The Bracebridge

4.7
856 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 856 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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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

AS
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

SS
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

AR
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!!!

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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

LH
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.

BT
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

GB
GaryB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue with smashing food, and a dream location

CJ
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.

BJ
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.

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SatvinderC
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Starters and deserts lovely
Mains nice but odd fixed side dishes mix with coleslaw and potato salad and corn
The mains would go better with hot sides as this spoilt the meal making it feel unbalanced

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stevem
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find ! First visit and we will be back , very soon!

ST
SarahT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We had to wait a long tome to be served and to receive food/drink once order was placed. Little meat on the chicken so disappointing.

AH
AnneH
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great setting and atmosphere and good range on menu - something for everyone. Liked the barbeque theme and the fish of the day was wonderful. A memorable and different evening out.

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SusanS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my Daughter and Granddaughter, we couldn’t fault the restaurant.
The food was excellent, big portions, I had to have a doggy bag. The staff were friendly and efficient, the view was very nice also the atmosphere. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our visit, will certainly return soon.

KB
KeithB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining area. Well worth a visit. Very good service.

JH
JamieH
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The setting, ambience, food & wine were exceptional. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Would highly recommend and will be returning in the near future.
Thank You for an enjoyable meal.

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SueS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Excellent venue lovely food and atmosphere.

Service and staff very helpful.

SG
SueG
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and very atmospheric with good quality food and service

JM
JoeM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Over all very good , may be Irish coffee could improve

JA
JonathanA
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable! We were inside in the restaurant so a little quieter; there was a more energetic vibe and live music outside. Highly recommended.

SP
SharnaP
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, perfect setting and the staff were amazing.

SD
SueD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

They wrote the orders in correctly one dine had to wait over 30!mins for the meal the chicken was tough and chewy very unappetising

JC
JeanetteC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my husband’s parents for a meal, it was absolutely lovely. My father in-law said he’d never had lobster so we ordered him the surf and turf. It was huge but he enjoyed every mouthful. Staff were lovely and attentive. I would highly recommend this place.

KM
KitM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute anniversary lunch. Good food ands served hot

M
Mtaylor
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere great service
Just wish there was more variety of food in the day time , maybe sandwiches for a fri afternoon

CM
ChristineM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday celebration in stunning surroundings!

FAQs

The Bracebridge is rated 4.7 stars by 856 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.