Syriana

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48 reviews
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£25 and under
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Lebanese

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Good Vegetarian Options
Syriana Restaurant situated in the heart of Birmingham city centre offers customers a rare opportunity to sample authentic Syrian and Lebanese cuisine. Relish the richness of home-cooked Middle Eastern dishes and be enchanted by the Middle Eastern feel that radiates through the subtle Oriental decor and beaded lamps.

Share stories as you dine on mouthfuls of our carefully prepared mezze dishes, which are made using only the freshest produce. Quench your thirst with a selection of drink specialties, including the refreshing Syriana Sparkling lemon and mint shake or a glass of renowned Lebanese wine/traditional mint tea prepared with fresh mint leaves.

Then enjoy an evening of quintessential middle eastern entertainment with a showcase of traditional belly dancing.
What 48 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
3.7
ambience
4.0
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent and would thoroughly recommend it

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

PH
PatrickH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Love this place, it's a little on the expensive side but the food is great and the service unmatched

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RichardP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food & service was everything we hoped for. The food was great and loads of it, didn't make it on to desert as had so much.

TC
TomC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Could be made so much nicer.
Starters were dry as a board lacking flavour.
Hummous was bland, no flavour
Mixed grill overrated, dry, no sauce, no veg
Lamb dish tasted like macaroni cheese sauce.
Water tasted like roses, offputting
Seats uncomfortable
No atmosphere, no music, dead

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Syriana is a cosy restaurant with a very friendly atmosphere.

The manager (possibly owner?) was super attentive and made us feel more like we were eating at home rather than at a business.

Would happily go again and would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Jayson
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starters were bigger than expected and delicious, lots of choice, could easily order tapas only. My main was sea bass and also delicious. Very friendly staff too.

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OmarB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The tast of the food was less than expected the grill was over cooked and no tast at all.
The staff were friendly but the food need to be improved.

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Michael
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Friendly staff and good food and service

RR
RhiannonR
Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great good, really excellent service. Corkage extremely reasonable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food poor
Restaurant too bright
Toilets disgusting

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AdamF
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very accommodating and made you feel extremely welcome, They were patient and didn't rush us even though out group inadvertently stayed pass closing time.
The food was excellent, well prepared and flavoursome and it was all at a really affordable price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food quality with sublime flavours. Excellent Syrian wine. Service quick & friendly too

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Dolby1204
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As a couple we enjoyed a tasty meze meal on a Saturday night

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Saflikefood
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was bland and dry. We got the mixed grill so we could have a taste of different meats and also a couple of starters. The lamb humous wasnt the best and the meat in the pastry was something I would expect from Tesco frozen section the pastry itself looked handmade but the filling was not good quality at all. We were very disappointed. Will never come here again.

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CatherineH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took Mum for her birthday, delicious food, really lovely staff, very reasonable at £20 per head for 3 courses. Be hungry!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Arrived and was met by friendly staff who showed us to our table. I asked to be be re-seated as the table given was right next to another couple but there were plenty of free tables so staff were happy to oblige. Food arrived quickly and was to a high standard. There were no prices on the menu but when the bill arrived it was excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will returning in the future.

CM
CMSH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely time here, very nice evening. And the mood and atmosphere was perfect for a evening meal out.

CJ
CarlJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A tasty and interesting dining experience. I cannot imagine who wouldn’t enjoy the food. I would have liked more spice in the food but as it was my first time in a Labanese restaurant I thought I would err on the side of caution. But the waiter was very friendly and next time I shall not hesitate to ask his advice. I will definitely go again.

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lovefoodhatepretense
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service and a nice little craft beer shop across the road

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very tasty selection of mezze on the set menu followed by a generous main course. Lovely service and very child friendly. A great place for a get together with friends and family.

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ZB3A
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The staff was amazing, we were 11 people and the food was nice and I think we got some food for free and some discount in general.
This is the second time I've been here and I highly recommend the food

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Robert
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. Authentic and very healthy. Great vegetarian selection also.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Good atmosphere. Tasty food. You can't ask for more.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Spanisheatingfoodie
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really good experience. Food was tasty. Service was good. Location is slightly odd and external appearance of the restaurant do not do justice to the experience inside.

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Omar
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They don't respect customers. Arrogant staff. Overall, Don't waste your time and money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Absolutely fabulous restaurant. Very polite and welcoming treatment from the owner.

Portion sizes excellent. Highly recommended.

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Petunia
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We had booked a table for 9pm as we couldn't make it before then. We had been looking forward to a culinary treat with a nice bottle of wine after a busy week at work. It was Friday night but it was quite empty and there was no atmosphere at all. I ordered the seabass and my partner ordered the mixed kebab. The Food wasn't just overcooked, it was cremated. The rice was about the only palatable thing on the plate. As for Lebanese cuisine, that really is a stretch of the imagination. Even salt and pepper, let alone garlic and spices appeared to have been firmly banished from the kitchen. The cheapest house wine was nearly £20 a bottle and as the restaurant did not exactly inspire confidence, we gave that a miss. Service was OK, though once the food had been served, our waiter appeared more interested in chatting up a lone female customer who was sat at a table near ours. Basically, the food was bland, overcooked and poor value for money. I most definitely would not recommend it.

RR
RieRie
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Eveytime I come here, it is peaceful and calm. Always a great way to have lovely food freshly squeezed orange juice or Arabic tea and great conversation. One of my favourite little authentic spots.

PH
PatrickH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great night, good service and tasty food. Huge portions as well.

ET
EmmaThomas23
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing restraint and food where the staff all went above and beyond to make our time there enjoyable.

We got on really well with the staff at Syriana and would definitely go back!

The food presentation and quality of the food was cooked to a very high standard with you getting more than enough food for your money!

Highly recommend to anyone who wants a great meal at a great location!

Great for dates or going with friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Decor is a little dated, but don't let that put you off. I am glad we found this place and thoroughly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our first visit to Syriana the food was delicious and the service excellent I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

MM
MariannaMancini
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waiting a bit long but amazing food.
Delicious hummus, I love to order just starters and the dinner is every time perfect!

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User
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Friendly service but average cuisine. I am familiar with middle eastern cuisine and found the food there below par.

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Bluesboy
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overal Syriana is good, particularly the service and atmosphere. The starters of mezze were good and very tasty. However, the mains were frankly uninspiring taste wise, don't get me wrong they were well cooked, but nothing special. The wine was good and the service attentive. But we wouldn't be in a rush to return.

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hifsa
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

very unhygienic sofa. lights were so dim so that no one can see it dirt and yuck on that sofa.
Food was below average.
i asked to bring chips for kids, waiter said it will take half an hour!!
over all disappointed with food, service n environment!!
rubbish place
will never visit again!

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Syriana does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Syriana is rated 4.1 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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