Food Reviews

Check out our latest food reviews from Birmingham restaurants and bars.

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Extrawurst New Street food review

Extrawurst New Street food review

An invite to try out the recently opened Extrawurst take-away on New Street in Brum city centre, was a welcome prospect, having missed a few opportunities of… Read more »

Crazy Pedro’s Digbeth Launch Party review

Crazy Pedro’s Digbeth Launch Party review

A recent invite to check out the new Crazy Pedro’s pizza bar in the Custard Factory sparked my interest, as I know this venue very well but… Read more »

Heidi’s Bier Bar Review by Wallis Brown

Broad street has welcomed the UK’s second Heidi’s Bier Bar and it can boast to be the largest of the two. We were invited to the opening… Read more »

Albert’s Schloss Summer menu and Baby Grand Slam review

Albert’s Schloss Summer menu and Baby Grand Slam review

Myself and a good mate were invited to check out the new Cook Haus Summer Menu and Baby Grand Slam Wednesdays at Albert’s Schloss in Birmingham city… Read more »

Lost and Found – The Lost Hours review

Lost and Found – The Lost Hours review

Lost and Found are reviving after work drinks with “The Lost Hours” and invited us to the launch to get a taste of what’s on offer. The… Read more »

Bonehead chicken – re-launch review

Bonehead chicken – re-launch review

Last Thursday, I attended ‘chicken shack’ legends Bonehead’s re-launch opening night. It had been a while since I’d tried some decent fried chicken. I think, it was… Read more »

Albert’s Schloss new Haus Breakfast review

Albert’s Schloss opened in Birmingham’s Paradise development last year. With its Bavarian style live music bar, and large array of drinks set across two rooms. The venue… Read more »

The Oyster Club review October 2021

The Oyster Club review October 2021

I had been meaning to try out The Oyster Club in Birmingham city centre for some time. I had heard mixed reports, my brother and also a… Read more »

Rosa’s Thai Cafe review September 2021

Rosa’s Thai Cafe review September 2021

A few months ago, I was invited to review Rosa’s Thai Cafe, however life was pretty manic with work and some big DIY projects, so I had… Read more »

Beluga Martini Matchmaker Experience at The Grand Hotel Birmingham

Team Grapevine were invited to try out Beluga Vodka Martini Matchmaker experience ‘The Golden Hour’ cocktails with a brioche toast, to accompany the cocktail, at Madeleine Bar… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 Bank Holiday seemed a perfect opportunity to do just… Read more »

Rebel Chicken, Pre – Lock Down Review

With Covid kicking off, we thought we’d duck out and get some chicken in as it may be out last chance for a while. We’d heard great… Read more »

The Bull’s Head Brum review

The Bull’s Head Brum review

Thinking of drinking on Broad Street always gives me a little shiver, it’s just not my thing and though I’m no bar snob, I’d always rather opt… Read more »

The Indian Streatery Express review

The Indian Streatery Express review

I arrived a little early and figured (and hoped) the The Indian Streatery Express had a license as I really fancied a beer before eating. Lucky for… Read more »

The Head of Steam menu review

The Head of Steam menu review

Prior to last week, my only taste of any food at The Head of Steam on Temple Street was a bit of pizza at my Christmas gathering,… Read more »

Digbrew – Dough Pizza review

Digbrew – Dough Pizza review

Dig Brew Co. exists within a converted factory unit, which houses large vats full of delicious craft beer, served to thirsty punters from a full length bar… Read more »

Rainbow food feasts at the Plough by Rhiannon Simpson

Rainbow food feasts at the Plough by Rhiannon Simpson

I am ashamed to say as an adopted Brummie, finding me laying my roots here for the last 18 years but I had never been to The… Read more »

Rico Libre tapas review by Rachael Butler

Rico Libre tapas review by Rachael Butler

It has been quite some time since I visited the Custard Factory in Birmingham, in-fact the last time was many years ago when I was with a… Read more »

The Ruin Sunday Roast review

The Ruin Sunday Roast review

I have been a big fan of The Ruin in Digbeth since it re-opened as a pub back in 2016. The present building originally opened as a… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Stable Vegan Night review by Lou Woodley

Stable Vegan Night review by Lou Woodley

I was very excited to learn that The Stable, already a prime favourite vegan hotspot, were launching a brand new Vegan night every first Monday of the… Read more »

The BBC Good Food Show Summer 2019 review

The BBC Good Food Show Summer 2019 review

The BBC Good Food Show Summer returned to the NEC in Birmingham Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 June for four days, packed with the latest products and trends,… Read more »

The Stable Pizza Making review!

The Stable Pizza Making review!

The Stable Birmingham opened its doors in 2015, serving delicious pizza and cider in the heart of the city. What started out as a small scale pizza… Read more »

The Ruin Review by Daisy Andrews

The Ruin Review by Daisy Andrews

Two years ago I went on holiday to Budapest and visited Szimpla Kert, the most popular Ruin Bar in Budapest. I absolutely adored it and therefore, I… Read more »

Rebel Chicken 1st Birthday Review

Rebel Chicken 1st Birthday Review

I cannot believe a year has passed since the Rebel Chicken first opened its doors. Last Saturday was a great opportunity to head down, check out the… Read more »

Asia Asia Banquet Review

Asia Asia Banquet Review

My recent invitation to sample the delights of Asia Asia in Birmingham’s China Town was met with great interest as I had already sampled some delicious noodles… Read more »

Lasan Review by Ollie Lloyd

It’s been a few years since my first visit to Lasan, tucked down James Street, a stones throw from St Paul’s Square. Upon entering the restaurant I… Read more »

TAPS Beer Festival Review

TAPS Beer Festival Review

The afternoon of Saturday 30th March, I decided to take a trip to TAPS Beer Festival which was taking shape at the recently refurbished Custard Factory Hall… Read more »

Hyatt Regency – Aria Restaurant Review

Hyatt Regency – Aria Restaurant Review

A recent invitation to sample the Hyatt Regency’s Aria restaurant new Spring menu, was greeted with intrigue, particularly as I had enjoyed my last visit to their… Read more »

Wing Wah review by Zoe Hornby-Walsh

Wing Wah review by Zoe Hornby-Walsh

Having relocated its restaurant to the Chinese Quarter in Birmingham’s City Centre, you wouldn’t have known what you were about to walk into. Walking down a very… Read more »