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Turners at 69 - Permanently closed

3.9
3.9
878 Reviews
£41 and over
British

“It’s all about the flavour on the plate which ultimately comes from quality ingredients, and respect in the kitchen.” Richard Turner.

This ethos defines the plates served at Turners at 69 in Harborne, Birmingham, serving modern British cuisine with French influences.

Chef Richard Turner, is pioneering a new style of fine dining at Turners, replacing the traditional tasting menu for a more relaxed but equally thought out A La Carte Menu. Comprised of dishes showcasing the very best of the seasons and finest produce available, the simplified and more accessible offering allows you the freedom to choose which premium quality dishes you dine on.

The menu at Turners at 69 evolves with the produce, making the most of high quality seasonal produce while they are at their finest in flavour, enjoyed as they should be.

3 AA Rosettes

Good Food Guide 2018 Best in Birmingham

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Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
    CLOSED

    Thursday, Friday & Saturday
    LUNCH: 12pm – 2:30pm (last orders)
    DINNER: 7pm – 9:30pm (last orders)

    Sunday Lunch
    12pm – 3pm (last orders), 3 Courses at £45pp

  • Phone number

    0121 426 4440

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Richard Turner

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Menu

A La Carte Menu

  • Gougeres

    • Sour dough and bacon bread, pork fat and Brittany butter

      • Amuse bouche

        Starters

        • Duck liver, variations of onion and tongue

          • Cured Salmon, slow cooked belly, soy, wasabi and mooli

            • Veal tartare, quail eggs, sour dough and watercress

              • Scallop, smoked eel, caviar, horseradish and nasturtium

                Main Courses

                • Rabbit, langoustine, butternut squash, cabbage, mustard and marjoram

                  • New season lamb, heritage carrots, cous cous, curds, cumin and apricots

                    • Creevey carver duckling, fennel, peach, lavender and honey

                      • Monkfish , Jersey royals, crab, peas, creme fraiche and lettuce

                        Desserts

                        • Duck egg crème brulée, vanilla, Yorkshire rhubarb and strawberry

                          • Raspberry soufflé

                            (Please allow 20 minutes cooking time)

                            • Chocolate tart, sea salt, peanut butter ice cream

                              • Properly matured cheeses, grapes, fruit bread, sour dough crackers

                                (As an extra course £15.00)

                                • Rum baba, pineapple, mango and chantilly

                                  For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                  What 878 people are saying

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                                  3.9
                                  3.9 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.2Food
                                  • 4.0Service
                                  • 3.8Ambience
                                  • 3.7Value

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                                  1. K

                                    Keith1963

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    1.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 2 December 2017

                                    overall1food3service3ambience3

                                    This was a disappointing experience. 20.30 on a Saturday evening and they have no vodka in stock but try to fool us by serving a. Smoked vodka instead. The food was tasty and flavoursome it was ruined by the fact it was served tepid. A bottle of melbec was ordered at the table, we were shown the bottle and tasted it and the bottle was left at the front table by the door, we ordered a second bottle which appeared decanted.. I questioned it as it tasted different, I still had some of the original wine left.. I even asked the couple on the adjoining table and he also agreed it was a different wine.. I questioned the front of house but was fobbed off.. not happy!.. we tried to order a baileys but again sold out.. you would have thought that Saturday night being a busy night that they would have a stocked bar? ! The front of house staff seemed nervous and were not very engaging.. the whole experience was unsatisfactory and it wasn’t worth the large bill.. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.. which is such a pity as it is right on our doorstep..

