Village Grill - Village Hotel Solihull

3.7
135 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
From Sunday lunch to a working breakfast, dinner with mates or lunch with the ladies, our restaurant welcomes hotel guests and locals alike, all day, every day.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 06.30 - 09.30 18:00-22:00
Saturday: 07.30 - 10.30 18.00 - 22.00
Sunday: 07.30 - 10.30 12.30 - 16.30 19.00 - 21.00
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Phone number
0121 701 2900
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Parking Details
Free Parking
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

Special Offers

4 course carvery: £15.95

Enjoy summer everything with an unlimited Sunday Carvery at Village! Help yourself to a selection of unlimited starters, carved meats, vegetables and sides plus all children eat for £7.95.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 4 September 2018

Ends: 31 October 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-17:00

Two dine: £29

From a set menu. 2 courses plus a glass of fizz for 2 people for only £29.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 2 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 2 people

Starts: 4 September 2018

Ends: 31 October 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 18:00-22:00

What 135 People Are Saying
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GK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

Restaurant recently refurbished to meet the needs of the young as a social meeting place to view sports Tv in noisy bar atmosphere. Unfortunately not the place to be for a Super Sunday dinner anymore, shan't be returning again under this regime...

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JU
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Waiting around for drinks after ordered and had to collect from bar unfortunately we were on a time schedule which didn’t help. Fried food soggy and oily.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

tables are constantly being moved, not much space between tables, soup was ok but nothing wow, would of been better if it was hotter.
Selection of starters was very good, no complaints.
Carvery was awful, served on cold plates, Turkey was ok but the gammon was far to salty, frozen sprouts and cabbage cut like coleslaw yuk, had to wait for gravey and whoever made the Yorkshire puddings shouldn't be working in a kitchen, very bland and the wrong texture.

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FD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Noise was so bad that we cancelled our booking and took our friends elsewhere to a quieter environment. Not at all what we expected.

Had to show 'poor' above as survey would not be submitted - but only had experience of breakfast which was good.

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JC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

Had not been for Sunday lunch for a while used to come quite often. They have now moved the pub into the restaurant with massive tv screens everywhere. The atmosphere is awful couldn't hear yourself think you can hear everyone conversations and the tv screens are intrusive. Not a relaxing Sunday lunch anymore. The quality of the food is not as good the soup was cold the bread was hard. Not a good experience shame it used to be a nice place to go. Would not recommend.

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YV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very freshly prepared and nice presentation

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AB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

Restaurant merged with pub in same room. Noisy dining atmosphere. Unsuitable for family of 5 as small tables, noise and we were unable to get pushchair through restaurant easily. Child’s dinner fell to floor as high chair tray not on correctly. Staff replaced promptly as it was their error. Starter arrived with main meal and we got told we should have requested it as a starter as their till doesn’t recognise that it is a starter not a side dish, despite the item being on the starter menu. Waited for over 50 minutes for children’s dessert. The dessert never arrived and there was a quibble regarding refunding this cost. Staff friendly and helpful but poor dining experience overall. I would not recommend for families.

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TR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I booked for Sunday lunch for my family and friend from the US. The quality of food was extremely poor, the meat was dry, Yorkshire puddings cold and dry and poor selection of vegetables.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I tables very noisy incorrect food from the menus we were shown

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MS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful. This is not a restaurant it is a bar complete with massive sky sports screens and shouting. Totally inappropriate for family dinner.

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t
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Service was exexcellent food was plentiful and good.
But there was a football match on Hull City vs Aston Villa and there was much vocal support for the local club during our meal and afterwards until after midnight. ..which kept us awake unfortunately.
The restaurant is part of the bar.....

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MD
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I tried to look for a way to contact you when I got home on Sunday but could not see a contact form.

The manager was particularly friendly and helpful. We had a elderly person with us who eats very little and I was able to get a reduced rate. The service from all who spoke to us was excellent. I only missed the hot puddings that used to be there.

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H
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 2

Overall good experience but a few staff need extra training at the bar as they seem unsure what they are doing. Mash a little watery compared to previous experience and seemed to be slightly less choice than previous visits

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M
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

Way too loud, made the eating experience most uncomfortable. We are due to meet up with friends soon and tried out the Village on our own. we will not be returning with our friends as we will want to be able to converse without having to compete with the level of noise in the bar area. Goodness knows what the level of noise rises to when the football season kicks off!! We were considering rejoining the gym/swimming pool membership, but after our experience on Sunday we have decided not to do that.

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JG
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

We used to use the restaurant regularly, but unfortunately hate the new design, noisy, unfriendly and bad service. Will not be goi g again

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RS
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My only comments was gravy was very thin and watery

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t
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Service was fine nothing you wouldn’t expect anywhere however the food was to a very poor standard,basic frozen overpriced pub grub.
My better half expressed an allergy to mushrooms and the kitchen staff thought it was fine to just remove the mushrooms and return a cross contaminated dish back to her,she was ill all evening and thusly we had a miserable experience,even now 3days later she is still having abdominal pain due to wrenching so violently.I also believe the staff who dealt with us was more interested in covering their own backsides and hoping we would go away,I also believe we were lied to on more than 1 occasion.This incident had the potential to be life threatening,myself and my partner couldn’t be more disappointed and angry.

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TK
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The new bar/restaurant is lovely, really warm and inviting. A much needed makeover and much better than the previous formal dining experience, more relaxed. The staff were really nice and attentive. The food was lovely, again much better than the previous menu. My only issue was the mussels i had, they were really tasty, but quite a few of the shell's had broken so i kept getting little bits of shell in my mouth :-/

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P
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

No high chair ready for us or kids stuff such as crayons, menu and table mat offered despite it being clear on reservation that these would be required. Staff generally ok, but service was average at best. Food was really good.

