Food & Drink News

Information on the food and drink events in Birmingham, from wine to real ale, fine dining, food markets and more!

All Vegan Eatery makes debut in Brum

After months of anticipation, Birmingham has become the home of a vegan-friendly, sugar free eatery – the first of its kind in the city. Last weekend, Natural… Read more »

The Ceol Castle re-launches as The Castle & Falcon

The Castle & Falcon re-launches on Friday 31st March as a live music venue and late night bar on Moseley Road in Birmingham. Performing on the opening… Read more »

We’re delighted to announce that Yogiyo will be continuing with their hugely popular kitchen takeover at the Hare & Hounds this April with their Korean Kitchen Supper… Read more »

The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel & Cocktail Lounge are delighted to announce that Toby Heap, their youngest Bartender competed this week in The Ysabel Regina Fusion Competition held… Read more »

A Spanish gold mine in the heart of Edgbaston, Birmingham, El Borracho de Oro is full of delicious food, exquisite décor, and brilliant staff. The restaurant’s owner,… Read more »

Get A Taste Of Tokyo With The Birmingham Whisky Club & Nikka

Be whisked away to Japan, without leaving Birmingham this April. To celebrate the start of springtime and ‘Sakura’ (cherry blossom) season, The Birmingham Whisky Club have teamed… Read more »

Wednesday’s at The Plough Harborne have a new springtime menu effortlessly called Boca Grande Taco, which is available all day until 9.30pm. With a simple five-option menu… Read more »

The Old Crown is Birmingham pub royalty; it has been quenching the thirst of locals since 1368. And for good reason. The interior is cosy, packed with… Read more »

Boca Grande Taco review, The Plough Harborne (part 1)

Birmingham has really changed over the last twenty years. Once a clubbing mecca of the Midlands, these days the city is better known for its culinary offerings…. Read more »

All Female-Chef Line-Up for Gin and Meat Festival

Taste and Liquor, is hosting a formidable line-up of some of Midland’s best Female Street Food Chefs in celebration of International Women’s Day! For years women have… Read more »

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Bitters N’ Twisted venues

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Bitters N’ Twisted venues. Below is a round up of what’s on offer this Sunday 26th March. New Inn – Traditional Sunday Roast and a… Read more »

Huge Family Egg-stravaganza coming to the Custard Factory! Championing alternative ideas to weekend days out, the Custard Factory’s independent Easter Fayre will take place on Saturday 15… Read more »

Join The Old Crown Digbeth for a three hour whiskey tasting and traditional Irish meal as they taste and trace the history of the Emerald Isle. One… Read more »

Take a stroll under the railway arches of Digbeth and discover an immersive, seven stage wonderland of vintage sights and sounds. Produced by the team behind Shambala… Read more »

The Old Crown in Digbeth to celebrate St Patrick’s Day all week!

Birmingham’s oldest inn, The Old Crown in Digbeth High Street, ( is celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a week long program of events celebrating the best in Irish… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday March 2017

DIGBETH FIRST FRIDAY Friday 3rd March 5pm until late Experience the incredible variety of events on offer this month, discover something new and enjoy the fantastic independent… Read more »

Birmingham is getting ready for the arrival of a vegan-friendly, sugar free eatery right in the heart of the City Centre. Following the success of their Digbeth… Read more »

Zindiya Indian Street Food Restaurant Review

My first introduction into Indian food was the humble Balti in the 1990s. My cousin would invite me up to Birmingham from darkest Herefordshire to sample the… Read more »

Here’s a Q and A with Mary Berry ahead of her spoken word evening at Town Hall on the 16th March, where she discusses her new cookbook,… Read more »

You may have seen recently adverts for the Go Vegan World campaign popping up across the city. As a vegan myself, I was intrigued and wanted to… Read more »

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Bitters N Twisted

Be spoilt for choice this Valentines Day at Bitters ‘N Twisted venues. Below is a round up of what’s on offer this February 14th.  Jekyll and Hyde – Seasonal Menu and… Read more »

New hub for global street food, arts and culture at No21Digbeth

The opening launch was an overwhelming success, with hundreds of food loving fans flocking to a converted indoor Food Warehouse to enjoy fantastic Cocktails, Global Street food,… Read more »

Counting down the hours until Friday? Worry not, because we’re about to make your Thursday that little bit more interesting with Pasta Di Piazza’s National Pizza Day… Read more »

Birmingham’s favourite street food destination, Digbeth Dining Club, is gearing up for an 11-hour takeover of discussions, live music and beats in aid of independent radio station,… Read more »

