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Michelin starred Simpsons, Edgbaston, Birmingham - Simpsons, Birmingham, Edgbaston
Award-winning

Simpsons

4.6
4.6
216 reviews
£41 and over
Modern European
Set in a gorgeous Grade II-listed Georgian villa, the decor is bright and modern but respects the building’s elegance and heritage.

The food, too, respects classical tradition, but is a contemporary take on British cuisine - combining influences from around the world in dishes based on fabulous impeccably sourced seasonal ingredients.

Enjoy an aperitif in one of the elegant lounges in the older part of the building before moving on to the sleek restaurant with its blonde wood beams, exposed stone walls and bi-fold doors opening onto the garden.

The knowledge and experience of Head Chef Luke Tipping shows through in the assured, confident nature of the cooking – and he has the skill to know when to hold back. Dishes are balanced and pure, with subtle modern touches and a pleasing clarity of flavour; be sure to try the signature tapenade bread rolls and delicious soufflés.

Service is enthusiastic and brims with personality.



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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0121 454 3434
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Andreas Antona
  • Catering
    For groups larger than 16 guests, we can offer exclusive hire of our beautiful Michelin-starred restaurant. We can cater for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.<br /><br />Our experienced team are on hand to assist you in arranging an event to remember.<br /><br />Contact our team to discuss your enquiry in more detail.
  • Private party facilities
    Our super-stylish private dining room has space for up to 16 guests, opens onto our gardens and is the perfect space for corporate events or celebrations with family and friends.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2024
  • Area
    Edgbaston
  • Cross Street
    HighField Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    We have a small car park situated to the front of the restaurant.<br /><br />The nearest pay and display car park is situated just across the road at The High Field<br /><br />By Tram<br /><br />The West Midlands Metro extension to Edgbaston is now open. Trams will run every 12 to 15 minutes. Please find timetables and fare information here.<br /><br />View Map and directions<br /><br />
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

Experiences

  • Eureka cookery class

    £195.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Eureka, our superbly equipped cookery school and development kitchen, is about discovery. Discovering the skills and techniques used by Simpsons chefs to create delicious dishes. And discovering and unleashing your own culinary talents. Our cookery classes are a hands-on experience, with chefs helping you create fabulous contemporary dishes. The Eureka Kitchen is priced at £195 per person, to include lunch. If you have a voucher, please give our office a call to book a place! Unfortunately, we are not able to cater for specific dietary requirements or allergies.
    Eureka cookery class photo
  • 3 Course Menu

    £60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    No Pre-payment is required when selecting your menus or wine pairing options on our booking system. Our 3 Course Tasting Menu is gives you a range of starters, mains and desserts to choose from. Showcasing a broad range of culinary skills using the best seasonal produce available. Optional wine pairings are available to accompany the courses. Our current menu is displayed on our website but is also liable for change as new dishes are developed daily.
  • 5 Course Tasting Menu

    £100.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    No Pre-payment is required when selecting your menus or wine pairing options on our booking system. Our 5 Course Menu is a shorter menu designed to give you a taste of what we have to offer using the best seasonal produce available. Optional wine pairings are available to accompany the courses. Our current menu is displayed on our website but is also liable for change as new dishes are developed daily.

What 216 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Birmingham/West Midlands (county)

    Innovative

  • Birmingham/West Midlands (county)

    Great for fine wines

  • Birmingham/West Midlands (county)

    Good for special occasions

216 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service and the most amazing food. Thanks to all concerned you made my birthday treat very special

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food and wonderful service. The wine flight was a treat

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  3. dimpkins

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday lunch for three, G&T on the terrace first A+, dining room is a wonderful space. Superb wine list we all chose the short Sunday lunch menu superb food offering real value. Will definitely return highly recommended.

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  4. Jules

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely sunny afternoon and we sat outside in the garden area to have a drink before lunch.The 8 course taster menu was delicious! We had some great wine to go with it too! The service was above and beyond! It was our wedding anniversary and there was a signed card by all the staff which was so thoughtful.

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  5. Rhino

    Staffordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a dining experience. Food and staff were amazing. Really enjoyed our meal.

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  6. bronaghk

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful sunny day so we enjoyed drinks on the terrace before a leisurely late lunch. The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was outstanding. The paired wines were really well chosen and complimented the food perfectly.

