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Chez Mal at Malmaison Birmingham

1 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1RD

((((* European
Main course: £16
Food spend: £32
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 10:00 12:00 - 14:30 18:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 07:00 - 10:30 12:00 - 14:30 18:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 08:00 - 10:30 12:00 - 14:30

Great food lovely atmosphere and super service great value for money too

Jo Mcgrath 05 February 2017
from Birmingham

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Inside a chic converted Royal Mail sorting office, Malmaison Birmingham offers truly first class gourmet dining. British cuisine is mixed with international inspiration from America and France, and a chic cocktail bar offers an impressive drinks selection.

Serving modern reinventions of classic local cuisine, the Malmaison menu is committed to sourcing the best produce in the region. Sophisticated yet accessible, a beautifully presented a la carte selection foregrounds bold, wholesome flavours. Tasty vegetarian options and succulent fish dishes are served, as well as sublime New York strip steak cuts.

A huge selection of cocktails and a superb wine list are served at the chic The Mailbox bar. Cocktail mixing classes are available, and there is a separate wine tasting room, perfect for private events.

Combining chic décor with vibrant cuisine, Malmaison – Birmingham successfully combines elegance with a warm, lively ambience.

Chez Mal at Malmaison Birmingham

1 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1RD

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Customer reviews for Chez Mal at Malmaison Birmingham

4.0 ((((* (based on 277 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (164)
  • lunch (124)
  • trendy (94)
  • romantic (75)
  • business (62)
  • luxury (59)
  • private dining (54)
  • value (54)
  • afternoon tea (40)
  • large parties (38)
  • entertainment (17)
  • al fresco (7)
  • breakfast (7)
  • views (7)
  • child friendly (5)
  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Jo Benbow from Tipton

    Had afternoon tea with champagne. Food was fabulous. Far too much to finish. Lovely wraps, cakes, smoothie and desserts. Choice of teas and coffees and even cocktails. Would definitely recommend. As a coeliac mine was made gluten free and was fresh tasty and looked just like the original. A great afternoon tea. Waiters and waitresses always polite and friendly making the whole event truely enjoyable.

  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Nicky Graham from Birmingham

    The food was amazing no complaints from the 8 of us, the starter's you can help yourself to was delicious and the choice of food was great, we have dined here before a few times but for the first time we were in the Mezzanine restaurant which was a lot more private and relaxed, there was a band on who were fantastic so all in all Mothers Day was a great day for us all. All the staff were very attentive and friendly and the gifts of the candles for the Mother's was a really nice touch so Thank you all for a great afternoon

  • (**** 14 March 2017 by Jozefien from Birmingham

    My experience was not what I expected! I made an afternoon tea first of all by the website, I left a question about a dietary request on which I never received an answer.
    Next to that, I made a reservation for 12:30pm and arrived 12:25pm, the staff literally let everyone queue in front of the restaurant and wait till 12:30pm to tell us that the were not ready yet... I think that is super strange.
    Furthermore, I made a reservation for the afternoon tea, and I get the menue what we would like to eat... a bit strange when you make a reservation. At 14:30PM, the supervisor arrives to our table and tells us that we have to leave before 15:00PM, because they need the table. Not hospitable at all, they could have told us before or in another way.
    Next to that, I asked several times to pay, different waiters forget to bring the bill. £3.50 service charge is already added to my bill, which I think is extremely rude to add, especially in this situation. Normally I would not pay this at all, especially not after such bad service. However, I just wanted to leave as fast as possible because I was so done with this experience. Lastly, the "supervisor lady" got the payment and she literally left, no thanks, no goodbye.

    I was super shocked by this experience, especially since I expected a lot more from this hotel/restaurant/bar. The service staff is rude and poor, I was super dissapointed by this super bad experience!!!!!!