2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year of projects, commissions, residencies and research. To whet your appetite, here are a few highlights about what’s coming… Read more »

The award-winning New World Trading Company is set to open its second site in Birmingham this Summer with the highly-anticipated opening of The Canal House, located on… Read more »

Birmingham Rum Festival returns to an increasingly rum-loving city on Saturday 1 July, after a sellout first year. The event is ‘a celebration of the summertime spirit… Read more »

Some cheery news from The Old Crown, Digbeth. They’re running this offer on food and in the cafe from Monday this week. It’s 2 for £10 on… Read more »

Valentine’s Day at Bitters N Twisted

Valentine’s Day  New Inn –3 Course Menu available Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th February. Add a bottle of prosecco and chocolate dipped strawberries… Read more »

Exciting developments from Digbeth Dining Club for 2017

Exciting developments for Birmingham’s award winning street food event coming in 2017. 2016 was the year that Birmingham’s street food scene was truly put on the map… Read more »

Burns Night – Bitter’s N Twisted venues

From Saturday 21st January, join Bitters n Twisted as The New Inn, The Victoria and Buffalo & Rye will be celebrating Burns Night with some Scottish specials,… Read more »

Nicholson’s Pubs Celebrate Scotland with Burns Night and their Whisky Showcase

From Monday 23rd January, food and drink lovers in Birmingham are in for a treat as Nicholson’s pubs including Bacchus Bar, The Old Contemptibles and The Shakespeare… Read more »

The “new hub for global street food, diverse arts and culture” is located in Digbeth Opening later this month, the team behind Taste and Liquor with the… Read more »

With the New Year comes healthier lifestyle choices, but just because you’re on a diet, attempting to detox or trying a new fitness regime, does that really… Read more »

The Botanist Birmingham is offering something a little different this Wednesday! Gin Sense is gin tasting with a difference- gin tasting playing on all the senses. Guests… Read more »

In Partnership with the bookselling mini-chain Foyles, Town Hall Symphony Hall has already hosted several successful events at the iconic Town Hall, including Graham Norton and Alan… Read more »

The Birmingham Whisky Club are beating the January blues this month by raising a dram (or several) to Rabbie Burns’. Burns’ Night is the annual celebration in… Read more »

NYE 2016 Events at Bitters N’ Twisted

Island Bar & The Victoria  Early Bird Ticket £12 – After Xmas day £15 – Book Via Design My Night They are joining forces to bring you floors… Read more »

Grand Central inspires Secret Santa wish list

Struggling for Secret Santa ideas this year? Have you pulled a colleagues name out of the hat which you were really hoping you wouldn’t? Not to worry,… Read more »

Indian street food and cocktail restaurant to open in Moseley

An eagerly anticipated Indian street food and cocktail restaurant has announced its opening date alongside a taster of what the menu has in store for its lucky… Read more »

Enjoy this Christmas with Bitters N’ Twisted!

The Victoria December Events Festive speed quizzes on Weds 7th, 14th and 28th ! How much do you know about Christmas? £3 to enter, £2 for prize… Read more »

Chaophraya Christmas Lunch Review

As part of Chaophraya’s Christmas Menu launch, I was invited along with a guest to sample their delicious selection of starters and mains (with the odd cocktail… Read more »

Swingamajig festival returns to Birmingham on April 30th, 2017 Take a stroll under Digbeth’s atmospheric railway arches and discover an industrial wonderland of visual installations, provocative street… Read more »

Where to get Black Pasta this Black Friday!

November 2016 – Escape the hustle and bustle of Birmingham city centre this Friday, and head into the Jewellery Quarter for a black pasta dish, to celebrate… Read more »


The team at 40 St Paul’s Gin Bar are releasing their own tonic water today, which they believe will revolutionise the way we drink gin. They say… Read more »

Merry #Digmas: Brum’s favourite independent Christmas fair and family day out returns to the Custard Factory!

Kick off the festive season in style at #Digmas, Birmingham’s favourite independent Christmas fair and family day out. The fun-filled event will return to the Custard Factory… Read more »

With the help of its customers, Jewellery Quarter’s very own Pasta Di Piazza has successfully raised £2000, which will be donated to the Italian Red Cross. At… Read more »

To celebrate National Cappuccino Day, on Tuesday 8th November, Cucina Rustica will be offering free cappuccino’s for guests to enjoy when they open their doors at 11am…. Read more »

Bierkeller in Brum for Christmas Lillian Keen

The Bierkeller is set to open in Birmingham in just over a month making its arrival in time for Christmas. The Bierkeller is a unique German Bavarian… Read more »

