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The Chameleon Restaurant and Bar - Permanently Closed

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2.1
321 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary European

The Green Room (one of Birmingham"s best city centre restaurants) offers leisurely dining for Lunch and Dinner;
From the Grill we source all our steaks from a fabulous local butcher and cooked sous vide to ensure we deliver the absolute best quality.
We now offer a seasonal Vegetarian Menu, which changes bi-weekly to keep a variation of options for our vegetarian customers .
Not forgetting our Pre Theatre Menu available every day 4pm - 7pm, two course for £12.95 & three courses for £14.95 inclusive of a glass of wine (*maximum of 6 diners) please see our website for up to date menus - www.thechameleonbham.co.uk

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon – Thurs: 12 noon - 9pm
    Fri & Sat: 12 noon – 10pm
    Sunday: Closed

  • Phone number

    0121 643 2233

  • Payment Options

    Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Public Transit

    <br>New Street Train Station.

  • Entertainment


    Like no other bar in town tremendous atmosphere on both sides of the bar. Full trained staff serve you quickly, with the care and quality you deserve.rue to form, The Chameleon turns into night club LOVE every Saturday night from 10.30pm. Indulge yourself in a world of party heaven with DJs playing from 10pm and the most spectacular light show in town, all perfectly accompanied by our Live percussionists.
    Every Thursday we have Chameleon Live - which chameleon brings you live Funk bands for Free, alongside some great drinks offers such as Prosecco Thursdays with half priced bottles of Prosecco (£14) & Two for One Cocktails (5pm-midnight)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 321 people are saying

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2.1
2.1 based on recent ratings
  • 1.9Food
  • 1.8Service
  • 2.0Ambience
  • 1.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very dissapointed as we got there and this establishment has shut down. I wasnt notified and could not get a table elsewhere on a Saturday night .was a suprise to !!!

  2. C

    Cherellet

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Restaurant was closed. Was not advertised on website and don't understand how it allows you to book online. Complete wasted journey

  3. MT

    MT29

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    There was a bailiff notice on the door. I didn't even get to dine here and no email was sent to let me know of this. Traveled a distance to come here so I was very annoyed!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    After a walk up a hill on a freezing cold Saturday the venue appears to have ceased trading.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    My part of 6 arrived at the restaurant to be met with a letter on the door stating there is some dispute over the building. So we never even set foot in the restaurant. Beings as it was a Saturdays night we did not think we could get in anywhere else. So we walked to the Mailbox and went to Cafe Rouge and Harvey Nicks cocktail lounge so we all had a good night despite being a bad start

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The doors were locked???? We were unable today get through the door

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2017

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    I have been to Chameleon during the day and had a delicious lunch in a relaxed atmosphere with my family in 2015. We loved it so much that I arranged a Christmas get together with friends there this year. Unfortunately we were not served by anyone after half an hour of being seated. Eventually we ordered at the bar, but the server was so slow that it took 15 minutes for her to take our food and drinks order (we were only a party of 3!). She kept disappearing after ever item ordered - rather than simply taking the whole order at once. When the food did arrive my fish cake was not up to standard, it was dry and flavorless. A massive shame!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Was a bit disappointed with my choice this time.

  9. S

    Sbeg

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2017

    overall3food1service1ambience3

    The service was not good. When asking for bottled water they said they didn't have any which was ridiculous as they had a bar. The food was expensive for the poor quality. The rice was mushy and soggy, the chicken liver pate way out of a tin and the chicken was hard in places and not cooked well. Would definitely not recommend to anyone.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We all had a good time at the restaurant, and would be returning on the next special occasions.

  11. M

    Muttie12

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Enjoyable experiece overall. The service was good and food very tasty. The establishment itself was quite chilly could do with turning the heating up a notch.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2017

    overall3food1service1ambience2

    The service was poor. On arrival we were seated and given 5 minutes to choose food. Once food was ordered we didn't have our drinks until the food arrived. No condiments were offered with food so we got them ourselves.The food was cold and poor.

  13. B

    Bridget

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    what a find !! I had the fillet steak and it was to die for.... would highly recommend it to anyone

  14. AS

    AidanS

    Birmingham

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Friday evening, decent food at a decent price

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Blown away by the fillet steak! The price is so reasonable for probably the best steak I've had in a long time. Service was spot on. Will.definitely be back!.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely tasty food and 2 for 1 cocltails what more can you want!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I didn't receive the 1000 point bonus??

