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“Top tapas!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Byzantium

Byzantium
11 York Road | Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7SA, England
+44 121 444 5444
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Ranked #113 of 1,608 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $16 - $78
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Moroccan, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Byzantium restaurant is nestled in the bohemian side streets of Kings Heath. We specialise in tapas and mezze from across the Mediterranean. Not just Spanish, our chefs’ take inspiration from Spain, Italy, Morroco, Greece and more. All of the food at Byzantium is made fresh on the day and we are proud to source our ingredients from local suppliers across the Midlands.Byzantium’s food is popular across south Birmingham and our relaxed atmosphere is set off by our simple deocr of wooden tables and church pews.Byzantium tries to reflect the food we serve, creating a convivial atmosphere of sharing and conversation – we aspire to create food that gets people talking.We recommend starting your dinner with us, with some of our homemade Mediterranean flatbread and a selection of dips. After that it’s about picking a choice of tapas that suits you – from our Moroccan Chicken Tagine to our Gambas Al Pernod and classic Patatas Bravas there’s something for everyone to enjoy.Building on the wonderful reputation we have, we’ll be adding regular specials to our menu based on the best seasonal produce available.Byzantium’s wine list covers all tastes and budgets and is designed to complement the wide range of food you’ll be experiencing when you visit us. We also have a wide selection of Spumante cocktails – perfect for adding a bit of fizz to your evening.In the future Byzantium will be serving and selling our own range of olives, olive oil, biscuits, tapenade and an amazing range of flavoured cocktails.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Top tapas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Visited Byzantium on a weekday night in January this year with my SO and two friends.

Atmosphere was great, our host was very attentive and helpful with suggestions, explanations and very understanding when we were trying to organise what we were going to order between the four of us, which was no easy task!
The food was all beautifully cooked, the pork belly, king prawns and potatoes aioli really shone for myself. Everything was also reasonably priced and for two starters, two tapas dishes each, breads and potatoes to share and wine and drinks on top it was little more than £20 per person.

Overall it was a great evening at Byzantium with delicious food and wine, the only downside was towards the end of our visit we felt the staff were kind of waiting for us to leave but we did arrive quite late and due to all the food and wine we did end up spending a lot of time in the restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Not authentic Mediterranean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I was disappointed by this visit this restaurants idea of the med is balsamic, chorizo, halloumi and aubergine. There was very little seafood an average balsamic pork belly I still don't get the balsamic or over saltiness. Ox tail was average and the tagine was also average. Nice restaurant let down by food get a proper Mediterranean menu and I'll be happier and so will many more as the service was good!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“One of my favorites! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I just love this place. Food has always been really good and the staff are really friendly.

It's a bit hit-and-miss with tapas restaurants, where you sometimes pay too much and go home feeling a bit peckish... Not here!

Great food, great atmosphere, great value!

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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My boyfriend took me here on valentines day. The food is amazing and the staff are lovely. I cannot think of a single fault with this restaurant.

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“Tasty Tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Great selection of tapas, well cooked, nicely presented and tasted delicious. Friendly atmosphere and staff were attentive but not intrusive. Venue is small and cosy. All at very reasonable price. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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