Our first visit on Friday, 10 October. Excellent friendly customer service and appropriately attentive and due to table layout allowing for private conversation.
Claire was very knowledgeable and patient in helping us identify a very good choice of wine.
Every course was a delight and the flavours were well balanced and delicious. We've been to Michelen star restaurants in Birmingham and Loves is now our favourite and will return.
By Mark & Jacky on 11th October 2014
We visited Loves on Saturday to celebrate our birthdays and as always the service was exceptional and the food amazing. The wine that was recommended complimented our meal beautifully and we can't wait for you to open up after the summer break to experience another fantastic menu . We will be back soon.
By Julie on 17th August 2014
Our second visit to Loves for lunch and again the experience was A1. Loves is the name and this runs through all that was presented and the way in which it was presented. Loved it all.
By Bill Adcocks on 16th August 2014
Just a quick note to say that the Chefs tasting menu that I had the pleasure to eat on Saturday, 9th August, was superb.
This is top end, creative modern cooking at it's very, VERY best.
The combination of ingredients & flavours were innovative & original. Flavours & seasoning were spot on, the presentation of all the dishes was delightful, and the eating qualities of all the items served truly memorable.
Coupled with the friendly & attentive service, and the excellent recommended wines, this was a restaurant meal that will linger long in the memory.
Well done to Steve, Claire, & all the team at Loves Restaurant, for such a great evening.
If you are seeking a top class dining experience, just book & go. You won't be disappointed.
By Kevin Byrne on 11th August 2014
We visited Loves to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Have to say the food and service was exceptional. The food was outstanding and we particularly loved the witty & personal service. Will definitely revisit
By Lisa Large on 10th August 2014
An absolutely brilliant evening tasting different cheeses and wines. Flawless selection of both and impeccable service (as always).
By James Geoghegan on 8th August 2014
We decided to hold the third meeting of the Faddy Foodies Club* at Loves because we had had good meals there before, which had all the quality and none of the pretention of some other restaurants in Birmingham.
Claire and Steve did us proud, negotiating the complexities of coeliac, pescatarian, kosher and 'normal' diets to produce a version of the summer tasting menu that was unusual, visually appealing, varied, and abve all tasty. Claire's choice of wines was brilliant, a total of nine wines (only one red, we later realised...) that complemented the food and often raised eyebrows (in a good way!).
We sat down at 7.15 and staggered out replete (and then some) at midnight, all our talk about how Loves had surpassed L'enclume (in Cartmel, up in t'North), a worthy addition to the growing scrapbook of the Faddy Foodies Club.
Thank you so much!
*The Faddy Food Club comprises six people who have a variety of cultural, medical, and social food needs. We meet two or three times a year in nice restaursants around the country to relax, enjoy good food and wine, and have a good time.
By Jonathan Shapiro on 4th August 2014
We dined from the tasting menu on Saturday night for a family celebration. Every course was spectacular with really well considered flavours and textures . The wines were well matched and the flavour combinations explained by the friendly knowledgeable staff. It was a fantastic, memorable evening, thank you.
By Sue Hewitt on 22nd July 2014
Had a lovely wedding anniversary at Loves restaurant. The food was excellent and service exemplary. The restaurant manager was excellent describing each wine to us to accompany the food. Thank you all very much.
By A.Low on 30th June 2014
Visited for the first time on a Saturday Evening, from the moment we walked through the door the experience was amazing, attentive and knowledgeable staff combined with first class food.
So good we booked again almost straight away.
By Julian Belcher on 30th June 2014
We attended on Thursday evening and had the five course tasting menu. The food was as exceptional as always and front of house service was excellent. The English wine complimented the menu beautifully and we can't wait to return again soon.
By Julie and Sonny on 21st June 2014
Visted on a Friday evening for the five course taster menu. The food was amazing each course as delicious as the last. The staff were polite, helpful and attentive without being intrusive. It was a very enjoyable evening which I would happily enjoy again. Highly recommend a visit
By d jones on 5th June 2014
Absolutely fantastic! We had the 5 course tasting menu and each course was delicious. Just when you think Loves can't top the last course they bring out another and do! Well worth a visit. loves is our new favourite restaurant in Birmingham
By Rav on 4th June 2014
A lovely spring taster menu. We particularly enjoyed the coley and the chocolate themed dessert!
