We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Chameleon

€€ - €€€
British, Grill
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 Victoria Square | Hill Street, Birmingham B1 1BD, England
+44 121 643 2233
12:00 - 03:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

311 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 311: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment you pass through the doors, you start contemplating that a night waiting at a cold bus stop suddenly doesn't look so bad. While I always try to highlight a places strengths, The Chameleon has me at a loss for any redemptive feature that would have me recommend the place. It oozes a depressing banality, sapping and motivation... More 

Thank BradMorris67
Level Contributor
48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends visited. Their steak was a very cheap cut obviously. It was the same lame standard as the Bernie Inn 30 years ago. The dessert was bought in not home made and tasted very plasticy. The service from a young white girl was forced, without a smile and completely unnatentive. They guests had to stand up to get any... More 

1 Thank ian B
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
425 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often in here when in Brum! Great cocktails, good vibe on this particular Friday nite - some good music playing! Often gets busy when German Market on in early evenings! Nice food in here too....fish finger sarnies lovely! Def see u next time!

Thank Chris0007
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
227 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finished up here for my sons birthday night out and we all had a great time dancing the night away 😂😂😂. Good location 5 mins from the city centre. Great tunes from the DJ, a great night had by all.

Thank Darren L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The place itself is ok, but the crowd is pretentious. However the food was good, had some good wings! The beer isn't great, so don't go here if you like your craft beers!

1 Thank Rich H
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Having seen your Pre-Theatre menu advertised outside your establishment, I went online to review the menu. Having booked a table for 6:30pm this evening, and arriving at 6:15pm to an almost empty restaurant, we were very disappointed from the off at having to wait for our table to be prepared when requesting to dine at 6:35pm. This disappointment continued when... More 

Thank Sam J
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Really great value ... cocktails were amazing also had food which was really good and value for money ! Fab atmosphere

Thank lynseyh348
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited this venue twice. And we will definitely be back. We love the cocktails. The selection is huge. Very pricey though, so best way to enjoy the most is during happy hour (2 for 1) make sure you turn up early though as it gets really busy then, and it takes ages to order a drink.

Thank RattyPolly
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

If you like wearing sunglasses indoors then this is the perfect place to " be seen". It's nice inside, but the later it gets the staff prefer to " vet" the clientele for their looks. Found the bar staff pleasant enough, but in a venue like this it's all about image. I was disappointed that there was not quite enough... More 

1 Thank Steve H
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Horrible attitude from management at this venue. Incredibly rude and aggressive behaviour from one particular member of the management team. Avoid!!

3 Thank rachealb69

Travellers who viewed The Chameleon also viewed

Birmingham, West Midlands
Birmingham, West Midlands
Birmingham, West Midlands
Birmingham, West Midlands

Been to The Chameleon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
British, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Victoria Square | Hill Street, Birmingham B1 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 643 2233
Our in-house chef has created a mouth-watering selection of seasonal dishes that can be enjoyed in our Bar, on the Balconies and in our Green Room Restaurant.

Phone or email us to make your reservation and don't forget to tell us if it's a special occasion, as we simply love to make a fuss!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Chameleon and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Chameleon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?