The Barton Arms

4.6
155 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great Beer
Welcome to the Bartons Arms Birmingham"s best kept secret. We specialise in serving authentic Thai cuisine and award winning real ales from Peterborough based brewery Oakham Ales.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm and 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 2:30pm and 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
0121 333 5988
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Bus numbers 33,51,52 from Birmingham city centre
Additional
Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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2.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Went for their Tuesday night £10 menu. Starter of salad was far too spicy hot and crispy pork main course was not crispy just overcooked. Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Fabulous as always, and the £10 Tuesday makes it great value as well

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

I booked a table for 5 at the Bartons for lunch after a recommendation from a friend. We all love Thai food and the Bartons did not disappoint. We chose the Set Meal C for 4 and then added in a noodle and a main dish. The meal consisted of a shared starter with dips followed by the main courses.
All the food was excellent, some spicy, some not so spicy, but each with their own distinct flavours and nuances. I've had some very good Thai meals in my time, and some mediocre and poor ones, and I rate the Bartons as certainly one of the best, especially when you include their huge range of real ales on handpump. I will certainly be returning.
We took ages over the meal itself as we were looking through packs of old photos but the staff were brilliant. Always close enough to assist, take orders for drinks or remove the empty dishes, but never in your face or hovering which could so easily ruin a dining experience.
The restaurant shuts after lunch at 2.30 and doesn't reopen till early evening but the dining room is still free to use which made the get-together so much better than being unceremoniously moved out at on the dot of 2.30pm.
The architecture in the Bartons is stunning, from the Minton tiled floors to the huge stained glass windows, the sweeping Victorian staircase and the bar with original snob screens. They do tours apparently so we will hopefully be returning for one of these in the near future.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Another amazing meal here. Plenty of choice. Freshly cooked tasty food.
Great atmosphere. Friendly and efficient staff. Cant fault it.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Fabulous fresh cooked food and great ale....... what's not to love?

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4.0Dined on 4 June 2018

I have been to this restaurant on two occasions and this was my third. Although it was for my birthday I wanted my husband to find out for himself what it was like as I have rated this place highly. Knowing how he is particularly fussy with his food, I thought I would bring him to the Barton Arms for his first time and of course, knowing his taste he absolutely enjoyed his meal and would definately come here again.
The staff were also attentive and offered excellent service. We also thanked the chef for his lovely food.
Also to mention that some of my work colleagues visits the Barton Arms on many occasions such as Birthday celebrations and even business lunches.
I would highly recommend this venue. Keep up the good work.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Visited Barton Arms for our anniversary. We visit this restaurant a few times a year for lunch but this was the first time we'd visited in the evening. As usual, the service was excellent and do was the food. The atmosphere was also pleasant. Out of all The restaurants in Birmingham, we chose the Barton Arms to celebrate our anniversary and as usual, we were not disappointed. Highly recommended this restaurant recommend this restaurant., beautiful interior.

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

They reserved a table for 10 at short notice. We were 12 in the end and they happily accommodated us.
Starter platter was unremarkable, but main courses were better.
Wait staff were at tentative.

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4.0Dined on 29 May 2018

You allow bookings on here to 1015.
Yet the kitchen was closing.
Meant we had to have startes and mains at same time.
So was rushed.

Food was excellent

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4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

I think the building is beautiful, the staff were quite friendly and helpful. We love the variety of Beers. The food always tastes wonderful , but without a starter and a desert it's a little expensive for what you get as a main meal. I had the pork with noodles, my husband seemed to have far more pieces of pork than me. I would have had a starter if I had known how small the dish was. We would go again as we enjoy this type of food.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Great food as always. Thanks for another fantastic meal.

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Me and my partner eat at the Bartons a few times a year, this time I took along some friends and they really enjoyed the food and the beer, all of them said they would like to go again. The service was great, nice friendly, helpful people.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

We found the staff friendly ,the food was excellent so we will definitely book again .

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5.0Dined on 25 April 2018

Attentive and friendly service - good selection of beers - the tiled fresco's are worth a visit in their own right - and on top of that the food was super!