Christmas Hamper Digbeth

After our sell out first year Digbeth Christmas Hamper is back! Birmingham’s oldest boozer is taking all the best bits of crimbo and rolling them into one…. Read more »

City centre bar, The Botanist is shaking up the traditional Christmas menu with a turkey version of its famous Hanging Kebab. The festive classic will be given… Read more »

Tinsel + Tidings, Bar + Block’s contemporary Christmas menu

Tinsel + Tidings will be Bar + Block’s contemporary Christmas menu from 22nd November. Alongside their selection of high quality meat cuts and rotating steak specials on… Read more »

Best cafés and coffee shops in Birmingham

Frosty mornings, numb fingertips and a murderous-caffeine deficiency all call for a steaming haven in a cardboard coffee cup. Now, I’m a student so I relate to… Read more »

Manager of Cucina Rustica, Afif Akhtar has decided to donate £2 for every table served in the restaurant from Friday 21st October to Friday 25th November, to… Read more »

Halloween High Spirits at Bitters n Twisted Venues!

There’s a whole line up of spooky events at Bitters n Twisted venues this Halloween, details of the various goings on are listed below: The Victoria Friday… Read more »

Digbeth Mela Launches in Birmingham!

Digbeth Mela Launches in Birmingham: A modern celebration of South-Asian Arts, Music, Food & Culture! Presented by the people who produced The Eastern Electronic Festival, Holi Rave… Read more »

Since 2011 the club has built up a loyal following of 1000’s of whisky lovers, drank through 5,000 bottles of whisky over 200 different events, worked with… Read more »

Dares Bar Launch – Craft Beers, Cocktails and Live Music!

The guys at Amusement 13 Birmingham wanted a Craft Beer and cocktail offering in the newly refurbished venue and so they asked Dare’s. The Dares Pop up… Read more »

Old Crown Whiskey Cub Competition

Competition time! We have 1 pair of tickets up for grabs for the @Old Crown Whiskey Cub: Regions of Scotland. Enjoy a 2 hour tutoured whiskey tasting… Read more »

The cocktail institution Be At One is shaking up the traditional coffee morning to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Be At One has 33 bars… Read more »

Birmingham on Film season and Original Patty Men.

Regency Wharf host 3 days of outdoor cinema with Flatpack’s “Birmingham on Film” season and Original Patty Men. Take Me High – 19.00-22.30, 6th October – £15… Read more »

Pasta di Piazza celebrates 21st anniversary by giving away hundreds of bags of pasta in Birmingham City Centre which people can redeem for a free meal! September… Read more »

September 2016: – This weekend will mark one year since the launch of Grand Central – Birmingham’s most talked about shopping centre. To celebrate the first birthday,… Read more »

Night and Day Markets Halloween Weekender

After the huge success of the inaugural Night & Day markets earlier this year Seasonal Markets and the Hare & Hounds are delighted to announce the return… Read more »

Celebration of Global Chicken Wings in Digbeth!

We all know we love a good old chicken wing, well now experimental street-food organisers Taste and Liquor are bringing a whole new meaning to finger–licking-good as… Read more »

Nicholson’s Pubs Launch Beer Celebration in Birmingham Showcasing the UK’s Best Beer (17th September – 15th October) This Autumn, from the 17th of September, Nicholson’s pubs The… Read more »

This month marks the first-year milestone for Grand Central; one of Birmingham’s most talked about developments in decades, which introduced a number of premium brands that the… Read more »

Alchemy Arrives in Heart of Brum

Popular bar and restaurant brand, The Alchemist, took over the home of the iconic Bullring Bull in Birmingham last week, as they prepare to make their debut… Read more »

Manager of Pasta Di Piazza has decided to donate £1 for every dish served in the restaurant throughout September, in a bid to help Italian earthquake victims…. Read more »

12.00-18.00 4th & 18th September Coffin Works 13-15 Fleet Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1JP Reggae Caribbean Cookout event in Birmingham 876StreetFood continues to bring a little… Read more »

British summers can be unpredictable at the best of times but all the more reason to know the best sun traps and where to dart when the… Read more »

Quiz Night Hits All Right Notes at The Botanist

Bringing music to the ears of quiz fans across the city, The Botanist will host its music quiz on Wednesday 31 August, in its brand new basement… Read more »

Bank Holiday – 26th – 29th August at Bitters N Twisted venues Victoria Friday 26/08/2016 For BH Weekend : Happy Hour 5pm-9pm Friday – Sunday 2-4-1 cocktails… Read more »

Taste & Liquor and Mr Hyde’s National Burger Day Party

Taste & Liquor and Mr Hyde’s National Burger Day Party 2016, comes to Birmingham – Saturday 27 August. When it comes to an excuse to bite into… Read more »

