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Saint Pauls House

3.4
77 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Bar Seating
  • 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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Public Transit
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 77 People Are Saying
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3.4based on recent ratings
3.4
food
3.5
service
3.3
ambience
3.2
value
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

The food was absolutely beautiful, will definitely return.

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

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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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

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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1.0Dined on 20 April 2018

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

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2.0Dined on 13 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

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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3.0Dined on 24 March 2018

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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3.0Dined on 14 March 2018

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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2.0Dined on 14 March 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 11 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

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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3.0Dined on 11 March 2018

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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1.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Over done stake like

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3.0Dined on 24 February 2018

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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2.0Dined on 23 February 2018

£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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2.0Dined on 18 February 2018

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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3.0Dined on 14 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 11 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 3 February 2018

It’s always far too loud for dining

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5.0Dined on 25 January 2018

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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3.0Dined on 20 January 2018

1 hour delay with table.

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1.0Dined on 19 January 2018

£22 Macdonalda stake

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3.0Dined on 6 January 2018

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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1.0Dined on 9 December 2017

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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2.0Dined on 2 December 2017

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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2.0Dined on 2 December 2017

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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4.0Dined on 25 November 2017

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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4.0Dined on 25 November 2017

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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4.0Dined on 28 October 2017

The live music on Saturday night was an added bonus - the song selection and volume was spot on for background dinner music

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4.0Dined on 28 October 2017

Excellent venue. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. Good service. Quality food. Not overpriced.

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2.0Dined on 30 September 2017

Very noisy, loud music, only possible to talk if you were shouting. Starters - crab cakes were cold. They were taken away but despite repeated requests they were not replaced. Eventually we lost interest! Service was poor. And no one appeared to be managing the service. Main course was ok but scampi monkfish still had skin on. No one asked us how meal was until we came to pay. Too little too late. Do not recommend.

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4.0Dined on 28 September 2017

Good food, though some of the dishes had too much flavour and require some balance. Staff need some training on service and articulation. Will be recommending to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on 2 September 2017

decided to book this restaurant for my friends birthday. we found the atmosphere very good drinks were served in nice glasses and we were told table was ready promptly. staff very friendly and efficient. i was disappointed that the 3 course for £25 was only limited to lunch time as it didnt mention it in the pub guide leaflet i had. but none the less food was superb and presentation very good. also reasonably priced.
There was also live singer duo who were excellent entertainment singing lastest chart music. so we found ourselves staying 3 hours!
overall this bar restaurant is classy and has a great ambience. will definately visit again!

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2.0Dined on 12 August 2017

Poor food, service and atmosphere if you're going for dinner. Good cocktails if you were going for a party. Really glad we didn't stay in their rooms it was bad enough having dinner there.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2017

I arranged to have lunch here prior to a bar trade presentation later in the afternoon. I was not disappointed. I enjoyed an excellent cocktail, made highly professionally, and a great value lunch. Would highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on 4 July 2017

Nice little spot in St Paul's Square with good food and wine choices. Feather blade of beef was delicious and the Passori red is (as always) gorgeous. A great way to pass away a couple of hours in good company with good food and wine but not stupidly expensive.

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3.0Dined on 23 June 2017

This was actually our 3rd time at St Pauls House, but the first time having dinner. I was disappointed by the quality of the food - For A la Carte prices, I would expect the quality. The food was bland and in my opinion lacked seasoning (Terrine and Duck), even though the Cofit duck was good, but on the whole I wish we had gone to Andersons.

I am always wary of establishments who have a service charge applied to the bill. In my opinion, unless of course you frequent the establishment on a regular basis and know the service is good, its a bad idea. It basically gives the staff no incentive what-so-ever to make sure the service is good. Unfortunately I would have to rate the service as Dozy at best and at worst - over zealous with pouring of wine. Obviously intending for you to order another bottle.

Apologies St Pauls House - You had an off night I'm sure.

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2017

It was our first visit and happy to say everyone enjoyed it atmosphere was great apart from when the music was getting too loud and struggled to hear each other.
Food was excellent as was the service definitely be going again.
A suggestion for the dessert menu hot chocolate fudge cake always a good one😊

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2017

Great value and quality food but very noisy

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