Colbeh Persian Kitchen & Bar

4.7
29 reviews
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£25 and under
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Persian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Authentic Persian Cuisine

One of the world’s most ancient and refined styles of cooking is the traditional home cooking of Iran. Fragrant rice, slow cooked stew, perfectly seasoned meats, fresh herbs and vegetables are just the beginning of a journey through the Persian flavours.

Every detail of the restaurant is all handpicked by the family to represent it’s name, Colbeh (کلبه), which means ‘cottage’ in the Persian language of Farsi. From the kahgel spread walls to the intricately detailed embroidery on the handmade decorations, even down to each of the individual dishes to represent different regions of the country. The family run business strives to bring the perfection of traditional homemade recipes of Iran. Exploding with the main distinctive flavours of Saffron, Tumeric and Parsley, to our guests in the comfort and warmth of a complete replica of a classic Persian cottage.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Persian
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–22:00
Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00
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Phone number
0121 454 7944
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Cross Street
Hagley Road
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Public Transit
Buses: 120, 127, 128 and 129 Stop: The Ivy Bush
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wine
What 29 People Are Saying
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KL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Persian cuisine so far in Birmingham. Highly recommended!

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MB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very welcoming, warm and cosy atmosphere. Good quality and tasty food. Excellent value.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The flavours, the portion sizes and the atmosphere was amazing. I have allergies and they were able to cater for them perfectly. Definitely visiting again soon. Recommend to all.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The combination of flavours is
amazing and the meat is really tender.
A great place as the staff are friendly and helpful.

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M
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here 3 times and has never failed to impress. Food here has been honestly high quality and service has been excellent.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Aubergine starter was amazing has the sharing platter for main, portion is very generous

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f
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful tender, juicy and tasty lamb. The friendly waiter patiently explained the different dishes.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Can’t fault it. Fresh, well cooked food, generous portions too!
Service was fine, we felt welcome without being pestered.

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A
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It is too expensive for a few amount of food.
No salad included in the main course food cousin.
Quite expensive for the value and type of food.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, slightly different from other local middle eastern restaurants

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ES
Essex
8 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class authentic Persian cuisine in a very nice restaurant. Excellent service too.

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BH
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Busy place , tasty food, over generous portions, lots more to explore on the menu, on the down side the king prawns had a bit too much tamarind for mine and my friends palate, but that won’t put us off visiting again!

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MA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loveeeeeee this place. Amazing food! Lovely cosy little place and the staff are very friendly! I have already been there 5 times in the last 3 months and everytime take a different friend with me. The colbeh special is the one to have as you get a bit of everything and the chicken and meat is well cooked! My all time favourite restaurant!

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KF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for the first time on 30th December, after coming across them on google. I must say it was the most amazing food! It is definitely a firm favourite!!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Persian food, atmosphere and value, topped by great service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Ambience was good and we were well looked after . Unfortunately one of our group ( of 4) had a poor dish - lamb was tough and only four pieces of meet in a stew style dish. Otherwise fine

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Colbeh for an evening meal on a Saturday night. We were late due to a number of reasons and had to call the restaurant to inform them. They were very friendly and understanding and we're happy to arrange our table for later. The service was friendly and welcoming and the food was very tasty. We went for the chicken and saffron rice and lamb shank, both of which were good choices. Would recommend coming here and will be paying another visit next time we are in Birmingham.

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FM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Worth the trip. Would recommend to anyone.

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent. Would recommend to anyone. Food was authentic and service good.

We shared mixed grill platter and there was more than enough for us both. Starter of humous was flavourful.

We both had a couple of drinks too and the bill was £50. Great value for money.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic flavour, wonderfully tender meat and huge portions. Slight service issue but was sorted immediately, lovely staff.

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Y
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

our group attending a conference had a birthday to celebrate. We chose Colbeh and were extremely impressed with the decor, simple in a small shop yet feeling spacious. The meat combo was abundant. Spices just right. Congratulations to the chef and staff.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

we went to Birmingham looking for some thing nice to eat, at a halal friendly restaurant. we drove from Coventry . but it was worth the drive.. if u like Persian food like us its a must...

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M
London
25 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night all round would not think many of these sort of restaurants in Birmingham especially as they are licensed & serve alcohol.
If you are a meat lover go for the mixed grill absolutely delicious we actually could not finish it great value for money !
Decor & service were also fab we cannot wait to return & try some more of the menu !

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal in lovely surroundings. First time for Persian food and it was delicious! Good choice and also friendly staff.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, service and a very friendly atmosphere - a real Jem. Austin Smith

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M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service would highly recommend a visit we plan on going back.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for a meal to celebrate wedding anniversary on a Tuesday evening & we weren't disappointed. Food great, service superb!!!! Would recommend!!!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, excellent menu choices, delicious food and lovely relaxing atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

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t
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had never tried persian food before but i tell you its fab, the staff were more than excellent and willing to help, we both would loved the food, and you have to try the meat feast........ yum yum.....

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