  • ((((( 11 March 2017 by Fiona Welch from Shrewsbury

    We arrived early, before the restaurant was properly open, but we were made very very welcome and taken to a nice table where we could have our drinks away from the cacophony of the bar. The name of our waitress sadly escapes me, as she was absolutely wonderful and I wish I could give her an accolade by name. Attentive, Efficient, great sense of humour, we loved her. In fact all staff were smashing. I had chicken parfait for starters. There was a lot of parfait and not much bread with it but the waitress recognise this and brought more bread. I think their should just be more on the plate to start with. The parfait was lovely. My son had shrimp tails and prawns which he enjoyed. There was plenty of it and a nice dip and some great chutney/dip/jam type stuff which also went extremely well with my chicken parfait, giving it more flavour which it did need a bit. Suggest adding this side to the chicken? For our main course we both had the venison dish. What can I say? I have eaten venidon in many places around the world and in some of the best michelin star restaurants. I am sure I have never before had such lovely venison. We both opted for medium. It was melt in the mouth. The sauce and delicate accompanying ingredients were mouth watering. We were recommended to have buttered cabbage as a side dish and it worked perfectly. This was a pre-show meal for us so we didn't stay for a desert but I'm sure that would've been fantastic as well. I have eaten here before, and brought clients, but not for a few years as I'm not based in Birmingham nowadays, I was there for a little nervous that it might not be as good as I remembered and I wanted to give my son a treat. The experience surpassed all expectations and started off a smashing night. Thank you Mal Maison. See you again.

  • ((((* 5 March 2017 by Lucy Waldon from Essex

    Really enjoyed afternoon tea at Malmaison. When we arrived, we weren't given a very good table, so requested a booth instead - and were allowed to move as soon as one was available. Food and tea came out a reasonable time - the mini sliders were incredible! Loved all the sweet treats too - a good size, so not too sickly or stodgy! The scones were also nice, although a shame one was plain and one was fruit. Upgraded to the cocktail tea, which is a decent price, considering the price of the cocktails on the menu. Unfortunately, they took a while to come to the table and one of them was not one ordered. Luckily, another waiter (and then the manager) was very helpful in rectifying this only problem. Would go back, maybe not for tea, but lunch/dinner.

  • ((*** 27 February 2017 by Jes from Birmingham

    Arrived half a hour early so was asked to wait in the bar area which was perfectly fine however after 40 mins we had to ask about the delay. The staff did not know what was going on and the host apologised stating she became busy with other customers. After a rush of staff getting a table ready we were seated within 10 mins. Waiter was very friendly and pleasant. Restaurant very dark, lots of brown. Fine for the evening but lacking any nice features for afternoon tea. Mal Afternoon tea savouries were 2 wraps each, salmon and chicken plus a mini beef burger, very tasty. Mini raspberry smoothie perfect with the savouries. Highlight of the afternoon tea was the scones, best I've tasted, fresh and buttery. Mango dessert was very fresh with gorgeous Mango pieces, amaretto trifle also very nice if you like fruity deserts. Didn't enjoy the small pieces of chocolate brownie cake or the other coconut tasting cake so the fact that they were small didn't matter! Top up of drinks were included in the price, after the Waiter enquired as to further drinks he was not seen again so I expect he went off shift. No further staff came to us so we didn't get to order further drinks and nor was our table cleared so my friends and I sat for the rest of the time talking over the food stands. Eventually we gave up so we totalled our bill and put cash on the table and got up to leave. This instantly got the attention of a Waiter who came and took our money. I checked in at the till before leaving to be told there was a further £7 table service charge to pay...not impressive!

  • (((** 10 February 2017 by Milly Porteus from Birmingham

    The service was great, really attentive
    The salted caramel brownie was particularly gorgeous but the scone and lemon cake was very disappointing - it did not taste fresh, you could tell it had been there for a while as it had started to go hard!

  • ((((( 6 February 2017 by Kim from London

    Thank you!

  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by Angela Barrington from Walsall

    The Mal afternoon tea was just as expected....delicious! Plenty for 4 people, beautifully presented too! Good value for money! Staff were very polite & attentive. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Great location....easy to find from all transport links. Would definitely recommend it....we will be returning!

  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by Jo Mcgrath from Birmingham

    Great food lovely atmosphere and super service great value for money too

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