Medicine Bakery - Birmingham

4.5
246 Reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Medicine was born out of a discovery of abandoned space, of new possibilities and an inquisitive quality for creating something vital and diverse. An artisan bakery and kitchen, café and gallery, which is rooted in its heritage in both Birmingham and Wolverhampton, Medicine represents a new format of social space. It finds its niche through a carefully curated menu of ethical products, whilst offering a daily fix of cultural inspiration in an environment which promotes a debate about art and culture. Please note bookings are for diners only and there is unfortunately no wheelchair access

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 246 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and vibes were immaculate. I came to Medicine for the first time and was blown away by the beautiful setting (that definitely feels like a secret location), the service and the range and quality of the food. I can't wait to come back and will be bringing some friends with me.

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JoelB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic experience, great food and lovely place in general

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was lovely, only complaint was that we were seated on a trestle table on benches, we asked if we could move to a table against the wall, there were numerous ones free, the server, who wasn’t very friendly, said they were booked for larger parties. However a party of 2 arrived after us and were given the seat we asked to move to. It felt very much like the served just couldn’t be bothered to move us. All the other staff were lovely and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked the maple syrup French toast.

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corrines
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Little bit slow on service especially at end when I needed to leave but aside from that food was lovely and atmosphere was very nice. Will be going again

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MohammadS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely interior and nice friendly service.

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SuzzieT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great food, nice coffee and all for a good price. Would highly recommend!

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PrivateDiner
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was amazing. Second to none. Service was terrible. No one to greet us, so stood around like headless chickens for ages. To then be sat on benches for ages despite having a booking and being well on time. Service to come take the order, get anyones attention was awful. There was no air conditioning either so very very hot. Took too long to be served. However, hats off to the chefs. Brilliant food.

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KatieS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tasty food, great menu, very fresh. Great setting in city centre. Very nice building and hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the street.

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AliR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food, vibe, and service were all great. My only concern was about the cleanliness of the one of the latte cups which had lipstick marks on 2 sids of it

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Anesha
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazingly chilled and relaxing experience with great food 🤗

EG
EmmaG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was can I say, everything lived up to my expectations, I was not disappointed in anyway, certainly pleased I chose this for my birthday lunch, will definitely be retain the future.

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DeborahT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place and fantastic staff.food was excellent quality and service was excellent.
Will being going back again and would recommend to friends and family.
Good idea to book ahead as was a queue which is a good sign of a good place.

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Kerry
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Maybe we just picked badly but the food wasn’t great. My poached eggs were hard, the grilled cheese sandwich really fatty. Tea was cold - and only came in tiny cups - not enough teapots to even get a pot of hot water.
Pastries and bread delicious, if you have those I’d recommend but the other food was overpriced and we were underwhelmed.

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anonygangsta30000
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff were attentive and friendly and helpful. atmosphere is lovely and quirky. food is outstanding...I ordered sausage patty sandwich and we also had a bacon halloumi breakfast with some fried chicken on the side. it really was excellent better than any other brunch place I've eaten. other people around me also ordered stuff that looked great. the bakery is also amazing with huge pastries and you'll be spoilt for choice each item is only 3-4£ each, fantastic value is you see the size of them! I will definitely visit again and reccomend to everyone!

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LynG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Poor service. It took us over an hour to have coffee and cake. The restaurant was not really that busy, would hate to go when it was!
The nose level is like a school dining room.
Definitely won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The avocado toast with spring onion might not be my cup of tea and food arrived 30mins after I sat down.

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AngelaT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue. Brunch with a unique twist. Lovely freshly baked bread and great food. Excellent takeaway too for later!

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely room, great service and excellent food. We really enjoyed our visit.

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ThomasP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place! good food, nice atmosphere would definitely go again!!!

JC
JackieC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it good and service excellent

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vipbryonyd
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Reliably great food , service a little slow but to be expected at busy times . Excellent for breakfast !

