A Food Lover’s Delight – VIP tickets to Birmingham’s first Foodies Festival & overnight stay with dinner and wine at Michelin Star, Simpsons Restaurant

1st April 2015

In conjunction with Simpsons Restaurant, Flybe Flight Time and Foodies Festival, Gastro Card is delighted to promote a food lovers prize to enjoy a VIP overnight stay in Birmingham.logo1Foodies Festival3

The winner and guest can enjoy a VIP day out at Birmingham’s first ever Foodies Festival being held at Cannon Hill Park, on 15-17th May, with top chefs, including Matt Cheal, Head Chef from Simpsons, demonstrating why Simpsons has held a Michelin Star since 2004.Matt Cheal-430-300x200

VIP guests passes for the Foodies Festival include entry to the festival, use of the exclusive VIP lounge with private bar and refreshments, food and drink masterclasses, showguides and goody bags to take home

After an action-packed day, the winner and guest can then enjoy dinner with a bottle of specially selected wine and an overnight stay at Simpsons Restaurant with rooms * subject to availability

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Simpsons have enjoyed a reputation for refined cooking and excellent service for almost 20 years and have held a Michelin star since 2004.


Chef director, Luke Tipping and head chef Matt Cheal are award winning chefs, with a talent for bringing out the very best from their carefully selected ingredients.

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By working with the best suppliers in the Midlands and beyond, Simpsons ensures that its diners will enjoy a memorable gourmet experience.


The Grade II listed building provides an ideal setting and offers private as well as al fresco dining.

After a sumptuous dinner for two, with a specially selected bottle of wine, guests can retire to one of the four individually designed bedrooms providing a luxurious, relaxing backdrop to the perfect stay in Birmingham.

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All rooms are en-suite and offer all modern amenities, as well as home touches including mineral water, Nespresso coffee machines and a delicious Continental breakfast.

For the chance to win this VIP Foodies competition, enter here

Read more about Simpsons Restaurant here

Read more about Birmingham’s Foodie Festival here

Terms and Conditions: One winner will be drawn at random from all valid entries received to win.

The prize must be taken during  the Foodies Festival (15-17th May 2015) and is subject to availability. The winner must book the overnight stay with Simpsons Restaurant with rooms. Bedrooms are available Tuesday to Saturdays evenings only.

By entering this competition, you agree to receive occasional details of offers and promotions from Flybe or the competition promoters. All entrants to competitions are deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them. Flybe magazine is published by Stream Publishing at The Cowshed, Ladycross Farm, Hollow Lane, Dormansland, Surrey, RH7 6PB. A list of winners will be available six weeks after the closing date by sending an email to Stream Publishing at mail@streampublishing.net.

Competition closes midnight, 30th April 2015  – This competition is now closed. Congratulations to our winner Pauline O’Keeffe. Have a wonderful time.

Feedback from our Competition Winner:

“Wow- what a fantastic weekend! It was sensational and exceeded all our expectations!
Couldn’t get over the room we had. It’s the ‘Venetian’- huge bed and gorgeous bathroom. There was a box of delectable cookies too, so we sat and ate them with some top notch coffee from the Nespresso machine. Lovely views of the church and gardens.
Our dinner was fantastic. A-La-Carte, 3 courses of heaven with all the extras! We could have  had a bottle of wine but they also offered us wines to match each course so we went for that and we also had a glass to start the meal. Finished with tea and petit-fours. The staff were lovely and couldn’t do enough for us,really friendly and brilliant at what they do!  Breakfast was brought to the room- a huge tray with fresh fruit salad and yogurt, bread, pastries and preserves- all delicious!  Chris the manager is a star as was the guy who prepared our breakfast and checked us out- can’t remember his name!  
The Foodies Festival was fab- managed to see Glynn and chef from Chung Ying in the theatre. Dhruv Baker is a great compere!
I didn’t mention it to you but it was actually our 30th Anniversary weekend. We had hoped to have a big’do’ but it never happened in the end, so when I heard from you that day it felt like such a gift!  And it was, of course, a weekend we will always cherish!”

We are so pleased you had a wonderful time!