By Beth Brewin on 30th May 2014
We (myself and my husband had a loveley meal on Friday night - it was a five course taster menu with an amuse bouche to start. The restaurant staff were very attentive and very informative. The food tasted fabulous as well as looking like a piece of art work. Happily go there again and can't wait to start planning when we can go back. Michael and Donna from Worcestershire :-)) x
By Donna Foster on 25th May 2014
Had a brilliant Friday lunch with my Mum. We chose from the A La Carte menu. So three gorgeous courses to choose from with a couple of stunning amuse bouches as well. Quality of the food is exceptional; the front of house staff were wonderful and we're already planning when to come back.
By Katherine Lapworth on 18th May 2014
My husband and I had the five course tasting menu. Every course was delicious, full of flavour and beautifully presented. The service was also excellent, very impressed.
By Gill Thompson on 16th May 2014
Saw the name "Loves Restaurant" and had to book it, glad we did, had a lovely evening, great atmosphere, chatted with other diners, very friendly and funny,
staff very attentive and chatty,
meal was well presented and tasty, great location, will visit again, Tony and Carole.
By Tony Rostron on 13th May 2014
We visited on may 8th for the 5 course tasting menu with a groupon offer and the wine tasting menu too.
Beautifully tasting and beautifully presented food with very well matched wines to each course.
Amazing service from two very attentive yet relaxed servers with impressive knowledge of wines and the food we were eating.
We will be returning with family and friends without doubt.
We have been to many Michelin star restaurants and Loves should be up there with the best of them.
Well done and thank you for a great evening
By Natalie Davis on 11th May 2014
We came as a large group of people and they were very accomodating when numbers changed.
The food was great and the staff very attentive, but not overly so.
They even managed to arrange a cake for 10 with two days to go!
Brilliant meal, would recommend to anyone and excited to come again.
By Sarah Dalton on 16th April 2014
I chose Loves as the ideal place to celebrate my brother's birthday as l knew we would have a fantastic experience The food and service was exceptional and ehanced a special occasion .What can l say l love Loves
By Lorraine Howell on 3rd April 2014
We had the cheaper of the tasting menus, the food was stunning particularly the fish and the belly pork. Lovely venue, will be back.
By Dr Pete on 10th March 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed a delightful lunch at Loves on Friday. The food was superb and we were not rushed in spite of being the only ones in the restaurant. We shall definitely return.
By Sue Jarratt on 8th March 2014
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Loves last weekend for my birthday. From the moment we arrived until Claire Love personally escorted us to our taxi, we enjoyed wonderfully friendly & attentive service along with the most exquisite food.
The amuse bouche was one the finest one both Nat and I have ever tasted….and we have been privileged to try a few, followed by an amazing salmon starter accompanied by the beautiful freshly baked breads . Our mains were melt in your mouth beef, which were to die-for!......and finally our desserts…..all I can say is wow….and I’m so glad Nat did not need to “share”….ie take most of mine...as she sensibly ordered her own this time!
As expected the wine was superb, from a sensibly extensive but carefully chosen selection – we will spread the word and will be back….many thanks again I&N
By Ian & Natalie Bellamy on 4th March 2014
I came here with my girlfriend and we were both blown away with the high quality food and service. I especially enjoyed the salmon which was amazing. It became much more than a normal meal at a restaurant and was truly an experience. Have already recommended to family and friends and will continue to do so. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
By Ian Styles on 23rd February 2014
Wow! What an incredible meal. We had the Valentine's taster menu with the wine choices. Every dish was better than the previous and every wine complemented each dish so well. I was not a wine fan before the meal but I have been converted (I would have never thought that white wine could have such a rich depth and range of flavour - my wine-naïveté I suppose). We will definitely be returning to Love's - best food we've had in memory.
By Alex Briggs-Davies on 19th February 2014
This is our third visit to Loves and it will not be our last, my husband and I went on February 15th for the valentine tasting menu with the wine tasting, it was amazing, the food was its usual top quality with so many different tast experiences in every course, the wine was served and explained how and why it compliments the food.
