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Karen's Diner - Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

Karen's Diner - Birmingham

4.4
4.4
2431 Reviews
£25 and under
American
Karen's Diner is an interactive diner located next to the Kitty Cat Cafe in the Bull Ring, and an absurdly fun experience. At Karen's Diner, you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters, who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home, because we literally don't care.

You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you've never had before. Let us know if it's your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don't ask to speak to the Manager....

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00–21:30 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Fri 17:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    020 3916 6078
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Birthday Package-Pre Book your cake (Deposit)

    £5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Celebrating a birthday/occasion at KARENS DINER? Why don't you pre order our birthday /occasion cake package which includes a birthday cake (YOU can choose what you want it to say or you can let us choose), a birthday/celebration shooter (alcoholic or non alcoholic shooter) and a personal song sung by the Karens themselves! Our birthday/occasion package is £24.95 & will be paid at the venue. 48 hours notice is needed before your booking! £5 deposit per person & the £24.95 will be added to your bill. Please get in touch to personalise your cake.

What 2,431 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Good for groups

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Lively

  • Birmingham

    Good for groups

  • Birmingham

    Lively

2,431 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall was ok. Food was nice but overly priced and was also overcharged. We had already left when we checked the receipt (because we thought it was a lot for what we had) and there was a small overcharge but we couldn’t be bothered to go back to dispute. Nice food and staff were nice tbh, more funny than rude. Our food wasn’t late but we went not far off closing time so we didn’t expect it to be. Overall was ok but wouldn’t go again because of the price.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were so rude, it was hilarious, food is delicious Good laugh had by everyone dining and drinking

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hilarious! We gave as good as we got and had a fab few hours. T The food is average, and a bit pricey but as you’re not paying for the entertainment it seemed worth it! Toilets need a makeover. The banter was on point. There is swearing so be mindful of taking young children.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time at Karen's Diner. The staff were brilliant and exactly how we expected. Was a very funny and entertaining meal with full on banter.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Denzy was an incredible Karen. He was almost born for the role. High recommend :)

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  6. Disgruntled

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an experience! The service was as described, rude, but that's the whole point of the experience. Asked for some tap water and they brought us a shot glass full, hysterical. Made us play games which was fun. Denzy was really funny. The food was delicious

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  7. CrumpetBasher69

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Our host Denzy was very attentive 😁extremely rude and had a huge vocabulary! Our food was really nice. The ambience was nervy cuz you had no idea who was going to be abused next. 😜

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic amazing service everyone loved it and food was beautiful

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  9. KarenS

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only thing we would say I never got my free drink as I’m a Karen, I kept saying I was a Karen but I never got my free drink, I had Id but I never got a drink

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  10. AngelaT

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s nice food but to be honest I don’t think the servers were quick enough with their reactions. They weren’t cheeky enough. A guy was very funny but the girls just didn’t have the banter and weren’t sure what to do if you answered back. But good to go for the experience. I took a friend called Karen with me so that was funny!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was appalling just as I wanted :-) Loved the abuse and fun. The burger was really good and enjoyed every moment. Drinks could be cheaper as the cost per person was quite high. Would definitely return again.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing experience. Waiting staff very rude as expected. Food great and atmosphere the best!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a fun place to go. Booked the Birthday package for my 15 year old granddaughter, she loved it. Food was yummy

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a really good time. Expected the staff to be a bit more abusive, but they were still very good!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was hilarious! And the banter was great! Absolutely nothing they said offended me it was all in good spirited fun!! It was my friends birthday and they sang to him gave him a cake and squirted a shot in his mouth! I really enjoyed my time here! The chips that were served were nice however the only down side was that the burger was just bog standard ordinary expected a bit more from the food.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brillant experience from the moment we walked in she was also great with the kids they loved it especially the waitress with the red hair she made our experience

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a meal here yesterday as a birthday treat for my mum and my boys. I have wanted to come here for ages, and it did not disappoint! We had an absolutely fantastic time. Do your research before you come, the whole point of this place is to receive terrible service and have the p**s ripped out of you, which we received in abundance, and it was hilarious. You can bring children but it’s at your discretion, the staff don’t hold back! 😂 or obviously if you don’t think you could handle the brutal banter, it was right up our street with our sense of humour. There are videos on YouTube so you can get an idea of what to expect. Our food came hot and delicious, we all really enjoyed our meals, and there was plenty of it, we were stuffed! and the milkshakes are gorgeous! Yes it’s expensive, but you’re paying for the experience too, these guys work hard! they’re not just waiters, they’re entertainers, they come and actually spend time with you at your table, play games getting people involved, as well as serving you. I think a lot of people think it would be easy to be a waiter that gets to be rude to people, but you would have to be very quick witted and funny, as well as entertaining and leading the games, which must be fun but exhausting too. So in my opinion, worth every penny Denzy was our Karen and he was absolutely fantastic! As was Jerome who took our order, they were so quick with the insults, banter and stayed in character without fault the whole time. Denzy was really sweet and gave my mum a lovely hug as we were leaving. Ps Denzy, Daddy (poppa Smurf) misses you 😂 xx

