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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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Museum & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
+44 121 303 1966
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Vast room with recent quirky decoration and furnishing that is attractive and comfortable. Lots of different types of seating and plenty of space, with newspapers available. Great range of food and drink, including two different soups each day. Soup, cakes and full breakfast all tried and all were good. Tea is presented in suitably industrial revolution enamel tea pots in... More 

1 Thank Graeme B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the cafe a while, enjoying the Sunday crowd. The food was as expected, quality for money, reasonable. However service was disappointing, especially by the young waitress with long black hair. Very rude, lazy and unwelcoming. Other members of staff were ok, but seemed they didn't enjoy work. And why serve such big teapots if you're only going to... More 

Thank Mimi S
Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a Celebration Afternoon Tea here for my mum's birthday. We went on Saturday just gone. The good: - Lovely building. - Fresh food. - Nice Champagne. The not-so-good: - Not particulary friendly service. No one was rude but it was a bit impersonal. For instance, we weren't shown to our seats first - we had to stand at the... More 

Thank PerrieDanielle
Birmingham, UK
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62 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four family members enjoyed our afternoon tea with prosecco here last time and they seemed to make a special effort for the vegetarian in our group. However, this time the sandwiches for the meat eaters only consisted of salami (3 quarters) and tuna (3 quarters), all on white bread, not very imaginative to say the least. Our selection of cakes... More 

Thank pollyposhpup
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a vegetarian breakfast and the portion was tiny consisting of one fried egg, half a tomato, a small mushroom, tiny piece of halloumi and 1 piece of toast for £7.50! Also cups, saucers and teaspoons were all dirty. Nice venue and surroundings but overpriced and dirty crockery. Wont be coming back.

Thank Nicola C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I love this place, beautiful architecture and lovely menu. Yes perhaps a little bit more expensive then in different coffee shops but you pay for the individuality of the place, great staff and quality food. Perfect for doing work as it has power sockets by most of the booths. Busy during lunch time :)

Thank spachtoska
Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I have to say firstly everyone I had dealings with here have been brilliant - great service and very helpful from booking to the visit. I booked this for a family occasion and was very disappointed with the Champagne afternoon tea. The sandwich combinations were strange with one tasting like sweet jam and cheese the meat eaters left the sliced... More 

Thank Andrew B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

all far too expensive. would boost sales and attendance if prices more affordable . Pensioners usually bring grand children and cannot afford these prices

Thank 864Maura
Freckleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The ultimate tea room with a variety of styles of seating and ideal for anything from a quick coffee to a leisurely lunch. Good variety of choice which includes gluten free, and really tempting cakes. Difficult to fathom how such a large room can feel so cozy and a visit to the museum without a visit to the Tea Room... More 

1 Thank Derek H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Edwardian tea rooms are everything one can wish for on a cold rainy afternoon. Get yourself a steaming pot of tea and curl up with a good book for some quality time spend in reading surrounded by the beautiful atmosphere of the Edwardian style tea room. Splendid!

Thank MsWorldTravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Healthy
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Museum & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 303 1966

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