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Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food

4.7
4.7
247 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

Experience award-winning fine dining in a modern, contemporary setting while supporting our highly talented students on their journey to professional excellence. Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food offers top quality food and service delivered by students training on our chef, food service and hospitality courses under the guidance of industry expert tutors at University College Birmingham.

Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food provides exceptional value for money for high levels of cooking, service, creative flair and quality seasonal produce. Our A La Carte Menu might include delicious fish and shellfish, premium beef, lamb, poultry or game, and imaginative vegetarian dishes. This runs alongside a lunchtime set menu providing excellent value for money. The restaurant also draws on a dedicated pastry section where our skilled student chefs produce an array of elegant desserts.

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Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00–13:15
    Dinner
    Mon–Fri 18:00–19:15

  • Phone number

    0121 604 1010

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We can accommodate for dietary requirements, please advise in advance in the notes section of your reservation. We provide AA rosette award winning fine dining at a fraction of the high street costs.

  • Private party facilities

    Require other facilities? You can also book meeting rooms, lecture rooms and other specialist environments. Availability varies throughout the academic year, but if we can help you, we will. The restaurant is available for exclusive use for private events for lunches and or dinners. with the capacity to accommodate 120 guests, it is the perfect space. We offer menus to suit you and your guests, this can be for birthdays, Holy Communions, special anniversaries, we are here to help. For a private event only please call 0121 604 1000 and ask the Reception team to transfer you to Anna Hughes, Head of Commercial Sales.

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Cross Street

    Located on the corner of Summer Row and Lionel Street

  • Parking Details

    NCP Car Park, Newhall Street

  • Public Transit

    There are plenty of roadside parking spaces in the Summer Row area, as well as NCP car parks. There are also several bus stops and the restaurant is just a 15-20 minute walk from Moor Street and New Street train stations.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Tasting Menu

    £40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    An exclusive and uniquely crafted tasting menu experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • 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

Menu

A Little Nibble

a little sharing dish

  • Spicy Roasted Nuts£1.95

    Lightly roasted with, garlic and fresh rosemary

    • Green Olives£2.00

      Nocellara olives with red chilli, coriander, lemon

      To Begin

      • Crispy Duck Salad£4.00

        Warm honey and soy glazed crispy duck, grilled apricots, chicory, fennel and radish salad

        • Cream of Celeriac and Apple Soup£3.50

          Creamed celeriac with apple and aromatic thyme dressing

          • Griddled Lamb Kofta£4.50

            Feta, Israeli couscous, pomegranate, yoghurt, mint and lime dressing, pitta bread

            • Parmesan Shortbread£3.95

              Parmesan biscuit, confit tomatoes, avocado, balsamic reduction

              • Severn and Wye Valley Smoked Salmon£5.25

                Rocket leaves, whipped avocado, crayfish, radish, pea shoots, lemon olive oil and dark Rye bread

                • Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Arancini£4.50

                  Young cress, pickled beetroot, walnut Granola, truffle honey dressing

                  To Follow

                  • Battered Cod Fillet£10.95

                    Deep fried cod with mushy peas, tartar sauce, caramelised lemon, served with chunky chips

                    • Birmingham Balti, Pilau Rice, Plain Naan

                      A firm favourite cooked with sautéed onions, tomatoes and peppers with freshly ground tempered spices and coriander

                      • With - Halal Chicken£9.50
                      • With - Prawn£10.00
                      • With - Paneer£9.00
                    • Baked Stuffed Aubergine£9.50

                      Mozzarella, tomato fondue, Genoese pesto, tender stem broccolis, pangrattato

                      • Pork Belly Bánh Mì£12.50

                        Spiced pork belly, creamed potato, anise glazed carrot, apple gel, golden sultanas, scratching, marjoram reduction

                        • Tagliatelle Primavera£8.75

                          Tagliatelle with roasted peppers, courgettes, red onions and fresh thyme

                          • Char Grilled Hanger Steak£13.00

                            Buttered spinach, caramelised shallots, pickled walnuts, salsa verde, rocket leaves and truffle parmesan fries

