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Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food, Birmingham, West Midlands

Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food

4.7
4.7
953 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Experience award-winning fine dining in a modern, contemporary setting while supporting our highly talented students on their journey to professional excellence. Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food offers top quality food and service delivered by students training on our chef, food service courses under the guidance of industry expert tutors at University College Birmingham.

Restaurant provides exceptional value for money for high levels of cooking, service, creative flair and quality seasonal produce. Our Dinner Menu might include delicious fish and shellfish, premium beef, lamb, poultry or game, and imaginative vegetarian dishes. This runs alongside a lunchtime menu providing excellent value for money. The restaurant also draws on a dedicated pastry section where our skilled student chefs produce an array of elegant desserts.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Modern European
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–1:15 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 6:00 pm–7:15 pm
  • Phone number
    0121 604 1010
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We can accommodate for dietary requirements, please advise in advance in the notes section of your reservation. We provide AA rosette award winning fine dining at a fraction of the high street costs.
  • Private party facilities
    Require other facilities? You can also book meeting rooms, lecture rooms and other specialist environments. Availability varies throughout the academic year, but if we can help you, we will. The restaurant is available for exclusive use for private events for lunches and or dinners. with the capacity to accommodate 120 guests, it is the perfect space. We offer menus to suit you and your guests, this can be for birthdays, Holy Communions, special anniversaries, we are here to help. For a private event only please call 0121 604 1000 and ask the Reception team to transfer you to Anna Hughes, Head of Commercial Sales.
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Cross street
    Located on the corner of Summer Row and Lionel Street
  • Parking details
    NCP Car Park, Newhall Street
  • Public transit
    There are plenty of roadside parking spaces in the Summer Row area, as well as NCP car parks. There are also several bus stops and the restaurant is just a 15-20 minute walk from Moor Street and New Street train stations.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 953 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Birmingham/West Midlands (county)

    Best Food

  • Birmingham/West Midlands (county)

    Best Value

  • Birmingham/West Midlands (county)

    Innovative

  • Birmingham/West Midlands (county)

    British

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Ambiance

  • Birmingham

    Best Value

  • Birmingham

    Innovative

  • Birmingham

    Neighborhood gem

953 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been lucky to dine here on several occasions but tonight was particularly excellent. Loved that one of the staff remembered me from a previous visit.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was exceptional, waiting staff very quiet, Please speak up a bit for us older folk x

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  3. JoyceM

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the first time we'd dined here and so weren't sure what to expect. We were very impressed with the experience and would definitely dine here again.

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  4. KeithM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food always excellent service very good waiters made an effort to inform us of menu and wine. Comparing the service from other visits to the college this time some staff a little slow regarding ordering of drinks and clearing of table. However very polite and helpful still a good experience Our friends visited for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and service. Looking forward to our next visit soon. Well done to all involved 👍👍

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  5. MagaD

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was the first time we had dined at the college and it didn't disappoint. Everybody was so friendly and professional our waitress was lovely so attentive. We have told all our friend who are looking forward to the same experience that we had experienced.

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  6. MarjoryDaw

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food at a very reasonable price in pleasant surroundings. College has a worldwide reputation

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  7. JohnG

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I thought it was very professional. Food looked good and tasted good and the overall service level was good. Well done.

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  8. Gethin563Nonmuggles

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really excellent meal! Pleasant calm atmosphere with adequate table spacing. A good choice on the prix fixe menu. Salmon starter particularly good. Lamb course cooked just right. Good dessert. Fairly priced drinks and surprisingly good wine list. Service good from staff in training. Overall excellent thank you!

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  9. MichaelH

    Birmingham

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are regular diners at the UCB Restaurant & as ever it was a wonderful dining experience. Not only exceptional food but it it heart warming to see so many of the students growing in confidence & showing genuine ambition to be a success in a very tough industry. We loved everything about our visit & will be counting down the days before we return. Faultless

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  10. Pearly

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall dinning experience was very good , the food was delicious

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  11. StephenC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a quiet birthday. The food was excellent. My wife is a coeliac and they were very careful to explain which courses were ok and which could be adapted. The students were all very careful, with the lecturer in close attendance supervising. A very enjoyable meal

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  12. JohnQ

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great meal, food was excellent the students serving us were lovely, especially Eden who served us beautifully. Can't recommend the restaurant enough. The servings were just right and the wine was very reasonably priced. Recommend the local produced wine from Halfpenny Green. Well done all involved.

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  13. Meigu

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was of very good restaurant standard but I wish we have more vegetables on the plate. Most of the students are of good professional standard. Well done to everyone in the college.

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  14. FINEDINING

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, food was of the highest standard with wide-ranging choice of dishes. The service was almost excellent. Value for money is exceptional and we Brummies are lucky to have such a great culinary experience at such an affordable cost.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food. Service was fine, appreciate they are still training.

