This weekend (18th & 19th July) sees the return of the CBD Food Festival, taking place in Victoria Square. In its fourth year now, the Colmore BID organised event showcases the fantastic food and drink offerings within the Colmore Business District (CBD).

Taking place in Victoria Square this Friday and Saturday between 11am and 7pm on each day, the event will feature 24 local businesses which will prepare and sell signature dishes for between £150 and £5. All businesses taking part are based within ten minutes of Victoria Square so this event provides a genuine platform for driving footfall and repeat business on the back of the tasters they sell this weekend.

The 2014 festival sees the return of some regulars, including Purnell’s, The Old Joint Stock and Hotel Du Vin. However, mixing things up will be newcomers such as Indian restaurant, Isaacs, as well as Pure Bar & Kitchen.

And it’s not just eating that is on the agenda. There will also be outdoor theatre, cookery demonstrations and performances from members of the Young REP, The REP’s youth theatre group.