survey result

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Sicilian-born Carlo Distefano founded his now international chain thirty years ago with this Brum institution, creating a template of classic upscale Italian food served with immaculate professionalism in a smart and “romantic atmosphere”. He now has 22 restaurants in England and branches in the Middle East and Bangkok.

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The very first outpost of the glam Italian chain (est 1992), with “super stylish décor (albeit quite retro), slick service, an extensive menu and a relaxed atmosphere. The food doesn’t always live up to expectations”, but it can, at times, be “excellent”.

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The very first outpost of the glam Italian chain (est 1992), with “super stylish décor (albeit quite retro), slick service, an extensive menu and a relaxed atmosphere. The food doesn’t always live up to expectations”, but it can, at times, be “excellent”.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “busy and atmospheric” outpost of this glam national chain has been one of the city-centre’s better-known destinations since it opened in the 1990s. A typical report: “it felt rather expensive for Birmingham, but the portions were generous and my seabass was very well cooked”.

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Have you eaten at San Carlo?

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Portions
No dress code
165
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.95 £14.50 £4.90 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Service 10.00%
4 Temple Street, Birmingham, B2 5BN
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑11 pm

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