Birmingham Foodie News – September 2015

The Birmingham food and drinks scene is not getting any quieter, so read on to find out what should be on your radar this Autumn!

Upstairs at the Plough, Harborne.

The Plough Harborne reveals its £750K expansion plan. The award-winning Plough on Harborne High Street, which opened in 2003, has revealed its £750K expansion plan. The plan includes ‘Upstairs at The Plough’, which will see the the upstairs transformed into two private meeting rooms, complete with state-of-the-art televisions, audio systems and wifi. The space will cater for 30 covers sitting or 40 standing. The expansion, set to be completed in November, will also include dining space downstairs for 40 extra covers, a dedicated new bar showcasing The Plough’s artisan whiskies and collection of craft beers, a new pizza kitchen and coffee bar. Director of The Plough, Adam Johnson, said: “The idea for ‘Upstairs at The Plough’ was born as a result of the regular requests we received to host private events whilst the additional covers and kitchen space downstairs will allow us to develop our menu and product range, enhancing The Plough experience further.We’re also introducing a family style sharing menu in the private rooms which will further enable us to cater for growing demand. We’re really excited about the next phase in the business.”

Already incredibly popular, The Plough in Harborne have now announced they are expanding! ‘Upstairs at the Plough’ is launching this November and will be home to two new private dining and meeting rooms boasting wi-fi, large flat screen TV screens and private audio systems. Excitingly for food and drink lovers, the renovation will see a new bar dedicated to showcasing The Ploughs selection of award winning whiskies and craft beers, a new pizza kitchen and coffee bar.



In a prime location on the canal opposite The Cube is a brand new Indian restaurant, Vivaanta, specialising in spicy sea food. This fine dining restaurant will offer sea bass, monk fish, swordfish, and lobster, as well as favourites such as salmon and king prawns for those looking for a more traditional Indian experience. In my opinion, great restaurants can only get better if they also serve cocktails, and at Vivaanta you can sip on your favourite classic or a more original concoction, such as their ‘late breakfast’.

Birmingham Independent Food Fair

This year the Birmingham Independent Food Fair is back and bigger than ever. A must on any Brummie foodie’s calendar, the independent food fair is a chance for independent chefs, venues, producers and street food vendors to showcase their culinary delights. If you know anybody who thinks Birmingham can only offer a plethora of giant chains, bring them along on September 12th or 13th to seriously prove them wrong! Tickets can be bought here and include a range of prices for anyone and everyone.



Let me know what you think!