The Bun & Barrel, new burger restaurant to open in Harborne 20th January

The walk-in-only restaurant will bring burgers made with the finest ingredients, barrel-aged beverages and a rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack to Harborne from 20th January

The Bun & Barrel, a brand-new burger restaurant and the brainchild of Harborne Kitchen’s Jamie Desogus and Rob Hennebry, will open in Harborne on 20th January.

Long-time friends, Jamie and Rob met as bandmates at the age of 21 with Jamie on the drums and Rob playing bass. Rob went on to hone a career in hospitality running restaurants all over the world from Beijing to Dublin to London, whilst Jamie launched Harborne Kitchen in 2016. The suburban restaurant has gone on to feature in The Good Food Guide, The Michelin Guide and was awarded a green star for its sustainability practices in the Michelin Guide Awards in 2021.

The Bun & Barrel house burger will be made from Himalyan Salt Aged Beef and infused with bone marrow, whilst the demi brioche bun is made from scratch by the Harborne Kitchen team. Other highlights from the menu include a Surf & Turf burger, showcasing confit & seared pork belly, and scallop, and a Crab Bun with soft shell tempura, and mango and chilli salsa.

Jamie and Rob have worked their mutual love for music into The Bun & Barrel concept, interior design elements celebrate musical heritage whilst every service will operate against a rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack. The restaurant will also be home to a permanent pool table.

The Bun & Barrel will showcase locally brewed beers from Attic Brewery, a selection of barrel-aged cocktails and wines from Wine Freedom on draught.

Jamie Desogus, co-founder of The Bun & Barrel, said,

We can’t wait to bring The Bun & Barrel to Harborne. 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. We’ll be using the very best ingredients, and with my pastry team at Harborne Kitchen making the demi brioche buns from scratch, I’m pretty confident we’ll be serving the best burgers on the block.

The Bun & Barrel will open on Friday 20th January, for walk-ins only.

The Bun & Barrel will be located at 152A High Street, Harborne, B17 9NP.

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