The Bracebridge

4.7
873 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 873 People Are Saying
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AdrianR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Liver was so tuff had to use steak knife on liver ful of sinyou very bad no osters no Frits de mere

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Holtie
Staffordshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regularly use this restaurant both indoors and outdoors and are never disappointed. A great place to take family and friends for a special meal with a great view.

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MikeL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

What a terrible disappointment. It was our anniversary and we had chosen the Bracebridge as a treat for ourselves, we had mentioned the anniversary on our booking form, we needn't have bothered. When we arrived it was like a madhouse with people everywhere, we had to weave our way through the very popular outside area to get to our indoor table. Once inside we were very impressed by the makeover that the restaurant has gone through. Once sat down we commented to a member of staff how cold it was everywhere and were told that doors had to be kept open because of Covid. Another diner also complained and the heating was was then turned up. It struck me that a large number of people were entering and leaving from the outside area which made the place so cold, not sure if they were accessing the toilets or not.

Our starter of scallops was delicious but the dark crumb covering was less than palatable. We both had roast beef for our mains, the beef was the star of the dish, everything else was very poor. The Yorkshire pudding was literally stone cold and we asked for it to be changed, the replacement was good. The roast potatoes were soft and unpleasant, the greens were hard, barely cooked, the carrots were soft and over-cooked, apart from the beef the meal was a car crash. Fine dining it was not. Some waitresses were wearing outdoor coats as they serviced both indoor and outdoor diners. It really struck us that the outdoor diners were more important as the overall service was very poor justifying the removal of the service charge off the bill.

To us the indoor and outdoor areas should in some way be discretely separated, it is an impressive area outside and I would be glad to use it in the appropriate circumstances. However If we are out seeking a lovely memorable meal to celebrate a special occasion and at a premium I expect to be served by people dressed appropriately and be served lovely food in a convivial environment.

What a let down.

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Customer Service was good but we were on a corner table due to a couple of large groups.

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TonyS
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent
Service also
Great ambiance and service

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TracyT
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

For was ok
Service was poor
We seated at 7.15, our starters arrived 8.30 there were 4 of us
Waitress looked and acted like she really didn’t want to be there,
between our starter and main course the waitress put all our main course cutlery on the edge of the table and said here is your clean cutlery and walked off.
This is not what I expect at a restaurant of this calibre.
We are booked in again with friends in a couple of weeks. Considering cancelling.

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EmmaH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic full of flavour absolute delight

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AnthonyW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue on lakeside. Friendly and attentive maitre and waiting staff.
Food is very good with generous/large portions. Wide range of drinks. Very pleasant place to visit. Well recommended

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AnneA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’ll presented and interesting Christmas menu. Outside area very seasonal.

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PaulineL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fish and chips were absolutely delicious so was the cheese and bacon burger one of our party had, overall an excellent meal.

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HannahBailey
Hong Kong
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service and amazing setting at the Bracebridge!

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NicholasH
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service beautiful setting could maybe do with a slightly bigger menu but overall very good

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PeterF
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - would recommend. Only down side was the service charge!

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Mikey
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Birthday meal and the first time we'd eaten there. Overall definitely go back again. The food was lovely and the staff were friendly although they did have a slight problem getting us salt for the table ! They knew it was my birthday and although we didn't want a dessert they did bring out a plate with Happy Birthday written very fancily in chocolate sauce and a couple of small sponge biscuits - very nice touch and much appreciated.

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PaulD
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and venue. Can't fault it and will book again.

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CharlotteT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue and the team were really exceptional in the service they provided, the food was excellent and enjoyed every single meal without hesitation.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience outside with lots of heaters, cosy blankets. Good service. It’s fairly expensive (particularly drinks) but I’d still recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal in a fantastic locat

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our friends birthday. Can’t fault the service from our waiter he was brilliant.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place to eat and drink!!!! The service is A1 a must

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vipAidanS
Birmingham
37 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Staff playing with a baby all evening, more staff that customers. Food was only average, at the prices charged by this venue, I would expect the food and service to be spot on. Then to add a 12.5% service charge as well
Will no be rushing back

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SophieS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely lunch, despite the torrential rain! Thai curry with prawns was amazing!

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Ninab
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food very good, service a little slow and it is now very cold outside even though a heater was brought over. Can recommend the lobster, cooked beautifully

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AlisonR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and made a birthday celebration very special

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. Love this place!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting with etquivite food! You get what you pay for and it’s well worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I have been to this restaurant many times and always had a fantastic experience until last night . They have changed the menu which I now think is very poor and basic . The BBQ area u pass where they advertise fish of the day etc is not available several choices not available .The service was dreadful waited 45 mins before anyone took a drinks order I did speak to the manager who told me 5 members of staff had not shown up which I appreciate makes service very difficult but in this case I feel the managers have to take control and help out on the tables if needed
I feel very sad writing this as this has been a favourite restaurant of ours since it was opened I just hope they can get back on track and deliver the excellent service they have done in the past

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Jazzyj
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Poor service, we had to ask them to clear starter plates and main plates. Also had to ask for glasses to be cleared. The outdoor area is too cramped to the point where the waitress couldn’t even get around us. Disappointed with the service

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LucyH
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and tasty food! Would definitely come back again

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Toni
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been here twice now and loved both times. Great food, Great venue.

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BrianT
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was very good except allowing the use of electronic cigarettes especially with a smell of marijuana

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GaryB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue with smashing food, and a dream location

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CraigJ
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely lovely food as ever, looking forward to the next visit

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Anon
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Since our last visit in July, the menu has been reduced, and the prices for everything except burgers and pizzas increased. We were disappointed with the choice of food available, and the quality of the food served, especially for the price. Such a shame as the venue is lovely, and the service was great. We visited hoping for a special meal, I would only return for burger or pizza.

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BalgarJ
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at the bracebridge
First time visiting and amazing

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

This place is now no more than a Pizza and Burger bar.
We were regular visitors to the Bracebridge where we always had a good choice menu and good quality food but for some reason the menu is now mainly Pizza and Burgers the main menu is now very limited and very expensive for what was Barbecued food.
I paid 32.00 for a lamb kebab which I am sure the management could not justify the charge considering it was cooked on a barbecue very poor quality.
I cannot understand why this restaurant has changed the menu so drastically to the detriment of quality and value.
We shall not be returning any time in the future which is a shame as we used to regularly look forward to a Saturday night at the Bracebridge
What was is on the Managements mind ???

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bracebridge has a wonderful view onto the Pool which the food and services matches.

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JudyW
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. Dog friendly. Had a lovely time.

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Beth
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Spent a lovely birthday night here, what a local gem. Kudos to OpenTable because I wouldn't have noticed this restaurant if I didn't search here. All dishes were of good standard, particularly the sides, I recommend the lamb skewers. My hubby's steak was slightly overcooked for medium, maybe ask for rare if you do like m/rare. Strawberries & cream were fantastic to finish off. Can't fault the atmosphere & settings either.

FAQs

The Bracebridge is rated 4.7 stars by 873 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.