The Rectory Bar & Restaurant
59 High Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B14 7BH
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10 reviews of The Rectory Bar & Restaurant in English
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A nice placed tucked away in the beautiful St Pauls Square overlooking the fabulous church. I’ve eaten here at both lunchtime with business clients and on an evening with friends and both experiences were equally enjoyable.
The snacks at lunchtime are as filling as anything you’ll get elsewhere (gorgeous chips guys!) although the full menu is also served.
In the evening you can indulge with a set price menu too which works out remarkable value. The food is well presented and well balanced. Good things are said about the steaks here but equally I think their fish dishes are perfect.
Overall this is a good quality place that can be relied on time and again to deliver good quality food at sensible prices.
One of my regular haunts in Birmingham - excellent service with polite and well dressed staff, well appointed and tastefully furnished. If not intending to visit in the evening, I can also highly recommend it as an excellent place to sit outside and enjoy a coffee and sandwich, overlooking St Paul's Square.
Great food, great service, and a great location. We turned up on a busy Friday night without a reservation but managed (luckily) to get a table. Food was excellent and not at all bad for the price. The cheesecake I had for dessert was the best I've ever had!
The bar gets quite lively so its probably best to go early, but it does create a fantastic atmosphere.
The Rectory is one of the handful of bars located around the periphery of St. Paul's Square, catering to the suited and booted work-types. The interior is quite swanky and offers plenty of comfortable seating. The food on offer changes throughout the day, with a lunchtime menu giving way to a considerably more expensive evening one after work hours.
The bar staff are well trained in preparing a wide selection of drinks, although with the large crowds the place gets in there's often little time for pleasantries as they prepare your order and move swiftly onto the next punter. There are drinks offers such as 2-for-1 cocktails on certain nights, and the drinks selection is enough to cater for most tastes.
The choice of food is considerable no matter what menu they happen to be cooking off at the time, although I feel that limiting the customer's choice depending on the hour of the day to be a mistake. I've been there on a couple of occasions and more than once ended up leaving after one or two drinks to go in search of food elsewhere.
Although the sit-down dining experience is nice, I still think the prices are a little steep for somewhere that is essentially just an upmarket bar. You can't really fault them for milking the lucrative after work business crowd, but that strategy will cost them customers such as myself in the long run.
In a quiet spot near the church, the bar is warm and welcoming with a range of beers including Leffe on tap.
The food is good too with a nice range of pub grub and less traditional dishes that includes a small Tapas range, burgers, chicken en croute, steaks and liver & bacon: mains generally cost £10-15.
A few special offers through the week and a reasonable selection of wines make it well worth a visit: recommended.
Friendly staff, but only on-street parking.
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Great place for a drink. Very popular with the suoited after-work crowd, and an ideal pre-Jam House drink venue.
The food is superb, and there’s a nice outside area around the side. Only a small bar, so it can get busy; but it’s worth it.
Great bar,great selection of beers, friendly staff and great atmosphere,become a regular watering whole for me.The food either eaten in the bar or the restaurant is delicious and well priced. Also really fun in summer ,seating outside and a small beer garden ,where they have regular barbeques.Highly recommended, a place you can kick back ,relax and have some fun
Situated at the heart of St Paul's Square, this modest pub is a great find. It is cosy and lively, with a very friendly feel. The staff are pleasant and happy, the seating comfortable and informal. If you decide to grab a bite to eat, the food is of a very high standard and takes only a few minutes to arrive once ordered. Situated by an open green, in a nestled area, this pub is a great change from the usual hustle and bustle of central Birmingham. What is more, the food is extremely good value. For around £5 you can get a great lunch; all in all a thoroughly worthwhile visit. For those who study at the nearby College of Law it is a fantastic place to have some lunch or a quick drink with it being just a couple of minutes walk away. Students will love the informal atmosphere and great prices!
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