Zen Metro

4.3
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105 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Thai
Experience Zen Metro, Birmingham’s award-winning Thai Restaurant & Bar. Located in the heart of Birmingham’s Colmore Business District, Zen Metro showcases Thai food at its best. A fusion of traditional and contemporary Thai cuisines with a host of authentic flavours and recipes. As the name suggests, ZEN Metro’s ambiance is the perfect balance of luxury with a Thai twist, making it one of the best places to eat in Birmingham.
What 105 People Are Saying
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Sadikah
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the staff were very professional and polite.

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PipD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely incredible and the cocktails were amazing!! Staff really accommodating and friendly just loved the whole evening, will definitely return again next time we’re in Birmingham!

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ChloeB
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. We had the set menu for two and we did not walk away hungry! Every course was delicious, service was prompt and professional and the dining room itself is beautiful. Highly recommend.

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JBNA
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most amazing seafood I have had in my life! We had a soup as one of the starters and it was so beautifully made. Normally squid is like rubber but this was just perfect to bite into. Great value too for the food, drinks however are very expensive. Would 100% recommend to a friend!

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zen Metro is an experience not to be missed. The cocktail bar on arrival is superb and the interior design alone is worth the trip. The indoor tree is unique and fun. Then the food! Absolutely delicious. Not too spicy at all but they ask you how you like your spiciness! The lovely flavours compliment the meat fish or vegetarian superbly. Plus free parking outside after 7.30!!! Cant recommend it highly enough.

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Shelley
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Service we received was first class. It was my friend’s 50th birthday and the staff went above and beyond to make it a memorable occasion.
The food.......OMG AMAZING!!! It was served quickly and it was piping hot. The chicken pad Thai was the best I’ve ever had in the UK. The ambiance was lovely and intimate. In a nutshell, Zen Metro are smashing it! We’ll be back!!!

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Haluppen
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Had a table booked, they took 20 mins to take us to the table. Was booked for a bday occasion and they seated us on a tiny table in the corner right next to the kitchen door.
The food was overly spicy and unlike usual Thai food.
Service was slow (obviously).
They placed a birthday dessert on the table at the end with no enthusiasm and very minimal energy for a bday dinner.
Overrated.

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VronB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly helpful service, made us feel welcome, food delicious.

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SonA
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I had ordered a chicken padthai which on the menu stated it contains nuts so I had advices the waiter that took my order to remove the nuts as there is a high allergy I am also allergic to mushroom and on the menu it did not state that there would be any mushrooms or sauces of mushrooms in the order once eaten the food I found traces of mushrooms, I then panicked and for self reassurance I asked the waiter to just confirm that what I found was a mushroom, the waiter was lingering around in the kitchen then the manager came who was overall defensive when all I wanted was was reassurance that it was A mushroom so I could then go ahead and use my epipen the manager was very rude and told me I should’ve read the term and conditions and how if he had any sort of allergy he would tell before hand which I did with the nuts and the menu did not state anything for mushroom he was very rude and made it feel like if anything happen to me it would’ve been my fault and not his he then bought some smarties out as giving the bill laughed and said oh I don’t know if these have mushrooms in them “haha” it was just disgusting the service was horrible it was my first time going there as I like to blog about the place I like to eat at and recommend to family and friends, but the service has ruined my whole experience with zen metro

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CallumD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great Food. Great Service. Would Definitely Recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, waiter was friendly and always checking up on us. Food was amazing, great portions as well, so worth the money! Love the atmosphere within the place, felt very calming and relaxing.. will be back again!

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CameronW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very pleasant date with my girlfriend, the prawn crackers and the Thai green curry with rice was some of the best food I have ever had. Pleasant atmosphere, food was served with efficiency and the staff were all very pleasant. An absolutely wonderful experience.

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nikkim
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a nice environment, could not fault our visit to Zen Metro.

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall lovely experience. Service was a but scattered in places but very friendly. Starters and mains were absolutely delicious but the dessert was a huge disappointment - chocolate "truffle" was literally just ice cream. However the decor was really nice and we walked out happy!

