Ed's Diner - Barclaycard Arena

4.7
34 Reviews
£25 and under
Burgers
Whether you’re in for a pre-event bite, stocking up after a show or just in the area with a hankering for a hot dog, you’ll find us doing what we do best at the canal side of the Arena Birmingham.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like the saying says , once you try Eds you got to come back, this time with Family...yum..yum

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was all by herself and served every table very quick and professional.
She was very sweet and kind.
I think her name was Claudia, an Italian girl.
Thank you so much. And thank you for the amazing improved chocolate/cream pancakes 😊
We had all day breakfast also very tasty.😋

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PaulG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Burger and fries were good, although fries initially forgotten about. Nachos were not very warm. Very busy though after lockdown. Vanilla shake was good too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, very friendly staff and the food is amazing and great value!

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KamilaJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a wonderful time, Claudia Italian manager who service out table was amazing, very professional, funny and you can tel she love her job. We love this place and service that much that I booked table for 2nd May :).

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experince

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ClaireW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was ok nothing much to rave about
Have been before and really good food. Was disappointed this time
Food came out very quickly but
People were sat extremely close to each other no screens in between or much social space
Burger wasn’t the best but chips and shakes were amazing
Glad we had a discount card

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SanjS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Management and service were more than helpful and brilliant

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AmyE
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an amazing experience with amazing food and amazing service!

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SimonB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Better than average food at average prices but the staff were great.

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Nathan
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and even better service. We can’t wait to go back

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laurah
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We had a table reserved and was still made to wait there were people who had earlier reservations and they were waiting to. The
staff kept walking past ignoring the line of people waiting.....

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have booked here for a few years before the Strictly Tour show and t is always good.
We actually arrived about 20mins early but the girl was lovely and had our table for 6 all ready so could be seated immediately.
Always gets us in the party mood for Strictly. 😊💃

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PGMG
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is a fun, buzzy restaurant in an excellent location right next to the Barclaycard Arena. It is decorated like a 50's American Diner with red booth seats and a small jukebox on each table. The service was excellent - Charlie, our waitress was friendly, warm and helpful. When I put 20p in the jukebox and it didn't work, she went upstairs to where they put on the music and put my selection on for me there! All the staff seemed very good and they made our experience a really good one.

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MariaD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Queued & Waited over 35 mins to get in the door to be seated & o might add it for a reserved table when we could see empty tables it seemed like there was no one organising a system however the service we did receive was pleasant but you need to appoint someone to assist more especially on the tables& reservations
Also I asked for grilled chicken was very over cooked & dried out

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AviceG
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food for 3 children but very noisy as it was very busy the waitress was very good

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FelicityTong
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend my little girl loved it as all staff were dressed up as Disney characters.

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and drink and served quickly! Good activity packs for kids! Would definitely go again but quite expensive.

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emmah
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived a little early to be told it was cash only today as their card reader was down. Not a problem, there was a cash point nearby. Then informed they had no fries and were expecting a delivery at some point today. As this is a diner and fries kind of are a part of the experience we chose to go elsewhere. I asked them why they hadn't let me know about this earlier today (phone number given when booked) and no response was given. Disappointing experience and definately took the shine off our day in Birmingham.

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TracyR
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

On this visit the tills where down and could only accept cash payments which seemed to affect business.The staff did their best slightly disappointed as well as a couple of things on the menu where also unavailable.Not the best of dining experiences we where seated by the kitchen area and left smelling of food.Sorry Ed’s diner think massive improvements needed.

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Lornaneale
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was turned away as the tills had all gone down. When I mentioned I had a booking I was told to wait while she spoke to the manager. She didn't come back to me and I then asked her if I could pay cash if paying by card was a problem. She replied it was too complicated but i am still wondering why she left me standing there after asking me to wait. I understand it is not the fault of the diner if the tills had gone down but didn't feel that the staff were very professional.

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Bryony
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Couldn’t serve us at all so had to find somewhere else to eat after booking a table.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Okay but food could be better and service quicker little girl dropped ice-cream no offer to get her another one

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NatashaM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Even after having a table booked we were made to wait for a table. Staff seemed miserable. The food wasn’t great either. I was ill through the night and the rolling day with stomach issues

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DanielH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was very busy just before a concert the food was good but expensive. Also took a while to get seated even though we had booked.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly Staff. Great Menu. Good prices. An enjoyable eating experience.

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StressedOutMom
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Restaurant was very quiet and we were seated in a booth which was great. I was however surprised that there were fries and napkins on the floor under the table.
We were served by the manager who asked about allergies which was great as I have a toddler with allergies. He loved the decor particularly the tubular lights and rocket hanging from the ceiling. We didn’t wait long for food and it was very nice I would definitely recommend the bbq chicken burger!
I struggled to get the waitresses attention to get condiments and a refill for a drink, a little disappointed by this considering there were only four tables seated at the time.

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience1

Booked for 5 people, but were offered a table for 4. We sorted out our own seating once the table next to us was empty. Not really the sort of music you would expect in an America style diner. Food was good.

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SandyP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was enjoyable and we didn’t feel like we had to rush at all. The waitresses were helpful but looked quite unhappy which brought the mood down a little. Overall I would go again.

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service at a busy time. Waitress looked after us throughout.

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KimberleyS
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me & my mum had a hot dog & chicken burger and shared some loaded fries, I didn’t think it looked like a mass of food but we both struggled to finish our desserts so was more filling than we realised! Tasty food & good value

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OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strictly come dancing event, excellent service, food & would recommend to anyone going to arena Birmingham.

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. We booked a table for 3 and it was ready as required.

Service was very quick and all the staff that attended our table were very polite and well presented.

Costs were excellent, we had a 50% off voucher :-)

Only slight downside - the table Juke Boxes were not working.

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JoanneH
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very busy due to an event at the Arena but we had booked so were ok. Friendly staff and very convenient for the Arena. Some of the food could have been a bit hotter but otherwise good and plenty of it.

FAQs

Ed's Diner - Barclaycard Arena is rated 4.7 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.