Birmingham’s Colmore Food Festival is back

via Lucy for Colmore BID

Colmore Food Festival 2016

To celebrate the food and drink venues in the District, Colmore BID hosts the annual Colmore Food Festival, now in it’s sixth year. On Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July, around 30 hospitality businesses have a great time showcasing what their venues have on offer to the 32,000 visitors who attend the two day festival each year. The Festival prides itself on its £4 sample taster dishes that allow you to try multiple culinary delights without feeling too naughty.


“Our proud sponsor this year is the Opus Family. Be sure to visit the Opus Garden in the heart of the festival, where you’ll be made very welcome and you can try their fabulous food and drink offerings. Opus has also sponsored the music stage, promoting great quality local musicians and artists to entertain you throughout the two-day celebration of our local businesses.

“Not only is there an array of food and drink on offer from the BID’s venues, but there’s Birmingham art on sale and street theatre to keep everyone entertained.

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“There are also two stages at the festival. One is the kitchen demo stage, where chefs from our venues can show off their talents and flair, also other food showcases and workshops take place on this stage.

“The second stage plays host to bands and musicians from the West Midlands, ensuring a truly local festival. We get covers, original, rock, pop, blues and jazz acts to play, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

“We’re lucky to work with some fantastic partners, University College Birmingham and Midland Metro. UCB have great relationships with the venues in the district and supply students for placements in kitchens, bars and bakeries throughout the District, while Midland Metro offer discounted travel to and from the festival on the tram.

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“Join us on 8th and 9th July between 11am -7pm July to sample an array of mouth-watering cuisine and artisan coffees, craft beers, cocktails and champagne. There’s loads of seating, you’ll be well looked after…what more could you ask for?

Participating venues

All Bar One, Asha’s Restaurant, Bar Opus, Centenary Lounge, Chung Ying Central, Edmunds Brewhouse, Ginger’s Bar, Hindley’s Bakery, Hotel du Vin, Java House Coffee Lounge, Jekyll and Hyde, JoJolapa, Metro Bar & Grill, Nosh & Quaff, Old Joint Stock, Opus at Cornwall St, Philpotts, Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, Purnell’s Restaurant, The Bureau Bar & Kitchen, The Edwardian Tea Rooms, The Old Contemptibles, The Square Peg, The Wellington, Starbucks, Urban Coffee Company, The Royal Angus, Jake’s Coffee Box and Reuben Colley Fine Art.

“We’ll also have demonstrations on the kitchen stage throughout the day including cooking ,cocktail making and much more. Keep an eye on the website for confirmed listings.