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Food & Drink News

See in the New Year 2017 with Bitters n Twisted!

See in the New Year 2017 with Bitters n Twisted!

The Victoria – Back To The 90’s  At The Victoria, it’s all about the best tunes of the 90’s with DJ Dan Kelly from Free Radio &… Read more »

Low n’ Slow at El Borracho Sunday 17th December!

Low n’ Slow at El Borracho Sunday 17th December!

This Sunday Low n Slow take over the amazing El Borracho for a festive wood fired two or three course Sunday lunch featuring some of the best… Read more »

Winter Sessions with Eat Vietnam and Leftfoot DJs at The Plough!

Winter Sessions with Eat Vietnam and Leftfoot DJs at The Plough!

The Plough Harborne, continues its Winter Sessions with a pop-up kitchen hosted by Eat Vietnam on December 17th 2018. Eat Vietnam offers up umami-packed traditional Vietnamese food… Read more »

Tom’s Kitchen Deli unwraps ultimate Christmas hamper

Tom’s Kitchen Deli unwraps ultimate Christmas hamper

Tom’s Kitchen Deli at the Mailbox has revealed two mouth-watering luxury Christmas hampers designed by Tom Aikens and the restaurant’s head chef, Tom Wells. Full of festive… Read more »

Grapevine Guide In Print – Bloc Magazine Winter 2017

Grapevine Guide In Print – Bloc Magazine Winter 2017

We help the awesome Bloc Magazine out with what’s going on in Brum every season, here’s Winter 2017. Bloc is produced by Bloc Hotels and gies to… Read more »

San Carlo Gran Cafe to open in Selfridges Birmingham

San Carlo Gran Cafe to open in Selfridges Birmingham

San Carlo Group today announces it is to open a second dining concept at Selfridges in Birmingham. Gran Cafe, a patisserie, ice cream bar and cafe is… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday Dec 1st 2017

Digbeth First Friday Dec 1st 2017

Experience the incredible variety of events on offer this month, discover something new and enjoy the fantastic independent culture Digbeth has to offer! On offer this month:… Read more »

Bottomless Brunch at Lost & Found Review

Bottomless Brunch at Lost & Found Review

Nestled deep in the heart of the city, Victorian hideaway, The Lost & Found launches an enticing new Bottomless Brunch menu, brimming with Bloody Mary’s, Bellinis and show-stopping, sumptuous… Read more »

Get 20% Off Your Total Bill at Cucina Black Friday!

Get 20% Off Your Total Bill at Cucina Black Friday!

To celebrate Black Friday, Cucina Rustica is encouraging diners to indulge in their delicious menu and enjoy 20% off their total food bill. One of the city’s… Read more »

Be At One Mixes It Up With VIP Event!

Be At One Mixes It Up With VIP Event!

Birmingham has long been known as a bustling, lively city, boasting some of the best nightlife in the UK. This week, cocktail bar Be At One in Piccadilly Arcade,… Read more »

What’s on News

See in the New Year 2017 with Bitters n Twisted!

See in the New Year 2017 with Bitters n Twisted!

The Victoria – Back To The 90’s  At The Victoria, it’s all about the best tunes of the 90’s with DJ Dan Kelly from Free Radio &… Read more »

Edmund Clark In Place of Hate at Ikon Gallery

Edmund Clark In Place of Hate at Ikon Gallery

British artist Edmund Clark is Ikon Gallery’s artist-in-residence at Europe’s only entirely therapeutic prison, HMP Grendon. This immersive exhibition is the culmination of his residency, comprising photography,… Read more »

Low n’ Slow at El Borracho Sunday 17th December!

Low n’ Slow at El Borracho Sunday 17th December!

This Sunday Low n Slow take over the amazing El Borracho for a festive wood fired two or three course Sunday lunch featuring some of the best… Read more »

Winter Sessions with Eat Vietnam and Leftfoot DJs at The Plough!

Winter Sessions with Eat Vietnam and Leftfoot DJs at The Plough!

The Plough Harborne, continues its Winter Sessions with a pop-up kitchen hosted by Eat Vietnam on December 17th 2018. Eat Vietnam offers up umami-packed traditional Vietnamese food… Read more »

Theatre review 101 Dalmatians at The REP

Theatre review 101 Dalmatians at The REP

On Tuesday evening I headed to The REP for another press night, this time it was Debbie Isitt’s stage adaptation of Dodie Smith’s 101 Dalmatians, directed by… Read more »

Beyond the Battlefields photography exhibition on now!

Beyond the Battlefields photography exhibition on now!