                            • UCB Ultimate Jerk Beef Burger£11.50

                              Angus beef, smoked apple wood cheese, gherkin, beef tomato, toasted ciabatta, chipotle mayo, skinny fries

                              To End

                              • Baked Egg Custard£3.25

                                Classical egg custard tart, grated nutmeg

                                • Steamed Muscovado Sponge£3.25

                                  Date purée, vanilla custard

                                  • Tanzanie Chocolate Mousse£3.50

                                    Pain d'épices, passionfruit sorbet

                                    • Apple Crumble£3.25

                                      Bramley apple, golden raisin and blackberry crumble, cinnamon ice cream

                                      • Aromatic Rice Pudding£3.50

                                        Cardamom infused rice pudding, spiced poached pear

                                        • Baked Alaska£4.00

                                          Lemon parfait, ginger cake Italian meringue

                                          Tea

                                          • English Breakfast£1.50

                                            • Tisanes and Fruit Teas£1.50

                                              Coffee

                                              • Filter Coffee£1.50

                                                • Espresso£1.25

                                                  • Caffé Americano£1.50

                                                    • Caffé Latte£1.75

                                                      • Cappuccino£1.75

                                                        • Liqueur Coffee

                                                          £1.50 plus supplement for your choice of alcohol

                                                          Sparkling Wine

                                                          • Prosecco, Lunetta - Italy

                                                            Crisp with notes of apples, apricots and citrus fruit

                                                            • 200ml£6.99
                                                          • Spumante Rosado, Lunetta - Italy

                                                            A fresh and dry sparkling rosé with red berry characters on the nose and palate

                                                            • 200ml£6.99
                                                          • Crémant du Jura, Domaine Desire - France£26.95

                                                            Really impressive, toasty fizz, produced from 100% Chardonnay by the traditional method

                                                            White Pouring Wine

                                                            125ml: £3.95, 175ml: £4.95, Bottle: £17.99

                                                            • Parlez-Vous, Sauvignon Blanc - France

                                                              Expressive floral notes and aromas of exotic fruit

                                                              • False Bay, Chenin Blanc - South Africa

                                                                A richly textured wine with ripe apple, honey and greengage aromas

                                                                • Rollestone Vale, Chardonnay, Australia

                                                                  Creamy, fresh and lively with a clean zesty finish

                                                                  Red Pouring Wine

                                                                  125ml: £3.95, 175ml: £4.95, Bottle: £17.99

                                                                  • Kaleu, Malbec Argentina

                                                                    A youthful fresh ruby coloured wine with aromas of red currant, plums and spice

                                                                    • Umbrele, Syrah - Romania

                                                                      Well rounded wine, medium bodied, with youthful red fruits, raspberry and redcurrant

                                                                      • Merlot, Bellefontaine - France

                                                                        This has ripe red berry fruit aromas on the nose which leads through to a rich, plummy palate with earthy notes typical of Merlot

                                                                        Rosé Pouring Wine

                                                                        • Domaine de Pellehaut Rosé, - France

                                                                          From the South West, Merlot and Tannat grape, this cheeky wine explodes with red fruit flavours

                                                                          • 125ml£3.95
                                                                          • 175ml£4.95
                                                                          • Bottle£17.99

                                                                        White Wine

                                                                        • Guntrum, Riesling - Germany£19.75

                                                                          Delicate fragrance of white peaches, apricot and juicy pears

                                                                          • Yalumba Viognier, Australia£21.95

                                                                            The palate is rich and long with honeysuckle and apricot flavours. Vegan friendly and organic wine

                                                                            • Falerio Dei Colli Ascolani - Italy£21.50

                                                                              Lovely herbal style of white, rich mid palate and a long mineral finish. Passerina, Pecorino and Trebbiano grapes

                                                                              • Mad, Furmint - Hungary£22.95

                                                                                A rich white wine, just off dry, with a terrific amount of mineral character and orange blossom and elderflower aromatics

                                                                                • The Architect, Chardonnay, Philip Shaw - Australia£23.95

                                                                                  Light pale straw. White peach and citrus flavours with an underlying mineral and acidity that carries the palate. Soft texture due to the lees stirring during ageing