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ET
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was poor on this visit cold potatoes and vegetables and meat was tough, new layout doesn’t work well as starters etc are to close to the end of the carvery counter so becomes very crowded

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j
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Plates were cold which cooled the food down rapidly! Vegetables were not cooked sufficiently. My beef was quite tough albeit I had asked for some more well done as the blood was still running when cut which I do not like.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fantastic food
Great selection of food
Served quickly and waitress was lovely and friendly

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JC
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Far too loud and busy. Food was cold and below average.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The restaurant has been refurbished but unfortunately as it is now completely open plan, the noise level was really high, such a shame as it was really nice before. I don’t know whether it was because it was Father’s Day but it seemed a bit chaotic. The drinks took ages to come and they came separately rather than together, we had to ask if we could have soup rather than our server asking us. We weren’t offered the promotional voucher when u paid the bill either. Food is nice though and it has been fine on previous occasions.

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MT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were over charged for drinks, drought beer was off and had to be changed twice and drinks are very overpriced. There was not enough choice for carvery option compared to previous visits. Overall an ok time but probably won’t go back.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s the first time we have been there for a carvery and I have to say I would go back again.. the lady that served us was very friendly and was always asking if every thing was ok and if she could get us any thing.. the food was very nice I thought there could of been more selection of puddings but the puddings that was there was ok..

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H
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

This was my first visit with my partner and son. The food was lovely, lots of choice at an excellent price and kids eat free. The 4 course unlimited meal option for Sunday Carvery dining is worth it. I believe from signage that the room currently used is only temporary as there is renovation going on in the usual dining area. Will be nice to go back a see it completed.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was great but the temporary room that was been used for dining was dark and dingy.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Spoke to manager about quality of food and setting. Tables were left dirty, food cold. Staff started removing tables before we had finished. Paid over £60 for poor food and was hoping with the temporary set up the manager may have invited us back for a complimentary meal to regain faith. But manager nowhere to be seen when settling up bill. Very disappointed. Stale bread. Hardly any variety and could count the carrots left. Mashed potatoes very unpleasant. Totally disappointed.

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FC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only eaten at the Carvery and have not been disappointed

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DR
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We booked through open table which showed reservations only available for 4.30pm. In fairness to the staff it wasn’t their fault at all, but we feel this was too late to take the booking, as the Sunday lunch actually closes at 4.30pm, although they do serve until everyone has completed their meal. Obviously again by coming at this time the carvery is coming to a close too, again we were served with a very friendly face, and weren’t made to feel rushed, but I do feel bookings should stop a bit earlier.

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PB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had Sunday Lunch many times before,but at the moment the Restaurant is having a makeover and a Function room is being used for the Sunday Carvery.It is a 4 Course meal. The Cold table is lovely a Great Selection a Salad bowl,Prawn cocktails ,0lives,Pate,Porkpie ham bread rolls etc then soup of the day followed by Sunday Carvery a Selection of Turkey,Gammon,Roast Beef,Vegetables Beans,Cabbage,Sprouts ,Carrots,Peas and lovely Chefs Gravy.Help yourself to lovely Desserts Icecream Mouse,chocolate brownies etc and Hot Rhubarb Crumble with Apple & Custard Hot waffles,Staff are excellent and were most helpful cannot wait to go again soon. Patricia & Patrick Butler.

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JG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable Sunday lunch even though the usual dining room was being renovated. I must admit I liked the room better than the grill. The food was excellent although the ice cream machine didn’t work very well.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sunday lunch was very enjoyable; we will certainly visit again.

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LF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Would not recommend. Awful service, cold food, dirty glasses and cutlery. Requested a seat close to the Carvery for a disabled member of the party and we were put on the table furthest from it. Not labels on food, not good for anyone aspecially people with allergies. Loud music playing (ndubz) not really dining appropriate.

Don’t waste your money.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Family get together for a meet and greet with our new baby

No one come to let us know you had to order drinks from the bar

Asked 4 times for some butter to eat with the rolls gave up in the end as none was put out on the buffet table or brought over to our table

Yorkshire puddings was so hard and tasteless that 4 of us left them uneaten

Most of the vegetables was cold some never had any flame to keep them warm and the ones that did other dinners left the lids open and none of the serving staff put them down so they just sit open until someone else came up to get there meal

Lady at the bar tried to over charge us
It stated online when I made the hooked that children eat free of charge when there was a paying adult

There were 6 adults and 2 children under 5 in our group
When my husband said about the kids being charged she then said oh I will apply some discount for you when in actual fact they shouldn’t of been a charge for the 2 children in the first place

Feel really let down by the Solihull village has we have stayed over 15 times and eaten Sunday lunch over 6 times and this time being the worse

Felt quite embarrassed that we recommended it to our family and they didn’t actually enjoy the experience in your hotel

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f
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

Better when in the restaurant, the inspiration room better suited to conference or weddings

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E
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had Sunday lunch on the 29th April , good value for money , pleasant staff.
Very good the way staff keep the starter & desert section topped up & clean .
The chief serving the carvery very nice man .
Thank you

Mrs Williams

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JW
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

The service, food and venue were outstanding. However we had arranged this lunch for a get together with friends and family. The music in the suite where the lunch was served was extremely loud, and this was a bit off putting.

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E
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a loverly Sunday lunch , loverly good , topped up all the time. A bigger vegetable selection would be great Thank you

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