Saint Pauls House

3.4
88 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
"Saint Pauls House launches 25th March 2016 and will mark the end of a year long labour of love for husband and wife team Sharon and Adrian Harvey. With a great love of design and hospitality, along with a passion for Birmingham, has driven what can only be described as a game changing project.
The venue encompasses a restaurant, bar and boutique hotel. The design and concept suggests a nod to the casual yet contemporary buzz of Shoreditch. With opulent finishes throughout, a vibrant food and drink offer and a carefully selected team, Saint Pauls House will be the site that re-ignites Birmingham's love for the Jewellery Quarter.
There’s no doubt that one of it's biggest assets is it's location. Set on Saint Paul's Square in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, you'll be minutes from Birmingham's business district, creative quarter, shopping districts and a wealth of great places to visit.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday: 08:00 - 22:30

Sunday: 08:00 - 21:00
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Phone number
0121 272 0999
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Formal Attire
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Birmingham Snow Hill station
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 88 People Are Saying
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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed here for my boyfriend's birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect! Rooms are lovely, the bar is very atmospheric with brilliant live music and the staff were friendly and really helpful.

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

Great place to eat. The food is of an excellent quality. Great staff and service.

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

Excellent service, delicious food and great atmosphere! Highly recommended.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend who was visiting from Australia to celebrate her 40th birthday. She loved the look of the establishment, the vibe and most importantly the food. All 3 of us that ate could not have had better quality starters and mains. Staff were attentive and friendly. My friend loved her visit and said this was the perfect place to celebrate her birthday.

Thank you for proving my choice to be a good one.

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AM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was truly fantastic, we had the chicken tagliatelle & the lamb and couldn’t get over the quality at the price we paid. The only minor let down was the service. We came back in the morning as we stayed in a hotel nearby and had breakfast. Again, the food was fantastic but the service was a bit off. I had to keep asking for things you’d normally expect to get like salt & pepper, butter for the toast, sauces etc. and initially got the wrong type of tea. However, this was a minor thing and the only vaguely negative thing about our experience!

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SM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely stay n this pretty boutique hotel. It was our second visit and we would hope to return. It was our anniversary so the free mini bar prosecco was a nice treat. Room was very comfy and staff were friendly and pleasant. Both evening meal and breakfast were excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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H
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The staff were not very good. There were horrible drunk men shouting at us. The eggs were not cooked well.

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T
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Mediocre food. Nice decor - very on trend. Noisy so not good if you want to talk. Ate in dining area but had to endure battle of TV noise, loud background music, live pianist who was also at times battling these elements. The people in this bar are confident and vibrant enough without the need to create a ‘busy live environment’ have a little more confidence to simply rely on great customers, service and food - the rest will sort itself out!!

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JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I really wanted to write a cracking review as there was a nice atmosphere and the live band were good. Unfortunately my friend had to send her starter back as the Pancetta was just a piece of fat and she couldn't eat her main as it was far too salty. My own meal was fine although the mussels were very tiny so perhaps shouldn't have been on the menu if out of season.

To be fair, the staff handled our feedback well so I would be prepared to give this place a second chance and hope that we were just unlucky on this occasion.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was disappointingly poor. We waited 40 mins for someone to take our order and each time had to ask for someone to take our food order for dinner and desert. We had to chase the desert order and just any sort of attention.

The place is lovely has a nice ambience and when the food arrived it was very nice.

When I asked what the problem was I was told short staffed and busy with other bookings.

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LT
Worcestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely beautiful, will definitely return.

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T
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food ok. Service could have been better. Music far too loud in restaurant . We had a party of eight and we could not hear each other speak spoilt the night we could not hear anything anyone was saying!! we are not old and our party was mixed from 21 to 50years 6 were 21-35 years. Even the youngsters asked if the music could be turned down but it wasn’t . People had travelled from Yorkshire , very disappointed .Considering the location we expected better.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Really disappointed as place looks so great! Terrace was open, nice ambience. Difficult to chat as music was more suited to a bar not a restaurant.
Food was poor for the price. Burger was burnt and tough, steak was expensive for below average. Nothing special at all, and you can get much better steaks at the same price at other Birmingham restaurants.
Starter sharing platter was nice, just wish we had ordered 2 and not bothered with the mains.
Commented to waitress about the burger and to be fair, it was taken off the bill as it was barely touched.
I imagine it might be a nice place to go for a few drinks but I certainly wouldn’t go again for food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

used to be regulars. Last 3 visits we have complained about poor food. Shan't be revisiting. Very disappointed.

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G
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I was really looking forward to meeting up with friends in a nice venue. However, whilst I can't fault the venue itself I found the service pretty poor. It all started off ok until the waitress brought out 2 meals and told the third person that her lamb dish would take a little longer. Obviously I questioned why all dishes were not brought out together at which point she began to challenge me instead of apologising. Our food was cold and we had to send it back. The music was far too loud and we couldn't hear each other speak so ended up shouting at each other. Would I go back? Only if they offered us a free meal as a goodwill gesture for the poor waitress service.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and friendly helpful staff. Live music was rather too loud for chatting to our friends which spoilt it a little.

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AD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was ok we had burgers but the burger was too dry, not much flavour, they also got our order wrong and one of our friends had to wait 5-7 minutes after our other food came out before theirs did

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j
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Burger was tasty,chips were uninspiring and a small portion,all served on a scruffy wooden board.Restaurant decor was interesting,reflecting the industrial past of the area.Would appeal to the younger set .

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DH
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Ran out of gluten free which meant options were limited for me as a ceoliac.

