Birmingham’s buzzing Selly Oak district is home to the intimate, relaxed modern British restaurant Bohemia. Right where the famous oak once stood at the intersection of Bristol Road and Oak Tree Lane, this restaurant possesses beguiling charm. It’s chilled out atmosphere – perfect for intimate dinners or a group feast – belies the fact that this eatery serves fine English, French, and world cuisines, crafted by chef Ross Parnall using ingredients from select suppliers.
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday Closed
- Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
- Thursday 12:00 - 16:00, 17:00 - 23:00
- Friday 12:00 - 16:00, 17:00 - 23:00
- Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
- Sunday 12:00 - 19:00
Bohemia’s menus are changed on a monthly basis, meaning repeat customers get a chance to try something new from chef Ross Parnall’s innovative kitchen on the outskirts of Birmingham. Sourcing the highest quality produce from artisanal suppliers like Mediteria, coastal seafood broker Kingfisher Brixham, craft brewers Purity, and fine wine and spirits merchant Connolly’s, Parnall’s 2- or 3-course evening menus are understatedly delectable. Grilled goats cheese with walnut, apple, and a golden sultana salad with sweet chilli jam to start, followed by pan-fried marinated swordfish with coriander and caper butter are just two of the options you might sample. You’ll want to visit Bohemia’s Oak Tree Lane premises in Selly Oak again, if only with the understanding that Bohemia’s dishes are transient affairs – miss them and you can only trust that something equally innovative will find it’s way to your table.
For the true Birmingham bohemians looking to inject a little class into their down-at-heel day, you can count on Bohemia’s generous offers knocking down the already highly affordable bill – Wednesday means 2 courses from the current evening menu, plus a glass of wine, for a discount price. The lunch special (popular – booking essential) gets you a glass of prosecco, lunch, coffee and a mini-desert again at bargain prices. As if the chilled-vibe-meets-fine-dining tone of Bohemia weren’t enough, this cosy restaurant down Oak Tree Lane in Selly Oak also hosts free live music on Saturdays. The perfect accompaniment to Bohemia’s unpretentious interpretations of English, French and world cuisines.
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5-Star Fine Dining Experience at Reasonable Cost
Our meal was delicious. There was a good choice of food available and the service was excellent. We would definitely revisit Bohemia and would recommend it to our friends.
Good food, well served - friendly, efficient service. Would have preferred draught lager to bottled beers. A pity that this restaurant is not more popular - possibly due to lack of advertising.
We ate here once before and thge food is still as great .The service is friendly and efficient .All the courses (we had three )were beautifully presented and delicious .It was also very good value for money .We shall be back !
Three of us visited the restaurant last week. The food was absolutely fantastic . the service very good and it was excellent value. Will be going again as soon as possible!
We went to Bohemia on 14/9/16 and had a really enjoyable meal - Lovely soup and Cornish sardines, seabass, tender lamb with potatoes dauphinoise and a selection of veg. Had a quick look at the deserts menu - all very tempting but couldn't quite manage to fit them in ! As usual the service was great - friendly and relaxed and very attentive - Cost was about £25 per head including drinks - there are special offers on a Wednesday - We love this place (which you could easily walk past without knowing it was there) and will definitely be going back !
I visited Bohemia with a friend for her birthday. As always we enjoyed our food very much, always well cooked imaginative food in nice surroundings. Andrew always makes time to come and talk to us and to make sure that we are satisfied with our food. Bohemia is a lovely place to eat and will certainly be returning
First visit to Bohemia but will definitely be back for more! The food was excellent, service good and so handy to get to! Only slight niggle - the food took slightly longer to arrive than could be expected, but it was certainly worth the wait! The restaurant was almost full though, so maybe they were just a bit overwhelmed with walk-ins. Will see on our next visit.
Although the location doesn't look very promising, Bohemia was welcoming, comfortable and the food was excellent. Not many options for a vegetarian at lunchtime, but the starter (celery soup and warm bread) was lovely, the main courses tasty, varied in ingredients and very generous in size, with even the latte rich and creamy tasting. We were very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Superb food, atmosphere and service! Would highly recommend this little gem of a restaurant to others to book for a meal out. Did not realise such a great place existed locally, if you want a special night out with mouth watering menu in an intimate yet very relaxed experience then you can't get better than Bohemia!
As always the food was yummy and well presented. The live entertainment during our meal was skilled and enjoyed by us all. My only comment would be that compared to my other visits to Bohemia the service was not as sharp and efficient. Maybe on an event evening extra staff are required in the kitchen to maintain your normally impeccable standards.
Food was excellent as always. My Chicken stuffed with haggis and whisky sauce was absolutely divine. Starter (salmon and crayfish terrine) was very good, although would have liked a little more crayfish in it. Service was a little slow as there was only one person front of house who was also doing the washing up at the same time! However this was somewhat understandable as it is a small restaurant and it was a Thursday evening. Overall, the quality of the food makes it a 5* rating. I will be going back this weekend with my girlfriend for Valentine's and with a little more help front of house I expect that to be a 6* review!
Bohemia is our favourite local restaurant. The staff are friendly, the food is good. We always enjoy our visits. I particularly liked the sea trout - even if it didn't quite come up to my memories of fresh-caught wild sea trout on the West Coast of Scotland
From the outside Bohemia doesn't look very promising but the food is glorious and the staff are attentive without being fussy. Really pleased to know you can book the whole restaurant as I am always looking for venues for special occasions. I'll definitely be back!
Another amazing superb meal at Bohemia. Delicious flavours expertly brought together. The usual high standard I have come to expect from this fab little restaurant. Well Done Bohemia.
Lovely meal, as always, at my favourite local restaurant Bohemia. Service, food and wine are always excellent. This was my fourth visit... and I have never been disappointed. Each meal has been one to remember. ...for all the right reasons 😊😊😊
Lovely food and wine with great service, in nice surroundings - what more could you want?! The art on the walls is a great talking point, and trying to choose between the delicious sounding (and looking) dishes on the menu took forever! The only reason this isn't a 6 is because it was a little quiet in the restaurant when we were there, which is surprising, and it just detracted from the atmosphere a little. We will DEFINITELY be going back regularly - I can't believe we didn't know it was there!
new owners so I guess they are finding there feet, starters where limited, I struggled and went for the bruschetta on toasted bread partner had goats cheese, for what was £6.50 I got 2 small pieces of toasted bread topped with bruschetta no side salad very disappointing,partners said her goats cheese was nice, 3 goat cheese balls in bread crumbs with a little rocket, main we had sea bass with capers sauce, mash and vegetables, sauce was very scarce,but they did bring more when asked, some on the root vegetables were under cooked, over all the main wasn't to bad. deserts not much to say very disappointed with them. service was good the young lady who worked there before was there and was helpful and also took our views on board. over all not a patch on what it used to be like, im afraid we wont be going again .
The usual enjoyable meal at Bohemia. This is our restaurant of choice - and within walking distance along the canal. Good food at reasonable prices - the same menu on two consecutive visits was not a problem
Another enjoyable visit to Bohemia - good atmosphere, wonderful food. It is definitely our favourite restaurant - a good incentive for the two and a half mile walk along the canal to get there from home
My friends and I had a very enjoyable evening. This is the fourth time that we have eaten at Bohemia and once again the food and service was excellent. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone.