Food & Drink News

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

Disco Brunch at The Night Owl with Joel and Buck – Saturday 12th June

The Night Owl’s Disco Brunch is finally back by popular demand! We’re so happy to be back with both our indoor and outdoor seating areas in sunny… Read more »

Top independent Birmingham drinks suppliers

Two Towers Brewery Two Towers Brewery was established in 2010 inspired by well known Brum monuments The Two Towers near Edgbaston reservoir “We liked the name Two… Read more »

Bodega Cantina Review 2021

Bodega Cantina Review 2021

Bodega Cantina was one of the first independent bars and restaurants to open in Birmingham city centre during the city’s cuisine renaissance. The owners, Bitters N Twisted… Read more »

Summer schedule of pop-up events announced to welcome people back to Brindleyplace

Brindleyplace is set to go pop this summer after announcing a series of events to be held at a brand new pop-up garden which will be located… Read more »

Dig Brew Co unveils first home-grown American craft beer

Dig Brew Co unveils first home-grown American craft beer

Birmingham’s Dig Brew Co brewery is all pumped up after launching what it believes to be the first American-style craft beer to be made exclusively with British… Read more »

The UK’s best BYOB restaurants ranked for a brilliantly cheap night out

The UK’s leading cocktail delivery brand, NIO Cocktails, has analysed all the BYOB restaurants listed on Tripadvisor that have more than 99+ reviews, to come up with… Read more »

Delve into Majorca’s winemaking traditions

Although highly reputed for its good climate and beautiful natural landscape, Majorca is also distinguished in the world of winemaking which has helped to shape its culture… Read more »

6 Summer Festivals in Birmingham not to miss in 2021!

6 Summer Festivals in Birmingham not to miss in 2021!

Birmingham festival goers have had a tough 2020, with most festivals cancelled or taken place online virtually due to the pandemic, but 2021, brings hope with large… Read more »

MAC Welcomes Back Visitors on May 24th 2021 and Celebrates with New Cafe and Restaurant KILN

MAC Welcomes Back Visitors on May 24th 2021 and Celebrates with New Cafe and Restaurant KILN

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is launching a brand new café and restaurant, KILN, on Monday 24th May 2021, situated in the heart of one of the U.K.’s… Read more »

UB40 Launch Vegan and Organic ‘Red Red Wine’ to Celebrate 2021 Tour

Ali Campbell spent his adolescence harvesting grapes in Bordeaux and had always longed to launch a UB40 wine with fellow founding member and wine enthusiast, Astro. Eminent… Read more »

Rosa’s Thai Cafe reveals opening date in Birmingham

The latest addition to the food scene at Paradise Birmingham, popular restaurant group, Rosa’s Thai Cafe, will be opening its doors on Tuesday 18th May, bringing award-winning,… Read more »

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 »

Best Places To Go For Food and Drink in The Jewellery Quarter!

The Jewellery Quarter is home to over 700 jewellers and independent retailers, with a thriving food and drink scene the district has an incredible history, from the… Read more »

The Best Street Food Places in Birmingham

Birmingham’s street food has come a long way since Alex’s Pie Stand of the city’s 60s Brumbeat era. Let’s not forget that infamous Indian street food cuisine… Read more »

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 Delights of Digbeth – a Big Brummie Night Out!

The delights of Digbeth have been covered in just about every national news paper around the globe – however, it’s hard to keep up with all the… Read more »

The Best Beer Gardens in Birmingham

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 »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 26

With cinemas closed until May 17, this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Nomadland (12A) The triumphant winner of… Read more »

Capital Investment Supports On-Site Developments at MAC Including Launching New Cafe and Restaurant KILN

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is launching KILN, a new café and restaurant,as part of a wider, ongoing redevelopment capital project, Making MAC More, whichbegan in 2018. KILN… Read more »

May 2021 at The Old Crown Digbeth

May 2021 at The Old Crown Digbeth

The Old Crown Bank Holiday – SOLD OUT 1st May – 2nd May 2021 What’s on? Saturday – 01st May – Live music from Heavy Beat Brass… Read more »

