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Hengata, Birmingham, England

Hengata

4.5
4.5
83 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary European
Skilfully executed seasonal brunch & dinner menu, big tunes, coffee, cocktails, natural wine, good beer, good times! Located in Harborne, a stone's throw away from the City of Birmingham, you can visit us for coffee, brunch, and evening dinner.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    0121 716 9647

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Dilanka Fernando

  • Private party facilities

    Private Hire | Cook & Dine | Corporate EventsOur Grade 2 listed building has hosted 200 plus events for clients ranging from the largest organisations to local SMEs, & private parties.The open kitchen, vaulted ceilings & scandi inspired interiors provide a stunning backdrop, & we'd be delighted to work with you to design & host your next event

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Cross Street

    Find us in the school yard.

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 83 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Brunch

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Fit for Foodies

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Healthy

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Notable Wine List

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Ambience

  • Birmingham

    Brunch

  • Birmingham

    Fit for Foodies

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Birmingham

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. AB

    AidanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been here a number of times and we are always impressed. Great staff great food, highly recommend!
  2. IH

    IvyH

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A nice lovely place to have dinner. The food is very special and tasty! We enjoyed a good time there having dinner and special drinks.
  3. AG

    AnnaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Delicious food 100% would recommend!
  4. SB

    StephenB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing as usual. Would highly recommend.
  5. RD

    RitaD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing and the staff is great! Highly recommend
  6. NG

    NickyG

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Visited mid-week & not disappointed. Located in the back of The School Yard, it is a really calming space, very relaxing, tucked away from the busy High Street, a real hidden gem. Great taste in (unobtrusive) music too! Shared house red, very good and a couple of carafes were warmly embraced! Starters - octopus (teeny portion making it overly expensive), & quail - both gorgeous. Mains of lamb with pearl barley - delicious but slightly over seasoned. Dish of lightly spiced chick peas and cod of a much higher standard than an almost identical one from a well know Brummie chef! Would have been a score of 5 ... My friend had a chocolate pudding that was very, very good. Hoping to visit again for brunch to see if the quality is as good. The team were warm, welcoming & I really hope this fairly new venture succeeds. Will certainly be back in September for dinner when the menu changes, if not before.
  7. AS

    AnitaS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent quality of food and really interesting flavours. Thoroughly enjoyed. Great selection of wines
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food beautifully presented.
  9. K

    Kandy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great physical space, cool, scandi vibe. Good menu, unusual combinations, regularly updated. Excellent cocktails. Staff friendly, though under resourced, and therefore service could be more attentive
  10. VH

    VivH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and lovely unpretentious atmosphere. Would highly recommend and will return.
  11. JJ

    JosieJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, friendly staff and beautiful, relaxing atmosphere.
  12. MB

    MarciaBlaine

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A really interesting menu and with a good variety. So much so, we ordered just about everything between us so we could taste lots of dishes. It was a terrific meal. All in all, there was a lack of seasoning across all the meat dishes and with no salt in the table, that was an issue.
  13. NG

    Number1Grandpa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    This is a really cool restaurant, they need to drop their prices a touch as the quality isn’t quite where it should be, but the staff were really friendly and welcoming. I’ll definitely return as I think the restaurant has great potential.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top service, top food
  15. LH

    LindaH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal last night, as always, my favourite restaurant by far. Enjoyed the heritage tomato starter with walnut pesto, followed by the pork belly with braised pork croquettes with sweet potato coriander and green chilli puree. Yum! See you tomorrow at the carnival for more scrumptious food.

    HengataResponded on 26 June 2022Hi Linda, We love our regular's! Thank you for the continued support. Ps Bring your dancing shoes for the Carnival.

  16. C

    Craig

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed our visit. The food was good, not especially big portions, but that's ok. Service was relaxed and friendly. We only had the brunch menu. It's early days for this restaurant in Harborne, tucked away in the old clock tower development, so not sure how many people know about it yet. It felt like it was positioning itself a bit below the Harborne Kitchen and Tropea, but above the more well known chains in Harborne. In which case, it might just have found itself a niche as an independent in the area. It would be good to try the dinner menu to get a rrqal feel for whjat they can produce.
  17. N

    Natalie

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food. Short staffed but decent quality food and some unusual brunch dishes.
  18. SB

    SebastianB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A very pleasant first visit, good food, the staff relaxed, didn’t hurry us.
  19. LH

    LauraH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner - in my view Hengata has really raised its game since opening. The food was sublime - European cooking with an Asian twist - and the service was sincere and attentive. Will definitely be returning soon.

    HengataResponded on 22 June 2022Hi Laura, We really appreciate the kind words, & 5-star review! It's always challenging launching an independent restaurant (especially in this climate) and you'd be right to say we've 'raised our game' since opening. We look forward to having you back. Thanks again, Team Hengata

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I tried this restaurant as it was highly recommended, and we were impressed! The welcome, service and all the way through was brilliant. We enjoyed a 3 course meal paired with a beautiful crisp french white wine and we now highly recommend.
  21. TL

    TaraL

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fairly new addition to Harborne what a lovely addition it is great dining experience lovely knowledgeable staff with an excellent drinks menu to suit all tastes would highly recommend and will definitely be back with a season changing menu every experience will be different

    HengataResponded on 13 June 2022Hi Tara, Thank you! Our next dinner menu will go live in July, we're also working on a complete overhaul for brunch...watch this space! Appreciate the 5 stars, catch you soon, and thanks again.

