Food & Drink News

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One of Birmingham’s favourite restaurants, Rico Libre, moves to new home at Kanteen in Digbeth

One of Birmingham’s favourite restaurants, Rico Libre, moves to new home at Kanteen in Digbeth

Two of Birmingham’s biggest independent restaurant brands are joining forces to provide a fresh new evening offer for the hippest and most thriving part of Birmingham, Digbeth…. Read more »

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub to celebrate 651st Birthday

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub to celebrate 651st Birthday

Birmingham’s oldest pub is getting ready to celebrate turning 651 years old. The Old Crown, established in 1368, was the only building left standing after the Battle… Read more »

The Old Crown turns 651 years old!

The Old Crown turns 651 years old!

After having to scrap our 650th birthday party we’re very excited to celebrate the old girls 651st. Join us as we celebrate all weekend with music, games… Read more »

Sunday Brunch at Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Sunday Brunch at Hyatt Regency Birmingham

A Sunday well spent is one with plenty of good food, friends and time to chill-out. The talented chefs at Aria, Hyatt Regency Birmingham’s signature restaurant, are… Read more »

What’s on News

Click to view all the latest What's on in Birmingham news. From music events, live gigs, food & drink happenings and the latest arts events in the city.
Brumbeat Gig Guide September 2019

Brumbeat Gig Guide September 2019

Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for September 2019, 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. *Scroll down for full listings by date. Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in association with Middle Child, presents A WORLD [Read More...]
Robert Lindsay returns to the stage in PRISM Written and directed by Terry Johnson

Robert Lindsay returns to the stage in PRISM Written and directed by Terry Johnson

Robert Lindsay returns to the stage in the astonishing true story of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff. Terry Johnson’s Prism opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 3 – 12 October ahead of… Read more »

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub to celebrate 651st Birthday

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub to celebrate 651st Birthday

Birmingham’s oldest pub is getting ready to celebrate turning 651 years old. The Old Crown, established in 1368, was the only building left standing after the Battle… Read more »

The Old Crown turns 651 years old!

The Old Crown turns 651 years old!

After having to scrap our 650th birthday party we’re very excited to celebrate the old girls 651st. Join us as we celebrate all weekend with music, games… Read more »

Barber Shop Chronicles Birmingham Repertory Theatre Thu 26 – Sat 28 Sept

Barber Shop Chronicles Birmingham Repertory Theatre Thu 26 – Sat 28 Sept

Following two sell-out runs in London and a world tour, the acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 26 – 28 September. Written by Nigerian-born poet and playwright Inua… Read more »

Birmingham Heritage Week 12-22 September 2019

Birmingham Heritage Week 12-22 September 2019

The start of a city-wide celebration of over 200 events showcasing Birmingham’s fascinating history, people and places is drawing closer, with one week to go until Birmingham… Read more »

Crow Black Chicken – Irish Rock Band play in the West Midlands

Crow Black Chicken – Irish Rock Band play in the West Midlands

Crow Black Chicken will be playing at The Robin 2 in Bilston on Monday 30th September and Joe Joe Jim’s in Birmingham on Friday 11th October. Since forming in 2009, Crow Black Chicken have earned back-pats aplenty for… Read more »

Treasure hunt across Birmingham to be held to raise funds for much-needed primary school in Rwanda

Treasure hunt across Birmingham to be held to raise funds for much-needed primary school in Rwanda

Property and construction consultancy Gleeds Birmingham is holding a treasure hunt with a twist this September – aiming to raise over £2,000 for UK-based charity Fields of… Read more »

Kings Heath Street Festival

Kings Heath Street Festival

Sunday – 8th September – Midday – 8PMYork Road, Kings Heath, B14 7SR https://www.facebook.com/events/655212344918609/ Join us for the unmissable Kings Heath Street Festival! An end-of summer bonanza… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

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Asia Asia Food Hall Review

Asia Asia Food Hall Review

A recent visit to Asia Asia food Hall was a real treat and one that I was looking forward to after their bloggers banquet which I attended… Read more »

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

Birmingham has its fair share of Indian Restaurants, Desi Pubs and Baltis. In fact, it’s claimed the humble Balti was invented here, or at least made popular… Read more »

Beer Central Festival Review

Beer Central Festival Review

The first weekend in July saw the Beer Central Festival roll into Digbeth and I was invited to attend and check out the show, and what a… Read more »

Stable Vegan Night review by Lou Woodley

Stable Vegan Night review by Lou Woodley

I was very excited to learn that The Stable, already a prime favourite vegan hotspot, were launching a brand new Vegan night every first Monday of the… Read more »

Best of Brum

Click here to view all our special 'best of Brum' articles, from the best bars to the best restaurants, things to do in the city and other alternative features.
The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

Birmingham has its fair share of Indian Restaurants, Desi Pubs and Baltis. In fact, it’s claimed the humble Balti was invented here, or at least made popular… Read more »

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Middle Child presents Rebel Music by Robin French 19 Sep 2019 – 05 Oct 19

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Middle Child presents Rebel Music by Robin French 19 Sep 2019 – 05 Oct 19

It’s the sweltering hot summer of 1976. The country is in economic turmoil. The far right is on the march. Rock Against Racism puts white punk bands… Read more »

The Best Places to Stay in Birmingham

The Best Places to Stay in Birmingham

If you’re planning a visit to Birmingham whether its a business trip, a city break or just a night out there are so many cool and innovative… Read more »

25 fascinating facts about Birmingham

25 fascinating facts about Birmingham

The UK’s second biggest city certainly has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike with its huge retail centres, eclectic nightlife and plentiful green spaces. If… Read more »

Grapevine Features

Sunday Brunch at Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Sunday Brunch at Hyatt Regency Birmingham

A Sunday well spent is one with plenty of good food, friends and time to chill-out. The talented chefs at Aria, Hyatt Regency Birmingham’s signature restaurant, are… Read more »

Asia Asia Food Hall Review

Asia Asia Food Hall Review

A recent visit to Asia Asia food Hall was a real treat and one that I was looking forward to after their bloggers banquet which I attended… Read more »

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

Birmingham has its fair share of Indian Restaurants, Desi Pubs and Baltis. In fact, it’s claimed the humble Balti was invented here, or at least made popular… Read more »

The Indian Streatery Express Bullring and Grand Central

The Indian Streatery Express Bullring and Grand Central

August 2017 saw the launch of The Indian Streatery- a successful translation of a street food vendor to a restaurant concept bringing Indian street food and traditional… Read more »

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