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US$2 - US$11
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Cafe, European, British, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 20-07-08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-07-08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found this little gem online and went by the TripAdvisor reviews, I have to say it really does live up to what it says, excellent food and service visit is a must.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The previous reviews said was the best breakfast in Birmingham and they were not wrong! Amazing food, great atmosphere! Definitely recommend

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In Birmingham for the first time. Grand Central was listed as the best breakfast in Birmingham, and it is. Food/service was wonderful. Thank you and we can't wait to come back.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Located just across the Grand Central Train Station of Birmingham, this restaurant provides good food; must try their Full English Breakfast meal. Service was efficient and friendly, and reasonable price as well.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Dave C, Other at Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting us and our Full English breakfast is one of our most popular items and is available with a cheesy omelette, paiched or scrambled eggs. We look forward to seeing you again and thanks for your review of your visit

Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely surprise independent restaurant. Very friendly staff from the moment we walked through the door. Couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful. Great choice of food. Excellent quality.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Dave C, Other at Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thabk you for visiting GCK for the first time and pleased you enjoyed your visit. We aim to give great customer service in a friendly environment together with quality food and drink at affordable prices. Clearly our aim has been fulfilled and we look forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The breakfast was outstanding, service was outstanding, the tea was outstanding. Outstanding………………..

Date of visit: September 2022
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Dave C, Other at Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your outstanding review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit to Grand Central kitchen and hope to see you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place, food was promptly served even though very busy. Tasted amazing, partner had breakfast baguette and said it was full of flavour. I also have to say i admire the patience the lady had when dealing with an awkward customer who was...quite frankly moaning about what looked like a perfectly good breakfast. We sat next to them and they did nothing but moan, got a discount, still moaned but then wanted to order again. I'm unsure I could of kept my cool like she did.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Dave C, Other at Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thabk you for your detailed comments and pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit in last few weeks and found this a great cafe for a breakfast/lunch giving good value and excellent quality food in the friendliest manner.All the staff make you welcome,particularly the lady owner who is very hands on but in a friendly and unobtrusive...way.Always busy but try to fit people in at all times.Breakfast is huge and well priced for the city centre.Give it a try.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Dave C, Other at Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to comment and for the compliments for our owners.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fresh food,tasty food,good pleasant fast service,decent value for money,but only complaint is hardly any filling inside wrap..! not at all genorous,but apart from that it was pleasant visit...thanks..jacket potato my other had was ample size filling on that.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Dave C, Other at Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and we would have rectified the situation if you had brought it to our attention about the wrap as this is highly usual

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a quick bite in this cafe. Wow, what a great surprise. Lovely helpful and quick staff, delicious cappucino, while we waited for our snack, my wife had a chicken wrap and I had a chicken panini. Absloutely wonderful and very filling, all for...a very reasonable price. Looking forward to visiting soon!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Dave C, Other at Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent visit and pleased you enjoyed what we have to offer

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have had lunch here on several occasions and the food is fresh, service excellent and the staff are very friendly and look after customers

Date of visit: September 2022
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Dave C, Other at Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb food, brilliant service and lovely staff. This was our second visit to Birmingham this year and after visiting for breakfast on our first visit, we had absolutely no hesitation in heading straight back there. In fact three days running and I wish it could...have been more, still, we will be back. There are sometimes queues, however they move fast as the staff are so organised and accommodating. We met the owner whilst queuing (smashing guy), by the time we sat down, our coffee was served and our breakfast followed, how's that for service. If your in Birmingham, looking for breakfast or lunch, look no furtherMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Dave C, Other at Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and we are pleased you liked us so much you came back many other times. We aim to keep any queues to a minimum as well as provide quality food and drink at affordable prices. Clearly we have succeeded at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 of us came here for food and all 3 of us left very full and very happy! Delicious food served up by a very friendly team!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Dave C, Other at Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and pleased you enjoyed what we had to offer and that you were very full and happy. We aim to provide quality food and drink in a friendly environment and continue to maintain value for money

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having dropped son at airport early my husband and I decided to have a mooch around Birmingham (which was lovely). Googled a good place for breakfast and this popped up. Really friendly staff, everyone welcoming to locals and tourists equally. Had a delicious vegetarian omelette...on toast and hot cappuccino. Well deserving of five stars.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Dave C, Other at Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and five star rating

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've often noticed large queues outside so I was eager to try it. I've been twice for breakfast now and have tried the full English breakfast and the avocado on toast with poached eggs. The food is beautifully cooked and promptly served. The atmosphere is...very friendly, warm and welcoming. It's a lovely treat to start the day with. I will be going back soon.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Dave C, Other at Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed review and happy you enjoyed the friendly welcome and what we have to offer

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Yes we have signed up with the government scheme for this.
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Yes food can be done for take away just say that’s why you want when you order at the counter.
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Sorry GCK doesn't but usually you don't have to wait to long for a table as you will see from many trip advisor reviews
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham

Yes, Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham offers takeaway services.

Yes, Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5