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Zen Metro, Birmingham, West Midlands

Zen Metro

4.4
4.4
553 Reviews
£26 to £40
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    0121 200 1911

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

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What 553 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Healthy

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Romance

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Romance

  • Birmingham

    Special Occasions

  • Birmingham

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. ZS

    ZoeS

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Zen Metro never disappoints ever. It’s the only place I can ever say that about, our absolute favourite. Staff are always so kind and friendly.

  2. AJ

    AaronJ

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience3

    I’ve been here a few times over the last few times and the food hasn’t been the best. I decided to order something new the last time I went and this was a mistake. I won’t be visiting for a while.

  3. SS

    SamiraS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    When I was greered, as tge table number changed....which was out of my control....the host wasn't impressed and looked stressed out. What makes it worst....it was not a busy night at all and the host had a problem with it regardless....customer service by staff was good, host....not impressed at all....didn't even deserve a service charge

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The food was not up to the standard of the previous owners. The som tam tasted nothing like som tam, and there was no holy basil in the holy basil dish

  5. S

    Slav

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Tasty food, great and helpfull service, a little to expensive but very good overall. Fully recommended

  6. G

    Georgia

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cannot fault the service, 10/10, so attentive. 100% woul recommend

  7. HK

    HarneetK

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, service was great, nice place for a quick Instagram photo too! Pleased!

  8. K

    Keeda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely and service was lovely, the only thing was that the bar was very loud, but we would definitely be going again, again and again. Top quality food

  9. DD

    DianeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food. Staff amended shots eith desserts to our taste and also made a mocktail into a cocktail for us 😋

  10. TJ

    TiaJade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the first time I’ve been to Zen Metro & I will definitely be back!! The service and staff were AMAZING!!! everyone was happy to help and were so attentive. The food was beautiful, I never usually ask for take away boxes but I had toooo! Thank you all so much

  11. PM

    PremM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, nice environment to be in and the quality of food is superb.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic. Food was delicious and the service was top notch. We will be back thanks

  13. CF

    ConorF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely cracking food. Big birthday party beside us. Great atmosphere for a quiet Sunday.

  14. J

    Jsai

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    To start we had spicy chicken and spring rolls to share. The chicken wasn’t crispy, it also tasted off and not particularly hot as in temperature. Spring rolls were nice although you can’t really go wrong! The starters arrived quick within 10mins which i question if the chicken was precooked! We both ordered the Massaman Lamb curry and coconut rice. The curry came out warm, sauce tasted nice. However the lamb had no flavour or texture as lamb should have. I could only describe it as frozen and defrosted. The new potato’s in the curry were the same like half cooked and watery. The chef came out to speak with us and he explained that it was lamb leg best part used hence why it was so tender! That they season and cook it in the oven then in the curry! This makes no sense the lamb had no natural flavour or seasoning flavour and then was like it was boiled in water. I questioned if it was even lamb?? He offered to make another dish but at this point I had been put off and asked for the bill. It was 2-4-1 on mains they told us they had taken one of our mains off which was of no compensation! Especially as I have been unwell today with a really bad stomach! I took my friend as I had eaten here before on a number of occasions. Looked forward to introducing my friend to Zen, both of us were highly disappointed. I’m not sure if it is because it’s a weekday and so quite with it being 2-4-1 they freeze.

  15. V

    Vicar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Extremely satisfied with everything.... The food was amazing.

  16. CO

    ChiomaO

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place was beautiful, ambience, food and service top notch

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always have a superb evening at Zen Metro, Jaimon, Aldrin and the team are always attentive and superb hosts, The food is always exceptional, really well catered for vegans and those with gluten allergies and just a truly brilliant evening, you won’t be disappointed, will be returning again in the near future.

  18. f

    frankie65

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, hard to choose a meal as everything reads so well. Even better when you see and taste the food! Having visited Thailand a few times I can honestly say the food served at Zen Metro is very authentic. Great service by really friendly staff both waiting staff and management.

  19. CF

    ClareF

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another fantastic meal! We came an hour early on the chance they could accommodate us earlier which they did. Our table service was tentative, and the food was delicious. I find main servings more than enough,so much so that I leave with left overs for lunch. Thanks Zen Metro

  20. J

    Joanne

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant, service was top notch and staff were really attentive. The food was served within good time and tasted amazing

  21. NS

    NarinderS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The dining experience was fabulous and the staff were really helpful!

