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Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food

4.7
4.7
258 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

Experience award-winning fine dining in a modern, contemporary setting while supporting our highly talented students on their journey to professional excellence. Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food offers top quality food and service delivered by students training on our chef, food service and hospitality courses under the guidance of industry expert tutors at University College Birmingham.

Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food provides exceptional value for money for high levels of cooking, service, creative flair and quality seasonal produce. Our A La Carte Menu might include delicious fish and shellfish, premium beef, lamb, poultry or game, and imaginative vegetarian dishes. This runs alongside a lunchtime set menu providing excellent value for money. The restaurant also draws on a dedicated pastry section where our skilled student chefs produce an array of elegant desserts.

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Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–1:15 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Fri 6:00 pm–7:15 pm

  • Phone number

    0121 604 1010

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We can accommodate for dietary requirements, please advise in advance in the notes section of your reservation. We provide AA rosette award winning fine dining at a fraction of the high street costs.

  • Private party facilities

    Require other facilities? You can also book meeting rooms, lecture rooms and other specialist environments. Availability varies throughout the academic year, but if we can help you, we will. The restaurant is available for exclusive use for private events for lunches and or dinners. with the capacity to accommodate 120 guests, it is the perfect space. We offer menus to suit you and your guests, this can be for birthdays, Holy Communions, special anniversaries, we are here to help. For a private event only please call 0121 604 1000 and ask the Reception team to transfer you to Anna Hughes, Head of Commercial Sales.

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross street

    Located on the corner of Summer Row and Lionel Street

  • Parking details

    NCP Car Park, Newhall Street

  • Public transit

    There are plenty of roadside parking spaces in the Summer Row area, as well as NCP car parks. There are also several bus stops and the restaurant is just a 15-20 minute walk from Moor Street and New Street train stations.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Tasting Menu

    £40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    An exclusive and uniquely crafted tasting menu experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

A Little Nibble

a little sharing dish

  • Spicy Roasted Nuts£1.95

    Lightly roasted with, garlic and fresh rosemary

    • Green Olives£2.00

      Nocellara olives with red chilli, coriander, lemon

      To Begin

      • Crispy Duck Salad£4.00

        Warm honey and soy glazed crispy duck, grilled apricots, chicory, fennel and radish salad

        • Cream of Celeriac and Apple Soup£3.50

          Creamed celeriac with apple and aromatic thyme dressing

          • Griddled Lamb Kofta£4.50

            Feta, Israeli couscous, pomegranate, yoghurt, mint and lime dressing, pitta bread

            • Parmesan Shortbread£3.95

              Parmesan biscuit, confit tomatoes, avocado, balsamic reduction

              • Severn and Wye Valley Smoked Salmon£5.25

                Rocket leaves, whipped avocado, crayfish, radish, pea shoots, lemon olive oil and dark Rye bread

                • Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Arancini£4.50

                  Young cress, pickled beetroot, walnut Granola, truffle honey dressing

                  To Follow

                  • Battered Cod Fillet£10.95

                    Deep fried cod with mushy peas, tartar sauce, caramelised lemon, served with chunky chips

                    • Birmingham Balti, Pilau Rice, Plain Naan

                      A firm favourite cooked with sautéed onions, tomatoes and peppers with freshly ground tempered spices and coriander

                      • With - Halal Chicken£9.50
                      • With - Prawn£10.00
                      • With - Paneer£9.00
                    • Baked Stuffed Aubergine£9.50

                      Mozzarella, tomato fondue, Genoese pesto, tender stem broccolis, pangrattato

                      • Pork Belly Bánh Mì£12.50

                        Spiced pork belly, creamed potato, anise glazed carrot, apple gel, golden sultanas, scratching, marjoram reduction

                        • Tagliatelle Primavera£8.75

                          Tagliatelle with roasted peppers, courgettes, red onions and fresh thyme

                          • Char Grilled Hanger Steak£13.00

                            Buttered spinach, caramelised shallots, pickled walnuts, salsa verde, rocket leaves and truffle parmesan fries

