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Pulperia, Birmingham,

Pulperia

4.5
4.5
836 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 are available.

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 836 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Notable Wine List

  • Birmingham

    Romance

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  1. B

    Bear

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service from initial bar staff and then from our waiter.

  2. X

    bjhX007

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Undoubtedly the best Sunday lunch we've had for a long time. Starter of Tartare, coarsely chopped, delicious. The beef was cooked to perfection, so juicy and flavoursome as were the trimmings apart from the carrots, which lacked flavour. Service and ambiance of the front of house staff made the experience even more enjoyable. We'll definitely visit again.

  3. RC

    RakeshC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The decor was amazing and the tables were adequately spaced. The food generally was good but the dishes were not what you would expect from an up market steak house. Generally the restaurant was great and I would go back again.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  5. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    The food at Pulperia was delicious. However, it took more than 2 hours to have Sunday lunch and dessert, waiting almost half an hour after ordering for both mains and dessert. The staff were very attentive but the food just took too long to come.

  6. ML

    MLouW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were perfect. All the team were attentive, friendly and knowledgable regarding which steaks to choose. Each course was delicious & perfectly cooked. We would definitely recommend and hope to return for another special occasion.

  7. N

    Nattynooo

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    So we got there at 7pm, placed our order. Two people sat down next to us after about 20 mins. Their starters came before ours, we did complain and still waited ten minutes. We waited an hour in total before the starters came. We ordered the Marrow bone and the Gambas. To say we were disappointed when they eventually came is an understatement. Everything was over cooked to burnt the bone marrow was black and bitter the prawn had disintegrated in the shells. We did complain and Courtney our waitress was fabulous. She spoke to the chef and assured us the head chef would prepare our mains. We had the fillet steak. That was cooked beautifully. That came in a reasonable amount of time too. The desserts were good too. If it wasn’t for Courtney’s great service, we would have left after the starters. She pulled back the start to a very disappointing anniversary meal. We have eaten in Aktar Islams other restaurant Opheem. That was sublime. I have to admit I did expect better.

  8. SU

    ShalimU

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Staff were friendly and nice but the food service was very slow. Over 50 mins for starters to be served.

  9. PB

    PaulB

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent meal. Fantastic chorizo starter and fillet steak. Attentive, lovely service and made unprompted extra effort to give us chocolate anniversary & birthday messages on desert plates.

  10. A

    Alex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Unfortunately, the service was really poor on my visit. I had booked the table for my friends birthday and felt really guilty as I had been telling them his good the restaurant is. Not on this occasion, our table was covered by lots of different waitresses abd waiters, repeating our order/asking us for our drinks order. One waitress when serving our main placed the meals at the wrong places and as we went to change the plates over accused us of having changed our seat’s, which we hadn’t. Thankfully the food was nice but sadly everything else was a real disappointment. It seemed like the staff couldn’t wait to get home.

  11. SB

    SamB

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Everything was great, only thing was service was a little slow. Starters came out very quick but then a long wait for the mains. Was worth it when they arrived though. A good experience.

  12. SH

    StuartH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was served in a timely manor and was amazing, my only criticism was the table next to mine was very close and loud. The waiter had got confused with what was ordered….maybe a language barrier or the sheer noise. And then a female hostess decided to clean and spray the empty table next to us…not ideal, and then started talking to us whilst we was eating.

  13. MR

    MichelleR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very impressed with the food and the excellent service from Liam especially as he was in training! Excellent venue with a great atmosphere. We will be returning.

  14. W

    Wessas68

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Fab service, lovely food, enjoyable evening, lovely glasses and crockery

  15. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best lunches we had ever... Steak was amazing 👍😋 Staff were so friendly and gave great service! Food was lovely. We will be back for dinner soon! Well done ✅ to the team at Pulperia

  16. LJ

    LisaJ

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit, food was amazing, service just right, enough attention without being intrusive. Nice table under the leaves, and our wine choice was lovely. See you again soon

  17. j

    jpmole

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food- midblowing alfajores after a divine hereford steak. Attentive service with knowledgable and consumate waiting staff. Well deserves it's michelin star. This restaurant has rather ruined normal steak for me and encouraged me to work harder, to earn more money, to come back sooner. Spellbindingly good.

  18. BR

    BalR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was excellent place, food and service for our 28th year Anniversary. Me and my wife loved it. It was our first but definitely not our last to be here.