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AngelineW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Excellent service and a beautiful setting

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Islee
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal at Zen Metro recently. There was a good choice of vegetarian options. The vegetable tempura starter had a wonderfully light and crispy batter, and the vegetable massaman curry was very tasty. The service was spot on, and they made the dessert extra special, with a Happy Birthday message and candle! Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Waitress who served us was very courteous, helpful and went the extra mile. As it was my Wifes birthday we got a nice table and a free cake with candle. The food was good and the decor nice although we were expecting it to be like Tattu from the picture. Over all a good experience.

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TasleemA
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

we ordered the cod red curry and veg dish. it was a mixture of left over veg; tiny bits of frozen fish - not sure if it was cod and no potatoes.
wasnt red curry, but was sweet and sour
felt somewhat cheated.
service was fine, when you had it. staff seemed very busy and in a rush always.
venue is nice, but needs improvement with the menu and the service.

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DeanN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. And attentive service.
Fairly pricey and somewhat uninspiring atmosphere.

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VT100
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serivce was very efficient and friendly and food served in excellent time

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Clare
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the executive lunch. Super food. Excellent service. Beautiful decor. Lovely extra touch of a complimentary desert for my husband's s birthday.

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Ak123
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and brilliant service by the staff who were all kind and helpful

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KemF
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. Good portion sizes. Definitely recommended

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Conor
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was served fast and efficiently and the food was phenomenal!!! Perfect date!

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Rich
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Wrong starters delivered. Sorted by management but then bill was incorrect so all got a bit uncomfortable at the end.

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Nadz
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our meal was mouth watering!! I would recommend any who enjoys thai food or wants to bring back memories of eating in Thailand.

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Currylover
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite there being large tables of Christmas parties, the food was delivered quickly and up to the usual standard. The green and red curries with coconut rice were great.

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iang
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

High qual;ity food and excellent service all at a reasonable price. Only downside was being a couple we were placed next a very loud table of 8 which detracted a bit from the night

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LaurenEveC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was appalling.

I had to keep asking to be served.

Getting drinks ordered getting our food ordered.

Then we were asked to vacate the table as they had another booking. When the reason we took so long was because your staff were terrible.

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SamM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic food, would recommend the teriyaki salmon noodles in particular. Service was also outstanding and an issue with one of our dishes was dealt with appropriately. Would highly recommend and would love to return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and quality!

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SueK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food in smart setting with very attentive staff

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Kiran
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful settings, great food, good service, highly recommended for a nice dining experience

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Mahwebb
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant restaurant with helpful friendly staff and delicious food. We were a party of 3 people, 2 were gluten free and this was well catered for. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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NaeH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was lovely! I would recommend and also visit again.

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JonathanS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish. Great service, incredible food and even a dessert with Happy Birthday written on the plate for my partner was the perfect end to a beautiful evening.
Can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough. Delicious, flavoursome food and generous portions.

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ShervorneB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall it was nice.

Myself and my guest were sat next to a private booth with sliding doors, everytime someone from the party opened the sliding door it would rub against our table causing it to move, which was annoying.

Food in general was fab no issues, customer service was ok but not the best.

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JaviG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exceptional in every way, only thing that let down the last visit was the noise level as there were two cooperate parties in the bar area

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SarahM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

As soon as we arrived we were told that they had to have the table back by a certain time!
Was placed at the back of the restaurant next to a couple clearly on a date who wanted to talk without us listening in.
The waiter didn’t come across confidently when questioned about the menu.
The starter was with us within minutes, not sure if this was a good/bad thing.
As soon as the starter was finished the mains were out!
Bland yellow curry, prawns with shell/tail still on which was annoying having to have to remove each one.
Cheekily added an extra £1 on the bill for charity... at least just ask for a donation.
Standard/rushed service, overpriced food, not many chicken options for mains, no ambience at the back of the restaurant (looked like it would be a private dining area).
Myself and my friend had terrible stomach cramps after and let’s just say that the prawn yellow curry didn’t stay down for too long.
Neither of us will be returning!

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ganeshk
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and lovely service. Lemon cheesecake was outstanding

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Zen Metro is rated 4.3 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

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