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Medicine Bakery - New Street, Birmingham, West Midlands

Medicine Bakery - New Street

4.2
4.2
1112 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

22:00


Booked 38 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, Contemporary European
  • Phone number
    0121 643 1188
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 1,112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Great for brunch

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Good for groups

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Most Booked

  • Birmingham

    Great for brunch

  • Birmingham

    Child-friendly

  • Birmingham

    Good for groups

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Birmingham

    Most Booked

1,112 Reviews
  1. Mary

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Far too many different waiters/waitresses serving our table and getting confused on what was ordered it was a shambles and also adding drinks to the order which we didn't order, very confusing experience.

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  2. Becki

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated pretty quickly (with a booking) and our orders were taken within 15 minutes which was ok considering how busy it was. But our food took 40 minutes to come which I appreciate how busy it was but it is a long time to wait. Also found the area very loud which I think was probably more noticeable as we were quite hungry and waiting for our food. The food was lovely and the staff are really friendly so I would come again just probably not on a Saturday afternoon.
    Medicine Bakery - New StreetResponded 2 days ago
    Hi Becki, thanks for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear about the delays during your visit and will be sure to communicate this back to our team to help us improve for the future. We hope to see you again soon!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    From arriving to leaving, the atmosphere is full of buzz at Medicine! The breakfast was delicious and the Chai latte was great. At times the service felt a little slow and as though some of the team weren’t hugely attentive, however, we put this down the busyness of a Saturday!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A real hidden gem, if it hadn’t have been recommended by a friend I wouldn’t have known it was there. The food was great, good value and a really enjoyable experience

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  5. IrishMick

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely lunch 🥗 service great food great will come again the only thing was we were wedged in between two tables of four and we felt we were part of both tables conversations there was space I regret not asking to be seated with a tiny bit more space but I will next time and hope that’s ok.
    Medicine Bakery - New StreetResponded 2 days ago
    HI there, we're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit! For next time, please feel free to ask for a different table if you are not entirely satisfied, and we will be more than happy to move you, if we have other tables available. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Medicine.

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  6. Sasha

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been here a few times. Only once was the service exceptional but every other time its a bit chaotic. Yesterday we had a table booked for 12:15, arrived about 12:10 was told to wait to be seated. By 12:30 noone has seated us or spoken a word. I then went and said we do have a reservation and then someone else came and said they thought we were walk ins. Didnt apologise but then we were seated straight away. I had to call for attention after about 15 mins again to order our food. The place wasnt particularly busy so its disappointing it was so slack. Food was exceptional as always
    Medicine Bakery - New StreetResponded 2 days ago
    Hi there. Thanks for your feedback - we are so sorry to hear that the service was a little slow during your recent visit. We'll be sure to communicate this back to our team to help us improve for next time. Thanks again, Medicine.

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  7. DawnB

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always couldn’t fault the food. The French toast was delicious. Drinks are over priced, why do I have to pay extra for dairy free milk??? Toilet(there is only 1) really needs an upgrade.

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  8. Lucy

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Bit disappointed, I’ve been a few years ago and it was lovely but it felt very busy and the quality has slipped. Our coffees were cold, part of our order was missing and it was cold too. The cookie was stale.

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  9. KatyG

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor service, dirty table, too loud and food was not great.

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  10. Char

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wouldn’t visit Medicine again as the food wasn’t nice and it took over 45 minutes to arrive.
    Medicine Bakery - New StreetResponded 2 days ago
    Hi Char, we are so sorry that you did not enjoy your last visit! We always welcome any feedback, as it enables us to improve for the future. Kind regards, Medicine

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  11. VickyB

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I couldn't decide what to have it all looked so lovely. I defy anyone to have a bad meal here. I can't wait to go back!!!

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  12. AtikahM

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food but service was extremely slow! I understand it was busy but it would have been nice to get out food because we finished out coffees

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  13. Kate

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, delicious food, speedy service. Only downside was there being only one toilet up some steep stairs which was tricky when there was quite a long queue. Would still recommend :)

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  14. Ruskman

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for coffee, catchup and you’ve just got to try the French toast!

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  15. ChristinaT

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service and great food. Staff very busy so a bit of a wait on cakes but worth it!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came to the Medicine Bakery with my two 4yr old granddaughters. We were made so welcome and the staff were so friendly and kind to my granddaughters. There was lots of space on the table for my granddaughters to do some colouring while we waited for a lunch. Food was perfect. A lovely all round experience. Thank you

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I called to change my booking time from 13:30 to 15:30 and when i did this the person on the phone changed my time to 15:00 unknown to myself then was funny with me when i arrived at 15:20. We were ignored for on arrival and had to wait around and ask for assistance to be seated. When sat down we were left to order our food before being told they did not have the ingredients for half of the food items on the menu and when we stated we would leave as there was no options left we were given a frosty response. Will not be returning.
    Medicine Bakery - New StreetResponded 2 days ago
    Hi there, thanks for your valued feedback. We are really sorry to hear about your last visit, and have communicated the comments back to our team to help us improve for future. Kind regards, Medicine.

