One of my favourite food festivals of the year is Birmingham’s own CBD Food Festival (Colmore Business District) which is on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th July 2014 11am-7pm at Victoria Square off Colmore Row and New Street Birmingham City Centre.
Now in its fourth year, the CBD Festival organised by Colmore BID is a two day foodie extravaganza showcasing and celebrating the excellent food and drink offerings in Birmingham’s Commercial quarter CBD.
For me the best place for bars and coffee shops in Brum.
Venues from the CBD will serve tasters of signature dishes ranging from £1.50 to £5. All food options are priced at £3 or under, a bargain 🙂
All the businesses and participents are local to the area within a 10 minute walk of Victoria Square, including restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bakeries and deli’s.
Included in the participents are:
-Contemporary Indian restaurant Isaacs
-The Bureau bar and deli
-Purnells Bistro and Ginger’s bar
-Pure Bar and Kitchen
-Urban Coffee Company
-York’s Bakery and cafe
-Hotel Du Vin
-JoJolapa Bar and Restaurant
-Edmunds Lounge and bar
-The Old Joint Stock pub
-Chung Ying Central
-Asha’s Indian Resturant
-Chi Bar and Restaurant
-The Jekyl and Hyde
-The Old Contemptibles pub
-The Square Peg pub
For Veggies and Vegans that is a feast of good food:
I recomend Ashas, The Bureau Bar and Chung Ying Central, and Opus for food.
Ashas will be serving the lovely Papadi chaat served chilled £3
The Bureau: Beetroot Bon Bons £3
All Bar One: Veg Pad Thai £3
Chi Bar and Restaurant: Pav Bhaji served with a mini roll £3
Chung Ying Central: Veg spring roll with noodles. £3
There will also be cocktails, gin, pimms and cofee and toasties plus cold drinks and champaigne no doubt.
Try Ginger’s and the Bureau Bar for Cocktails and Hotel Du Vin for wine.
Coffee shops Urban and Yorks bakery will be there with your caffeine fix.
There will also be an entertainment programme at the festival, cookery demostrations, drink making demo’s, from top chefs including Glynn Purnell and David Calcombe of Opus Restaurant.
This years festival will also include a programme by The Young Rep, The Youth Theatre Company, Colmore Chorus CBD’s Choir of local business people.
There will also be deckchairs to sit on and a magician.
For full details see the CBD website and the free magazine’s that can be picked up at Snow Hill Station and the Tourist Information points.
It promises th be a fun couple of days with great local food and some fine independents demonstrating their culinary and bar skills.
Should be a fab foodie weekend:)
Yorks Bakery Cafe image