202 Kitchen

3.9
517 reviews
£26 to £40
Soul food
BOOKING INFO: DRESSCOSE: No casual sportswear after 6pm, no under 16's after 6pm thank you.
Maximum group of 6 people allowed, including children. 1 table booking maximum per group.
PLEASE NOTE that unfortunately we are currently UNABLE to SERVE customers with food ALLERGENS or food INTOLERANCES.
We will hold your table for up to 15 minutes before cancellation. Thank you.

**Last food orders at 10pm daily. Last drink orders at 10.30pm/ Fridays & Saturdays 11.30pm**

The Trap Food Kitchen With style. Soul food, done differently. Please note there are covered outdoor tables included in our bookings. Thank you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 517 People Are Saying
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Anonymous
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Went to 202 with girlfriends and we ordered drinks and food..
The drinks came subpar, I mean they tasted ok but they had non of the toppings to go on them so there wasn't any flare.. we ordered a portion of fries they were good, we ordered the burger box which they didn’t have and they didn’t have in any desserts but we were charged for it..
Place was a little too loud as we couldn’t hear each other.
Besides all that the 202 decor was pretty

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Rhiona
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We were visiting for my friends birthday and we arrived 15 minutes before our table and were seated, we waited 15 minutes for staff to come to us where we were told there was no food, baring in mind it was only 3pm, we were told drinks were still being served but decided to leave as we were all starving, we were all so excited to visit and were very let down by the fact we couldn’t enjoy the full experience, the music was slightly too loud meaning we couldn’t hear eachother always too, we are hoping to return for another friends birthday in September so we can enjoy the full experience, no competition was given for this inconvenience so we are hoping something can be done upon our next visit. The photo opportunities were beautiful and the setting itself seems very enjoyable, I just wish we were able to enjoy this fully and not have the inconvenience of travelling all the way here for no food to be served even though we had booked weeks in advance, it was disappointing and really did make the day much more difficult than it should of been..

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MasonH
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the places you could take pictures, i also enjoyed the food, 10/10 i asked for a plain burger and they did that, the service was okay, there was a flood in the kitchen so i will let it slide, i thoroughly enjoyed my visit to 202 Kitchen and will definitely come again :)

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ZoeG
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique and beautiful setting.
Really pleasant staff and the food was delicious.
Thank you for going that ‘extra mile’ to help us enjoy the 16th Birthday celebrations!!

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LisaC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Was lovely but yeh only thing we were missing a meal and it didn’t come out till the rest of us had finished

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

LONG WAIT FOR FOOD HOWEVER IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT.

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MissC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Food and drinks were nice, however the service was terrible, and there was no excuse for it as they were over staffed but preferred to stand and mess about then actually serve tables, meaning it too nearly an hour to just get a drink and way over an hour for food. Then when the food arrived it was cold and we asked for sauces also, which took 20 minutes to be given to us which was wrong sauce order then 10 minutes after we were given the correct sauce order by which point there was none, as the food was then stone cold. When spoke up about it we were made to feel our opinion was wrong and we were made very uncomfortable by all the staff, which were staring and talking about us after which was even worse. Defiantly wont be returning nor recommending to anyone.

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Johnson
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great service and very welcoming environment & staff. Price for food is good & reasonable. Need a bit more of a variety for those that doesn't eat meat

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Lilyyyy
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Worse experience in my life… I came here before lockdown and it was amazing.. good food. Food atmosphere everything but since lockdown turning has changed. The photography area if you would even call it that is just some rubbish props popped up anywhere they could think of. They have taken away loads of props. As for the food don’t get it started the worst thing I have even eaten in my life. The first time my food came out my chips were hard they I had to get my food changed 3 times!!! And the chips were still hard. This was a meal for my birthday and I was so disappointed. Me and all my friends ate nothing. One of my friends got the £35 trap box and it tasted frozen uncooked. The staff were very nice and helpful and we only paid for our drinks as they could see we didn’t eat anything. We drove an hour to come and we left very unhappy. We won’t be returning EVER

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SKxo
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food took 1 hour and a half to arrive, when it did half of it was cold and nothing tasted nice.
Overall the restaurant is definitely Instagram overrated and I wouldn’t go back. Very disappointing

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Angelov
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Atmosphere is outstanding, but burger was mega dry and overcooked. No gold dripping, no syringe for Vaccine drink... very disappointing.
Overall, 3/5 just because of atmosphere.

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Myah
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience3

The food was great but the drinks were to expensive

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LouB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Loved the seafood box and the walls fries! Loved the pic props upstairs

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Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Obviously it looks very nice and is a great place photo wise but the food was terrible, honestly never get a dessert from there as it isn’t even edible. Staff were very nice and polite however took a long time to serve and cater and they are aware of that. Drinks were the only positive I believe.

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Elle
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night out! great vibes,all staff are friendly,lovely setting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Found a hair in my food and when I complained the colleague I complained to gave me a dirty look Asif to say I was wrong for complaining when it definitely wasn’t my hair, they didn’t even apologise about my situation just offered to replace it or take it of the bill.

