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“Good staff, location and beer, food was okay”

Tap & Spile Restaurant
Ranked #87 of 2 517 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$26
Cuisines: Pizza, British, Pub
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Tap & Spile Food in Birmingham is situated by the canal and dates back to 1821. If you enjoy a pint in the 'Old Style' setting then the Tap & Spile is without doubt Birmingham's number one traditional pub & restaurant As well as enjoying many of our traditional ales on offer we also serve 'lovely restaurant style food with quality service and a warm welcome guaranteed. Tap & Spile Birmingham cater for a unique seating arrangement for lunch or evening meal besides the famous Birmingham Canal. Our Canal Side seating cater for upto 40 seats in total. Most of the time these seats are in high demand due to its spectacular views and people are therefore encouraged to pre-book your Canal Side table before you come to help avoid disappointment.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Considerate, attentive but not pushy staff.

Good location on the canal towpath and pleasant atmosphere.

A good pint (well kept London Pride if I remember correctly).

Food - beef pie and chips had pieces of meat rather than a mush however not special, could have included more meat.

All in all however an enjoyable visit.

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Thank Mr_E_E_Nigma
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

A fantastic atmosphere with exceptional, well mannered staff. Great food, great company would recommend.

Thank Glenis Lorena V
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Enjoyed dinner on June 9th. The surroundings are basic but the food was great. I had the steak and ale pie which was very fresh and tasty and my companion had fish and chips which was well received. The sticky toffee pudding was excellent. Servers were attentive and friendly. A great place for a casual meal and an opportunity to watch the comings and goings of people strolling by the canal.

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Visited here following a walk alongside the canal. Great menu and lovely food with excellent service. A great little find.

Thank jacchm
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Just cannot understand all the reviews that say excellent. The food was poor and very basic starters calamari rings were over cooked and the mains for me pan fried garlic prawns and anchovy salad was awful cold prawns with no taste of garlic and loads of lettuce definitely overpriced, my partners gammon very small piece almost like a childs portion the best part of the meal were the fries. Certainly would not recommend and certainly would not return

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Thank rosie194
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