We take a first look at Colmore Food Festival 2023 in Birmingham city centre & it’s totally tasty
Video journalist takes a trip around Colmore Food Festival 2023 in Cathedral Square, aka Pigeon Park, with Operations Manager Jonathan Bryce
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I’m here on the grounds of St Philips Cathedral for the Colmore Food Festival which attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. It showcases some of the best food and drink offerings from across the area covering Birmigham city centre’s business district and I’ve come along for 2023 to see what people have to look forward to this year.
Jonathan Bryce, Operations Manager for Colmore BID says: “So this afternoon we’re hosting the 10th Colmore Food Festival, which is a celebration of a whole load of businesses that are local to the city centre. We’ve got food and drink and entertainment all the way throughout the afternoon.
“It’s primarily focused at business people this afternoon, but everybody is welcome. And then tomorrow, we’ve got a more family friendly day when we’ll have some crafts, we’ll have some children’s entertainers, and throughout the entire weekend, you’ll be able to get some amazing food at incredible prices.
“All of the dishes are capped at £6. So if you’ve got a bit of a budget, you can eat your way around the district. But we know that times are tough and if you need to just look at your budget a little bit, you can find something at an affordable price, or just come down and enjoy the atmosphere.”
A wide range of food and beverages is on display for attendees today. Located in Birmingham, the iconic St. Philips Cathedral Square stands as a traditional gathering spot, most notably for the annual Christmas Market. Such events provide an invaluable opportunity for vendors to engage more intimately with their customers.
Despite a spot of bad weather to open things up - a substantial number of people have attended to savour the great food and beverages available. These are all provided by vendors operating within the Colmore Business District.
The atmosphere today was undeniably electric, and the array of fine food and drink available was not wasted on those who turned up - with some of the areas most esteemed restaurants in attendance. So many showed up and soldiered through a spot of bad weather to enjoy the festivities - and from the reception of the people here today they certainly were not at all disappointed with what was on offer.