Food & Drink News

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

NYE at Bitters N’ Twisted Venues

NYE at Bitters N’ Twisted Venues

The Victoria, 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN This year we have teamed up with ‘Sadler’s Brewery’ to deliver the ultimate Peaky Blinder experience at The… Read more »

Three New Entertainment Venues for Digbeth

Three New Entertainment Venues for Digbeth

More reasons than ever to visit Birmingham’s Creative Quarter Three new entertainment venues have launched in Birmingham’s creative quarter, Digbeth. Gaming concept Chance and Counters is based in the… Read more »

What’s on at The Head of Steam this Christmas?

Events in Dec at The Head of Steam on Temple Street. ABK Barvarian Pop-up bar. Here until January serving German Beers, and g&ts Quiz nights every Tuesday… Read more »

Posh Burgers – Election Party – NYE NOWHAM Spesh – Come As You Are – Slow Food – It’s Christmasss at 1000 Trades!

Sound check… one, two Pioneering live music and DJ sets from some of Birmingham’s best, music is the beating heart of 1000 Trades. See more on Facebook. FRIDAY… Read more »

The Westley Arms are teaming up with The Covered Wagon for a brand new food experience

The Westley Arms are teaming up with The Covered Wagon for a brand new food experience

The Westley Arms, part of the Best Western Westley Hotel on Westley Road in Acocks Green, has teamed up with The Covered Wagon, and will soon be… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday 6 December 4pm until late

This December, get out and about, discover something new and enjoy the fantastic independent culture Digbeth has to offer! On offer this month: Anchor Gallery Collective: Meet… Read more »

Dishoom to open at One Chamberlain Square Spring 2020

Chapter 1 – A most exciting announcement The team behind Bombay café Dishoom are delighted to confirm that they will open a new restaurant in Birmingham next… Read more »

Hungarian Christmas Market Fest at Spotted Dog Sunday 1st Dec

Discover the home of unique experiences with the Hungarian Market Fest! It is an unforgettable one-day event packed with bespoke flavours, joyful music and unique experiences. Our… Read more »

Saint Pauls House all-day menu review

Saint Pauls House all-day menu review

The St Paul’s and Jewellery Quarter district of Birmingham have always offered a more subdued eating experience than one usually encounters in the nearby busy city centre,… Read more »

DIGMAS is back bigger and better for 2019!

DIGMAS is back bigger and better for 2019! 🎁 Digbeth is the only place to be Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December! 🎄 Expect live music, street… Read more »

The Royal Hotel, now The Townhouse undergoes refurbishment to bring casual dining and entertainment – opens 28th Nov

The Royal Hotel, now The Townhouse undergoes refurbishment to bring casual dining and entertainment – opens 28th Nov

The Royal Hotel, now “The Townhouse” has undergone a major refurbishment by independently ran Suburban Inns to bring a mix of seven days a week casual dining… Read more »

Everyone can enjoy luxury this Christmas as 200 Degrees launches festive menu and gift range

200 Degrees Coffee has launched its new festive menu and product range in its UK shops, including a limited-edition Christmas coffee blend – The Roast of Christmas… Read more »

Medicine Bakery, Cafe and Gallery review

Medicine Bakery, Cafe and Gallery review

Birmingham has been going through almost immeasurable changes in recent years. With a huge increase in large commercial chain bars and restaurants entering the city centre, many… Read more »

The Best Fast Food Take Aways in Birmingham City Centre

The Best Fast Food Take Aways in Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham has a large, ethnically and culturally diverse population and that means it is home to some of the best cuisine and take-outs. With so much choice… Read more »

The Indian Streatery Bennetts Hill evening menu review

The Indian Streatery Bennetts Hill evening menu review

Last Friday, myself and a friend decided to dine out at local favourite, The Indian Streatery, on Bennett’s Hill in the city centre. This was my fourth… Read more »

Independent Suburban Inns brings new look to Moseley’s Village bar and restaurant

Independent Suburban Inns brings new look to Moseley’s Village bar and restaurant

The Village, Moseley has undergone a major refurbishment by independently ran Suburban Inns to bring a new community bar and restaurant to Birmingham. Since taking over the… Read more »

