We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lunchtime treat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nathaniels

Nathaniels
13 St Mary's Row, Mosely, Birmingham B13 8HW, England (Moseley and Kings Heath)
0121 449 9618
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #380 of 1,593 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Moseley and Kings Heath
Description: Nathaniel���s restaurant in Moseley, Birmingham���s renowned bohemian quarter, is the eponymous restaurant of chef/owner Nathaniel Robinson who takes enormous care with everything he does. The modern European menu is faultlessly prepared with an a carte menu that changes seasonally. The popular lunch menu features both Light Bites and Table d���Hote offerings whilst the Sunday lunch cannot be bettered. The decor is elegant and modern from the smart frontage, to the intimate dining room kitted out with high-backed leather chairs, cool colours, chilled jazz, and subdued lighting that makes Nathaniel���s an ideal place for both business or romance.
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lunchtime treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Had a lovely lunch,good red by the glass friendly staff, will be going back , soon , a real lunch time treat

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

95 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    46
    25
    10
    9
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Birthday Disaster.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I dined in Nathaniels on 17th April 2013 and I will never be going again. As a vegeterian, unfortunately, I expect that in most restaurants the food i'm given won't be as good as the other dishes offering meat and fish. This, I've found, is becuae a lot of chefs don't really bother to try and create something gastronomic and just see a vegeterian dish as an inconvenience and only include it because they have to. This is certainly the case here.

The service was very slow and impersonal. As we were a large group of about 12 you would think the staff would try to make you feel welcome and be attentive as the restaurant will be taing a large bill at the end of the night. However, it took over half an hour of being there that we were all served drinks - despite asking several times. When the over-priced beer did arrive, it was warm. It was an hour until starters arrived and they were all laughingly small. Some people seemed OK with the taste though. The tomato and feta tart neither tasted of feta or tomatoes bizarrley and was over-powered by a sticky balsamic reduction and rocket garish. For the money, it was a joke. We ordered a bottle of Rose wine which did arrive after a short wait amd tasted nice (cheapest bottle about £16.00).

The main course was the real let down. A stuffed courgette woth risotto was actually a pile of tomatoey stodgy risotto rice with a few ribbons of courgette draped over the top. Rubbish. It was small, tasted of very little, was lukewarm and compared to the other dishes an absolute joke. I would go so far as to say in was insulting. The chef obviouly doesn't care at all about vegeterian dishes. Having said this, the meat eaters complained too. Someone's miniscule lamb was half gristle - someone else's was tough... I had finished my main course before someone at the other end of the table even got chips for their steak.

We were not offered dessert as the whole proceeding had taken so long as it was late by this point. Main arrived about 2 hours after we arrived. Felt unwelcome basically. I could go on but there wouldn't be any point. I am going to try and forget about Nathaniels. What a pretentious, over-priced joke of a 'fine-dining' restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Top class, food and service is good, bend over backwards to help.
A decent place to eat.
Well done to the owner.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Solihull
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent food but slow service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

After struggling to find a parking space and a long walk we arrived at a small cosy restaurant. A lovely atmosphere greeted with a smile but food very slow to arrive. We had 3 courses but didn't get our main til one half hours after our arrival!
The food was hot and delicious. Very nicely presented so no complaints there but waited far too long between courses.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Solihull, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A hidden (little) gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Popped in last week for a cheeky three course lunch following good tripadvisor reviews. Very professional front of house, unfussy and not pretentious but extremely experienced. Decent bottle of wine at non exorbitant rates, refreshing in more ways than one!Great atmosphere, fabulous food and excellent value for money. We will definitely be going back to try the evening menu, Sunday lunch and probably another cheeky lunch.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Nathaniels also viewed

Birmingham, West Midlands
Birmingham, West Midlands
 
Birmingham, West Midlands
Birmingham, West Midlands
 

Been to Nathaniels? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Nathaniels, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.