The Barton Arms

4.7
362 Reviews
£25 and under
Thai
Welcome to the Bartons Arms Birmingham"s best kept secret. We specialise in serving authentic Thai cuisine and award winning real ales from Peterborough based brewery Oakham Ales.
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PeterD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the lovely food and service and making my mums birthday special

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet Monday evening, Covid-safe, excellent and fast service, lovely food.

Of course, the building is stunning too

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Will21
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Class as always. Food is always top draw. Nice pint as well.

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Rosaj
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really fresh ingredients and relaxed atmosphere- enjoyed meal and would recommend,

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JuliaW
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for four; booking was easy, and tables at the pub were set a decent distance away from each other. We were made very welcome, given time to decide on menu choices while our drinks were delivered, then our order was taken and we didn’t wait long for either starters or mains (we didn’t have dessert). Service was attentive without being annoying. As always food was delicious and portions were on the generous side. Our guests were very impressed with the service, the food, the ambience and the venue. We’ll be back another day to introduce more friends to the delights of the Barton’s Arms!

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ChristineP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food at a good price in fabulous setting

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EMMII
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here several times a year for special occasions. The food, staff and atmosphere and building is outstanding. Would recommend the awesome Thai food and real ales.

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Patrick
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed and friendly in a fascinating victorian tiled pub, a real gem of a restaurant. A really good Thai menu with plenty if choice.

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IanW
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Thai restaurant in Birmingham, never had a bad meal here and the service is excellent. Located in an amazing building, I would highly recommend The Bartons.

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FredW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beers and simply fabulous food in a lovely vintage setting - what more could you want?

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PaulM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliable food with good service in a lovely old pub, decent beer also.

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ERIKL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

valuable food and authentic Thai food near Lozells

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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KamalM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great service

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QueenDon
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Firstly, such beautiful food and great portion sizes. Secondly what a gorgeous interior, old world but beautiful.

We went on a really hot day so the only hiccup was that it was quite warm inside... and I love heat, but the food was worth being a little too warm and I should imagine the evenings (and colder days) are more comfortable.

Definitely will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful pub, great food and ale.

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AlanW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bartons Arms is a beautiful pub with great ambience. The Thai food was excellent, the service friendly and efficient. The beer, Oakham Ales, was delicious and perfectly complemented the food. We had an enjoyable visit.

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PhyllisF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you like Thai food you will not be disappointed, the only thing to remember is that the food is not very spicy but it is tasty

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VickyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Barton Arms never fails! It really is the best Thai in the city!

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vipzyxxx
Birmingham
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. The food was flavoursome. The setting lacked a bit of ambience and the place settings (crockery, cutlery etc.) felt a bit like old fashion school dinners / staff canteen. But that may be due to COVID measures. But if you want flavoursome food, friendly service and a reasonable price and aren't concerned so much with the aesthetic ... then this is a fine option.

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Ronigirl
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience here. Tasty food well prepared. Very quick service. Staff friendly.

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REDSADDLER
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is a Thai Restaurant so food is limited to staple Thai food. It will contain nuts and chillies therefore.

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HeatherB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing as always. Lovely pubs and friendly fab staff

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JeremyB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top food,top service,unbelievable building. Well worth a visit.

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SteveC
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food, the ambience and the service at Bartons was first class.

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TraceyD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and excellent food but it’s got a tiny carpark that people in the surrounding area seem to use.

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OliverL
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food with a good selection of dishes. Service was really quick and the waiter was friendly.
When we arrived, the lady serving drinks behind the bar wasn't really welcoming as I approached her to let her know we had a reservation but instead of saying 'hi' or asking if she could help, she blurted out 'take a seat!' before I could say anything.
When I eventually told her that we had a reservation, only then did she direct me towards the restaurant area.
The place wasn't busy at the time so some hospitality training for this person would be recommended as she didn't make a good first impression.

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SuzieT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant authentic Thai food in lovely location. Friendly staff. Really enjoyable evening

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Patrick
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service a s always. Genuine range of Thai foods, perfect portions and very very tasty.

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Shopz
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Thai Green Curry I've ever tasted. The ambience was great and the waiting staff were friendly and courteous. Made me and my girlfriend feel special.

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Amfy
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb as always. They were really flexible with booking within the covid restrictions and the service was great.
There was nothing to fault - it was great to be back.

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Dina
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice Thai food at a reasonable price. The pub itself is really beautiful. The waiters were attentive and even though there were only two of them covering the whole floor they did a really good job. Definitely recommend!

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PeterW
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Choice of2 menus, food excellent. Service good, they even let us bring a home made cake in to celebrate a 80 th birthday provide ing plates and knife as well. Can't reallyfault the place although it's looking a bit tired, mind it is quite old!

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AmanM
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing definitely recommended and will most definitely go again. Service was great, ambience needs more work to make it a little bit more like a restaurant than a old pub

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NathanielB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

There was a few minutes between the time of us making our food order after we had our drinks but the time it arrived was quick and it tasted amazing as always.

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Tallulah21
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

lovely venue good value for money feels covid safe

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GeoffreyW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very authentic and the service is very good have been going here for years and it's still great

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Tricia
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lovely pub serving Thai Food which is amazing. Location may put some people off as it is in Newton on the A34 but it is so worth the visit.

It is the place that I went to to have my 'last' meal before Covid-19 lockdown in March, and also again for the 2nd lockdown!

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JayA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went on Tuesday for their Tuesday special. The food was lovely. We all enjoyed what we ordered. Except for the Papaya Salad. We felt it wasn’t spicy enough and just missed some flavour. However this was all and not a major issue. We would go back but not order again. The staff were great and attentive.

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Verity2210
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Barton arms is must visit in Birmingham, old historic pub that serves beautiful Thai food, the service and staff were friendly and welcoming. Food was amazing and worth visiting.

FAQs

The Barton Arms does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. The Barton Arms also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0121 333 5988.

The Barton Arms is rated 4.7 stars by 362 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.