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Zen Metro

73 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DF, England
+44 121 200 1911
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“black cod” (3 reviews)
“papaya salad” (4 reviews)
“green curry” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
73 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love Thai food and this place did not disappoint. The bar area is great and so are the cocktails and the Thai food is delicious. The duck salad definitely stood out. We will be going back.

Thank MissRink
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have been to Metro lots of times, but not since it changed to a Thai theme. There is a long bar as you walk in where you can get s bar meal. The main restaurant area is situated towards the back of the building. Good...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking for a quick bite at lunch with a business colleague and stumbled upon this place. It was the menu that attracted me in, very wide selection of dishes in fact so many appealed it was difficult to find just one dish. Ended up...More

3  Thank UK2NY
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This was my second visit but this time with friends.We didn't have the set menu but selected items individually. The starter platter was lovely with the highlight being the mussels. The mains were excellent with my favourite being the green curry.The service was friendly and...More

2  Thank JB4
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I came here for a friends birthday dinner. Not a big fan of Thai food myself so stuck to something simple, noodle stir fry with chicken. The food was served quite quickly and the staff were good. However, it was very VERY salty. I couldn't...More

Thank Z-M-T-K
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Great space to hold business drinks and buffet. Imaginative menu and helpful staff.would definitely return on a non business occasion

2  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to the india restaurant Asha, which was closed on this monday due to some maintance, and were met by a young girl, who gave us a card to Zen - the thai restaurant judtcatound the corner. Very elegant restaurant, nice...More

4  Thank stoffer
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We were at the Zen for lunch a few days back and it was great! We sat in the bar area as it was lunch time and it was quite busy. We were in a hurry and the staff made sure our food was served...More

3  Thank SampathSundar
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

First impressions weren't great because it was 7pm on a sat and pretty dead. Did liven up around 8.30pm though.. service was ok, not the best (ordered tom kah Gai and waitress didn't have a clue what I was on about so had to explain...More

1  Thank Megan M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Have been a great fan of Asha's for many years so thought we would try its sister restaurant Zen Metro. We ate early and it was quiet but what amazing food! Duck salad starter was amazing, mains perfectly cooked. Give it a try and you...More

2  Thank Alan R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Shazia H
Does it serve halal food?
12 August 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from MarkAldington | Reviewed this property |
I do not think the menu stipulates whether the food Is Halal. Best to call they are very helpful and I am sure they will answer all your questions
Hello all, Would Metro Bar and Grill be somewhere suitable to eat with my 7 year old daughter and 4 year old son ?
18 March 2016|
Response from Jailbird01 |
Most certainly! Most of the dishes can be made in to smaller portions. We can have mini fish and chips, smaller portions of risotto, mini burgers called sliders etc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 200 1911
Metro Bar and Grill opened in 1997 on Cornwall Street and became an instant hit with the local business community as well as ladies that lunch. Over the years we have become an institution; one of the main reasons Metro acquired by Brandasia Group, a sister restaurant of Asha’s Indian Bar and Restaurant.Following a take over in 2015 and a refurbishment of £250,000 in 2016, we have transformed ourselves into an even better Metro experience during the day time, serving our all time favourite lunch menu and sophisticated Thai cuisine in the evenings.

The restaurant area with a seating capacity of 80 guests is complete with a huge blossom tree centrepiece and a glassed private dining room that seats 20 guests. Zen Metro is the perfect place to enjoy divine Thai cocktails, exemplary service and an eclectic range of traditional and modern Thai dishes.

Located in the heart of the Colmore Business District, close to The Town Hall, ICC, NIA and the recently completed New Street Station and Grand Central, Zen Metro is truly an iconic venue. With a long sweeping bar and comfy booths leading to the mirrored walkway into the restaurant, Zen is simply perfect for lunch, dinner, drinks or private functions.

There’s a new glow at Zen Metro, now serving great Thai food. Come and see for yourself.
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