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Medicine Bakery at The Mailbox

4.2
4.2
115 Reviews
£25 and under
International

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Booked 21 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 9:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0121 616 2952

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Birmingham/West Midlands (county)

    Great for Brunch

  • Birmingham/West Midlands (county)

    Healthy

  • Birmingham/West Midlands (county)

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Birmingham

    Great for Brunch

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Hot Spot

  • Birmingham

    Great for Lunch

  • Birmingham

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. IH

    IzzyH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Amazing food and drinks, can't fault that! The service on the other hand wasn't as good! Pretty slow and you could tell they were rushing to ensure they could have as many people in and out. Staff were stressed with eachother and were quite rude to some of the customers. One staff member talked over a full table to ask their server for that table to be freed up immediately. Rather unprofessional.

  2. J

    Josh

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was great, good value, service wasn’t the quickest to start but when the waitress came over she was great, very friendly and made some great recommendations.

  3. G

    Gilli

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I thought I would give the Medicine at Mailbox a try considering I have been a few times to New St branch, but it was a disappointing experience. The food arrived warm rather than hot considering it had just come from the kitchen.

  4. C

    Caroline

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and really fab service from the team during our visit on Sat 23 Oct. Busy so book a table in advance!

  5. KB

    KirstyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was amazing I would highly recommend it, service was a little slow, but the food did really make up for it!

  6. H

    Haich

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Nice restaurant. The menu had a good choice of vegetables. I'm not a vegetarian but sometimes it's not all about the meat! I would add that the coffee I had was lukewarm-but tasted delicious and the buttermilk chicken was very overcooked, I could not have finished them. We did mention to the server who didnt really seemed interested.

  7. CH

    CHIN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    It was all good and fairly priced! All I would suggest if possible, would have a been a better experience if the food was slightly hotter when served and a bit of a quick service! I would still recommend and pay another visit!

  8. PD

    PaulD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Small but carefully curated menu with ample choice and sufficient for a gluten free guest. Staff were excellent, well informed and bright if a little slow, not a complaint, just that the restaurant was full.

  9. R

    Rachellawton24

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Our visit to medicine was disappointing. Although the food tasted amazing the poor service dampened our visit.

  10. AC

    AmyC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, lovely waitress, not too expensive for what you get! We definitely plan on coming back.

  11. N

    Neli

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and food was decent. They served the best chaii latte i have had despite it not being as hot as I would have liked but this was soon replaced. Nice decor and atmosphere.

  12. AT

    AmandineT

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday brunch there. Would highly recommend and will definitely come back!

  13. OH

    OsmanH

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    Asked for food without meat came with meat Halfway through eating my sister found a caterpillar in the kale! Sat for half hour too he told the order has not been given to the kitchen. Usually have good things to say about Medicine yesterday was dreadful. Won’t be going again

  14. TM

    TMaj

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and the cakes are absolutely delicious. Service was fantastic too.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visiting the Mailbox location and it didn’t fail to deliver. One of the best brunches we’ve had in a long time.

  16. AC

    AllyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it, great decor, lovely staff and delicious food. Can't wait to come back

  17. RP

    RekhaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and so beautifully presented. The portions were good and service good. The ingredients tasted of good quality. The banana bread wow out of this world! Weill definitely be retuning again.

  18. HD

    HelenD

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely decor, super nice staff and interesting menu choices

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding brunch! Will definitely be travelling down to Birmingham to visit again soon

  20. B

    Begusap

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    Waited for a 2nd visit before writing a review but it needs to be said. The place is nicely designed although they did simply keep the same furniture from the last place that occupied that space. Its also a great location. Food is subpar. First time I had the crab scrambled eggs which had no discernable crab in it. The 2nd time the masala eggs which tasted of nothing. Hot chocolate is powdered, cheap. Drinks on both occasions took an age to arrive. Service just not even average. It has the potential to be good but a new chef/menu is needed and an overhaul of the way the place is managed.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience5

    food was okay very fancy so my boyfriend was a bit picky with it, good service though happy

  22. DH

    DavidH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    First time visit as usually go to New Street. Will always go to Mailbox now. Only real criticism is the coffee. £3.00 for what is a pretty small cup is on the high side compared to say Second Cup.