                                                                                  • White Mischief, Vrede en Lust - South Africa£21.95

                                                                                    From a blend of no fewer than 6 different varieties, this is a beautiful elegant white with notes of citrus fruit, white pear and fruit salad underpinned with a hint of oak

                                                                                    • Sancerre Les Baronnes Domaine Henri Bourgeois, France£29.95

                                                                                      Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of white flesh fruits, citrus and exotic, subtle yet powerful

                                                                                      Red Wine

                                                                                      • U Passimiento, Baglio Gibellina - Sicily£22.95

                                                                                        Bright intense red fruit on the nose displaying lots of red berries. Frapatto and dried Nero D'Avola grapes

                                                                                        • Kalecik Karasi, Kavaklidere - Turkey£23.95

                                                                                          Light crunchy red from one of Turkey's native grape varieties, Kalecik Karasi - Think Beaujolais but with a little extra bite

                                                                                          • Mr P, Pinot Noir - South Africa£23.95

                                                                                            Dark cherry, strawberry and violet notes complemented by velvety tannins and a silky smooth finish

                                                                                            • Rioja, Viña Marro, Reserve, Spain£19.95

                                                                                              Tempranillo grape, 24 months in oak barrels and a further 18 months in bottle before being released. Deep ruby with cherry scents and sweet spice

                                                                                              • Trilogie, Weingut Wieninger - Austria£24.95

                                                                                                A blend of Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, showing red berry fruits underscored spicy notes and interwoven tannins

                                                                                                • Qu'es a Quo - France£31.95

                                                                                                  Seriously impressive red from Costieres de Nimes in the southern Rhone; old vine Carignan and Mourvedre, seamlessly blended to create a powerful yet elegant red

                                                                                                  • Thistledown, Shiraz, Australia£25.95

                                                                                                    Ripe plum and blackberry fruit. Lively spices and velvety tannins

                                                                                                    • Chateau Musar - Lebanon£35.95

                                                                                                      Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache, Obaideh, Merwah grapes. Savoury with hints of tobacco and wild herbs, this overflows with Musar's unique character and flavour

                                                                                                      To Begin

                                                                                                      • Crispy Duck Salad

                                                                                                        Warm honey and soy glazed crispy duck, grilled apricots, chicory, fennel and radish salad

                                                                                                        • Cream of Celeriac and Apple Soup

                                                                                                          Creamed celeriac with apple and aromatic thyme dressing

                                                                                                          • Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Arancini

                                                                                                            Young cress, pickled beetroot, walnut Granola, truffle honey dressing

                                                                                                            To Follow

                                                                                                            • Battered Cod Fillet

                                                                                                              Deep fried cod with mushy peas, tartar sauce, caramelised lemon, served with chunky chips

                                                                                                              • Baked Stuffed Aubergine

                                                                                                                Mozzarella, tomato fondue, Genoese pesto, tender stem broccolis, pangrattato

                                                                                                                • Pork Belly Bánh Mì

                                                                                                                  Spiced pork belly, creamed potato, anise glazed carrot, apple gel, golden sultanas, scratching, marjoram reduction

                                                                                                                  To End

                                                                                                                  • Baked Egg Custard

                                                                                                                    Classical egg custard tart, grated nutmeg

                                                                                                                    • Apple Crumble

                                                                                                                      Bramley apple, golden raisin and blackberry crumble, cinnamon ice cream

                                                                                                                      • Aromatic Rice Pudding

                                                                                                                        Cardamom infused rice pudding, spiced poached pear

                                                                                                                        Last updated: 6 August 2021

                                                                                                                        What 247 people are saying

                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                        4.7
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                                                                                                                        1. AR

                                                                                                                          AndreaR

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Perfectly cooked food, a lovely cocktail and great service from all of the young people. Would highly recommend

                                                                                                                        2. L

                                                                                                                          Lou4dinner

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Once again, the food was excellent. Delicious and very well presented. Good portion sizes and extremely good value for money. To be highly recommended.

                                                                                                                        3. CC

                                                                                                                          CharChar

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Always a pleasure dining here. The food and service is second to none.