Bar + Block restaurant review

Bar + Block is a modern yet homely restaurant in the heart of Brum’s business district. I had heard good things about the food, so a chance… Read more »

Aria Restaurant review by Amy Stutz

Located inside the luxurious Hyatt hotel, situated on Broad Street in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre, is the Aria restaurant. Serving high-quality cuisine in a contemporary… Read more »

The end of August will see an exciting development in Digbeth as Digbeth Dining Club starts its Autumn Series with a phase of new plans for Lower… Read more »

We’re delighted to announce that Birmingham BBQ specialists, Low ‘n’ Slow, will be taking over the H&H every Thursday to Sunday throughout August. The offer will kick… Read more »

Street food innovators Digbeth Dining Club return to Kings Heath Dining Club Hare & Hounds and York Road for the final Kings Heath Dining Club street closure… Read more »

A Coyote Ugly style bar will open in central Birmingham and is the second of its kind in the UK The brand new concept bar will open… Read more »

July 2016 – The Alchemist bar & restaurant will make its debut in Birmingham in just under 2 months on, September, 26th 2016, when it opens its… Read more »

Spanish TV Chef Omar Allibhoy is bringing a taste of summer to Tapas Revolution at Grand Central this July with the addition of five new authentic Spanish… Read more »

Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s Summertime BBQ & Dessert Feast

Digbeth’s Taste and Liquor are back! Head to Trent Street, on Saturday 13th August, and indulge in the tastiest street food from around the world. Inspired by “Summertime,”… Read more »

Charter Brands, best-known for creating Langley’s No. 8 Gin, has announced its first permanent venture into the world of hospitality. The spirits specialist has chosen Birmingham’s Great… Read more »

It had been some time since I had visited a Carluccio’s and appreciated the invitation to the new restaurant in Grand Central. We received a warm welcome… Read more »

The tour’s heading for The Old Crown in Digbeth, 14th to 17th July…with Johnny Vaughan live on Friday 15th! We’ve been inundated with people asking us so… Read more »

Come and enjoy a good old Jamaican style Cookout. Chilled vibes, sweet Reggae music, Jamaican streetfood, Rum Cocktails and arts and crafts all in the heart of… Read more »

Popular Birmingham bar, The Botanist is expanding this month with the launch of its all-new basement bar, The Plant Rooms. Famous for its delicious botanical-based cocktails and… Read more »

Celebrate American’s Independence Day by treating your tastebuds to a one way ticket to the U.S.A… Without having to flash your passport. As part of ‘Bourbon Heritage… Read more »

Korean BBQ at Hare & Hounds

Happy Chicken – Korean BBQ’ will be taking place on Saturday 2nd, 9th, 23rd & 30th July in the H&H stables and running from 2pm till late…. Read more »

An extraordinary experience for curious appetites with a desire to push the boundaries of dining, curated by producer Kaye Winwood and chef Chris Hughes. They did not… Read more »

The popular Taste and Liquor will celebrate its first anniversary on Saturday 16th July, and the announcement of their new monthly residency, at Lab 11 Complex. Located… Read more »

Rofuto Japanese Restaurant Review

There are various sushi restaurants dotted around Birmingham, the most famous locally being Sushi Passion. However, the addition of Rofuto which is situated on top of Park… Read more »

New Stax Beer Garden for The Old Crown!

The Old Crown in Digbeth has a pretty impressive beer garden out back. It’s had several revamps in recent years, but the latest make-over is going to… Read more »

I Choose Live, Local Drinks Market

If you were to cast a net to a 50 mile radius of Birmingham you’d haul back a lot of stuff. Volvos, dachshunds, maybe even a fish… Read more »

The Botanist Review by Amy Stutz

Tucked away in central Birmingham is an absolute gem of a restaurant, the Botanist is located on Temple Street and Birmingham are lucky enough to hold one… Read more »

Bitters ‘n Twisted Cocktail Trail Supporting Acorns Children’s Hospice

Birmingham based Bitters ‘n Twisted Venues started their annual Cocktail Trail on the 28th May which will go on throughout June. With the cocktail trail now in… Read more »

Best Tapas Restaurants in Birmingham

Being a picky eater can be hard sometimes; like, when you go to a restaurant, what do you go for? It’s a big commitment to pick just… Read more »

Popular city centre bar, The Botanist, is transforming into a beach on Wednesday 15 June to celebrate National Beer Day. From 6pm the Temple Street bar is… Read more »

The award-winning team at the Plough in Harborne has launched a wine and spirit school with a difference. ‘Spit’ will cater for enthusiasts and those looking to… Read more »

It’s a top weekend of entertainment food & drink at Bitters n Twisted family of bars and restaurants. Here’s a run down of what’s on: The Victoria… Read more »

Birmingham Rum Festival will take place on Saturday 2 July at bar and live music venue The Cuban Embassy. The event will see visitors arrive to sample… Read more »

2 Events in 1!! Spanish Fiesta Party! El Borracho are celebrating their First Birthday PLUS enjoying taking part in World Tapas Day on Thursday 16th June 2016…. Read more »

Best Places to Eat in Grand Central!

