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Summary

£86
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Noma alumnus Ben Tesh and partner Lucy Hanlon run this “lovely smallish restaurant” in the Jewellery Quarter, whose “fantastic tasting menus” (comprising “classic dishes with a twist”) come in ‘short’ or ‘long’ versions – the latter going 14 rounds. The “brilliant” venture, which was launched in 2017, elicited real raves again this year: for one fan, this is “perhaps the finest, truest expression of modern British cuisine in the West Midlands”.

Summary

£86
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ben Tesh & Lucy Hanlon’s four-year-old pop-up turned permanent in the Jewellery Quarter showcases Ben’s “really exceptional” cooking, with up to 15 servings of refined and adventurous food to taste from a choice of ‘long’ or ‘short’ ever-changing menus. The chef developed his own approach after a stint in the kitchen at Noma in Copenhagen, and now earns consistently rave reviews.

Summary

£78
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

You choose between five-course and seven-course tasting menus at Ben Tesh and Lucy Hanlon’s 28-seat pop-up turned permanent in the Jewellery Quarter, which opened in November 2017. “It must be close to a Michelin star” say fans, who feel the food is “outstanding” and the whole enterprise “beautifully run”. Portion size and wine matches were two areas where one or two reporters felt it fell short, but most reports are full-on raves.

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8 Caroline Street, Birmingham, B3 1TR

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Folium Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Folium Restaurant in B3, Birmingham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Folium restaurant.
Sinda H
Suberb, every time....
Reviewed 2 months, 26 days ago

"Suberb, every time."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 60.00 Always available 5
Menu2 95.00 Always available 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
8 Caroline Street, Birmingham, B3 1TR
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday5:30 pm‑12 am
Thursday5:30 pm‑12 am
Friday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑12 am
SundayCLOSED

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