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Head chef Matt Cheal left Simpsons July 2015 to open his own restaurant Cheal's of Henley, in Henley-in-Arden.

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Summary

It’s a new era at this Edwardian villa in Edgbaston, which has long offered “the most reliable posh night out in Brum”. It reopened in September 2015 after a hefty makeover and a change-up in the kitchen (Nathan Eades replaces longtime head chef Matt Cheal) – the aim is a switch up in gear, but we’ve left it un-rated till next year’s results are in.

£82
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Birmingham’s classiest night out” is to be found at this gracious Edwardian villa in Edgbaston, still acclaimed for its “impeccable” service and “beautifully presented” food; concerns over “exorbitant” bills sapped ratings this year though – “good, but not as exceptional as I would expect at this price”.

£81
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The best restaurant in Birmingham” occupies a fine Georgian villa in leafy Edgbaston; its “brilliant but unostentatious” cuisine and “attentive” and “efficient” service combine to deliver an experience that’s “unstuffy but luxurious”.

£81
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Mon- Thur 9 pm, Fri & Sat 9.30 pm, Sun 4.30 pm

Simpsons Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Simpsons Restaurant in B15, Birmingham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Simpsons restaurant.
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Lost it and I would guess in danger of losi...
Reviewed 4 months, 21 days ago

"Lost it and I would guess in danger of losing its star too. The food is not what it used to be. The ever changing staff are not interested either. Can forgive the soulless and incongruous decor if the food and service was up to it. What a shame to wipe out 20 years of excellence. We resented paying the bill absolutely no point in returning."

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20 Highfield Road, Birmingham, B15 3DU
Opening hours

lunch 12.30 pm - 2 pm, dinner 7 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: Mon- Thur 9 pm, Fri & Sat 9.30 pm, Sun 4.30 pm

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