It’s not easy to squeeze in a lunch break, but it’s often necessary for our health and sanity. That’s why Grand Central’s restaurants and cafes have a… Read more »

Street food innovators Digbeth Dining Club return to Kings Heath Dining Club Hare & Hounds and York Road street closure of the Year on Sunday 22nd May…. Read more »

Former Turner’s chef Ben Tesh is moving into Birmingham city centre, to host a new Summer of restaurant pop-ups at Urban Coffee Company in Church Street. To… Read more »

This weekend, Kings Heath Farmers’ Market will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Kings Heath Village Square, from 9am-2pm, Saturday 7th May. To mark this very special occasion,… Read more »

Be At One’s Five A Day Cocktails

As the summer is approaching and a number of us are getting ‘beach body ready’ it’s refreshing to hear that the new Be At One cocktail bar,… Read more »

The Botanist is set to launch a limited edition cocktail to celebrate The International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016, which arrives in the city this May. To commemorate… Read more »

PEAKYS will open in the heart of Birmingham City Centre.

John Bright Street is revealed as the location for Birmingham’s new, anticipated venue PEAKYS. Nestled between Turtle Bay and BrewDog bar, PEAKYS will join John Bright Street’s… Read more »

Birmingham to host first major Rum Festival

Birmingham’s first full-scale festival of rum will take place on Saturday 2 July at bar and live music venue The Cuban Embassy. The all-day event will see… Read more »

Between 4pm – 10pm shops and restaurants throughout the iconic centre will be offering exclusive discounts, giveaways and entertainment to students from across the region. Discounts include… Read more »

Bitters N Twisted Bank Holiday Extravaganza!

The May Bank Holiday brings a host of entertainment, food and drink to the Bitters n Twisted family of bars and restaurants. We take a look at… Read more »

El Borracho Exclusive Tasting Review

Emma Yufera-Ruiz, has a lot to celebrate this year, having successfully opened her 4th authentic Spanish restaurant in 6 years, this time in the upmarket area of… Read more »

Brum’s Big Fat Pizza Festival 30th April!

Pizza fans, pay attention! A festival dedicated to entirely to pizza is coming to Lab 11 Complex, in Digbeth on Saturday 30th April. Birmingham warmly welcomes Birmingham’s… Read more »

Intriguing New Botanist Cocktail Menu

A new and intriguing cocktail menu has arrived at The Botanist. Operated by The New World Trading Company (NWTC), the new cocktail menu launched on the 19th… Read more »

Be At One Cocktail Bar Launches in Birmingham

Be At One Cocktail Bar will make its debut in Birmingham on May 12th 2016, when it opens its doors to cocktail-lovers in the Piccadilly Arcade. Be… Read more »

YMCA to open coffee shop in Erdington

‘Eden, more than coffee’ is located within the new Chris Bryant Centre, on Reservoir Road and will be open for both YMCA Birmingham residents and members of… Read more »

Popular Birmingham bar, The Botanist, is making its customers’ cocktail dreams come true with a charity auction with a difference this April 14th. From 6pm, the bar… Read more »

Harborne’s popular monthly Farmers Market will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary this weekend, on Saturday 9 April, from 9am-2pm. Organisers Sketts Quality Events will mark the occasion with… Read more »

Popular Birmingham bar, The Botanist is celebrating its first year in the city this week and is looking back at the successes of the last 12 months…. Read more »

Actress & Bishop Refit & Lou Woodley Q&A

Situated in the heart of St Pauls Square in The Jewellery Quarter, The Actress & Bishop opened in 2003 and has since become one of the city’s… Read more »

Lunar Festival returns for its 3rd year this June!