  19. JB

    JamesB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food even better service. Our second visit but won’t be the last

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Arriving at the place was just like how I remembered before, pleasant and feeling rich once you walked in. I was thrilled to go there once again and feel the great ambiance just like before. Going inside and being greeted by the bright and lovely staff members around, and the decent spacing in the seating room. The only issue is the food was not what I expected. We got starters and mains also drinks and a fries as normal. The starters were shrimp and octopus, and me and my partner didn’t think we would have an issue, but it did not taste the same as it was back when we first ever tried it. My pulpo octopus was oily and slightly harder than last time, and my partners meal was not done to the standard as before. It was chewy and took a while to swallow down, aside from that the meal was fillets that were medium rare but it wasn’t what we expected as it was quite chewy and not as we had it last time when it was easy to cut and went down much better. They made a mistake in the kitchen and gave us a third fillet which was nice of them instead of throwing it away, and they did not charge us for it, of course being that we did order 3 fillets. In the end I enjoyed my meal being I was there with my special person, but I just wish for the occasion we were having the meal was better being that is it not a cheap place to eat at.

  21. SH

    StephenH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Staff were lovely from the moment we walked in. Food was great, well prepared and presented. Some nice choices on the menu that you might not be offered elsewhere. Nice ambiance, bustling but not to distraction. Had a great evening!

  22. SJ

    SueJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of the best steaks I have had for a long long time. Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff whose attention to detail is second to none. Already thinking about when I’ll go again.

  23. AL

    AmberL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time going here and the steak was amazing, staff very friendly and accommodating would deffinatly reccomend

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fabulous meal

  25. PM

    PatriciaM1

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attentive and professional services from Precious ( and a great sommelier) who took time to explain the menu and make us feel comfortable. Overall a great experience with beautifully cooked food and excellent wine. I recommend the octopus and fillet steak.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for my boyfriend’s birthday. It was incredible from start to finish, the service was great and the food was amazing too. We were so happy and it was a really nice vibe, not too stuffy at all.

  27. SH

    SarahH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit to pulperia, food was amazing, best steak I've had in ages.we will visit again

  28. M

    Martha

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    The food was very good. There were some timing issues, eg our mains were brought out while we were still eating our starters so the wait staff pulled an extra table up to put our main course on. Also some timing issues with dessert. We did raise this at the time and the management made an acceptable adjustment to the bill. Sadly wasn’t the experience we had hoped for as are big fans of Opheem. This didn’t live up to it at all.

  29. MS

    MrShemar

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good food. Good atmosphere. Good music. The lady attending to us was very friendly and provided a very good service. Thanks Mr Amandeep Shemar

  30. m

    mattjc

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Really enjoyable meal - lovely starters, I like the simple way they adapted one of the starters with GF bread - nice and easy no stress and reconfirmed it was Gf on arrival. Steaks all good and also Gluten Free Chips always a good thing. Lively wine as well on the pricey side but everyone enjoyed their meal

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    Was really looking forward to having a meal here for the first time , I ordered finish prime rib my wife the ribeye My finish steak was 50% fat my wife’s ribeye even though medium rare was still tough Had a glass of crushed ice dropped all over me from a cocktail being removed from table which was cleaned up but at no point was I offered a complementary drink as an apology and when I paid the bill everything was charged even 10% service charge so not the best customer service

  32. GL

    GerardL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic steak and lovely service from all the team, especially Jessica. Took time to remember my dietary requirements and was attentive to the point our glasses were never empty. Everyone who attended the table was polite and friendly, very excited to return. 5 stars. Top class.

  33. SF

    SarahF

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great service very attentive staff. Nice ambience for a lunchtime

  34. H

    Heli

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was FANTASTIC! Delicious food, brilliant service and excellent value. Thank you! We will return!

  35. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What can I say, it was amazing - best steak I've ever eaten - juicy, sweet, and succulent.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Medicare meal

  37. J

    Jane

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Extremely disappointed and the tremendous delay really spoilt our day. We have eaten here a few times and always found it to be a pleasant experience with good food (always on a Saturday evening). On this occasion we booked for a family birthday lunch on a Sunday at 1.30. We were asked, on arrival by the waitress who recognised us, if we were celebrating anything and we confirmed it was a birthday lunch. This clearly made no positive difference because we waited 2 hours for our main courses to arrive. People, who had been seated long after us, had their meals served to them and ate them before our meals arrived. When they did turn up, the steaks were not very flavoursome and the accompanying fries were also not up to standard. One of our party had the Sunday beef roast for which the beef was very nice, as was the Yorkshire pudding and gravy. The vegetables and the roast potatoes, in particular, were not good (the potatoes were not at all crispy, as if they had been waiting under a heat lamp for an extended period of time). I would like to think that this experience was just because they were under-staffed (although they had plenty of serving personnel) and will avoid lunch times in future!

  38. LG

    LeanneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommended pulperia! Favourite place to eat.

  39. TG

    TeresaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best steak we have ever had and our waitress was fab and so down to earth. We can wait to come back.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second visit to Pulperia. The staff were very welcoming and our server, Precious was fantastic and very attentive. The food as usual was delicious! The meal was for me graduating a recent course I’d been studying and I was very kindly bought out a congratulations dessert. It was very thoughtful and a lovely touch. Thankyou again, we will be back soon!

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 836 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

June 2022
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Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pulperia

3 Brindley Place Birmingham, B1 2JB

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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