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Restaurant Folium

8 Caroline Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B3 1TR
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Wednesday - Saturday: 12noon - 2.30pm & 6.30pm - 9pm
Sunday: 12noon - 3pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
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About Restaurant Folium

Folium is a relaxed fine dining restaurant serving modern British cuisine.
The 28-cover restaurant offers a 5, 7 or 9 course tasting menu in the evening as well as a limited choice lunch menu during the week.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

We had a great time, thank you very much

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Excellent food, marvellous, creative and beautifully designed. Great choice of wines. We had the 7 courses and the wine pairing. Atmosphere in restaurant was ok, but bit marred by room being and smelling very smokey from something in the kitchen. Service was good, but not perfect, a couple of issues.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

The food was sublime, we had the five course tasting but the starter I was looking forward to trying was only on the seven course, they switched the starter for us with no fuss. Atmosphere was great, but because there could maybe have been a curtain inside the main entrance to stop cold blasts of air coming through the restaurant but this didn't diminish the experience. Lovely food, nice decor, clean toilets. Although we had wine it was nice to see some good craft beer on the menu, I'm interested to see how restaurants explore this further in the future. All in all, a fantastic meal, a lovely restaurant and I've been singing your praises ever since we left. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

I went to Folium for a birthday lunch and was absolutely blown away. The service was great throughout, and I even had a birthday card from the restaurant on arrival, accompnied by a complimentary glass of prosecco. My table went for the 5 course tasting menu and I had the vegetarian option, which was absolutely delicious! I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for something special and unique - every dish was outstanding in both taste and presentation. We all commented on how the dishes were so distinctive - they really made you think about and enjoy each of the flavours you were experiencing, savouring each bite and making the meal a mindful experience. If you haven’t been, you need to go and if you’ve been before, go again!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Great experience at Folium! Food was amazing specially enjoyed turbot and the Sheep yogurt was exceptional!!! The turnip Parmesan is an explosion of flavours I did find it a bit salty but with the truffle aroma it was gorgeous. Services was also fantastic, they were really kind and attentive giving a short introduction about the dishes.I hope to be back soon!!! Congratulations to The Folium team!!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Excellent night. Second time we've been to Folium. Fabulous innovative food - will definitely be back. Best waiting staff in Birmingham. Friendly, attentive and very professional.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Exceptional food and service. Already looking forward to my next visit

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Wonderful food!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

The food was excellent. Two or three of the dishes are now at the top of our all time dishes. And we have eaten at a lot of high quality restaurants (not a brag; just want you to know that we we’ve eaten enough to be able to compare to lots and lots of restaurants with good reputations).

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

The room seemed smokey as if the extractor fan was not working properly. The end of the room by the door was clouded over in a haze. However the food was fantastic and I enjoyed the experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

I went to Folium with my Fiance for Valentines Day. It was one of the most exquisite meals we have ever had. I cannot recommend this enough. Outstanding and worthy of as many stars as can be awarded.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

The food and service are some of the best in Birmingham. The atmosphere in the restaurant could be improved with some luxury furnishings and better mood lighting.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

There is no doubt that this is a top quality restaurant with a very talented chefs. We would like to visit more often but that would require more regular changes to the menu. We wish them continuing success.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Excellent experience, attentive staff & lovely personal touch with birthday card & glass of fizz. Food excellent & sufficient size to leave felling suitably full Will definitely return once the menu has changed

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Best restaurant in Birmingham. Great flavours. Complex cookery delivered with style and a level of simplicity. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

We did the 5 course tasting menu with wine flights and everything was superb! Great relaxed atmosphere compared to some other fine dining restaurants. Our only slight niggle was that our pescatarian friend ate the same as the rest of us but one course behind...it would've been nicer to all eat the same food at the same time.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Lovely service and great food!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

My partner and I have eaten in many Michelin star restaurants over the years and this restaurant has topped all of them. I never like visiting upscale restaurants twice as I like to experience new places but Folium we visited for our anniversary and then again for my birthday! Absolutely love this place and it is by far my favourite place to go and eat. Can’t wait for the new menu so we can come back again!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

We enjoyed our meal at Folium. I was surprised that there wasn't a vegetarian menu available. I realise we were told to submit our dietary requirements 48 hours before, but was very surprised that in 2019 a vegetarian menu option isn't considered the norm.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Excellent all round I have done a trip advisor review in addition

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Food excellent. Delicious flavours and well executed. Restaurant staff were simply OK, a little wooden and lacking the sort of enthusiasm usually found in fine dining establishments. Birthday card and complementary glass of bubbly for my wife’s birthday were a nice touch. Atmosphere: lights needed to come down a notch, and maybe ditch the laminated drinks menu which reminded me of a Balti house. Better extraction system also needed. Absolutely flabbergasted at being asked if I wished to pay a £10 supplement on a £70 7-course meal for a few shavings of truffle. If the chef felt it really elevated the dish as much as it was claimed - it should have been on the dish in the first place. In my extensive fine dining experiences I have never encountered such a thinly veiled ploy to make extra money. Very poor folium and for this reason alone I would not return in a hurry. This is a great shame as the food was fantastic, front of house though leaves a great deal to be desired. In this price range I would prefer to spend my money on the far superior customer experience and genuine warmth offered by other local restaurants such as Harborne Kitchen.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

A magnificent experience. Sometimes one wonders why certain restaurants do not have Michelin Stars this was very much one of those occasions hopefully it will be put right in the near future We live in Essex so sadly our opportunities to visit Folium will be limited.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Best meal I have eaten - really enjoyed my evening. Excellent. Can’t wait to visit again.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

We really enjoyed our meal, in fact I think the overal feedback was that the turbot dish was one of the best things we had eaten in a while. Service was great and very attentive. We would have no hesitation in recommending and will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

A great memory has been formed with perfectly matched food and wine (apart from the Prosecco). the conversations haven't stopped with all seven courses etched on my mind. Fantastic. Thank you.

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