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Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food, Birmingham, West Midlands
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Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food

4.7
4.7
554 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 and hospitality courses under the guidance of industry expert tutors at University College Birmingham.

Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food provides exceptional value for money for high levels of cooking, service, creative flair and quality seasonal produce. Our A La Carte Menu might include delicious fish and shellfish, premium beef, lamb, poultry or game, and imaginative vegetarian dishes. This runs alongside a lunchtime set 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 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DJ

    DJMak

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, great service and lovely ambience :-)
  2. g

    grahamey

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    must be one of the best value restaurants in Brum:
  3. N

    Niloc

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice meal, the service was excellent and the staff pleasant and professional
  4. A

    Annabella

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never had a bad meal here but the cod that we had today was exceptionally good.
  5. L

    Lolly

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The service was very good as we know they are training. Very friendly and welcoming. The amuse bouche was delightful! Our starters were lovely, albeit the onion barjee was overcooked (sorry), but the scallops were delicious. Main was beautiful. It was my sister's 70th birthday and I had bought a cake in for her and staff put candles on it and bought it out singing "Happy Birthday" which my sister loved. It really made our night special, so thanks for that. Food is really of a high standard, but a bit pricey. However, on a 25% off night it wasn't that bad. Good choice of wines.
  6. T

    Teacher53

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food, great service and great value for money. We couldn't believe we were being served by first year students. We'll done to them and to the college. We will be recommending them to friends and family and will be returning ourselves.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was delicious and it really is excellent value for money. The service was a bit off fine dining standard - appreciating that the students are in training - but overall we had a good time.
  8. PN

    PaulineN

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to dine here. The food is outstanding.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful, and service brilliant. Everything went smoothly from arrival to leaving Will visit again.
  10. VH

    VictoriaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great dining experience. Friendly reception and called to table to time. Very good value menu with good choice and all off the meals were good quality and nicely presented. Everyone was eager to please and we all were very happy with our experience.
  11. VW

    VivW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food with real depth of flavour and beautifully presented . We could have been eating in a fine dining restaurant. The students were very attentive to our needs and it was lovely to see them learning new skills working in the restaurant. We will definitely be returning .
  12. MT

    MaryT

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Magnificent food. Each plate was amazing. Beautifully presented. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  13. A

    Annabella

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent value for money. Expertly cooked food presented in "masterchef" fashion.
  14. KR

    KeithR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our recent visit to the College of Food where the service was good, pleasant and efficient.
  15. C

    Clare

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal and service was amazing, we will be returning
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent once again.
  17. RS

    RobS

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. The lunch menu had enough variety to ensure some difficult choices. All provided by the students. I was very impressed and enjoyed the experience. I would definitely recommend
  18. AC

    ACE80

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & great service. I have recommended to family and friends. The ingredients & wine are locally sourced & the sommelier is very knowledgeable and a lovely guy with a great aura. We were served by level 2 students who were great & I loved the live teaching experience. We had three courses each and tried to sample as much as possible from the menu, everything was outstanding and perfectly prepped & cooked. I'm already planning our next visit. Absolutely nothing negative to say, on the contrary.
  19. R

    Roxanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely spontaneous evening out. Food was beautiful. Service was attentive and flawless. Special mention to Izzy, Keaton, Cara and Harriet. We had a lovely evening. Have booked again for when the new menu is launched. 😃
  20. WS

    WilliamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a truly delicious meal. It was the beat meal we have had since we have been in the UK. The service was very good and the staff very friendly and helpful. When we are in the UK again we will certainly return. Thank you
  21. V

    Veronica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience. The food was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. Thank you to the chefs. The waiting staff were courteous and friendly and did a great job too. A nice venue and we will certainly be coming back again.
  22. AL

    AnnL

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable experience - as always. There was one incident when the young waiter spilt a glass of red wine on the table. This was dealt with quickly and we were very impressed when, as we left, the young man came to apologise to us. A brave thing to do and we appreciated it. We'll certainly come again and recommend it to our friends.
  23. D

    Drtash

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I really enjoyed it to be honest!!The food - THE FOOD - WAS AMAZING!!!I felt like I was in a Michelin star restaurant - it looked phenomenal and tasted great. The service was good although when I asked for the dessert menu it took them a while to find one. Was kinda quiet though. Definitely will come again - in fact already booked my next visit!!
  24. VB

    VictoriaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! We had an amazing evening right from the start. Our server was Nathaniel and he was super friendly. He made such an effort to chat to everyone, make people feel comfortable and make sure we had everything we needed. Outstanding customer service- thank you Nat. The food was stunning. We decided to opt for the festive menu. Two of the party had the duck salad and both said it was the best duck dish they had ever had- and one of them is a head chef! We had the smoked salmon with avocado and it was glorious. The salmon was beautiful subtle smoked flavour and nicely firm. The avocado was smooth and fresh. 5 of us opted for the Christmas dinner which was fantastic. The stuffing was the star of the show which isn’t to say the rest wasn’t good, it was all amazing. The turkey was moist and tasty - which is an accomplishment. Deserts - even tho we were full we couldn’t resist. I thought dinner couldn’t get better but the chocolate desert - well it left me speechless - stunning and worthy of a Michelin star on its own. The drink prices were a nice surprise and the others enjoyed a variety of cocktails and I witnessed my lovely husband silence by and excellent old Fashioned and the girls loving the Cosmos. It’s taken me about 30 years to make it here and I’m just really sad I haven’t been before. The students were all amazing, they all worked incredibly hard and I hope their tutors were proud of them. We thought they were awesom. Thank you all for one of the best meals out. Can’t wait to come back. If you aren’t sure wether to go…go!
  25. KC

    KathleenCC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Despite arriving late (taxi problems), we were greeted courteously and had an excellent evening. We have been recommending the venue to family and friends as it is a brilliant concept for young people to learn, and put into practice, a wide variety of skills. We were disappointed to learn that the venue did not have a retail licence to sell wines, particularly as we weren't familiar with the wines on offer and would have loved to support a local vineyard.
  26. a

    angelah

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent, difficult to choose because they all looked appealing. 2/3 students gave excellent service, the 3rd was a little too talkative and when they brought coffee pots, couldn't remember which was decaf and which ordinary. Student ergo greeted us and offered complimentary drinks did so politely although seemed nervous. One manager was too talkative. I We really liked the tips going towards meals or etc.
  27. C

    Chancey

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have visited UCB restaurant previously and this visit didn't disappoint. Pleasant surprise to get a complimentary drink on arrival and a complimentary mince pie with our coffee
  28. C

    Charmed

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First visit, lovely to see young people being trained professionally to deal with the public. Will definitely beback
  29. MJ

    MaryJ

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We have been coming here for years and always love it, but obviously picked a bad night on monday. Food was amazing as always but service was non existent and place was so cold. We normally like watching the staff being trained, but there was just a couple young staff and the lectures just left them to it. We were over charged on bill which we paid anyway in lieu of a tip. Shame really. Probably wouldn't rush back which is disappointing.
  30. KD

    KarenD

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food yet again. Service was excellent and there was plenty of time between courses. We had a fabulous evening.
  31. HB

    HelleB

    Devon

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely food as usual. Had superb service from a lovely attentive student, unfortunately I didn’t get her name as I would have liked to thank her.
  32. PT

    PatriciaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Have been coming with friends for a number of years. Food always of a good standard, it is now served already plated. Do miss the students being able to serve the vegetables etc which enables interaction, assume down to Covid rules ? A lighter choice of dessert would be welcome. Looking forward to next year.
  33. FE

    FranE

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The welcome was friendly and very genuine. To be greeted with complimentary Prosecco was a lovely Christmas touch. The food and value for money was outstanding. Service was a little muddled but we understand that as it is a training restaurant for hospitality stars of the future. Great to see wine choice included a local vineyard. Complimentary coffee and mince pies completed an excellent experience. As ex students from 1974 it if fabulous to see how the college has progressed.
  34. SD

    SandraD

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely Christmas meal at the college of food with complimentary drink. Food was excellent and well presented.
  35. ET

    EileenT

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal . The food was beautiful and the service was very good . Can’t wait to return x
  36. HB

    HelleB

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a very enjoyable experience with fabulous food.
  37. RM

    RoyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent experience Michelin star food with friendly service
  38. BK

    BernieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All three courses were amazing & our waitress was too Great price for top class food
  39. M

    Minki

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, waitress was very good, food also very good. It would enhance the evening experience if the lighting could be dimmed. Otherwise a very enjoyable experience.
  40. AA

    AnaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great from start to end, the staff were lovely and welcoming even the security guy. The food was delicious, absolutely delicious and worth every penny if not more.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food is rated 4.7 stars by 554 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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

  • 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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