                            • UCB Ultimate Jerk Beef Burger£11.50

                              Angus beef, smoked apple wood cheese, gherkin, beef tomato, toasted ciabatta, chipotle mayo, skinny fries

                              To End

                              • Baked Egg Custard£3.25

                                Classical egg custard tart, grated nutmeg

                                • Steamed Muscovado Sponge£3.25

                                  Date purée, vanilla custard

                                  • Tanzanie Chocolate Mousse£3.50

                                    Pain d'épices, passionfruit sorbet

                                    • Apple Crumble£3.25

                                      Bramley apple, golden raisin and blackberry crumble, cinnamon ice cream

                                      • Aromatic Rice Pudding£3.50

                                        Cardamom infused rice pudding, spiced poached pear

                                        • Baked Alaska£4.00

                                          Lemon parfait, ginger cake Italian meringue

                                          For Afters

                                            Tea

                                            • English Breakfast£1.50

                                              • Tisanes and Fruit Teas£1.50

                                                Coffee

                                                • Filter Coffee£1.50

                                                  • Espresso£1.25

                                                    • Caffé Americano£1.50

                                                      • Caffé Latte£1.75

                                                        • Cappuccino£1.75

                                                          • Liqueur Coffee

                                                            £1.50 plus supplement for your choice of alcohol

                                                            Sparkling Wine

                                                            • Prosecco, Lunetta - Italy

                                                              Crisp with notes of apples, apricots and citrus fruit

                                                              • 200ml£6.99
                                                            • Spumante Rosado, Lunetta - Italy

                                                              A fresh and dry sparkling rosé with red berry characters on the nose and palate

                                                              • 200ml£6.99
                                                            • Crémant du Jura, Domaine Desire - France£26.95

                                                              Really impressive, toasty fizz, produced from 100% Chardonnay by the traditional method

                                                              White Pouring Wine

                                                              125ml: £3.95, 175ml: £4.95, Bottle: £17.99

                                                              • Parlez-Vous, Sauvignon Blanc - France

                                                                Expressive floral notes and aromas of exotic fruit

                                                                • False Bay, Chenin Blanc - South Africa

                                                                  A richly textured wine with ripe apple, honey and greengage aromas

                                                                  • Rollestone Vale, Chardonnay, Australia

                                                                    Creamy, fresh and lively with a clean zesty finish

                                                                    Red Pouring Wine

                                                                    125ml: £3.95, 175ml: £4.95, Bottle: £17.99

                                                                    • Kaleu, Malbec Argentina

                                                                      A youthful fresh ruby coloured wine with aromas of red currant, plums and spice

                                                                      • Umbrele, Syrah - Romania

                                                                        Well rounded wine, medium bodied, with youthful red fruits, raspberry and redcurrant

                                                                        • Merlot, Bellefontaine - France

                                                                          This has ripe red berry fruit aromas on the nose which leads through to a rich, plummy palate with earthy notes typical of Merlot

                                                                          Rosé Pouring Wine

                                                                          • Domaine de Pellehaut Rosé, - France

                                                                            From the South West, Merlot and Tannat grape, this cheeky wine explodes with red fruit flavours

                                                                            • 125ml£3.95
                                                                            • 175ml£4.95
                                                                            • Bottle£17.99

                                                                          White Wine

                                                                          • Guntrum, Riesling - Germany£19.75

                                                                            Delicate fragrance of white peaches, apricot and juicy pears

                                                                            • Yalumba Viognier, Australia£21.95

                                                                              The palate is rich and long with honeysuckle and apricot flavours. Vegan friendly and organic wine

                                                                              • Falerio Dei Colli Ascolani - Italy£21.50

                                                                                Lovely herbal style of white, rich mid palate and a long mineral finish. Passerina, Pecorino and Trebbiano grapes

                                                                                • Mad, Furmint - Hungary£22.95

                                                                                  A rich white wine, just off dry, with a terrific amount of mineral character and orange blossom and elderflower aromatics

                                                                                  • The Architect, Chardonnay, Philip Shaw - Australia£23.95

                                                                                    Light pale straw. White peach and citrus flavours with an underlying mineral and acidity that carries the palate. Soft texture due to the lees stirring during ageing

