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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Cafe

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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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west midlands
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very surprised about reviews saying this is 'quirky', 'a gem' etc. It doesn't really live up to the name. Could only see the 'Edwardian' bit being pictures on the wall. Maybe it's me but I imagined old fashioned furniture and table service by waiting staff dressed in Edwardian uniform. I had tea and cake and I must say that was... More 

Thank mrsjarvis28
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb afternoon tea for £13 ahead. Opt for tea (over coffee) as you get a pot. Also book for the better tables.

Thank Jason V
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Edwardian Tea rooms, a real gem in the heart of Birmingham. I love the way they serve the tea with little milk bottles , such detail. The Strawberry milkshake was lovely.

Thank jacky b
Telford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped to have a coffee whilst visiting the museum. Had mouth watering cakes on display plus the availability of hot food and savoury snacks. Located in the centre of the museum with a high ceiling that has an exhibition gallery in a balcony around the room. I thought that the prices were fair for a city centre establishment.

Thank Trufflesnuffler
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've visited the tea room before and knew that it was special. We managed to get a spot in the corner with three armchairs and enjoyed coffee and cake whilst chatting and watching the world come and go. The building and surroundings are wonderful and with the decorations, pictures, books etc. you really feel that you're in Edwardian times!

Thank Edmund F
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely Edwardian tea rooms, wrought iron balconies and a good choice of interesting food. You almost expect a string orchestra to be playing in the background. Most relaxing place to eat in the hubub of the city.

Thank Tergyficks
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Ok, so it's not a-la-carte, but it's tasty. Really airy room to sit in (albeit a bit busy), not horrifically pricey (£2.20 for a pot of tea, about £3.75 for soup) and something a bit different from the usual high street chains. Would we return? Yes, definitely and we already have!

Thank on_the_2nd_tee
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

On the basics (seating, environment, and connectivity), this place is a great coffee place. The coffee was adequate though not fantastic, but it is a very pleasant to while away a sunday afternoon. Plenty of seating, and mobile reception was strong. Eggs benedict is made with parma ham and is above average.

Thank W L
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick tea and coffee. It's a really great space, set in the heart of the museum, filled with chairs, sofas and seats of different sizes and shapes. Although I only stopped for a drink, the menu looked great so I'll definitely be back to check out the food next time i drop in.

Thank Birtweasle
Glendale, California
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202 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Downtown Birmingham, surrounded by construction sites when we visited, the museum occupies two buildings. What appears to be the original bidding is an interesting Victorian in its own right (iron works, skylights, gothic arches and brickwork) which alone makes visit to coffee shop/restaurant worthwhile. I was pleasantly surprised by the menu and service as well which I consider well above-average... More 

Thank Andy C

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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?