Kinnaree
Kinnaree

Kinnaree

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kinnaree.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01216656568
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 11pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Within walking distance of Newstreet trainstation.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: The mail box car park, street meter at Holliday Street, Comercial Street, Bridge Street, Gas Street and Birkley Street, it will be free after 6pm on street meter's.
A word from Kinnaree
Hidden away beside the canals waterways of Birmingham is this little gem of a restaurant. A little Thailand in the heart of the city. Once you enter Kinnaree Thai you enter a world of calm, tranquel surroundings. We also offer semi-private dining - parts of the restaurant can be screened to give privacy.
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Kinnaree reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since 3 June 2014
Average Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.7
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (16)romance (16)group bookings (16)special occasions (15)good vegetarian options (13)fit for foodies (9)pre/post theatre (8)outstanding value (6)sunday lunch (2)disabled access (2)brunch (1)child friendly (1)Show More
  • Great atmosphere
    neleh87
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    We ordered a starter each and 3 mains between us. This was a good amount. The food was very good, especially the grilled prawns, the sticky rice and beef stir fry. Service was generally good though there was some confusion with bills at the end. It was very busy however. The decoration is really fun. Will return.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GdeCP
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    We had a bad experience at Kinnaree a few years ago, well seen it's had a change of management and this time thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I would have no hesitation recommending this restuarant.
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    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So poor, wasted opportunity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/5/2014
    All we wanted wads tasty Thai meal and with a setting along the canal, the scene was set!, however the food was tasteless, the service was non existent, decor poor and just no ambience whatsoever.
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  • Evening meal at kinaree
    Thelune
    Dined on 25/5/2014
    I went for an evening meal at this resteraunt the service was excellent, the food was good however I love tom yum soup, if you like tom yum soup this isn't worth having in my opinion. Other than that I have been here a few times and whatever else I have had was quality.
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    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mattb
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    Have been probs 4 or 5 times now. very good food and service. Table for 6 on a 30th birthday....all the drinks inc 2 bottles of Piper chamagne and so much food came to 195 inc service charge at 17.5%....32 notes per head all in is incredable value i think.
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    group bookings, special occasions
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  • good thai food
    thailover
    Dined on 26/3/2014
    A great menu but on every visit this restaurant is let down by its tardy & unattentive service. Upon arrival a waitress walked right past us & had to be reminded to greet & seat us. we waited ages for a drinks order. we had a deal for 2x 3course meals & wine from a choice of 5 set menus. we were told we could only choose from 4 menus. disappointing. We were driving so we chose soft drinks instead of wine. It's very difficult to make eye contact with the staff so you cannot get their attention easily. Everyone seems to look at the floor.the meal was paid for in advance as part of the deal so I was again surprised & disappointed to be called back to the till to pay for our soft drinks, despite us not having the alcohol we had already paid for
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    romance, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Always good food
    fred
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    Nice place to eat in Birmingham. Always busy and food is always good. The staff were very courteous and friendly, whereas last time we went, I commented how miserable the one waitress was. There were a few meals not available, but we werent informed this at the time, otherwise excellent.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of Thailand!
    MalaP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was delicious. Each dish had its own unique flavour. My family really enjoyed the meal! I have bern to a lot of Thai restaurants and Kinarees beats them all!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date night as always
    TheColes
    Dined on 16/2/2014
    We have dined here on many occasions and have never failed to be impressed. Food and service is always outstanding, a wonderful treat.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A joke
    DavidhVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Firstly, they had no record of my booking, even though they had confirmed it that day. Second, they couldn't even manage to bring all our pre dinner drinks.....we eventually gave up on one of them. The food itself was decent to be fair, but then as we finished our mains, they presented the bill and only then told us that the kitchen was closed. However, they even refused to make us tea or serve any other drinks ! At 10.30pm only, and having been spot on time for our booking, it's utterly amazes me that they don't think they are in the catering trade and they're supposed to provide customers with an enjoyable and complete meal and night out. Complete rubbish. Unforgivable treatment and we won't go back.
