The Bracebridge

4.7
672 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
For a truly exceptional dining experience in stunning surroundings, The Bracebridge is the place to be. Sitting perfectly on the edge of Bracebridge Pool, with décor that exudes luxury and opulence, and a high-class seasonal menu, this is the perfect spot to spend time with friends and family.

For a more relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy the equally impressive culinary creations in a more informal setting outside. More casual than the main restaurant, but just as decadent, The Terrace is a fantastic place to meet with friends and take in the wonderful views of Bracebridge Pool – perfect on a summer’s day.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the majestic and historic Sutton Park, offering a unique and memorable place to dine, drink and relax.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 672 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was perfect, service impeccable. Reasonably priced.

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PeterG
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Despite the weather the ambiance and view of the lake were outstanding. Food and service were excellent. Coffee was a little on the mean side but this was quickly rectified. We will be returning soon.

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Char
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food is too expensive for how it tastes. Service was great/very friendly - when asked how our meal was going, we admitted what we had ordered wasn't great (noodles were hard & steak was cold). Was offered new meals instead which was very kind. We opted for burgers in the end, but these weren't very good either unfortunately. But is a lovely location, great view and very romantic! Beautiful decor too.

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GraceA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing & everyone was very friendly and attentive

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SallyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place ticks all my boxes. Especially in the summer months when it’s great to eat outdoors. Super service. Great menu with plenty of choices. Quality of the food was unbeatable particularly as we ate off the set menu which was a keen price. Just love this place.

MT
MarceyT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The starters and the desserts was fantastic but the main did not meet the same standards.

AG
AmyG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favourite place to eat! The quality of food and service is excellent!

MR
MelR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous location for a meet up with friends. We had a great table, outside but sheltered and overlooking Bracebridge pool. Food and drink was lovely and reasonably priced. Staff were excellent, really pleasant and service was quick. Looking forward to going back soon. Thank you for providing a lovely afternoon.

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David
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat overlooking the lake.
Great food great service.

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MikeS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Congratulations to the management and staff on making it through lockdown they have created a unique dining experience in Sutton Coldfield food service and atmosphere were excellent.

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SimrunT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant. The food and service are second to none. The views and facilities are amazing, a really fantastic gem. Greta is a fantastic waitress and the entire team went above and beyond to make our evening as special and as comfortable as possible. You’ve definitely got a customer for life and we look forward to coming back.

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SheenaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We didn’t see any disabled parking and the signage was not clear due to overgrown weeds around it so not that easy to find. The outside seating is a lovely place to eat on a summers day and food is well presented and if good quality. Would definitely recommend and will be returning. Staff very efficient and friendly

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JeanetteC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch at The Bracebridge, service was excellent and the food was delicious. We were celebrating our Wedding anniversary and were given a complimentary glass of champagne. We would definitely recommend going there.

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JJJR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and value on fixed menu will definitely return setting is beautiful

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CherylF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always lovely table with a view

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ALuvvy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic location, fantastic atmosphere! Only improvement I’d suggest is more attentive staff maybe? We had to call waiters / waitresses several times for drinks and just general assistance. But overall excellent and will be returning. Manager (male who was front of house) was so lovely and friendly.

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Skook
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We love the Bracebridge - the food is top class. We admire the host for having musical entertainment on Sunday lunch but with the new canopy and 6 of us sitting at a table for 8 we could not have a conversation which as this was a reunion lunch was a shame.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. Real luxury from decor to food. Would highly recommend.

HM
HeleneM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful terrace with great food and amazing service!!!! Would definitely recommend it

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Shaz
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing!! Would definitely go back again and again

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Taylor
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, was the first time visiting the bracebridge and will 100% be returning. There was a man playing an instrument which really made it so beautiful.
Shame they didn’t fill all the tables as online it says they had nothing available but there was a lot of free space

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LouiseC
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, relaxed but upmarket with very good service and food was amazing, not over priced either. Great for getting together with family or friends and setting is lovely, well covered outside even if weather is bad.

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LeeG
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all round service, food, ambience couldn't fault it

MA
MAURA
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and Covid friendly. We would definitely go back

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Vikk
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful summer’s view over Bracebridge pool.
Service prompt and friendly
Food, fresh, delicious and portion sizes are huge, for me somewhat too big. I could barely touch my “whale “ and chips after the party - pack size prawn cocktail. A doggy take out box was provided with no quibble.
There was a rumour that the restaurant had run out of ice, which would have ruined summer drinks but thankfully some was found and the evening’s libations were saved. A most pleasurable experience. A slightly more diverse menu with some more imaginative vegan options and or daily specials board would have been good along with a more extensive cocktail menu

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MarieF
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very high standards, very good service, beautiful view of the lake

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Diane
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Congratulations to the Bracebridge for creating a superb outdoor dining area. A lot of thought has been put into making it a lovely place to be. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Service was a little slow but on a lovely evening that did not matter. The only complaint I would have was the volume of the music….perhaps just turn it down a little. Will definitely be back.

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Ant1987
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from all especially the host, couldn't do enough to accommodate us! Excellent food and location!

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102Blue
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My friend ordered the fish and chips which he absolutely loved and described as ‘melt in the mouth’. I ordered a mushroom pizza which was flavoursome and topped with a generous portion of mushrooms but the pizza base itself was unfortunately overdone and was far too crispy - I struggled to cut through it with the pizza wheel and my knife. Having said that, I would still recommend The Bracebridge for its beautiful setting, great service and atmosphere.

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RobS
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a setting, the lake, the sunset, the food, brilliant!

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lisap
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with wonderful view . Excellent food and great service . Will definitely return very soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very warmly welcomed and the terrace and the surroundings were picture perfect. While we chose our food we caught glimpses of food being delivered to other tables, all of which looked lovely. I have to say our food didn’t disappoint...in terms of the presentation or the taste. Absolutely lovely evening. I will definitely return and have already recommended to others. Thank you for a fab evening

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HelenP
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and setting excellent. Very busy so had to wait quite a while for our food but it was worth the wait.

AE
AnnetteE
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely venue. You need to tell people that post code does not direct to correct place. Some different choices on menu .

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Jane
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Unsurpassed location. We dined at 8pm and the view of the setting sun over the water was lovely.
The food was good with extremely generous portions (doggy bags needed!).
My only recommendation would be to have something to deter the inevitable gnats also interested in getting their meal at the same time as us - perhaps citronella torches could be positioned between the restaurant and the water.
Otherwise, very highly recommended for a good meal in a lovely location.

BD
BeckiD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary meal - lovely food, massive portion sizes!

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davidr
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant in an amazing setting, but don't go as I want to make sure I can still get a table!!

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GerryC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have had the pleasure of dinning at the Bracebridge since lockdown, from the moment you are arrive to the time you leave the service is excellent. The food and drinks were quality.

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ColinG
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food.
Lovely atmosphere sitting outside.
Will certainly return.

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TimB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined for lunch with some Business Clients from Stratford and Chester, selecting from the 2-Course Fixed Menu. We had Burrata, Asparagus and a Grilled Haloumi to start, with Tuna Salad, Lamb and Thai Salad for the main.

My clients commented that this was the best meal that they have had over the last 18 months and they will definitely be back again!

The setting was great, with superb views over the lake and the sunshine made the lunch even better!

It's great to see that in spite of lockdown, that the Bracebridge has fully embraced the outside dining culture and shown what 'can' be done as opposed to what 'can't'.

FAQs

The Bracebridge is rated 4.7 stars by 672 OpenTable diners.

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