The Bracebridge

4.7
489 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 489 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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MillieM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Beautiful surroundings and decor - the food was okay (but I think this might have been our choices, some other diners food looked good) service was slow, our waiter was trying his best but some of his colleagues seemed to be standing in groups chatting with little else to do - I used to be a waitress and whilst everyone is entitled to a break and enjoy their shift - it can make diners frustrated when they’re waiting on drinks orders etc to see servers loitering.
Finally, through no fault of the restaurant, we were sat next to a very loud group of men who were clearly drunk and as the night went on they became louder and more inappropriate- to the point where we skipped dessert and drinks just to get out of there.
Will definitely try again once current lockdown circumstances have lifted

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Rachel
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and a lovely setting on the terrace, overlooking the lake. Nicely protected from the rain.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve worked so hard to provide a perfect setting, for fantastic food with great service despite all of the restrictions. Highly recommend

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enjoyfood
London
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad the Bracebridge is back and even with out door dining has lost none of its great quality

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TracyF
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was shocking have emailed the restaurant

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GrannyL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food good and staff friendly and helpful. Will definitely visit again

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LindaD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 people and all enjoyed everything from food to great waitress

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MikeN
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent lunchtime dining experience in the outside covered area at Bracebridge. Despite a thunderstorm we all remained dry and comfortable. Staff were excellent and the food was superb. Looking forward to a return visit.

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LindaF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable experience except when the tills malfunctioned due to a storm - we had to wait over an hour for our main meal! Pen and paper are useful to use as there needs to be a back up system to problems .

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VickieB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very lovely setting along side a lake. Great food if not a little pricey but I'm guessing you're paying for the location. Food could have been hotter but it wasn't the warmest day and we were outside. Unfortunately a few meals had sold out so for me the selection was a little limited. Overall it was a delicious meal in a beautiful setting with a good level of service and we would definitely dine there again.

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KatieH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our visit, the restaurant manager was superb and very attentive. The waiting staff we’re a little slow but overall we were very pleased with our visit .

Beautiful food and well set up, tables were a little close together but I understand there’s limited outdoor space.

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jacquip
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Terrace looked amazing with the fairy lights and the view of the Lake - the welcome was just the right amount of friendly and very quick - no waiting around. Matching blankets are provided on the back of your chair - nice touch - I had the crab which was beautiful and fresh - loved all of the accompaniments - then the clam pasta - this was nice but not quite to my taste but I did have without the chorizo as I don't eat meat so it may have lost something because of that - then the pistachio ice cream which was fabulous - thoroughly enjoyed my visit as did my friend who had all vegetarian options and loved all courses - will definitely visit again

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Laura
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere with great food.
A selection of food for different budgets with an amazing view

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ReginaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience.
Staff couldn’t do enough & food amazing.
It’s not cheap but you definitely get what you pay for!

We’ll be back!

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debsherifoot
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! On Sunday lunch time we celebrated my husband's 70th birthday with you and had an amazing experience! We sat at a beautiful table overlooking Bracebridge Pool, were well looked after by your front of house team and enjoyed delicious food and wine! We'll be back again soon!

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night. Food and service was great. Setting was fantastic considering poor weather outside, the terrace was well covered and warm from all the heaters. I would thoroughly recommend The Bracebridge to anyone who was looking for great food and service with a smile. Will be returning soon.

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MarieF
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing! Can't wait to go back already! Cocktails pricey but that's the only negative

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JillO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic evening celebrating our daughters birthday. The atmosphere was buzzing, beautiful surroundings, great service and food.
The saxophonist was an added bonus we hadn’t expected.
A night to remember.

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AntoniaH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our meal at the bracebridge.

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KatieF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So well organised, have truly cracked outdoor dining. Totally under cover with patio heaters keeping us warm and dry.
Excellent waiter service, lovely food, good wine and ambience made so special with saxophone player.
Not cheap, but you get what you pay for .. worth every penny , well done Bracebridge

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JonT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for food on the day we had planned to get married.

Given covid restrictions and English weather the set up is fantastic with all tables and outside bar covered. Food was lovely. The staff were attentiive.

We really enjoyed our time there and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining space undercover with lots of heaters. Very attentive service and good food. Highly recommend!

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EmmD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What’s not to love about this place? The setting, food and service are all A1, they’ve worked so hard to keep going in the hardest of times and should be applauded ! It’s great to see a place unashamedly driven to succeed in the heart of Sutton Coldfield. Brilliant!

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JayneJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Bracebridge and have to say we loved it, the ambience is lovely looking over the lake, a really relaxing vibe, we are definitely returning.

Jayne

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SallyK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, food, drinks and ambiance. My friend and I were treated like queens and really enjoyed the environment and fantastic energy of the place. Will most definitely be back and can’t stop telling people about it. Will bring my dogs for lunch next time I think. Thank you again for a magical evening

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KiranK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brilliant evening at bracebridge we were seated swiftly, staff were friends an service was quick especially for a Friday. Would definitely return!

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Jille
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Really liked this restaurant, lovely attention to detail. The server was a bit devoid of personality and not interested in making an effort when asked for a cork to take the wine home.

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CraigJ
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, unrivalled outdoor location - has superb under cover area that’s second to none

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Jde1
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Some waiters are inexperienced . Drinks took a long time
Asked for wine glass never got one

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AndyR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the evening we attended it was a cool and windy night . However the set up is excellent with screens to block the wind and patio heaters all around the tables so not too cold . Staff are friendly and attentive and service is very quick . We ate off the fixed price menu which had plenty of choice and was reasonably priced . I had the lamb and my wife the fish and chips which were both lovely .This was our second visit recently and the restaurant has come on a long way since opening . The setting is gorgeous over looking the lake and i would now say this is the premier restaurant in the area.

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lisaw
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mid week special deal. Food was amazing and portion size was great
Party of six and we all loved our food
Service was really good and friendly atmosphere. The view across the lake of the sunset was added bonus

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PrimalM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and setting. We had the fixed menu which was great value and service was fantastic

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Reggie
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon meal with friends, could not fault the Bracebridge.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my wife, excellent place, food was great service was very efficient and staff really friendly. Will definitely be going again and recommending to friends

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AnnieR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a while since I have found reason to 'gush' about a place but lunch at The Bracebridge definitely fits the bill! The terrace has been very tastefully re-configured to allow very comfortable and enjoyable al fresco dining whilst not diminshing the beautiful view over the lake. The service and the food were exceptional. Little subtle touches such as the provision of blankets and individual hand sanitisers at each table and plentiful heaters dotted around added to the overall experience. There were plenty of staff available (who all seemed very happy in their work) . The food was absolutely delicious and presented perfectly on beautiful bespoke plates / bowls and not extortionately priced. I applaud the owners, managers and team on the overall attention to detail, they don't seem to have overlooked anything in my opinion!

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CarolS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to meet friends. Beautiful views and food. Good service

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, pricey but can’t fault the food. Can’t wait to go back when it’s maybe a bit warmer or when we can be inside!

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HilaryV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first thing that hit us when we arrived was,it is so pretty, fairy lights, lovely music, patio heaters, cosy blankets and a view to die for!
We were greeted & shown 2 our table which was on the edge of the restaurant, so the view was amazing. There are glass screens, so it wasn’t cold at all. Very good menu, we all chose Pizza with some chunky chips & salad to share, which was lovely. A totally lovely lunch and experience. Will definitely return!

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susiec
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent and
Sharon looked after us who was lovely and very attentive

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MartinP
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening to celebrate our 30 year Anniversary good service thank you

FAQs

The Bracebridge is rated 4.7 stars by 489 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.