                                  2. A

                                    Andrew9348

                                    London

                                    14 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    14 reviews

                                    Dined on 23 November 2017

                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                    On the whole it didn't really live up to expectations - the pollock was very bland, the pheasant outer skin was a bit leathery- plate presentation was good- the rice pudding was excellent - the rum baba good the cheeses a disappointing mix. The starters full marks for the venison tartar The choice of wines by the glass was very good - . We felt the set lunch at £40 was not up to the £37.50 Adams set lunch by a long way. There were only two other diners which did not help the ambience and perhaps a busy evening may be more attractive. Not a place to put on our favourites list but I would not put people off giving it a try but wouldn't actively recommend it- sorry

                                  3. b

                                    barryradish

                                    Warwickshire

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 4 November 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We have been to a number of fine dining restaurants around Birmingham (and elsewhere) and the quality of the restaurant and food was up there with the best of them. All the food courses were divine. The cost was comparable to other fine dining restaurants and this restaurant will be certainly on my return list. Fir information there is a pay and display car park around the back just a couple of hundred yards away.

                                  4. F

                                    Faye

                                    Birmingham

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 3 November 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Superb food, excellent service. The restaurant was a little smaller and quieter than I imagined but this did not detract from the experience. Truly wonderful and innovative dishes! Highly recommend!

                                  5. C

                                    Casablanca

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 29 October 2017

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    What a little delight. It's not often that the Chef appears so often and takes such an interest in his customers wellbeing. Will certainly be returning soon.

                                  6. A

                                    Andy

                                    Birmingham

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 28 October 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great experience. Very expensive though. Was put off by the fact we had to confirm our table before with many mentions of a £90 cancellation charge per person It felt like we were being quizzed at every opportunity

                                  7. S

                                    Stacie457

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 20 October 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    This was a last minute find for a date night night but I could not be more happy with the choice made! Atmosphere was amazing, food was outstanding! Staff very friendly and accommodating to all needs. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back! My new favourite place.

                                  8. S

                                    Sunila

                                    Birmingham

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 20 October 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Superb dining experience . Definitely recommend this restaurant

                                  9. DD

                                    D1DNT

                                    London

                                    6 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on 22 September 2017

                                    overall4food5service2ambience2

                                    Good food but the service is poor. You need better help, nice to see you at front of house but you need the help to take the strain off.

                                  10. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    1.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 4 September 2017

                                    overall1food3service1ambience3

                                    The restauant was closed even if we had a booking. We arrived at the time of our booking and the door was closed and i was dark inside. Very disapointing.

                                  11. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    1.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 2 September 2017

                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                    Remembering that this was my friends birthday and we'd planning it for months , we booked a chauffer to get us there and cake etc.. We ere contacted at 2pm on the Friday afternoon by Mr Turner himself cancelling our booking due to kitchen issues. Absolute disgrace, I'm sure whatever problem they had could have been resolved if they had wanted to, but obviously the restaurant being up for sale means he no longer needs customer satisfaction. Very Poor.

                                  12. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 21 August 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Excellent service with the head chef introducing each dish. Beautiful flavours and textures and large portion sizes.

                                  13. E

                                    Escalope

                                    London

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 20 August 2017

                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                    A thoroughly lovely lunch. Richard's cooking's always spot on, and the duo of duck liver starters was heaven on a plate. Walking was a challlenge afterwards though - the prtions were huge!!

                                  14. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 19 August 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    An intimate setting with attentive staff and beautiful food. Every course was stunning as well as delicious.

                                  15. DB

                                    DisappointedofB17

                                    Birmingham

                                    3 reviews

                                    1.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 17 August 2017

                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                    We never got to eat there, our booking was cancelled a few hours before leaving us in a difficult position. I have every sympathy for the reason but with such a strict cancelling and reconfirming policy for customers it has left me wondering if the boot had been on the other foot I would have been heavily financially penalised.

                                  16. d

                                    dnyp

                                    Birmingham

                                    2 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 4 August 2017

                                    overall3food3service3ambience2

                                    I had looked forward to eating here for a while. We booked to celebrate good news but perhaps our expectations were set too high as we were both left a little uninspired. For the cost , I would prefer other restaurants.

                                  17. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 31 July 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Delicious food and great service. We loved all the extra tasters.

