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Hotel du Vin & Bistro - Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

Hotel du Vin & Bistro - Birmingham

4.3
4.3
58 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
We like to keep things classic and simple at our Birmingham bistro. Inspired by French home-style cooking with robust earthy dishes and slow-cooked foods, our Birmingham restaurant’s menu has an undeniably French/British flavour combination.

It's about serving up dishes that rejoice the fresh and seasonal produce. It's about enjoying fairly-priced à la carte dining in a warm and relaxing setting.

All served by attentive and exceptionally knowledgeable waiting staff, happy to explain the dishes, the ingredients, and how our talented Chefs create them. Always on hand, your Sommelier is also ready to advise, guide, match or recommend the perfect wine.

As for the décor of our bistro in Birmingham - think natural daylight, reclaimed dark-stained floorboards, restored fireplaces, framed pictures and paintings, soft lighting and comfortable chairs. This is Bistro du Vin. Bistro dining at its heart-warming, mouth-watering best.

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2 people

21:00


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:00 Mon–Thu, Sun 18:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 18:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    0121 200 0600
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 58 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

58 Reviews
  1. James

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    cosy atmosphere. the dishes lacked flavour, which is a shame. the service was ok. the experience was therefore satisfactory but could be better with more tasty dishes.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A large dinner taking place so restaurant diners served second to this …

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  3. WillD

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice meal, excellent Bordeaux by the glass, scallops and steak cooked to perfection. Only reason I give 4 stars is that the muscles were a bit gritty. Will definitely be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They had no record of my Open Table booking even though I had a confirmation email

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  5. DianneL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good value, lovely setting, wine with tasting menu and explanation excellent but the food required a bit more attention.

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  6. Matt

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I celebrated my birthday at Hotel du vin and I was very impressed with the service. It was a great evening and a source of future happy memories.

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  7. simon42

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Open table messed up our booking! We booked via the app and drove for an hour and a half to get there - hotel du vin called us and explained the open table cock up - they were really good and gave us a free bottle of champagne and other drinks as an apology - first class response - we managed to eat elsewhere but will definitely go back to hotel du vin but probably book direct with them next time and not via open table

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked new years eve table on opentable , was told booking wasnt valid as private event on even though I showed booking confirmation. New years eve ruined. Thanks so much

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  9. LisaF

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We booked Hotel du Vin via opentable for lunch on the 31st Dec, our 8th wedding anniversary. When we arrived, we were told by staff that they were not taking bookings for lunch that day. My husband commented that as the venue used opentable as their booking agent, then surely they would have made sure they were aware that they were not taking bookings. The manager advised that this was not something they got involved in and that we should have called to confirm the booking. Why would we do this when we had a confirmation of the booking from opentable. Extremely disappointing service all round, especially on a day that’s very important to me and my husband.

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  10. benw

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, we had a fantastic time. Very attentive staff, excellent sommelier and very good food too. Our only slight bugbear was there were a few long waits during our evening, particularly from receiving drinks to ordering our food. It was valentines though, so clearly it was going to be busy. Not that that takes anything away from how good the experience was, will definitely be back!

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  11. JoB1950

    Worcestershire

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was great. However, they did NOT have our reservation so at the time very embarrassing especially as it was fully booked. The Manager did manage to find us a table and said they had some problems before with Open Table bookings not coming through? This table was booked especially for my birthday so it was not the experience we wanted. Maybe this is something you need to take up with the Hotel.

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  12. JoshK

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Used to be very good great service unfortunatly now service is poor food is overpriced and wine expensive.

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  13. CartI

    Cheshire

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I took 3 colleagues to celebrate a promotion. Unfortunately the service was terrible we had to ask repeatedly to order, we had to ask for our drinks to be topped up. Then only 3 of the 4 main courses turned up. Our waiter was apologetic but it was clear there wasn’t enough colleagues on to serve. Not good enough in any restaurant especially when the bill came to over £300. Very disappointed after hearing good things about Hotel du Vin.

