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Karen's Diner - Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

Karen's Diner - Birmingham

4.4
4.4
1041 Reviews
£25 and under
American
Karen's Diner is an interactive diner located next to the Kitty Cat Cafe in the Bull Ring, and an absurdly fun experience. At Karen's Diner, you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters, who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home, because we literally don't care.

You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you've never had before. Let us know if it's your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don't ask to speak to the Manager....

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    0000000000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 1,041 people are saying

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

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    Good for groups

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  • Birmingham

    Good for groups

  • Birmingham

    Lively

  • Birmingham

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  1. AS

    AdamS

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed the night, brothers birthday and was really enjoyed with the group
  2. SH

    SteveH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really good fun, brilliant staff !
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Karen’s is something quite different. The staff put maximum effort in to be as rude as possible. That’s the joke. If you go with it it’s a lot of fun. Lots of mad stuff going on. The food is pretty iffy, but your not there for fine dining. We had a blast. Be aware that there are maximum F bombs flying around with small kids in amongst them. Not for the feint hearted.
  4. LG

    LisaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    1 star for service as it was appealing. Insults throughout. Food thrown at table and drinks slammed down but what else would you expect from Karen's diner. Overall a fantastic experience would definitely recommend a visit
  5. SG

    StephG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amy was lovely even tho she did insult me a few times ha! Good night thanks guys 🙃
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Epic time was giggling and laughing the whole time great staff
  7. F

    Freya

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Fun place if u r thick skinned. Good laugh. Nice interior.
  8. EL

    EmilyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely hilarious funniest place I’ve ever been too!! Deffo will go again
  9. AF

    AdamF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely strange but brilliant experience. Cake was our server. Her and the rest of the staff were funny a.f! My Mrs wore a dress to match the tablecloth and boy was it a bad choice 😅
  10. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience1
    You know what your getting doing to Karen’s diner. Service is questionable but that’s why we wanted to go. Menus were dirty and ripped(unsure if that’s part of the act) Food was vile! Burger was cold. Chicken burger was dry looked like it has been sat under the light for years! Wings were average. The cost of it was unreal for what we actually had!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    It was a good experience and the waiters and waitresses done an amazing job. Food is overpriced for what it is and all options of chicken were spicy. Couldn’t knock the experience in general tho
  12. JC

    JodieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Took my 13 year old daughter for her birthday. She was absolutely over the moon, we both loved it. A big thanks to Jerome and Callum. They were fab and made it brilliant experience. Keep up the good work boys ( Jodie & Summer)
  13. n

    nancys

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Food came too quick, chips were cold and didn’t have any desserts. It was all just a lot of swearing and not much else. Would not be returning.
  14. JK

    JodieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Not a great amount of choice on the menu and was a massive fan of the burgers but it was stil good and we had a great night thank you guys
  15. T

    Tracy

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing afternoon! All the team were on top form but specially Betty. Thanks for everything and the giggles! Food was also absolutely beautiful! From the cackling Nan
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Firstly it wasn’t half as offensive as I thought. The waitress we had wasn’t half a bad as some of the others around the room which I found quite a shame. The food was very mediocre for the price. I wouldn’t go again. It was a surprise for my daughters birthday. She wasn’t impressed.
  17. J

    Jess

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it thank you so much 😊 really enjoyed myself
  18. D

    Darcy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    You don’t go here for the food, great atmosphere staff involve the whole restaurant with there whitty banter.
  19. MF

    MattF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I totally understand the concept of the restaurant but I do feel that the staff need to try and be a bit more natural than it feeling like an act. Overall enjoyable
  20. C

    Choons

    Staffordshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Treat for the girls
  21. JW

    JessicaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was such a fun place to go for a friends birthday. The food was delicious and value for money. Highly recommend if you have thick skin! Thank you
  22. S

    Steph

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall1food5service3ambience3
    Table time changed the day before, not told that we would have to be out by a certain time, asked for another drink at the end of our meal and was told no they were closing, you need to make customers aware of this as i feel we didn’t get a real experience! Food was fabulous and we had a good laugh but felt very rushed and thirsty.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great fun experience Many thanks Karen’s
  24. L

    Laura

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It’s a great novelty. I can’t imagine you would go more than once though. Quality of the burgers if great but the menu is limited. The staff work hard to entertain you and it’s fun
  25. NT

    NatalieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time at Karen's diner Birmingham yesterday. We were laughing from the minute we arrived until the minute we left. Fizz and Callum were so good, but all the staff were fab!! I wasn't expecting much from the food after reading some previous reviews but it was really good! We will be back.
  26. PG

    PaigeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I travelled 2hours 45minutes to come to the Birmingham diner and it did not dissappoint! All the staff had me crying with laughter, but Callum went above and beyond to make our night worth the drive there!
  27. s

    smzb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing from beginning till the end. Jerome really set the ambiance. Really enjoyed it.
  28. SB

    StephanieB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved it Best restaurant we have experienced
  29. r

    rachel1969

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Awful service but the atmosphere is brilliant, not for the easily offended
  30. LH

    LucyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our son requested Karen’s dinner for his 16th birthday, my husband and I were hoping to have a giggle with him and were not disappointed.Thank you Emily and co for a abusive but funny lunch 😊 The birthday boy also enjoyed his burger 🍔
  31. DB

    DanielleB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic and very entertaining. Limit food menu and food was not very good. Tasteless.
  32. NB

    NicolaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really fun place, staff are hilarious and food was good. I definitely recommend visiting.
  33. CC

    ChristineC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious, big portions, came quickly and hot.
  34. L

    Lucy

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was good just not enough interaction with some of the guest only focused on certain ones
  35. T

    Tazzzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Amazing experience. They were ruthless lol.
  36. h

    hemak

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service, food came quickly - would’ve liked some sauces included as food was quite dry. The waitress with the green/brown hair was lovely!!! (in a mean way), the megaphone was annoying. Loved the servers!!
  37. JG

    JoeG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was appalling, the chicken burger tasted like it had been sat there for hours and the fries tasted like they had been re fried to heat them up buffalo wings the same, I think they cook everything in the morning and re heat it in the fryer when an order comes in, they don’t go too over the top either with the bad service I know it’s intentional but they do let you eat with out being annoyed. Also paid £3 for a warm can of coke 👍
  38. AC

    AngelaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing I have to say , staff was on role from the moment we arrived , Steph was the best she made our time at the restaurant and even more for picking on “Grandad “ who knew nothing about the red until 20 mins before we arrived
  39. LR

    LawrenceR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    I wanted to go for the experience and although the first 5 mins were funny, there was not much of a change up just recycling old jokes and some were past the mark of funny.. food average and not the best however the fries were seasoned to perfection!
  40. N

    Neadc1234

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Definitely not a place for kids, staff take the banter to far, my son left in tears and he has a great sense of humour usually hence why we came to Karen’s. Not sure many people would feel comfortable being humiliated and told they deserved a slap though. Foods pretty average, definitely not worth £50 plus

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Karen's Diner - Birmingham is rated 4.4 stars by 1041 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Karen's Diner - Birmingham

Lower Temple St, Grand Central, Birmingham, West Midlands B2 4JD

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located next to the Kitty cat café in Grand Central

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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