The Barton Arms

4.5
200 reviews
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Thai
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  • Authentic
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.
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SV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant. Great food and excellent service. Great range of wierd and wonderful beers.
Plus has an extensive vegan menu.

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CS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another brilliant meal in stunning surroundings - great service

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R
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, as ever, at The Barton Arms.
Highly recommended for its excellent Thai food.

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K
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to the Barton Arms a few times and each time I have the same meal. (I want to try different things but this is the meal that makes me want to drive 35 minutes from home for! Chicken Cashew Nut) my friend has something different each time and has not been disappointed.
The veggie starter platter is amazing, I love the mushroom toast. However, the deepfried veggies and onion rings could do with not being so greasy :( only thing which is off putting.
Food always comes out hot and well presented. Always acknowledged by waitresses and waiters. Good price too.
The venue itself is lovely. Nice traditional bar theme throughout. High ceilings. Grand staircase. Function room upstairs.
Overall. My favourite thai restaurant.

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HR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tiled pub decor, beautifully restored by Camra and hospitably run by a really lovely Thai couple.

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D
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful building, very good food, excellent service, very good real ales. well worth a visit. A car park adjacent.

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MB
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice lots Christmas parties around us . We had great food and what a stunning building!!

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AP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent food, ale and service. We go as often as we can, either as a couple, with family or friends.

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OT
London
29 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Wonderful beautiful historic building
Lovely service and accommodated a last minute addition

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CS
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was tasty and the service was very good considering it was very busy.

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GP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great night the setting is amazing lovely and friendly staff and the food is outstanding a must try place can't wait to go back

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SH
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

As ever best value thai food. Beer excellent ambiance fab. Our regular go to when we go to birmingham.

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BO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We have always had vegetarian or vegan food and the food is always delicious

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas party

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SW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Popped here for dinner and a beer before attending the Villa ground V Forest. Great place and food. Villa fans were spot on as well. Highly recommended.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere at the restaurant is wonderful, the staff can't do enough for you and are always very friendly, the chef personally comes out to ask if you enjoyed the meal, which is always a nice touch as he's a talented man in the art of Thai cuisine. The menu is large enough but isn't so big that its daunting to people new to thai food, also the drinks menu is quite adequate for a few drinks with family a quiet date or a big get together with drinks flowing. All in I, nor anyone I know has ever had any issues with this bar/resturaunt truly a gem.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Overall good but atmosphere could have been better (background music). The place has potential to be a popular spot for the trendy crowd as well. The food was good but could have been slow cooked more to blend the taste (more veggies in curries too) and the starter choices could have been more varied but good value and good portion sizes.

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KC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Beautiful place with amazing food. Good value, love it.

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JB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty authentic Thai food in a beautiful Victorian pub. Unusual but delightful, a diverse beer selection and good array of wines. Worth a visit, I will go again.

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CP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love eating from here. Fantastic food and service as always! Massaman beef curry...amazing

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GW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Very good food (if a bit pricey) and excellent service from courteous and helpful staff. Good selection of Real Ales.

BUT Gents lavatories stank and some of original (Grade 2 Listed) fixtures and fittings were broken/tatty.

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j
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer, great food and a really good live band....What more could one want?

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RL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful historis pub in the newtown area. Great food and really nice staff who are all thai. Also there was live music from a band called Front Row who were great doing all the covers. We stayed and danced til the end! Great night

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NG
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visit this superb pub when I watch my team play a game at Villa Park. The ales are always excellent and the Thai food is very good with a large choice on the menu. It's handy that a table can be booked online. It's a shame that it is only once a year.

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J
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch before match with friends, had a lovely meal from the one plate menu, a few beers just perfect, a regular venue and never a bad meal, highly recommended

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JH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have always been happy with the quality of food I receive from the Bartons Arms. Whether take out or dining in. Always happy to return. The staff are excellent, friendly and happy to give advice at anytime. Thank you. Please keep this up.

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AG
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Been before good food good beer some portions a little small

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DA
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasure to head here - good-value Thai food as good as you'd get in any restaurant but with the added bonus of an attractive, historic building and a good range of beers. Not in the most obvious location for passing trade but an easy bus ride from the city centre.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Extensive menu and tasty food served by attentive staff. Great for a casual catch up with big/small groups and one of the nicest Green Thai curries I have had in a while.

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CP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent Thai food in an authentic real ale setting. Portions were great with a fabulous range of real ales to chose from. One slight criticism was that we were not offered the dessert menu - but it probably saves us from ourselves as none of us were really hungry enough to eat a sweet

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great beer with full range of Oakham beers on tap.

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KB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been going to the Bartons for years now and the food fails to disappoint. Busy when Villa are playing at home. Arrived early and can normally get seated straight away but did have to wait a little whilst table was getting prepared.

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MK
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance and always great food. The dips and marinades in particular are fantastic, and the meat always tender.

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OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food as always was excellent. Went with friends who hadn't been before but agreed food was delicious

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LB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here a few times it’s the best Thai food I’ve ever tasted Ever

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RH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the meal and the food was very tasty.
Service was excellent too.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dine on excellent Thai cuisine in the most wonderfully preserved Victorian Birmingham Pub. The place where Laurel & Hardy, Charlie Chaplin and in more recent history Ozzy Osbourne drank and ate. The Minton tiles and original bar are a delight. There’s a great selection of real ales on tap which marries well with the extensive and affordable Thai food. This eclectic mix makes for a great night out. Absolutely no complaints. Watch out for ‘special’ nights. Wished they did a taster menu but only as we found choosing difficult.

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MD
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have visit The Barton's several times and have never been disappointed. The beer food and service are always top notch.

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JP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, lovely atmosphere, great prices and service!

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S
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tried the Barton Arms for the first time to sample the two courses for £10 from the Thai menu on a Tuesday. Beer was excellent and well kept (Tiny Rebel Brewery - Clwb Tropicana). Food very tasty and could have eaten a lot more - portions good but not over generous on the main course. Good selection of food on the £10 specials menu though. Service couldn’t be faulted. The Barton Arms also do a take away service on their Thai food, and we may try that. We will return but probably on a non ‘offer’ day as the menu is quite extensive. As it was an offer day, the restaurant was really busy and if you’re thinking of going on a Tuesday you need to book in advance.

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