Food & Drink News

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

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 »

The Mailbox welcomes authentic Italian restaurant, Lucarelli this December

The Mailbox in Birmingham will be welcoming authentic Italian restaurant, Lucarelli, to its mix of eateries next month. With a menu packed with traditional Italian dishes, the… Read more »

Savvy Christmas shopper? Give the Gift that keeps on Giving

Savvy Christmas shopper? Give the Gift that keeps on Giving

Looking for inspiration for Christmas presents? If classy, delicious gifts delivered to the door of the wine/spirits/beer/food lover in your life is what you need, then look… Read more »

6 Drinks All Cafés Should Make Room for in Their Menu

The discovery of coffee is quite a happy coincidence that hundreds of millions around the globe are currently enjoying. It’s believed that a goat herder found his… Read more »

From Virtual Discos to Cocktail Classes – How To Celebrate Halloween Virtually

GHOULISH FUN AND GAMES THIS WEEK TO CELEBRATE ALL HALLOWS EVE (WHETHER YOU’RE IN TIER ONE, TWO OR THREE) Wednesday 28th October 2020: For many social butterflies,… Read more »

What’s on at The Night Owl this Novermber!

The Night Owl’s Halloween ‘Tarantino Brunch’ Sunday 1st November – 12PM – 6PM Sunday 1st November You went wild for our ‘Pulp Killers’ Halloween Tarantino party last… Read more »

Vietnamese Street Kitchen to open in Bullring this November

Vietnamese Street Kitchen to open in Bullring this November

A new city centre site of popular restaurant Vietnamese Street Kitchen is due to open at Birmingham’s iconic Bullring next month.  Independently owned and family run, the new… Read more »

Plant and Pulse gears up to celebrate 1st birthday

Plant and Pulse gears up to celebrate 1st birthday

A plant-based cafe in central Birmingham is gearing up to celebrate their 1st year serving hungry local by increasing their opening hours and doubling their menu. Plant… Read more »

10 of The Best New Restaurants in Birmingham

It’s been a difficult year for the hospitality industry, with many businesses closing their doors so it’s especially exciting to hear of new restaurants opening and doing… Read more »

Weekends with The Night Owl in October

Sunday Sessions featuring Heart and Sol (live music) Heart & Sol return to The Night Owl for an afternoon of live music! Sunday 25th October Heart &… Read more »

The Night Owl’s Halloween ‘Tarantino Brunch’ Saturday, Oct 31st

You went wild for our ‘Pulp Killers’ Halloween Tarantino party last year so we’ve revamped it for current times to bring you… The Night Owl’s Halloween ‘Tarantino… Read more »

Flamin’ Patties Ladypool Rd Review Sept 2020

Flamin’ Patties Ladypool Rd Review Sept 2020

Brum is home to some of the best burgers in the UK, that is a fact no one can argue with. From Original Patty Men to Indico‘s… Read more »

Dishoom Birmingham full review

Dishoom Birmingham full review

Dishoom arrived in Birmingham with terrible timing, just as lockdown was taking place, the grand launch had to be postponed. In fact, some were questioning whether the… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club Take-Over Digbeth Arena August Bank Holiday 2020 review

Digbeth Dining Club Take-Over Digbeth Arena August Bank Holiday 2020 review

Last August Bank Holiday, myself and three guests made a bee-line for the Digbeth Dining Club take-over of Digbeth Arena. Digbeth Dining Club started out life in… Read more »

Reggae Cookout and PRINCE Brunch this September

Reggae Cookout and PRINCE Brunch this September

The Night Owl’s Reggae Cookout with Joe Turner & Hayden Taylor Sunday 20th September 14:00 – 20:00  Bringing it back by popular demand… The Night Owl’s Reggae… Read more »

The Floodgate Digbeth Review

The Floodgate Digbeth Review

I’d been looking forward to checking out The Floodgate in Digbeth for quite some time, so the August Ban Holiday seemed a perfect opportunity to do just… Read more »

What’s On at The Night Owl this September!

The Night Owl’s Britpop Brunch Saturday 19th September 13:00 – 19:00  The Night Owl’s Britpop Brunch is back by popular demand! Saturday 19th September with DJs playing… Read more »

D.J. Quinn’s launching a BBQ smokehouse restaurant on Friday 4th September

D.J. Quinn’s, Hall Green, will be launching a BBQ smokehouse restaurant on Friday 4th September with complimentary small plates and tasters available to guests throughout the event…. Read more »

The Yard Grand Opening at The Floodgate

The Yard Grand Opening at The Floodgate

Big Shout out to all of our Floodgater’s Its BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND people!! The sun looks like it will be a-shining (blame BBC weather if not).  This… Read more »

The Night Owl’s Reggae Cookout with DJ Dekker

Saturday 6th September 14:00 – 20:00  Sunday 6th September The Night Owl’s Reggae Cookout With DJ Dekker playing the best in 60s & 70s Roots Reggae, Ska… Read more »