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  7. AndyN

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful dining room, lounges, verandah and garden ambiance. Attentive service with clear description of each course. Unrushed. Presentation of each course imaginative, a feast for the eye and a feast for the soul. Each dish a work of art.

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  8. RuthH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Disappointing and very expensive for the quality . Main course delicious but starter and deserts were mediocre Sadly not the simpsons I knew

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  9. Masala

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve eaten in several Michelin restaurants but Simpsons blew me away. Every aspect from the welcome, to the service and especially the food went beyond anything I have had before.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Dad and I did the Eureka cooking school experience, we had a wonderful day. Lewis our Chef was great, we thoroughly enjoyed the cooking lesson experienced followed by dinner in the restaurant, the food was incredible and we loved the wine paring experience which was all included. Such a memorable day, highly recommended.

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  11. julie

    Birmingham

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a very lovely birthday lunch the tasting menu was fresh tasty and looked like art on a plate

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  12. EileenG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely experience. All staff so friendly and attentive. The food is excellent.

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  13. ClaireM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Great service from friendly professional staff and amazing food!!

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  14. MichaelH

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything about the experience was first class, staff were extremely polite and informative. Service was timely and food was superb. It was just so sad that there were so few people dining, on the other hand this gave us ample opportunity to chat with staff and learn more about the restaurant and the overall situation of fine dining in Birmingham.

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  15. PeterW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch, as always. Taking our son for his 30th birthday made us realise how lucky we are/have been, having Simpson’s all these years. Thank you!

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  16. FionaP

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic day at the Eureka cookery school in Simpsons. The chefs who led the day were great, really friendly and knowledgeable, we’ve taken away some good tips for cooking. And the lunch afterwards was mind blowing!!

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  17. AlistairR

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and top quality food. Great setting which is well kept up. Good selection of wines and a team that always went over and above to serve. A great evening.

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  18. JohnT

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food service very poor compared to previous visits

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to Simpsons with our elderly aunt as an Easter treat. We were greeted by a young woman who was clearly quite flustered to see us. The lounge areas were full and she wanted to take us straight to our table. We wanted to have a drink first. Not the best first impression, maybe if a more experienced member of staff was available this could have been avoided. We were seated , quite happily , in the narrow conservatory. Lots of young pleasant waiting staff. Excellent meal , the quality of the food served was outstanding. We asked to see the sommelier to choose a dessert wine. The young female sommelier was very knowledgable and kindly gave us several wines to taste first. Overall a wonderful afternoon. However we did feel there was a lack of more experienced staff giving direction and leadership to the younger members of staff.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit (Sunday lunch) and despite others telling us how good their experiences had been, this was one of THE best meals we’ve ever had. Exceptional service and food, especially the sirloin which was cooked to perfection. Many thanks to everyone who made it a visit to remember

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  21. pdross

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal at Simpsons was a lovely evening which we thoroughly enjoyed , as it was an anniversary meal the extra touches were really appreciated.

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  22. DaveTCI

    Edinburgh

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the setup beautiful restaurant with amazing food, each course wows you and keeps on making you smile! Service was exceptional with Freddy looking after us and he’s also an absolute cutey 😎 We will be back as this is our favourite spot for dinner in Birmingham

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  23. GillG

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the eight course tasting menu with wine pairing.it was amazing.Every dish was presented beautifully, explained in detail by the waiting staff and delicious. The beetroot dish was our favourite, even though my husband isn’t usually a great beetroot lover. Praise indeed! The sommelier described the wines which he had matched perfectly with each dish. The ambience was good. The staff were all friendly and helpful.The food was amazing. This Michelin star restaurant is well worth a visit if you enjoy your food and wine. It is pricey but worth every penny.

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  24. KarlyH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible. Staff knowledgeable, attentive and extremely friendly. An amazing dining experience in a beautiful restaurant.

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  25. YKawa

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience. Top notch staff, beautiful setting, excellent food. I avoid beets……glad I tried them here. They were nothing like my mom used to make them. Thank you for a great evening. Top notch from start to finish.

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  26. NickC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for lunch - table for 4. Food excellent as always and extremely good value. Service good - not rushed. Wines a little on the pricey side though. I have been to Simpsons several times and have v=never been disappointed.