                                                                                                                        4. SG

                                                                                                                          StevenG

                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                          Very well worth supporting this training restaurant Excellent food and young staff

                                                                                                                        5. AL

                                                                                                                          AnnL

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                          My friend and I had a lovely meal with very nice and friendly staff looking after us. We were pleased that when we asked if the soup dish could be warmed, it came beautifully heated. On our last visit in June/July(?) the soup was served in a cold dish and we were told that this was to prevent the server burning their hands! Well done for rectifying this. We also appreciated being asked if we wanted the lamb well done as it is usually served pink. The only disappointment was the lack of other customers so not much atmosphere. There were just two couples and a group of three but this was probably due to the ongoing Covid situation.

                                                                                                                        6. IA

                                                                                                                          IAmAron

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Fantastic food at an unbeatable price. Visited on two occasions and have been very impressed always. The food is well presented, delicious and the menu changes every month or so. Typically have 2 or 3 options for each course, one meat, one veg and one seafood. The staff are lovely and very polite - they are all students training in the hospitality industry and as such can be a little nervous but all are very helpful and are clearly working hard. We were served by Dan and Parise, both of whom were delightful and attentive! Senior staff are always on hand to assist if there are any hiccups, all of which are also very warm and informative. Atmosphere inside is pleasant and lunches are usually nice and quiet, yet to sample their evening menus. Great food and service at a great price. What more could you ask for?

                                                                                                                        7. JO

                                                                                                                          JOANNEL

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 10 January 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Food was amazing. A real gem and asset to the Birmingham Food scene

                                                                                                                        8. DR

                                                                                                                          DavidR

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 10 January 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          The food was lovely certainly to a very high restaurant standard. The room was well presented and all the staff very attentive. Special mention to Adam and Lewis our waiters, you did a top rate job, keep up the good work and good luck for the future. We will return Thank you

                                                                                                                        9. NH

                                                                                                                          N4H0R

                                                                                                                          Kent

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on 7 January 2022

                                                                                                                          overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                          Great idea live experience and learning for the students. My family of 4 were cared for by Tasha and Conner. Food was surprisingly excellent and on par with many high end / fine dining restaurants we have experienced. All 3 Courses were excellent. Compliments to the chef(S)! Service was as expected from young front of house. They did very well. Constructive Feedback: we were never asked what drinks we would like on arrival. We had to ask for drinks. Tasha and Conner should try to display more confidence when engaging with customers despite naturally being nervous. Perception is everything. If front of house seem at ease so will the customers Ambience: Contemporary but A little sterile. Lower lighting and a few more soft furnishings would make a huge difference. Appreciate covid distancing may contribute to ambience. Overall our experience was surprisingly very good. Well done students and those overseeing them’

                                                                                                                        10. E

                                                                                                                          Eleanor

                                                                                                                          Warwickshire

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 7 January 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Excellent. Fabulous food, good choice on the menu. We had petit four with our coffee and they were happy to bring a cake to the table for our double birthday celebration. Free street parking nearby too an added bonus.

                                                                                                                        11. CO

                                                                                                                          CharlotteO

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 7 January 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We really enjoyed our dining experience on Friday night. The food was impeccable, really great quality and the value of the set menu was fantastic. Our servers, Carmen and Andrea, were professional, polite and attentive, ensuring we had drinks, our water was filled up and checking on our food. We will be visiting again when the new menu comes out and have recommended it to friends and family.

                                                                                                                        12. GB

                                                                                                                          GeraldineB

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 6 January 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          A lovely welcoming restaurant. The students are brilliant and keen to learn. The food was mind blowing good. As soon as we leave I book to come again.

                                                                                                                        13. JJ

                                                                                                                          JoshJ

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 10 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Was a really nice evening with good food and friendly staff.

                                                                                                                        14. FD

                                                                                                                          FranD

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 10 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Brilliant! Would not hesitate to recommend the experience.