  23. KH

    KasimH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Booked the medicine for my girlfriends birthday. However nothing special was done in terms of a cake and candle. There was only one waitress working which made it hard and long to get attention for service. The food however was nice.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked a table for 5 on a Monday morning for a breakfast meeting, great food and service as usual

  25. HR

    HaleemahR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    The food was nice but sourdough bread extremely tough. Waitress brought over the wrong order three times to our table. Overall, ambience was okay. Pretty loud. Decent prices considering it is situated in the Mailbox.

  26. B

    Brunch

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    The vegan brunch is amazing!!! 10/10 honestly I was baffled why a 200ml glass of orange juice was > 3pounds The brioche french toast, whilst beautifully cooked was a bit basic- would go really welll with cream and fruits or something! Overall I love this place, best brunch place in Birmingham, im just super critical but can't get better than Medicine

  27. LS

    LorraineS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Waited too long for the bill other than that great service.

  28. KA

    KirlyA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Arrived at med bakery and was sat for 35 mins before even had a drinks order. Asked at bar twice before got served. No apology by the time someone took the order. I understand the place may have been short staffed but surely taking a drinks order for many waiting customers is priority than laying empty tables. The food was amazing however and the 2 servers who arrived to shift and dealt with us after who served the food and took the bill we’re very nice. And turned the experience around.

  29. NC

    NikiC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    Service was pretty bad. were not served for ages or our bill. All food was overcooked and did not enjoy the experience

  30. S

    Shareen

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    We were inspired to try Medicine after seeing how wonderful the food and baked goods looked on the Instagram page. We decided to book Medicine Mailbox as we expected that it would be a great overall experience. Unfortunately however we were left a little underwhelmed. Firstly it's unclear on the website that the baked cakes/ pastries/ cronuts etc are not served at the restaurant and are only available elsewhere in the building via a Medicine stall (which operates seperately to the restaurant) this was the first disappointment for us. The waitress was also unable to tell us what was served at the bakery stall. Despite this however we decided to order brunch. I ordered the Halloumi Brioche and on arrival the grilled halloumi and the toasted bun were both cold, this was the second disappointment. I pointed this out to the waitress and she kindly asked the kitchen staff to re-do it for me. My husband had the Vegan breakfast which he rated a 7/10 and overall the Halloumi burger for me was a 6/10. Our daughter had a french toast from the kids menu which was lacking syrup and she was given a choice of apple juice or milk, she opted for apple juice. When our drinks were bought round the waitress bought over an orange juice and informed us that there was no apple juice which is why she replaced it with an orange juice instead. Although polite and perhaps trying to be helpful we felt that our daughter should have been asked again about what drink she would like instead of it being assumed that she would be fine with having an orange juice. As expected our daughter refused the orange juice and asked for milk instead. Taking into account our overall experience as well as the quality of the food we did not feel it was great value and would have preferred to have visited our local brunch restaurant instead.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and such wonderful friendly staff, the food was pretty good too!

  32. NG

    NeelamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience. Delicious food. A real treat that I would highly recommend

  33. r

    robyn

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    amazing food!!! Great atmosphere and lovely staff !

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    I waited forever to get my orders taken. After having booked a table in advance, the manager asked me if i wanted to sit at a table or at the bar. I chose the bar and when I sat there it took forever for the waiters to take my order. I had to talk to one of them who said they didn’t know how run the machine and they had to ask someone else to come and do this for me. It was a horrible experience overall and I would think again before going back. It took me two hours to have a meal which I had only scheduled for an hour. They can do better

  35. JB

    JodieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant with simple and very well presented dishes with a succulent taste

  36. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food fantastic service gorgeous surroundings It was my friends birthday and it did not disappoint Would be great for meetings also Love the extra long chesstefeilds

  37. SO

    StephO

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely lunch on Sunday with our 2 kids, service was friendly and helpful food was tasty and my 8 year old said it was the best cheese toastie he has ever had #ravereview

  38. I

    Indi

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always have a great brunch at the medicine bar. Usually get a cake after from the concession in the middle of the mailbox.

  39. OH

    OsmanH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always good food good service highly recommended!

  40. AB

    AdamB

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible. Booked a table. Ignored when arrived. Asked to order - can’t take your order as we are too busy. Wait time was 25 minutes just to order! Shockingly bad so left. Would not recommend

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Medicine Bakery at The Mailbox is rated 4.2 stars by 115 OpenTable diners

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Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Medicine Bakery at The Mailbox

The Mailbox7 Commercial Street Birmingham, B1 1RS

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 9:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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