Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food

Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food

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Hours
Mon
12:00 - 13:1518:00 - 19:15
Tue
12:00 - 13:1518:00 - 19:15
Wed
12:00 - 13:1518:00 - 19:15
Thu
12:00 - 13:1518:00 - 19:15
Fri
12:00 - 13:1518:00 - 19:15
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

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Food
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£20 – £42
CUISINES
European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles342 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Steveb
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
I hadn’t been to the Birmingham food and tourism college for at least ten years and wondered why it took so long to return ? .. we all loved our evening with old friends. Special thanks to Joe, Keeley & Wisdom who looked after us flawlessly :-)
Written 11 April 2024
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johnnyblueskies
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
A family group of 6 adults visited this restuarant tonight (March 1st 2024) to sample their 'fine dining' experience. I'm a very critical/fussy eater but the food and service tonight was first class. From entering the restuarant to leaving the venue, the choice of dishes on offer were to die for including the aperitif, starter, main and desert. A sumptious menu of fine flavoured dishes complimented by first class hospitality service from students Keeley and Keaton. Every dish we tried was piping hot and cooked to perfection and when we asked the students 'learning their trade' we were advised of the ingredients, cooking methods etc ... nothing was too much trouble ... An absolutely wonderful evening, I recommend of you try this establishment you will not be disappointed! We will be back ....🙏👏👏👏👏
Written 1 March 2024
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Kaitlan Leach
Dear Jonnyblueskies, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We take pride in our students and how far they have come! They could most defiantly tell you every little detail about the menu's. I will make sure the students are aware of your great comments. We hope to welcome you back soon.
Written 18 March 2024
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phil w
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
2nd visit here and food was excellent the same as last time. The staff were smart and knowledgeable about the food we had We chatted with our two servers about where they came from and had a very good conversation with them. Very pleasant people. The haddock starter was excellent and the beef main course just melted in the mouth.
Written 27 February 2024
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Kaitlan Leach
Dear K3592ZEphilw, Thank you for your wonderful comments, we are glad you had such a lovely time with us. I will make sure staff and students know about your lovely comments.
Written 18 March 2024
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maria P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
Harry was our waiter he was very professional and helpful. The food and wine were fab It was lovely evening, would recommend it.
Written 12 February 2024
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Kaitlan Leach
Dear F4058AAmariap, Thank you for your wonderful comments. I will make sure Harry is aware for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written 19 February 2024
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DMC
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
Fabulous meal, excellent value, lovely restaurant. Thanks to Jaq N, and Haaris M. for looking after us and attending to all our needs.
Written 9 February 2024
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Kaitlan Leach
Dear P4685FS, Thank you for your lovely comments. I will make sure Jaq and Haaris know about your lovely comments.
Written 12 February 2024
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John K
Dorridge12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
It’s appropriate that the College of Food is located in Birmingham city centre where there are more Michelin starred restaurants than any other city outside London. Last night’s Tasting Evening could easily sit alongside them. Each course was a delight to the eye. and an even greater delight to the palate. Wine pairings were as imaginative and unusual as they were excellent. The Georgian wine, Kakhurl Noö with the beautiful Sole, Fennel and Orange was an inspired choice. I feel guilty about picking a favourite course because each had It’s own unique flavour combination. During our post dinner discussion/argument when we tried to decide the winning dish and wine pairing, each course had its own champion. Finally, I had to give up trying to separate the Pea and Ham Snack with the Dry Martini Spritz and the Dark Chocolate Desert with Banyuls Rimage (my first ever red desert wine!). Winning flavour combinations with depth and presentation, worthy of any of the Michelin star restaurants in our city. After the snack we started with Celeriac, King Oyster, and Onion, followed by a fish course of Sole, Fennel and Orange, and a main of Beef, Potato and Madeira. All were excellent as were their wine pairings. I would like to see this Tasting Evening twice a year in February and late August or maybe early September. Finally, I must comment on the Front of House team who delivered service levels and introductions to each dish and wine pairing worthy of seasoned professionals. Now I know why our city, Birmingham and the surrounding area, has so many Mitchelin starred restaurants.
Written 9 February 2024
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Kaitlan Leach
Dear John, Thank you for having the time to leave us a review and for your wonderful comments! As you know this tasting evening was a special night for our students as they have never done a night like this before. We are looking at doing these nights more often in the next academic year this will probably happen after Christmas period. We hope you do visit us again soon!
Written 12 February 2024
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Michael H
Wolverhampton76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
We are privileged to be regular diners at the UCB Restaurant. Today, the 7/2 we have enjoyed the best meal of our many visits this college year. Not only is the food great but we also enjoy watching the students gain in confidence from looking extremely fearful of there new surroundings at the beginning of their course, to strutting their stuff within a few months. We also enjoy watching how the supervisory staff interact with both students & diners to provide a simply wonderful dining experience. Really nice people, great food & a level of service which is extremely good for what is after all a training restaurant. Just faultless & we love every aspect of it.
Written 7 February 2024
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Kaitlan Leach
Dear 260michaelh, We are so pleased to see you enjoyed your time with us! its great to see you returned after visiting at the start of the year so you could see the students development! We are very proud on how confident they have become! We hope to see you back at the end of the year when the students are close to finishing their course.
Written 11 February 2024
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Gladys
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
The food, service and atmosphere is great. Although the menu choices are very good, there is a distinct lack of vegetables. In terms of health , enjoyment and a balanced meal, this is an issue, in my opinion and was the only thing that didn’t make it 5 stars for me. But overall, well done BCC
Written 2 February 2024
