Food & Drink News

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

Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Pineapple Club create new Romeo and Juliet cocktail inspired by Romeo and Juliet season!

Fans of Birmingham Royal Ballet can enjoy a trip to a different kind of barre next month with a brand-new cocktail inspired by the Company’s Romeo and… Read more »

The Old Crown turns 653 years old with  a free weekend of events

The Old Crown turns 653 years old with a free weekend of events

The Old Crown, built in 1368, was the only structure left intact after the Battle of Camp Hill in 1643, and during its rich history was even… Read more »

Celebrate the Great British Apple at Blakesley Hall

Do you know your Bramleys from your Pippins? Or your Galas from your Coxs? Harvest season is here and Blakesley Hall has the perfect opportunity to discover… Read more »

The Grand Hotel Birmingham’s Launch Party

The Grand Hotel Birmingham’s Launch Party

Last night VIP guests from the worlds of property, art, film, fashion and television gathered to celebrate the reopening of The Grand Hotel Birmingham. The hotel recently… Read more »

A weekend of reggae at The Night Owl!

A weekend of reggae at The Night Owl!

On Sunday 12th September, The Reggae Cookout will be returning to The Night Owl! And with special guest, the legendary Rhoda Dakar. DJ and lead singer of… Read more »

Stackz Burger Shack permanently moving to The Flapper

This month two much-loved independent hospitality businesses are joining forces to bring epic burgers and beers to the people of Birmingham.  Stackz Burger Shack will permanently take over… Read more »

Owlstock is back at The Night Owl this bank holiday Sunday!

Owlstock is back at The Night Owl this bank holiday Sunday!

The Night Owl are getting ready to welcome all Night Owls to one of their biggest events of the year… A day of peace and music paying… Read more »

Eat with a beat this bank holiday as steakhouse Bar + Block

Eat with a beat this bank holiday as steakhouse Bar + Block in Birmingham unveils its musical line-up, serving up four days of live music that can… Read more »

The Engine Room’s Digbeth Sessions kicks off August Bank Holiday!

The Engine Room in Digbeth is gearing up for a new era in entertainment, featuring some of the city’s best DJs. This cool, retro style mini-warehouse, with… Read more »

Owlstock is back at The Night Owl!

After such a wonderful celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock back in 2019, we’re really pleased to be bringing Owlstock back to The Night Owl this… Read more »

The Breakfast Club is coming to The Night Owl!

A brand new brunch is coming to The Night Owl… Head down to Digbeths favourite soul and retro club for all things 80s and to release your… Read more »

Bottomless Bop at The Old Crown ever Friday!

EVERY FRIDAY –  BOPOTTOMLESS Unlimited Bottled Beer or Fizz (90 mins only) + BOP Main Meal of Your Choice Bop Kebabs will be cooking up kebabs, bowls,… Read more »

Albert’s Schloss is coming to Birmingham this November!

Albert’s Schloss is coming to Birmingham this November!

ALBERT’S SCHLOSS BIER PALACE AND COOK HAUS TO OPEN IN PARADISE FORUM, BIRMINGHAM, THIS NOVEMBER Further to opening the original Albert’s Schloss in Manchester 6 years ago,… Read more »

Meet  the creator  of  the  Pornstar Martini  at  a  Bottomless Brunch in Birmingham!

Meet the creator of the Pornstar Martini at a Bottomless Brunch in Birmingham!

The award winning team behind The Pineapple Club, Birmingham and soon to open Shibuya Underground are bringing the world famous creator of the Pornstar Martini Douglas Ankrah… Read more »

Dishoom launches Home Feast Kit!

Dishoom are delighted to announce the launch of the Dishoom Home Feast, a brand-new meal kit containing a generous selection of Dishoom’s most-loved dishes for at-home enjoyment…. Read more »

Rosa’s Thai Cafe expands offering with Rosa’s Thai Veggie delivery

Rosa’s Thai Veggie – the plant-based sister brand to popular restaurant group Rosa’s Thai Cafe – is open with delivery and takeaway service from Rosa’s Thai Cafe… Read more »

The Mug House Inn & Restaurant Review

The Mug House Inn & Restaurant Review

This evening we took a stroll through Bewdley, Worcestershire’s most picturesque small town, past Georgian terraced houses and along the verdant banks of the River Severn, until… Read more »

Great  Western  Arcade  becoming  best  spot  in  Brum  for  Vegan food!

Great Western Arcade becoming best spot in Brum for Vegan food!

The award winning team behind The Pineapple Club, Birmingham and soon to open Shibuya Underground have announced that they housing Birmingham based Pop Up Vegan Kitchen Ba-Ha… Read more »

New Menu, New World, Brunch Has Landed at 1000 Trades

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We hope you’re looking forward to 19 July. We’re feeling optimistic about things but it’s going to be surreal for everyone. Whilst we are not… Read more »

SORA Cafe to open at the Mailbox this summer

A new boutique eatery, SÖRA Café, is set to open at Mailbox later this summer, offering a stylish brunch and coffee experience in the heart of the… Read more »

Dishoom Birmingham, Summer Houses

Dishoom Birmingham, Summer Houses

Introducing Dishoom Birmingham’s all-new Summer Houses. A welcome addition to their outside space, Summer Houses seat up to six guests and make an ideal spot for those… Read more »

MELT, a brand new pizzeria and burger restaurant is coming to Bromsgrove!

A brand new digitally led independent restaurant serving up slices, buns and beers is opening in Bromsgrove this May Slices, Buns and Beers are at the core… Read more »

Tonight Josephine is here and ready to party

Tonight Josephine is here and ready to party

The Adventure Bar group have officially launched their newest bar in Birmingham, Tonight Josephine. A pink emporium located on Stephenson Street home to extravagant bottomless brunches, a… Read more »

Brad Carter BBQ at Craft Birmingham – 4th July

The Great British BBQ with Michelin-starred Chef Brad Carter (from Carters of Moseley) at Birmingham’s Craft near The International Convention Centre on Sunday 4th July. Popping-up for… Read more »

Isaac’s will serve up a slice of New York in Birmingham

Isaac’s restaurant, a New York-style brasserie on Barwick Street in central Birmingham, will open its doors on Thursday 24th June bringing a taste and the hustle and bustle… Read 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 »