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Pulperia, Birmingham,

Pulperia

4.5
4.5
888 Reviews
£26 to £40
Argentinian
After a decade-long love affair with Argentinian food and culture, award-winning chef Aktar Islam (Michelin Star, The F-Word, Great British Menu) brings you Pulperia. A celebration of beef, Aktar promises the best grass-fed beef from Argentina and from around the world, including using purebreeds such as Herefordshire, Angus, Fresian and 17 year old Galician Blonde. Cows are aged from two, to seventeen years, and some cuts are aged for up to ninety days. The Pulperia menu represents serious regional Argentinian cooking, but with a simple, laid-back approach. From regional classics such empanada and traditional beef of the most exquisite quality, to the bold rubs and chimichurri that inspired Aktar during his extensive travels. This is food that brings people together.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Argentinian, South American

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–21:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    0121 546 0594

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Aktar Islam

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Cross Street

    Brindley Place - Across from the BarclayCard Arena.

  • Parking Details

    The most convenient place for parking is the Q-Park Brindley Place multi-storey car park that caters to all Brindley Place bars & restaurants. Alternative parking can be found at the Barclaycard Arena.

  • Public Transit

    Conveniently place within the hub of Brindley Place, any transport links to Broad Street/Sheepcote Street are a short walk away. Alternatively, the new tramline stop at Centenary Square is just a short walk to Pulperia at Brindley Place.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Roast Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Traditional British Sunday Roast with Argentine Sirloin with all the traditional trimmings in a family service style of roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings, heritage carrots & cauliflower with a bone marrow & malbec sauce. We love a Sunday Roast and can't wait for you to share it with us. Unfortunately, we also hate throwing things away or running out and would require you to choose which menu you will be ordering from at this point in booking!
  • Sunday A La Carte

    Multiple dates available
    Our specialist A La Carte menu is also available on Sundays with all the best beef from around the world. As we also run with our Sunday Roast menu, we must reduce waste and ask you to inform us whether you will be dining from our A La Carte or Sunday Roast here.

What 888 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Notable Wine List

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Romance

  • Birmingham

    Romance

  • Birmingham

    Special Occasions

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  1. AR

    AvtarR

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The steak was not cooked, well, top and bottom was burnt. Returned steak, had a replacement, which was better. But not in mood. The waitress did not know how to open a bottlebof wine, struggled with plastic, she needs to be trained. Overall a poor experience.
  2. r

    rajs

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Extremely poor food, had extremely high expectation for this restaurant. The steak was the worse, I've ever had. It was impossibly to cut into the steak. Full of fat. Avoid if you are planning to just experience the steak.
  3. N

    Niels

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very overpriced food. The steak is under-seasoned and lacks depth of flavour. The chef needs to focus on quality rather than quantity.
  4. KD

    KarenDigger

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food Superb service Cannot recommend it more highly
  5. BC

    BenC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday outing which there was just 2 of us, we both had steak 1 fillet and 1 ribeye, both were outstanding. Service was also outstanding, our server Nikolay.
  6. CC

    ChrisC

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Outstanding food, but we seemed to fall through the cracks somehow and were forgotten. Firstly, we were kept waiting for 5-10 mins before being acknowledged. Our table wasn’t ready until 25 mins after booking time. We were given a drink while we waited but it was white wine and warm. We got some ice to cool it so was easily solved. Starter came which was tartare which was outstanding. Then we ordered a bottle of red wine which didn’t arrive after 20 mins so chased the waitress and eventually it was brought to us and very tasty. Then we waited 50 mins to receive our main course but were constantly acknowledged and reassured by the waitress. The manager came over and admitted there had been a mixup and was not exactly sure what had happened. The frustrating part was people were seated around us after we were, received the same starter, a main and had paid the bill before we even received our main course. When the main course came it was outstanding so our overriding memory is a mix of amazing food but poor service. I don’t think this is usual of the restaurant so shouldn’t define them. We just wanted to be honest and share our experience.
  7. AD

    ADG41

    Kent

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Sunday Roast is amazing value. Top quality for an incredibly low price. Please open a branch in London 😀
  8. EV

    ElmarieV

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was excellent and the food was great. Would go back again
  9. LG

    LisaG

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and wine, we had a great evening and we were well looked after by the lovely staff.
  10. DL

    DavidL

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    The service was staggered and a little slow, no menus when seated had to wait a while for them as did all other guests who had to request menus, starters were great above average but the main course (steak) was awful as two guests we had two different cuts but both were terrible, sirloin was tendon and fat the fillet was requested medium served below rare which was returned for a 2nd cook and came back equally as rare. All the sides were tasteless and the “fresh green beans” were actually brown and limp, the chimichuri lacked taste. We left our mains and sides and only paid for starters and drinks as per the managers offer who was very good in dealing with our issues.
  11. BL

    BarbaraL

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Party of 4. 3 meals were acceptable. My steak was undercooked. Returned to the kitchen twice. Totally overcooked. Needed to request more HOT vegetables to replace those that had gone cold whilst waiting for some time for steak. Service not the best. One meal, vegetables and drinks deducted from bill. Beautiful dining room , nice menu but not up to scratch on the night, disappointing.
  12. z

    zoeselina

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. It was expensive but worth it
  13. MO

