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

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

The Lenchford Inn, Worcester


Ramblings

A quick post today regarding a recent visit I had to The Lenchford Inn. Technically this place isn’t in Birmingham (there’s nothing technical about it; it’s in Worcestershire) but it’s a lovely riverside setting for dinner, so I thought I’d pop a bit of information on here in case it’s of interest/use to anyone. The […]

September 24, 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

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

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

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

Beef and Malbec Masterclass @ Gaucho Birmingham


Events, restaurants

Gaucho Birmingham is lovely, I can tell you. There are very few things in life I love more than steak and red wine (sorry Ian) so I was beyond excited to be invited to attend the Beef and Malbec Masterclass at Gaucho Birmingham this week. An exclusive event for press and foodie bloggers, the intimate […]

May 18, 2017

Place your bets: The Restaurant, Broadway Casino 


restaurants, Review

Visiting Broadway Casino With our forthcoming nuptials in Sin City at the forefront of mind, I was delighted to be invited to Broadway Casino to check out their Italian eatery, aptly named The Restaurant. First impressions of The Restaurant (which opened in January this year) are good, and the elevated open plan nature of the […]

April 24, 2017