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“DIsappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Le Truc

Le Truc
21 Ladywell Way | The Arcadian, Birmingham B5 4ST, England
+44 121 622 7050
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Ranked #100 of 1,688 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $38
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Le Truc is Birmingham's newest bar and bistro, inspired by the crazier side of Les Francais. Serving great bistro style food, fantastic cocktails, wines and beers.Open for lunch, pre-theatre and a la carte dining and until the early hours. Also offering brunch from 10am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“DIsappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We had an excellent meal at Le Truc in 2012, but our return was somewhat different. My Wife's Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli was drenched in Lemon sauce and we had to send it back. Ny Buckwhat Galletes with Spinach were dry and unappealing.

To be fair, the staff refunded the Ravioli and offered us two free deserts. The occasion however was somewhat spoilt by the below par food and the fact that my wife left the restruatn hungry

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Spacious interior and stylish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Particularly enjoyed the layout of the place especially during the quiet times when I was able to enjoy a relaxing drink after work.

Visited October 2013
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“An individual gem in the centre of Birmingham”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

This excellent restaurant deserves to be better known. First impressions were good after passing through a rather unprepossessing entrance (the restaurant is part of the same building but has no connection with, the Ibis hotel next door) The ambiance is cool without being fussy and the welcome friendly and attentive. The menu is interesting and well balanced with some familiar offerings and some intriguing more unusual ones with carnivores, fish-eaters and vegetarians all being accommodated. The food itself does not disappoint: well cooked, well presented and delicious. Excellent service combined with prices that are very reasonable considering the quality of the food on offer complete the package. Do yourself a favour and walk past the bland and familiar chain restaurants close by and try out Le Truc. We were so impressed we went back for breakfast the next morning (it only opens Saturday and Sunday for breakfast) which was also a very pleasant and tasty experience.

Visited October 2013
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Top night out, delicious food and friendly service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Have eaten here before but went to a comedy night as part of the Birmingham comedy festival. The night was fully booked but the manager Danielle was ace and got us a table!
The food and service was brilliant, everything came out promptly and hot. I highly recommend the steak (and chips!) and the vanilla creme brûlée.
Friday nights have half price cocktails and the Death in the Afternoon is worth a taste if only for the name.

The comedy was excellent, the restaurant is big enough for a good crowd but intimate enough for the experience and service to be just right. I'd definitely come back if more events like this are held.
More please!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Went on a weekend afternoon, lovely sunny terrace, great value lunch menu (really generous portions for a lunch menu), lovely wine and cocktails and the service was fantastic (girl who looked after us was really attentive, great at recommending dishes). Would thoroughly recommend!

  • Visited August 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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