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  14. chris1

    Birmingham

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The surroundings, staff and food were all excellent. We were not rushed and the waiting time between courses was perfect so they could be savoured. Tables were not on top of each other so conversations could not be overheard. Lovely experience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all round

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  16. Monty

    London

    43 reviews

    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice with small rooms but we were round the corner out of sight and had to ‘chase’ for service. Otherwise good food and casual relaxed environment

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  17. JuliaD

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening, from the start we were welcomed and had great service. Everything from the artisan bread through to starters, mains and desserts were great. 3 of our party had steak and all were cooked to perfection. The wine list was extensive also. This is a pricey restaurant when you are adding on wine, however for a special occasion it was worth it. Also we were going to go elsewhere originally, however the first restaurant could not seat is for an hour, we waited 30 minutes at the bar and were not even served, as well as was so loud we could not hear each other speak. Thanks to Opentable and some slots being available we managed to get a reservation and we were very, very pleased that we did! I would recommend it.

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  18. JaneD

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    For the cost, I found the lunch disappointing and quite average. The rib eye steak was grisly and the starter was very light on calamari which was covered in greasy batter. I will not be going back.

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  19. Ogram

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely evening again at Hotel du Vin - unfortunately marred by my dining partner’s phone ringing!

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  20. MarkB

    Birmingham

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening. Thank you

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  21. JoshK

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Intresting menu good food great wine

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  22. JasK

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place, service was excellent, the staff really polite and very lovely.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I think we were v unlucky but this could have been mitigated by better service. 1. We booked a table for 5 via Opentable on a Sunday evening about 40min beforehand and upon arrival they had no sight of our booking. This seemed to cause a bit of an issue and the staff had to go and find a table even though there were plenty of empty tables throughout the duration of our meal. 2. Two dishes for one person were both wrong (see below) whilst one person had both the main and starter brought out with all the starters. 3. There was an incredibly long wait for the correct starter to come through second time around and at not one point did the staff come to apologise for the delay or give us an update to where the food was. 4. We were also told that they had run out of the onglet which impacted 3 mains but a substitute cut would be used for the various dishes. Upon arrival the various substitute dishes were all the same and the waitress said that this is what they were going to provide us even though she had previously said the cuts would be used in the different in dishes. No apology (again). 5. They didn't know how well each cut had been cooked 6. We were also informed that the kitchen had run out of bearnaise sauce but kindly made us a peppercorn sauce instead. However, we were not asked if this substitute is what we wanted - bit odd they could make one but not the other... 7. When offered condiments the waitress began to go around giving each person a teaspoon of it. This may have been the straw that broke the camel's back but why could this not be left on the table so we could simply serve ourselves? 8. As stated above, service in general was poor and apologies were never offered. The customer is not always right but there is a time when staff should rectify the issues they create. As such we paid for everything we had (even the bottle of wine they missed off the first draft of the bill which we pointed out to them) but not the service charge.

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  24. gemmaC

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot fault the visit to Hotel du Vin, it was my birthday & it's one of many lovely places in Birmingham I've wanted to experience. I do have to say though when we arrived for our booking the hotel had no knowledge of our booking! Thankfully they were extremely accommodating & organised our table within minutes. Not sure what happened with the communication to the hotel but it had clearly broken down somewhere. I fear at a busier time we may not have been so lucky!!

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  25. Natalie

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ended up eating here as we were staying in the hotel and didn't fancy walking far to find food. Our usual restaurant choice is the likes of Nando's , so at first we were slightly apprehensive about visiting such a luxury establishment. The service we received was outstanding and an excellent value for money; it was quite late when we arrived, close to their closing time, but it was no problem for us to order our steak well done, we were given complimentary drink tokens which were exchanged with no problems and although told there may be a wait for our food it came within a reasonable time. The resturant itself was cosy and warm, somewhere suited for all types of people and occasions.

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  26. MartinM

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Kitchen disaster causing chaotic response

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Main course - Chateaubriand - was very good but dessert - crepes suzette - was inedible! Service was slow and overall it was a disappointing experience.

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  28. Finediner

    London

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate in the restaurant whilst attending a trade show at the NEC, and I am writing this reluctantly as I feel all should be good. For 2 of us it was. However, my wife ordered a medium fillet. It arrived rare, but the waitress immediately took it back to the kitchen. It came back better cooked. However, it had a pungent order, and when we (both tried it) had a bite there was a distinctly bitter taste. The waitress took it away and asked my wife if she would like something else. She had the rib eye, which my colleague and I had and that was fine . But , of course, by then when it had arrived we had nearly finished ours. We were not charged fo my wife's meal, but in reality she ended with something she didn't really want and virtually eating on her own. In our opinion, the meat was probably too fresh and contained too much blood. However, this on its own could maybe overlooked, but all courses including the drinks took a long time to arrive, and it was not that busy. This was very strange as the staff were very helpful, courteous and working hard. Moreover, this is the second time with an unfortunate experience. Same time in 2015, the manager , unprovoked, gave us a substantial discount on the final bill because the service was so poor. Very disappointing, because we want to like the Hotel du Vin

