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“I can't believe it's not busier” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Drop Forge

The Drop Forge
6 - 10 Hockley Street, Birmingham B18 6BL, England
0121 448 4578
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Ranked #359 of 1,606 Restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: English
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: See info on website. Let me know when it's listed as would love to be the first to write a review. Very impressed lovely converted industrial builidng in Birminghams jewellery quarter.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“I can't believe it's not busier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Having recently moved in to the area we have used and enjoyed this bar several times in the last few weeks. Every time it's been quite quiet. Perhaps, as an earlier reviewer says it doesn't have much passing trade and relies on the daytime business market.
Anyway, the bar is a really nice conversion from an old industrial building, high ceilings, exposed girders etc. Service is good, generally quick and always very friendly.
The food is very good. The sharing boards, sort of a tapas style selection are a good choice for casual dining if you don't fancy a big meal. As was pointed out to me yesterday though, Monday night is steak night. Two steaks and a bottle of wine for £30.
So we had steak. There is a surcharge for fillet steak but not for ribeye or 'hanger' steaks, so we had hanger steak, described as a 'rich gamey cut'. It was served quickly and was nicely presented with lovely big chunky chips and a bit of salad. On top of that it was beautifully cooked and tasted great.
With a bottle of very acceptable wine - fantastic value for a really nice meal.
Looks like Monday night could be steak night for us every week from now on.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We had lunch here today, very friendly staff, nice food, and good service. Prices are reasonable, overall, well worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Tasty if a tad Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I popped in with a group of friends during the last Saturday in January. Service was great, and the beer, Malvern Hills Black Pear, was one of my favourites served in good condition. Two of us had some tapas to share. These included: calamari (the batter was too thick); a chicken and chorizo skewer (excellent and tasty); pitta and hummus (not enough pitta) and crispy pork (excellent). We also had a few chips. These were a decent set of snacks, but they weren't perfect, and the portions were a bit small for the price. One of my friends had a beef sandwich, which he enjoyed, but the bread was very thin and disintegrated. He thought that his sandwich cost easily £1 more than it should have done. If the food was cheaper, it would merit four stars. I would also have awarded 4 stars had the calamari been in tempura batter, and had I not run out of pitta, which is too cheap to scrimp on.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Not sure what the last guy is on about!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Website actually says open from 11am everyday. The Drop is my local and I eat and drink there all the time with friends. The staff are always friendly and well informed and the food is superb!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Unwelcoming”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Went last Sunday just before 7, greeted (if that's the right word) with 'We close at 7 pm'. Website says open every day till 11 (and still says that). Completely unapologetic about this and even though there were still several people there, no offer to at least let me wait inside for my companion to join me, on a chilly winter's night. Obviously no comment on the food but zero for communication, customer care, service ethos or welcome. One given for the interior which looks good.

Visited October 2012
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