Noel's Bar and Restaurant
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.
I think it's fair to say in all jobs we can make mistakes, and I'm very acoomidating in all areas. But having booked a table on monday evening, iour experience ended in upset and frustration in respects to Noel's Bar. We can forgive the waitresses who smashed the persecco glass over the young gentleman, but no offer of dry cleaning for a very expensive suite after a graduation was quite poor. However, the starters were satisfactory and were on time which helped build up on a harmless accident. Yet having spoken to the waitress about ordering mash potato was just brushed under the table instead we were given boiled patato- after she would speak to the chef. Perhaps miss communication?. The mains were not brought out all together- intact there was at least a 15 min delay on the chickpea burger (which was disgusting). There was an apology from the waitresses but nothing from the chef.... though it was taken off the order it still didnt make up for sitting at the table waiting on a empty stomach with others who waited as ther food went cold waiting. The restaurant did try to bring a birthday and graduation cake out (however it was also disappointing.
Overall we are realy sad. It was meant to be a big occasion and was spoiled by the chef and service. The chef we saw laughing on the way out with no apology. Overall we paid over £160 for what?..... we ended up getting a take away on the way back which was more worthwhile. As a beautiful restaurant its clear that it's not busy due perhaps to similar experiences. We are not people do moan and honestly believe the waitress did her personal best to rectify the mistakes . However it wasnt good enough.
An after graduation celebratory meal. Great service, lovely food would definitely recommend and will definitely return....
been to Noel's restaurant twice now and once again the food, service and experience was outstanding. we were seated very quickly and our waitress was there to help with information such as soup of the day and specials. will be bringing my daughter and her husband here very soon.
Absolutely incredible lunch. So fresh, colourful and tasty. Will definitely return
Stunning interior, met with excellent friendly service and delicious food and drinks!
Already looking for an excuse to return.
The service was fantastic ! The music and aesthetics were beautiful. I can not fault this place 🙂
Ordered steak with chopped potatoes. Chips were frozen packet chips, Steak ok, mushroom greasy, tomatoes good. Starters good. Cook better Steak and Chips at Home
The decor and the views were beautiful, the staff were really friendly and attentive. The food was great value for money and delicious (the chocolate fondant was possibly the best desert I've ever had) We will definitely be going again soon.
Another fantastic evening at Noel's. Great food and looked after fabulously. Would definitely recommend.
Lovely food, the service was brilliant our waitress was called Charlie and she was brilliant could not do enough for us. I just don’t like when places put on a service charge we would have tipped regardless it just should be optional
Excellent food and outstanding service! Fish platter and pasta dishes were to die for! Definitely be back
Booking again for September 2019 and hope to get the same
Thank you great late lunch ,staff were great ,enjoyed the setting easier to get to the bridge does not appear on some maps
We attended for lunch on a sunny Friday afternoon. The setting alongside the canal is perfect and tranquil and then the walked in to loud house music. Service was mediocre and food substandard for the price paid. Very disappointing as location and decor is good
Fabulous evening .. cocktail menu very impressive as was the bar person who made them. Food menu especially varied but the vegan menu was a delight to see.. All dishes were very tasty n served with such cheerful people.. will recommend n be back very soon.
First time at the restaurant food was delicious and service was excellent. Definitely will be returning.
Very nice restaurant & some of the best food in Birmingham! I hope the location doesn’t stop it from being missed
The staff were great, very attentive always on hand to top up our drinks which was a nice touch. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and a really nice setting with the canal views. We didn't have a full meal just a platter but that was really tasty. Will definitely be back have even enquired about booking the private room for an event!
The food was tremendous and really good value for money, however the server that we had made you feel like everything was an effort, her interaction was unnatural with us and came Across as very false, as soon as she stopped talking her face would just drop and looked very moody.
I went to Noel’s for dinner and it was a very pleasant experience.
The ambience was very unique and presented a great level sophistication. I would return to try more dishes.
The service was great (quick, hands on, but not overbearing), we had an informative waitress to recommend us from the wine list. Service was also well timed and considered the order of the food well.
Would certainly return again.
