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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Cafe

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Museum & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
+44 121 303 1966
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11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the cafe twice during my short holiday in Birmingham, first time for lunch, second time for tea in late morning. I obviously liked it that much to return. The cafe (they call it the "Edwardian Tearooms") is very spacious, with wide aisles for wheelchair access. There are bar tables and stools, comfy big sofas, proper tables (rectangular or... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had afternoon tea - very generous sandwiches, fresh scones, mini cakes - really lovely and nice service.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting but disappointing. The ham, egg and chips were poorly presented, one egg was over cooked and the other undercooked. The egg florentine was well cooked but it could have done with a bigger bun as one was left with a lot of egg yolk and sauce. Our main criticism was that the accompanying watercress salads were yellow! When... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice over the last weekend. Once just for coffees, next day for lunch - we had the soup,two to choose from, both vegetarian. Very friendly, relaxing place, and you couldn't find much grander surroundings!!Just brilliant.

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Thank Bee2312
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Vast room with recent quirky decoration and furnishing that is attractive and comfortable. Lots of different types of seating and plenty of space, with newspapers available. Great range of food and drink, including two different soups each day. Soup, cakes and full breakfast all tried and all were good. Tea is presented in suitably industrial revolution enamel tea pots in... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the cafe a while, enjoying the Sunday crowd. The food was as expected, quality for money, reasonable. However service was disappointing, especially by the young waitress with long black hair. Very rude, lazy and unwelcoming. Other members of staff were ok, but seemed they didn't enjoy work. And why serve such big teapots if you're only going to... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Booked a Celebration Afternoon Tea here for my mum's birthday. We went on Saturday just gone. The good: - Lovely building. - Fresh food. - Nice Champagne. The not-so-good: - Not particulary friendly service. No one was rude but it was a bit impersonal. For instance, we weren't shown to our seats first - we had to stand at the... More 

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Birmingham, UK
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Four family members enjoyed our afternoon tea with prosecco here last time and they seemed to make a special effort for the vegetarian in our group. However, this time the sandwiches for the meat eaters only consisted of salami (3 quarters) and tuna (3 quarters), all on white bread, not very imaginative to say the least. Our selection of cakes... More 

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Thank pollyposhpup
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered a vegetarian breakfast and the portion was tiny consisting of one fried egg, half a tomato, a small mushroom, tiny piece of halloumi and 1 piece of toast for £7.50! Also cups, saucers and teaspoons were all dirty. Nice venue and surroundings but overpriced and dirty crockery. Wont be coming back.

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Thank Nicola C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I love this place, beautiful architecture and lovely menu. Yes perhaps a little bit more expensive then in different coffee shops but you pay for the individuality of the place, great staff and quality food. Perfect for doing work as it has power sockets by most of the booths. Busy during lunch time :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Museum & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 303 1966

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