Food & Drink News

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

Orelle announces official opening date

The highly-anticipated opening of Birmingham’s newest restaurant, café and bar has been announced, with Orelle set to open its doors on Friday 14th October. Located on the 24th floor… Read more »

World Sake Day 1st October at Shibuya Underground!

Having opened its doors earlier this year, Shibuya Underground has been the first of its kind in Birmingham, offering customers one of a kind, six course tasting… Read more »

New Pizzeria Coming To Edgbaston This Autumn

A brand new pizzeria and bar is set to open in the heart of Edgbaston this autumn.  Due to launch in November, Smoke + Ash is a… Read more »

Luna Springs to host Digbeth Dining Club across four weekends this October and November

Luna Springs to host Digbeth Dining Club across four weekends this October and November

Digbeth-based party venue Luna Springs is set to host Digbeth Dining Club across four weekends this October and November, on 14th & 15th October, 21st & 22nd… Read more »

Beer Central Festival 2022 review by Wallis Brown

Beer Central Festival 2022 review by Wallis Brown

Beer Central Festival, an event filled with more types of beer than I thought possible. Along with cheerful crowds of enthusiasts and those who just want to… Read more »

St Basils celebrates 50th anniversary with fundraising Gala Dinner

Youth homelessness charity, St Basils, is celebrating its 50th anniversary by hosting a fundraising Gala Dinner at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. Taking place on Friday 7th October,… Read more »

Jojolounge ‘Jojolapa’ menu review Sept 2022

Jojolounge ‘Jojolapa’ menu review Sept 2022

I’ve walked past Jojolapa in the Jewellery Quarter a few times and paused to read the menu, wondering if it was worth a try – I know… Read more »

Leeds-based brewery, North, to expand with first venue outside home county at Snow Hill November 2022

Leeds-based brewery, North, to expand with first venue outside home county at Snow Hill November 2022

Leeds-based brewery, North, are set to expand with their first venue outside their home county opening at Snow Hill, Birmingham in November 2022. North, the independent Leeds-based… Read more »

Albert’s Schloss launches new breakfast menu from Sat 24th Sept

Albert’s Schloss launches new breakfast menu from Sat 24th Sept

ALBERT’S SCHLOSS BIRMINGHAM TO LAUNCH NEW BREAKFAST MENU The Birmingham venue will be serving up a whole host of new dishes to bring some Bavarian inspiration to… Read more »

Dan Lee X GULP – an Immersive Asian Fusion Food Experience 27th & 28th Oct

Dan Lee X GULP – an Immersive Asian Fusion Food Experience 27th & 28th Oct

DAN LEE X GULP An Immersive Asian Fusion Food ExperienceThursday 27/10 and Friday 28/10 TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for this exciting collaboration between Dan Lee and Gulp… Read more »

The Church has been resurrected!

The Church has been resurrected!

The beloved pub, in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter has been taken on by the award winning Imposter Restaurant Group. The team behind Tiger Bites Pig, Tierra and… Read more »

Halloween drink and draw for breast cancer awareness

Join us for an evening of a Halloween themed drink and draw. 🎃✨ Taking place Saturday 10th of October 7pm – 9:30pm at Ju Jus Cafe, Birmingham…. Read more »

Jungle Bird review – plant based restaurant and tropical cocktail bar

Jungle Bird review – plant based restaurant and tropical cocktail bar

With news of the Jungle Bird plant based restaurant and tropical cocktail bar opening, I was keen to check out the menu, especially when I realised it… Read more »

It’s Stein Time – Oktoberfest Arrives at Albert’s Schloss Brum

Albert’s Schloss Birmingham will host two weeks of raucous celebrations to coincide with the original Bavarian festival from 17th September to 3rd October. Across the two weeks,… Read more »

Turtle Bay Celebrates Countdown to Brindleyplace Opening with FREE Food, Beer and Cocktails in Birmingham

Turtle Bay Celebrates Countdown to Brindleyplace Opening with FREE Food, Beer and Cocktails in Birmingham

The countdown is on for Turtle Bay’s newest venue to throw open the doors to its stunning bar and restaurant – and to celebrate, the team will… Read more »

Crazy Pedro’s to donate pizza sales to Hospitality Action

Crazy Pedro’s, the Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham based pizzeria, have announced that a pizza from their menu will be used to support of Walk For Wellbeing (previously… Read more »

Digbeth Oktoberfest is back!

