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B1 Restaurant, Smethwick, West Midlands

B1 Restaurant

4.0
4
56 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
Smart business travellers and chic Brummies love this stylish restaurant, tucked away inside the Crowne Plaza hotel in Birmingham's Central Square. The jazzy interior at B1 – complete with shimmery pearl-coloured velvet seats, red lanterns and chocolate brown curved wooden booths – is a hushed, luxury spot for business dining and dates. Located on the ground floor, B1 has superb city views, and the hotel – which is perfect for corporate events and private parties - also has a great bar with 20+ gins, perfect for pre-dinner drinks. The daily menu is filled with great tasting & great looking dishes, 3 courses for £25 or 2 courses for £19 make this exceptional value.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Parking details
    The nearest car park is the Mailbox. The postcode for this car park is "B1 1RD" & costs £21 per 24 hours, with a 15% discount available if you get your token stamped at the hotel reception upon departure.Street parking is also available on a meter
  • Public transit
    New Street Station - 5 minute walkMoor Street Station - 15 minute walkSnow Hill Station - 10 minute walk
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

56 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I couldn’t fault the restaurant itself however I arranged a valentines date at the crowne plaza B 1 restaurant. Both my date and myself arrived at the front of house and asked where the B1 Restaurant was located . My date was told it was the other side of town so got a taxi to said destination. Which meant she was not there when I arrived . When I asked, I was met with sorry I don’t know . Lucky I use my eyesight and noticed the restaurant sign . I then called my partner and told her where I was she return to the very place she Initially arrived at the upshot of this was we had only hour and a half with each other and only one of us eating. I am astonished the staff in the hotel do not know the name and location of their own restaurant. I travelled quite far for the evening only for it to be cut short .

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  2. PeterH

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This has to be the worst experience I have had through OpenTable. Firstly, at no point in the booking was the actual location of this restaurant revealed. It is the dining room of the Crowne Plaza hotel! The address on the app does not say this, and had it been made clear, we would not have booked it. I am sure this is deliberate. If you wish to eat a one star dinner at four star dinner prices whilst surrounded by tables made up for breakfast then this is the place for you. The ambience was non existent, the service slack and badly trained. The food was not good. Steaks were tough and over cooked. Desserts were poor. The overall experience was really bad. However, the prices were premium and there is absolutely no justification for this. To make matters worse, a service charge was automatically added to the bill for four. It is just not acceptable that this kind of entitled behaviour continues. The overall experience was that we felt tricked into the booking and had we been earlier, we would have left before ordering.

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  3. JohnC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly resturant not available. Bar seating and menu only

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  4. JamieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Rather basic hotel food. Some cleanliness issues, had to send back some items of crockery due to them being dirty. Portions mediocre size for price. Many better options close by to the hotel.

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  5. MarB

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I didn't understand that it was the restaurant of an hotel - it was okay food but nothing to write home about

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  6. AlisonJ

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We went to B1 restaurant to celebrate a graduation. It was a massive disappointment. The restaurant was largely empty during our entire meal (7pm on a Saturday night) which in hindsight was an ominous sign. The menu contained numerous misspellings, another ominous sign but it was too late to change location. The food was awful. The starters of fishcakes and goats cheese were ok. The main courses we ordered were the crispy belly pork (the crackling was more hard than crispy, and it was dry and tasteless), the confit duck (so overcooked that it was largely inedible. We couldn’t even get the meat off the bone. The spinach that came with it was bitter and the rosti soggy) and the chorizo risotto (one dimensional with an overwhelming taste of Sainsbury’s basics chorizo). The desserts were forgettable as well. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I requested a nice table as it was part of my sisters 50th Birthday present, we were given a booth which was nice and private as there were some Xmas party groups in. This only added to the evening and we sat in the bar until midnight listening to the music, chatting and having fun. Lovely and relaxed just what we wanted.

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  8. Grublover

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After a terrifying plane journey we arrived at the Crowne Plaza. We had booked and also pre ordered our meal. We were shown to this delightful room off the restaurant. Our group dined together. The decor was beautiful and throughout the meal we were given first class attention. The food was excellent and all of my party thoroughly enjoyed it. Everything was super.

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  9. Viggo

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Dinner Friday night with friends. Nothing special as restaurant was nearly empty and food very average. One dish was returned as unaceptable, and credit due, it was not charged for. Overall not good value and no special ambience.. Would not eat there again.

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  10. driver21

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had booked the the £40 special offer it was good value for the money and their was a good selection of dishes to choose from the service was friendly and helpful. Will go back again

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Google Map for B1 Restaurant

Central Square, Smethwick, West Midlands B1 1HH

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 6:30 pm–9:45 pm Sun 6:30 pm–9:15 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The nearest car park is the Mailbox. The postcode for this car park is "B1 1RD" & costs £21 per 24 hours, with a 15% discount available if you get your token stamped at the hotel reception upon departure.Street parking is also available on a meter
  • Public transit
    New Street Station - 5 minute walkMoor Street Station - 15 minute walkSnow Hill Station - 10 minute walk
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nik Turner
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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