Late Night Sounds announced including Psychemagik’s Magik Forest, Horse Meat Disco, Craig Charles, Magic Door and many more Headliners include Super Furry Animals, Mercury Rev, Television, Badly… Read more »

Exciting news comes to us on the grapevine about a brand new cocktail bar which may be situated on the top of Birmingham’s BT Tower offering spectacular… Read more »

Every other Thursday local promoters ‘Killer Wave’ take over One Trick Pony Club in Moseley. The music is always good, with bands ranging from psychedelic indie to… Read more »

Chi Kitchen welcomes a unique Asian inspired breakfast menu to Birmingham

Chi Kitchen is promising the people of Birmingham a breakfast like no other with the launch of their Asian inspired breakfast menu, which explores the breakfast habits… Read more »

When the moon hitting your eye looks like a big pizza pie, that’s probably your body telling you that you need a slice – or, more realistically,… Read more »

Rofuto brings izakaya-style dining to city’s newest Skybar

Renowned restaurateur, Des McDonald is set to shake up the Birmingham dining scene with his latest venture Rofuto, a restaurant set high in the City skyline at… Read more »

The Pet Show teams up with The Midlands Food & Drink Festival!

Now in its fourth year, the annual fur filled event, The Pet Show is coming back to Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park, and this time, it’s bigger and better…. Read more »

Sneaks&peaks returns for its inner city lifestyle festival, moving to a new larger venue, 119 Floodgate street. More room means more sneakers and added apparel brands, along… Read more »

Swingamajig is the UK’s first one-day urban festival dedicated to Electro Swing, Gypsy Folk, and vintage mayhem. Nowhere else offers such a harmonious culture clash of vintage… Read more »

English Wine Takes Over Birmingham Again This May

The Food & Drink Events Company are once again teaming up with a number of exciting UK vineyards to put even more English Wine on the tables… Read more »

Night & Day Markets Review & Adam Regan Interview

Last weekend, Seasonal Markets and Leftfoot joined forces to bring The Night & Day Markets to Digbeth. This two day festival witessed a bespoke banquet of music,… Read more »

The Lord Clifden Sunday Roast Review

I’ve been exceedingly aware of The Lord Clifden’s reputation for good food for many years, way before the onset of sharp-witted food bloggers and self proclaimed foodologists… Read more »

Try the Chi Kitchen Mother’s Day Menu Chi Kitchen is a Chinese and Pan-Asian restaurant located in Debenhams, The Bullring. Chi represents energy, health and balance in… Read more »

Celebrate Shaanti’s Holi Rave Festival With Music, Food and Colour

It’s nearly time Birmingham, Shaanti’s Holi Rave Festival returns back for the second year to celebrate Holi, the official Hindu celebration of friendship and love – is coming to our… Read more »

We always have our best-sellers, but each menu change is always a great opportunity to include some of the more niche beer & cider products and see… Read more »

It seems like only yesterday one of our favourite MasterChef contestants, Ping Coombes won the popular television series, after continuing to inspire the judges with food enthused… Read more »

Exclusive Joe ‘Independent Birmingham’ Interview

In our last Q&A session we spoke with Adam Regan on his endeavours in dance music, and a successful interview it was too. With over 160 social… Read more »

El Borracho De Oro Tapas Restaurant Review by Ken Byng

You wait years for a decent Tapas restaurant and then several come along at once… Birmingham diners in search of some Hispanic cuisine in the city centre… Read more »

Seasonal Markets and Leftfoot are working together to bring you The Night & Day Markets on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March for a two day festival… Read more »

There is a Sound that Never Goes Out: 80/90’s Club Night launches. Have you lately taken to wearing ludicrously oversized denim jackets with bindi’s across you forehead?… Read more »

This February, Birmingham’s Southside will once again play host to the city’s Chinese New Year celebrations as thousands of festival-goers descend on the area to welcome in… Read more »

Chris Wiggin ‘Canoodle’ Street Food Interview

Welcome to our special Christmas edition of Grapevine Q&A. We are ending the year with a fab interview, Chris Wiggin from Canoodle Catering and a regular at… Read more »


Celebrate Christmas with DIGBETH FIRST FRIDAY!

Kick-start your festive celebrations with another jam-packed Digbeth First Friday full of the great independent culture this unique part of Birmingham has to offer. With a wide… Read more »

‘Corona SunSet Session’ arrives at Penny Blacks, Birmingham with headliner, Tristan da Cunha

Mexican beer brand, Corona, is heading to Penny Blacks on Saturday 28th November to bring the spirit of the beach to Birmingham. House music legend Tristan da… Read more »

Shaanti, Praza & Taste & Liquor present a 1950-60’s ‘Bollywood Grandiose’ on Saturday 5 December.

