This Friday and Saturday Victoria Square in the city centre plays host to the fifth annual Colmore Food Festival 2015, with the event running 11am to 7pm on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July. The Colmore Food Festival marks the opening of the Business District’s week-long partnership with the 31st Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival and you’ll be able to see performances while you graze. Details of Jazz and Blues Performances can be found here: Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival 2015. The event will be compered by the inimitable Phil Oldershaw.
Twenty-five of the city’s venues, including many that are succesful Brummy independents, are being brought together by the Colmore Business District to offer fine food and drink at lunchtime prices. There’s Dim Sum from Chung Ying, Kababs ‘tak-a-tak’ from Asha’s, Momo chicken dumplings from Jojolapa, Slow Cooked Beef with Beetroot & Wasabi Crumble from Purnell’s, and a dozen or so more all starting from £3. Those with a sweet tooth won’t be disappointed either as plenty of venues are purveying puddings such as Afternoon Tea from the Edwardian Tearooms, and Violet Cream, Meringue & Blueberries from Purnell’s (violet – my favourite). A full list of the venues attending, their menus, and price lists is available here.
You’ll be able to wash it down with real ale from Purecraft and The Wellington, with cocktails from Bar Opus, Ginger’s Bar, Pimm’s from Edmunds Brewhouse, or with coffees and soft drinks from Urban Coffee. and The Centenary Lounge.
On Friday we’ll be judging some of the main dishes to decide who gets the coveted Golden Spoon award – so check us on twitter to see what dishes are not to be missed.
See you there!