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“Food - don't bother!”
Review of The Chameleon

The Chameleon
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Ranked #1,332 of 2,217 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $20 - $39
Cuisines: Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our in-house chef has created a mouth-watering selection of seasonal dishes that can be enjoyed in our Bar, on the Balconies and in our Green Room Restaurant. Phone or email us to make your reservation and don't forget to tell us if it's a special occasion, as we simply love to make a fuss!
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
391 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
“Food - don't bother!”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Very disappointed - shoddy service (had to wait nearly an hour for food) poor service and food. Friend's lobster was tough, my Eton Mess was all cream with 2 raspberries, tiny bit of meringue and an added bonus of some lemon pips! Cheese board - bit of a disaster - freezing cold cheese and the 3 cheeses were all very strong) - no idea! Manager listened to our comments though and kindly didn't let us pay for our desserts. On the plus side they did a good gluten free menu for one of the party. Shame wouldn't go back for the food.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Stone, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Average...”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Food quality is poor but the service was great. Private dining works well if you want a noisy atmosphere.

Visited December 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Bar in Birmingham by Far!!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Wow what a night!

Went out with a mix of friends for early Christmas drinks and food, even though I had heard mixed rumours about Chameleon we thought it was worth a look. I am pleased to say it was the best night out I have had in ages and this is by far the best bar in Birmingham. We were welcomed by extremely polite and professional door staff, and then on entering we realised what a classy looking place this was. Food was very good and there seemed to be a very good range of options and prices. There was a really nice atmosphere inside and I have heard it's quite hard to get in, but to be honest this shows as there were no people inside that looked out of place so I am guessing the door team do a their job in keeping the troubled people out! We stayed late into the night, a real mix of music! Even on the way out we were politely thanked and shown to the available taxi's.

I will going again soon and can't wait to get the Chameleon experience once more.

  • Visited December 2012
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Birmingham
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Excellent food and Cocktail choice on offer. The staff were very helpful and friendly atmosphere was relaxing just what we were after.

Visited December 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“ABSOLUTELY AWFUL!”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

The food was truly awful! Lukewarm turkey, potatoes and vegetables arrived after everyone finished the rest of course. Security staff rude and arrogant and to top it off my colleagues mobile phone was stolen from table.

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