can I please set this meal in context. We wer coming to Brirmingham (I was born in the Black Country) via Cornwall before heading home to London. It took eight and a half hours to get from Cornwall to Birmingham. Talk about frazzled. with in minutes of entering the restaurant we were calm and drinking a beautiful glass of sparkling English wine. Bliss. The food was simply the best we have ever tasted. It was great to have a tastng menu that was balanced so well between savoury and sweet. Three wonderful deserts. The wine flight complemented it perfectly. the front of house staff were knowledgeable and attentive with out being intrusive or overbearing. A truly sublime experience. highlights were the sorbet, beef and the three deserts. My wife has a wheat allergy and they dealt with this flawlessly. I know Steve's wife is a coeliac so that probably accounts for it. It is lovely for her to just go into a restaurant and enjoy the menu and not feel she is missing out. Why this place has not got 2 Michelin stars I shall never know.as they certainly deserve them.
By Peter Brinton on 3rd November 2013
My two friends and I enjoyed an exquisite meal at Loves following a matinee at Birmingham Rep last night. The amuse bouche set the tone for the rest of the meal.. Food bursting with delicious flavours and the service was second to none. I will definitely be going back again.
By Lynne Phillips on 13th October 2013
Two of us had a fabulous lunch at the Chef's Table on 7th September and we loved every single mouthful. Katrin was the perfect host, helping us narrow down menu choices prior to our visit and recommending some fabulous wine on the day (try the desert wine from the UK, it's gorgeous!) The kitchen was fairly quiet, being a Saturday lunch time, so it was great to be able to chat with Steve and really bend his ear - on everything from his favourite restaurants to his culinary techniques. I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon, we'll be back!! Thank you Loves x
By Steph & Nicole on 8th October 2013
Wonderful evening to celebrate my mother's birthday - food, wine and setting great and a special thank you for the cake. All in all excellent!
By Jennie Staunton on 8th October 2013
We spent a superb evening at the 'Chef's Kitchen Table' at Steve & Claire's on Saturday 28th September. Table was the perfect location and team were so welcoming and inclusive. Food was amazing, wine was amazing and service amazing too - thank you to the whole team front and back. Such a great experience. Steve's hospitality is out of this world and we had a great night learning about the dishes and also our shared interests - a pleasure to spend time with. Will certainly return and most definitely recommend. Make this a must on your visit list ! Michelle & Iain
By Michelle on 1st October 2013
My husband booked Loves as a surprise on Friday 27th September. I can honestly say that it was a fantastic experience. The restaurant itself is beautifully set out and very stylish. The service was fantastic and the waitress ensured that our glasses were never even half full. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The flavours were excellent. I recommend Loves very highly, particularly for a special occasion. Itdeserves a Michelin star! Many thanks for a fantastic night.
By Liz O'Connor on 1st October 2013
Went to Loves restaurant on Saturday 28th September to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary, we all had the taster menu with the wines to match, could not find fault with anything had a fabulous time.
By Pauline Owen on 1st October 2013
My wife and I had lunch and I must say that it was a truly exceptional experience. The waitress was polite and very knowledgable. She made the whole experience a joy. The standard of the food was again top class. We are thinking of booking the chefs table for my wife's birthday. Overall a 5 star experience and worth every penny
By Allen & Anna Carroll on 14th September 2013
27 July 2013- lunch for 6 at Loves.
What a fantastic time we had at our recent first visit to Loves Restaurant. Do not be put off by the irrelevant comments on Tripadvisor regarding the location!
We had a fantastic meal opting for the taster menu which was innovative, original and perfectly executed. All 6 of us unanimously agreed that we couldn't fault any of the courses and the matching wines were both unusual and matched perfectly.
Combined with fantastic welcoming front of house,waiting on service and a talented chef it is well worth the visit.
By Lynn Clarke on 19th August 2013
The flavours and presentation of the food at Loves is exquisite - better than some Michelin star restaurants. I like the professional, but relaxed and friendly, service.
By Helen Whiter on 17th August 2013
We had the most delicious meal on Friday night.. The summer feast meal for two was incredible value, the wines and service were excellent.I hope all the staff have great holidays and come back refreshed and ready to create more lovely food!
By Elizabeth Stevenson on 11th August 2013
We wanted our Golden Wedding Anniversary to be very special so we naturally turned to Loves, our favourite restaurant. We had the taster menu which more than exceeded all our expectations.
Exquisite food, accompanied by heavenly wines, all delivered with a lovely, friendly and efficient service. We could ask for no more and all our guests from various parts of the country were very impressed and envious they all lived so far away from such a wonderful restaurant and it's team.
By Roy and Beryl Hukin on 7th August 2013
We visited Loves for the first time on the 31st July 2013. We had a lovely meal and the staff were delightful. Food was good value for money and we will definitely be returning soon. Only downside was close availability of parking but nothing Loves can do about that !
