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“Nice lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crust

Crust
227 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3AH, England
+44 121 745 6357
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Ranked #7 of 17 Restaurants in Shirley
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Hamburgers
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Solihull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Visited early Sunday lunchtime, prompt friendly service with great food. Recommended and will now try one weekend evening. They have a pizza oven, salads good too. This is the old TOYK/Kane's place in Shirley fully revamped and under new ownership.

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Crust S, Owner at Crust, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Hi Skell110. Thanks for your kind words. Its always very encouraging to both myself and the staff when we get such great reviews. See you again at crust soon.
Thanks again. Andy
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English first
Solihull, United Kingdom
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“An excellent local restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

We have visited Crust twice before but our recent visit was definitely the best. The menu was innovative- not just the predictable pizza and pasta choices- and the quality of food was exceptional. We had side orders, drinks and desserts; all of which were well-priced, well-prepared and served in good time. We will definitely be recommending this restaurant to everyone we know as it is so important that excellent local businesses continue to thrive. At the moment, there is simply no competition in the Shirley/Solihull area, which is swamped by mediocre chains and sub-standard pub grub.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Crust S, Owner at Crust, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Hi gingertom5. Really is good to hear you appreciate and enjoy our concept here at crust. Being a local lad myself I totally agree that Shirley needed to step up in terms of eateries, we all hope we have helped to fill that gap. See you at crust again very soon. Many thanks Andy
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“Great addition to Shirley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Ate there last night for the first time, although quiet, we received a pleasent welcome. Menu features some classic pizza/burger dishes but that also have a twist to them, making the menu more interesting than other pizza places around. Waitress was attentive and friendly throughout. Would definitely recommend and will be back soon (especially in happy hour time!)

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Crust S, Owner at Crust, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Hi KKH0707, thanks for your kind words. A lot of work and research was done in making our offering slightly different from the local competition. It is important in these tough times to differentiate and I'm really glad you agree we have done this. See you at happy hour ! Andy
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“Best burgers in town, great value, good service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I'd not been in the building that houses Crust for a few years when a place called Toyk used to be there. Anybody who ate at Toyk during its last few months will know why I haven't been back since!

Crust, however, is excellent. A good and varied menu of predominantly pizzas (wood fired) and burgers is on offer, all of it priced very keenly - no more than £10 for a pizza or burger with sides.

I had a Blue burger, which came with stacks of well cooked bacon and oozed with loads of blue cheese - just the way it should be. But the best thing was the quality of the meat used in the burger, which was just fantastic - and expertly seasoned and cooked. I don't eat burgers every week, but can honestly say that it was the best I've had in my 40 years.

I ate with a friend and our bill for two burgers and four beers (on BOGOF when we visited) was £25.50. Great value.

Crust is just what Shirley needs, and may it go from strength to strength on this showing. Really good, polite waiting staff too. And it's always nice to support a local business, rather than line the pockets of some faceless corporation.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Crust S, Owner at Crust, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Hi Tagr30, Really is great to read your review. Obviously you know your burgers, both myself and the chefs worked extremely hard for weeks prior to launching them to ensure we got things right. We work closely with a local butcher to ensure the combination of different beef cuts work and cook right, the seasoning is so important! It was good fun during the taster sessions.!! Thanks again for your support and we look forward to seeing you at crust again soon. Andy
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant Service and Quality Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I am so glad to have such a brilliant restaurant in Shirley. The waiting staff are attentive and friendly, it has a great atmosphere, and the food is delicious. it is a great restaurant for all ages.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Crust S, Owner at Crust, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Many thanks Estate1966 for your great review. We have tried to appeal to all ages and glad that was seen when you came to see us. Will be sure to pass on your thoughts to the staff.
Thanks again. Andy
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