The Barton Arms

4.6
349 reviews
£25 and under
Thai
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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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KamalM
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great service

QD
QueenDon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Firstly, such beautiful food and great portion sizes. Secondly what a gorgeous interior, old world but beautiful.

We went on a really hot day so the only hiccup was that it was quite warm inside... and I love heat, but the food was worth being a little too warm and I should imagine the evenings (and colder days) are more comfortable.

Definitely will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful pub, great food and ale.

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AlanW
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bartons Arms is a beautiful pub with great ambience. The Thai food was excellent, the service friendly and efficient. The beer, Oakham Ales, was delicious and perfectly complemented the food. We had an enjoyable visit.

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PhyllisF
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you like Thai food you will not be disappointed, the only thing to remember is that the food is not very spicy but it is tasty

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VickyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Barton Arms never fails! It really is the best Thai in the city!

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vipzyxxx
Birmingham
22 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. The food was flavoursome. The setting lacked a bit of ambience and the place settings (crockery, cutlery etc.) felt a bit like old fashion school dinners / staff canteen. But that may be due to COVID measures. But if you want flavoursome food, friendly service and a reasonable price and aren't concerned so much with the aesthetic ... then this is a fine option.

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Ronigirl
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience here. Tasty food well prepared. Very quick service. Staff friendly.

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REDSADDLER
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is a Thai Restaurant so food is limited to staple Thai food. It will contain nuts and chillies therefore.

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HeatherB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing as always. Lovely pubs and friendly fab staff

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JeremyB
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top food,top service,unbelievable building. Well worth a visit.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food, the ambience and the service at Bartons was first class.

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TraceyD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and excellent food but it’s got a tiny carpark that people in the surrounding area seem to use.

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OliverL
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food with a good selection of dishes. Service was really quick and the waiter was friendly.
When we arrived, the lady serving drinks behind the bar wasn't really welcoming as I approached her to let her know we had a reservation but instead of saying 'hi' or asking if she could help, she blurted out 'take a seat!' before I could say anything.
When I eventually told her that we had a reservation, only then did she direct me towards the restaurant area.
The place wasn't busy at the time so some hospitality training for this person would be recommended as she didn't make a good first impression.

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SuzieT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant authentic Thai food in lovely location. Friendly staff. Really enjoyable evening

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Patrick
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service a s always. Genuine range of Thai foods, perfect portions and very very tasty.

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Shopz
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Thai Green Curry I've ever tasted. The ambience was great and the waiting staff were friendly and courteous. Made me and my girlfriend feel special.

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Amfy
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb as always. They were really flexible with booking within the covid restrictions and the service was great.
There was nothing to fault - it was great to be back.

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Dina
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice Thai food at a reasonable price. The pub itself is really beautiful. The waiters were attentive and even though there were only two of them covering the whole floor they did a really good job. Definitely recommend!

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PeterW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Choice of2 menus, food excellent. Service good, they even let us bring a home made cake in to celebrate a 80 th birthday provide ing plates and knife as well. Can't reallyfault the place although it's looking a bit tired, mind it is quite old!

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AmanM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing definitely recommended and will most definitely go again. Service was great, ambience needs more work to make it a little bit more like a restaurant than a old pub

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NathanielB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

There was a few minutes between the time of us making our food order after we had our drinks but the time it arrived was quick and it tasted amazing as always.

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Tallulah21
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

lovely venue good value for money feels covid safe

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GeoffreyW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very authentic and the service is very good have been going here for years and it's still great

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Tricia
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lovely pub serving Thai Food which is amazing. Location may put some people off as it is in Newton on the A34 but it is so worth the visit.

It is the place that I went to to have my 'last' meal before Covid-19 lockdown in March, and also again for the 2nd lockdown!

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JayA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went on Tuesday for their Tuesday special. The food was lovely. We all enjoyed what we ordered. Except for the Papaya Salad. We felt it wasn’t spicy enough and just missed some flavour. However this was all and not a major issue. We would go back but not order again. The staff were great and attentive.

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Verity2210
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Barton arms is must visit in Birmingham, old historic pub that serves beautiful Thai food, the service and staff were friendly and welcoming. Food was amazing and worth visiting.

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StephenM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Suburb food , excellent service would definitely recommend

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RobertK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great food great ale we have been going more often to hopefully keep this place open.

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TraceyD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The best social distancing I’ve seen in a restaurant. The food was unbelievable. I would go back.

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JennyH
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service at the Barton Arms ...very quiet on Sunday hope they manage through these difficult times they serve wonderful food in beautiful surroundings thank you To the great staff

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here many times, the food never disappoints. The stsff helpful and always pleasant. Worth a visit

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Jayne
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, staff very friendly, would definitely recommend this restaurant.

MB
MaxiB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Me and my daughter took my mum for Lunch wanted somewhere fairly local and accessible forcus to meet up.
The food is of very high standard, so yummy and nicely presented.
Would be nice if they could do something to improve the ambiance, but hey, don't let that stop you otherwise you'll miss out on some top quality value for money food.
So very pleased and the service was lovely, I'd definately go again

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Sausage
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Used to love eating here but left a bit disappointed, especially as it's now quite pricey compared to others. Food was not as tasty as on past visits.

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Patrick
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We think that this is the best Thai restaurant for lunch time meals; good portions for lunchtime. We have been visiting for many years now.
Main menu is excellent and reflects the traditional Thai cuisine.
Lovely hosts and wonderful settings in a Victorian tiled environment- becoming rarer in Birmingham as so many pubs now being demolished.

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CliveB
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a superb evening! The meal was outstandingly tasty and brilliant value for money. What a wonderful setting the Bartons is!

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JayAl
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is 10/10 I highly recommend people try it. The chefs are Thai and the food is authentic

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SusanC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really nice experience at the Bartons Arms. Fast friendly service. The weekday lunch menu is excellent value and delicious and the beers were good too

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MartyC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful, historic pub where the quality of the beer is matched by the excellence of the Thai food.

FAQs

The Barton Arms does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. The Barton Arms also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0121 333 5988.

The Barton Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.