The staff were very attentive but not over the top.
If you have never been you must try Loves restaurant you will not be disappointed, thank you Steve, Claire and your team for a first class night
By Angie davis on 17th February 2014
Amazing food. Wonderful experience. I had the vegetarian tasting menu. The experience was hard to describe, words doing no justice. Fantastic atmosphere. I had proposed to a beautiful lady here last year and the staff helped to make it a beautiful moment. I recently took my amazing other half here again, had the same hostess and same table! Quality of food and service is exceptional. Thank you so much guys, keep it up.
By Gurpreet Jutley on 17th February 2014
Had a fantastic Valentines meal. Every mouthful we had was sensational and we will be back for more soon.
By Jason Mansell on 17th February 2014
The whole experience was fabulous; my companion's dietary requirements were accommodated without any fuss. We had a lovely meal.
By Jo Johnson on 15th February 2014
Went to Loves for a Valentine lunch.
Had a beautifully presented meal in a relaxed calm atmosphere. The staff paid great attention to detail and were very informative about our chosen meals.
Would like to go back for an evening meal when time is not so pressing.
Thank you to all at Loves.
By Alf Williams on 15th February 2014
Went to Loves for Valentines Day and had the taster menu which was amazing. All the food was really delicious. Service was great too, and being pregnant the waitress immediately asked if I would like to change one of the dishes (soft cheese) which was nice.
Had been once before in a large party and now just with two of us and was equally impressed. Very nice relaxed atmosphere and great food too.
By Charlotte on 15th February 2014
Food was top banana - Particularly our starters!
Thank you - we'll be back!
By Shauna Fallon on 10th February 2014
We visited Love's on Saturday (this is our 2nd visit) and we went for the tasting menu. It was devine and so was the wine. The food is to die, and the service was exceptional. The only thing we said we would like is a little note served with each course on the dish/ingredients as we kept forgetting what we were eating! Would highly recommend this restaurant. Thanks again
By Julie Jones on 3rd February 2014
excellent service, food and wine. thank you, we had a lovely evening
By lynda revill on 27th January 2014
An amazing experience where we were not only provided with a beautiful 5 course meal, but Claire took time out to personalize the experience by teaching us about the different wines which they supplied with every course.
I highly recommend this hidden gem.
By Kiran Sandhu on 27th January 2014
The Christmas present from out son and his wife was the Taster Menu at Loves last Saturday lunchtime.
The whole experience exceeded our expectations; the food was beautifully presented and delicious and the "matching" wines were lovingly chosen.
The service struck the right balance between professionalism and friendliness.
We thoroughly our visit...a real find!
By Norman and Linda Mann on 27th January 2014
A big "THANK YOU" to all at Loves for an excellent,enjoyable top quality dinning experience at the chefs table.A unique never to be forgotten evening.
By Roy Harwood on 24th January 2014
Book early because this place gets booked up quickly and I now know why. We had the tasting menu and the food was just as good if not better than the renowned Sat Baines. Excellent service, nice relaxed evening in a quiet location. I will be going back and will take some friends next time to share the experience. Thank you and well done Loves!
By Jim Coney on 23rd January 2014
Absolutely loved it, food was very good apart from the egg dish. Too runny for us unfortunately.
The wine is possibly even better. The passion for both comes through in abundance.
I certainly can't begrudge the service charge as it was more than earned.
I definitely recommend trying Loves. Thank you guys for the brilliant experience.
By Casey on 20th January 2014
My Wife & I were very fortunate to have the Tasting Menu @ 'Chef's table' as a gift and not only was that a treat, but the culinary experience we received, was nothing short of phenomenal and that is not an exaggeration.
Steve Love explained his ingredients and the various taste dimensions we would experience perfectly and the blend of courses was perfection. The wines that were suggested (& tasted) were so complimentary to the food and further enhanced the flavours.
We will certainly be heading back to Loves and also recommending the Chef's table in particular, for a most amazing 'foodie' experience!
By Alan Jayne on 20th January 2014
Wonderful food, wonderful venue, wonderful staff what more can I say......the team at Loves truly make this an experience not to be missed.
