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“Good night out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Jam House

The Jam House
3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham B3 1QU, England
+44 121 200 3030
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Ranked #250 of 1,599 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $44 - $63
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: The acclaimed musician Jools Holland opened The Jam House in 1999 in an historic building in Birmingham's St. Paul's Square. The Georgian venue has seating for 600 people, spread across different floors. Being a musician's concept, live music is obviously an integral part of The Jam House. However, the food doesn't play second fiddle as the menu proves; international dishes such as squid with parsley and horseradish foam, chorizo with Puy lentils and red onion and turbot with a lobster ravioli. With an extensive selection of drinks, great music and three courses costing an average of £35 per person, The Jam House offers all the ingredients for a great night out.
west midlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Been here 4 times seen Ben E King Jimmy James Jacki Graham the Stylists and the Real Thing. Well priced entrance book on line.nice clean venue.Polite staff drinks a little pricey.easy on Street free parking after 6pm.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Seriously underwhelmed........”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Had been very excited about going here for the first time. Website makes it all look fab. In hindsight that's all just photography. The food was lukewarm and the portions tiny, and I mean tiny. Thank God my friend did not want her big lump of halumi cheese deep fried in batter - yes you heard right! I was so hungry after my 3 inch long piece of fish, tablespoon of rice, tablespoon of spinach (actually it may have been cabbage, not sure, just green and squelchy), that I actually ate her leftovers!!! 20 quid for a mediocre bottle of Chenin blanc, again lukewarm. The band after were pretty good but the drinks are so expensive and the place is so crowded, it really wasn't worth the effort, so we sat for an hour without a drink and went home. Soooooo disappointed. Next time we are in Birmingham we will just go for a decent curry x

Visited August 2013
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food and live music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We went to have a meal here and listen to a jazz group. The set meal was very good value for money and the jazz group were superb. It was so good, we returned the next evening for another excellent meal and listened to Dr. Feelgood! The ambience of the restaurant was great, the staff were very friendly and helpful which made for a wonderful experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shropshire UK
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Food, staff ,music (that night Kenny Thomas) and venue were excellent,only wish that it was nearer to home and I would be there all the time.

Visited July 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Quality Food and Entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Went here initially on the proviso of seeing 80's/90's band the Christians. Restaurant is elevated and if you dine from 9.00pm on onwards you get your table for the night. Four course meal and entertainment for £35.00 per head was amazing.
View of band stage was amazing. Atmosphere was also superb.
All four of us agereed the food here is amazing and puts most reestaurants to shame. My only criticism was the lamb mixed grill. One sausage, one tiny cutlet and a sweetbread was just way too small. That said the fish dishes and the other dishes were amazing.
Also, must say the staff from the door/security people to the waiting staff are incredibly friendly. We shall definitely be returning.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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