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The Water's Edge | Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2JB, England
+44 121 647 7151
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 80
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A relaxing experienc

I mistakenly marked as helpful a poor review when seeking an 'unhelpful' button. To complain about scenery that is neglected, buildings covered in graffiti, and floating rubbish reminds me of the woman in Fawlty Towers who complained that the view was not adequate. "What we're you expecting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Keith M
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I mistakenly marked as helpful a poor review when seeking an 'unhelpful' button. To complain about scenery that is neglected, buildings covered in graffiti, and floating rubbish reminds me of the woman in Fawlty Towers who complained that the view was not adequate. "What we're you expecting? Wildebeest sweeping across the plain?" The canal tour is through a faded industrial... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Booked the boat trip Sunday Lunch for the two of us as a surprise for my wife who is not normally keen on this type of meal. Bright sunny day, narrow boat clean and tidy, tables laid out well with an inviting view.inside and out. Orders taken as we started, and food arrived to suit our slow journey round Birmingham... More 

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Somerset
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We thought we'd give this a go !! Pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. The food was good the criuse was fun seeing Birmingham from a different aspect .. A very good way spend time together....

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Oldbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We booked for our wedding anniversary all I can say is amazing my wife can be a fussy eater we both cleared every plate the food was fantastic we were well looked after and felt special it was a lovely experience touring the city waterways while enjoying a superb dining event the staff were very attentive and made you feel... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The canal cruise of murky water, local pollution of rubbish of various types & debris, excessive graffiti, derelict & semi-demolished remains of buildings, homeless people, uninhabitable areas did not excite, simulate or entertain us.The advertised guided tour was not an knowledgable "guide" providing historical data as we cruised along the water but written information attatched within the menu folder.The owner... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were given this cruise as a present by my Wife's Nieces on our 50th anniversary last year and we went on it last Saturday evening. The staff were very attentive & efficient, as was the skipper. The food was first rate though all five courses. We experienced everything between herons and hen parties. Heaving city center canal side bars... More 

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Staffs
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Made this booking through the Activity Superstore (xmas gift). What a wonderful experience. The barge was lovely, clean and spacious. The Skipper and staff were friendly and efficient. The 5 course meal was well cooked and presented and we left feeling full. If you wish to do something a bit different, definitely do this. The other diners were happy and... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We booked this as a Father's Day treat and were really looking forward to it. The barge itself was impressive. However, the food really was disappointing and really let it down. There were no salt and pepper pots on the tables, guests had to ask for it and when it came they were pretty much empty. The starter of melon... More 

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midlander
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and myself took my father on this trip for his 80th, How perfect this was he had lived as a child in Birmingham but had never been to the gas basin, The evening meal was just perfect and the ambiance with the old type music that was playing in the background was very fitting for the nostalgic 3hr... More 

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shropshire
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Big thanks to Gill and the rest of the crew for making my friends 70th birthday treat go so smoothly. The three hour cruise was very enjoyable. The home cooked food was excellent, hot and nicely presented.Service was good from start to finish.Drinks are reasonably priced with a good selection.My friend has walking difficulties but was given help getting on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Water's Edge | Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 647 7151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 57 - 77
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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