Permanently Closed - Turners at 69

3.9
878 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. “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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British
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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
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Phone number
0121 426 4440
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Richard Turner
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Parking Details
At the rear of the restaurant.
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Public Transit
Buses from Birmingham city centre: 103, 22, 23, 39.
Additional
Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wine
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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

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..

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London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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b
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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C
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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S
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dining experience . Definitely recommend this restaurant

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DD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

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.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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d
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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!

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RV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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E
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in stylish but unpretentious setting. Recommended

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

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.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service Will be coming back soon

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Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

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!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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!

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JJ
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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ZC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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HF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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?

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O
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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.

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m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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