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Carole
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very good food. Veey good quality. Arrived in good time.
Maybe short-staffed? So had to call the waitress for different things instead of them coming to check on us.
Toilet not ideal: only 1 up some very narrow and steep stairs. Difficult to know if someone is up there already or not. But it was clean.
The dining room was very warm and hardly any ventilation apart from the front door which was open bit a long way away.
Carole.

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Beth
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Really disappointed… from arrival to being rushed out at the end, the whole experience was one that I wouldn’t want to try again. The halloumi brioche came out cold 2/10 at a push for the standard of the food, I was quite surprised at the speed the halloumi dish came out clearly pre-made sat waiting for someone to order. The service was poor, being rushed out at the end as they needed the table.

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Stockers
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We queued on a staircase. Cakes and bread were being sold at the top of the stairs and there was continual yelling from the cake seller about social distancing (there are ways to ask politely). We had made a table reservation but there was no information to suggest that we should bypass the staircase queue. After waiting for an interminably long time we decided to walk past the queue - which was, as it turned out, the required move. We then waited further to be greeted and even more waiting whilst our reserved table was cleared and cleaned. The pleasant man who showed us to our table (cant remember his name but he was wearing a Birmingham University mask) turned out to be the best part of our Medicine Bakery experience. He gave us menus but we only required drinks and cakes....no cakes listed on the menu. So we ordered drinks then had to go back to the staircase to choose the cakes from the shouty lady. How ridiculous!!! Drinks arrived, two of us having tea which was served in a cup with the teabags afloat. Teapots?
The cakes, when they eventually arrived, were mediocre. All in all it was an extremely disappointing visit and we definitely won't return.

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Megs
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Although the table was booked for 1:45, they had sold out of most of the vegan options already. The food we did order was very nicely presented but tasted disappointing. I had the vegan all day breakfast, which was oily and bland. The falafels (which I was excited about) tasted like they’d been bought from a supermarket. Glasses were dirty/burning hot from the dishwasher and music was obtrusively loud. All in all an overpriced disappointment although you wouldn’t know it from the insta pics.

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Milan
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room and very very tasty and fresh food. A lovely haven in Birmingham city centre.

SM
SophieM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Amazing and service was fab from our server who was Lovley and offered us to rearrange seating for us to get better seats

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow and Not very accommodating, simple amendment to my order was difficult. Food was tasty and fresh. Nice ambience.

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DeeJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu with so many choices that suits many diets. Everything that came out looked amazing. The options we chose were great but definitely want to come back to try more! Highly recommend for breakfast, lunch or just a pastry/cake, they looked fantastic too. Will definitely return

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RebeccaP
London
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and a really comfortable space

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Molly
London
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favourite places in Birmingham! See you soon again

MB
MajidahB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tasty- pastries delicious - great spot

JS
JenS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot wait to go back! Food and staff both amazing and what a beautiful setting.

KJ
KarenJ
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! It’s by far the best full English I’ve had at brunch the food came out really quickly, I was so full I couldn’t finish my fries. The buttermilk chicken is unreal! Really attentive service, it’s an open space with great light and a lovely atmosphere. The food is so bright and delicious. The pastries and cakes in the gallery looked so good we had to take some home, the sticky toffee donut was amazing! Will definitely be returning! Thank you !

JM
JessM
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff, would highly recommend

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The space is amazing, filled with natural light and plants. I have been purchasing their sourdough bread and pastries for a long time; they are all absolutely delicious so I thought I would try out the restaurant. The food was very disappointing, I had the sourdough toast with salmon and poached egg... no seasoning or sauce, it was two slices of bread, a bundle of smoked salmon and overcooked poached eggs. A slice of lemon, some sauce/ seasoning and a few leaves would have made this breakfast so much more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful and delicious place. The food is divine and the service is nice quick and friendly and all the plants I didn’t want to leave.

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GeorgeG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seated quickly and ordered quickly from helpful and kind staff. Food was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. Would recommend to anyone and shall definitely be coming back.

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andyf
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

flexible, great quality. nice people. need more time to check out full range of pastries!

FAQs

Medicine Bakery - Birmingham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0121 643 1188.

Medicine Bakery - Birmingham is rated 4.5 stars by 246 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.