Lovely roast dinner, very well presented. Great location for a roast by the canal. The added unlimited Prosecco was a bonus also! Service was second to none, thank you to everyone at Noels. Recommend to families on a Sunday!
Divine Divine Divine!!! I’m so glad we came across this gem right on the canal, you honestly feel like your by the sea. The canal flows so wonderfully and the food matches the scenery, absolutely divine dishes, the linguini al Marinara bursts full of flavour in your mouth! My husband had the Pine Apple chicken which he recommended to his friends! Why go to abroad when you have Noel’s!
Second time round, this time with the girls! Perfect
What an opulent restaurant. From the food to the decor to the wine list I can not fault anything. FRESH FRESH AUTHENTIC FOOD! Must try the monk fish and my husband had the fillet on the bone - so tender and full of flavour ( they have set the standard so high) Service could not have been better. What a humble friendly team :-) See you again
Four of us visited on Saturday evening and what a gem of a place this is. Amazing food, fabulous service and wonderful lively atmosphere. Would highly recommend and will definitely be visiting again soon!
Great food - very poor service. Very, very slow I.e. 45 mins minimum between courses.
Great food and service at this canal side restaurant. Slightly noisy in the bar area but once seated it was all good. The Mediterranean theme played out in the food with great fresh flavours. Good wine choice and staff were great. First time at this restaurant but won’t be the last
Can't fault this place on any level. Absolutely superb service and food. Music at just the right volume and stunning decor.
Had an amazing visit, enjoyed the bread and pizza very much! The cocktails where beautiful, very tasty. Very good value for money, service was friendly and attentive. Will be coming back very soon!
Great experience dining for the first time here. Beautiful views and for my Girlfriends bday they even brought out a little bday cake at no extra cost. Brilliant selection of cocktails for a restaurant too. lots Id never tried. My only gripe was that there was a few staff who walk around and come to your table but when you ask for a drink etc they just tell you it wasnt there job ? Not a big thing but just seemed pointless them interrupting our lunch if they couldnt do anything anyhow?
When we arrived we were not acknowledged even with staff walking past us as we waited at the door. We sat in a very bad location and the people who sat after us was served bread immediately. We were charged an extra £8.50 for a drink we didn't have, but i couldn't be bothered to call the restaurant back to claim it. The staff were pleasant, but they need some training. Food was nice but wasn't brilliant.
I really don't like writing bad reviews and i hope they will take it as constructive criticism because this place could be great.
Great food from this new place from a chef who is well known to the area. Will be good to be able to eat good food al fresco. Will be back.
Really enjoyed our meal at Noel’s. Fantastic food and the staff were so friendly and knowledgable. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.
Living locally we have been waiting for this new restaurant to open. The lay out and decor compliments the canal side setting . I’m sure this will be enhanced when we get some decent weather and we can take advantage of the outdoor seating. Staff are professional and eager to make you comfortable and attentive throughout. The menu is varied with a British / Mediterranean twist and offers a wide selection of prices so you can push the boat out or not . Will definitely return.
Very impressed with the range of the menu, there is something to suit every taste on both food and drink.
The service was excellent and the size of the portions was generous but for the quality I felt it was well priced.
There has obviously been a lot of money spent on this new venue - it looks very stylish and occupies a great location just behind the Mailbox next to the canal.
Well worth a visit - I would recommend it.
Being their first night, I will give them the benefit of the doubt on the service. However, the staff do need more training on certain aspects. This includes when to ask if customers would like more drinks, leaving menus on the table after ordering and appearing over attentive when asking if we would like the bill. When eating dessert, we were provided with teaspoons. This appeared to be after the manager (?) advised the waiter that the previous customer’s dessert spoons were too big. Therefore, eating our eaton mess (as spelt on the menu, rather than eton mess) took rather longer than we expected.
I would like to say the food tasted nice. Complimentary bread and olives were much appreciated. Although tasting pleasant, the eton mess appears overpriced for the time and effort spent in serving this course. A 280 gram sirloin steak was also somewhat misleading. This was due to the steak being served on the bone, meaning some of the specified weight was due to the meat being on the bone; particularly uncommon for a sirloin.