Noel's Bar and Restaurant

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187 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Situated in the heart of Birmingham Noel’s is a modern restaurant and bar boasting high-end dining and an inspired cocktail menu to be enjoyed in an opulent and relaxed setting.

Our chefs offer creative cuisine using fresh ingredients inspired by the Mediterranean. Noel’s ambition is to be the best charcoal fired grill in Birmingham, offering a range of specially sourced fine cuts from master butcher Aubrey Allen. Our pasta and ravioli is made fresh every morning by our artisan pasta makers and dressed with beautifully paired sauces.
What 187 People Are Saying
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Abbey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a roudy atmosphere but still obtained a younger trendy vibe and such a nice night. Food was top quality alongside the service, were taken proper care of by all the lovely staff

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AlishaG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, great food and vibe. Never fails

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vipFrankW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Unable to seat us at 8:30 as per our reservation because the restaurant was “busy”. Food and wine was good maybe even very good but the service was incredibly slow. Staff very friendly and attentive but the overall experience really disappointing and limited by an overwhelmed kitchen.

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LawrenceC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, with great staff and delicious food. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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Martusa79
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We discovered Noel's, and we fell in love with the food!!!
Hats off for the chef! Delicious homemade ñoquis and great fish platter!!!
Excellent service, atmosphere and cleanliness!

For sure we will be back soon!!

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Claire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter was exceptionally welcoming and the service we receive from him was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Lovely staff but food tasted very bland .

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MatthewL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food, the best roast I’ve had in Birmingham!

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ZoeFarrelly28
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The table we had was at the back of the restaurant. It was under a cold draft and quite out of the way so the ambience and service wasn’t as good as we had hoped for.
The drinks menu was lovely and the cocktails were very nice.

We were left disappointed by the food. Although the menu seemed fairly good, we had scallops and prawns to start and then we ordered steak and muscles for main, it was a let down. The food wasn't very exciting or tasty. The scallops were nicely cooked and personally I did enjoy those but my partners King prawns were bland and his steak was below standard. He asked for a rare steak and received medium well done. For the cost of the meal, I would have expected a much higher standard.

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RodS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Overall good and would go back

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Nimmy
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant that offered a lovely view, great food and atmosphere.

Service was professional, quick and efficient.

Would definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Despite a beautiful interior and amazing service the food was very over priced for what it was and wasn’t that tasty or as amazing as it should have been for the price. However I could not fault the staff.

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PeterZ
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A first visit for us but doubt it to be the last. A fantastic evening with superb service and amazing food.

Definitely recommend.

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PaulH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with great service by the staff. Well worth a visit.

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Georgia
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was lovely and totally accommodating. The steaks!!!! Just have one, melt in your mouth.

Location and decor is spot on too, definitely planning on going again soon

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EmmaN
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous night, good food, great service and lovely setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third / fourth visit and service and food were of an excellent standard. Staff are courteous and interested in their customers

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Pason
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very courteous and professional staff. Food was served with a minimum of fuss and without delay. Food was good and very well presented, dessert excellent. Very relaxed and informal surrounding. Will revisit again.

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RussellB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and atmosphere, the staff are always exceptional and the food is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, hospitality/service was brilliant as well as the food would definitely come back

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Lulu
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience overall. Was very impressed with the steak, prefer it over other steak places.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Was first time visiting was lovely clean and was quiet considering they were fully booked we got to the table at 5.50 ordered are starters and mains altogether got our starters very quickly then didn’t receive our mains till 7.20 my little girl didn’t eat it in the end because it had taken far to long to arrive so bit disappointing really

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful decor
Food is way over priced for what it is and not as good as it was when it first opened unfortunately.

