Find out the latest big name additions to Birmingham’s top food festival

Two of the most popular independent food and drinks venues in Birmingham city centre will be making debut appearances at this year’s Colmore Food Festival.

Adam’s on Waterloo Street and the Great Western Arcade’s Loki Wine will be among the 30 restaurants, bars and hotels offering tempting taster dishes at the annual celebration of the city’s food and drink.

Adam’s holds a coveted Michelin star for its outstanding cuisine, while Loki Wine has won 11 major national awards in the past three years.

Colmore Food Festival will be returning to Victoria Square in the city centre for the eighth time on Friday July 6 and Saturday July 7.

Colmore Food Festival
Adam Stokes and Phil Innes

The festival, which attracts more than 30,000 visitors each year, is delivered by Colmore BID, the Business Improvement District for the Colmore Row area.

Taster dishes costing no more than £4, which means visitors can try the different menu options on offer at more than 30 stalls without breaking the bank.

Adam’s and Loki Wine are voluntary contributors to Colmore BID and are eligible to take part in this year’s Festival.

Adam’s and Loki will line up be alongside favourites such as Jailbird, Opus, Hotel du Vin, Purnell’s, Zen Metro Thai Restaurant & Bar and The Old Joint Stock.

Colmore Food Festival
Jailbird – also taking part

Adam Stokes, of Adam’s, said: “We are thrilled to be represented at Colmore Food Festival this July, where we will not only be serving up two delicious summer taster dishes but also head chef Tom will also be doing an afternoon demonstration.

“We look forward to looking out from our Waterloo Street location and seeing a wonderfully diverse, vibrant and exciting festival that celebrates all that’s great about Birmingham’s food and drink scene.”

Phil Innes, of Loki Wine, said: “I am really delighted to be part of Colmore Food Festival for the first time.

“It is always personally one of the highlight events of the summer for me, so to be involved this year is amazing.

“I’m looking forward to showcasing a wide range of my wines, from some of our best sellers as well as some weird and wonderful wines.”

Colmore Food Festival
Michelin-starred celebrity chef Glynn Purnell

Celebrated chef and TV host Glynn Purnell will help launch the Festival before hosting cookery demonstrations on the Kitchen Stage.

This year’s Colmore Food Festival is on a mission to become one of the most sustainable events in Birmingham with a ban on plastic straws, new food and coffee recycling initiatives and a target of zero waste to landfill.

Tags from the story
, ,