small but vibrant part of Birmingham becomes a hive of activity come the weekend; […]

November 7, 2017

A Vegas wedding and a restorative Greek getaway  


BYB Travels

Vegas wedding broken woman coming through  Well hello there! As you can imagine the last few weeks have been a bit of a blur for me, but I’m pleased to say our wedding in Las Vegas went swimmingly (probably thanks to the endless supply of frozen margaritas) and I’m now officially a wife. Madness. We […]

October 30, 2017

Happy first birthday to Rofuto (Park Regis Hotel)


Events, restaurants

I was recently invited to attend the first birthday of Rofuto, and after being promised an evening of cocktails and sushi (despite my wedding dress diet woes) I made my way gleefully to Park Regis Hotel, also the home of 1565. I’d heard a lot about this skyline restaurant before the event and was really excited to […]

October 2, 2017

Bloggers Banquet @ Chung Ying Garden 


Events, restaurants

I have a confession: before the Blogger Banquet event recently I hadn’t actually eaten at Chung Ying Garden.  I’ve walked past it a million times over the years as I’ve trundled through China Town, (usually on my way to Nightingales after too many adult lemonades) but had never made it through the bright red doors. […]

August 3, 2017

Photos from Colmore Row Food Festival


Events, Pop ups

This weekend saw the welcome return of Colmore Row Food Festival; celebrating and showcasing the best restaurants, bars, cafes and bistros this fab part of Brum has to offer. The two-day event – which annually takes over Victoria Square – took place over the 30th June and 1st July, and featured stalls from some of the most popular […]

July 3, 2017