Gintleman Gin Masterclass review at Selfridges

Gintleman Gin Masterclass review at Selfridges

Last week I attended a night of informative and fun, Gin themed entertainment hosted by the Midlands leading Gin raconteur ‘The Gintleman’ aka Carl Hawkins. Whilst Carl’s… Read more »

Raja Monkey Indian restaurant and takeaway review

Raja Monkey Indian restaurant and takeaway review

I have been looking forward to sampling Raja Monkey for some time. My biggest obstacle has been its location in Hall Green, which I always assumed was… Read more »

Dig Brew brewery and taproom adds fresh spin to its dough with new pizzeria

Birmingham’s award-winning Dig Brew brewery and taproom has added a fresh spin to its dough after launching its new pizzeria. Capitalising on the country’s love for sharing,… Read more »

100 FREE SALADS TO MARK 16TH OCTOBER LAUNCH OF SALAD BOX

Healthy fast food chain, Salad Box, will open its doors to the public in Birmingham on Wednesday 16th October, giving away 100 salads across the first two… Read more »

Wine Freedom Scoops AA Winelist Of The Year Award

Hampton Manor and natural wine specialists, Wine Freedom, have won the AA Wine List of the Year. Introduced in 1998, The AA Wine List of the Year award recognises an outstanding contribution to promoting wine understanding and appreciation…. Read more »

Buffalo & Rye new menu review 2019

Buffalo & Rye new menu review 2019

Bennett’s Hill favourite, Buffalo & Rye, has a new menu so myself and two friends decided to hop along and try it out last week. This American… Read more »

Salad Box will open on Great Charles Street Queensway this October

Salad Box will open on Great Charles Street Queensway this October

A brand-new healthy fast food outlet is coming to Birmingham this month. Global franchise Salad Box will open on Great Charles Street Queensway in October, serving up… Read more »

Peruvian restaurant Chakana opens in Birmingham

Peruvian restaurant Chakana opens in Birmingham

Robert Ortiz, formerly Head Chef at renowned Fitzrovia restaurant, Lima, has launched his new restaurant, Chakana, in Birmingham. Peruvian-born Ortiz previously worked at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone and… Read more »

Asia Asia Food Hall welcomes five brand new restaurants to its Food Hall

Asia Asia Food Hall welcomes five brand new restaurants to its Food Hall

This July Asia Asia Food Hall welcomed five brand new restaurants to its Food Hall. Cuisines including such as Japanese, Korean, Malatang and Dumplings and BBQ whilst… Read more »

Limited Edition Art Series Cans from Dares & Dusty O available now!

Dares, Davenports craft beer brand have teamed up with controversial Gay artist “Dusty O” to produce some daring limited edition cans for its two new packaged craft… Read more »

Blow Water Launch Event – Hong Kong pop up kitchen

25th October 2019, Friday The Juke, Kings Heath, B14 7RZ 6pm or 8pm Due to the nature of the event, we accept advance bookings only. Once you… Read more »

Infinite Opera’s Halloween Besse at Digbrew

We are Infinite Opera, a non-profit opera company in Birmingham devoted to creating new operatic works which inspire new audiences to attend and enjoy opera. Our mission… Read more »

Marmalade at The Birmingham REP review

Marmalade at The Birmingham REP review

Marmalade has set itself up as an easy choice for diners before events at the Rep, ICC and other surrounding venues. It delivers a satisfying pre-theatre experience… Read more »

One of Birmingham’s favourite restaurants, Rico Libre, moves to new home at Kanteen in Digbeth

One of Birmingham’s favourite restaurants, Rico Libre, moves to new home at Kanteen in Digbeth

Two of Birmingham’s biggest independent restaurant brands are joining forces to provide a fresh new evening offer for the hippest and most thriving part of Birmingham, Digbeth…. Read more »

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub to celebrate 651st Birthday

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub to celebrate 651st Birthday

Birmingham’s oldest pub is getting ready to celebrate turning 651 years old. The Old Crown, established in 1368, was the only building left standing after the Battle… Read more »

The Old Crown turns 651 years old!

