Menus revealed as visitors count down to Colmore Food Festival 2019

23 May 2019

The mouthwatering menus have been revealed for the Midlands’ biggest free-to-enter food and drink festival.
The annual Colmore Food Festival, sponsored by law firm DWF, attracts more than 30,000 visitors each year. This year’s event takes place on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, in Victoria Square.

Arranged by Colmore BID, the Business Improvement District for Birmingham’s commercial quarter, the Festival showcases the brilliant food, drink and hospitality venues in the area.

All food is capped at £4 and drinks at £5 at the Festival, ensuring visitors can enjoy a bite to eat or drink without breaking the bank.

Live music acts and wandering performers will make the Food Festival the perfect weekend for all the family.
Colmore Food Festival is continuing its ambition to become one of the most sustainable events in Birmingham with a mission to achieve zero waste to landfill and a total ban on plastic drinking straws.

Recycling experts First Mile will be at the Festival to offer advice on business sustainability and the latest recycling initiatives.

In addition to recycling stations, specialist sustainability schemes will include coffee recycling; where all coffee grounds will be recycled into pellets to use in wood-burners and stoves.

And food waste will be taken to a state-of-the-art plant where it can be recycled into renewable energy and nutrient-rich fertiliser.

Follow Colmore BID on social media for the latest announcements for this year’s Colmore Food Festival.


Frozen Strawberry and Clotted Cream Sandwich
Westlands Heritage Tomato, Smoked Goats Cheese and Basil Tart

All Bar One
King Prawns
Meatball wrap
Beetroot, walnut and feta Salad

The Alchemist
Dead Red Zombie
The Walking Red Mocktail

East Coast Negroni
Elder Zest
Gin Fizz-
Pomegranate and Rose
Plum and Vanilla

Chung Ying Central
Katsu and rice
Chicken Katsu and rice
King prawn Katsu and rice
Sweet Potato Katsu and Rice

House Filter
Seasonal Filter
Freshly baked pastries
Selection of cakes

Dirty Martini
Tropic Like it’s Hot
Life’s a Peach
Beefeater Pink Gin and Tonic
Beefeater Blood Orange and Tonic

Empanada: Beef, Tomato and mozzarella
80gr of beef with humita and chimichurri
Cheese cake

Milanese-Style Meatballs
Goats’ Cheese Gnudi
Mushroom Arancini

Hotel du Vin
Sparkling Casa Rojo Molto Negre Burt Cava
White: Muscadet Serve et Maine Chateau Ragotiere
Red: Gran Cerdo Tempranillo

Hindleys Bakery
Selection of sausage rolls
Selection of quiches
Focaccia bites
Selection of cakes
Selection of specialty and artisan breads

Halloumi Fries
Salad Selection:
Tomato and Jalapeno
Cajun Sweet Potato and Green Bean
Mexican Grilled Corn
Sweet and Sour Cucumber

Java Lounge Coffee House
Flat White
Tray Cakes
Tray Bakes

Loki Wine
Sparkling Wine:
Wiston Estate Sparkling (England)
V Prosecco (Italy)
Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato (Australia)
White Wine:
Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
New Hall Bacchus (England)
Red Wine:
Piattelli Vineyards Malbec (Argentina)
Kayra Kalecik Kalasi (Turkey)
Natural Wines:
Zero GMT Orange Wine (Austria)
Force Majeur Chenin Blanc (South Africa)
You F**k my Wine? (France)

OPUS Restaurant
Salt beef brisket pastrami, homemade pickles, horseradish cream
Fillet of Day Boat Hake, potato and sweet pea salad, summer herb salsa
Lemon Meringue tart, English raspberries

Pint Shop
Dirty Burger
Tandori Chicken Kebab
Halloumi Kebab

Rhubarb and Bramley apple Gin and Tonic
Grapefruit Gin and Tonic
Chase GB Gin and Tonic

Purecraft Bar & Kitchen
Purity Pure Cider
Purity Longhorn IPA
Purity Lawless
Purity Session IPA

Beef, coriander and lime Chalupas
Mr Purnell’s Parma Violet ice-cream with raspberry and white chocolate

Purnell’s Bistro & Ginger’s Bar
Strawberry Daiquiri
Johnny Cash
Colmore Cooler
Ginger’s Fruit Cobbler

The Square Peg
Bud Light Draught
Blue Moon Draught
Hophouse 13 Draught
Craft Cider BIB
Soft Drinks

Mango Passion blended juice
Raspberry Blackcurrant blended juice
Cold brew
Each green tea lemonade
Bottled drinks

Old Contemptibles
Trio of Pies Mini Steak & Ale, Chicken Balti and Shepherd’s Pies, served with gravy.
Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings served with a BBQ glaze.
Roast Red Pepper Tarte Tatin served with baby leaf salad.

The Old Joint Stock
Mini Steak and London Pride
Mini Spicy Chickpea, Tomato and Aubergine Pie
Mini Traditional East End Minced beef and Onion Pie
Fullers Chocolate Brownie, Whipped Cream.

Waylands Yard
Eggy Crumpets
Cornflake Chicken Burger
Iced tea
Soft Drinks

Zen Metro
Spicy Wok Chicken
Stir fried Noddles with chicken or veg
Lamb Massaman served with Jasmin Rice