Last weekend, Joe and I had a Saturday night of fun in Birmingham feat. burgers, Snobs, cocktails and The Kooks.
We first stopped off for some grub at Byron in Birmingham city centre. But this was more than grub. So much more.
Byron on Birmingham’s New Street was first opened in October 2016 and has brightened up the corner of New Street with its pretty pastel colours. My main man, Paddy, was our waiter for the evening and his lil Irish accent brightened our eves (shout out to Paddy).
We went for a starter of Nachos For 2 feat an overload of toppings everyone loves. No one likes it when restaurants slack on the toppings front and you’re left with nothing but plain nachos once you’ve demolished the upper layer. Top marks for Paddy and friends. You go Paddy.
After that Joe went for the Cheese Burger with fries. And I opted for the Bean Patty Burger with Fries. Am I vegetarian? No. I am thoroughly carnivore. It just looked that good.
The Cheese Burger is your classic beef burger with mature cheddar, lettuce, tomato red onion and mayonnaise and The Bean Patty Burger is a veggie burger option with roasted peppers, goats cheese, baby spinach, tomato, red onion, aioli and a Byron sauce. We washed this down with a pint of Camden Hells lager each.
In total our meal came to just under £45, a lil bit pricey but the burgers were filling enough and in hindsight the starter definitely was not needed. Joe and I have made a pact never to eat nachos at a restaurant for starter ever again as they are the ultimate main meal spoiler.
Shout out to Paddy (last time).
92 New Street
Tel: 0121 6161560
Jekyll & Hyde
After Byron, we headed to the Jekyll and Hyde on Steelhouse Lane, a fun dark Alice in Wonderland kinda venue, that specialises in gin and fun cocktails.
I am obsessed with their sweets cocktails and went for the 2 for £9 deal. I went for the:
- Love Hearts – Absolut Raspberry vodka, rose & lavender syrups with lemon & apple juice.
- Pear Drop – Absolut Pears vodka, lychee liqueur & rose syrup with a touch of cranberry & lemon
You can find Jekyll and Hyde’s cocktail menu by clicking here.
Jekyll & Hyde
28 Steelhouse Lane
Tel: 0121 236 0345
Once we finished our drinks at the Jekyll & Hyde, we headed down to the O2 Academy in Birmingham to see The Kooks!
My inner 11 year old self was absolutely loving it and weeped at the fact that Joe was that bit too young when The Kooks were at their prime to know the vast majority of their classic tunes.
The gig ended on a high with Naive where I mostly reminisced about fancying Zac Efron with his Bieber bowl cut in his non-High School Musical film debut in 17 Again.