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Rainbow Chinese Restaurant

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59 High Street | Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7BH, England
+44 121 444 4195
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Today
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:45
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 10:45
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:45
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:45
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I took my mom out for Sunday lunch and had a very pleasant meal that for the most part was well cooked, decent food but not spectacular. We had steamed scallops with garlic and 1/4 duck for starters, the were a little disappointing and the 1/4 duck was what you would expect although the addition of a cabbage and carrot... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The menu may not be as extensive as some places but everything I, or my companions, have ordered has always been of excellent quality. The size of the portions is very generous and the price very reasonable. It is very advisable to book as it is very popular.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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397 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Went with a large group which normally makes the serving difficult but it was very good. Friendly helpful owners (?). All went really well and the food was good. Nice house wine.

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Thank LMK63
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Took our son's partner from Sunderland last Saturday to the Rainbow and she was overwhelmed, not being a stranger to Chinese restaurants she had never thought of using chopsticks until she used this restaurant. The reason for her amazement was that it was constantly full during our stay, the staff were very attentive and pleasant in spite of being busy,... More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for a while now and have enjoyed every visit! Special mention to the Jill Yuen ribs starter - they're fantastic!!!

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Thank Gareth R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have live locally for over 30 years and have used The Rainbow for just as long (in different locations). Food and service have been maintained at a high standard throughout. Be prepared for good quality food from a pretty standard Chinese menu with good service from experienced friendly staff

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Thank TallTedT
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I love visiting Rainbow because the food is really good and the portions are plentiful. It is a bit shabby inside but it means you can go really casual and not feel out of place. I recommend the sizzling sate.

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Thank Jaska L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Possibly the best Chinese restaurant in Birmingham. Pork Yuk Sung is an amazing starter. I almost always have the Crispy Shredded Beef and Jill Yuen Aubergine as part of the meal. Service is efficient and I eat there so often, the staff feel like old friends. Best seats in the house are downstairs (avoid being sent upstairs by booking, as... More 

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Thank Jane_and_Gary
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is one of the best places in Birmingham, the welcome is second to none, Sue always remembers you from the previous visits and asks if you would like to have the same drink this time whilst deciding on your meal. The Hot and Sour soup is spicy and delicious, Ribs and Yuk Sung are great starters and any of... More 

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Thank mal5094
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We often come here for a weekend meal. We love the starters, it is very inexpensive and service is fairly fast

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 10:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:45
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:45
Friday
12:00 - 22:45
Saturday
12:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 High Street | Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 444 4195

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