  22. G

    Grace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend we had a lovely brunch and will return!
  23. KY

    KathrynY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious, fresh food and the pear martini is the best cocktail in Harborne! Only improvement could be the labelling of menus with (v) or (vg) as it’s initially slightly off putting to see a menu online without an dietary options labelled. Had to check with the restaurant in advance because of this.
  24. F

    Fiona

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and attentive service, didn't feel rushed at all

    HengataResponded on 24 May 2022Hi Fiona, Thank you for the 5 stars and taking the time to review us, much appreciated!

  25. SG

    SammyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and cocktails. Service was brilliant and the atmosphere was just perfect. Hengata is a gem of place, its unique.... looking forward to our next visit

    HengataResponded on 24 May 2022Hi Sammy G, What a cracking review, thank you! We looking forward to serving up 'perfection' again for you on your next visit! ha ha. Much Love, Team Hengata

  26. M

    Megan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, relaxed atmosphere, would happily go again
  27. J

    Joandmums

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been a few times now. This is first time with the Spring menu. Beautiful food is a relaxed atmosphere

    HengataResponded on 24 May 2022We love our regular customers, thanks for returning and taking the time to review us! Until next time. Cheers

  28. RH

    RebeccaH

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice environment and music. Really good food with a Spanish twist. Portion sizes were good. Flavours and presentation were excellent. The trout starter looked and tasted beautiful. The ox cheek was delicious but the rice that came with it was a bit stodgy. The sticky date/toffee pudding had a nice flavour but again was a little stodgy. The house red and the beer selection was excellent. All in all a great addition to Harborne’s food scene!

    HengataResponded on 24 May 2022Hiya Rebecca. Thanks for visiting us, and for the great review, we always appreciate and take on board constructive feedback too, so this is duly noted! We hope to see you again. Team Hengata

  29. R

    Ruthie

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent venue for a relaxed meal. Lighting and ambience was just right. Food great, good quality, well cooked and presented. King scallops unfortunately were not ‘king’ and in fact were very small, only 3 to a portion! Not worth the price. Staff friendly. Disappointingly the white wine was warm. Apart from m8nor points the whole experience was memorable.

    HengataResponded on 24 May 2022Hi Ruthie. Appreciate the honest feedback, and glad the minor points didn't impact on your overall experience. Thanks for calling out the interior too...we work hard on ambience as well as our food and drink. We hope to see you again.

  30. LA

    LauraA

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely experience at Hengata last night. Wine list was small but good and very drinkable and food was lovely. We tried the King scallops which were delicious, along with the garlic chicken, pork belly, green beans, asparagus leeks and pancetta, and polenta fries. All were really lovely and went down well. Chocolate fondant for dessert was perfect. Staff were really friendly and helpful and we will definitely return

    HengataResponded on 24 May 2022Hi Laura, Wow, 5 stars across the board, thank you, thank you, thank you! We look forward to seeing you again, maybe for brunch next time...wink wink. Much love, team Hengata.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The room was cold, the beef cheek also was a bit cold. Lovely food, a tad expensive
  32. SW

    ScottW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to Hengata. It will certainly not be my last! From the space, to the atmosphere, to the service, to the food. They are creating something very special here. It's hard to believe they're not even 6 months into being open! I cannot wait to return and try the brunch menu. Until next time ✌🏻

    HengataResponded on 24 May 2022Hiya Scott, Kind words which are very gratefully received. We remember you well in fact, a fellow hip hop nerd! Until next time x

  33. LH

    LindaH

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three of us enjoyed brunch at Hengata yesterday. It was superb and after looking at the dinner menu now available we are eager to try this too. Loved it. Nowhere else like it in the area.

    HengataResponded on 24 May 2022Hi Linda, Thanks for taking the time to review us, '5-stars' are what keep us going! Hope to see you back soon for dinner. Much Love. Team Hengata x

  34. A

    Adele

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, really have nothing negative to say at all! Thanks for a lovely evening. Considering the quality of the food I’m surprised it was such good value. Highly Recommend.

    HengataResponded on 24 May 2022Hi Adele, This is music to our ears! Thanks for dining with us and for acknowledging the quality of food, we work with local suppliers and hand select only the best ingredients. We look forward to hosting you again. Peace x x

  35. n

    niamhm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really nice independent restaurant with a tasty and varied new menu and really nice aesthetic inside. A great addition to the high-street!

    HengataResponded on 24 May 2022Ah, thanks! We hope to be serving the lovely folks of Harborne for years to come.

  36. OA

    OAPL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. The kitchen abs staff were very accommodating. Lovely environment for a special meal!

    HengataResponded on 24 May 2022Appreciate the kind words!

  37. K

    Ksarah

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service and well presented food. An interesting new menu. A sharing starter plate option would have been a bonus. A little draughty sitting at the table nearest to the front door. The right hand toilet lock didn’t work - embarrassing! Where are all the female staff?
  38. CB

    ChrisB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a good brunch at Hengatta, we were the only table there, so the atmosphere was mute. The food is cooked to order, which is great, however be prepared for the wait. The food was cooked well and tasted delicious, however I think slightly overpriced (maybe due to the atmosphere).
  39. RH

    RebeccaH

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely setting and excellent quality food which was nicely arranged. I like the music and will definitely be back!
  40. KC

    KirstyC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beautiful, cocktails too. It brings something very different to Harborne High St.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Hengata is rated 4.5 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Hengata

The School Yard, 106 High St, Birmingham, England B17 9NJ

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Find us in the school yard.

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Dilanka Fernando

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0121 716 9647

  • Private party facilities

    Private Hire | Cook & Dine | Corporate EventsOur Grade 2 listed building has hosted 200 plus events for clients ranging from the largest organisations to local SMEs, & private parties.The open kitchen, vaulted ceilings & scandi inspired interiors provide a stunning backdrop, & we'd be delighted to work with you to design & host your next event

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