  22. a

    achouds

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have eaten here a few times and every time the food is consistently good!! We ordered a few dishes with the highlights being them all (spring rolls, tempura prawn, pad Thai and the wok fried chicken) in addition to this the service was excellent

  23. TT

    TiannaeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was really good. I had a mocktail and it was amazing.

  24. SM

    SholaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure going to zen metro Prices seem to have risen but well worth it

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal, food and service brilliant. Will go again!

  26. s

    sree

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice spicy food Good ambiance and timely service by the staff

  27. VS

    VandellS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely lovely restaurant! Perfect service, attentive but not overbearing, all staff appeared to be really happy at work. The food was hands down one of the best dishes I've had in a long time; the baby leg of lamb was seasoned and cooked to perfection and there was an ample amount of it! Every dish our table of three had was Incredibly fresh and seasoned to perfection. The wine selection is great, well priced and not overwhelming. Cocktails and non alcoholic wines were also amazing! All round a fantastic meal for my birthday 10/10!

  28. AD

    AnthonyD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great food and exceptional service highly recommend!

  29. A

    Angela

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Visited zen metro a number of times. The service is always excellent. I appreciate how they recommend the dishes .

  30. MD

    MarkD

    Birmingham

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I used to like the restaurant when it was the plain Metro Bar & Grill, so it was going to be interesting on the first visit as Zen Metro. The layout is essentially unchanged, but it was a good atmosphere which built steadily from our early(ish) booking - 19:15. The starters were very good - the Thai spring rolls were crisp and tasty with the sweet chilli dip and the jumbo king prawn was satisfyingly meaty. For the mains, the prawn Pad Thai was "very tasty" and apparently didn't need the prawns to be a great dish. The Sea Treasure dish was excellent - served hot in a coconut flavoured sauce, the taste of each fish/seafood component was not overwhelmed by the sauce. I would recommend giving this a try.

  31. KH

    KirahH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food (dinner brunch and 90 mins of drinks) was really good. We had a fantastic server who brought out a birthday slice too, Halina is awesome! Thank you for starting our 30th celebrations!

  32. MC

    MichelleC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food! Excellent service! Made my partner birthday special

  33. FO

    FODN

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    Not the best Thai food I’ve had in Birmingham. Taste is decent but a bit over priced for what you get. The service was quick and friendly 🥰

  34. D

    Dominique

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The service was A+ and the food was lovely. The ambiance was way more than what I expected, the dj was on point too with the music he was playing. We enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back soon. Oh and the cocktails were lovely also ;)

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day meal The service was impeccable, smiles from the moment we walked in. Staff were polite and friendly, we were asked throughout our evening if everything was ok. Non alcoholic cocktails were tasty! Bill came to £250 for 5 of us, which is a bit pricey but we all enjoyed our dishes.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely experience, staff are friendly, great service also

  37. B

    Bluesboy

    Birmingham

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again, great food, service and ambience. Aldren and the team really look after you. It was our friends first time and they loved it!!

  38. KM

    KayM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We booked Zen Metro based on how highly it had been recommended ( bearing in mind this was many years ago). We ordered the set menu, it was a lot of food, which was encouraging. The starters were tasty, however the mains were really disappointing. It tasted like it had been made on a production line, no depth of flavour. The noodles were far to sweet, which killed the remaining flavours and there was no balance at all. I was quite surprised as the toilets were really dirty, there was tissue overfilling the bin and the toilets had not been flushed. In respect of the overall ambience the caliber of clientele were quite brash. There was a hen party that were in attendance and they had phallic head gear on which really brought the tone down from what could have been classy to downright trashy. The food needs to improve and also they need to attract a nicer class of clientele.

  39. PB

    PippaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly team and amazing food. Best Thai restaurant I have been to.

  40. AS

    AntonSinghMahal

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Haleena was great made us feel very welcome and comfortable along with assisting on a couple of menu choices which were cooked to perfection. Will be returning regularly for the outstanding service and absolutely amazing food quality. Great job Zen Metro Team!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Zen Metro is rated 4.4 stars by 553 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Google Map for Zen Metro

73 Cornwall Street Birmingham, West Midlands B3 2DF

Additional information

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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