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CherylP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were a table of 6 and 4 we got our starters no problem but an hour later no mains they had forgot about us completely as we were in a side room. They gave us a free drink each we had asked to speak to the manager but he only came when we asked a second time when the bill came not very apologetic said it was our fault as we were 2 parties but they knew this as my daughter spoke to them on the fone gave us another 20% discount on top of the government one nice enough place bit pricey their website says no trainers but nearly every one in the place was wearimg them dont think any of us would go again to eat

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JasmineM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The cocktails tasted like they had no alcohol content. I had a Long Island iced tea which is practically one of the strongest cocktails you can order and it taste like a eat coke with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. I also had the. Mussels main which states white wine which would lead you to believe its going to be a regular white wine sauce but it came in a tomato based sauce (I would reword the description) and also the seafood linguine with white wine which was also a tomato based sauce. The food was good although the cocktails were very poor and the service was shocking. I have been twice in the past 2 weeks to give it a second shot and the service was shocking both times. Very inattentive waiters/waitress’ leave you spending 20 minutes trying to get eye contact for another drink or the bill.

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GaudiC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food and good size portions, lovely staff, beautiful atmosphere.

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ValK
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We have had a good time at Noel's bar, though the food was pretty average. I would call it a "home cooking" rather a restaurant meal. Fish arrived lukewarm, the dessert was just okay, nothing special. The service was very good, the staff is friendly and polite.

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AnonyG
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, great service. Think the servers should wear face coverings for their own well-being and those of customers.

Noel's Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

Good evening, We are happy that you thoroughly enjoyed the meal and service, as per today all our staff members are wearing face covering masks even if by government guidelines it is optional and left at the workers discretion. We hope we will see you soon. Regards Noel's Bar and Restaurant

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RichardJ
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious- mostly Italian menu. Tasty starters, mains and desserts. Seafood risotto and calamari were highlights.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for our anniversary it was our first day out after moving back to the city and I didn’t know where to book but so glade I found this place. The food was amazing and the cocktails 😍😍😍 and all the staff are so lovely and the restaurant it’s self is beautiful. Thank you for making our anniversary 💓

Noel's Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2020

We are extremely happy that you have enjoyed your evening with us and we do hope to see you on every anniversary and special occasion. Regards Noel's Bar and Restaurant

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EllieP
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service. Our waiter was so friendly and helpful!
Really lovely atmosphere!

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Sarahm
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely Birthday Meal, great service and Food. Staff were attentive.

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Brumdiner
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

It's a lovely, comfy, place to eat and well located (especially for me as its 2 mins walk from my home) but I found the service lacking warmth.
The food was OK, average, not special but fine so overpriced.
The bill coming with a hefty 17% service charge with no mention of it being optional was terrible. We had it removed.
On top of all of this, there were no precautions to keep the staff (or us) safe. They had 2 doors but we were asked to leave by the same door as the people coming so they had to pass us.
For that reason, sadly we won't be back. There are plenty of restaurants on the city that make us feel more safe & welcome.

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BenS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, very courteous and polite team, especially from Alex. Food was divine and setting very nice overlooking the canal.

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Donny
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me & my partner couldn’t fault a thing. Except she was missing avocado from her prawn n avocado salad. Other than that the food was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Really lovely evening! shame there were a few things on the menu that had sold out but I guess that means they’re really popular and good! Only disappointment was the truffle and cheese chips didn’t smell or taste at all as if they had truffle which was a shame! However I’m sure I’ll return, thank you Noel’s

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Danni
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good overall, starters much better than mains in terms of “fine dining”

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Mohamedc
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Nicely set up restaurant but the service was really poor. I understand that we are going through COVID-19 but on that day we went the restaurant had more waiters then customers. It took them a whilst to come to our table I had to stand up and go get someone to come to our table. The food was really good but still a bit over priced. I would of given it more stars but the service was terrible.

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Scaffers82
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Everything we asked for had run out it seemed, and we had a table before 7pm. Setting is lovely and our waiter was friendly and efficient but the food was bland. I got the homemade ragu which had bits of meat gristle in it. It was pretty tasteless. We went on the eat out to help out night so we only paid half price but at £21 I wouldn’t have been happy with the quality for the price

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Foodlover
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Super fish mains!! Could be more generous on starters

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Noel's Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

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