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5.7 /6 Wonderful 97 Reviews

Bohemia

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About Bohemia

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 15:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 15:00, 19:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday Closed
Bohemia, 23 Oak Tree Lane, B29 6JE Birmingham

Further Information

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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

97 Reviews

5.7 /6 Wonderful 97 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
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Paul T.
1 review so far 6
08.01.2017 20:35

We always enjoy our trips here. The main menu always has something we like and is freshly cooked and tasty. Starters and desserts are excellent too. Some might say it's a bit pricey, but mains here are only a few ££s on a meal in a local curry house and you get an experience you'll savour and be recommending to friends afterwards. Very friendly owner and staff too.

Ian D.
1 review so far 6
07.11.2016 07:02

This has been one of our favourite restaurants for several years. Great food, great service. The wine we had with the meal was very nice too. Highly recommended.

Anne S.
1 review so far 6
05.11.2016 22:52

Great little restaurant and excellent food, always. They have regular special events such as wine tasting evenings & live music nights ......once you try it you will most certainly go again. They also do a really good affordable lunch menu.

Owen B.
3 reviews so far 6
23.10.2016 07:28

I have been here a few times now with my family and have never been disappointed. Excellent food at a great price and always a warm welcome. Cannot rate highly enough

Zoe M.
1 review so far 6
17.09.2016 07:59

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 !

Margaret F.
1 review so far 6
16.10.2016 18:03

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

Andrew S.
1 review so far 6
02.10.2016 22:03

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.

Kate P.
1 review so far 6
03.05.2015 05:30

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.

Helen T.
1 review so far 6
16.05.2016 06:57

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!

Naomi S.
1 review so far 5
16.03.2016 05:49

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.

Jacob R.
1 review so far 5
11.02.2015 11:05

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!

Peter C.
8 reviews so far 6
23.02.2015 20:27

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

Joanne R.
1 review so far 6
24.07.2016 19:53

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!

Sheryl P.
5 reviews so far 6
04.06.2016 09:46

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.

Jo P.
1 review so far 5
14.11.2015 19:55

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!

Peter C.
8 reviews so far 6
03.04.2015 19:49

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

Peter C.
8 reviews so far 6
07.07.2016 20:31

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

Fiona W.
1 review so far 6
17.01.2016 21:43

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.

Michael R.
1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 03:55

Tip top food and service. Bohemia is the epitome of what I consider to be an honest neighbourhood restaurant. Honest food, two great guys who own and run the place, wonderfully devoid of pretension.

Helen E.
1 review so far 5
24.06.2015 22:12

Starter and main course we're completely delicious. The wine was lovely and smooth. Server was attentive. For our first time at Bohemia I found it good value for money and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Will be back at some point.

Pat S.
1 review so far 5
17.09.2015 22:35

Recent visit by 4 people. Good friendly service. Advice by phone before evening with advice about GF options. Reasonable wine list. Friends very happy with their choices of mains though we waited a while for chips and steamed mixed veg side dishes to follow (the restaurant was quite busy). I ordered a rare porterhouse steak, a bit disappointed when it arrived as it was was cooked more I would have liked. Puddings were good (one was shared). Will visit again.

Chris w.
2 reviews so far 6
06.06.2016 23:42

A delightful SMALL restaurant, easy to get to. No. 11 bus stops outside plus buses going along Bristol Road. Great atmosphere, service and original well cooked and presented food. Staff very helpful and, when time allowed, chatty. Found it a romantic eatery to go if you want to chat and some peace. We were both impressed with the Pullus Sauvigon Blanc. Will definitely go again.

Jessica M.
1 review so far 6
19.12.2015 07:34

Another fantastic meal at Bohemia last Wednesday. The beef tasted amazing and the vegetables for sweet and crunchy. It was nice to see the restaurant full and the atmosphere was great.

Sheryl P.
5 reviews so far 6
16.02.2016 08:18

As ever a superb menu coupled with excellent service made for the usual great evening. It was my friends first visit and like me she'll return. Well done Bohemia.

Vivienne R.
2 reviews so far 6
17.06.2015 03:29

We visited Bohemia at lunch time and found a relaxed professional operation. The food was lovely as was the waitress, would go again, may try the evening next time.

Julie F.
1 review so far 6
05.08.2016 19:23

I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough; were it located in the centre of Birmingham it would be hard to get a table. It is well wort the trip to Selly Oak to experience a relaxed atmosphere, outstanding friendly service and excellent food. The menu has something for all tastes. Book a table now!

Owen B.
3 reviews so far 6
07.02.2016 07:11

Been to Bohemia before and one again a great experience. Great quality food and really friendly staff. Would highly recommend to anybody who is in the area.

Ed B.
1 review so far 6
02.05.2016 17:31

Wonderful all round! Great food and great service. If you've not been to Bohemia you really should think about popping along. Worth booking to save disappointment.