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LucyM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Was such an amazing experience. The place looks beautiful and fancy and the staff were super friendly. Great for insta pictures 100%. Can't wait to go back

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BeckyB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Over an hours wait for food. Made the manager aware and he dealt with it appropriately. The young girls who work there a couple of them were quite rude when we raised the issue. We wouldn’t return unfortunately

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EMJ873
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I felt as though the drinks were poor for their price. I paid £10 for a cocktail and it was not very big and not presented well. The photo room was a little grubby.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff

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MelanieW
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Average at best. We arrived at our time and it was closed?! We had to wait for them to open up despite our table being booked for 5pm (We didn’t sot down until 5:20pm)
We were then told we couldn’t order food for 1/2 hour- no reason given & they couldn’t accommodate for any dietary requirements. I ordered a Frozen Strawberry Daquiri & got told it wouldn’t be frozen. We took our photos & left. Shame, because it’s a beautiful venue when your inside.

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Natty
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good evening. Really nice service and a good vibe.

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TaniyaI
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Nice place for pics etc everything takes ages including drinks wouldn’t recommend the food.

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EmmaW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Brought my food out and I was waiting over 5 mins for cutlery, I asked the same girl twice who didn’t come back. Eventually got the attention of someone else who was very nice. The heat was way too much no air con or cooling stystem. Also there was an ant infestation below my feet in the floor boards so I had to put my feet on the chair opposite me. Portions are small, wouldn’t revisit.

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chantelle
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes & great food
Will defo return again !!

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BallyD
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Came here Saturday the 17th July for my sister in laws birthday. We walked in and it was really hot there was no aircon or any air conditioning what do ever. Didn’t enjoy ourselves and didn’t stay long as we found it so uncomfortable and whilst we were eating dripping in sweat. We really didn’t expect it to be like that as most places are air conditioned and the food just wasn’t very nice the sweet potatoes fried were soggy. Not impressed

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EllMay
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

So disappointed. We had booked standard seating, we were taken into the garden which was like a green house, no exaggeration it was so warm and it was near enough empty… wonder why! We weren’t offered the choice of outside or inside seating. I went to one of the girls and asked if we could move as we couldn’t sit there and she said she asked us when we came in if we had a preference (she didn’t as no one in their right mind would want to sit out there on a day like yesterday). My friends said we might aswell stay for one, so we ordered drinks and eventually food, the drinks were awful for £9 or whatever they are, it was a rip off. I had Mac n cheese it was nice but a small portion for £4. I asked the waitress if we could move and she repeated what the women said and said she would of asked you on the door (implying we were lying!!). Their excuse was ‘because of covid once you are sat at a table you can’t move from a different table’. What? So after we had finished with the table no one sat on it for the rest of the night then? Doubt it! Didn’t make sense and was a very poor excuse. So disappointed as it had been bigged up so much on Instagram but we won’t be returning. Should of listened to previous bad reviews from friends. So sad as it has such big potential, we could see so many people leaving before they’ve even sat down or after one drink because of the seating arrangements. Real shame.

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NicA
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

A nice place, something a little different to your average resturant. However, we had to wait a good 20 minutes before we got served (that was after calling someone over). Food was delicious!

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Krystal
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Friend had a fish allergy so they refused to serve our table as they said they do alot of mixing with the meats which is poor! They wouldn't even serve us drinks as they couldn't be sure clean hands would be making the drinks apparently. After a long drive from another city excited to dine then to be told the above #not happy. Also they have a food rating of 2 ! Avoid#

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Loulou
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Good atmosphere but terrible service. Understaffed and unable to meet the needs of all customers

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DionneR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was lovely and the staff were excellent.

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SCBeauty
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great thank you. Your staff were really lovely and welcoming, I asked if there was anything close to sex on the beach cocktail on the drinks menu and although there wasn’t, they did go out their way to make it for me which is amazing! Thanks guys keep up the good work can’t wait to come back and eat everything again.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink were very nice and staff was very welcoming

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RudyR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent staff accommodating for children before the evening trade

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BarbieG
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Waiters were lovely but service was quite slow, had to ask for the bill 3 times and food took some time to arrive. Ordered the burger with the pink bun and was not informed they were waiting on a delivery so was disappointed when the burger came out and was not pink. Portion size was smaller than expected but the food was absolutely delicious. Got some lovely photos from the photo rooms which I think makes the whole experience. Overall was a good experience and would go back, maybe after Covid so to make sure the restaurant is not understaffed.

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Akskdkdkskd
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all so lovely and attended to our requirements! Definitely will visit again!

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NatalieG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was very dry and bland not tasty at all the cocktails were vile and overpriced the staff were fab

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KCath
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our time there, food was tasty. Plenty of photo opportunities

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LaurenA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was really nice don’t get me wrong but the service was awful, we only had a 1 hour and half sitting which is fine sat there for about 20 minutes for someone to take our drinks order and food, then took ages for our food to come, had to ask all the time if I could order another drink then when I did ask i was waiting for half an hour for my drink and had to keep asking them where it was for them to then come over with the bill and tell us our time was up! Service was honestly awful I had just 2 drinks in the time I was there.

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202 Kitchen is rated 3.9 stars by 517 OpenTable diners.

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