Autumn 2023 at GULP

To celebrate heading into our second year in the Jewellery Quarter, GULP has been beautifully redecorated and has a new website listing all our events.

The next chapter of GULP brings you a wild programme of food based activities, from Brum’s first gay supperclub (as far as we know) to another first – a series of lunches for dogs and their owners. We are also making space for women working creatively with the initiation of C.U. Next Tuesday – in the form of co-working days and special networking events. And as part of our workshop activities we will be hosting some more of Mangia! Mangia!’s mouthwatering classes including Italian pasta and confectionery.

For families, friends and organisations seeking something different, we invite you to contact to discuss a bespoke gastronomic event or workshop in our private dining room.

Here’s a taste of what’s coming up!

Pasta! Pasta! Workshop

Saturday 9 September, 11am-3pm

Hosted by Matt from Mangia! Mangia! Pasta! Pasta! is everything you need to learn the art of pasta-making in a small friendly environment. Make and enjoy your own pasta for a memorable lunch and you’ll also have enough delicious pasta to take home for dinner.

£80 includes all materials, tuition and lunch. BYO welcome. Book Here

A further date available – 25 November


Thursday 21 September, 7.30-10.30pm

Join us for the special launch of SWALLOW.

SWALLOW will be (as far as we know) Birmingham’s first gay supper club hosted by Mangia! Mangia!’s Matt O’Callaghan and co-curated with GULP.

This new social event for Birmingham’s gay community, will see Matt and GULP’s Founder Kaye collaborating on a flamboyant menu of food and drinks each month. As part of this extraordinary event we will be collaborating with the gorgeous Maz Niall aka @girthofvenus on a very special printed menu.


Seasonal risotto

Chicken with olives or

Stuffed aubergines (v)

Gelato and Italian meringue


Gaga Colada

The Judy Garland

BOOK HERE – £40 includes a titillating 3 course menu. A bar will be available for oral lubrication.

Future SWALLOW Supper Clubs are scheduled 19 October, 16 November, and a Christmas Special on 21 December. BOOKINGS HERE

C.U.Next Tuesday, Coworking

Tuesdays 19 September – 19 December

A unique co-working space in GULP’s stunning dining room where you can work in the company of other women, away from the distractions of home.

The first floor, private room has a shared table that seats 8-10. Free wifi, teas and coffees are an absolute, and a morning fruit bowl and afternoon biscuits will also be provided to keep your energy levels up. If there’s demand, I will also add a delicious lunch option at an additional cost.

You are guaranteed to meet some fabulous women for conversation and networking.

£10 half day (9.30am -1pm / 2pm – 5.30pm) // £15 full day (9.30am – 5.30pm)

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: To book email with date and hours required.

C.U.Next Tuesday *LAUNCH* Special Event

Tuesday 26 September, 7-10pm

C.U.Next Tuesday will be a regular event in the calendar, to support women working creatively (in the broadest sense). Offering a safe space for women to work and meet other like-minded individuals.

This first event is £20 and includes a welcome drink and nibbles. BOOKING LINK

Additional social Networking events will be introduced to the C.U.Next Tuesday on selected Tuesday evenings and might include:

  • Tasting experiences – for instance multi-course menus, edible landscapes, drink pairings, after co-working cocktails
  • Supper Clubs – for example pop-ups with local female chefs, after co-working dinners
  • Workshops – flavour perception, food making, mixology

Please note that the format, content and price of these events may vary to ensure that we can accommodate a wider range of individuals’ availability and budgets. More details will be uploaded here as they become available.

Dog’s Dinner

1 October, 11am-1pm / 2pm – 4pm

Perhaps our craziest event this autumn is Dog’s Dinner – a dining experience for dogs and their owners!

As a city of dog-lovers we thought it would be a great idea to create a special dining experience for humans and that special pooch in their life.

Dog’s Dinner will start at St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter, where guests will enjoy a ‘treat’ before taking a little ‘walkie’ up to Gulp where they will lap up a 4 course meal that is being developed and adapted for both human and canine to bond over a shared food experience.

🐾 Please note, that only well-behaved dogs are welcome, naughty pups will be asked to leave!

£60 includes treats and a four course meal for dogs and their owners. Humans are welcome to BYOB, water will be available for dogs. BOOKING LINK

La Dolce Vita

2 and 9 December, 2-4pm

Discover the sweets and desserts of Italy in a unique cooking workshop where you’ll make a selection of gorgeous and delicious Italian sweets. You’ll learn a bit of Italian culinary history whilst making some of the world’s most iconic sweet treats.

In this cooking class with a twist, you’ll make Frutta di Martorana (marzipan fruits first created by Sicilian nuns to decorate barren winter trees), Italian fruit cheese from traditional moulds, and chocolate salume.

What to expect:

  • Make fine Italian sweets in a sumptuous setting
  • Discover the history behind these iconic sweets
  • All tools, materials, and refreshments provided

La Dolce Vita is a fabulous activity to treat yourself and your friends and also makes a perfect gift.

£60 Includes all materials, tuition and refreshments) BOOKING LINK

Contact to discuss a private booking for your company this year.

Keep your eyes peeled for CHRISTMAS activities, coming soon!

About GULP

Founded by Artist Kaye Winwood, GULP is an artistic dining room nestled in a stunning Grade II listed building in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. GULP is a meeting, learning and eating space for curious appetites with a desire for the extraordinary. GULP provides a beautiful setting for corporate away days and meetings; private celebrations; filming and photoshoots.

You can find out more about GULP here, and about Kaye’s practice here

About Mangia! Mangia!

Matt writes, grows, teaches and cooks about British and Italian food.

Mangia! Mangia! (Eat! Eat!) was born out of Matt’s friend Giovanna who begins every meal she serves in her Palermo home by shouting ‘Mangia! Mangia!’ to whoever is at the table. It started when Italian friends in the UK, Rome and Sicily claimed that you could never cook proper Italian food in the UK, because we can’t grow the fruit and veg, and Matt decided to prove them wrong and now produces bitter greens, artichokes, quinces, Neapolitan tomatoes, aubergines, and on and on, from his south Birmingham allotment, before turning them into traditional Italian meals and preserves.

Matt is a regular contributor to the acclaimed online food magazine and his work has received praise from Nigella Lawson, Rachel Roddy and Diana Henry.

Matt is on IG as @mangiamangiauk