The Kingsway gearing up for reopening April and May

The Kingsway gearing up for reopening April and May

Over at the Kingsway, the team are planning on taking everything very gently in April/May and until the regulations finally relax. They will be bringing back the weekend… Read more »

Dishoom Birmingham reopening for outdoor dining on 12th April

Dishoom Birmingham will reopen for outdoor dining on 12th April. The Dishoom Birmingham team look forward to warmly welcoming guests to the terrace at One Chamberlain Square, which… Read more »

New city centre site of Vietnamese Street Kitchen has finally opened at Birmingham’s Bullring

New city centre site of Vietnamese Street Kitchen has finally opened at Birmingham’s Bullring

The new city centre site of popular restaurant Vietnamese Street Kitchen has finally opened at Birmingham’s iconic Bullring after months of setbacks due to Covid. Family owned… Read more »

Greek-inspired street food company launching brand new restaurant Kouzina at Selfridges

Greek-inspired street food company launching brand new restaurant Kouzina at Selfridges

A Greek-inspired street food company will be launching brand new restaurant Kouzina at Selfridges Birmingham once lockdown restrictions on hospitality are lifted. From Street Kitchen Brothers, a… Read more »

New Outdoor Venue ‘Luna Springs’ to open in Digbeth April 12th!

London-based Adventure Bar Group – of famed late-night venues Tonight Josephine, Adventure Bar, Blame Gloria, Bar Elba and The Escapologist – are to launch Luna Springs, their… Read more »

Apocalypse Cow reopen after lockdown as ‘Locked and Loaded’ in move to incorporate more plant-based options

The street food vendors are pleased to announce that they will be reopening at Birdies Birmingham and Liverpool on 12th April, when we also relaunch under our… Read more »

Craft beer festival, Beer Central, is returning on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd July at The Mill in Digbeth.

Craft beer festival, Beer Central, is returning to bring the best in beer, food and music to Birmingham for the second time. The festival, which was cancelled… Read more »

The Old Crown’s Reopening Roadmap

12th April – 24th April 2021 What’s on? Monday 12th April – Heavy Beat Brass Band 🎶 + DJs outside 📀 17:00PM – Midnight. Tuesday 13th April… Read more »

This Aint No April Fools.. We Are Back Baby 12.04.21

Bookings Open At Last What a crazy 12 months it has been Birmingham! – The team at Floodgate Towers has been awaiting the Prime minister’s announcement with… Read more »

Fine dining meets street food at The Old Crown

Fine dining meets street food at The Old Crown

Artisan Street Kitchen has paired up with Birmingham’s oldest and award winning pub, The Old Crown, to bring you five of the Midland’s best Michelin star chefs… Read more »

Bigfoot craft beer music festival headlined by Primal Scream and Hot Chip Megamix

THE UK’S FIRST CRAFT BEER MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES HEADLINERS PRIMAL SCREAM AND HOT CHIP MEGAMIX FAT WHITE FAMILY, MARIBOU STATE (DJ), BAXTER DURY, GERD JANSON & MORE… Read more »

Planning To Make Your Own Wine? Here Are The Things You Need To Get First

Planning To Make Your Own Wine? Here Are The Things You Need To Get First

After tasting different wines, you probably would want to make your wine at home. Making wine is not a complicated process. You only need to have the… Read more »

The Pineapple Club, Lush, Mr Simm’s Sweets team up for Valentine’s Day!

The Pineapple Club, Lush, Mr Simm’s Sweets team up for Valentine’s Day!

Three Birmingham Business team up to bring the perfect gift for your loved one this Valentine’s Day! Birmingham newcomer, The Pineapple Club are set to continue their… Read more »

The Grand Hotel Birmingham Launches Teaser Video Ahead of Spring Re-Opening

Coinciding with its original opening in 1879, The Grand Hotel Birmingham has released a teaser video of the £45million refurbishment. The Grand Hotel on Colmore Row originally opened… Read more »

Kray Treadwell, of 670 Grams and Great British Menu finalist, awarded MICHELIN Young Chef Award Great Britain and Ireland

Kray Treadwell, of 670 Grams and Great British Menu finalist, awarded MICHELIN Young Chef Award Great Britain and Ireland

Kray Treadwell, owner of 670 Grams and Great British Menu finalist, has been awarded the ‘MICHELIN Young Chef Award Great Britain and Ireland’. The award celebrates outstanding… Read more »

The Pineapple Club and LAND Restaurant team up for Veganuary!

