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Simpsons Restaurant

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20 Highfield Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3DU, England
+44 121 454 3434
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting Simpsons for 5 years. We have always loved the atmosphere, the service and most importantly, the fabulous food. However, this is our first visit since the refurbishment, and we weren't completely convinced. The lack of tablecloths and wooden interior felt a little like we were eating in a high street chain restaurant. The lack of soft-furnishings... More 

Thank MrsPlowright
Solihull, UK
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104 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here on a recommendation. It started poorly after having to ask for the drinks menu and hot progressively worse from that point. 4 of us were eating the taster menu, 2 of us on the wine degustation. Whilst the food and wine were good, the service was dreadful. I had to say twice that my wife wanted to... More 

1 Thank ninjakitty
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Incredible meal, impeccable service, superb atmosphere. Being able to watch the food being prepared and how much care and attention goes in to each meal was a really special touch. Couldn't have asked for a more special meal at such a great place. The only slight critique is the lack of parking but this was not a problem for our... More 

Thank Scott B
Thame, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I booked a month ago after deciding on its reviews, didn't not check the menus just went on comments. Admittedly parking was difficult outside but this was the only downside. The welcome, interior (recently renovated) was relaxed, calm but assured. The dining area was light and comfortable. Considering it was a full service the noise levels were amazing subdued. The... More 

Thank Reg H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been eating at Simpsons for the past 4 years and my main criticism was always the decor... The new(ish) refurb has definitely won me over.. a lunchtime visit really showed the place off, you'd never know you were in the city, it feels tranquil and very nature driven. The food at Simpsons is always great, although not mind blowing,... More 

Thank George B
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food, good value Sunday lunch! Service not what you'd expect from a Michelin star restaurant. Kept waiting for pre lunch drinks too long. Got the bill wrong but quickly adjusted to our satisfaction. Overall very good.

Thank RPW1948
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Technically this has to be the best restaurant in Birmingham. The cooking is flawless, everything on the tasting menu was cooked to perfection, not a bad dish on the menu. Staff were great but I'd say purnells still has the edge for front of house. It's not cheap by any means but it's great value for money as you'll still... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with friends on a Thursday so it was not too busy. Ordered a couple of gin & tonics while we waited for our friends, but were a bit surprised to get doubles, which we had not asked for (and since I was driving didn't really want). The monkfish was tasty but a little tough. Then the 24 hour waterbath-cooked... More 

1 Thank dmacmullen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Simpson's with a group of friends and we all found it to be a great experience. The menu was varied and interesting with a separate vegetarian taster menu. The staff were really helpful explaining the different courses, and it was great to try out some new interesting dishes. We hope to come again soon.

Thank KathHolloway
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the cookery school yesterday with my mother. I can honestly say it was brilliant. We had coffee and brownies to start the day and met the other couples, there were 12 of us in total. Then we had a little tour of the restaurant and a talk from chef Leo and the sommelier Elliot . Then off for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$51 - US$83
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Highfield Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Edgbaston
  • Neighbourhood: Edgbaston
  • Phone Number: +44 121 454 3434
  • This restaurant is at Simpsons Restaurant with Rooms
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.

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