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The Drop Forge

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6 - 10 Hockley Street, Birmingham B18 6BL, England
+44 121 448 4578
11:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For one of the busiest days in Jewelry Quarter, the Christmas light switch on this place was pretty empty. Service was pretty slow considering our table of about 20 were just ordering food. When the food did eventually arrive, it was very good.

Thank Rob A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Drop Forge before and had a decent experience, but my most recent trip was incredibly disappointing. The service was probably the worst service I have ever experience - staff was inept, rude and our food took so long to come. When our sharing board arrived we only had one plate and had to ask several times... More 

Thank AMoran1992
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here we go again you don't have to charge crazy prices & make and serve good food lunch & 2 coffees for £24 and faultless all tasty & full up Nice place 2nd time I've had lunch here in 18 months Puts so many places to shame

Thank mikeyintheuk
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used the Drop Forge for our company strategy day on a Tuesday afternoon in September. There was about 12 people in our party. The room we used for our meetings had a unusually sticky floor. It seems like it may have been melted by the sun! The staff were also a tad unprepared for us, which resulted in a... More 

Thank iTomCash
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Firstly I have to start off by saying that this is a nice venue, which is why it is such a shame that this is where the positives end. The service is shocking. Me and a friend arrived and there were no staff behind the bar at all. We waited and then looked into the office to find both of... More 

1 Thank ley123
Penzance, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Ideal place to stop off for a business lunch or a break from shopping being right in the heart of the jewellery quarter, an old building with contemporary furnishings food is very good, and staff are always friendly, it is also a good place to pop into for a coffee. Last time I had the haddock which was lovely.

Thank JulesJewellers
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128 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Have been here with mates, as a couple and for a work meal and was great for all three. Nice steaks and (if they still do it) had a great weekday offer on steak and wine. Was easily able to accommodate a large group.

Thank Paul L
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

My first experience of the drop forge whereas my husband had been before and had a positive experience! We had the Christmas menu which did not include a turkey option! The tapas was tasty but we did not know what was what as no menu in sight! The main was a very small dish and had I been a well... More 

Thank paulene78
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I have visited a couple of times before (although a couple of years ago) and always liked the Drop Forge, so I suggested it for my department Christmas meal. We had a booking for 7 but arrived really early after work on a Tuesday, and the place was basically empty - not a great sign! We were given a table... More 

Thank Daniel M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We have been there on previous years and hence thought we'd go back this year. Took forever to get hold of the manager for the booking... he is rarely about and the staff never know his whereabouts, never got email confirmation which we were promised several times... Starters and main were great... took forever for the dessert to arrive and... More 

Thank palminder k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 - 10 Hockley Street, Birmingham B18 6BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 448 4578
See info on website. Let me know when it's listed as would love to be the first to write a review. Very impressed lovely converted industrial builidng in Birminghams jewellery quarter.

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