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the beat experience more than we expected , absolutely crackers we loved it and one who has a wicked sense of humor and needs a god dam laugh get yourself some banter at karens diner brilliant 👏

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  19. HayleyB

    Amsterdam

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was an absolutely brilliant experience and definitely one we would do again. I think the prices were very high, although the food was good, but still on the high side nonetheless. The banter was brilliant from the staff and they were also accommodating. Only issue I had was not being given cutlery/napkins for our food and then as there was entertainment happening while we ate there was no one to ask. Otherwise, fantastic.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was so much better than I thought it was going to be . We are still laughing now 😂lovely staff ( well you know what I mean ) Quick service . Got some great pics . Have and will be telling all my friends and we are so coming back ❤️❤️

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well, ignored when we entered- menus thrown own table, bar lady delivering drinks was so ignorant and the Karen’s service was chatty but the names they called us and what they wrote on our hats very rude! Amazing fun eve cannot wait till next time! I would say good job! But F*** off xxxxxxx

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing at what they do!! Denzy really made our visit one to remember Keep been great Birmingham team really are the best

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here for my partners 21st birthday and we were both in fits of laughter. Their saying is great food and terrible service but we couldn’t fault the service and the burgers were amazing .

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed it and thanks to my bestie who was one of the Karen’s brilliant laugh .

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  25. DaveW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, would 100% recommend. The staff were brilliant and really made the experience. The food was spot on as well. Overall great experience, would definitely return.

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  26. Mathew

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just how we wanted it and anticipated it! The service was outrageously funny with consistent entertainment throughout. A great meal for my friends 21st birthday. Food itself was great and it was an awesome time! Huge thanks to our Karen, Chelsea!

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  27. AoifeS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at Karen’s in Birmingham. Our waitress Karen was exactly what her name suggests a real Karen - she went above and beyond to make our experience as enjoyable as possible. I brought my 8 year old son and he really enjoyed it would definitely go back again - thanks Karen for your amazing job as Karen

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  28. Selc

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely visit Karen’s if you’re up for some fun but don’t expect a culinary feast! We didn’t care that the food wasn’t up to much.. we visited for the experience. Don’t visit Karen if you’re easily offended, humiliation is top of their agenda, which was our only negative. Banter is good and we all enjoyed our time. It’s safety in numbers in our opinion, couples will get slaughtered! As do vegans !

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  29. Pongo

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely brilliant atmosphere and food! It was everything I expected and it didn’t disappoint

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  30. LindyR

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my son for his 17th birthday on Saturday 13th April. I must say I’ve not laughed so much in ages. My cheeks were hurting. The team were great. The atmosphere was amazing and the food was so nice. We will be going again in July for my other son’s 11th birthday, he loved it. Thanks to the team. Lindy x

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  31. PaulB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A good experience where the staff work really hard. The food is typical diner food and wasn’t bad but went more for the experience which was really good.

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  32. ElizabethS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience definitely recommend, working in the NHS I’m use to being ‘abused’ so we both found highly amusing. You definitely need to have thick skin and it’s not for the light hearted. Amazing

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  33. AaronM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb place, great experience and great service 👍

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience. Staff were everything and more. Food was really good. Atmosphere was on point. Loved it. Definitely something everyone should experience

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for a birthday and all had a brilliant time. The two waiters were very witty and made it a great experience 👌

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  36. Appleberry

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Family and i have visited here twice now, both times we were served by Jerome. Their service was brilliant and exactly what we expected and they were amazing with ensuring the children within our group were comfortable within the environment; the food was amazing too.

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  37. KellyB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were amazing , funny and entertaining. My kids and family loved. Big shout out to the staff. Defo will return

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  38. Croasy4378

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting Birmingham from Bristol on a mum and daughter shopping trip. Wanted to go to Karen's Diner for the experience and it was great.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It vas very funny expencie never been called so many’s in hour I differently be going back .

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  40. Rolls

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We’ve been a couple of times before. This time was different. Food was okay (last time was excellent albeit burgers they were great). Milkshakes nice. Overall It seemed less wit and more swearing which was just a bit odd. Being told to shut the fu*k up in a nasty (not comedic) way repeatedly became tiring for all the group. Whereas last time it was funny and all of the staff seemed to be dry and witty and in the spirit of acting. This time was more like (one particular) person who just thought that’s enough. It’s not. Disappointed and unsure if we’d return with other friends and family again to experience Karen’s based on this.

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Karen's Diner - Birmingham is rated 4.4 stars by 2431 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 18 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Karen's Diner - Birmingham

Lower Temple St, Grand Central, Birmingham, West Midlands B2 4JD

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located next to the Kitty cat café in Grand Central
  • Area
    Birmingham
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00–21:30 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Fri 17:00–21:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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