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was superb.We went at 2pm and were almost by ourselves.The rib-eye was fantastic and so too the sea bass.They also accepted the gourmet society card so the bill for 2 starters,2 mains and 2 pints was under £30...The service was excellent and the waitress very cheerful.Would definitely recommend

  19. S

    Sweepiecrocket

    Birmingham

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    2nd time in 3 days! Well what can I say - I ate here on the Tuesday and booked again for the Thursday! The jerk chicken was the reason :o) lovely meal . The sweet potato fries came late and in the form of ordinary fries, so they had to be taken back and the right ones brough which meant they were even later and we had all but finished the meal before they came. Fair play though, these were knocked off the price of the bill at the end - can't argue with that. Cocktails didn't seem as strong this time though. Ate early - 7pm - and found there was a band going to be playing later which we caught some of, and would like to have stopped to hear more as they were good. It did mean talking was a little more difficult though. All in all a good night, and I shall, of course, be booking again!

  20. S

    Sweepiecrocket

    Birmingham

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    It's been a while since I've eaten the Chameleon, but it didn't disappoint. 2 for 1 cocktails until 8pm (or a bottle of house wine for £10 before 8pm). This was a friend's get together and we chose to eat early so not too many people around so conversation was easily heard. Service was good too. It does get noisier at night, especially if a band are playing. I can recommend the Jerk Chicken - very tasty. In fact I enjoyed the whole meal and cocktails so much, I repeated the experience two days later! Can't say fairer than that :o). Must mention that with a Taste Card this restaurant is VERY good value - 2 for 1 across all courses.

  21. M

    Manjitswayne2017

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food was amazing. We came for our wedding anniversary. I never finish a main meal but I had jerk chicken with rice and peas and I ate the lot. It was delicious. All the food that we ordered was delicious. I have already recommended this place to my family and friends. Manjit and Andy Swayne

  22. c

    clentboy

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great might out with friends with good food and very friendly staff i would defiantly recommend this place

  23. A

    Anon

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2017

    overall3food1service1ambience1

    Decided to try Chameleon for my birthday this year. Where do I start... the starter came out and had an elastic band in the food, we were then given free drinks... which had mouldy raspberries. Then the dishes were all dropped on the floor right next to us. We were obviously unhappy with the bill as service had been terrible all night so asked for the manager... half an hour later when we could of been at the bar the manager came. Finally they did deduct the bill. Would not go here to eat again even though the food was nice, the service ruined the night. However, I would go to the bar as it is vibrant and cocktails are very tasty.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked table as my daughter birthday turned up but closed even though booked a while ago!!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Our experience was terrible Service was like something you would expect in a downtown cafe. No professionalism at all. Nobody poured wine , we asked for ice in a glass and the waitress told us to get it out of the wine cooler. The food order was not taken correctly and to top it off, the menus were sticky. The bathrooms were dirty and only one dispenser had soap. I booked it & I felt utterly embarrassed that I had.

  26. AT

    AnnetteT

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and ambiance as always. Very good value pre theatre menu. Great cocktails very reasonable with happy hour available

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Food OK albeit not much available very limited menu selection on mains and deserts Reason given menu change

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Food was good, bit of a language barrier with waiting staff. Had 2 for 1 cocktails, but couldn't even taste a hint of alcohol in them, and waited a long time to receive it, when you see at least 4 people behind the bar and wasn't a busy time, only two other diners in restaurant!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely place all under one roof, food, bar, music and cocktails....very pleased

  30. SA

    SouthActon62

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Good value meal and good service for a catch up with our daughter

  31. C

    Charlotte75

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my 2 daughters went for dinner on Saturday evening. The staff were friendly, jerk chicken main was lovely and cheeseboard to finish was excellent value for money. Will definitely go again

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited for pre-theatre dining and cocktails absolutely faultless service and brilliant value for money - three courses for £15 all delicious and 2 for 1 cocktails we will be back!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am a regular visitor to Chameleon and have been for some years. I usually go late afternoon or early evening for cocktails and pre theatre meal. Food has always been excellent and interesting, good value and quickly served so you are ready in time for the theatre, all of which are close.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2016