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  27. EmeraldRecruit

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    After falling sick with gastroentritis which resulted in attending the hospital, I had called up previously 4 hours before the reservation to see if we could rearrange/reschedule. They were unwilling to accomodate and wanted to charge £150 per head, so I begrudgingly attended and ultimately got worse during the course of the dinner. We waited 25mins for our champagne order (bottle of krug) and had to ask several times when this would be served. The delay between courses was unacceptable, albeit the food was divine, unfortunately I couldn't stomach it. We asked for a takeaway box for the remainder of the courses and they did not offer anything in the way of apology. Perhaps they were even upset the fever I was experiencing meant I needed to wear my coat at the table, the room was cold. The female waitress was so pleasant and lovely and apologised for even making us attend, but I barely ate, didn't receive all courses in the takeaway and even had to miss out on certain additions to the courses as they were unable to make it available for takeaway. I would have expected to see a reduction in the overall bill. Terribly disappointing experience, which is a shame as I have been coming here for over 10yrs with clients, family and friends. I will not return.

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  28. NeilW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, superb service and all in a relaxed atmosphere.

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  29. AndyOC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite place to eat and enjoying the pampering from all the staff, and obviously the exquisite food, with the presentation being faultless and only exceeded by the sensational flavours. I would highly recommend the lunch time service and make sure you have lots of time to enjoys the food.

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  30. TraceyT

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing with good food . Dont know if we would go again.

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  31. ChristopherW

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Would have preferred fewer courses. Dessert portion size out of context with the prior courses. Overall service lasted 3 hours 30 minutes. Dining seats far too hard and not comfortable beyond 2 hours. Noise levels too high.

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  32. JeniferR

    Nottingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience at Simpson’s was fabulous! Delicious food and excellent service in beautiful surroundings. A very memorable experience for a special occasion. I would highly recommend.

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  33. suzilokska

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated our anniversary here yesterday. What a good decision that was! The service was excellent, special mention for Kelly from Portugal , helpful, cheery and friendly. Thanks Kelly! The food was sublime too. Can fully recommend this restaurant !

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  34. Glinty

    Bristol

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good points: Food delicious. Bad points: Service very slow. Especially at beginning before we got to table. Some food spilled on floor wasn’t cleaned up during our stay. Note to Simpsons: getting into the new dining area is positively dangerous, having to step over door ledges then down three steep steps, and no handrail, even for an able bodied person. Why do waiting staff have to instruct you to ‘enjoy' in a loud voice then ask you if you 'enjoyed it' in a loud voice; but the description of the food is sometimes gabbled and unintelligeable? Can’t they just talk like normal people? Our little lunch came to £195, not great value.

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  35. CLB1234

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Had wanted to try Simpsons for a long time. Unfortunately I have had much better food and experience at other top notch restaurants. Definitely not value for money (especially the £47 tip which was added on automatically and not discussed) and we did not feel valued as customers.

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  36. ManrajM

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasting menu is excellent. This place isn’t cheap but worth the price.

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  37. Steak

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with incredible Italian wines chosen by Giaccomo for the Valentine tasting menu

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  38. MarianW

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous for Sunday lunch, the beef Wellington was delicious. Menu not too extensive but each dish so unusual & beautifully presented. Service brilliant- all staff very attentive & knowledgeable. Lovely lounge areas for pre dinner drinks & coffees.

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  39. Trev

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the taster menu and every dish was amazing! Service top notch too!

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  40. Stubaileyadhjkhgggvdsejj

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my partner here for her birthday, really cannot fault the whole experience. The food was spot on, probably the best I’ve ever had and I’m sure my partner would think the same. Will definitely return again on day. Thank you Simpsons.

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FAQs

Simpsons is rated 4.6 stars by 216 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Simpsons

20 Highfield Road, Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 3DU

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2024
  • Cross Street
    HighField Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Area
    Edgbaston
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    We have a small car park situated to the front of the restaurant.The nearest pay and display car park is situated just across the road at The High FieldBy TramThe West Midlands Metro extension to Edgbaston is now open. Trams will run every 12 to 15 minutes. Please find timetables and fare information here.View Map and directions
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Andreas Antona
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
  • Phone number
    0121 454 3434
  • Catering
    For groups larger than 16 guests, we can offer exclusive hire of our beautiful Michelin-starred restaurant. We can cater for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.<br /><br />Our experienced team are on hand to assist you in arranging an event to remember.<br /><br />Contact our team to discuss your enquiry in more detail.
  • Private party facilities
    Our super-stylish private dining room has space for up to 16 guests, opens onto our gardens and is the perfect space for corporate events or celebrations with family and friends.
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