We’re back for our seventh year running and expect it to be bigger and better than ever before. Our Seasonal Markets team collaborate with The Old Crown… Read more »

The Big Birmingham Bake review by Ning-ning Li

The Big Birmingham Bake review by Ning-ning Li

I have a confession. Aside from seeing a segment here and there, I’ve never…ever…watched a Great British Bake Off series! I know I’m missing out on some… Read more »

Chef & Restaurant Magazine, have launched the ‘Choose Hospitality, Choose Birmingham’ campaign

Stars of the hospitality industry appear in a film to promote careers in the sector which will appear in Job Centres across the Midlands Chef Publishing, the team behind Chef… Read more »

Passing Fancies cocktail bar opens in the Custard Factory

Passing Fancies cocktail bar opens in the Custard Factory

The cocktail bar, headed up by an award-winning hospitality trio, will open in The Custard Factory on 8th September with food from “fast fine dining” chef, Dan… Read more »

Qavali Review by Ning-ning Li

Qavali Review by Ning-ning Li

It feels quite mystical when first entering Qavali. Immersed in an interior of dark greens and golds, the room I realise, is accompanied by a distant deep… Read more »

Bakehouse Sutton Coldfield Review by Wallis Brown

Bakehouse Sutton Coldfield Review by Wallis Brown

The Bakehouse located in Sutton Coldfield is a cosy rustic cafe, that offers sweet treats and savoury dishes. We were definitely spoilt for choice, I was eyeing… Read more »

The World’s Smallest Cocktail Bar opens in Birmingham

Ahead of their September launch, The Cocktail Club have launched a three-day pop up inside Temple Phone Box on Temple Row in Birmingham. ‘The World’s Smallest Cocktail… Read more »

Luna Springs set to host Birmingham’s biggest Oktoberfest 2022!

Digbeth-based party venue Luna Springs is set to host ‘Birmingham’s biggest Oktoberfest’ this year. The event is due to run for three consecutive weeks from 16th September… Read more »

Beer Central Festival Birmingham 16th & 17th September 2022 at Typhoo Wharf

Beer Central Festival Birmingham 16th & 17th September 2022 at Typhoo Wharf

Festival goers will also be able to enjoy food from Andrew Sheridan, Andy Low N Slow and a special menu from Live Fire Cooking served around fire pits…. Read more »

BBC Midlands HQ to come to Digbeth + new apprenticeship centre, The&Academy, and cocktail bar Passing Fancies to open

BBC Midlands HQ to come to Digbeth + new apprenticeship centre, The&Academy, and cocktail bar Passing Fancies to open

Digbeth’s creative quarter has secured a trio of business announcements: the area will be home to the new BBC Midlands headquarters from 2026, as well as the Digbeth Estate… Read more »

The Old Crown’s 654th Birthday

The Old Crown’s 654th Birthday

Brum’s oldest pub, The Old Crown, is getting ready to host its 654th birthday this September, with an events programme that’s bigger and better than ever before…. Read more »

Get Ready to Celebrate Two Years of Your Favourite Cocktails In Brum!

Get Ready to Celebrate Two Years of Your Favourite Cocktails In Brum!

The Pineapple Club is celebrating its second birthday in September! Inits first two years, The Pineapple Club has boasted a number of noteworthy achievements; placing 44 in… Read more »

Reasons To Visit Selfridges Birmingham – What’s On Late August

Reasons To Visit Selfridges Birmingham – What’s On Late August

Selfridges Birmingham invites customers to experience a series of interactive activities, events and unique launches available to explore and experience instore. This August, Selfridges Birmingham has curated… Read more »

Pairc Festival brings talent from Brum & Ireland to New Irish Centre, 26th-28th August 2022

Pairc Festival brings talent from Brum & Ireland to New Irish Centre, 26th-28th August 2022

Páirc Festival is set to bring the biggest names and best talent from Birmingham and Ireland to the outdoor grounds of the former Stadium Club, the New… Read more »

The Cocktail Club brings world’s smallest cocktail bar to Birmingham – 1st – 3rd September

The Cocktail Club brings world’s smallest cocktail bar to Birmingham – 1st – 3rd September

Ahead of their September launch, The Cocktail Club will be hosting a three-day pop up inside Temple Phone Box on Temple Row in Birmingham. ‘The World’s Smallest… Read more »

The Best View In The City? – Vinoteca Review by Maddie Booth

The Best View In The City? – Vinoteca Review by Maddie Booth

Perched opposite the well known MAG, and famous Chamberlain Memorial Fountain – home to a number of well-known bars and restaurants, Vinoteca sits in a perfect location… Read more »

Low ‘n’ Slow leave Hockley Social Club to embark on next chapter

One of the city’s first and best-loved street food traders has announced his exit from the popular Hockley Social Club at the end of this month. Andy… Read more »

New Opening – Atelier (Robert Wood) – Reservations now open!

