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The Rectory

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Bar, European, British, Pub
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50-54 St. Pauls Square | The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3 1QS, England
+44 121 605 1001
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped at this restaurant as we were too tired/lazy to walk to the one we had booked (we did cancel the other), once we'd found the entrance we went in to a swanky relaxed restaurant and bar. We took a comfortable booth and the waiter handed us the menu's. The waiter was great, really attentive and kept making sure... More 

Thank travelbag3011
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place. We only had drinks so cannot comment on food but the dishes we did see looked lovely and so much choice!. Fantastic and friendly bar staff set in a beautiful building and area with St Paul's Church across the road.

1 Thank Mark O
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant managed to achieve the killer combo of truly terrible food in such small quantities. The venue is nice enough with a lovely bar upstairs. The problems begin when you go downstairs and enter the gloomy restaurant. The staff are pleasant but the food is dreadful. It's all frozen and warmed up fare here - Frankie and Benny's style.... More 

1 Thank Frank W
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I came here with a group on a Saturday afternoon not having made a booking. The staff informed us that the chef was not available until 4pm but happily moved tables to accommodate us and took our order informing us that the chef would cook our meals as soon as he returned. The special lady in our party received a... More 

Thank Helen H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We came here saying we quickly needed lunch before heading for an activity on a Hen Do, there were 11 of us. We arrived at 3.35 ordered sandwiches and chips that arrived at 4.45 (over an hour later) the chips were cold and the potatoes of the one poor soul that ordered an actual meal were raw. We were told... More 

2 Thank Sam0000123
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Service friendly and very good. Atmosphere lovely. My fellow (meat eating) dinners enjoyed their meals. There were two vegi main options neither of which were very inspired. The one I picked tasted okay but not amazing. I hadn't been back since becoming vegetarian and I have to say I was disappointed as the food was always very lovely.

Thank AdaBuck
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Good drinks, good atmosphere and bumped into old friends, so very nice short visit - good enough to convince us to go back next Saturday!

Thank Chill145
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Me and my friends had a dinner at The Rectory last Saturday. The food was good; our waiter, Pierce, was very attentive (without hovering) and polite throughout. He ensured that we had everything that we needed without asking. His knowledge about the wine came also handy.

Thank Agata T
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We started a work's night out last night at The Rectory. It's elegantly appointed, with good use of the space. It's pretty trendy-looking, so scrub up if you plan on going. The staff (all pretty young things, I might add) were attentive and professional, and the drinks on offer were certainly up to snuff.

Thank _richardkirk
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. Couldn't fault the food or the service. Every course was very well presented and tasted great. And got some bottles of wine on the house too. Definitely recommend for a Christmas do it just stopping by for a bite to eat. Spot on.

Thank Daniel M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Bar, European, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50-54 St. Pauls Square | The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3 1QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 605 1001
The stylish Birmingham bar in a unique city centre location overlooking St Pauls church. The Rectory - in the calm oasis of St Pauls Square on the edge of the historic Jewellery Quarter, is about relaxed, casual drinking and dining in modern surroundings.

Meet friends and indulge yourself in our great selection of food and drin

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?