The vitality of its food and drink sector is of crucial importance to every major town and city centre.
The “high street” needs to be a place where visitors – be they shoppers, workers, residents or tourists – can enjoy spending their leisure time, during both daytime and evening, and the variety and quality of the food and drink available to them can define whether a centre thrives.
The Bradford Business Improvement District (BID) was set up by local businesses to invest in improving the city centre for all who use it, helping to ensure it is clean, safe, full of life and well-promoted locally, regionally and nationally.
One of the BID’s key aims, during its five-year term, is to create a better environment for food and drink businesses to succeed in, helping the whole sector to grow and developing and expanding the night-time economy.
The BID is pleased to support the Eat: Drink Bradford guide as a way of illustrating to residents and visitors alike just how much the city’s food and drink scene already has to offer. From high-quality coffee shops to excellent independent and chain restaurants, Bradford can provide a huge diversity of delicious fare and a wide choice of pubs and bars affording everything from specialist spirits to the finest locally-brewed craft ales.
The city is, of course, famous as the Capital of Curry and the range of styles and tastes, from modern fusion to highly-traditional dishes, is mind-blowing. The culinary tour doesn’t stop there, though, with a growing selection of cuisines from across the world, offering a mouth-watering taste of rich and exotic flavours from across the globe.
And look out for the new Bradford BID Food & Drink Festival, staged for the first time in August 2019, which we hope will become an annual event on the city’s culinary calendar.
Our aim at the BID is to help Bradford become a major cultural destination, with food and drink at the very heart of the city’s burgeoning future economy.
The city’s reputation is already growing and, with the help of guides like this one, we hope to spread the word far and wide that Bradford is the place to be if you want to enjoy a taste of the world!
Ian Ward (Chairman)
Bradford Business Improvement District (BID)