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“Good for Lunch” 3 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 #406 of 1,592 Restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: English
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good for Lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Popped in for a spot of Lunch all it all ticked al the boxes. I had a burger which was nice, service is from the bar order food and they bring it over. Just seems one of those places that you find in every city.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Walsall, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Decent place, good food, abit expensive.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Went here for a group birthday meal, food was good, service ok, a little pricey but worth a visit. Staff were friendly.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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78 helpful votes 78 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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London
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“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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