Birmingham has more than played its part in rock ‘n’ roll history. But we never thought a reunion of two ex-bandmates would improve Brum’s other brilliant export: food. Jamie Desogus and Rob Hennebry met as bandmates at the age of 21 with Jamie on the drums and Rob playing bass. But are reforming as icons of the restaurant industry to launch The Bun & Barrel in Harborne this January.
Jamie launched the Michelin-approved Harborne Kitchen in 2016, while Rob has run restaurants all over the world from Beijing to London. Together, they will open their new restaurant on January 20 serving high-quality burgers and a selection of barrel-aged beverages. Paying homage to their and Birmingham’s musical past, rock ‘n’ roll will soundtrack service as the interior also celebrates their musical heritage.
“We can’t wait to bring The Bun & Barrel to Harborne,” said Jamie Desogus, co-founder of The Bun & Barrel. “It’s a super casual concept, we want people to really kick back and relax; grab a burger and a beer or cocktail, and maybe a game of pool. I’m pretty confident we’ll be serving the best burgers on the block.”
The Bun & Barrel’s house burger is made from HiHimalayanalt Aged Beef and infused with bone marrow, whilst the demi brioche bun is made from scratch by the Harborne Kitchen team. Other highlights include a Surf & Turf burger, combining seared pork belly and scallop, and a Crab Bun with soft shell tempura and mango chilli salsa.
As the name suggests, drinks are equally important to The Bun & Barrel. They will sell locally brewed beers from Attic Brewery, a selection of barrel-aged cocktails and wines from Wine Freedom on draught. There will also be a permanent pool table at the restaurant too. To learn more head here.