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  18. AndrewP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. We were not rushed to order or to leave. It was difficult sometimes to get attention, e.g. to pay when we wanted to leave.
    Medicine Bakery - New StreetResponded 2 days ago
    Hi Andrew, we're really pleased that you enjoyed the food! Sorry to hear that you felt rushed and experienced some delays when waiting to pay - we have communicated this with our team in order to help us improve for next time. Kind regards, Medicine

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  19. ElaineP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food ok when it came. Very busy and noisy. Had to ask 3 times for some water. Glass of white wine was a drizzle in the bottom of the glass. Never had such a small glass of wine anywhere. Probably won't rush back.

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  20. emmah

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food could have done with being hotter, tasted nice though.

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  21. FeAl

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue. The vegan Reuben toasted sandwich was absolutely delicious.

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  22. Fran

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Noise level is high but the surface is big, bright, filled with green and art and the service and food is outstanding. Best hash browns I've ever eaten.

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  23. MarieR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal...very good choices for vegetarians! A really pretty environment and great service!

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  24. TastyVeggie

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious, I had the Vegan brekkie with halloumi and poached egg and my partner had scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. The service was prompt but the restaurant was freezing cold and I had to keep my coat on the whole time.

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  25. LornaM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is actually unbeaten. I don’t know anywhere else that serves such delicious food.

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  26. RyanB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately found a hair embedded in the hash brown we ordered and found the establishment to be dirty

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  27. TracyC

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent good as always Good value for money Staff always very friendly

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  28. WorldFoodie1234

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great as always however it was very noisy and I had a reservation for 12:30 and wasn’t seated when I arrived had to wait around 10 minutes.

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  29. ChristinaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value great food & great vibe, Saturdays are busy so book ahead but its worth the wait if you don’t !

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  30. ClareP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Large stone and unheated plates - food was great, but was stone cold within minutes
    Medicine Bakery - New StreetResponded 2 days ago
    Hi Clare, thanks for your feedback. We'll relay this to our team at New Street to help us improve for next time. Kind regards, Medicine.

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  31. MattH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a lovely, convenient place to dine and the food is amazing. I always end up piclking up a cake too.

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  32. Nancy

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was very slow, the food came before drinks, it shouldn't take 25 minutes to make 5 coffees and an orange juice when the food came within 15 minutes of ordering

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  33. SarahC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for a lovely brunch visit. Food was amazing, great coffee and the staff were super helpful. I had the eggs royale on sourdough instead of brioche, tasted amazing. Others have salt beef Reuben, harissa eggs, fries and aioli - everyone enjoyed it and the aioli was a definite hit! My only feedback is that as someone with diabetes it would be really lovely if they could have a seeded sourdough option in future but that's just a wishlist comment as the food was great. Thank you!

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  34. WayneR

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were great. It just took a while to get serviced as not enough staff. They were working as hard and as fast as they could.

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  35. ChantelT

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Had to wait quite a long time to order and then for drinks to come, ordered water and needed reminding. Food was great though!

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  36. December

    Tokyo

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is ok. the breads you can buy at the front are much better but we found the restaurant a bit overpriced. The inside is noisy and the air was a bit stuffy

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  37. Pazk

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Medicine Bakery, so the place us average, food is average,could do a big improvement on the taste side o things. The staff were not very friendly or helpful. I booked a table under my name, the lady who was at the front desk took 3 goes to find my booking but was very miserable and not welcoming at all. Everytime she came over to ask my booking details she walked off and started seating other people after me which i found very rude. It was almost like she didn't want to wait or even try and get my name! She was not polite or friendly. Very miserable and rude. Our server was OK. We had to call him to clean our table as it was very sticky. Came later to ask how was the food once we were 3/4 of a way into it. The brunch itself was average, nothing spectacular. I will not be returning in A hurry. P.S. they definitely need to sort out the entrance area and hygiene of the entire place. The toilet was shocking. Very filthy.

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  38. Briony

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best breakfast I've had in years. Food was amazing and we left with lots of treats from the bakery too! Well worth a visit. It's a shame we live so far away otherwise we'd be there all the time!

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  39. ClaireP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very busy and took a while for our food to arrive. Lovely food, especially the chips!

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  40. JMSCroyde

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for brunch. Good choice of food and drinks. Reasonably priced. Highly recommend making a reservation.

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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 - New Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0121 643 1188.

Medicine Bakery - New Street is rated 4.2 stars by 1112 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

22:00


Booked 38 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Medicine Bakery - New Street

69A New Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B2 4DU

Additional information

  • Area
    Birmingham
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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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