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  • Really nice place, brilliant
    DonDraperJnr
    Dined on 25/1/2014
    Really nice place, brilliant staff and the food was great. Good view over the canal and the decor is authentic too, so really adds to the experience. Criticisms are minor, but the menu is perhaps a little long - in the end we just went for the set menu, which didn't disappoint. Would certainly return.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service,
    Grovesy
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great food, great service, great value enough said
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    business meals, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ornate and very good value Thai
    alice0073
    Dined on 30/12/2013
    Absolutely fabulous thai in the Mail Box, Birmingham. Great food, good value and friendly professional staff. The decor is traditional and tasteful especially love the dragon boat running through the middle of the restaurant. Their Mai Tais are also wonderful so they come highly recommended. Cannot fault the place at all. A must try in Birmingham!
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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  • Enjoyable, food was nice,
    Barc
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Enjoyable, food was nice, could have been more better, last visit was better than this visit.
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    romance, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Value For Money
    AdventurousDiner
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    A friend and I went for dinner here on the 1st of December, 2013. We ordered the following: STARTER: 2. Tod Man Pla 6. Toong Thong MAINS: 36. Gang Karee (Golden Curry) with Chicken 50. Pad Num Mun Hoi My friend and I were completely pleased with our order and the high quality of service we received that night. The restaurant was pretty quiet (not sure if it's because of the time/day we went) but it worked to our advantage as it added more romance in our date.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, pre/post theatre, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, great restaurant
    LoveThai
    Dined on 30/11/2013
    Myself & partner went to Kinnaree for a birthday meal, I requested a good table for the occasion which we got. Service & atmosphere was spot on. We were seated immediately and drinks came straight away. All the food was reasonably priced and everything was good quality; starters & mains. I would return to this restaurant
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a lovely meal here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 23/11/2013
    We had a lovely meal here pre-theatre, this was our second time coming to the restaurant when visiting Birmingham. There were so many people in, even though it was only 5.30-6pm so the atmosphere was good. Service excellent as always and the food was lovely. I also enjoyed a couple of 'ping ping' cocktails which were really good.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • Please review your booking
    katkin179
    Dined on 16/11/2013
    Please review your booking procedure. I booked a table online only to arrive and find that you were not open. NOT HAPPY - this was a 21st birthday celebration for my daughter and we had been looking forward to it.
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  • Disappointing
    Live2eat
    Dined on 15/11/2013
    Having been a huge fan of this restaurant 2 years ago whilst living in Birmingham I decided to suggest it when a few of us were visiting Birmingham for the evening. The food was very bland and was literally on the table 2 mins after we ordered (lukewarm!) makes you wonder how fresh it actually was? There were many many communication issues with the staff. Having chose the restaurant and told my friends how great it was - it was rather embarrassing to have got it so wrong. And whilst it was not expensive - considering we could only eat 1/2 of our bland lukewarm meals before they were cold and inedible it was very poor value for money.
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  • Yummy and no mistake!
    leothelion
    Dined on 13/11/2013
    This restaurant has a lovely ambience and the food was great. Although there are alot of tables they are well spaced and the staff placed different parties of people away from others so you were not constantly hearing other people's conversations. We sat by the window which looked out over the canal which was lovely. Care must be taken when ordering the puds which were much bigger than expected. A set meal followed by a pud was probably abit much but yummy all the same.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, brunch, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since 3 June 2014
    • Average Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambience4
    • Service4.1
    • Value3.8
  • The following 708 reviews are from the Kinnaree reviews archive.
  • Good food but....
    onemoresaturdaynight
    Dined on 14/9/2013
    Service very attentive on arrival, orders taken, drinks starters arrived, then warm plates for mains, but then a very lengthy wait for main courses. When queried, we were told unconvincingly 'coming soon'. Disappointing, - they seem to be over stretched.
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    special occasions, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food with a varied
    Monty
    Dined on 24/8/2013
    Superb food with a varied menu, never lets me down this restaurant particularly as a difficult to please vegetarian!
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasant food , convenient location
    gastronerd
    Dined on 23/8/2013
    The sharing of 2 banquet menus was a great success with my party of 6 and enabled a wide sampling of dishes.It was an enjoyable meal and the staff are professional but perhaps a little too efficient. This had a negative impact in that it made us feel a little rushed. It may be that the staff are not used to talking to customers and I would suggest that this would bring an improved vibe to the place.
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    business meals, special occasions, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A last minute decision led
    reggieeater
    Dined on 17/8/2013
    A last minute decision led to a really enjoyable gastronomic experience, highly recommended
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    romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Kinaree Review
    Bobby
    Dined on 16/8/2013
    I visited Kinaree after 2 years and despite the nice decoration and surroundings, found my last visit somewhat disappointing and compromised through the quality and presentation of food. We were offered a complimentary bottle of wine after booking through top table. The starters were nice and piping hot but we were let down my the mains. The prawns were returned since they were cold, they came back reheated rather than replced and no acknowledgement of an apology. The pad thai was cold and poorly presented lacking in colour and vegatables not to its usual high standard.