                                                                                                                        15. LT

                                                                                                                          LindaT

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on 10 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          Sadly the internet didn’t reflect it was only Christmas meal and the cost , however enjoyed the overall experience and everyone went out their way to make it good . Looking forward to another visit hopefully in the new yr. extremely pleasant couple of hrs spent out . Would recommend it

                                                                                                                        16. N

                                                                                                                          Nani

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 10 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience from the welcome drinks to the petit fours and coffee at the venue.

                                                                                                                        17. KD

                                                                                                                          KarenD

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on 10 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Had a fabulous time with a great Christmas atmosphere. The service was excellent as was the food. Enjoyed all the courses equally. Will definitely be back again in the New Year.

                                                                                                                        18. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on 10 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          This restaurant never fails to please. Attended for lunch and as always we were not disappointed. The food was superb and the service was first class. The students are polite, helpful and dedicated. What more can I say….? We shall return again very soon.

                                                                                                                        19. KH

                                                                                                                          KateH

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 9 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Food was excellent, waitors were very polite and attentive. Great price for the quality of food. I'm vegetarian and loved the veggie options. Dessert was especially good. There was a loud table next to us who were quite annoying but it didn't ruin the evening.

                                                                                                                        20. LW

                                                                                                                          LisaW

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 9 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          My son used to attend the college he always talked about the Christmas lunch, I booked for myself and my sister we really enjoyed it food was very good a lovely start to Christmas.

                                                                                                                        21. L

                                                                                                                          Lawro

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on 8 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Attentive staff with well distanced tables and excellent food & ambience. Would highly recommend

                                                                                                                        22. TB

                                                                                                                          TaraB

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 7 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          What a great place to eat. Yes they are students learning their skills - so a few things could go better - but the food and presentation was excellent. These will be the future top rated chefs and here you can sample their food for a fraction of the price. Would highly recommend.

                                                                                                                        23. KH

                                                                                                                          KathyH

                                                                                                                          Warwickshire

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 7 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                                          Disappointing. The food was not up to past experience.

                                                                                                                        24. DH

                                                                                                                          DavidH

                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on 6 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          1st visit to the Restaurant. Really pleased with the quality of the food minor points & shouldn't detract from an enjoyable evening evening. Really pleased that we chose this for my wife's birthday.

                                                                                                                        25. WB

                                                                                                                          WillB

                                                                                                                          Manchester

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 6 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          As always this restaurant hits the mark, great food and excellent service, you just need to remember this is a training establishment.

                                                                                                                        26. C

                                                                                                                          Carmelc

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 6 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                          Having eaten numerous times before weve always hadd very good service in the training restaurant. The food was excellent as usual but the service left a lot to be desired. We asked for the nenus as they weren't offered. When the starters arrived we had to ask for bread, no serving spoons with the vegetables, two main courses came 5 mins after every one else had theirs and then offered the wrong choice. The lecturer did offer us another glass of wine. It was the first day for the students but may be they should work with more experienced students or more lectures overseeing the students. The room now opened up into one large restaurant due to covid and also the bar area were very chilly. Great food, disappointing service.

                                                                                                                        27. CC

                                                                                                                          ChristineC50

                                                                                                                          Kent

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on 6 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Another fabulous meal/experience. Took a friend, her first time most impressed. Wants to return

                                                                                                                        28. D

                                                                                                                          Deegee

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Great food, great value, lovely staff. Will be going again.

                                                                                                                        29. MJ

                                                                                                                          MaryJ

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Our favourite go to restaurant for any celebration. Fantastic as ever!

                                                                                                                        30. AF

                                                                                                                          AnitaF

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Lovely meal. Thank you We all really enjoyed it....even having to go outside when the fire alarm went off didn't spoil it!! Making memories...

                                                                                                                        31. WT

                                                                                                                          WendyT

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          The meal was quite bland but nethertheless well cooked, presented and served. The fire alarm was confusing with varied advice from staff on if we should leave-this needs immediate attention. The meal is now overpriced and less generous. We've other meals at resturaunt in the city centre which are much cheaper. So, not fully put off the a lacatre meals but won't be back for the Xmas Menu.

                                                                                                                        32. HH

                                                                                                                          HeatherH

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on 2 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Anniversary

                                                                                                                        33. JW

                                                                                                                          JohnW

                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on 2 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Have been here several times and it’s always an enjoyable visit. Looking forward to the next time.

