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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$35 - US$84
British, Bar, International, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.2 miles from Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

Myself and my friends regularly visit for drinks and nibbles. The service is always great (we especially love the manager- she is always really friendly and remembers the little details which make our visits personal) and the selection of wines and champagnes is great. Lovely...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020

I have been a frequent visitor to Primitivo over the years appreciating the non-chain, bespoke offering set within the Colmore Business District. Like many others, I had not been into Brum for a while due to Lockdown but finally ventured out in the latter part...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Primitivobirmingham, Owner at Primitivo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2020

Glad you enjoyed your visit, sorry I missed you! Next time X

Reviewed 12 August 2020

Primitivo Bar & Eatery in Birmingham’s Colmore Business District celebrate their 24th Anniversary this week. Coincidentally, its also me and my wife's 24th Anniversary this week. So where better to enjoy lunch in the sun. The weather was incredible, a pavement table was available and...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 13 November 2019 via mobile

Exçellent food and service . It was early on s Friday evening so a busy bar. Great service. Wide menu and some free hot nibbles

Date of visit: November 2019
Primitivo96, Owner at Primitivo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2019

Hello Johnathan, thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 17 October 2019 via mobile

First time here. Named after one of my favourite wines so thought worth a look. Bit of an afternoon bright cafe style place. Ideal I’d say for a meeting and lunch. Food was great. Really good. I liked what they have done there. I wouldn’t...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 2 October 2019

Easy to find from Snow Hill Train Station. Looks great from the outside and is indeed great on the inside. We were in the smaller room just right for about 30 to 40 people. The staff were really accommodating nothing was too much for them....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Primitivo96, Owner at Primitivo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2019

Thank you!for sharing your experience with us . We are really pleased that you are enjoyed your daughters 21st at Primitivo . We look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a Friday night after booking a table (booking is advisable). The staff are really attentive and the food is very good. (We had the squid stuffed with paella and the curried lamb suet pudding) The portion sizes were quite big...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is located not far from Saint Phillips Cathedral and Snowhill railway station. We visited for lunch on a warm Thursday when the bifold doors at the front of the restaurant were fully open. There is a restaurant area and also a small bar...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Jet43890744881, Manager at Primitivo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Reviewed 9 May 2019

Popped in today for beers and g&t as my wife was close by. Visited before and always found it very welcoming. Only wanted a snack/sandwich but got very tempted by a very exciting menu and both of us chose a steak. Beautifully cooked meals and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 3 April 2019

We have just celebrated our daughters 18th Birthday party at Primitivo's on Saturday. To say it was an excellent night in every way, is an understatement. The staff were so helpful and accommodating the whole evening and the food was praised by all our guests....More

Date of visit: March 2019
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14 January 2018|
Response from Primitivobirmingham | Property representative |
Hi thank you for your enquiry .primitivo is available Mon -Saturday for private parties our details are on our web site Primitivo birmingham for further information . Thank you
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Response from Mark151066 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have just opened up an adjacent room from the main bar that can be hired out seperatley , the main bar can be hired for events as well .
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Yes, Primitivo is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Primitivo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4