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“Rather disappointed”

Simpsons Restaurant
Ranked #41 of 2,346 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$119
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Edgbaston
Description: Welcome to Simpsons Restaurant Simpsons have enjoyed a reputation for refined cooking and excellent service for almost 20 years We have held a Michelin star since 2004 Chef director, Luke Tipping and head chef Nathan Eades are award winning chefs with a talent for bringing out the very best from their carefully selected ingredients. By working with the best suppliers in the Midlands and beyond, we can ensure our diners will enjoy a memorable gourmet experience. The Grade II listed building provides an ideal setting and offers private as well as al fresco dining. For those wishing to end their evening in style, bedrooms are available. Cookery school vouchers, Restaurant Vouchers and our Simpsons Cook book are available to purchase over the phone from our reservations team.
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We had an ok set lunch but nothing special.First impressions were of the finger marks on the black menu .Second were of the curled paper coasters for the champagne .Third were of the swishing of the doors leading in and out of the kitchen.
People who arrived first for lunch were placed next to these doors.The noise from the doors and passing of staff didn't make for a peaceful meal.
The food was well presented but in my opinion more three knives and forks than Michelin star.
Seemed like it was resting on its laurels and needs a shake up

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4  Thank YorkJean
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

My husband and I were given Simpsons vouchers as a 50th birthday treat. It was a real treat indeed.
We decided on the taster menu and enjoyed 7 delicious courses of the main menu. We also wine paired for an additional £55 each but again worth it as a special treat. The waiters and sommelier were very well trained and knowledgeable and the restaurant ambiance was relaxed and comfortable. We had a table overlooking the lovely gardens. I must admit after the 5th course I did struggle to eat all of the remaining courses but this was down to my pallet rather than anthing to do with the high quality food. My hubby had no trouble tucking all of his and my leftovers off. We did end up speeding over our gift allowance but it was worth every penny and would go back again eating off the main menu, which would be very affordable. Can't wait to go back !

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2  Thank paddyo1963
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Two of us went, had champagne in lounge to start, both of us decided on taster menu, the food was excellent, it was exactly what the menu described it as, the waiter described each dish, and suggestions for wine. A lovely experience for a special occasion.

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2  Thank Anne M
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Good place to have a business lunch, as tables are well spaced and the place has a nice atmosphere. A little poncey and on the expensive side, but not OTT. The set lunch is good, if not spectacular. Presentation is nice. Overall, this place could do much better with a little effort, but it's a good place to know in Birmingham.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

On arrival we were told that there was no pre-meal seating available but that we could sit outside but the seats might be wet! Our waitress also didn't know what beers or lagers they had. Our final bill was also wrong and included drinks from another table. On the plus side, we never felt under any pressure to hurry or vacate our table.
The food was very good, and was what to be expected for the price. Amusingly, irritatingly, pretentiously, or otherwise, the printing of the price as a £-less, decimal-point-less figure alongside the item (eg steak 35) is not the order number but what you are expected to pay (oh, with a 12½% service charge too).

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1  Thank downingman
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