A brand-new food festival, Birmingham Flavour Fortnight is set to hit the city for the first time this September.
Running from the 1st to the 17th of the month, the event will see a selection of more than 30 venues offering special discounts and tempting treats for the discerning food lover.
Organised by the three Business Improvement Districts in the area, the participating venues are spread right across the city centre and cover cuisines from French to Fusion and North American to Nepalese, with a good helping of cocktails and real ales thrown into the mix. Venues include Michelin starred restaurants as well as award-winning independents, and the event is a great way for you try out new restaurants and food venues at discounted prices. A map and list of all the venues can be found on the Flavour Fortnight website.
What’s on Offer?
Offers vary between participating venues, but do note that most will have some terms and conditions attached – according to the Flavour Fortnight website, they will include 20% off the food bill at Amantia, 30% off your a la carte food bill at Strada and two courses plus a free glass of wine for £17.95 at Hotel Du Vin. If cocktails are your thing, then Buffalo & Rye are offering one free when you spend £10 on food and at Purnell’s, set up by Michelin starred Birmingham chef Glynn Purnell, and you can get 4 courses for £40. There are, of course, many more to choose from.
The event is expected to bring thousands of diners to the city centre and restaurants will be super busy serving more covers and washing more dishes than ever before during this period. Thankfully most, although not all, of the venues will have commercial dish washers like those supplied by https://www.247cateringsupplies.co.uk/commercial-warewashers/commercial-dish-washers!
According to the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, the event is the first city centre-wide celebration of Birmingham’s incredible dining scene and recognises the city centre’s fantastic and diverse food and drink industry.
Although Flavour Fortnight is new to Birmingham, it’s not new to other areas of the UK. Dumfries and Galloway hosted a similar event for several years with more than 100 different events showcasing the best local food and drink at their last event, bringing a much-needed boost to the local restaurant and bar trade.