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Restaurant Folium

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A Modern British restaurant situated on Caroline Street, St Pauls Square, Birmingham. Ran and owned by Chef Ben Tesh and partner Lucy Hanlon.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, British
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here for my birthday in April and then for my boyfriend's 30th in October and both times the food was excellent. In April we had the tasting menu and in October we had the Sunday menu and we will definitely be back again....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bryonykw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Welcoming with clear descriptions of the food offered. The turbot was a delight as was the truffle turnip. Thoroughly pleasurable environment and staff, well though out menu and drinks choices. Only criticism was it was cold inside on arrival.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BenjaminMill
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had lunch there last Friday the 7th , lovely Nordic feel to the restaurant, absolutely brilliant waiting staff and the food blew us away the Turbot in particular was genius. Top wine list especially the Reisling- wowcher. All the details were perfect from the wonderfully...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 69colin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friends and I love our food and we’ve eaten at some very good restaurants between us, but the food here is exceptional - particularly the turbot and the desserts - and the service fantastic. Well done all concerned.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 392SimonS
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

6th Visit to Folium and it keeps getting better and better. Easily the best restaurant in Birmingham by quite a long way! Thanks again!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stu_Macaulay
Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to book this restaurant for my birthday lunch after reading an excellent review from Marina O'Louglin in the Sunday times. Clearly we were very excited and had high expectations. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is plainly but tastefully decorated; maybe if you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Seaniz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a massive fan of tasting menus and usually find there are at least 2 courses that fail to hit the spot. Not at Folium though, every course was exceptional in taste concept and delivery. Absolutely delicious. Service was friendly and efficient and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gables123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say I had no real expectations although I had read the TripAdvisor reviews which were positive about this place. The whole thing from start to finish was excellent and left me with the feeling that I wanted to return. The food was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LeeLee74
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I add, the title says it all! Went for my birthday night out, and we were welcomed with a glass of fizz and a Birthday card - thank you! We opted for the 7 course tasting menu which was amazing. From start to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vodkaaaa23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Folium for an anniversary dinner and what a treat! A fantastic food experience, in a relaxed yet upscale setting, the attention to detail is perfect. Each of the dishes served were brilliant, especially the kohlrabi and the caramelised apple.

Date of visit: October 2018
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