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Atmosphere was very very noisy, had to mask 2 seperate waitresses for our table, took 20 minutes at the bar to get served, then the Beer I requested had run out and was told 40 min wait to change the Barrel. Also no J20 for my Partner. When shown to our table, it had not been laid correctly, we had to ask for Napkins and Salt and Pepper. We ordered 2 Steaks, were supposed to be accompanied by Vine Tomatoes. - No Tomatoes. We ordered 1 Peppercorn Sauce, we got 2, so I had to ask this to be removed from the Bill. £61.00 not inc drinks, was an expensive night, topped off with "couldn't care less" service means we will NOT be back.

  35. JB

    JB13

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Shockingly bad place, looked okay for lunch with friends whilst visiting the German market - on paper . Walked in having booked our table but as soon as we entered there was a terrible stench of disinfectant. A waitress met the people behind us but didn't acknowledge us or lead us to a table. We had one walk around the bar & as it stunk so bad everywhere else we left. 10 minutes later they rang me and told me they had a problem with the gas in the kitchen so there was no lunch available! Needless to say we weren't bothered by then! This place is probably okay to get drunk in when you won't notice the smell or rude staff.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2016

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Went for a birthday celebration. Food came out over an hour late. Watched the chef starting to cook our meals 40 minutes after food was ordered. Drinks took 25 minutes room come out. We had to ask numerous times about the delays. The SET menu we were given was nothing like the menue online. We literally just had a choice of 4 different steaks or a burger. Absolutely discusting service. Manager gave us the meal for free for the inconvenience. Will never eat there again.

  37. h

    harjb

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Booked table for 8:15pm on a fri night, was asked for drinks at 9pm, got our starters by 10pm, mains for 10.45 and then was told the kitchen is closed so no dessert available. We only got the cold food due to my friends persistant complaints. We were not asked if we wanted any more drinks, sauces, or anything at all. Overall, worst dining experience ever. Shame as ambience is good.

  38. NJ

    NJPN

    Warwickshire

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience1

    Very good food spoilt by poor atmosphere, non-existent ambience.

  39. F

    Fingers

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I have dined here several times now and again we weren't disappointed. The Green Room has been refurbished very tastefully and the food was up to the usual high standard. We believe that a new menu is in preparation and so will experience a new meal the next time we come over from Coventry. Worth the journey. Can't recommend this eatery more than what we have. Very good indeed.

  40. T

    Tay1

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2016

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    Came for my 21st birthday, chose this place out of everywhere because I came before for cocktails and loved it. Live quite a while away as well nearly an hour to get there. Really dissapointed with the service, got there and had to wait at the bar to ask a member of staff if we could sit down (reserved a table for meal). After we said down we got the menus but waited a long time until we even got asked for drinks. Drinks finally came but still not asked what we wanted (been here half hour at this point). Had dinner and plates were cleared up. We sat waiting and waiting for the pudding menus to come over or even ask, the two girls just kept walking past us and even stood talking at one point. After ages waiting we actually had to go up and ask if we could have a pudding menu. Not one to complain and I know it's annoying but it was for a special occasion and the service was awful. Food was incredible drinks really nice and the settings amazing too. Shake about the waitress

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The Chameleon Restaurant and Bar - Permanently Closed is rated 2.1 stars by 321 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon – Thurs: 12 noon - 9pm
    Fri & Sat: 12 noon – 10pm
    Sunday: Closed

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Public Transit

    <br>New Street Train Station.

  • Payment Options

    Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment


    Like no other bar in town tremendous atmosphere on both sides of the bar. Full trained staff serve you quickly, with the care and quality you deserve.rue to form, The Chameleon turns into night club LOVE every Saturday night from 10.30pm. Indulge yourself in a world of party heaven with DJs playing from 10pm and the most spectacular light show in town, all perfectly accompanied by our Live percussionists.
    Every Thursday we have Chameleon Live - which chameleon brings you live Funk bands for Free, alongside some great drinks offers such as Prosecco Thursdays with half priced bottles of Prosecco (£14) & Two for One Cocktails (5pm-midnight)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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