By Jane Cross on 2nd August 2013
We went to lunch on Saturday 27th July. From the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out the service, food, and wine was fantastic. My daughter is 12 and she was treated by the dining room staff as we were treated excellent. The knowledge of the dining room manager with the wine and food was brilliant. She recommends an English Champagne for a pre drink truly amazing.
The cooking was well executed and value for money, the amuse bouche; pre dessert was a nice surprise too.
Thanks for a great Lunch and see you soon
“There’s no more love
Than the love of food”
By Darren on 30th July 2013
We went to Loves to celebrate my Husbands 40th Birthday and I can honestly say the whole experience was just fabulous. We opted for the tasting menu with wines and each course was out of this world with equally stunning wines to bring out the sumptuous flavours. I would highly recommend this to anyone for a memorable experience. We would also like to say a very special thank you to the excellent staff who helped to make the occasion simply perfect.
By Seanna Holland on 29th July 2013
We had dinner at Loves for my husbands birthday, after 3 failed attempts at booking a table previously. The tasting menu was delicious, as were the wines that accompanied them. We couldn't decide on a favourite course...Joel was fab too, what a lovely restaurant. Will definitely be back for more! Jane & Jim Gibbs - 27th July 2013
By Jane Gibbs on 29th July 2013
Several colleagues and I ate at Loves' on 17th July for an important celebratory dinner. We really had the most amazing food, tremendous value and every plate was returned completely empty! Wonderful atmostphere, surrounding and fantastic service throughout the whole evening. Thank you!
By Marsha Smith on 28th July 2013
We sat at the chefs table, which I recommend, the food, the service & the wines, were excellent, with the added bonus of Clair`s extensive knowledge. The whole evening from start to finish was superb, we will return !!!
By Martyne Galland on 23rd July 2013
Incredible meal and superb service! we're already planning a return trip! Thanks to all
By Lucy rapley on 21st July 2013
We chose Loves as a venue for our annual get together of seven friends who met , twenty seven years ago when studying food technology. We were all impressed by the quality of service, the friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and the impressive, extensive wine list ( we chose an English wine which was excellent ). The food was incredible, the flavours and presentation were amazing, we would definitely recommend Loves for an excellent all round culinary experience.
By Roz on 14th July 2013
We have been to Loves twice now and both times were for a special occasion. The food really is fine dining at its best and faultless. The presentation and detail to attention is of the highest standard and we feel that the price we pay is a true reflection of the superb quality of food served. The staff are very knowledgable and welcoming and accommodate happily to requests. The restaurant ambience is relaxed and intimate and we have never felt rushed into vacating the table in a hurry. Thank you for the outstanding service and hopefully we will book again soon.
By Ranjit on 8th July 2013
I recently had the pleasure of the Taster Menu at the Chef's Table in Loves. It was the best meal I have ever had. A party of 4 had the full chef's table experince and we all loved it. Steve Love has a great attention to detail, superb dishes and a great restaurant.
I couldn't praise it enough. Fantastic!
By Nick Gumbley on 17th June 2013
I first visited Loves nearly a year ago. I am not in Birmingham enough to consider myself a regular customer but I make sure to schedule dinner at Loves each visit I make to Birmingham. Good food and (affordable) fine wine coupled to welcoming and pleasant service.
By Damian Walsh on 13th June 2013
Delicious food with scrumptious appetisers between courses. Attentive service with informative waitresses. Felt a little rushed though when first arrived as aperitifs had only just arrived when asked to go to our table. However, lovely evening for my birthday celebration - including candle with petit fours, which was a nice touch.
By Viv East on 11th June 2013
Had the most amazing evening meal at Loves last night - simply the best restaurant and meal I have never had...it will be hard to beat. Top class 5* in every way
By Tracey Thomas on 17th May 2013
Had an amazing night. The food was out of this world, it really is a work of art. The service was first class and me and my partner was made to feel so welcome. I even proposed. A must for anyone. If I had to rate it then it would get 11/10.
By Carl Hipkiss on 16th May 2013
Visited the restaurant with a couple of friends recently - really top end cooking and great location. The Loves' are doing Birmingham proud - well done. (I personally like a tablecloth for a fine dinning experience - but thats just me).
By Eric Jurenovskis on 13th May 2013
Love food and excellent service, lovely touches even down to the extras in the bathrooms, we will definitely be back.
By L Smith on 7th December 2012
A Beautiful meal to help celebrate a special birthday. Many thanks for everything.
By Simon Ward on 7th December 2012
This is our first time at Loves and it wont be our last, the food was amazing, perfectly cooked and delicious. We cant wait to come again.
By Hannah Wilshire on 7th December 2012
Wonderful food and great service, the best restaurant we have been to by far in Birmingham.
