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“Bit draughty!”

Nuvo Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #830 of 2,195 Restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nuvo is Birmingham's most elegant and exclusive cocktail bar & late lounge. With its chic decor, delicious cocktails and mouth-watering tapas, Nuvo appeals to the most discerning of patrons. Tapas Nuvo's new tapas menu brings a real flavour of the Mediterranean and is perfect for one, sharing as a couple or with friends. Traditional Spanish favourites such as chorizo and manchengo cheese are available as well as squid and oysters for the more adventurous. Dishes are available individually or as a sharing platter and we cater for meat and fish lovers as well as vegetarians. Cocktail Bar & Lounge In the short time that Nuvo has been open it has gained a reputation for producing quality cocktails and creating a relaxed atmosphere in which to imbibe them. The Lounge and Cocktail Bar is on the ground floor and offers exquisite surroundings where Nuvo's waiters and hosts provide the finest service. For small more informal groups we can reserve a plush seating area in the downstairs lounge. Nuvo have 5 sections that offer waitress service from 6 -8 guests, or our larger booths which accommodate 10 - 15 guests. This option offers the perfect opportunity to be able to relax and enjoy your evening as well as having the benefit of reserved seating for those evenings when you just can't dance any longer. The Late Lounge & VIP Booths The Late Lounge is on the first floor of Nuvo, which opens on selected Fridays and weekly Saturday's from 11.30Pm. Nuvo's VIP Area boasts 8 stunning champagne booths, which come in various sizes, and can accommodate for groups of 6, 8 & 12. All booths are available on a Saturday evening from 11pm, subject to availability. Booths are all on a minimum spend basis, and need to be booked with a deposit
shrewsbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Bit draughty!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

After a couple of failed attempts to book via e-mail I gave up and phoned to book our LivingSocial deal. It was a Saturday evening 7.30pm, unfortunately we were seated at a table very close to the door which meant every time the door opened or closed we were subjected to a great draught blowing straight at us - there were no other tables free to change to. The tables and chairs are almost as if made for "diddy men" as small and with a very low back which proved uncomfortable to be sat at. We both had scallops for starters which were really lovely. For main I had Sea Bass with Hollandaise sauce which was very tasty but unusual I thought to be served with either vegetables or boiled potatoes, not both - he had the Steak which was a little over done for the medium request. All in all a good value voucher but not convinced we would go again if paying full price. The food could have done with being served hotter as only warm. Not sure I would want to be eating there on a Friday or Saturday evening when busy with people - more of a midweek venue I feel - lucky for us it was the 1st Saturday after Christmas and so relatively quiet and once our meal was finished we moved to more comfortable seats.

  • Visited January 2013
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great food and good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Came here on a Saturday eve over Christmas for a meal; really lovely food and good service, would recommend.

Visited December 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Confused”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

This place has had more manager changes and menu changes in the past year than anywhere else I can think of. Its gone from bistro frozen to tapas, Greek mezze, and now is some wierd mesh of everything. It's primarily and cocktail bar, but has a broad food menu with a few tables only, which makes you question how fresh the stock must be as surely it would have to be frozen to ensure it to be not wasted. Ive eaten here, and the food is ok, and the cocktails very cheap during happy hour, but I doubt how value for money is it food wise. I think you're probably best off at wetherspoons. And it's less stuck up.

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“Too strong drinks and got food poisoning”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

First time we have been to this place we thought it looked lovely and they had good tasting champagne cocktails.
Second time we tried some chicken and got both food poisoning.
We still though, all right, maybe people are not buying food here so it's just place for drinks.
So we wanted to give a one last try. We had tried different cocktails and all we could taste was the strong alcohol. They put vodka and gin into everything; didn't even finish some drinks and left very disappointed...

Visited April 2012
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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“Excellent new place to eat in Birmingham”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

I dined at Nuvo recently, didnt make a booking, just felt the need to eat after a long day shopping. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised that a venue known best for its cocktails and being a club, could provide such first class food and service.

The staff were friendly and keen to serve, the food was outstanding, I gather after asking that the chefs in the kitchen are associated with the head chef over at Edmunds. I highly recommend the pork belly and the cheesecake, not to mention several of the cocktails!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Danielle W
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