There’s no doubt Birmingham has some of the best food in the country. From the Balti Triangle to potato scallops, and all its Michelin stars, there is much to admire. So the chance to taste an array of tantalising local foods all in one place is mouth-watering alone. The much-loved Colmore Food Festival will return next year (July 20 & 21) and celebrate its 10th anniversary in Birmingham.
The free festival will return in a new location next year, on the grounds of St Philips Cathedral. Where guests can expect a tasty and affordable plethora of mouth-watering mini dishes from local traders’ latest menus. The makeup of the event will include local restaurants, coffee shops and bars offering a selection of meat-based, vegetarian and vegan options. Visitors will be spoilt for choice!
To help out Birmingham in these trying times, the organisers will also place a price cap on food and drinks. This means that everything available will be affordable to all and that no one misses out on the fantastic food selection. Each year, Colmore Food Festival attracts over 30,000 visitors, but we can only see this growing in 2023.
“The Colmore Food Festival is a one-of-a-kind event,” said the Michelin-starred chef, Glynn Purnell. “The festival celebrates the best of Birmingham’s food and drinks scene, right in the beating heart of our amazing city.”
The last Colmore Food Festival took place in 2019, pausing during uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Colmore BID is currently reaching out to local vendors operating in the area to showcase tasters at the festival but has confirmed no stalls for now.
‘’We are so excited to announce the return of the Colmore Food Festival, particularly with this year being the 10th anniversary of the BID delivering the event,” said Alex Tross, Deputy Chair of Colmore BID. “Birmingham’s food scene has an impressive history and still to this day has so much to offer. This event showcases exactly that, whilst simultaneously supporting the local businesses in the Colmore Business District.”
Keep an eye out for more information soon here.