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New neighbourhood restaurant to replace Two Cats Kitchen

New neighbourhood restaurant to replace Two Cats Kitchen Warstone Lane has a new surprise in store this Autumn in Birmingham in the shape of Grit as they take over the Two Cats Kitchen space. Bringing a new restaurant concept to the Jewellery Quarter, not only has Canadian chef Graeme Jackson come up with hardy dishes the likes of Iberico pork... Read more >

Birmingham's newest Indian restaurant blends Asian flavours with fun British gastro pub vibes

Birmingham's newest Indian restaurant blends Asian flavours with fun British gastro pub vibes Sitting on Birmingham's Constitutional Hill, Hen and Chicken is a new Indian restaurant that serves authentic Indian dishes in a chilled out, British gastro pub atmosphere. The food menu features recipes that are found across the Subcontinent, including the likes of Punjabi tharka dahl, chilli... Read more >

Yeee-haw, come to this new Texan sports bar for full racks of ribs served by cowgirl waitresses

Yeee-haw, come to this new Texan sports bar for full racks of ribs served by cowgirl waitresses Yeeeeeee-haw, The Texan Roadhouse is here and it’s so American that they're just one rodeo away from singing Cotton Eyed Joe. Seriously, they are bumper-sticker-about-guns proud of being American, boasting a full red, white and blue colour scheme, bulls’ heads on the walls and bright... Read more >

Famous Digbeth Dining Club trader The Indian Rasoi have found a permanent home - and a new name

Famous Digbeth Dining Club trader The Indian Rasoi have found a permanent home - and a new name Can a city have too many Indian restaurants? While that remains to be seen, what separates Birmingham’s stock is that they all offer something different – you’ve got Michelin-star quality food in venues like Varanasi, and you’ve got relaxed yet delicious eateries like The... Read more >

Live jazz music and prohibition cocktails at new 1920s bar Cafe Colette

Live jazz music and prohibition cocktails at new 1920s bar Cafe Colette The 1920s are back, baby, and it’s just as debauched and extravagant as before. Well, that’s the plan with Café Colette, an art deco bar hoping to encapsulate the spirit of flapper and party woman Colette, who escaped an unhappy marriage to discover true freedom. The bar leans... Read more >

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 >

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