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

City Cafe

€€ - €€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 Brunswick Square | Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HW, England
+44 121 643 1003
Today
19:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon 13:00 - 15:00
Tue 19:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Mon 18:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 47: English reviews
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over a stay at the hotel, good services received, nice personnel. Clean space, nice view of the square, good location, more than average variety of choices.

Helpful?
Thank stefmet
Halesowen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a lovely meal here last Friday evening. The meal was well cooked and presented. The portions were generous. The service was excellent. My only criticism is that the restaurant was empty. Such a shame as the food is very good and although more expensive than some places is not unreasonably priced for a hotel. The interior is very... More 

Helpful?
Thank Yvonne W
Newport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Had work I needed to complete in the evening so opted to use the Hotel restaurant as opposed to going out in an effort to save time. For some reason, I suppose a stylist choice, they have huge cushions against the booth seats. Problem is that you are either sat ram-rod straight if you try to use the cushion or... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Saarek
world traveller in Netherlands
Level Contributor
208 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

The menu consists of the usual uninspirational hotel food: steaks, burgers and ceasar salad. You probably only eat here if you are starving and really do not want to venture outside.

Helpful?
Thank worldtravellerTom
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I have dined at City Café several times and always been impressed with the food, but had not been for a few years so when I spotted an Amazon Local voucher for a two course meal and a drink for two people I thought I'd go back and see what it was like now. We were not disappointed and had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Milliways42
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We had a really pleasant afternoon tea here on Saturday. We were served lovely sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and jam plus a selection of other cakes and macaroons. There was a selection of teas available, I had Darjeeling and my husband had lemon and ginger tea. The staff were first class, very friendly and attentive. If your in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carole L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

We were treated to lunch at the Hilton Garden Inn, City Café for our anniversary, and we were very pleasantly surprised, not having heard of it before. On arrival we were greeted by very friendly, attentive staff who made us feel very welcome. The menu had a good selection of dishes and was very reasonably priced. The service was prompt... More 

Helpful?
Thank Trevor F
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Was going to a concert at the Barclaycard arena & a email popped into my inbox from Amazon offering a deal at the City Café so I thought ''oh go on then give it a go'' not expecting too much, boy was I wrong! The service was excellent from a very nice friendly girl (Vanessa) & the food was top... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank John S
Blyth, Northumberland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Everything about my visit here was great - service was fantastic, staff were friendly and efficient and the food was great. Would definitely recommend this as a place to eat.

Helpful?
Thank jrhurley
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

Having eaten here in the past we booked a table and were looking forward to our return visit. On arrival it was clear that the restaurant was set out for a private party, and we were told to wait a moment. A member of staff came to speak to us to explain that there was a private event being held... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank J0hn23

Travellers who viewed City Cafe also viewed

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

Been to City Cafe? 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$65
Cuisine
British, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
13:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Brunswick Square | Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 643 1003
Description
When the smart, sleek City Cafe went up in Birmingham a while back, hopes were high for a new destination to meet, dine, and hang out, City Cafe has surpassed them all. The very smart and light dining room, with its sleek lines and modern decor, is a terrific spot, as is the terrace outside on the piazza. The cuisine could be termed modern international. Try starter of seared Jamaican jerk hake with fried plantain and coconut sauce, main course of confit of rare breed Duroc pork with Cox's apple and thyme crust, grain mustard and mash, and pudding of Irish coffee mousse with mini doughnuts. See what we mean? The staff and wines are top-notch also.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from City Cafe 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?