Preview: Colmore Business District Food Festival, Birmingham

Foodies will be flocking to Birmingham as the fourth annual Colmore Business District Food Festival comes to the city centre.

Preview: Colmore Business District Food Festival, Birmingham

Colmore Business District Food Festival

The event returns to Victoria Square tomorrow and Saturday and will see 24 venues - all of which are local businesses with premises within a 10 minute walk of Victoria Square - serving up an array of food and drink.

Visitors can sample dishes from venues, including Michelin-starred cuisine, for just £3. Alongside the food offering there will be artisan coffees, real ales, fine wines, champagne and cocktails from as little as £1.50 - £5.

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CBD newcomers Pure Bar & Kitchen, Chung Ying Central, Isaacs and The Bureau will join long-established venues Purnell’s, Metro Bar & Grill, Opus at Cornwall Street, Asha’s Contemporary Indian Bar & Restaurant and Hotel du Vin during the festival.

Highlights include live cookery demonstrations from top chefs, including Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell and Opus at Cornwall Street’s chef director, David Colcombe. There will also be cocktail making demos from Ginger’s Bar and The Jekyll & Hyde.

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Harry Potter stars James and Oliver Phelps will also make an appearance on Saturday for a cooking demo alongside local chefs Glynn and David.


The festival will also feature live music courtesy of the Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival, a specially commissioned piece from The Young Rep, spontaneous street theatre and performances from CBD’s Colmore Chorus choir across both days.

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