                                                                                                                        34. PH

                                                                                                                          PeterH

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 1 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall2food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                          Coffee was Luke warm again.This was the only downsize,but when requested came hot with warm milk.Could have been hotter. If my father had been present ,Norman Hargreaves (ex chairman)he would have expected pipping hot black coffee.Ours was nothing like this,we can always let the coffee cool before drinking,but we can’t heat it up on the table.

                                                                                                                        35. CC

                                                                                                                          ChristineC50

                                                                                                                          Kent

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on 1 December 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          Chris the waiter was attentive and worked hard. The other lad was very shy and not as at ease with clients, but was trying very hard. I wanted to give him a hug. The food was excellent/superb and they remembered my friends birthday which was lovely. Really liked the complimentary drink on the way in. Girl who booked us in was very professional and the two lads on "coats" were very pleased and helpful. All round the usual excellent time was had. I'm in on Monday with someone else!!

                                                                                                                        36. VH

                                                                                                                          ValerieH

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 30 November 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Meal was outstanding. It was a taster Menu which we didn't expect but enjoyed it very much. Staff were very attentive.

                                                                                                                        37. CM

                                                                                                                          ColmM

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 30 November 2021

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                          Really superb food and very good service at very reasonable prices. I also liked the spacing between tables, a feeling of privacy. Sevice was excellent also. The lunch menu gave 3 options per course - quite enough. Wine list was short but sufficiently varied and unusual. we liked the experience a lot.

                                                                                                                        38. CC

                                                                                                                          CharChar

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on 30 November 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          The Christmas Dinner was absolutely amazing, the service was brilliant too. We were also given complimentary drinks on arrival and we had Christmas crackers placed on our table which was a lovely touch.

                                                                                                                        39. JI

                                                                                                                          JIMG

                                                                                                                          Worcestershire

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on 30 November 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          AS USUAL EVERTHING WAS GREAT. TO THINK THAT SOME OF THE PEOPLE SERVING WHERE IN THER FIRST YEAR THEY KNEW WHAT TO DO AND DID IT VERY WELL. IF THEY WHERE ASKED QUESTION THEY WOULD NOT HESTITATE WITH THE ANSWER. WE DONE ONE AND ALL AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE NEW YEAR SEASONS GREETINGS TO ONE AND ALL

                                                                                                                        40. M

                                                                                                                          Michaels

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on 29 November 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Great value for money. Never disappoints every time we go.

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                                                                                                                        University College Birmingham Summer Row Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1JB

                                                                                                                        • Cross Street

                                                                                                                          Located on the corner of Summer Row and Lionel Street

                                                                                                                        • Area

                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                        • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                          Lunch
                                                                                                                          Mon–Fri 12:00–13:15
                                                                                                                          Dinner
                                                                                                                          Mon–Fri 18:00–19:15

                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                          British, Modern European

                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                          Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                        • Dress Code

                                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                                        • Parking Details

                                                                                                                          NCP Car Park, Newhall Street

                                                                                                                        • Public Transit

                                                                                                                          There are plenty of roadside parking spaces in the Summer Row area, as well as NCP car parks. There are also several bus stops and the restaurant is just a 15-20 minute walk from Moor Street and New Street train stations.

                                                                                                                        • Payment Options

                                                                                                                          MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                                          0121 604 1010

                                                                                                                        • Catering

                                                                                                                          We can accommodate for dietary requirements, please advise in advance in the notes section of your reservation. We provide AA rosette award winning fine dining at a fraction of the high street costs.

                                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                          Require other facilities? You can also book meeting rooms, lecture rooms and other specialist environments. Availability varies throughout the academic year, but if we can help you, we will. The restaurant is available for exclusive use for private events for lunches and or dinners. with the capacity to accommodate 120 guests, it is the perfect space. We offer menus to suit you and your guests, this can be for birthdays, Holy Communions, special anniversaries, we are here to help. For a private event only please call 0121 604 1000 and ask the Reception team to transfer you to Anna Hughes, Head of Commercial Sales.

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