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Arden Oak Road | Sheldon, Birmingham, England
0121 743 3438
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Poor service and burnt food

Visited the Arden Oak for lunch and had a very disappointing meal.The drinks that arrived were not what we ordered and the service was poor.The vegetarian option my daughter wanted was not available and the food we did have was burnt and dried up. The waitress was brusque and brought us the bill... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sue R
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Arden Oak for lunch and had a very disappointing meal.The drinks that arrived were not what we ordered and the service was poor.The vegetarian option my daughter wanted was not available and the food we did have was burnt and dried up. The waitress was brusque and brought us the bill before we had finished.We have been there... More 

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Thank Sue R
Tywyn, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called here whilst we were staying in Birmingham and as we had enjoyed our previous visit we thought we would go again and we were not dissapointed the place was clean ,the staff very friendly .I ordered the southern fried chicken and my partner ordered the rack of ribs ,we both really enjoyed or meals both were perfectly cooked... More 

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Thank jane e
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived.... waited 10 minutes to be seated no staff around to greet us. This is mainly a chicken restaurant..... they waited for us to order and have drinks to be told they have no roast chicken!!!!... had to re order... food poor that arrived. Dustpan a brush kept at the side of dinners table. No chocolate sauce for deserts and... More 

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Thank maria l
Willenhall, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot understand the negative reviews about this place.Dined here Saturday as our usual one was full.Was taken to our table right away ordered our food nice food friendly staff really enjoyed it

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Thank Paul A
Harvester_Restaurant, Guest Relations Manager at The Arden Oak, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback on your visit. We’re really glad you enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my nan and my little girl for lunch, lovely clean salad bar, fresh food and quick service. My nan is a slow eater and hadn't finished her salad when her meal arrived. They kept her food warm while she finished her salad,the time come for her to have her main meal and the manager told the chef to... More 

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Thank Rachel S
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We paid £110 for one nights stay and got 2 free weeks of parking!! that still worked out cheaper than paying just for the parking at the airport! Breakfast was also included so in that respect it was good value for money. The bar food was so expensive i had an ultimate burger and chips which was £14, My partner... More 

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Thank hotdodge
Harvester_Restaurant, Guest Relations Manager at The Arden Oak, responded to this review

Your feedback is really important to us so thanks for leaving your comments. We make sure we read every one so we know where we can improve. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Took my husband to breakfast here yesterday. Had what should have been Eggs Benedict... was served hard boiled eggs on some fatty bacon on a muffin. The sauce come from a package was thick and grainy. My husband had a cooked breakfast served luke warm and was soon stone cold. He has been ill all night, after not feel great... More 

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Thank JiggyJ1961
Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We spotted this Harvester on route to our hotel and decided we wanted a substantial meal after a long car journey and that's exactly what we got. The service and the food were both excellent and the portions were very generous. Our serving staff was very attentive to our needs and made the meal very enjoyable. Will definitely eat here... More 

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Thank Naurarwen
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Well been here before but today was bad had to wait to go in as manager outside having a cigarette service very slow food not that good the place seems to be going down hill

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Thank leicjohn
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Have to say staff were great, we ate early (6pm) on a Saturday night, and it was quiet when we arrived. Our waiter was very friendly and efficient and food arrived quickly, however I felt we were eating 'production line' style, the food was OK, not great, just OK. We both had jacket potatoes, one was crispy skinned but burnt,... More 

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Thank dee c
Harvester_Restaurant, Guest Relations Manager at The Arden Oak, responded to this review

Your feedback is really important to us, so thanks for taking the time to leave a review. More 

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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 4 - 22
  • Cuisine: British

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?