Noel's Bar and Restaurant

4.3
516 reviews
£26 to £40
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.

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Experiences

  • Noel's January Bottomless Lunch Menu

    £18.95 per person

    Jan 5 - Jan 31, 2022

    Start your New Year in style and carry on the celebrations by joining us at Noel's Bar & Restaurant. Our specially selected January Bottomless Lunch Menu will provide you with delicious food and gorgeous drinks that you can expect from Noel's all throughout 2022. And this is just the beginning ... *£21pp supplement for the Bottomless Cocktails

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 516 People Are Saying
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LACF62
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Decor is lovely. DJs playing at the bar end - music was loud and a little unnecessary at 8pm when most people were eating. Staff were friendly but we were kept waiting for over an hour for our table. Food was good.

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AdrianY
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food and great service, lovely atmosphere and decor

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DawnB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value . Food was delicious with a good choice

DH
DuhaH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The drinks they gave were really nice and well worth the money. The food portions were amazing.

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ElleB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was good but the toilets were very dirty. I did let a member of staff know so they could clean it up at the time. I think they should be checked more regularly for such a lovely restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed

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Ajay
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a GREAT place for a pleasant meal.

However, the evening felt slightly rushed with waiters hovering around the tables every 7 minutes.

The ambience lacked the elegance of our last visit as Trance/Dance music being played at an establishment which should play much more relaxed Jazz like music.

DH
DianaH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and the service was outstanding. We had a great evening and will definitely go again.

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MHW07
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We went here for New Year’s Eve and was surprised they didn’t continue to offer the Christmas menu. Christmas menu was much better than New Year’s Eve menu. It was £80 pp and 3 course,where as the Christmas menu was £35 for 3 course! I didn’t feel the price justified the food we had. The scallops came out cold. The steak only came with mash potatoes, whereas the Christmas menu it had seasonal veg and chips! The fish was over cooked and the top of was quite hard and quite salty. It wasn’t bad but wasn’t amazing. Standard. We felt the price increased due to NYE. The dessert is always far too sweet as always! The profiteroles were rock HARD. We didn’t put a complaint in as it would just dampen mood. Not sure if we’ll go here again.

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keira
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time,the meals were exceptional. Lovely atmosphere and views of birmingham canals. Love the xmas decor.
Will definantly visit again.

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IramP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was cold. And sea bass was over cooked.

Customer service was very poor had to keep asking for further service.

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Ashante
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great, food was lovely and great atmosphere

KR
KamalR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and brilliant service.
Staff were very personable and our evening more memorable.

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Zeezee
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to spend Christmas day, super food, great service and lovely ambience.

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Jade
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and festive options, server was very helpful, would improve at beginning of meal as we had to wait over half an hour for our table and we didn’t get much info on how long it would take.

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graham
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 6 courses were excellent. The Wine recommendation from the Waiter was also excellent. Nice Cocktails and lovely decor throughout the Restaurant.

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EmmaH
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not at all what I expected. Having initially been seated by a staff kitchen we got moved next to a very rowdy Xmas party.
Service was chaotic and slow until we ordered drinks at which point they arrived faster than we could drink them.
Food was fine and our eventual waitress was lovely but just an odd experience. Large amounts of staff floating around looking disinterested, other staff members and their friends took over the bar area later (which also randomly had a dj). Was not the luxurious special occasion I had booked for but certainly memorable

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JofromBromsgrove
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We visited Noels Bar and Restaurant for the first time on 17th December and loved our experience. The staff were lovely and very obliging, the food was excellent and the wine was good - if a bit expensive. We were not put under any pressure to hurry up - indeed our reservation was for 1.45pm yet we didn't sit down at tour table til 2.30pm as we were enjoying cocktails in the bar area.
My one gripe is that I was surprised not to be served any petit fours with our post lunch tea /coffee. Indeed we had to actually pay extra for them !
That aside we had a super meal and the staff were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with lovely food!

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Bluesboy
Birmingham
27 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Great service from all staff and excellent food and wine. They even called me promptly when I left my glasses behind. Absolutely highly recommended.

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Joanne
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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BrightM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good,The staff was great and polite.Service let us down a bit.The staff take time to check on customers.We had to wait long to get our mains.Drinks took long too to come.You need to improve a lot on customer service.Apart from that all was good.I will come back again and i would recomend it.

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NigelF
Spain
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a good experience at Noel's - Food was good. The waitress was very attentive which was appreciated as there were several large groups so it would have been easy to overlook us.