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  • Great food, great place
    becks
    Dined on 14/8/2013
    I had heard a lot about this restaurant and decided to to have my birthday dinner here. I must say I was impressed. The food arrived promptly and was hot. The views of the canal were amazing, and the atmosphere relaxing. the portions sizes were worth the money, so the prices are adequate. The restaurant has a lot of art work and pieces, so it can look very snug, but was not off putting. I am going to return here again.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thai
    GIRLS
    Dined on 27/7/2013
    It was pretty good - typical Thai restaurant - very good!
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We booked this restaurant
    Lauren
    Dined on 20/7/2013
    We booked this restaurant as we both love Thai Food. The choice and quality were superb. We chose a set menu and were very satisfied with the amount of food that we were given.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service excellent and food tasty
    aeb1
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    Overall great though I did think starters were expensive and I don't like having service charge automatically added to my bill. This wasn't made clear on booking.
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  • Very nice
    MIT88
    Dined on 25/5/2013
    Soon as we entered we we're looked after. The staff were very kind and helpful in terms of explaining what each item was (vege options). As we dont eat onions or garlic they freshly made every item without these and each item was really nice and filling aswell. I would definitely go back but most likely only for special ocassions as the price range is a little out of my budget.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, afternoon tea
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  • Good value restaurant with good por
    Jenshayler
    Dined on 22/5/2013
    I booked this restaurant for 1600 hrs, when we got there the member if staff stated they weren't open til five and couldn't find the booking??? We did go back at 5 pm, food was fresh, plentiful and staff very attentive. Wouldn't rush to go back I've had better
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another lovely meal
    Kags
    Dined on 15/5/2013
    Had a wonderful Thai meal. Lovely setting watching the barges go by. Ace!
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  • The restaurant was lovely,
    Sparrow
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    The restaurant was lovely, in a lovely location. Style and decor were great, food was delicious and gorgeously presented. The staff were both friendly and helpful and left us to enjoy our meals which were wonderful. Vegetarian and vegan options were fantastic and were very good value for the location.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch, pre/post theatre
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  • usual impeccable experience
    priceaj
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    It never ceases to amaze me how good the service and food are at the Kinnaree, easily the best Thai restaurant in Birmingham. Very good value at around £25 per head including service charge and drinks
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Jezter
    Dined on 30/3/2013
    We had a lovely meal at Kinnaree on Saturday 30 March 2013, which we expected having dined there before. The food remains beautiful, but the struggle with service on a Saturday night it would seem and I would suggest this may be the case on a Friday night also. My other half noticed our food sitting on the side in the restaurant waiting to be served for 10 minutes before it arrived with us, but the restaurant was full. There didn't appear to be any one person in control, so a little better organisation and it would all have been fine. It is a great place to go and I would continue to recommend this restaurant. I will be going again, but fingers crossed the organisation will improve.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's ok
    cgjung43
    Dined on 29/3/2013
    Nice people though a bit disorganised (they couldn't find my online booking despite having acknowledged it themselves). Good atmosphere, Good location. Food ordinary (at best). The food would have to improve to tempt me back.
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  • saturday lunch
    gingermiss
    Dined on 16/3/2013
    very quiet but very nice, lovely meal, particularly the red curry, go again, yes
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Having booked for 10.30 through
    birminghamdiner
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    Having booked for 10.30 through toptable, we were greeted at the door with "We're closed"! The staff were rude even when we pointed out we had a reservation. We were informed that we would have to eat our meal and then leave by 11. On top of this they then included a £4 service charge in our bill! This was not a good dining experience and I doubt we will return, despite living in Birmingham and dining out often.
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  • Nice little Thai along the canal
    Craig
    Dined on 16/2/2013
    Went for a valentines meal on a Saturday night. We were welcomed very politely and showed to out seats. They didn't rush us with our food and always smiled. Atmosphere good. Would go again for an occasion.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely going back!
    brummiefoodie
    Dined on 16/2/2013
    Great atmosphere, beautiful food, attractive views of the canal from our table. Would certainly recommend booking in advance though, doubtful whether we would have gotten a table otherwise. Will definitely visit again in the future.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.