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Soul Food Project at The Victoria - CLOSED

48 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN, England
+44 121 633 9439
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good29%
  • Average26%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
7 Jan 2016
“Great Pub!”
9 Feb 2014
“hmm - mixed feelings”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, British, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
48 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN, England
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

The happy hour drink specials run till 7pm on week days. Which means two for one on cocktails! In addition to great drink prices the food is excellent as well!

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Having eaten at The Church, another SFP venue, we decided to try the Vic and see if we could secure another great meal and lovely experience. Hmm. We sat down at 1.20pm, and though the venue was busy, there did not appear to be many...More

3  Thank tony s
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Good music, good beer, good atmosphere and good food. That all said it is an "alternative" pub.... But next time I am in an anonymous Central Birmingham hotel I will be back at The Victoria

Thank awoods
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We were staying at the Ibis Budget down the road so this was within 15 mins walking distance. As is the norm for me and my lot, we were looking for some hangover relief and one of my mates recommended this place. I was pleasantly...More

1  Thank Elmo1989_03
Reviewed 6 December 2013

On a trip into Birmingham with my son to visit the German Christmas Market, we had been there only a few minutes when it was all closed down due to high winds and rain... so we made our way just down the road to The...More

1  Thank Ian E
Laura C, Manager at Soul Food Project at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2013

Hi Ian, thanks for leaving us such lovely feedback. We're glad we could offer such a pleasurable experience - particularly on what was such a miserable day weather wise. The Soul Food Project Southern Fried Chicken Wraps are customer (and staff), favourites so we're very...More

Reviewed 1 December 2013

We enjoyed the pleasure of the Vic this afternoon being warmly welcomed and looked after by all the staff. Our cocktails were to die for and we had a fabulous Sunday roast. We will definitely be back with more of our mates next time. We...More

1  Thank Candee P
Laura C, Manager at Soul Food Project at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2013

Hi Candee, it's always great to hear from a regular. Thank you for your continued support and we're so pleased to hear you've had many enjoyable experiences - we hope you have many more!

Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

I visited this pub with a group of friends I haven't seen for a long time. It had been recommended and seemed really nice when we walked in. The service was dreadful though. We waited around 20 mins for drinks. The barman put one of...More

Thank JoMall
Laura C, Manager at Soul Food Project at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2013

Hi Jo, thanks for taking the time to leave us a comment and let us know about the problems you had. Service is really important to us and we're sorry to hear you had a bad experience. We will address this with the bar staff...More

Reviewed 28 November 2013

I've been going to The Victoria for a few years now for both food and drink (and the quiz night, which is brilliant week in, week out). Sadly it seems the quality, along with that of most venues with the same owners is slipping. Used...More

1  Thank Parkjosephh
Laura C, Manager at Soul Food Project at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2013

Hi Joseph, thanks for taking the time to leave comments and let us know some of the issues you had on your visit to us. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the food and we've passed on your comments: they'll be amending the...More

Reviewed 21 October 2013

I used to love this place and went here quite regularly (both for talks upstairs and generally). I really liked the chicken burger and sweet potato fries I had there a while ago. Unfortunately on this occasion one of the staff members was so rude...More

Thank Phillitj
Laura C, Manager at Soul Food Project at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback and I'm so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience on the occasion you visited us. We would very much like to act on your feedback and would ask if you kindly wouldn't mind messaging myself...More

Reviewed 5 October 2013

I have been to this trendy pub a few times and always enjoy the spicy "American Deep South~" food that they serve. They usually have 4 draught real ales available, which are served well.

Thank GoodBeer D
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Restaurant Details

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US$13 - US$19
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 633 9439
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Soul Food Project is a first for Birmingham, dedicated to the sights and sounds from America’s deep south. Soul Food's 'Deep South Diner' at The Victoria is where you'll find the team cooking up the meanest burgers this side of Birmingham, hearty gumbos (a melting pot of meats, peppers and spices), jambalayas, homemade pies, cajun sandwiches, red beans 'n' pork and a twist on the classic British Sunday roast.Voted in 2012 by ShortList Magazine (and it's readers) in the top ten gastropubs in the UK, the only Midlands venue to be included.
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