This Veganuary the teams from The Pineapple Club and LAND Restaurants are teaming up to bring the Vegan experience to your home! The Pineapple Club which opened… Read more »

Outdoors at The Kingsway – Q & A with Eddie OCallaghan

As a Christmas Special, we decided to catch up with local groover and shaker Eddie OCallaghan for a quick interview on his recent hotspot creation down at… Read more »

1000 Trades brings Christmas cheer with JQ takeaways

1000 Trades brings Christmas cheer with JQ takeaways

1000 Trades has, like many other local businesses battled to remain resourceful and open during the pandemic lockdowns of 2020. It has meant the 1000 Trades team… Read more »

The Plough Independents Gift Shop & Christmas Lunch Kit

Gift Shop The Plough has turned on it’s Christmas charm even though it is unable to open as it normally would. In light of the current tier… Read more »

Trip to South Korea inspires Brum Chocolate Brand Beanu!

Beanu Chocolate was born in Birmingham UK out of passion, inspiration and determination to elevate flavours from the bean to the bar. Jacob was inspired from a trip… Read more »

Hot Chix is Cluckin’ Great!

Local chef Niki Astley has defied the gloomy spirit affecting much of Birmingham as it sits residing in Tier 3 and launched a new delivery-led fried chicken… Read more »

Joe Lycett joins Brum’s independents to launch ‘Hope For Hospitality’ campaign

The Midlands’ hospitality industry has launched a campaign calling on the Government to deliver urgent support to venues affected by the latest tier three restrictions. ‘Hope for… Read more »

Dishoom launch Masala Dabba and first-ever bottled cocktail collection

Dishoom launch Masala Dabba and first-ever bottled cocktail collection

The Dishoom team are pleased to introduce to the Dishoom Store the latest at-home creations from their dedicated team of invention-wallas – the Dishoom Masala Dabba,and the… Read more »

Hot Chix launches at The Victoria!

Hot Chix, a pop-up concept offering the best in Nashville style hot chicken has recently opened within The Victoria in John Bright Street, BirminghamCity Centre. Hot Chix… Read more »

Blow Water x Provide Birmingham Collaboration

Blow Water are mega excited to collaborate with Provide Birmingham! This artwork pays tribute to the delicate situation in Hong Kong. Culture is a big part of… Read more »

Innovative Catering Company Launches Fine Dining Delivery Service

Innovative Catering Company Launches Fine Dining Delivery Service

The Cornerstone Kitchen, an independent catering company based in Sutton Coldfield, has launched a brand new fine dining experience that can be enjoyed in the comfort of… Read more »

STATEMENT from Jabbar Khan, Founder of Lasan Group

In light of the Government announcement this morning about Birmingham and Solihull being classified as Tier 3, Restauranteur, Jabbar Khan, strikes out against the Tier 3 ruling;… Read more »

Dishoom launch Vegan Sausage Naan Roll Kit

Dishoom are delighted to announce the timely arrival of the brand-new Vegan Sausage Naan Roll Kit, which is now available on the Dishoom Store for nationwide delivery. Responding to polite but numerous… Read more »

Medicine set to open new location at the Mailbox on Thursday 3rd December

Renowned Midlands bakery and café Medicine, is set to open a new location at the Mailbox on Thursday 3rd December, offering an array of delicious brunch, lunch… Read more »

MY Flamingos: 12 % off early Black Fri on Cocktail Delivery & Gift Hampers

Delicious Fresh-Made Craft Cocktails. All our cocktails are made to order with premium spirits and fresh ingredients. Each craft cocktail gift set is packaged with fun! Each… Read more »