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Kaitlan Leach
Dear Gladyspip, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time here with us, thank you for your comments on the vegetables, we take all feedback into consideration, I will let the team know about your feedback. We would love to see you again soon.
Written 11 February 2024
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Rina
Birmingham57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
My husband and I cannot wait to return! The food was delicious and the student servers did a great job. Hidden gem indeed!
Written 1 February 2024
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Kaitlan Leach
Good Morning, Thank you for taking time to leave us such lovely comments! We are glad you enjoyed your experience here with us! We hope to welcome you back soon.
Written 4 February 2024
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Mark G
Birmingham89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
I was so impressed by this place. It was my first time eating out since having to eat Gluten Free so I was naturally apprehensive. I need not have worried! It was absolutely wonderful that I didn't need to miss out, being served a battered cauliflower snack and even warm gluten free bread which had been baked in house! Such a treat for me. Unfortunately I couldn't have the accompanying biscuit to the dessert, which might be something nice to consider in future for anyone with dietary needs such as myself. I can't explain how great it feels that you're not missing out and how important it feels to people who have gluten allergies. Often when eating out you do feel forgotten about with limited options. All the food was beautiful in taste and presentation, I particularly enjoyed the beef but felt it could have done with more than 1 piece of meat-my only constructive criticism, as my friend who recommended this to us said it was served with 2 pieces of beef last year? The students serving were great, Michael was very friendly and polite and joined in our conversation. We are also thankful to the chefs for making such great food. Will be sure to visit again soon. Thank you all!
Written 25 January 2024
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Kaitlan Leach
We are delighted you have enjoyed your experience with us and would like to thank you for your feedback. Our students try their very best to cater to all dietary requirements where possible! I will make sure to give our feedback to the chef's regarding the portions size. I have also let Michael know about your wonderful comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 4 February 2024
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BMWgirl007
Birmingham203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Well what a Gem of a place: The reception and warm welcome is lovely. The ambiance and warmth that greets you is just lovely. The environment is welcoming as soon as you enter the restaurant. The staff are so professional and absolutely attentive. Our Front of House Staff Keeley and Maleeka were very polite and graceful with their service skills. Jack was very pleasant (Supervisor/Manager) The Food was undoubtedly the best I have tasted in years. Smoked Haddock/Prawn starter: Beef with Croquettes and Carrot followed by Lemon Drizzle…. I was actually Speechless… Dream Food and First Class Service. Any glitches would not achieve a mention here.. I cannot wait to return and book another sitting… Well done to all the team who made this experience one to remember. Hidden Gem Is an understatement ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written 21 January 2024
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Kaitlan Leach
Many thanks for taking the time to review the restaurant. Our aim is to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable when visiting us so I'm glad we did just that! I'm glad delighted to see your comments about Keeley, Maleeka and Jack I'll be sure to make them aware of such great feedback. As well as letting the chefs know about the lovely comments on the food. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience here with us and would love to welcome you back soon.
Written 22 January 2024
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Rob W
Cape Town Central2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
We had a fantastic 3 course lunch. Food was delicious and the students were very attentive although a little bit nervous. We will gladly go again and I would recommend it to anyone for a first class dining experience
Written 18 January 2024
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Kaitlan Leach
Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your time here with us, we hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written 21 January 2024
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Sarah H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
Great lunch venue. The food was exceptional and it was lovely to see such enthusiasm from the student servers. Look forward to coming along to hopefully a themed event in the New Year.
Written 18 December 2023
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Kaitlan Leach
Dear Sarah, I am pleased you had a great lunch with us! Unfortunately we no longer do the themed events in the restaurant as it is no longer part of the students curriculum. But we do hope you welcome you back in the new year!
Written 18 December 2023
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Paul C
51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
The food was excellent even though the Christmas Menu choices were limited. Service was OK, I think we had an evening with mostly new students. The girl serving drinks was lacking in confidence and there were no "teachers" around to guide and train her; which she desperately needs. Our table waiters were mostly OK but pretty clumsy and again lacking confidence with no visible training taking place. BUT the thing I just don't understand is that the website is outdated (bar prices were so far behind they might as well have been quoted in shillings). Management need to sort out things like this. There seems to be a lack of attention to details by Management - who sends menus out with Lager spelt incorrectly! Food A+ Students B Teachers C-
Written 16 December 2023
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Kaitlan Leach
Hi Paul, Thank you for your feedback on your dining experience with us. We endeavor to support our students in every task they undertake, as this is at the heart of all we do at the College of Food. This is something we will definitely be feeding back to our team, and highlighting the areas for improvement. Please feel free, if you have an issue, question or thoughts for improvement. We would like to hear your feedback in situ, so this can be rectified for you during your dining experience. This will also allow for student development, allowing us to further our goals in growing the next generation of restauranteurs.
Written 19 December 2023
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Glenda C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
Fabulous fresh food, flavoursome and beautiful presentation. The front of house staff were polite , friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. The experience of the tutor was great when it came to selecting drinks to accompany our choice of food. As a birthday treat it was brilliant and that was even recognised in the dessert. Five stars from me .
Written 14 December 2023
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Kaitlan Leach
Thank you for your comments! We are so glad you enjoyed your birthday with us! We are glad we made your day very special! We look forward to seeing you in the new year! Many Thanks
Written 18 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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