Celebrating the sophisticated era of Bollywood with Indian inspired Cocktails, Music, Fashion and Dining. Praza presents a playground for the extravagant, designed for affable debauchery and dulgent… Read more »

The Birmingham Whisky Club Turn Up The Peat This November

The Birmingham Whisky Club, the city’s only whisky events company, is revving up the peat for it’s last event of the year, ‘Peat Freaks’. An evening showcasing… Read more »

Hyatt Festive Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show

If you want to really immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit but you do not fancy braving the busy German Markets, you may want to consider The… Read more »

The Mocking Bird & The Night Owl work together to bring fantastic events this winter

Long gone are the days of venues taking down each other’s posters and competing against each other. Nowadays venues such as The Night Owl and The Mockingbird… Read more »

A sneak peek of Birmingham’s newest and plushest karaoke and cocktail bar!

Karaoke Box, the karaoke cocktail bar like no other, arrived in Birmingham with the public opening launch on, Saturday 21 November. Here’s a sneak peek of what… Read more »

One of the oldest vineyards in Spain and the oldest of Ribera del Duero, Protos are considered one of the very best Ribera del wine producers. On… Read more »


Wrap up warm and get ready to explore the exciting variety of independent culture for November’s Digbeth First Friday! Start your evening by viewing The Bond Café’s… Read more »

Annual Kings Heath Winter Fest

Kings Heath BID (Business Improvement District) has unveiled details of the annual Kings Heath Winter Fest, taking place on Saturday 14th November, in a day of free… Read more »

10% Discount for Love Wine festival Sat, 7th Nov at Hotel du Vin

The fabulous Love Wine Festival is offering a 10% Discount for Grapevine Birmingham followers, simply use the following code when booking tickets: LOVEGRAPE10 Love Wine is a new… Read more »

Natural Healthy Foods Celebrate This Weekend

Natural Healthy Foods is an independent shop based underneath The Warehouse Café on Allison Street in Digbeth. Stocking a range of vegan, raw, gluten free, dairy free… Read more »

Taste & Liquor team up with Botanical Gardens to host a spooky Halloween Feast

Join Taste & Liquor for a frighteningly fun event on Saturday 31st October, for an alternative Halloween. Taste & Liquor have teamed up with Botanical Gardens to… Read more »

All Years Leaving Festival at Hare & Hounds – Fri 23rd Oct

Now in its third successive year, All Years Leaving Festival returns this October to the beating heart of the Midlands for two days taking over the Hare… Read more »

The Birmingham Whisky Club invites Brummies to create their own whisky

The Birmingham Whisky Club, the city’s only whisky tasting events company, is hosting an exciting new event with global whisky brand, Chivas Regal. The upcoming event, ‘A Blending… Read more »

Syrian supper club will serve Middle Eastern banquet in aid of refugees

A special dinner event will introduce Birmingham’s food lovers to the cuisine of Syria, with all profits donated to Oxfam’s Syrian refugee appeal. ‘ATaste of Syria’ banquet… Read more »


Street food innovators Digbeth Dining Club will be heading to Kings Heath and joining forces with the Hare & Hounds on Sunday 18th October for another special… Read more »

Chi Kitchen Launch & Press Review

Grapevine Birmingham was invited to the grand launch of Chi Kitchen Pan Asian Restaurant in Debenhams, Bullring last night and what a great welcome for us all,… Read more »

New app designed to help visitors to UAB pub family!

A new app has been designed to help visitors enjoy two of the city’s superior pubs, The Lord Clifden and Red Lion! (UAB) Urban Art Bar is… Read more »

The glitz and glamour of Bollywood will take Selfridges Birmingham by storm with the arrival of a free pop up cinema and Indian street food for the… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday – 2nd October

Experience the great independent culture this unique part of Birmingham has to offer, by exploring the wide variety of late night treats on offer, including exhibition openings,… Read more »

Grand Central opening & Andy Street Interview

It has been nearly two weeks since attending the pre-launch media breakfast on Thursday 24th September 2015, for the Grand Central Birmingham opening & John Lewis Ribbon-cutting…. Read more »

Chi Kitchen Set to Delight Birmingham Shoppers

All customers spending £40 or more on Health and Beauty products in Debenhams will get a free glass of Champagne when they spend £18 at Chi Kitchen*… Read more »

Spanish-born chef and larger-than-life personality, Omar Allibhoy is bringing the Tapas Revolution to Grand Central Birmingham this September. Dubbed the ‘Antonio Banderas of cooking’ by Gordon Ramsey,… Read more »

Birmingham Independent Food Fair’s Chef Demo Kitchen will feature cooking demonstrations from local chef Richard Turner and Ali Imdad, former Great British Bake Off contestant. Richard will… Read more »