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

A little gem. An historic pub as hosted Laurel & Hardy in its life time. Not the type of cuisine you’d expect from a city suburb pub but it’s a fantastic place to enjoy Thai food in a ‘traditional pub’ environment. Excellent quality of food and staff super friendly and efficient. Great bar also with great selection of gin

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4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

I always enjoy thw food and they are accommodating to vegaterians.

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

I love the Barton Arms and eat there before every home game at Aston Villa. Great food, lovely friendly staff, very good value....you will go a long way to find better Thai food

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

I had keemao noodles and they were delicious. The service was very quick and friendly.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

An historic pub, with a Minton-tiled interior which needs to be seen. Excellent ale selection from Oakham, and incredulity Thai food. It's not in the most salubrious of areas, but it's well worth a visit.

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4.0Dined on 27 March 2018

1ST TIME AT THE BARTON ARMS AND WAS REALLY SUPRISED LOVLEY PUB WITH CHARM AND THE FOOD AND STAFF WERE BOTH GREAT AND THE £10 FOR TWO COURSES ON A TUESDAY, A MUST. DEFINATLEY GO AGAIN.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Beautiful pub and excellent Thai food.
Well worth the trip

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

We have eaten there for a few years now. Wonderful food, beer, service and building. Treat yourself, go there.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Excellent as always, food brilliant, great variety of beers, will definitely be visiting again.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Loved it! Great food and atmosphere but deffo book a table if going at weekend or big groups

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

A must for all who love real ale, Thai food and magnificent interior architecture. The service ambience and menu choice unparalleled.
Just a tiny criticism; some of the "spicy" dishes were very hot indeed and warnings would have been appreciated.

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2.0Dined on 28 February 2018

We was recommend this place for a Thai meal, was impressed with the building & the bar is excellent.
One of our main dishes (Scallops & King Prawns) was cold, it was sent back & then came back tasting of pork.
Also as we was the only diners in the restaurant this was very disappointing, the waitress was very apologetic but no offer of a discount was offered.
It was a shame as we looked forward to this place.

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Marvellous Thai food and great Oakhams beer would be more than enough but we're then entertained by the wonderful Honky Tonk Rose. Fabulous evening.

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4.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Came with 2 friends and all had something different 2 eat. Friends meals came out together and looked presentable and good on the eye. Mine came out about 10 minutes later with no garnish and looked a lot more unpresentable than the other 2.

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5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

A beautiful building serving authentic Thai food. A great place to eat at any time.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

At first glance we were like - oh my goodness is this even a restaurant? Where have we come? But yes - it is at the back of an old fashioned real ale pub. (In a. Besutiful tiled room). The food is lovely, the service was friendly and efficient and we picked a tasty bottle of wine. However - any mention of fine dining needs to be removed from this site. I’d go here again but with friends or for an impromptu we can’t be bothered to cook meal out. Our experience was a little out of context for a valentines meal while on a weekend away.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Super evening , with excellent service and atmosphere . Staff could not do enough and the food was superb

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Never had a bad meal at the Bartons arms and the beer is always perfect.

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4.0Dined on 10 February 2018

We use The Barton Arms a lot and always have excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on 6 February 2018

Beautiful pub, with an enormous amount of character.
Food was incredible and almost felt like I flew back to Bangkok for an hour. Staff were friendly, and I shall be returning as soon as possible. Think I’ve found a new favourite place!

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Great venue for pre match lunch and drinks, just 15 mins walk from the ground.

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Excellent evening all roynd, super service, food tasty and freshly prepared, service pleasant and efficient.
Definitely will reurn.
Deep fried icecream dessert

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Fantastic food and friendly service in an amazing setting.

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5.0Dined on 12 January 2018

I used to work very close to Barton Arms, so it was a default place for nice lunches and after work drinks. I've always loved the food and friendly service. I moved abroad four years ago, but whenever I'm in a Birmingham for a visit I try to get the old gang together. The food that I've been craving is still incredible. My favourite member of staff was still there with her big smile and there were some new faces too. It was a great night with awesome friends, good memories, plus wonderful food and service.

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5.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Fantastic food as always, lovely friendly staffs, cosy and kids friendly. Recommended!

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4.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Excellent Thai lunchtime meal before the football match at Villa Park

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