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Medicine Bakery - Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

Medicine Bakery - Birmingham

4.3
4.3
600 Reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Medicine was born out of a discovery of abandoned space, of new possibilities and an inquisitive quality for creating something vital and diverse. An artisan bakery and kitchen, café and gallery, which is rooted in its heritage in both Birmingham and Wolverhampton, Medicine represents a new format of social space. It finds its niche through a carefully curated menu of ethical products, whilst offering a daily fix of cultural inspiration in an environment which promotes a debate about art and culture. Please note bookings are for diners only and there is unfortunately no wheelchair access

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2 people

20:30


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Contemporary European

  • Phone number

    0121 643 1188

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 600 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Brunch

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Healthy

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Hot Spot

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Lunch

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Most Booked

  • Birmingham

    Brunch

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Hot Spot

  • Birmingham

    Lunch

  • Birmingham

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Birmingham

    Most Booked

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  1. ZF

    ZahraF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had to wait for a while to get the things we wanted (bill, take away box, water). We understood it was busy however we did have to ask about three times for each of those things. In the end after I got up and asked for it it did come. The food was very good and everyone was nice but that was my only issue x
  2. LB

    LaurenB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Lovely food but general service could be better. Food cake quick but had to ask for our drinks a couple of times and asked for bill several times and it was never brought over, decided to get up and go and ask at the front to pay as got fed up of waiting.
  3. A

    Ange

    Devon

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Lovely food. Coffees took a long time to arrive and were warm rather than hot.
  4. b

    bohotea

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We arrived a little early and was shown to our table. Whilst it was a little busy, we had to wait 30 minutes for our drinks order to be taken (and additional 10 minutes for our food order to be taken); when the food did arrive, it was minus some of the sides we ordered and had to be chased up twice. The food is amazing, so is the atmosphere, but I think a little due care from some of the staff to customers would be great
  5. TC

    TCBlahBlahBlah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food was great aside from the milk in tea which was curdled. Sent back and got the same. I was told it was in date and wasn't sour (it was, I tasted it) I complained to the manager that our server had effectively told me I was wrong and then the manager started arguing the toss with me, saying the milk tasted fine to him and the lumps were just cream (I am 54. I know what cream both looks and tastes like and that it will dissipate in hot tea when stirred whereas sour milk lumps won't. They didn't) I suggested that the manager needed to work on his and his staff's customer service. Very poor response to actually interrupt a dissatisfied customer mid-flow to tell them they are wrong. I teach customer service in a large well-respected retail store. I kind of know what I'm on about. Sad not to now have any desire to return to Medicine as I had previously rather liked it. But appalling customer service will do that. Good food, lovely setting but don't go unless you are happy with rude servers and management.
  6. S

    Susie

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wide variety of things to choose from on the menu. Great efficient service. Good location and beautiful decor!
  7. R

    Random

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, helpful staff. Nice space. Really good food.
  8. I

    Iammybellyskeeper

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was my first time dinning in the New Street branch and it will be my last. The service was dissapointing the food was ok, I much prefer the Mailbox. When we arrived a couple got up and left as they hadn't been served.
  9. T

    Teller

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    The table service was shocking with a very miserable waiter. The drinks didn’t arrive until 25 minutes AFTER we had finished eating (despite chasing them 3 or 4 times) and there was no apology for this.
  10. H

    Harry

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Good food. Good atmosphere. Poor service generally
  11. LD

    LauraD

    Norfolk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The business was closed down and we was not made aware untill we arrived.
  12. S

    Sarah

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    I regularly visit Medicine as the Food is delicious, but we usually have to wait a while for our order to be taken and for our coffee to arrive. . However the coffee was taken off our order
  13. L

    Lauren

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food came before our drinks (coffee/orange juice) order, despite ordering drinks 15mins before the food. Mentioned that the drinks hadn't arrived to our male waiter, he replied in a rude tone 'it was busy', shrugged and walked off. Really poor service. Shame as the food was great, just super slow and they have clearly employed some people that just aren't suited to a customer service role.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a spacious room.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are big fans of Medicine in Codsall and it was great to visit the New Street Restaurant and enjoy the same varied menu in a new setting. Love the art gallery vibe Service, as always, was excellent. And the food was spot on and catered for the varied requirements of our party. We love that you serve your menu all day with the great breakfast choices that you have.
  16. FS

    FionaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service. Hidden gem in central Birmingham
  17. D

    Disappointing

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Appalling service. Long, long waits yo order. The only visible server first thing couldnt take orders, only deliver food & drink, which was wring for the two tables nearby. Had to relay whole order to new server in order to pay, as it was missing from the i pad!
  18. SJ

    SophieJ

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Was super busy, they looked over booked. Doesnt give the same vibes as the codsall medicine. Its more canteen like and very loud. The prices do not match the vibe, its so expensive. And the food was average. Drinks also took a while to be served.
  19. PK

    PKfood

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We were sat at our table for over 20 mins before our order was taken even though there were members of staff available. After our meal we went to get a bakery item and had to wait for 5 mins for a member of staff and manager to finish their casual conversation even though they could see customers were waiting. Staff, especially management should know better and put the customer first but seemed like none of the staff cared about the customer experience or the atmosphere they are creating. Food wasn’t anything special.
  20. CH

    CazH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal food, highly recommend the salt beef eggs benny 👌 cute setting with lots of lovely plants. Only downside was the table was quite sticky, didn’t improve once cleaned either. Perhaps they need a deep clean! Didn’t put me off though and will definitely return :)
  21. IJ

    IsabelJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Lovely food and really nice atmosphere. When booking you are asked if it’s a special occasion…it was my birthday but I just got a murmured “bon anniversaire” under the waiters breath as he walked off. Wasn’t given a receipt when I paid either. Unfortunately on the day we visited I felt the staff let the experience down.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Medicine bakery is one of our favourites. Always enjoy the food, atmosphere etc. the only thing on a Saturday you do feel a little rushed by staff to get you out the door and ordering.
  23. GT

    GeorgiaT

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Polite and Fast Staff, nice value for money, lovely place to sit, a little bit too loud for me.
  24. FR

    FelicityR

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful venue, beautiful light airy, spacious and full of greenery and plants. Great food and lovely service
  25. JF

    JoFloAlTw10

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Have been looking forward to taking friends here based on previous experiences - today was properly disappointing. The coffee was foul , side orders missed off and generally disappointing in every front!
  26. CK

    CharlieKxy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed an early brunch. This place always delivers, an absolute fave because of the great food and lovely staff.
  27. ND

    NicolaD

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food. Friendly staff. Very welcoming to us and our puppy!
  28. SH

    SamanthaH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food wasn’t as good as we have had back in march
  29. YP

    YvonneP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Love Medicine. It's a fab place to catch up with friends for an outstanding brunch. It is a little bit pricier than most places, but so worth it! Food is beautifully presented and tastes amazing every time... Maybe adding a nice rosé to the drinks menu would be great. My only minor criticism...the loos. Desperately in need of a spruce up and a lick of paint.
  30. EA

    EmiliaA

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Took forever to get food, for it then to be cold and was very loud
  31. EJ

    EJWh

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely little brunch spot in the centre of town with lovely food and atmosphere.
  32. PK

    PeterK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Slightly confusing to start with as to where the tables are however lovely venue and the food was great.
  33. T

    Tyler

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    When we first got seated it was super busy and loud, not a major issue though as we expected this. The waitress bought the wrong food to our table and tried to blame somebody else rather than simply apologising. We waited a while to order and a while for our drinks which were wrong, we asked for extra syrup and oat milk in our lattes but were just brought plain iced lattes which were actually warm not iced. This could have been a huge issue for some ie if we were vegans. We thought the toasted bread was very hard to eat…too crispy and chewy to bite into or even eat when it was cut with a knife and fork. Then once we had finished we were talking about getting the bill infront of two staff members who never thought to offer us service. We waited a very long time to get somebody’s attention for the bill which was odd because by the time we had finished it had died down in there considerably. Disappointed by the service mainly rather than the food as the food was alright. Unsure if I would come back.
  34. F

    Fernanda

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We went for a brunch on Sunday because as per social media photos Medicine looked like a nice place to have a meal. Unfortunately wasn't a good experience, sticky tables, waitresses who don't know the menu well when asked for vegan options (which is not as varied as we thought) We have booked online where you have to pay £5 pp to have a table, and this amount is not deduced of your bill, which is a complete absurd! We have waited for almost an hour to receive two greasy sandwiches and one of them had to be returned cause a piece of rind was in it. Another 50 minutes waiting for the sandwich back. By the way, they have lots of tables suggesting a good number of clients, so be aware that there is just one dirty and stinky toilet. I am very frustrated.
  35. EL

    EmmaL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Really poor service. 20 minutes wait for someone to take our order, then another 20 minutes wait for drinks. Our food took over an hour from when we sat down and then was cold. They told us not to worry about our bill which was good of them, however we had gone out for my husband’s birthday so we would’ve rather paid and had good service and hot food! The actual venue is quirky and has a nice atmosphere, and the take away cakes were lovely.
  36. S

    Samicd

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Style over substance in every aspect... except for baked goods. - Service was poor, staff seemed to be very busy even though the place was half full. Implies they weren't organised properly. - Every table around us was exasperated with the time it took to order, receive and pay for their food. - Coffee was surprisingly low quality, flat whites were just lattes. Iced coffee arrived warm... - Food looked brilliant, but lacked flavour. Every item was either over cooked or under cooked. Poached eggs were solid all the way through might as well have ordered a boiled egg. Scrambled eggs were unseasoned, hard and bland. Fried egg again was over cooked. - Salt beef was tough which is incredible for a slow cooked meat. - The cutlery couldn't cut through the bread. Like I know sourdough has chewy crusts but that really was extreme. I can't emphasise enough how poor every aspect of the experience was.
  37. SJ

    SJ93

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We were sat down at our table very quickly but had to wait a very long time (more than 20 mins) for someone to come over to take our order (we had to call someone over). We were told that because there was 8 of us it might take a while but we didn't expect to be waiting for more than an hour. The drinks took more than 50 minutes to come to us and the food took over an hour. The drinks were standard. A few of us had ordered poached eggs but instead of poached they were hard boiled and the bread was so stale. One waitress in particular was miserable and made us feel really uncomfortable. Definitely would not recommend eating here - gutted that we spent a lot of money here. Save your money and eat elsewhere.
  38. KF

    KirstyF

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was incredible! Took some pastries home too. The service wasn't as good. Our food came before our drinks and it was hard to pin a waiter/waitress down. However I will be back and recommend to my friends!
  39. H

    Holl

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Overpriced for service we received. Very basic inside although does look 'trendy'. Table wasn't cleaned for us when we sat down. Food was nice but not worth the £25 we spent on two brunches and two coffees. There was a delay on drinks so received our drink after we'd eaten food and drink wasn't very hot. I do like the idea of going there but wouldn't visit again.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Birthday breakfast

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Medicine Bakery - Birmingham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0121 643 1188.

Medicine Bakery - Birmingham is rated 4.3 stars by 600 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Medicine Bakery - Birmingham

69A New Street Birmingham, West Midlands B2 4DU

Additional information

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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