This has been my 6th visit - each time 1st class, thank you
By Jackie Shan on 20th January 2014
Wonderful food! We had the tasting menu and everything was small (as expected) but perfectly formed and tasted superb. Lovely ambiance with attentive and knowledgeable staff. We hope to come back soon.
By Fiona on 19th January 2014
The most fabulous evening we have had in a long time-and so much more than just a meal.
We had the privelige of experiencing the chefs table, had the opportunity to see the food plated up, enjoy the smells and sights of the kitchen. A truly unique experience which made out night out truly special. Steve seems a genuinely lovely guy and this is reflected in both the staff he employs, the ambiance, and of course the genuinely beautiful food.
The food looks great, is clearly put together by a talented chef with a true passion and creative talent.
Each course was fantastic, not afraid to combine unusual flavours Steve has created a real taste sensation by pushing the boundaries.
There is no question we will be returning, and are looking forward to it already.
Thank You for not only providing fabulous food, but also giving us one of theist entertaining nights we have ever enjoyed
By Mike Read on 17th January 2014
What an amazing place. We had the five course tasting menu and each dish was a delight. Unique taste and how it was serviced made a BIG difference. The service was also exceptional. Always very attentive to our needs. It was a lovely evening spent with my husband.
By Christine Dalton on 16th January 2014
Dined here for tasting menu experience mid January 2014 having first visited here some years ago when first opened.
Menu was delightful, food wonderful, presentation exceptional and service attentive. All courses were tasty, wonderfully constructed and well complemented by a lovely South African chenin blanc wine which was eminently quaffable! full flavour coffee served at optimum temperature (i.e. not scalding hot/scorched) finished off the meal nicely with some delightful petit fours.
All in all, a wonderful experience - I have to wonder how this place has not gained a michelin star to date although maybe the ambience/decor plays a part in not being as upmarket as the food. I'm unsure how the ratings system works but it might appear that the location is working against it - difficulty parking and not with obvious footfall, this is obviously a well kept secret. We'll be back, will recommend it to others and keep a closer eye on the updates/newsletters in future. Thanks for a great evening.
By Janette Rawlinson on 15th January 2014
I took my girlfriend for lunch yesterday. This was our first trip to Loves and it not only lived up to our high expectations (based on the numerous good reviews) but exceeded them.
It was a welcome surprise to receive an amouse bouche and a pre dessert despite dining from the prix fixe menu.
The food was excellent and the wine was perfect - we always look out for a Sangiovese but rarely see it on the list so it was good to find it there - and by the glass, which was perfect for lunch.
The service was second to none - extremely attentive without being over-bearing which is a hard balance to strike.
Overall we left extremely satisfied and will definitely be back - hopefully in the very near future.
By Andrew Davis on 12th January 2014
The food and service was amazing throughout the night. We had the tasting menu with wine and every dish was first class along with all wine selection. Will be returning very soon.
By Wes Tasker on 16th December 2013
We had a late lunch yesterday to celebrate my husbands birthday. we couldn't have picked a better restaurant. There were 4 of us and we all thought that the food and service were amazing. You could really tell that a lot of love and thought had gone into each dish, the flavours were excellent. We also thought that it was very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back to try the taster menu in the future. We would have no hesitation in recommending your restaurant. Thank you - John and Maxine
By John & Maxine Hayward on 15th December 2013
The service was very personal. We were made to feel very welcome!
Food was also very good!
An Enjoyable Evening!
By Harry Vlahakis on 10th December 2013
Dined on Wednesday 4th December - wow what a lovely evening, food was magnificent , the setting beautiful, staff lovely can't wait to go back & do chefs table.
By Sharon Dudley on 6th December 2013
We had a wonderful dinner at Love's last week - it was a one-off celebratory meal to mark Steve's wonderful achievement of becoming a Master of Culinary Arts recently. The evening started with a sparkle (a terrific glass of sparkling wine from Cornwall) and proceeded through an elegant and refined five-course tasting menu containing Steve's competition dishes, including turbot, duck and venison, and accompanied by lovely wines. The service, led by Claire, was friendly and professional, the wines were presented interestingly by Claire and the food quality and presentation was fantastic. Having been to three of Steve's previous locations, we had been eager to go to Love's for some time, but living 60 miles away was a bit of a barrier. However, we really didn't want to miss this opportunity and the cost of paying for an overnight hotel was well worth it for the special and memorable evening we had.
