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Arden Oak Road | Sheldon, Birmingham, England
0121 743 3438
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At The Arden Oak Harvester in Sheldon food is fresh, full of flavour and...
At The Arden Oak Harvester in Sheldon food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Family treat

Not a very good experience. Salad bar extremely disappointing. Green salad was brown, other choices, didn't look very appetising. Staff very obliging and friendly. However, standard of food could be improved, together with a little more care to cleanliness of the Restaurant.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Ken N
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Camberley
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  • Families with children
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Wolverhampton
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Went to the Arden Oak on Wednesday 1st July, when we arrived there were only two people dining, this seemed strange so we asked if they were still open, the member of staff told us they were and therefore se sat down to peruse the menu. We ordered our meals and then waited a considerable time for the meals to... More 

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Camberley
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Not a very good experience. Salad bar extremely disappointing. Green salad was brown, other choices, didn't look very appetising. Staff very obliging and friendly. However, standard of food could be improved, together with a little more care to cleanliness of the Restaurant.

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Luton
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I work away and stop in restaurants 4 nights a week. I have particular requirements (low fat) and the staff here were very happy to accommodate.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visit was on the 28/05/2015. Having reviewed the Harvester website I noticed that they now offer a breakfast menu and that they opened at 9:00am for breakfast. We arrived (family of four) at 9:20am to find all of the A Boards outside of the restaurant, etc. (One of the posters advertising the breakfast menu). As I tried to open the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Food quality and range very good but the service needs to improve. We last visited in March and had walked out because as a table of 2 we were completely ignored before we were served. We did get a £5 discount to come back this time and our service was better. We did however notice that the couple sat at... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The last couple of times ive visited here the service has been shocking! Sit down and expected to get my own high chair. They never have the cod, and the salad bar is poor. Won't be wasting my money in here anymore!!

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The service here is terrible. after waiting 10 minutes to be seated and the queue forming behind us to the door a waitress eventually arrived to seat us. We were asked our party size and once we said 2 we were told there were no tables and it would be 30 minutes before we could be seated. That was despite... More 

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Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate all the feedback we receive from our guests. More 

Atherstone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Took the grand children.....didn't book a table Short staffed.....a big problem as it took forever to get a drink Eventually ordered the food.....best thing was the salad bar ! Ut I'm not a fan of salad. The mixed grill was terrible.....bet there wasn't 8oz of meat on the plate Mrs had a steak which she left because she was unable... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Firstly our waiter James, was about the only decent thing about the whole experience, and even he looked extremely embarassed an run down by the experience of working there!... cold food, hot coleslaw , wrong side option on mains, missing sides, 30 minute wait for a 1/4 chicken so swaped it to a 1/2 a breast which took 30ins yo... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It does what it says on the tin. Honest pub food, at pub prices. Great parking and nice beer garden. Beers and wine well priced. Restaurant looked busy, so we just had quite glass of wine.

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Additional Information about The Arden Oak

Address: Arden Oak Road | Sheldon, Birmingham, England
Phone Number: 0121 743 3438
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 23
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Arden Oak Road | Sheldon, Birmingham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 0121 743 3438

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 23
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

At The Arden Oak Harvester in Sheldon food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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