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“Something a bit different and top quality” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Away2dine

Away2dine
Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2JB, England
0121 647 7151
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Ranked #106 of 1,606 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $58 - $78
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Leicester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Something a bit different and top quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is a great experience. We took the trip on a Saturday evening. The restaurant leaves from the heart of the canal area so there is plenty of opportunity for drink before the boat leaves. As others have said you feel quite special as you cruise along the canal. The food is great quality and the service is excellent. All very impressive when you think this is all taking place on a narrow boat. The atmosphere is really good as darkness descends and you feel very relaxed as the boat travels at a very serene pace around the canals. The whole trip takes over three hours, the boat is warm and comfortable. A great experience.

  • Visited April 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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English first
Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very romantic great experience - well worth the money!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I took my boyfriend for his 30th birthday on April 13th and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The barge is lit very well which gives a romantic and classy feeling. The food is absolutely beautiful. There is real top class quality food here. Only slight annoyance is that you are only given ONE piece of sliced baguette at the start (about 2cm wide) and are not allowed any extra upon request even if you have the soup.
The whole evening was fab it is well worth the money you feel very 'upper-class' whilst on this trip.
The only fault i would give is the waitress. She was very nice but she didn't seem to have a clue about the menu despite stating she has worked there for years. We asked a few questions about the menu (for example what is 'raspberry parfait' ?) and she just looked at me blankly and when i asked her if she could find out she said yes but continued to stand there looking at me blankly so i just ordered something else instead.

Over all i would say 10/10 for the trip. Food was delicious, service over all was good, (the waitress served all 11 people alone) and the setting was stunning.
I will definitely come again and bring more people along with me.
Thank you for a great evening!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

A great way to experience the canals of Birmingham. Staff were friendly, atmosphere lovely and. most importantly for a restaurant, food was excellently cooked by onboat chef. Would highly recommend this experience.

  • Visited March 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Easter Sunday day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Had a great meal on a Sunday lunch visit. Great soup, Sunday roast and apple crumble. It was freezing outside but nice and cozy warm inside. Had a nice bottle of house White wine and very polite friendly staff. Great day out, highly recommend.

  • Visited March 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Different, memorable, great food in relaxed comfort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Looking for something different and memorable to entertain guests from Latvia and Lithuania we took a 3hr canal cruise around Birmingham, including a 3-course meal and coffee. It was excellent. There were 9 of us on-board, each having a choice of food from a great looking menu, that had been personalised with our company name. Good selection of wine. The food was delicious and very well presented. The boat was very clean. Very friendly and professional staff, making us all feel welcome right from the start, with the lovely warm greeting from our Skipper, who did a great job!

  • Visited March 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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