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  29. Yvonne

    London

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were drinking in this hotel - a favourite and decided to see if there was a table available. We were told, so I looked on open table for a restaurant nearby. Interestingly there was availability at the hotel so I booked it. The manager was somewhat surprised when we turned up but showed us straight to a table. On enquiringly as to why we hadn't been able to book from the room next door but able to book on line, we were told there were problems with Open Table yet at no time was the restaurant not able to accommodate the people who attended who had presumably booked. It appeared there was a discourse between what availability the restaurant thought they have and what availability was provided to Open Table. Service was ok but not great and the food was nice except for a rhubarb crumble soufflé which required a wait of 15 minutes. We waited 25 and the specimen served was appalling! Overcooked and like rubber! After complaining we weren't charged but overall the experience was disappointing

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  30. Ritzy

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed Sunday lunch BUT a couple of points. Firstly we were half way through our second course before cocktails arrived having chased twice. Secondly we were a party of 5. Mixed veg came; loads of potatoes and carrots. 2 small pieces of parsnip and 2 pieces of broccoli. Had to ask for more and then had to chase a second time. Let the whole experience down a little

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is good. And dessert is really good. Business meal.

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  32. Mogs

    South Wales

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I must say I love hotel du vin Sunday lunches, however this one wasn't up to other du vin standards. The food was fine it was the lack of beef with the roast dinner which baffled me the most. Only two extremely thin slices of beef was served by the time the mustard was brought to the table I'd finished my beef!

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  33. Marcus

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This handsome restaurant with its pleasant bar was badly let down by the lack of staff. The staff that one did encounter were pleasant but overstretched, failing to take orders, dropping bread baskets and distracted in their demeanour. The wine was good, though pricey, the cheese souffle unconventional but adequate, the steak tartare good. However, the liver and bacon was overcooked (the bacon was actually burned) and the Dover sole very overcooked. New potatoes were requested to accompany the sole, black heritage potatoes were brought. These were: 1) not what was ordered 2) inappropriate for the dish 3) well past their sell-by date 4) very nasty. They were removed from the bill by the pleasant maitresse d'hotel. Very disappointing and nowhere near as good as the Hotels du Vin in Winchester and Cambridge.

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  34. GregM

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent

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  35. santosandjava

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    having had a couple of issues at Hotel Du Vin before it is not a "first choice". however Saturday it was excellent with superb service. the food was really good and the sommelier was suitably skilled and theatrical There seemed to be a definite jump in "effort" all round to make this a top restaurant. Only hope it continues

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  36. Britishbutch

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely romantic meal here on Valentine's night. The service and food was amazing. Did feel one member of staff looked down on us a little, but otherwise it was amazing.

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  37. DanJq

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Something went seriously wrong with their booking system and it was evident that they were seriously overbooked. Service was very slow, but they gave us free champagne, and ultimately all drinks were free and a further discount was applied. All in all a potentially bad experience was made ok through freebies :-)

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  38. SIMON

    London

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked to eat on Saturday night. The restaurant has a nice ambiance, but we had a couple of problems with the meal. The kitchen had clearly gone into meltdown on the night we were there and it took over an hour and a half for the main course to arrive. Prior to its arrival we were offered a desert! When the food arrived it was cold and we had to wait for them to cook it again. The food itself was excellent. However, when we complained about this they did their best to put it right, and gave us a complimentary bottle of wine. The serving staff themselves at all levels were charming and professional but it just didn't work out as an experience on the evening we were there.

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  39. chrisbirmingham

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    An average evening really, we were expecting the food to be a little better on a Saturday evening as we have dined there on Sunday at brunch and it had been Excellent - so from a foodie point of view a little disappointing. No steak knives with steak, little overcooked.

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  40. Diinner4me

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to the bistro. From the moment we entered we were greeted with very friendly and helpful staff. The food was very tasty and the choice of wine was very good. A very enjoyable evening. We will definitely be visiting the bistro again.

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro - Birmingham is rated 4.3 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

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21:00


Google Map for Hotel du Vin & Bistro - Birmingham

25 Church Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 2NR

Additional information

  • Area
    Birmingham
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:00 Mon–Thu, Sun 18:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 18:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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