Pulperia

4.7
420 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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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.

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
What 420 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anonymous
London
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in we knew we were in for a treat. From the food to the ambience and service - everything was of the highest standard.
The meals were beautifully cooked and my partner thoroughly enjoyed his steak.
We will definitely return soon.

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Bixie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would 100% recommend. Staff and service were great, we were made to feel really welcome and looked after. Food was excellent. Would return without a doubt.

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pleasuredine
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. Stylish interior. Beef excellent and starters and non-beef dishes just as good. Pricey but worth it.

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marieg
Birmingham
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed it so much that we are going again on Friday evening

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LornaJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Had a lovely evening was great value

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bloody good steaks for a bloody good day.

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PaulZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and restaurant. We had a good time.
Could be more generous with accompanying sources eg Bearnaise (needs to be a bit thicker) and peppercorn source. One of the options which looked suitable for a vegetarian (Pea and Mint risotto) was not vegetarian.

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HelenP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think it’s fair to say I have just eaten one of the best meals of my life at Pulperia by Aktar Islam! The decor and food compliment each other perfectly; classy, elegant, paired back , understated. The food sings and the quality of the meat speaks for itself. I have never tasted anything like it. The staff/ service was impeccable yet unobtrusive. My new favourite place to eat by far!!! Foodie friends you are going to love this!!!

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AndrewV
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a lovely atmosphere. The service was attentive without being too much. Will definitely return.

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DavidP
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always by the team.
Service was excellent can't wait to return.

PB
PhilB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb quality of food, well worth considering, will definitely be going back.

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dizzybest
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here, the steak is delicious and the staff and service are excellent.

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MikaelaL
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner dined for my birthday meal and we left speechless!
Service was outstanding, all staff were so friendly and attentive!
The food was incredible, the best steak I’ve ever had, the sides were amazing and the over all food service was quick!
Will definitely be recommending to my family & friends and will most certainly be returning!

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HarminderS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambience and service were excellent. I would highly recommend and we’ll most certainly return. Some may view the restaurant as a little expensive however we have no issues paying for food when it is this good and therefore I personally believe it was value for money. Staff were excellent very at tentative and friendly. Great experience.

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ThomasF
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rivals the hawksmore in London for the best steak in England. Really really good food. Staff were amazing. Atmosphere was very calm but warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! I’m not a fan of steak and was prepared to have another Option ( which was fine) but our server took time and was knowledgeable about the cuts and how it could be cooked to suit me ( no blood but not over cooked) the steak was amazing!!! Loved it and would go back there again.

Well worth a visit- thanks to the team there tonight.

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Zane
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, Props to the chef, will definitely come back again.

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AlexandriaS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My steak was cooked to perfection as well as the sides which were tasty,

The sauce wasn’t worth the price paid.

My prawns were not as seasoned as they should have been, the seasoning was on the outside only.

Price point is what I’d expect for that level of culinary

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RebeccaF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, incredible staff and a lovely evening. Well spaced tables for social distancing.

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HughG
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary meal celebration.
Excellent meal and service. The atmosphere and décor were exceptional. We were seated in a lovely position in the restaurant and the staff were attentive and prompt.
Special mention for Eric the bartender/cocktail maker, who was very observant from the bar area, in noting that when I tasted my drink I wasn't happy with it. Eric approached the table and replaced my drink with an alternative. I was impressed with what he said next. ' I take as much pride in making sure my customers are happy with their drinks, as the waiting staff are with making sure customers are happy with their meals'
10/10
We will definitely return to Pulperia.

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StacyS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants i have ever been to, the food and service was faultless

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paulat
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent lunch at Pulperia. First time visiting. Large circular table was a little big for just four of us. Food was excellent. Will definitely visit again.

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SamW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food! Would highly recommend for any steak lovers

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BeefEater2000
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply sensational. The best steak in Birmingham, leaving all those in its wake. Great evening

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ShireenH
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food is nice but very limited and does not cater to many dietary needs at all which is very dissatisfying and limiting

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service and restaurant very nice, toilets need attention. Foor was good service very quick so 90 mins really not ideal for a evening meal be nice if they spaced out service a little. Steaks were over cooked which is a shame when they specialise on them

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LynnetteS
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another fantastic restaurant from Aktar and his team.
Well worth a visit if you love eating a quality cut of meat.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 of us had the Saturday lunchtime offer. I had the cod which was succulent and the sauce was gorgeous. I thought well-priced for what we had (3 courses and half bottle wine per person) and the service was great. We'll definitely be back soon!

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RobR
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was Very Good. Churros were fried a little too long for my taste. If I was to be picky I would like to see more dessert choices. A good restaurant for special occasions.

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Metalmicky
Warwickshire
32 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday lunch in Birmingham & fantastic value for money for the high quality food & top notch service we like to go at least once a month as it’s that good.

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White
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service once we set foot in the door was outstanding. From the restaurant front of house to our table server and the servers who brought our food. Everyone super friendly and attentive.
The ambience was just right, lighting music perfect, we were in the rear room looking forward through to restaurant. I'm sure all the bark walls assisted in perfecting acoustics as well as being pleasing to eye. The food was outstanding. We had pulpa starter which was amazing and lamb and chicken. We would have had steak but as there's no separate children's menu. I couldn't warrant an entire main for 6 year old, I would if I thought she'd eat in but being familiar with her capabilities, we shared a chicken main which was ideal and scrumptious also. That was the only downside no kids menu.. Even if 2 mains were half portion or some of starters more suitable for under 10s it would be perfect. But maybe its not aiming for family market and we should have considered that before bringing her with us. Overall outstanding food and service we will be back but on our own next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The first thing I must make clear is that the steaks themselves were all outstanding. If that’s all you’re looking for you’ll leave satisfied. However, as far as an ‘unparalleled Argentinian dining experience’ they miss the mark. The bone marrow starter was so over-cooked it was inedible and had to be returned to the kitchen. In contrast, the churros were so undercooked they also had to be returned to the kitchen. 08’ Dom Perignon advertised on the wine list, 10’ was served. Several wines from the list (including bottles on the fine list) were also unavailable. Service was pleasant. As far as our experience goes, Pulperia is good, but not quite great.

JP
JaynaP
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and beautiful atmosphere. The staff are very welcoming, too!

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TMajor
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Pulperia but this time we took friends. Pulperia did not disappoint one single bit. Outstanding food and service. Absolutely faultless! Thank you!

MM
MichaelM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening had by our family party. Food of a high quality. Service and friendly staff very good. Nothing was to much for them.

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JackyT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. I will definitely be returning.

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Sacha
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here quite a few times now, the service is always amazing and the food outstanding!!

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Emily
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect night - possibly the best food I’ve ever eaten.

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vipGordonP
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit in as many weeks.
Food absolutely exceptional.
Service totally spot on and staff an absolute delight
Highly recommend

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Paulo
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was full of flavour and nicely presented, however the Pulpo was slightly overdone as a starter and the Argentinian steak was a little tough for my liking. For the price it should have been perfect, still an 8/10 but not a 9 or 10

FAQs

Pulperia is rated 4.7 stars by 420 OpenTable diners.

Pulperia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://vouchers.giftvouchersolutions.com/vouchersales/Choose.aspx?c=PULP.

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.