                                  18. S

                                    Saintedaunt

                                    Warwickshire

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 29 July 2017

                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                    A superb meal! The restaurant is a little formal but good to see young staff being trained up!

                                  19. r

                                    rogert

                                    Birmingham

                                    3 reviews

                                    2.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 22 July 2017

                                    overall2food2service2ambience3

                                    Menu was limited, when I said I was allergic to cheese I was brought a pre starter a few minutes later with cheese in it! Food well presented, my wife liked hers except for dessert ,rum baba which was ok with pickled fruit which was incredibly acidic and simply inedible! Having mentioned this no alternative offered and no reduction on bill! I will never go back!

                                  20. RV

                                    RV2222

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 15 July 2017

                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                    Very accommodating to late notice change of booking time. Great food and generous portions for truly fine dining.

                                  21. E

                                    Eatingout

                                    Birmingham

                                    19 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    19 reviews

                                    Dined on 14 July 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great food in stylish but unpretentious setting. Recommended

                                  22. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 10 July 2017

                                    overall3food5service1ambience3

                                    We had been to Turners a couple of times 2 years ago and had a fantastic experience, delicious food and amazing service. Last Monday we had very good food, but without the wow factor of two years ago. The service, however, was poor - the waiting staff seemed not to be trained up to the level required at a Michelin star restaurant. We were amused by their lack of competence rather than annoyed but it was a v expensive meal. The end of the evening was v uncomfortable - the waiter told me my card was refused, and then my second card. The look he gave me was unnecessary. I said it must be the card machine's fault - it also refused my daughter's card! We arranged that I would phone the next day to pay but when I checked my balance I found that the money had been taken after all. I didn't enjoy that experience but others could have been vvvv upset.

                                  23. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 8 July 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Lovely food and service Will be coming back soon

                                  24. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Warwickshire

                                    1 review

                                    1.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 7 July 2017

                                    overall1food4service1ambience2

                                    Starters arrived 1h45m into meal, mains 2h30m, no warning of delay prior to arrival. No time for dessert as finished mains just before 11pm! Abandoned this birthday dinner which was not recognised by indifferent staff. Menu differed greatly from website - not a la Carte but fixed price for 3 courses - one of which we ran out of time to enjoy. Luckily I enjoyed the company of my guests!

                                  25. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 5 July 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    I took my wife out for a special birthday meal to turner's and i couldn't speak highly enough of it. We had a seven course meal and everything we ate was absolutely spectacular. The service was excellent and a great atmosphere. I would highly recommend it.

                                  26. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Leicestershire

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 17 June 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Excellent from start to finnish, was not sure what to expect before arriving but the staff were very friendly, knowlegable and dedicated. food quality and taste was very good. Will return

                                  27. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 5 June 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Lovely atmosphere, fantastic front of house, staff friendly and helpful. Have recommended to family and friends and will be returning again very soon!

                                  28. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 4 June 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We can't speak highly enough about the whole dining experience. Our first time at Turner's provided me with a memorable 65th birthday that was everything I hoped it would be. The fixed price Sunday lunch menu gave ample choice and the three hours passed very quickly.

                                  29. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 3 June 2017

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    Fantastic evening, great service, Damian and his number 2 were superb. Food was also great !

                                  30. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    2 reviews

                                    1.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 1 June 2017

                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                    Booked a table for my wife's 50th birthday and left a message on their answerphone the day before, as requested in the confirmation email. On arrival at the restaurant at our confirmed time, the place was closed. No telephone call, no email, no nothing before hand, and despite calling the restaurant the following day, have still not received any explanation or apology. Appalling way to run a business!

