The Barton Arms

4.8
376 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.
What 376 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Thai food around. Lovely building service and staff

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chrissies
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely food and great ambience
Wine reasonably priced for a nice change

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PhyllisF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very good Thai food and a nice selection of beers

HM
HeatherM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Barton Arms is a lovely Old Pub. Full of character and very friendly. The food was very good and reasonably priced. We will definitely be going again.

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DianeW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Extremely quiet on arrival.. only 1 other table eating.. lovely friendly staff gave us enough time to choose our food. Never been before and would have loved to have a proper look round the brilliant place, the decor and tiling is amazing, sadly the upstairs was roped off. We were hoping for a little tour as was advertised on the back of a brochure, but this didn’t seem available.
The food was fantastic! So fragrant and cooked perfectly.. really enjoyed our courses. The lads enjoyed the real ale beers too.. would definitely return ,
Also it was my husbands birthday.. unknowing to myself they bought out a lovely slice of gorgeous chocolate cake with ice cream, and a candle and sang him happy birthday! Joined in by the other diners too.. a nice pleasant visit.

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RichardW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, its a must whenever we visit Birmingham.

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royb
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful pub, friendly atmosphere, nice food, good beer

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PhilP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great evening with quality beer, and excellent food!

MD
MD33
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, every time. Service with a smile too.

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Beermoth
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Barton Arms never fails to disappoint. The first time back here in 18 months because of lockdown so we were really excited to be back.
The Thai food here is the best definitely the best Thai cuisine in Brum on top of which they serve a damn fine pint of Oakhams Citra. Best beer in Brum too.

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Debz
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous tasting food and lovely staff would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, well presented and delicious. Excellent value with the Tuesday fixed price menu. Would highly recommend.

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sangitac
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, great choice, variety and taste.
Took my sister for her birthday, not expecting the staff to come out with a cake slice and ice-cream which was a great surprise.
Thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to the Barton arms regularly. Never had a bad meal, staff are attentive and friendly. Lovely surroundings. Best Thai food around.

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PeterD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the lovely food and service and making my mums birthday special

CR
ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet Monday evening, Covid-safe, excellent and fast service, lovely food.

Of course, the building is stunning too

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Will21
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Class as always. Food is always top draw. Nice pint as well.

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Rosaj
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really fresh ingredients and relaxed atmosphere- enjoyed meal and would recommend,

JW
JuliaW
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for four; booking was easy, and tables at the pub were set a decent distance away from each other. We were made very welcome, given time to decide on menu choices while our drinks were delivered, then our order was taken and we didn’t wait long for either starters or mains (we didn’t have dessert). Service was attentive without being annoying. As always food was delicious and portions were on the generous side. Our guests were very impressed with the service, the food, the ambience and the venue. We’ll be back another day to introduce more friends to the delights of the Barton’s Arms!

CP
ChristineP
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food at a good price in fabulous setting

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EMMII
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here several times a year for special occasions. The food, staff and atmosphere and building is outstanding. Would recommend the awesome Thai food and real ales.

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Patrick
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed and friendly in a fascinating victorian tiled pub, a real gem of a restaurant. A really good Thai menu with plenty if choice.

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IanW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Thai restaurant in Birmingham, never had a bad meal here and the service is excellent. Located in an amazing building, I would highly recommend The Bartons.

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FredW
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beers and simply fabulous food in a lovely vintage setting - what more could you want?

PM
PaulM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliable food with good service in a lovely old pub, decent beer also.

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ERIKL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

valuable food and authentic Thai food near Lozells

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

KM
KamalM
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great service

QD
QueenDon
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful pub, great food and ale.

AW
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
Birmingham
2 reviews
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.

HB
HeatherB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing as always. Lovely pubs and friendly fab staff

JB
JeremyB
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SC
SteveC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TD
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.

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 4.8 stars by 376 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.