By Pamela and Keith Gelder on 4th December 2013
what a fantastic Experience, the food is amazing delicious 5 course meal. the staff were fantastic, the choice of wines faultless.
Definitely will be going back
By amanda wilson on 4th December 2013
Visited Love's for the celebration of Steve winning the MCA and ate his winning menu. Incredible. This was my second visit to Love's and my wife and I are going again before Xmas! I don't know how the Michelin people rate for stars but in my book Loves is better than Purnell's. The food and the wine matching is fabulous - quite simply if you enjoy eating out this is a must do
By Dave Wright on 2nd December 2013
The brilliantly planned tasting menu was beautiful and packed with gorgeous and inspiring treats – it worked so well as a whole and I couldn’t single out only one course. And Claire’s wine choices for each course were perfect (and sometimes very original too). We enjoyed all this at the Chef’s Table - the whole meal was one of the most memorable I’ve had and stunning value for money, and it was a privilege to chat to Steve in the kitchen. Thank you so much to everyone involved.
By Christian Alexander on 26th November 2013
Had the 5 course taster menu, which was fantastic and the wine flight complemented it very well. The food at Loves is excellent and easily rivals that of the cities Michelin Starred restaurants. I can't help but feel that the restaurant is in the wrong spot and wonder how popular it would be if it were closer to the city core.
By Vicki & Kenny on 25th November 2013
I booked a table at Loves restaurant to celebrate my friends birthday. First impressions on entering the restaurant were very encouraging. we were met at the door by very friendly & welcoming staff who took our coats & showed us to our table. As we were sat we had a chance to look around & both were impressed by the decor & artwork on the walls. We also liked the fact that you had plenty of room between tables so although the restaurant was busy overall you still felt you were in your own private space. The food overall was of a very high standard, good quality & very well prepared & presented. We both especially enjoyed the belly pork which was light & sweet & just melted in your mouth, an excellent dish. I would highly recommend Loves to anyone whether for a family celebration or an intimate meal for two & would definitely visit again myself.
By Dave Eastwood on 24th November 2013
What a fantastic way to celerbrate our birthdays. Loves was perfect. The food and wine was absolutely divine - This is fine dining at it's very very best.....compliments to the Chef
Glen, Jacqui, Wendy and David
By Glen and Jacqui, David and Wendy on 18th November 2013
This was our first visit to Loves, and after reading so many great reviews our expectations were extremely high. All I can say is that we were not disappointed, from the welcome, to the wine, to the food. Everything was of the highest standard all complemented by outstanding service. For that special evening, Loves is an absolute must and I can understand how it is rated in the top 100. We will be making a beeline for Loves again in the very near future. Thank you all for a great evening.
By Mark Brown on 15th November 2013
On the 8th November 2013 I went to "loves" for lunch with a good friend. It was a dreadful day, pouring with rain and very gloomy. We had what, for me, was one of the very best meals I have eaten EVER (and I am 67) and the service was nothing short of superb. I have already agreed with friends and family to make a special trip from London to Birmingham just to eat there. Thank you to everyone concerned for making the sun shine on a November afternoon.
By Jayne Sainsbury on 11th November 2013
I had high expectations and was certainly not disappointed.
The service was impeccable as soon as I walked through the door, with the waitresses attending to our every need.
The whole dinning experience was excellent. Each mouthful was divine, and the attention to detail was of a high standard.
A restaurant that I look forward to returning to.
By Lydia Boyce on 10th November 2013
Another fantastic Loves experience! There's something quite special about Loves on a Saturday lunchtime, it seems even more relaxed than dinner - not sure why, perhaps the sunshine coming through? Anyway, gorgeous setting, lovely food, top class service - as always! Thanks for treating my friends so well and for my birthday cake!
By Rickie Josen on 10th November 2013
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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