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  16. LesleyP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so delicious and looked vibrant. The staff were polite and friendly. You should all be very proud of what you do and who you are. Thank you. 😊

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  17. Annabella

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always good, nicely presented. My friend was a bit disappointed that the bread is not served until the starters arrived. He normally likes to nibble on it while he is waiting for the starters to arrive. Also there is no speciality coffee available at lunchtime. We were served a cup of stewed barely warm filter coffee instead.

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  18. rovinac

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A good place to go for lunch. Food is exceptional and very good value at £20 for 3 courses. You get complimentary bread and coffee. Well worth a viist.

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  19. LucyC

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from booking and service throughout the duration of our visit Food was superb

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  20. rovinac

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    QWe have been a few times, and every time food is exceptional. All staff are very polite and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    service was absolutely amazing, the quality was exactly on point, bought my friend for a meal today on lunch as a treat and she was stunned by the level of service and the quality of food and portion sizes, will definitely be booking again with more friends and family 10/10

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  22. SteveW

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely superb meal and service and I can’t stop talking about it! I wouldn’t be able to afford a meal of this quality in a posh restaurant so it was great to be able to visit this training establishment. I will definitely be returning soon to sample the dinner menu after having such an awesome lunch.

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  23. MichaelH

    Birmingham

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A faultless dining experience For regular diners the menu can be rather repetitive although we know there will be a menu change after Easter. We dine at UCB every 2/3 weeks & it is always a joy to dine there, not only because the food is always excellent but we love to see the students gaining in confidence each time we visit. Just a wonderful dining venue.

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  24. MargaretM

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Haddock and duck starters superb, both in terms of taste and presentation. Mains of beef and pork lovely but latter slightly overcooked. Apricot tart wonderful and steamed lemon sponge so light and fluffy. Service slower than normal but actually enabled a welcome breather between very rich courses. Thanks for a beautiful lunch.

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  25. elleryj1955

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous from start to finish. Had a great time will return.

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  26. ChristineC50

    Kent

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very new staff just starting their training. First day. Food was superb and staff were doing their best. Always worth a visit

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  27. AudreiaJ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am a former student of this college. I took my two sisters there for lunch. It was one of my sisters birthday. They did not let me down. Everything was 5 star. The birthday chocolates for my sister was a lovely surprise. Will definitely be back.

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  28. WendyB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious but sadly most courses were cold or lukewarm, We reported it this and head waiter brought it back cold!! Then they successfully warmed it up

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome, professional +friendly + personable service throughout! The food was super, even the non-alcoholic Chardonnay was so good. Unbeatable price for value, unbeatable experience. Thank you so much indeed!

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  30. NevikB

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent and great value, have to remember , everyone serving and in the kitchen is learning , so always need feedback

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  31. JaneC

    Birmingham

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, plenty of choice, and beautifully presented. Service a little slower than usual, but we were not in a hurry so not a problem. Recommend the Halfpenny Green red wine. Excellent value for money.

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  32. RogerC

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been several times excellent as always. Thank you

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  33. AnneA

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was excellent. However we were charged twice for drinks in error but have not been able to contact the restaurant directly

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  34. TimW

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food, with excellent service. Highly recommended.

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  35. JGRI

    London

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food, well chosen wine selection, and attentive service. The only small niggle is the loud background music.

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  36. MikeT

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but not hot waited 30 minutes for drinks that we ordered and bread was brought to the table as we finished our starters Having said that we would go again as the students are learning

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  37. ThomasW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant maintains an excellent standard of catering and customer care. The food is delicious and the students who serve the tables are really well trained and charming.

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  38. LesleyT

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, well prepared food served with a smile. Food nicely hot in temperature. Portions could have been a little more generous and we had prompt staff for our coffees. Overall very good and would recommend.

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  39. Carla

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, great value 3 course lunch served in very pleasant surroundings by helpful pleasant staff

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  40. laurat

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were stunning, the food was stunning, moderately priced. Would recommend

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Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food is rated 4.7 stars by 953 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food

University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1JB

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located on the corner of Summer Row and Lionel Street
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–1:15 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 6:00 pm–7:15 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    NCP Car Park, Newhall Street
  • Public transit
    There are plenty of roadside parking spaces in the Summer Row area, as well as NCP car parks. There are also several bus stops and the restaurant is just a 15-20 minute walk from Moor Street and New Street train stations.
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0121 604 1010
  • Catering
    We can accommodate for dietary requirements, please advise in advance in the notes section of your reservation. We provide AA rosette award winning fine dining at a fraction of the high street costs.
  • Private party facilities
    Require other facilities? You can also book meeting rooms, lecture rooms and other specialist environments. Availability varies throughout the academic year, but if we can help you, we will. The restaurant is available for exclusive use for private events for lunches and or dinners. with the capacity to accommodate 120 guests, it is the perfect space. We offer menus to suit you and your guests, this can be for birthdays, Holy Communions, special anniversaries, we are here to help. For a private event only please call 0121 604 1000 and ask the Reception team to transfer you to Anna Hughes, Head of Commercial Sales.
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