                                                                                    • White Mischief, Vrede en Lust - South Africa£21.95

                                                                                      From a blend of no fewer than 6 different varieties, this is a beautiful elegant white with notes of citrus fruit, white pear and fruit salad underpinned with a hint of oak

                                                                                      • Sancerre Les Baronnes Domaine Henri Bourgeois, France£29.95

                                                                                        Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of white flesh fruits, citrus and exotic, subtle yet powerful

                                                                                        Red Wine

                                                                                        • U Passimiento, Baglio Gibellina - Sicily£22.95

                                                                                          Bright intense red fruit on the nose displaying lots of red berries. Frapatto and dried Nero D'Avola grapes

                                                                                          • Kalecik Karasi, Kavaklidere - Turkey£23.95

                                                                                            Light crunchy red from one of Turkey's native grape varieties, Kalecik Karasi - Think Beaujolais but with a little extra bite

                                                                                            • Mr P, Pinot Noir - South Africa£23.95

                                                                                              Dark cherry, strawberry and violet notes complemented by velvety tannins and a silky smooth finish

                                                                                              • Rioja, Viña Marro, Reserve, Spain£19.95

                                                                                                Tempranillo grape, 24 months in oak barrels and a further 18 months in bottle before being released. Deep ruby with cherry scents and sweet spice

                                                                                                • Trilogie, Weingut Wieninger - Austria£24.95

                                                                                                  A blend of Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, showing red berry fruits underscored spicy notes and interwoven tannins

                                                                                                  • Qu'es a Quo - France£31.95

                                                                                                    Seriously impressive red from Costieres de Nimes in the southern Rhone; old vine Carignan and Mourvedre, seamlessly blended to create a powerful yet elegant red

                                                                                                    • Thistledown, Shiraz, Australia£25.95

                                                                                                      Ripe plum and blackberry fruit. Lively spices and velvety tannins

                                                                                                      • Chateau Musar - Lebanon£35.95

                                                                                                        Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache, Obaideh, Merwah grapes. Savoury with hints of tobacco and wild herbs, this overflows with Musar's unique character and flavour

                                                                                                        Menu Prix Fixe

                                                                                                        2/3 courses £12.50 / £15.50

                                                                                                          To Begin

                                                                                                          • Crispy Duck Salad

                                                                                                            Warm honey and soy glazed crispy duck, grilled apricots, chicory, fennel and radish salad

                                                                                                            • Cream of Celeriac and Apple Soup

                                                                                                              Creamed celeriac with apple and aromatic thyme dressing

                                                                                                              • Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Arancini

                                                                                                                Young cress, pickled beetroot, walnut Granola, truffle honey dressing

                                                                                                                To Follow

                                                                                                                • Battered Cod Fillet

                                                                                                                  Deep fried cod with mushy peas, tartar sauce, caramelised lemon, served with chunky chips

                                                                                                                  • Baked Stuffed Aubergine

                                                                                                                    Mozzarella, tomato fondue, Genoese pesto, tender stem broccolis, pangrattato

                                                                                                                    • Pork Belly Bánh Mì

                                                                                                                      Spiced pork belly, creamed potato, anise glazed carrot, apple gel, golden sultanas, scratching, marjoram reduction

                                                                                                                      To End

                                                                                                                      • Baked Egg Custard

                                                                                                                        Classical egg custard tart, grated nutmeg

                                                                                                                        • Apple Crumble

                                                                                                                          Bramley apple, golden raisin and blackberry crumble, cinnamon ice cream

                                                                                                                          • Aromatic Rice Pudding

                                                                                                                            Cardamom infused rice pudding, spiced poached pear

                                                                                                                            Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                                                                                                            What 258 people are saying

                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                            • 4.7Value

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                                                                                                                              DoctorBob

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              69 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              69 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              Lovely food, certainly very good restaurant standard. Expertly , and politely served by Nadia and Andrea. Thank yiu@

                                                                                                                            2. MB

                                                                                                                              MikeB

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Have been many times over the years, and its always a great pleasure to dine here - great food/wine & friendly service. One of Brum's best kept secrets!

