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Renowned Waterloo Street Fumo is opening a second branch in The Bullring

Renowned Waterloo Street Fumo is opening a second branch in The Bullring Starting off as a hairdresser, Carlo Distefano has turned his San Carlo group into an empire. With a series of restaurants across the world, the group are now adding another venue to their roster as they take over Searcys Balcony Bar and Brasserie in the Bullring's Selfridges. In its place a second... Read more >

Expect masterclasses, wine tastings and chocolate-filled screenings at the week-long food festival coming to Brum

Expect masterclasses, wine tastings and chocolate-filled screenings at the week-long food festival coming to Brum A week-long food festival is taking place in Birmingham's Mailbox this August. Time to put on your eating trousers and head over to the Mailbox as the spot celebrates one of the best things in life: food. For a whole week during August, restaurants, bloggers and pop-ups will be joining forces in... Read more >

Suds & Duds washes away as The Launderette takes its place on Gas Street

Suds & Duds washes away as The Launderette takes its place on Gas Street The Launderette is a new secret cocktail bar that's opening in Birmingham in the near future. Moving into the former residence of Suds & Duds on Gas Street, the new bar will likewise hide behind the facade of a retro launderette, complete with soap machines, tumble dryers and steel washing... Read more >

Watch classic films in the sun at the Outdoor Street Food and Film Festival

Watch classic films in the sun at the Outdoor Street Food and Film Festival Sun, food and a whole roster of classic films: what more could you want? *SNIIIIIIIIF* You smell that? That is the smell of summer, folks, because it’s in full swing and just dying for you to take advantage of it. So why don't you do it at Rum Runner Yard's Outdoor Street Food and... Read more >

Drink prosecco and jump into an adult ball pit at this big kids festival

Drink prosecco and jump into an adult ball pit at this big kids festival Your inner-Big Kid is waiting to be unleashed... and who can say no to a glass of prosecco? Things were undeniably a lot easier when you were a kid: didn’t have to pay tax, there were no deadlines other than how fast you could run down a hill, and there was no pressure to find a boyfriend... Read more >

YouTuber Nisha Katona's Mowgli restaurant comes to Birmingham bringing authentic Indian street food

YouTuber Nisha Katona's Mowgli restaurant comes to Birmingham bringing authentic Indian street food While Birmingham isn’t a stranger to a celebrity restaurant, it’s not every day that an internet celebrity moves into town. Well, YouTuber Nisha Katona has already earned her stripes, having three successful Mowgli restaurants in Manchester and Liverpool and has set her sights on the... Read more >

Take a trip back to science class at the Heisenbar

Take a trip back to science class at the Heisenbar Take a trip back in time to your science class days... except with more booze.  If anything proves that science isn't just for nerds, it’s that cocktails are basically a science now. So if you spent more time in chemistry staring at whatever sex you fancied than listening to your... Read more >

World-famous celebrity restaurant The Ivy is moving to Birmingham

World-famous celebrity restaurant The Ivy is moving to Birmingham After celebrating 100 years of hosting the most exclusive celebrities in London, the Ivy is expanding to Birmingham to give Temple Row a bit of glamour. Taking the spot of Louis Vuitton as they move elsewhere in the city, they’ll be delivering all-day dining in an upmarket brasserie style.... Read more >

Mad O'Rourke's shifts focus from its pies, opening a micro-brewery in Birmingham's Digbeth

Mad O'Rourke's shifts focus from its pies, opening a micro-brewery in Birmingham's Digbeth Famous piemaker Mad O'Rourke's is shifting its gaze away from all things shortcrust for a brief period, instead focusing on opening a micro-brewery in Digbeth. Based on the banks of the River Rea, Dig Brew Co will serve its guests a range of freshly made beers and cask ales, all concocted in the... Read more >

Meat Shack to bring their monster burgers to permanent City Centre home

Meat Shack to bring their monster burgers to permanent City Centre home After five years serving up mouth-watering burgers to the people of Digbeth Dining Club, The Meat Shack has found its home in Birmingham’s Southside. Their permanent shack is channelling a speakeasy vibe, offering cool surroundings as you munch on their range of delicious burgers. Each are... Read more >

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