                                  31. JJ

                                    JJ29

                                    Birmingham

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on 28 May 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The occasion was my birthday. Turners... or Turners at 69 is my all time favourite restaurant. My first visit was 7yrs ago to celebrate one of the big "0" birthdays... since then I manage a visit about 3 times a year. There was a change last year, late summer. No longer serving the tasting menus. Now it was al a carte. The food remains amazing... choosing the number of courses which suits the individual. My party went for Sunday lunch, a 2/3course meal at a set price of £32/£38.50 per head. There was a choice of 4/5 starters, mains & desserts. Portion sizes are good... presentation excellent. My starter was the ham hock, with quail eggs, followed by turbot with brown shrimp, with a pea oil, every mouthful was bursting with flavour. By this time I was full but seeing desserts, go by to other tables... temptation was too much! I chose the rice with peach. Just right! I'll need to go again, as the roast beef & Yorkshire pudding looked phenomenal! Thanks Richard... you & your team are wonderful.

                                  32. ZC

                                    ZachC

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 28 May 2017

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    The food was wonderful and portions generous. The bacon-bread was amazingly good. The beef was slightly dry and more gravy would have been preferred, though it might have gone against the chef's instructions. I'm not sure. The wait between courses was very long and should definitely have been shorter. The overall dining experience was good but took 3 hours for a 3 course lunch.

                                  33. L

                                    Lotusarmin

                                    New York Area

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 28 May 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We booked the Sunday Lunch and we had a wonderful time. The food was fantastic, the wine was from less known vineyards but very good, the service was very attentive and value for money unbeatable. Highly recommend to any foody.

                                  34. HF

                                    HarborneFoodie

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 27 May 2017

                                    overall2food3service3ambience2

                                    It was a bit of an ordeal to be honest. The interim courses - amuses bouche etc - left us both feeling completely stuffed. And the atmosphere - who wants to whisper in a bistro?

                                  35. O

                                    Owser

                                    Birmingham

                                    17 reviews

                                    vip
                                    2.0

                                    17 reviews

                                    Dined on 13 May 2017

                                    overall2food2service3ambience2

                                    Such a change, poor food and bad service, won't be going back! Bring back the old menu

                                  36. TC

                                    TraceyC

                                    London

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 9 May 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Our dinner was a wonderful blend of tastes and beautifully presented. The table was ours for the evening so there was no sense of rushing, giving us time to enjoy each other's company. The service was attentive but not obtrusive and each course announced. A truly lovely evening.

                                  37. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 30 April 2017

                                    overall4food5service2ambience3

                                    We were there for Sunday lunch. The food was enjoyed by all with good ingredients and flavours. However for a Michelin starred restaurant the offering was ungenerous with an extra charge for bread and no amuse-bouche etc. The service was below par with, for example, menus slow to be presented, the wine list had to be requested, and plates were given to the wrong diners.

                                  38. H

                                    Happyman20

                                    London

                                    7 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on 30 April 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Lovely restaurant and great food! The Sunday lunch menu had so much choice, we will be back!

                                  39. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 29 April 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Excellent food and service. Very pleasant relaxed atmosphere, looking forward to my next visit.

                                  40. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 26 April 2017

                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                    Really good food and great service. Knowledgable staff who came across as passionate and proud of their work. Relaxed atmosphere and we were able to take our time over our lunch. just the job

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                                  Turners at 69 - Permanently closed is rated 3.9 stars by 878 OpenTable diners

                                  Permanently Closed

                                  This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                  • Area

                                    Birmingham

                                  • Hours of Operation

                                    Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
                                    CLOSED

                                    Thursday, Friday & Saturday
                                    LUNCH: 12pm – 2:30pm (last orders)
                                    DINNER: 7pm – 9:30pm (last orders)

                                    Sunday Lunch
                                    12pm – 3pm (last orders), 3 Courses at £45pp

                                  • Cuisines

                                    British

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Elegant

                                  • Dress Code

                                    Casual Dress

                                  • Parking Details

                                    At the rear of the restaurant.

                                  • Public Transit

                                    Buses from Birmingham city centre: 103, 22, 23, 39.

                                  • Payment Options

                                    MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Executive Chef

                                    Richard Turner

                                  • Additional

                                    Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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