                                                                                                                            3. HI

                                                                                                                              HayleyI

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              Fantastic place to have a great, quality lunch. Food is excellent-plenty of choice and cooked to perfection. Students are all very pleasant and service swift and courteous. Fully recommended.

                                                                                                                            4. IS

                                                                                                                              IanStratford

                                                                                                                              Warwickshire

                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                              Excellent meal & service. Students were very professional.

                                                                                                                            5. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. The food was simply amazing and I would recommend that anyone from the region visit the restaurant. My rating is 5 Star all the way

                                                                                                                            6. G

                                                                                                                              Gilo

                                                                                                                              Toronto

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Exceptional service (thank you Annabel and Carrie), food and ambience. From the carefully prepared drinks (including lime and soda with fresh lime) to tea and coffee, we enjoyed very generous portions of quality food showing a number of catering skills for all courses. The College restaurant provided excellent yet value again. Highly recommended!

                                                                                                                            7. JO

                                                                                                                              JOANNEL

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                              Food was outstanding as always.

                                                                                                                            8. IS

                                                                                                                              IanStratford

                                                                                                                              Warwickshire

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                              Meal & service was excellent. On the whole very professional

                                                                                                                            9. j

                                                                                                                              jilliward

                                                                                                                              Gloucestershire

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              What a treat we had, lunch at the College. The food was exceptional, served hot and with nice little touches that weren't expected. Service was first rate our servers Annabelle and Harriet were efficient and calm, they were friendly but respected our privacy. They knew exactly who had ordered which meal, something commercial restaurants fail with at times! The restaurant was managed by Jack on this day, it was calm and efficient. Drinks were provided by Kasia, again an efficient and friendly service by her. The confidence and competence shown by these students was amazing, the tutors should have a pat on the back for the work they obviously put into them. On the day we met tutor Helen who clearly showed such a passion for her work and was equally proud of the students. We shall certainly return.

                                                                                                                            10. RT

                                                                                                                              RobertT

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Excellent food, good choice all beautifully cooked. The waiters were perfect and it was good value for money. We have been in previous years but felt that this was better menu wise and value for money. We will definitely come again.

                                                                                                                            11. GS

                                                                                                                              GavinSueL

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Absolutely fabulous lunch at the UCB restaurant. Great choice on the menu and the food was the best we’d tasted anywhere for some time, so good we had to have dessert even though we really didn’t have room for it! Well done to the teams in the kitchen. Service was top notch, the warm welcome by Molli, cloakroom service from Will and excellent waiting on at our table by Asphinaul (sorry if this is spelt incorrectly) with support from Sophia, exactly as you’d expect in a very high end restaurant. Couldn’t be faulted. We loved the atmosphere created in the restaurant, it is a very enjoyable place to eat and we’ll certainly be back. So if you’re looking for somewhere brilliant to eat with fabulous service that is ridiculously good value for money try the restaurant at UCB.

                                                                                                                            12. AR

                                                                                                                              AndreaR

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 14, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Perfectly cooked food, a lovely cocktail and great service from all of the young people. Would highly recommend

                                                                                                                            13. L

                                                                                                                              Lou4dinner

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 14, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              Once again, the food was excellent. Delicious and very well presented. Good portion sizes and extremely good value for money. To be highly recommended.

                                                                                                                            14. CC

                                                                                                                              CharChar

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 13, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Always a pleasure dining here. The food and service is second to none.

                                                                                                                            15. SG

                                                                                                                              StevenG

                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 12, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                              Very well worth supporting this training restaurant Excellent food and young staff

                                                                                                                            16. AL

                                                                                                                              AnnL

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 11, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                              My friend and I had a lovely meal with very nice and friendly staff looking after us. We were pleased that when we asked if the soup dish could be warmed, it came beautifully heated. On our last visit in June/July(?) the soup was served in a cold dish and we were told that this was to prevent the server burning their hands! Well done for rectifying this. We also appreciated being asked if we wanted the lamb well done as it is usually served pink. The only disappointment was the lack of other customers so not much atmosphere. There were just two couples and a group of three but this was probably due to the ongoing Covid situation.