Jayne P.
1 review so far 5
08.09.2016 01:48

This is a great little venue which could quite easily be overlooked. Went there in the lunch hour with my team and the service was really quick. The food was very great quality and portion sizes were very generous too. I would definitely recommend this place to others. Well worth a visit.

bob s.
1 review so far 5
31.07.2016 20:06

First time we have been without live music so weren't sure how it would be but good experience and would be happy to return for one of their wine tasting nights, which seem to get booked up early. The food was great, service pleasant and prompt and a really nice atmosphere.

Phyl L.
2 reviews so far 6
01.12.2015 09:17

Friendly service good imaginative food. Changing menu embraces the seasons and is always well cooked and tasty. Been going since it opened and pleased by the variety of events like wine tasting and music they include to provide a good night out.

Adrian J.
1 review so far 5
18.07.2016 07:42

Great ambience (full restaurant), lovely food and excellent care and attention from Andrew. We enjoyed our meal and happily recommend Bohemia to others. First class.

Alison T.
2 reviews so far 6
23.08.2015 23:01

bohemia fab as ever. great food, great staff even on a very hot night! We were rung up beforehand to discuss the menu for a friend who has a food intolerance - much easier to sort then than on the night.

Martin K.
1 review so far 6
13.06.2016 18:04

The restaurant was very quiet (as the Euros had just started) but the atmosphere and the food were excellent. This is our 2nd meal there in the last month or so, and both times the food has been absolutely fab.

Jane R.
1 review so far 6
12.03.2016 19:58

Ate here whilst visiting Birmingham. A fabulous find. Great atmosphere, delicious food and delightful live music. All this AND my favourite wine on the wine list - Gavi! Couldn't ask for more. A perfect evening. Thank you so much.

Peter C.
8 reviews so far 6
26.04.2015 04:04

Our favourite restaurant didn't disappoint. This time there was a local old lady, who was helped to her (favourite?) table, and encouraged with choices - she obviously eats there once a week - I could easily do that!

Sarah A.
1 review so far 6
16.05.2015 17:22

Great food and lovely atmosphere! Defo eat here again... Very reasonably priced and the friendly service made for a very enjoyable evening with good friends. Look forward to trying some other dishes of the menu in the future

Jimmy H.
1 review so far 6
01.10.2016 18:05

We had a great time. Food was lovely, very reasonable and the owner (Andrew) stopped at the end of the night to chat with us - made us feel very welcome. We would recommend to anyone :)

Annie M.
3 reviews so far 6
14.11.2015 05:04

Amazing food, as always! Absolutely love it here! Very friendly with a lovely atmosphere! Well worth a visit for either lunch or supper....all good with very fresh food! Nothing is every too much trouble for them!

Francis H.
8 reviews so far 6
17.09.2015 03:12

Consistently excellent, food ambience and service, this is a highly recommended restaurant. The menu changes monthly and is always interesting and inventive. The service is exquisite. Go along and judge for yourself, you won't be disappointed.

Helen H.
2 reviews so far 5
06.03.2016 17:36

Always a treat. The menu is imaginative and the food looks and tastes great. Service can sometimes be a little slow because they are so busy but the staff are always very pleasant . One of my favourite restaurants .

Nikki M.
1 review so far 6
13.10.2015 17:50

Absolutly amazing evening for my partner birthday. Food and wine werre incredible definitely going back. Highly recommend. Staff were lovely and very welcoming. Look forward to next month menu Thanks for wonderful Expereince

Bob R.
1 review so far 6
18.02.2016 23:17

Great real cooked from scratch food, great personal and attentive service all at a very reasonable price especially compared with a lot of other fine ding restaurants in Birmingham, we will definitely return!

Frances C.
1 review so far 5
17.08.2016 18:52

A pleasant welcoming restaurant. Food good. I enjoyed salmon and prawn salad. Awkward to eat it in a bowl, though. I would have preferred it on a plate. However, slow service. We waited some time for our main course.

Anne C.
1 review so far 6
12.02.2015 17:34

Friendly staff who look after you, cosy atmosphere with no rush to make you leave, and most importantly excellent food with an interesting choice, just sorry we were too full for pudding.

Bill H.
1 review so far 6
01.04.2015 20:53

4 of us had a very pleasant lunch yesterday. The food was good and great value. Friendly staff as well. We'll be back again. This was my 4th visit to this restaurant.

Brian E.
1 review so far 6
20.11.2015 06:08

Good food, good portions (kept our hungry student son satisfied with just s main) and very friendly service. We will definitely go back next time we are in the area. Highly recommended.

Francis H.
8 reviews so far 6
29.09.2016 02:58

Great food, service and atmosphere all reasonably priced. What's not to love. Bonus of live classical guitarist as well. The staff are attentive and personable and the food consistently good. Highly recommended.

Daniel W.
1 review so far 6
24.04.2015 16:03

Very friendly staff and a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Went for a wine tasting event, and the food and drinks were paired up perfectly. Excellent everything and reasonably priced. Will be going back!

Maureen Maureen s.
1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 21:12

Superb staff who will attend to your needs, the menu's change on a monthly basis, food is fresh and exciting, I have had many relaxing enjoyable experiences and thoroughly recommend a visit