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K
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Set menu on the day with the option of 4 main courses & then only when I placed my order was I informed the Roast Beef was no longer available,only 3 options left.
Food itself was good.
They forgot my drink but in fairness when I told the waitress they gave me the drink for free.

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GQ
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was with my mother for Mother's Day. The Sunday Roast was excellent. The only issue we had was a party near us allowed their children to run around with out any regard for staff and customer safety, hot food, drinks glasses etc. Both me and my mother welcome children in pubs / restaurants.

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C
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Booked for a family breakfast. Table was booked however we were not met at the door so we took a menu and seated ourselves. We asked a member of staff if it was possible to wipe the table, she rolled her eyes then said yes but never returned. We waited a long time for our orders to be taken but the member of staff was friendly. Once we received the food nobody came back to check everything was ok, our empty plates were not cleared away and I had to ask at the bar for our bill, this also took a long time as they couldn’t find our order on the system.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Over done stake like

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SM
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

St Paul’s house is a lovely bar in a great setting. Food was okay but nothing special and although there was nothing wrong with the food I wouldn’t go back and eat there again as it was just average.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

£16 for tapas sharing platter which was sufficient in all aspects but bread and overpriced for what was provided.

Steak was requested medium rare but came back well done; overpriced at £25 for the size of steak which was very small.

Music was far too loud in the dining area originating from the bar, and you really had to speak up.

All table vacant in restaurant apart from three so not much of an atmosphere.

Venues serves better as a bar than a restaurant.

Good bar area.

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c
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The space looks promising. The food mediocre and £3 for a small dish of vegetable crisps from a packet, outrageous; ( unprofessional to charge for nuts, crisps, olives etc) Staff friendly, one member reasonably experienced. Set in a lovely area in Birmingham, but lacking vibe. The dining generic. If in Shoreditch ( as attempting to mirror) the food and service would be more slick, fresh and artisan.

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was good, waiters are very polite. Came on Valentine’s Day and was told there was a set menu which we wasn’t too happy about as there was no information about this on the website. Food was tasty but overpriced for what you got. Don’t think I shall be returning.

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JD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Usually come here just for a drink but thought I’d try the food. Wasn’t disappointed, everything excellent as usual

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday roast dinner, never fails to disappoint at Saint Paul’s House. Great value for food, setting and staff attentiveness. Thanks for a perfect afternoon!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s always far too loud for dining

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly service. Stayed at the hotel. This was disappointing as the room windows allowed in cold air and were not insulatated against noise leading to a disturbed night, secondary double glazing would help. Very small safe in room was not secured so could be lifted and taken away.

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

1 hour delay with table.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

£22 Macdonalda stake

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J
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Better for drinks than food. Nice atmosphere, good looking bar. Staff were friendly enough. Food was disappointing; over cooked and dry duck. Pudding that was past it’s best.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked a table for 7pm on Saturday, and unfortunately when we arrived a large wedding party was in full swing, with a Micheal Buble style singer. The restaurant was very loud and raucous and not what I had expected based on a previous visit to this venue. I wasn't advised when booking that a wedding would be taking place. The "restaurant" section was a few tables in the corner of the venue. When I advised the manager that I wasn't happy, she noted that the wedding party would be moving onto the terrace soon (however this was right next to the restaurant area). In the end I wasn't confident that it would be a good dining experience - my friends and I could not really hear each other talk, so we left and went to a restaurant around the corner that was much more peaceful. The staff saw us leaving without ordering anything and appeared unconcerned. In future I think it would be good practice to make customers aware when booking if any large events are taking place at the same time, as this does massively affect the dining experience.

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a
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

I obviously had the wrong expectations for a boutique hotel's restaurant. At the risk of sounding like an old fogey it was just too loud with a band playing and christmas parties combined - even my 19 year old son agreed as we could hardly hear each other across the table. Unfortunately the food did not make up for it as my wife's salad was little bland and I had to send back an overcooked fillet - which they dealt with very well and did not charge me for (4* for customer service).
Probably a great place for a lively drink but I would only try the restaurant again at a quieter time of the year

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MG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Stayed in hotel as part of shopping trip with my daughter and booked a table for the evening, food was lovely but staff were over stretched due to Christmas parties! All friendly just busy! I think it should have been mentioned how busy and noisy it was likely to be! We literally ate and went back to our room we could not talk to each other at all and were obviously in the way , I would however come again just not at Christmas!!

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BW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

St Paul’s House has a great atmosphere, with an extensive cocktail menu and friendly service. The restaurant area is quieter and was perfect for catching up with friends while still appreciating the live music drifting over from the main bar area. Food was tasty, and service very good.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

St Pauls House is in a great location, very friendly atmosphere, excellent service, great choice of food and drink, would definitely recommend, well done all!

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LA
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately there is no sound barrier whatsoever between the very noisy bar and the dining area. I am only 33 so believe me when I say it sounded like a nightclub. We had very good food but ordering it and communicating with the waiting staff was difficult over the volume.

What should have been a special family occasion was a complete disappointment thanks to the noise. We gave up our conversation quite soon after arrival! I expected a lot better from somewhere which markets itself as a sophisticated restaurant. We had been before for Sunday lunch which was beautiful and very relaxed. However the dinner experience was one I'd rather forget.

Once we were on the way home, my mother genuinely said she couldn't wait to get out of there with the pounding music coming from just feet away from our table. What I couldn't understand is that we were a civilised table of 4, placed right next to the bar. When I asked about moving to the other end of the dining room, I was told that these tables were for larger groups of 10 or more. Surely they would have made a lot of noise so why not put them next to the bar?

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