Attention all foodies!  The critically acclaimed Spice Club Pop-Up Restaurant has arrived in Birmingham. That’s right Birmingham, The Spice Club‘s debut in Birmingham will be at the ever-cool Six… Read more »

6 Tastings & Talks with Local Food Heroes at Birmingham Independent Food Fair

Visitors can explore chocolate, craft beer, gin, wine and street food, in a series of masterclasses now available to book at Birmingham Independent Food Fair. The festival… Read more »

Showcasing the best of the capitals finest talent in music, arts, food and culture produced in partnership with Taste and Liquor and the Multi-Award Winning Shaanti, The… Read more »

An open air bar serving a range of different gins will pop up on the park at Birmingham Independent Food Fair, run by the city’s leading gin… Read more »

An extravaganza of 1950’s Rockabilly mayhem is coming to Birmingham on Friday 11th September Following on from previous sell out pop up parties, Gin Fizz in collaboration… Read more »

Roll up roll up… For a Taste & Liquor double header this weekend, with Fleet Street Feast at the Coffin Works on Friday and The School Yard… Read more »

Featured Image: Ahmed Ahmed (left) with Birmingham Indepedent Food Fair 2014 sponsors Hello Ahmed, this is the second in our interview series for Grapevine Birmingham, the first… Read more »

Birmingham restaurant group Itihaas has opened a new outlet in Manchester, extending its existing partnership with Selfridges to a new city. Shoppers at Manchester’s intu Trafford Centre… Read more »

Birmingham Independent Food Fair is back, with organisers adding an extra day to take the festival across the weekend of 12-13 September. The event is dedicated to… Read more »

Taste & Liquor Group has launched a new charitable initiative this week,  #TLFB, is a charity that provides local organisations with a consistent flow of donations, helping… Read more »

Birmingham fine dining restaurant Itihaas has crafted a new beer to match its menu of authentic Indian cuisine. Created in partnership with Coventry microbrewery Lion Heart, Sambha… Read more »

Alternative eating choices seem to be pretty much the in thing nowadays; even Beyonce had a (short) go at cutting out all animal products from her diet…. Read more »

A series of consumer events will be taking place across the city from 22nd May celebrating English Wine Week including food matching with a range of British… Read more »

The first May bank holiday weekend sees one of Birmingham’s most iconic venues – Lab 11 celebrating 3 years and sees the launch of the brand new… Read more »

Bistro 1847 is a pretty trendy looking place, white painted wall panelling, grey chairs and white tables, and little corked flasks that you might last have seen… Read more »

Old Speckled Hen is celebrating Easter this year by bringing its much-loved ale to Birmingham in a characteristically cunning style, that’s set to test the grey matter… Read more »

Birmingham is famous for its St Patrick’s Day Parade festivities and every year the party just keeps getting bigger and better! This year Heineken, Brothers Cider, Alfie… Read more »

An international whisky expert will make a headline appearance at the Whisky Birmingham festival on 7 March. Whisky author and connoisseur Ian Buxton will host the first… Read more »

Birmingham’s major whisky festival will return for a third year in 2015, after a successful second year that saw visitor numbers double. Organisers have now released 600… Read more »

Purity Brewing Company’s cycling inspired seasonal beer, Saddle Black, is now available again in cask. Re-launched for the winter again at Birmingham’s Pure Bar and Kitchen, this… Read more »

This month Birmingham’s foodies will get the chance to experience an exclusive pairing of whisky and Indian cuisine as part of a new partnership between deluxe Scottish… Read more »

Held at Millennium Point, Birmingham Independent Food Fair attracted food and drink lovers from across the West Midlands, eager to investigate the local alternatives to chain-bought produce…. Read more »

Richard Turner, chef patron of the Michelin-starred Turners Restaurant, will officially open a new festival celebrating the city’s independent food and drink scene on 13 September. A… Read more »

Regional brewer Purity Brewing Company has announced a partnership with Birmingham Independent Food Fair, the new food and drink festival taking place at Millennium Point on 13… Read more »

Birmingham’s vibrant independent food and drink sector is set to shine, at a new event showcasing over forty different producers, restaurants, drinks merchants and street food traders…. Read more »

Birmingham’s first weekend wine festival has secured some of the region’s top chefs and restaurants to provide gastronomic delights to hundreds of wine lovers. The festival taking… Read more »

A new food fair will showcase the wealth of independent food and drink in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Birmingham Independent Food Fair takes place at Millennium… Read more »

Birmingham has transformed itself into an exciting dining destination over the past few decades. From the city’s invention of the Balti in the 1990’s, to presently more… Read more »