New Opening – Atelier (Robert Wood) – Reservations now open!

Atelier, a creative drinks studio and cocktail bar from award-winning drinks creator, Robert Wood, opens in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter this September. Housed in a restored factory in Newhall… Read more »

Oktoberfest by The Old Crown & Seasonal Markets 2022

Oktoberfest by The Old Crown & Seasonal Markets 2022

We’re back for our seventh year running and expect it to be bigger and better than ever before. Our Seasonal Markets team collaborate with The Old Crown… Read more »

Gulp Drink & Draw (Dine) with Flic Review by Wallis Brown

Gulp Drink & Draw (Dine) with Flic Review by Wallis Brown

Art comes in many forms, at varying skill levels and with sometimes extremely different points of views. The night that Gulp gave us, was definitely all of… Read more »

Bakehouse by Baked In Brick, bakery, cafe and eatery arrives in Sutton Coldfield

Bakehouse by Baked In Brick, bakery, cafe and eatery arrives in Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield has welcomed Bakehouse by Baked In Brick, a three-floor bakery, cafe and eatery Bakehouse, a brand new bakery, cafe and eatery, has officially opened in… Read more »

Owlstock is back! Birmingham’s best Woodstock-inspired festival returns

Owlstock is back! Birmingham’s best Woodstock-inspired festival returns

Owlstock, Birmingham’s beloved Woodstock-inspired festival, returns to The Night Owl on Sunday 28th August. With live performances from tribute acts and local artists, DJs spinning the best… Read more »

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August from 15:00. 36 Ludgate Hill, B1 1JY Situated in Jewellery Quarter, 10 minute walk from City Centre, 5 minute walk… Read more »

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

Curated by Birmingham alternative music promoters This Is Tmrw, Future Days festival celebrates some of the finest alternative, punk and experimental music in the U.K., with this… Read more »

Food / Art in Birmingham’s Gulp – Sept 22

Gulp is a creative dining room founded by food and sensory artist Kaye Winwood in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. She programs events and activities for curious appetites with… Read more »

Yorks Marks 10 Year Anniversary with Stratford Expansion

Yorks Marks 10 Year Anniversary with Stratford Expansion

Birmingham-based Yorks Café and Coffee Roasters is marking its 10th year anniversary by opening a fourth establishment and its second in Stratford-Upon-Avon, at Bell Court, on Wednesday… Read more »

Birmingham Aperol Fans – You can now buy an Aperol Spritz burger

Aperol Spritz makes for the perfect summer tipple, but why just stop at drinking the cocktail when you can add the iconic aperitif to your favourite food?… Read more »

Beer Central Festival’s Full Beer Line Up Announced

Beer Central Festival’s Full Beer Line Up Announced

Beer Central Festival will be returning to Birmingham for its third year on 16th and 17th September 2022. Tickets are now on sale for the event, which… Read more »

The Cocktail Club Birmingham is set to open in September 2022

The Cocktail Club Birmingham is set to open in September 2022

The Cocktail Club, formerly known as London Cocktail Club, has chosen Birmingham as the destination for their 15th and biggest site to date. Due to open in mid-September, The… Read more »

Vinoteca offers a taste of the Commonwealth with a wine paddle exclusive to the Games

Upon the arrival of the highly-anticipated Commonwealth Games, Birmingham’s newest wine bar, Vinoteca, has unveiled a specially designed wine tasting paddle to celebrate the flavours of the… Read more »

Dishoom – 75 Years of Partition and Indian Independence

In Dishoom’s Manchester café on Monday, 8th August 2022, Dishoom will host the first in a series of events marking the 75th anniversary of Indian independence and… Read more »

Pitcher & Piano to receive complete £800k overhaul before reopening in October

The Brindleyplace bar will re-open in Autumn with a brand new look following a £800k refurb Pitcher & Piano’s Birmingham venue is due to receive a complete… Read more »

Kibou Solihull review by Wallis Brown

Kibou Solihull review by Wallis Brown

Solihull Touchwood is now home to Kibou, a stunning Japanese kitchen & bar that caught my attention before it even opened it’s doors. With its leafy exterior… Read more »

Dig Brew Co to launch Pop-Up for Commonwealth Games

Dig Brew Co to launch Pop-Up for Commonwealth Games

Birmingham’s Dig Brew Co brewery is opening a pop-up craft beer shop that customers can drink in throughout the Commonwealth Games. Based in a former florist on… Read more »