By A Wilson on 7th December 2012
My wife took me to Loves for my Birthday where we were treated to a wonderful night out with fantastic food and service. As a nut allergy sufferer I was impressed with the diligence dislplayed by all at Loves - certianly the best I've ever experienced. We will be back!
By Simon Millward on 7th December 2012
A big thank-you to Steve, Claire and the other members of staff at Loves. I booked the chef's table for our 3rd wedding anniversary as I thought sitting next to the Kitchen and watching the food be prepared and created would make the night a little more special. We were not disappointed, the chefs table sits just to the side of the hot plate with a full view of Steve and his team creating the menu. The tasting menu was superb, highlights including salt and vinegar risotto, peanut brittle, Lamb 3 ways and the extra desert presented with 'happy anniversary' written along the edges of the plate! thank you.
By Ben Timms on 29th August 2012
UnBalivable experience. Food and services first class. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Keep up the good work guys!
Anthony (the gannet) & Laura x
By Anthony Hartnell on 19th August 2012
I visited Loves after watching The Roux Scholarship on Good Food where Loves chef was a contestant. The restaurant was intimate without that feeling of being too close to other people and had a very warm and friendly feel to it. Claire introduced us to a new Rose wine, Whispering Angel 2009 - by far the most delicate beautiful Rose we have ever had the pleasure of drinking . We both had the taster menu, excellent value at £68 per person. Exquisit is all I can say. We are both very lucky in that we have dined in many nice establishments - this one put Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester to shame! Enough said.
By Tina Mason on 7th August 2012
We dined at Loves last night for our anniversary and still talking about it now. Its hard to put into words how much we enjoyed our night. Amazing food and ambiance. Claire's warm nature and knowledge of wine matching the food is superb! Certainly be going back and highly recommended to all of our friends! Best restaurant in Birmingham yet!
By Hannah Conway on 15th July 2012
We had not eaten here a while, so were very happy to return at last! Not disappointed at all as all the dishes we had were perfect. We were particularly happy with the fruit based deserts as neither of us are sweet / chocolate fans. As always talking to Claire about wines is a pleasure and she persuaded us to try the English sparkling wine - fantastic. We are great lovers of traditional French champagne but this did not disappoint. (think it was called knightsbridge?) Many thanks for a great evening Quentin & Maria
By Quentin & Maria Hughes on 14th July 2012
We were a small group of 8 people and everyone was delighted to come to dinner at the Loves. Everything was perfect. We will return with great pleasure.Thank you
By Marie-Charlotte on 10th July 2012
Again, amazing!!!!! Thanks Claire, Steve and the co.
By Carl Finn on 11th June 2012
As ever, we had a fantastic experience. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and we had some stunning food with fabulous intense flavours and brilliant wines to match. Thank you so much for another unforgettable evening.
By Mr Rob Lobo on 26th April 2012
So pleased we finally managed to make it to Loves! Could not have asked for a better way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The tasting menu was sublime and the service great. Plus we're now committed fans of English sparkling wine!! Thanks for a lovely evening. We'll be back soon!
By Mrs Heidi Cooper on 16th May 2012
We ate at your wonderful restaurant on Saturday the 2nd June 2012. Fantastic service. The staff were warm and friendly and could not do enough for us. Onto the food... we chose the A la carte menu..out of this world..would have liked a little more for the main, but still, the taste and presentation were second to none. Thank you very much..we will be returning
By Ms K Phillips on 16th May 2012
Thank you for a wonderful evening yesterday. We were three work colleagues who like to meet to chat about other things and have 'gastronimc adventures'. The food was superb as was the service.
By Ms Anne Fry-Smith on 16th May 2012
guys.... thankyou for an outstanding meal on the occassion of our anniversary.....having eaten in most regarded restaurants in the midlands..you came highly recommended. I think we know why...the food was exquisite and my only regret was not being able to cram in more courses. thankyou for a culinary delight with exceptional service mr and mrs p
By Mr David Perry on 30th April 2012
One of the best meals myself and my husband have ever had. The tastes and attention to detail in every course was amazing. Sensational parsnip and goats cheese amuse bouche! The service we received was also excellent. Many thanks for making my husbands birthday so special. June Cardall Dined 12 May 2012
By Mrs June Cardall on 25th April 2012
A quick note to confirm how much we enjoyed oour family celebration at Loves. Both food and service were excellent throughout the meal. The mullet and the white rum desert were particular favourites. We certainly hope to repeat the experience when we are in Birmingham in future.
By Mr Andy Coe on 24th April 2012
Terrific food and terrific service. All of my friends were bowled over by the magnificent feast we enjoyed. I had to drag them away. Otherwise lunch would have turned into dinner and my bank would have been writing to me again!
By Nigel Howl on 24th April 2012
Thank you for a wonderful evening on Saturday. We were a party of four on our first visit and we found the food absolutely excellent and the staff so friendly and knowledgable.
We will definitely be coming back!
By David Jones on 24th April 2012
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