Fish and chips @ Tasty Plaice, Grand Central


restaurants, Review

About 6 weeks ago I was moaning on Twitter about the lack of decent chippies in Birmingham city centre. As if by some chip-based magic, Tasty Plaice opened at Grand Central in April offering what it calls “probably the best fish and chips in the world.” That’s quite a bold statement, especially for a small […]

April 14, 2018

Getting festively plump @ Original Patty Men


restaurants, Review

Realising it was just two weeks until Christmas, and struggling to feel remotely festive, the latest Original Patty Men special couldn’t have come at a better time. What better way to get into the spirit than with a burger covered in sprouts, eh? I saw the Everyday I’m Brusselin (£9.50) on the OPM twitter page […]

December 13, 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

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

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

Getting messy @ Nosh and Quaff 


restaurants, Review

Adjacent to Victoria Square at the far end of Colmore Row, Nosh and Quaff has made quite a name for itself since its opening in 2015. Serving up comfort food with the volume turned up, Nosh and Quaff is an independent eatery inviting guests to get dirty with their dishes in a stylish setting. Part […]

July 26, 2017

Posh pub snacks @ The Red Lion


Bars & Pubs, Review

I recently found myself in the big garden of The Red Lion which sits between Jewellery Quarter and Hockley. Despite looking a bit like an ‘old man pub’ in the bar areas inside, the small beer garden at the rear is a nice little sun trap. Not only that but I’d heard whispers that The […]

June 23, 2017

Uninspiring pub grub @ Bacchus Bar


Bars & Pubs, Review

With a trip to the cinema to see the preview of Baby Driver later on that night, Ian and I decided to head to Bacchus Bar on New Street. Squirrelled away down two flights of stairs in Burlington Arcade, Bacchus Bar is a wonderfully weird little spot that offers traditional pub grub and a vast variety […]

June 22, 2017