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Food & Drink News

Indico Indian street kitchen review

Indico Indian street kitchen review

I’ve passed Parkgate Shopping Centre, Stratford Rd, Shirley many times and until now, I’ve only seen it as an inconvenience, as I always end up in the lane… Read more »

Natural Healthy Foods review by Kristin Guzder

Natural Healthy Foods review by Kristin Guzder

With a 360% increase in British people adopting plant-based eating in the last decade it is undeniable that the life style choice is becoming increasingly mainstream. While… Read more »

Valentine’s Day – Bitters N Twisted Venues

Valentine’s Day – Bitters N Twisted Venues

Jekyll & Hyde – Gin, Cheese and Charcuterie Experience On Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th February, gin lovers are invited to a relaxing evening in the parlour… Read more »

Fressh Vegan Eatery review

Fressh Vegan Eatery review

I’d heard so many great things about Fressh, a plant-based food haven for veggies and vegans alike. Therefore, I was more than excited to go and try… Read more »

Food, Drink & Discovery on Birmingham’s Canals

Food, Drink & Discovery on Birmingham’s Canals

The Birmingham canals have evolved from their role as the beating heart of the industrial revolution to be a charming hub of culture and relaxation for all… Read more »

The Best Student Bars in Birmingham

The Best Student Bars in Birmingham

Birmingham is Britain’s second largest student city, with five universities: Aston, Birmingham City, the University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham and Newman University College. Aston (rated 33rd in… Read more »

The Best Wine Bars in Birmingham

The Best Wine Bars in Birmingham

With the growing number of cocktail bars and ale drinking establishments, it may be easy to overlook some of the plush wine bars in Birmingham. This list… Read more »

Birmingham’s First Whisky Bar to Open in the Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham’s First Whisky Bar to Open in the Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham is set to get its first dedicated whisky bar on Vyse Street from the founder of The Birmingham Whisky Club and Festival. Set inside the Museum… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club relaunches Thurs 25th Jan with new Cafe!

Digbeth Dining Club relaunches Thurs 25th Jan with new Cafe!

The Midlands’ premier street-food destination, Digbeth Dining Club, is returning to Digbeth on Thursday, 25th January. The multi-award winning street-food event based in Digbeth which brings together… Read more »

Mr Jerk serves up a Jamaican BBQ on Don’t Tell the Bride

Mr Jerk serves up a Jamaican BBQ on Don’t Tell the Bride

Birmingham Street Food Trader Mr Jerk serves up a Jamaican BBQ for Black Country Couple on Don’t Tell the Bride Adrenaline junkie Mark wanted to fly high… Read more »

What’s on News

This House coming to Birmingham REP 17-21 April 2018

This House coming to Birmingham REP 17-21 April 2018

The casting has been announced for James Graham’s critically acclaimed and prescient political drama This House which is coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre 17-21 April. The 20-strong… Read more »

Flatpack Film Festival No. 12

Flatpack Film Festival No. 12

The feast of film returns for a twelfth year and it’s going to be the biggest festival programme yet… The ten-day film extravaganza will take place this… Read more »

Overload DJ Night by Tape Throb Records

Overload DJ Night by Tape Throb Records

Tape Throb are a Birmingham based record label who are branching out into promotion. Their first event, Overload, will be one in a series, and begins on the… Read more »

Birmingham Arts & Science Festival 2018

Birmingham Arts & Science Festival 2018

12 – 18 MARCH 2018, BIRMINGHAM, UK #ARTSSCIFEST The University of Birmingham’s Arts & Science Festival have announced the programme for the 6th edition of the festival,… Read more »

Post-Paradise 11

Post-Paradise 11

Post-Paradise is a grassroots experimental music concert series run by a collective of composers based in Birmingham, UK. Now in its second season, Post-Paradise has created a… Read more »

The Winslow Boy comes to The REP

The Winslow Boy comes to The REP

THE WINSLOW BOY BY TERENCE RATTIGAN DIRECTED BY RACHEL KAVANAUGH WEDNESDAY 21 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 3 MARCH 2018 A major new revival of Terence Rattigan’s gripping masterpiece,… Read more »

Valentine’s Day – Bitters N Twisted Venues

Valentine’s Day – Bitters N Twisted Venues

Jekyll & Hyde – Gin, Cheese and Charcuterie Experience On Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th February, gin lovers are invited to a relaxing evening in the parlour… Read more »

Live Music & DJ Nights in Birmingham Feb 2018

Live Music & DJ Nights in Birmingham Feb 2018

Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work with local promoters and venues each month to… Read more »

Wedding Rebels on The March to Brum

Wedding Rebels on The March to Brum

Rebel brides and grooms from across the UK are heading to Birmingham’s Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza 2018 show this March to defy tradition, decline the ordinary and push their personalities… Read more »

Birmingham’s First Whisky Bar to Open in the Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham’s First Whisky Bar to Open in the Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham is set to get its first dedicated whisky bar on Vyse Street from the founder of The Birmingham Whisky Club and Festival. Set inside the Museum… Read more »

Live Music in Birmingham

Live Music & DJ Nights in Birmingham Feb 2018

Live Music & DJ Nights in Birmingham Feb 2018

Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work with local promoters and venues each month to ensure you won’t be missing out on the very best this city has offer. For our pick of the best gigs in Brum Feb 2018, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for full listings. Recommended [Read More...]