                                                                                                                            17. IA

                                                                                                                              IAmAron

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 11, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Fantastic food at an unbeatable price. Visited on two occasions and have been very impressed always. The food is well presented, delicious and the menu changes every month or so. Typically have 2 or 3 options for each course, one meat, one veg and one seafood. The staff are lovely and very polite - they are all students training in the hospitality industry and as such can be a little nervous but all are very helpful and are clearly working hard. We were served by Dan and Parise, both of whom were delightful and attentive! Senior staff are always on hand to assist if there are any hiccups, all of which are also very warm and informative. Atmosphere inside is pleasant and lunches are usually nice and quiet, yet to sample their evening menus. Great food and service at a great price. What more could you ask for?

                                                                                                                            18. JO

                                                                                                                              JOANNEL

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 10, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              Food was amazing. A real gem and asset to the Birmingham Food scene

                                                                                                                            19. DR

                                                                                                                              DavidR

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 10, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              The food was lovely certainly to a very high restaurant standard. The room was well presented and all the staff very attentive. Special mention to Adam and Lewis our waiters, you did a top rate job, keep up the good work and good luck for the future. We will return Thank you

                                                                                                                            20. NH

                                                                                                                              N4H0R

                                                                                                                              Kent

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 7, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                              Great idea live experience and learning for the students. My family of 4 were cared for by Tasha and Conner. Food was surprisingly excellent and on par with many high end / fine dining restaurants we have experienced. All 3 Courses were excellent. Compliments to the chef(S)! Service was as expected from young front of house. They did very well. Constructive Feedback: we were never asked what drinks we would like on arrival. We had to ask for drinks. Tasha and Conner should try to display more confidence when engaging with customers despite naturally being nervous. Perception is everything. If front of house seem at ease so will the customers Ambience: Contemporary but A little sterile. Lower lighting and a few more soft furnishings would make a huge difference. Appreciate covid distancing may contribute to ambience. Overall our experience was surprisingly very good. Well done students and those overseeing them’

                                                                                                                            21. E

                                                                                                                              Eleanor

                                                                                                                              Warwickshire

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 7, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              Excellent. Fabulous food, good choice on the menu. We had petit four with our coffee and they were happy to bring a cake to the table for our double birthday celebration. Free street parking nearby too an added bonus.

                                                                                                                            22. CO

                                                                                                                              CharlotteO

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 7, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              We really enjoyed our dining experience on Friday night. The food was impeccable, really great quality and the value of the set menu was fantastic. Our servers, Carmen and Andrea, were professional, polite and attentive, ensuring we had drinks, our water was filled up and checking on our food. We will be visiting again when the new menu comes out and have recommended it to friends and family.

                                                                                                                            23. GB

                                                                                                                              GeraldineB

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 6, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              A lovely welcoming restaurant. The students are brilliant and keen to learn. The food was mind blowing good. As soon as we leave I book to come again.

                                                                                                                            24. JJ

                                                                                                                              JoshJ

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Was a really nice evening with good food and friendly staff.

                                                                                                                            25. FD

                                                                                                                              FranD

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              Brilliant! Would not hesitate to recommend the experience.

                                                                                                                            26. LT

                                                                                                                              LindaT

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                              Sadly the internet didn’t reflect it was only Christmas meal and the cost , however enjoyed the overall experience and everyone went out their way to make it good . Looking forward to another visit hopefully in the new yr. extremely pleasant couple of hrs spent out . Would recommend it

                                                                                                                            27. N

                                                                                                                              Nani

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience from the welcome drinks to the petit fours and coffee at the venue.

                                                                                                                            28. KD

                                                                                                                              KarenD

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Had a fabulous time with a great Christmas atmosphere. The service was excellent as was the food. Enjoyed all the courses equally. Will definitely be back again in the New Year.

                                                                                                                            29. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              This restaurant never fails to please. Attended for lunch and as always we were not disappointed. The food was superb and the service was first class. The students are polite, helpful and dedicated. What more can I say….? We shall return again very soon.

