The Distillery Birmingham

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  • Pre/post Theatre
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The Distillery, home to Birmingham’s newest Gin Distillery, is a stone’s throw away from Brindley Place and Barclay card arena, perfectly situated on the canal. Split over two floors, the Distillery can entertain day to night with a gin bar and private event space on the first floor leading down to the pub and open kitchen dining area on the lower floor. The expansive terrace is the ideal space for warm summers day.
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4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good Sunday roast dinners -- nothing too fancy, but very tasty. Very friendly service, too.

1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Distillery was hard to found and eventually found it.
Really lovely place and the Sunday dinner was superb.
Only 1 potatoes was black and they replace it.
Bit pricey for a Sunday dinner but worth it.
Lots people sitting outside watching Football on TV great atmosphere.

4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my mocktail with rhubarb, which was recommended by the waiter. We shared the breaded melted cheese bites for starter. The food is all freshly cooked and served in a relaxed manner, for informal dining. The chairs were comfy and there is a nice atmosphere.

83 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended to The Distillery by a starnger in a Birmingham pub on our last visit to the city and booked this for a return visit. I wish I could thank that stranger, because we were very impressed. The food and service was excellent, particularly the lamb shwarma which was really unusual. The only fly in the ointment was that the booking made and confirmed by Open Table had not made it to the restaurant booking system. It was a nervous few minutes whilst they found a space to squeeze us in as it was a busy Saturday night. Well worth a visit.

1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfectly placed for a pre-Arena concert meal/drink. Glad we booked as they were turning people away.
Excellent Gin cocktails and delicious food. Satisfied customers!

1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice ambiance food was tasty hot and freshly made Service was good and good in explaining the menu We vistited the concert next door at the Arean therefore handy short walk to the main doors Will visit again next time in Birmingham Thanks

1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

I’ve eaten here before the foods good and it’s a good place to go for a pre gig drink. We got there for a table at 7, gig started at 8. However they were really short staffed and we had to wait 20 mins to get served and food was 45 mins wait so overall not a great experience and we were rushed, but I’d go again - but perhaps a bit earlier next time.

1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was superb, food was tasty, but such small portions, the croquettes starter was delicious but micro sized.

11 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We dined here as we were attending an event at the Birmingham Arena and the reviews seemed good. It struck me as more of a pub than a restaurant with a slightly better than average feel. Service was fine but not sure what it would have been like when busy. The food was distinctly average. The fries were nice, but my burger were very dry and crumbly and had very little flavour. The price was perfectly acceptable based on the standard displayed. On the upside the toilets were clean. Overall it was ok but we wouldn’t go back.

2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the first "Original" dining experience I've had in the past 10 years! Menu is creative and different without being "Trendy". Staff were very attentive and looked like they wanted to be there. Even when drinks weren't available it wasn't an issue to us as we were really enjoying the vibe. Music is played at a decent volume, which totally adds to the experience. Open kitchen shows confidence and desire to be approachable.
Great drinks space upstairs; Massive bar downstairs; lovely dining area; and then there's the huge outside space by the canal.
If you're going to The Arena ... then this is an absolute must beforehand ... 3 minute walk

9 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food. Lovely staff. Great setting. My idea of heaven

1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here before heading to the nearby Birmingham Arena. The Distillery is a great place to drink and eat. The selection of drinks is excellent and the quality of the cocktails is superb. Food is very good and great value. There were 4 of us and everyone thought the food was excellent. Service was very good too. Overall a great experience. Looking forwards to coming back.

18 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was really nice. The place is really cool and trendy. The Service was attentive, but not overpowering. The ambience was casual but chic. The Food was different, well presented and a very pleasant surprise. We really enjoyed the experience, thanks to the Team

4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were passing through Birmingham and found this great venue on the canal side, lovely food, great ambience and fantastic service. Will definitely be back again.

8 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal and were actually pleasantly surprised as it was better than anticipated. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Would definitely recommend and would go back when in Birmingham again.

1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and food. I now drink gin.

1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great find. Manager was great! Really personal, friendly service. Other staff good to. Food great. Will definitely go back, and have already recommended.

5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Great bottomless champagne brunch with excellent service!

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4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice venue and really tasty food!

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3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice place to take a date. good atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff, and the food was excellent. It's in a great location next to the canal, so well worth stopping in if you're passing by.

1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location on the canal, food was very good and the chef even made plain versions for my partner who doesn't really do Spicey food. The pitchers of gin cocktails are really good to share.