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The Floodgate Re-Opens + Free Game of Pit Pat for NHS Staff

The Floodgate Re-Opens + Free Game of Pit Pat for NHS Staff

GAME ON! The Floodgate broke-free from lockdown on 4th July. Their booking system is NOW OPEN: https://bit.ly/TheFloodgateBookNow The Floodgate team have worked hard to put safe and… Read more »

COVID-19 Safety Measures: The Indian Streatery

COVID-19 Safety Measures: The Indian Streatery

COVID-19 Safety Measures: The Indian Streatery At The Indian Streatery, the safety of their customers and staff has been the first and only priority as they prepared… Read more »

Dishoom Birmingham to open 18th July!

Dishoom Birmingham to open 18th July!

The Dishoom team are delighted to announce that the doors to Dishoom Birmingham will (finally!) open next week. The café (which was originally due to open on… Read more »

Kristof Kintera: THE END OF FUN! 16 Sep – 22 Nov 2020

Kristof Kintera: THE END OF FUN! 16 Sep – 22 Nov 2020

Ikon announces the most comprehensive UK exhibition of work by Czech artist Krištof Kintera (b. 1973, Prague). Internationally acclaimed for his sculptural, often kinetic works imbued with… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List -4th July 2020

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List -4th July 2020

This week’s Official Brum Radio A-List>> Pete Steel hosts another 60 minutes of sumptuous sonic sounds as the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List delivers the best in music from Birmingham, UK. This… Read more »

Introducing Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse

Introducing Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse

Since lockdown began, we haven’t stopped looking forward to the time when we’ll be able to enjoy live blues, in the flesh, up close and personal (at… Read more »

Letter to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden

Letter to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden

Dear Secretary of State, UK live music has been one of the UK’s biggest social, cultural, and economic successes of the past decade. From world-famous festivals to… Read more »

Bars and Restaurants Re-Opening in Birmingham on 4th July 2020

Bars and Restaurants Re-Opening in Birmingham on 4th July 2020

It’s been a very long wait for us all, and whilst COVID-19 is still a real threat to life, the UK Government has paved the way for… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List – 27 June 2020

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List – 27 June 2020

This week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List is presented by Danny De Reybekill who’s atop the Midlands’ musical mountain to bring you another monster mashup of brand new Birmingham tunes. On today’s… Read more »

Matt Philip Hale “Thematic Roundabout” Music Project

Matt Philip Hale “Thematic Roundabout” Music Project

West Midlands underground indie warrior Matt Philip Hale (formerly Miles Perhower of Miss Halliwell) is pioneering a new album format – the “living album” – in which… Read more »

Grapevine Features

COVID-19: Live Music Stars in Plea for Government Help for £4.5bn Sector

COVID-19: Live Music Stars in Plea for Government Help for £4.5bn Sector

• Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones, Dua Lipa, Sir Paul McCartney, Skepta, Rita Ora, Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Sam Smith, Sir Rod Stewart, Liam Gallagher, Florence… Read more »

Letter to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden

Letter to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden

Dear Secretary of State, UK live music has been one of the UK’s biggest social, cultural, and economic successes of the past decade. From world-famous festivals to… Read more »

Why Live Music is instrumental to the recovery of the hospitality industry!

Why Live Music is instrumental to the recovery of the hospitality industry!

Three months in and it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the impact that COVID-19 has had on the music industry. Since the UK went into lockdown,… Read more »

CitySocializer invites Birmingham locals to Afternoon at the Races virtual Zoom event

CitySocializer invites Birmingham locals to Afternoon at the Races virtual Zoom event

Afternoon at the Races hosted on Zoom on the site CitySocializer, and just £3 to attend, is perfect for those of us who aren’t ready to go outside… Read more »

Food & Drink News

Click to view all the latest news on food and drink in Birmingham. From new bar and restaurant launches to foodie events, tasting sessions, press releases, reviews and more.
The Floodgate Re-Opens + Free Game of Pit Pat for NHS Staff

The Floodgate Re-Opens + Free Game of Pit Pat for NHS Staff

GAME ON! The Floodgate broke-free from lockdown on 4th July. Their booking system is NOW OPEN: https://bit.ly/TheFloodgateBookNow The Floodgate team have worked hard to put safe and… Read more »

COVID-19 Safety Measures: The Indian Streatery

COVID-19 Safety Measures: The Indian Streatery

COVID-19 Safety Measures: The Indian Streatery At The Indian Streatery, the safety of their customers and staff has been the first and only priority as they prepared… Read more »

Dishoom Birmingham to open 18th July!

Dishoom Birmingham to open 18th July!

The Dishoom team are delighted to announce that the doors to Dishoom Birmingham will (finally!) open next week. The café (which was originally due to open on… Read more »

Raising Cane’s is Working Hard to Keep their Staff Intact Amidst the Pandemic

Raising Cane’s is Working Hard to Keep their Staff Intact Amidst the Pandemic

The saying, ‘adversity does not build character but reveals it,’ rings very true today. With a health and economic crisis upon us, you can definitely see 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.
How A Couple Of Brummies Gave Birth To The World Wide Web!

How A Couple Of Brummies Gave Birth To The World Wide Web!

Birmingham has been the birthplace of some pretty incredible inventions, from the first cotton spinning mill, to perfection and advancement of the steam engine, to the invention… Read more »

Home Deliveries, Food, Drink, Merchandise, Music Streams & Virtual Quizes – Brum is Bubblin’ Hot!

Home Deliveries, Food, Drink, Merchandise, Music Streams & Virtual Quizes – Brum is Bubblin’ Hot!

Come back Brexit all is forgiven (nearly)! With the Coronavirus lock down in full effect, businesses in Brum, the rest of the UK, and most of the… Read more »

The Best Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean & Japanese Sushi Restaurants  in Birmingham

The Best Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean & Japanese Sushi Restaurants in Birmingham

Here at Grapevine, we thought we would round up some of the best East and South East Asian cuisine in Birmingham for you, so that you can… Read more »

The Best Burgers in Birmingham – And a Short History of The Hamburger

The Best Burgers in Birmingham – And a Short History of The Hamburger

Birmingham’s culinary finesse has traveled a long way since Cliff Richard’s Brumburger Duet with Debbie Watling in 1973 on Take Me High – click here to watch)…. Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

Click here to view all the latest food and drink reviews for Birmingham's best bars and restaurants.
Rebel Chicken, Pre – Lock Down Review

Rebel Chicken, Pre – Lock Down Review

With Covid kicking off, we thought we’d duck out and get some chicken in as it may be out last chance for a while. We’d heard great… Read more »

The Bull’s Head Brum review

The Bull’s Head Brum review

Thinking of drinking on Broad Street always gives me a little shiver, it’s just not my thing and though I’m no bar snob, I’d always rather opt… Read more »

The Indian Streatery Express review

The Indian Streatery Express review

I arrived a little early and figured (and hoped) the Streatery had a license as I really fancied a beer before eating. Lucky for me they had… Read more »

The Head of Steam menu review

The Head of Steam menu review

Prior to last week, my only taste of any food at The Head of Steam on Temple Street was a bit of pizza at my Christmas gathering,… Read more »

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