Zen Metro

4.3
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42 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Thai
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
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.
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M
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked this for our Wedding Anniversary. We decided to sit in the bar area rather than the restaurant and it was lovely, we had a very spacious and comfortable booth. The service and food were extremely good and I have to admit I’m quite critical but I couldn’t fault either. We spent around 2 hours there and despite it being a Saturday we were never rushed or made to feel as if we had to hurry. We will definitely be back.

ZS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still our favourite place to eat, wouldn’t have a bad word to say about the food, service or location.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely but needs background music

B
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great ambience and service. My starter of grilled prawns with garlic was exceptional, as was my wife's prawn salad. Only disappointment was the new chicken dish, which wasn't as spicy as the menu indicated. The new lamb dish was excellent. This is the best Thai in Birmingham and we will be back soon.

CF
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and equally amazing service from all the staff at Zen Metro. Thai food is our food of choice if we are out for a family meal and Zen hasn't failed to impress. Lovely setting and guests are given a good space away from each other, we really don't like to feel like we are part of another party so the ample space given was perfect.
A* from us.

S
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was so nice and accommodating and the food was really good! Will definitely go again good value for money!

PS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very average food and service and ambience.
Nothing exceptional to recommend. The person who took our order was not very accommodating and didn’t really understand what we tried to explain as we had to send the papaya salad back, way too spicy and otherwise dry and no other flavour other than chilliest.

NA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was exceptional, had to ask the lady behind the bar for our table booking before we were seated, service was poor and I didn’t like where we were seated. They added the service charge without even asking....

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely evening

AS
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Visited on a Friday, can’t really find fault with anything except the service.
Service was let down by a couple of little points that could easily be addressed with a little more training. The waiter got the drinks order wrong, and when bringing the wine over, just poured the wine without checking it was the right one, not offering a taster.
Overall very good and we will got back

DP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff couldn't do enough for you and the food was the best Thai food I've ever had in this country! Can't recommend this place enough.

DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic experience. Lovely food and staff are very attentive. Really looked after us even though they were very busy. Will definitely return x

UM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was so spicy that wasn’t even edible! We complained and only a salad was replaced which was still very chilli but edible. Mains were only slightly better only as we kept on telling the waiter no chilli should be added. Value for money it wasn’t worth the amount we spent and way too expensive for what we got!

AF
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a business meeting with two potential clients . Great venue food was fantastic and friendly professional service . The booths in the bar are good for discussions . Would recommend to anyone

JN
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Favourite place to eat in Birmingham. Food always excellent . Staff very attentive . Lovely night out always had . Have recommended it to family and friends who have had the same experience.

P
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Extremely large portions so should be advised it could be for sharing as a lot of the food went to waste. The spice of my tofu new stir fry was in a tomato pasta sauce which was extremely spicy and this could be improved. There’s a separate gin menu so you’d expect them to know how to put one together. However this was not the case and I had to ask for additional ingredients to be added. Our plates were being picked up whilst other people were eating on the table. I will not be going again as I did not enjoy the experience

FM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have an excellent meal, cocktails and the service was excellent

SO
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice tasty food
Pretty restaurant
Friendly manager
Shame about the toilets, let’s the standard of the restaurant down, they don’t match.

a
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place with excrptional staff, food and ambience. Highly recommended.Went for my daughters Birthday...really lovely night

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This is a nice place and the staff are friendly and generally attentive but lack a bit in training. The food was generally very average with none of the dishes making me say "that's just like what you get in Thailand" which is the mark of a good, simple Thai restaurant. The Beef salad was bland.. some nice fresh salad but it lacked the zing, spiciness and freshness of a Thai salad. I ordered 2 other starters one chicken and one prawn served in hot spicy sauce. Both dishes were, apart from the meat, identical.. IE cooked in exactly the same sauce. Why didn't the server tell me that? Surely an obvious thing to point out IMO. The sauce was nice if a little heavy. The main courses were the Beef Massaman and Red Chicken Curry. Both were over-sweetened.. why can't Birmingham restaurants trust the fact their guests know what they are eating? I do not need over sweetened food because of some assumption that I can't handle the true spiciness of a traditionally cooked Thai curry. It's patronising, and worse, it tastes way, way inferior to original Thai food. Overall disappointing as I expected more from what looks like a nice, smart restaurant that seems to try hard but has lost it's Thai sense of direction somewhere.

GC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High end Thai food. You can get Thai cheaper but you take your chances. Here your guaranteed excellent quality and flavour. Add to that great service and a really relaxed atmosphere. This place is a must!

DP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice food and atmosphere. Extremely polite and helpful staff. The level of noise, though, can be really annoying

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited zen Metro for a graduation meal and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Everyone enjoyed their meal and I especially loved the Wok Noodles. The prices weren't too expensive and they have two for one on cocktails. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated and the servers are very friendly and polite. I would definitely come here again.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Went for lunch and having high expectations was not let down. Thank you.

DG
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, excellent service even down to our waitress offered to get our other two guess glasses as they had forgotten there’s .

NB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful restaurant, fantastic food and drinks! The service was also particularly good. Would highly recommend. We will be back soon

GP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed with the food as was just average in relation to other restaurants. Not value for money and I was charged a service charge for just 2 people. Overall disappointed and the restaurant was lacking something which we could not fathom out. However the waitress was very good and would have tipped her if it were not for the service charge

E
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It was a nice setting and I couldn’t fault the service of our waitress. I had a nice starter however my BF’s starter had no flavour, just spice. For main we both had the chicken with cashew nuts, however we both felt it was very bland and definitely not worth the money. The prices were closer to restaurants with a higher level of food, therefore wasn’t happy with paying the prices I did. I think working on stronger flavours would be my recommendation.

EB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambience was perfect. I will be going there again

T
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Gluten free menu very much appreciated, and staff willing to check suitability. Great service and lovely ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu, ambience and service - has it all!

Definitely recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great table great food great service!

d
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue. Really good lunch which was very reasonable. Good service. Will definitely go back soon.

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely environment, Delicious food. Helpful and welcoming staff

AH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best time at Zen for the first time and will not be the last! The staff were amazing and the food was gorgeous, I even took my left overs home! I will definitely be going again soon x

SM
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food - the wok chicken is a must. Not cheap but worth it!

CG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited Zen metro on for the first time on my birthday. The food was amazing the restaurant is beautiful and the staff were lovely and made sure myself and my partner were attended too at all times. I had a great birthday and I will definitely be coming back.

AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and service , the waitress were attentive and friendly
Highly recommend this restaurant for best east Asian food in Birmingham

C
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely wonderful, catered to my spice level on certain dishes and the portion sizes are good value for money. Friendly service with a smile. For the time of evening it would have been nicer for the restaurant to be a tad darker to give it more of an ambiance.

f
London
53 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Thai food and smart environment. Would definitely go again

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