Grapevine Features

Indico Indian street kitchen review

Indico Indian street kitchen review

I’ve passed Parkgate Shopping Centre, Stratford Rd, Shirley many times and until now, I’ve only seen it as an inconvenience, as I always end up in the lane… Read more »

Rainbow Venues welcome new drug policy recommendation by Police Commissioner

Rainbow Venues welcome new drug policy recommendation by Police Commissioner

The team behind The Rainbow Venues in Birmingham, UK have welcomed recommendations for a new regional drug policy put forward by West Midlands Police Commissioner David Jamieson…. Read more »

Brief Encounter at The REP review Charlotte Burholt

Brief Encounter at The REP review Charlotte Burholt

Kneehigh Theatre’s reimagining of Brief Encounter is a touching and refreshing look at a classic tale of love. It is the story of an impossible dilemma; the… Read more »

Treeline by Salt Road: Exploring Birmingham as a Biophilic city

Treeline by Salt Road: Exploring Birmingham as a Biophilic city

Unbeknown to some, Birmingham has pioneered an integrated approach to environmental and health problems. In fact, it is intent on becoming the UK’s first ‘natural capital city’… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

Indico Indian street kitchen review

Indico Indian street kitchen review

I’ve passed Parkgate Shopping Centre, Stratford Rd, Shirley many times and until now, I’ve only seen it as an inconvenience, as I always end up in the lane… Read more »

Natural Healthy Foods review by Kristin Guzder

Natural Healthy Foods review by Kristin Guzder

With a 360% increase in British people adopting plant-based eating in the last decade it is undeniable that the life style choice is becoming increasingly mainstream. While… Read more »

Fressh Vegan Eatery review

Fressh Vegan Eatery review

I’d heard so many great things about Fressh, a plant-based food haven for veggies and vegans alike. Therefore, I was more than excited to go and try… Read more »

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Being a foodie with dietary requirements, on some occasions, can; be a bane of one’s social life. However, the China Quarter in Birmingham is a food haven… Read more »

Low N Slow’s El Borracho Kitchen Takeover review

Low N Slow’s El Borracho Kitchen Takeover review

Part two of my Sunday pop-up tour, took me to the exquisite surroundings of Emma-Louise Yufera’s ‘El Borracho de Oro, Tapas and Wine Bar’ in Edgbaston. The… Read more »

Eat Vietnam pop up at The Plough review

Eat Vietnam pop up at The Plough review

The Plough Harborne, is one of Birmingham’s huge success stories. Always ahead of the game, Adam Johnson (formerly of Global Grooves Records, 52 Degrees North and Circo… Read more »

Best of Brum

Food, Drink & Discovery on Birmingham’s Canals

Food, Drink & Discovery on Birmingham’s Canals

The Birmingham canals have evolved from their role as the beating heart of the industrial revolution to be a charming hub of culture and relaxation for all… Read more »

Best Art Galleries in Birmingham by Elin Kaemmer-Bailey

Best Art Galleries in Birmingham by Elin Kaemmer-Bailey

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) first opened in 1885. The gallery, in Chamberlain square, is a very popular landmark in Birmingham…. Read more »

The Best Student Bars in Birmingham

The Best Student Bars in Birmingham

Birmingham is Britain’s second largest student city, with five universities: Aston, Birmingham City, the University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham and Newman University College. Aston (rated 33rd in… Read more »

The Best Wine Bars in Birmingham

The Best Wine Bars in Birmingham

With the growing number of cocktail bars and ale drinking establishments, it may be easy to overlook some of the plush wine bars in Birmingham. This list… Read more »

Rhiannon Simpson’s Top 6 value for money eats in Birmingham!

Rhiannon Simpson’s Top 6 value for money eats in Birmingham!

The season of twinkly lights and Christmas do’s is over, indulgence on all levels has occurred and you are looking to dine but not dent the bank!… Read more »

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Being a foodie with dietary requirements, on some occasions, can; be a bane of one’s social life. However, the China Quarter in Birmingham is a food haven… Read more »

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