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The Vaults

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Newhall Place | Newhall Hill, Birmingham B1 3JH, England
+44 121 212 9837
Wed 17:00 - 23:00
Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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England, UK
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the restaurant a couple of years ago and I really enjoyed it. Sadly, things have changed for the worst! First of all they did not have our booking, which isn’t too much of a problem as they could accommodate us anyway. Be prepared the place is FREEZING, not sure if they are trying to cut down on energy... More 

Thank Samantha M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the 3 coarse meal and a glass of wine and was lovely. No dissapointment at all! The goats cheese stuffed chicken was very tasty and amazing penut butter ice cream!! Very friendly staff too.

Thank Jade N
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a three course evening meal here last Thursday which we bought on Groupon It was very well presented by Tia a lovely polite bubbly young waitress. The sea bass was cooked perfectly served with Thia cous cous, my better half had chicken stuffed with goats cheese, we were impressed.

Thank Lolly1952
Solihull, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For £29 for two 2 course meals and a glass of wine (or Pint of Lager) each it was a good value deal. The restaurant is a bit strange but the food was pretty good. The men in our party ordered soup to start and I can't recall what the ladies ordered. For mains 2 of us had chicken stuffed... More 

Thank andyccpc
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124 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was decent but I wasn't blown away by it and am not a fan of how it is laid out. I know someone that went here recently though and was much more impressed.

Thank Paul L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I attended the Vaults restaurant on a groupon deal last night. The venue was lovely and cosy, the staff were really attentive and friendly. I had the caramelised onion and 3 cheese tart for starter which was delicious and for my main I had the sea bass fillets with Thai Risotto, it was absolutely delicious, so many... More 

Thank Sally B
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was tasty though my boyfriend would have preferred a bigger portion size. Restaurant area I felt was a little small and somehow not as grand as i thought it would be ( but that was down to my expectations ). Overall a nice evening out.

Thank Joanna T
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impressions outside the building were good, building has a lot to offer and could make for a fabulous venue. Sadly it went downhill from there. We had to wait 40 minutes in the bar for our table as there were none available, so we had a drink. Beer range is weak, one draught and a couple of bottled varieties.... More 

Thank lee_marshuk
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at The Vaults on a Saturday evening. We both had cream of celeriac soup to start, venison with dauphinois potatoes as a main, vanilla custard tart and then cheese. And it was superb. The soup was creamy without over powering the celeriac. The dauphinois potatoes were lovely, the venison was just very slightly over cooked... More 

Thank jan b
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Three of us went to have a lovely meal, so we thought. The food was cold and tasteless the service was so poor. Why we wasted not only our money but time. Really upset the whole evening.

Thank 19liz1975

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 80
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newhall Place | Newhall Hill, Birmingham B1 3JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Ladywood
  • Neighbourhood: Ladywood
  • Phone Number: +44 121 212 9837
With the rich surroundings of Birmingham���s Jewellery Quarter as its backdrop, The Vaults is among the city���s most celebrated restaurants. Set below a Victorian building one might expect gloom, but this restaurant is utterly contemporary, comfortable and light. Panton S chairs and seriously arty photography show an eye for design and style while brick arches furnished with sofas provide cosy spaces for romantic cocktails or swapping gossip. Headed up by Keith Brown, who comes via Bank and The Jam House, the kitchen provides a stunning British and European menu reliant on local, fresh and quality produce and simple, sympathetic and unfussy techniques. An impressive selection of wines and champagnes are the icing on The Vaults��� extremely tempting cake.

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