Book now: Kings Heath Dining Club at Highbury Hall
Tickets are already flying out for the Hare & Hounds and Digbeth Dining Club’s fun-filled day of food, music, and comedy in the stunning setting of Highbury Hall. Check out our main preview here.
Sun 29th Apr, 11am – 7pm at Highbury Hall, 4 Yew Tree Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8QG.
Spring Market Cheese Festival at The Bond
With springtime comes The Bond Company’s first themed market of the year, and it’s the word on everyone’s lips: cheese. Supplying the very best cheese from around the country, complete with an indoor market hall of 25 cheese producers and distributors, as well as local artists and designers, you can also expect children’s entertainment and music. Not to mention award-winning street food, with a craft beer bar, wine and cocktail caravans and even live DJs – you’ll be spoilt for choice. Fun for the whole family, with under 12s going free.
Sat 21 Apr 12pm – 6pm at The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5SE
Taste & Liquor Streetfood Market at Sarehole Mill
Taste & Liquor are back, this time at Moseley’s magical Middle Earth-infused Sarehole Mill with an event combining delicious street food traders and a laidback social vibe that’s sure to get everybody Tolkien. The main bar will be offering fruity cocktails and ice-cold beer, the Mill museum café serving good ol’ British tea and homemade cakes. The Mill will be open all day for exploration and there is free entry to the market.
Sun 29 Apr, Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Rd, Birmingham B13 0BD. Free
The Wilderness opening + Wilderness x Digbeth Dining Club at Cafe Colette
Bookings are now being taken for the highly anticipated new Wilderness incarnation in the JQ with its theatrically dramatic dining room and crazily creative menu of delights. With April slots now fully booked though, you might want to try an apertif while you’re waiting. Expect a wildly innovative weekend of cocktail creativity as Birmingham’s favourite foragers call the shots (and all the cocktail trimmings) at Digbeth’s best located Art Deco bar for a 6-week residency. With the added bonus of Digbeth Dining Club’s street food delights right next door.
Thu – Sat from 5-14 Apr at Cafe Colette, Lower Trinity Street, B9 4AG.
Pop Up Dosa at Loaf
Pop Up Dosa have been making a name for themselves for the last few years in the second city, sharing the most popular of south-west Indian street food dishes all the way from Kerala. With humble Kings Heath beginnings, to guest appearances at markets and cafés, make sure to head on down to Loaf for a taste of their Masala Dosa lovingly filled with potato, tomato and green peas (both vegan and gluten free) and served with chutneys and sambar (£8). If you’re unable to grab one this time around, there are also Dosa-making courses to sign up to.
Thu 5 April, 6:30pm – sell out. Loaf Cookery School, 1421 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2JL.
The Edgbaston Spring Afternoon Tea launch
One of Birmingham’s finest cocktail bars, The Edgbaston, has a special treat in store with the launch of its Spring Afternoon Tea. Created by award-winning head chef and Simpson’s former pastry chef Olivier Briault, the menu ranges from sweet shortbread-style amuse bouches, to combinations on freshly baked brioche, and even scones. With mouth-watering food choices and the option to sip some champagne as you dine, what more could you want?
Served 12pm – 9pm Sun – Friday and 12pm – 6pm Saturdays. From £25 per head. Champagne options available.
8 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3DU. 0121 454 5212.
And Now Open:
Little Blackwood Moseley
Opening shop in the old Cheval Blanc with only a tiny whoop and bang (and minimal decor change), award-winning Chef Ben Taylor’s new place offers ‘seasonal and locally sourced British food in an eclectic style’ with wildly enticing dishes like quail dahl and crab mac ‘n’ cheese. Review to follow.
145 Alcester Road, B13 8JP.
Sorrento Lounge Moseley
Of a similar ilk to its rapidly populating siblings (see Kings Heath, Harborne, Sutton and Solihull for starters) with the same warmly welcoming, eccentric home-spun cafe format. Friendly staff, a funky hotch potch of framed art/clashing wallpaper and vintage furnishings to sink into, board games, community notice-boards, great tapas and menus that cover all the comfort-food bases from burgers to all day breakfasts. So far it’s been non-stop fun since its hugely successful opening night.
Revolución de Cuba
A self-titled ‘rum lover’s paradise’, Revolución de Cuba has finally arrived on Birmingham’s Temple Street. Boasting a menu of authentic Cuban tapas, Caribbean-style plates and gorgeous cocktails with a Latin twist, it is all served in its kitschy and colourful surroundings compete with a live Latin inspired band.
Kasbah chic Lebanese chain Comptoir Libanais has finally landed slap bang in the middle of Grand Central with its modern Middle Eastern style canteen restaurant & mini souk (no aggro haggling necessary). The menu gives diners a chance to experience authentic Lebanese streetfood from mezze and tagines to mixed grills, baklava, frozen vodka and rose daiquiri, all in souk-style surrounds that not only set the mood but offer a magnificently vibrant marketplace so you can take the tastes (and tea sets) home.
Published on: Thu 19 Apr 2018