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GMJ477
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Awful meal. The scenery is nice but when we got to the table some of the cutlery and place mats were dirty. These were dealt with quickly however. Chewing gum under the table also a bit off putting. We ordered some cocktails and they got one wrong which wasn’t really a problem. My friend had the prawn starter and they were mouldy and so they sent a new one out. Went to the toilets and the hand dryers were broken meaning people had to use paper towels to dry their hands but they clearly had not emptied the bins in a long time as there was paper towels all over the floor. One of the toilets was blocked to the top which was really disgusting. The mains came out and they again got one wrong which meant I was without food whilst my friends ate so theirs would not get cold. The food was mediocre at best, fairly tasteless and not worth the money you pay. Would not recommend.

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emmad
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for somewhere with great food, great drinks and fantastic service and ambience Noel’s bar and restaurant is perfect.

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SelinaM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, the Lamb shank was superior and cocktails were delicious

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Calinechca
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice place, lovely interior, not too noisy, life music DJ on Friday great atmosfere , very clean environment and toilets. Food very nice and taste, however not extra plates provided for share fish plate, no extra tissues only white linnen napkin, when asked for extra plate for mule and shrimp shells waitres bring me water with lemon lol Generally very nice place next to canal. Recomended.

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Johal
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service for super great, food was really tasty. It could have been a little warmer.
The noise level was way too high as a party of 10 behind us was making loud noises. I don’t think the management told them off. We couldn’t even hear ourselves talking.
Definitely would go there again.

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Wilko
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food very good although service a little too relaxed. A big negative for us was that we paid £35.00 for a well known bottle of Prosecco that sells for £7.00 in Tesco. So therefore the value felt poor and the experience a little less special. Would definitely recommend reviewing that. Very nice decor.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Whilst the food was good the following issues were experienced -

- The potatoes and seasonal veg were missing from our main meals and we had to ask for them. This caused a delay of around 8 minutes and most of the main meals had been eaten.
- The private room was opened and caused a draft to where we was sat, the temperature of the air coming from this room was extremely cold and made it uncomfortable
- Our second round of drinks took 10 minutes to arrive, despite being the only people in the restaurant. One of these drinks did not arrive and we had to ask for it 5 minutes later.
- It was disappointing to see that the chocolate sauce on the tiramisu pudding was set solid on the plate and was not able to be eaten unless it was scraped off the plate. This was raised but we were told thats how its always been.

A lovely looking restaurant with a nice atmosphere and nice food however the service left us disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our table was booked for 8, however we weren’t seated until 9.20. We had to chase and keep asking. I’ve been in before when they have kicked me off the table because they wanted it back, but we had to wait ages. They gave us our 1st drinks on the house to apologise, but still thats not really acceptable to wait that long could understand if we didn’t have a booking. But we noticed people who came in after us being seated but we weren’t. However, as always food was great! And the girl that serviced us was amazing too . So thank you :)

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GeorgiaCole
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

AVOID

Booked Noels a few months ago to celebrate my nans 80th birthday. Messaged them to say please make the visit extra special.

We ordered food and our mains arrived to only be disappointed that our nans lamb shank (£25) was that hard she couldn’t cut it.

The waiter tried to rectify this by giving my nan a fresh meal, which she asked for steak. The agreement was for this to come our with our deserts so she wasn’t eating on her own.

Whilst waiting we ordered drinks, and was giving the wrong wine - another mistake.

Deserts arrived and we had finished them - but no sign of the steak!! We had now been in the restaurant for 2.5 hours and all my nan has ate was some mash potato!

By this point we are now all getting upset as what was meant to have been a special night - was completely ruined.

I asked to speak to the main manager - (Laila I believe was her name) for her to smirk in my face whilst I was upset trying to tell her the situation. I found this DISRESPECTFUL AND RUDE! I burst into tears as I just walked off as she had now made the situation a lot worst.

We all left asap- by that point the steak arrived (too late) and we walked out.

I am disgusted with the restaurant and wouldn’t advise anyone to visit!

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KatieM
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous evening at Noel's. Food was delicious, lovely drinks and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Weekend away

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HayleyP
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service and atmosphere would definitely return - thank you

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice enjoyed it all and great location

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KozS
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noels is a great place to eat and drink, this place has an vibe that is premier leagues above others.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and bottomless cocktails were worth every penny , we had no complaints and really enjoyed our visit here

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I spent unforgettable time in the warmth of Noels bar and restaurant . The food was perfect and the staff very polite. The festive decoration was wonderful and made an unforgettable night for me and my partner.Thank you so much Noels👏🎉

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing great service .
Delicious food and nice ambiance accompanied by a nice view would recommend

FAQs

Noel's Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 516 OpenTable diners.

Noel's Bar and Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://noelsbar.giftpro.co.uk/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.