    MattO

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. The retired dairy cow was very nice. . My son had the fillet and it was of an excellent standard too . Sides were cooked to perfection and very tasty
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Wonderful food, quality of our porterhouse steak was excellent, and cooked to perfection. Chocolate fondant dessert also made wonderfully, hats off to the chefs! Service was very poor on this occasion, we were sat for 1 hour 15 minutes before we ate anything, requests to serving staff were seemingly forgotten about and generally was not good. Quality of the food saved the day!
  15. AU

    AUSTEN

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time in a week at the Commonwealth Games it was excellent the first time and even better the next. Probably one of the best pieces of beef I’ve ever had.
  16. PJ

    PJMck66

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful meal. Staff lovely and helpful. All meals delicious.
  17. AU

    AUSTEN

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  18. TI

    TIMH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was a lovely place to celebrate our anniversary with the family. The food and service were outstanding thanks. The only change I would suggest would be the inclusion of some cold draught beer/lager to complement the menu.
  19. E

    Elaine

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Only thing letting experience down was the drinks coming after the food to the table. Easy fix so highly recommend.
  20. C

    Cannycook

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were so well fed and looked after by everyone at Pulperia. The food has been carefully sourced, treated with consideration and cooked with skill. The front of house team were very charming and made a special occasion even more special for us. It was a Saturday evening during the Commonwealth Games but we were not rushed and the atmosphere was pleasantly buzzy without being loud in any way. If you’re lucky enough to get the blood orange sorbet on the menu when you go, don’t hold back. That stuff is magic!
  21. M

    Mohamedc

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food!
  22. KT

    KatherineT

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Lovely restaurant with quality food, however service was extremely slow despite being very a very quiet lunch sitting. They also forgot to bring our coffee order and only realised when we asked for the bill 15 mins after finishing dessert, having ordered coffee at the same time. Whilst food was lovely disappointing that they do not offer childrens meals or accommodate a request for an entree portions of a pasta main for children .... Felt quite outrageous to pay £18 for pasta for a 3 year old of which only 1/4 was eaten... But food WAS lovely, along with the decor and lunch set menu was good value
  23. KC

    KayC

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The cocktails were lovely and the starters were nice but didn’t taste the same as the first time around, which I felt had more sauce and flavour. Our mains we had issues with. We arrived as a party of 3 and all of our steaks where cooked wrong. They were sent back and then cooked wrong again. The waiter and the manager were great in trying to help with the issue. I’ve been previously and the food was exceptional, so maybe it was just an off day.
  24. SA

    StuartA

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely surroundings, very attentive and friendly staff, and really great food
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really top notch from the start, warm greeting, helpful staff and amazing food. Would have been nice to have had the option of an Argentinian beer, but still definitely 10/10. Great evening thank you
  26. D

    Denise

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always bang on! The chefs are brilliant! Staff very polite and on point!
  27. RD

    RiccardoD

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was good but not great. Food was lacking seasoning. And for the price we were paying it should be perfect. Staff were nice and friendly x
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food in a lovely setting, best Sunday lunch we have had in a long time. Look forward to trying the a la carte menu next time
  29. H

    Heli

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, fantastic food, good value. We will return!
  30. PC

    PhilipC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous venue, lovely staff and outstanding food. The only issue I have with here and similar places is the disproportionate wine prices. Very happy to pay for the food, service and ambience...but wine prices are now becoming ridiculous. Overall an excellent restaurant
  31. AK

    AnjaneeK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service from Alex our server. Would appreciate more vegetarian/ pescatarian options but appreciate it is a steakhouse!
  32. C

    Clarky

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal before going to a comedy show. Steak was excellent, as usual. We have to say that the attentive service from Francesca was amazing, as always.
  33. JH

    JuliaH

    Newcastle

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Served by enthusiastic and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
  34. NB

    NicholB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Perfectly adequate steak but choice of starters was a bit weak. Onion side dish was good but the mushrooms were substandard. For the price (£42) the wine was not great quality. Overall we enjoyed the evening, but would think twice about returning.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, swift efficient service
  36. MF

    MelonyF

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, food was lovely, every member of staff helpful and polite but the biggest thing was the amazing customer service. 100% recommend and we will definitely be back! Thank you Pulperia for a beautiful evening.
  37. BE

    BeaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and attentive staff! Will be visiting again.
  38. r

    ryant

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was very good and our waiter was very helpful. I enjoyed the steaks and sides but for me the steaks could have done with more seasoning that said it was still very good. The only reason for not 5 stars is a reported an issue with the soap dispensers in the toilet and at the end of the meal it hadn't been sorted. (sounds petty but I had soap all over my shirt from the first time.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The welcome and service were excellent
  40. SM

    StuMac

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I recommend this restaurant. The service was outstanding and the food was very good. Very handy location wise if staying at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pulperia is rated 4.5 stars by 888 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pulperia

3 Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2JB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Brindley Place - Across from the BarclayCard Arena.

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–21:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Argentinian, South American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    The most convenient place for parking is the Q-Park Brindley Place multi-storey car park that caters to all Brindley Place bars & restaurants. Alternative parking can be found at the Barclaycard Arena.

  • Public Transit

    Conveniently place within the hub of Brindley Place, any transport links to Broad Street/Sheepcote Street are a short walk away. Alternatively, the new tramline stop at Centenary Square is just a short walk to Pulperia at Brindley Place.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Aktar Islam

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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