                                                                                                                            30. KH

                                                                                                                              KateH

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Food was excellent, waitors were very polite and attentive. Great price for the quality of food. I'm vegetarian and loved the veggie options. Dessert was especially good. There was a loud table next to us who were quite annoying but it didn't ruin the evening.

                                                                                                                            31. LW

                                                                                                                              LisaW

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                              My son used to attend the college he always talked about the Christmas lunch, I booked for myself and my sister we really enjoyed it food was very good a lovely start to Christmas.

                                                                                                                            32. L

                                                                                                                              Lawro

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Attentive staff with well distanced tables and excellent food & ambience. Would highly recommend

                                                                                                                            33. TB

                                                                                                                              TaraB

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 7, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                              What a great place to eat. Yes they are students learning their skills - so a few things could go better - but the food and presentation was excellent. These will be the future top rated chefs and here you can sample their food for a fraction of the price. Would highly recommend.

                                                                                                                            34. KH

                                                                                                                              KathyH

                                                                                                                              Warwickshire

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 7, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                                              Disappointing. The food was not up to past experience.

                                                                                                                            35. DH

                                                                                                                              DavidH

                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 6, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              1st visit to the Restaurant. Really pleased with the quality of the food minor points & shouldn't detract from an enjoyable evening evening. Really pleased that we chose this for my wife's birthday.

                                                                                                                            36. WB

                                                                                                                              WillB

                                                                                                                              Manchester

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 6, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              As always this restaurant hits the mark, great food and excellent service, you just need to remember this is a training establishment.

                                                                                                                            37. C

                                                                                                                              Carmelc

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 6, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                              Having eaten numerous times before weve always hadd very good service in the training restaurant. The food was excellent as usual but the service left a lot to be desired. We asked for the nenus as they weren't offered. When the starters arrived we had to ask for bread, no serving spoons with the vegetables, two main courses came 5 mins after every one else had theirs and then offered the wrong choice. The lecturer did offer us another glass of wine. It was the first day for the students but may be they should work with more experienced students or more lectures overseeing the students. The room now opened up into one large restaurant due to covid and also the bar area were very chilly. Great food, disappointing service.

                                                                                                                            38. CC

                                                                                                                              ChristineC50

                                                                                                                              Kent

                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 6, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Another fabulous meal/experience. Took a friend, her first time most impressed. Wants to return

                                                                                                                            39. D

                                                                                                                              Deegee

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              Great food, great value, lovely staff. Will be going again.

                                                                                                                            40. MJ

                                                                                                                              MaryJ

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Our favourite go to restaurant for any celebration. Fantastic as ever!

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                                                                                                                            University College Birmingham Summer Row Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1JB

                                                                                                                            • Cross street

                                                                                                                              Located on the corner of Summer Row and Lionel Street

                                                                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                              Lunch
                                                                                                                              Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–1:15 pm
                                                                                                                              Dinner
                                                                                                                              Mon–Fri 6:00 pm–7:15 pm

                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                              British, Modern European

                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                              Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                                                                              Casual Dress

                                                                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                                                                              NCP Car Park, Newhall Street

                                                                                                                            • Public transit

                                                                                                                              There are plenty of roadside parking spaces in the Summer Row area, as well as NCP car parks. There are also several bus stops and the restaurant is just a 15-20 minute walk from Moor Street and New Street train stations.

                                                                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                                                                              MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                                                                              0121 604 1010

                                                                                                                            • Catering

                                                                                                                              We can accommodate for dietary requirements, please advise in advance in the notes section of your reservation. We provide AA rosette award winning fine dining at a fraction of the high street costs.

                                                                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                              Require other facilities? You can also book meeting rooms, lecture rooms and other specialist environments. Availability varies throughout the academic year, but if we can help you, we will. The restaurant is available for exclusive use for private events for lunches and or dinners. with the capacity to accommodate 120 guests, it is the perfect space. We offer menus to suit you and your guests, this can be for birthdays, Holy Communions, special anniversaries, we are here to help. For a private event only please call 0121 604 1000 and ask the Reception team to transfer you to Anna Hughes, Head of Commercial Sales.

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