After having to scrap our 650th birthday party we’re very excited to celebrate the old girls 651st. Join us as we celebrate all weekend with music, games… Read more »

Sunday Brunch at Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Sunday Brunch at Hyatt Regency Birmingham

A Sunday well spent is one with plenty of good food, friends and time to chill-out. The talented chefs at Aria, Hyatt Regency Birmingham’s signature restaurant, are… Read more »

Asia Asia Food Hall Review

Asia Asia Food Hall Review

A recent visit to Asia Asia food Hall was a real treat and one that I was looking forward to after their bloggers banquet which I attended… Read more »

Rico Libre, moves to new home at Kanteen in Digbeth

Rico Libre, moves to new home at Kanteen in Digbeth

Tapas bar Rico Libre moves to street food brunch & lunch spot, Kanteen for a new evening dining experience. Two of Birmingham’s biggest independent restaurant brands are… Read more »

Peacer Brings a Slice of New York City to Moseley

Peacer Brings a Slice of New York City to Moseley

Peacer is now open in Moseley, Birmingham. Inspired by the grab and go pizzerias of New York City, Peacer serves a carefully curated menu of pizzas alongside… Read more »

The App That Will Help You To Support Local Independent Businesses

The App That Will Help You To Support Local Independent Businesses

Six years ago, a little-known project called Independent Birmingham was born. Initially a website designed to shine a light on Birmingham’s marvellous independent culture, and champion the… Read more »

Sadler’s Brewing Co. Pulls a Blinder with Football Partnerships

Sadler’s Brewing Co., a six-generation, family-run craft brewery has built on its strategic partnerships with a further football team in its heartland, with Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Lager… Read more »

Michelin Starred-Chef Robert Ortiz to open First Solo Restaurant in Birmingham

Michelin Starred-Chef Robert Ortiz to open First Solo Restaurant in Birmingham

Ahead of its launch at the end of September, Robert Ortiz’s new restaurant, Chakana, has released interior visuals of its newly designed bar and restaurant. Peruvian born… 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 »

Digbeth  Dining Club to host first street party in over 3 years

Digbeth Dining Club to host first street party in over 3 years

For the first time in over 3 years, one of the UK’s most popular street food destinations, Digbeth Dining Club, are bringing back their famous street closure… Read more »

The Indian Streatery Express Bullring and Grand Central

The Indian Streatery Express Bullring and Grand Central

August 2017 saw the launch of The Indian Streatery- a successful translation of a street food vendor to a restaurant concept bringing Indian street food and traditional… Read more »

A whole lotta soul at The Night Owl Brunch

Celebrate the sunshine with our summer brunches! Those who know The Night Owl know we’re all about the soul. It’s in everything we do, from records we… Read more »

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival ft Primal Scream and Mike Skinner

AEG Presents and Steven Knight Present, in association with Caryn Mandabach Productions and Endemol Shine Group Digbeth, Central Birmingham September 14th & 15th , 2019 An incredible, official… Read more »

Marmalade At The REP Launches New Menu and Terrace

Marmalade At The REP Launches New Menu and Terrace

The launch of a revitalised menu and outdoor terrace at Marmalade secures the restaurant’s place firmly on Birmingham’s culinary map. Sticky and sweet inside and out, The… Read more »

International Mead Day 3rd August

International Mead Day 3rd August

Try mead for £1 this International Mead Day!Hidden inside Birminghams Jewellery Quarter is one of the UK’s leading cocktail bars, The Vanguard. Nestled above established craft beer… Read more »

200 Degrees to open its second coffee shop in central Birmingham

200 Degrees to open its second coffee shop in central Birmingham

Speciality coffee roaster 200 Degrees will be opening its second coffee shop in central Birmingham this August, offering handcrafted coffee and delicious food to the busy area… Read more »

Beer Central Festival Review

Beer Central Festival Review

The first weekend in July saw the Beer Central Festival roll into Digbeth and I was invited to attend and check out the show, and what a… Read more »

Kids Eat Free returns to Bodega once more this summer

Kids Eat Free returns to Bodega once more this summer

Kids Eat Free returns to Bodega once more this summer.Offering fresh homemade South American flavours without the cost of a plane ticket. For every £10 spent on… Read more »

Dig Brew Gets All Pumped Up for Brum Beer Week

Birmingham’s award-winning Dig Brew brewery will help to keep fans of cycling and opera on the edge of their seats during Birmingham Beer Week. The annual event,… Read more »

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