‘Beyond the Battlefields’: Using photography to understand the impact of war Käthe Buchler (1876-1930) was an amateur German photographer, whose collection of images has been assembled into… Read more »

Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music returns 2018

Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music returns 2018

Fifth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham and this time around it includes an all-day free electronic music event featuring talks, demonstrations, interactive sessions, synth manufacturer attendance,… Read more »

DAM Exhibition shop gallery open until 16th Dec

DAM Exhibition shop gallery open until 16th Dec

Digbeth Arts Market launched their pioneering Art & Design Exhibition to the public November 18 and the Exhibition Shop Gallery is running until the 16th December 2017…. Read more »

Listening Sessions first Thursday every month at PST

Listening Sessions first Thursday every month at PST

Listening Sessions, are an electronic music event/community/label in Birmingham, founded in 2013. Hosting monthly producer showcase events at Club PST in Digbeth, on the first Thursday of every month… Read more »

Retroforward Christmas knees-up December 16th

Retroforward Christmas knees-up December 16th

After a hugely successful opening party, Retroforward is very pleased to announce our pre Christmas knees-up on December 16th and what a belter of a line up… Read more »

Live Music in Birmingham

Best Live Music, Christmas & NYE Gigs Dec 2017

Best Live Music, Christmas & NYE Gigs Dec 2017

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 December 2017, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for full listings and the [Read More...]

Grapevine Features

Theatre review 101 Dalmatians at The REP

Theatre review 101 Dalmatians at The REP

On Tuesday evening I headed to The REP for another press night, this time it was Debbie Isitt’s stage adaptation of Dodie Smith’s 101 Dalmatians, directed by… Read more »

Tyler Bryant Live at The Castle & Falcon review

Tyler Bryant Live at The Castle & Falcon review

My Saturday nights are usually set aside for catching up with friends, possibly a city centre bar, or just a hot cocoa and an early night, however,… Read more »

The Grind Live review by Ieva Staveckaite

The Grind Live review by Ieva Staveckaite

When Winter nights seem cold and uninviting, warmth and refuge can be found at the very top floor of the Hare and Hounds pub situated in King’s… Read more »

The Prince of Nothingwood at The Electric Cinema review

The Prince of Nothingwood at The Electric Cinema review

I was invited to review The Prince of Nothingwood, which was recently screened at The Electric Cinema, Birmingham. I’ve watched a fair few movies at The Electric…. Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

Bottomless Brunch at Lost & Found Review

Bottomless Brunch at Lost & Found Review

Nestled deep in the heart of the city, Victorian hideaway, The Lost & Found launches an enticing new Bottomless Brunch menu, brimming with Bloody Mary’s, Bellinis and show-stopping, sumptuous… Read more »

Don Diego Restaurante review

Don Diego Restaurante review

Don Diego is a newish Mediterranean restaurant, small, yet perfectly formed. This beautifully appointed dining space, promises a rustic fine dining experience, in the heart of the… Read more »

Funky Lobster review at 1000 Trades

Funky Lobster review at 1000 Trades

After many dormant years, The Jewellery Quarter is beginning to thrive. 1000 Trades pop-up kitchen is at the heart of that burgeoning food & drink scene. With… Read more »

The Alchemist Birthday review by Ollie Lloyd

The Alchemist Birthday review by Ollie Lloyd

If Alchemy is a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination then The Alchemist have truly embedded this philosophy into creating a wonderfully unique environment in… Read more »

Dinner for Two at The Stable by Izzy Owen

Dinner for Two at The Stable by Izzy Owen

After what seemed like a particularly long and tiring week, my friend Alice and I were feeling more than ready to indulge in delicious pizza and cider… Read more »

Cocktail Masterclass as Be At One gets Bigger!

Cocktail Masterclass as Be At One gets Bigger!

Be At One, a cocktail institute that has been bringing a lively party atmosphere to Birmingham since May last year, is preparing to be even bigger and… Read more »

Best of Brum

Best Places to Book Your Christmas Party in Birmingham!

Best Places to Book Your Christmas Party in Birmingham!

Christmas is just around the corner, and with so many restaurants and eateries to choose from in Birmingham these days, it can be a headache thinking about… Read more »

The Best DJ Bars and Nightclubs in Birmingham

The Best DJ Bars and Nightclubs in Birmingham

Birmingham has previously had numerous influential bars that successfully incorporated DJs into their brand, such as The Medicine Bar in Digbeth, Circo and The Yardbird. The right… Read more »

Discovering Birmingham’s Heritage over a Pint!

Discovering Birmingham’s Heritage over a Pint!

There are several historic pubs still standing in Brum, but many have lost any local identity with original features long since replaced. However, some gems do still… Read more »

Birmingham’s Best Cocktail Bars & Their Signature Cocktails

Birmingham’s Best Cocktail Bars & Their Signature Cocktails

It’s more than fair to say that in the last few years drinking cocktails has become one of our favourite pastimes. As a result of a surge… Read more »

From Brumbeat with Love – Birmingham’s Best New Bands

From Brumbeat with Love – Birmingham’s Best New Bands

The music scene in Birmingham is undeniably eclectic and full of brilliant talent and creativity. From award-winning DJs to old school family bands, we have it all…. Read more »

The Five Best Cinemas in Birmingham by Victoria Roberts

The Five Best Cinemas in Birmingham by Victoria Roberts

Although it may come as a surprise to some, Birmingham has a selection of fantastic cinemas that are easy to get to and hard to leave. Are… Read more »