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US$8 - US$30
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Caribbean, Jamaican
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Ladywood
0.9 km from Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table for 4, as we were on a family double birthday day out into the Jewellery quarter to look around for the ladies to choose something special. This is a lovely unique, clean and really relaxed place. Excellent tasty food that had a...lot new things for us to try from the menu that we'd never tried before, and superb service from Jan. Thank you again Jan and everyone in the kitchens for making a lovely day out for us even better. Really glad we chose to eat with you. Nick, Monica, Mia and Adam xMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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michaelbrummie, Owner at 24 Carat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello to you all, Thank you for taking your time to review us. We are so glad we managed to tickle your taste buds with food you had not tried before. We do offer a varied menu, and our aim is to offer something anyone...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I popped in for lunch. We found it when looking on line for restaurants near to where we were staying in the Jewellery Quarter. It was really amazing. The curried goat with peas was so good. We couldn’t manage dessert at the time...but the lady was so good and packed a few in goody bags to take away. We enjoyed them later with a coffee whilst watching the Commonwealth Games hockey. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this restaurant. Very helpful and friendly. You will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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michaelbrummie, Owner at 24 Carat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much Lorraine, It was a pleasure to welcome you both. We love what we do and we love happy customers. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit here, and we met your expectations. Many thanks again for your kind words, and...More

Reviewed 5 July 2022 via mobile

This is our second trip to this beautiful little quaint tucked away gem. The service is of the most friendly I have experienced in a very long time, nothing is too much trouble & it’s always delivered with a smile, the food is beautiful, full...of flavour & cooked to perfection. The desserts are hard to beat also & there’s always few special options that you’ll not find anywhere else, the alcohol options are all very reminiscent of the Caribbean and the selection is vast. All in all this is fast becoming one of my top places to dine even after just a couple of visits. I will most definitely be back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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michaelbrummie, Owner at 24 Carat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Kelliew838 thank you so much for you review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the food, venue, and service. What more could we ask for. many thanks. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 4 July 2022 via mobile

Group of friends went to 24 carat bistro in jewellery quarter.. we decided to go there because of the positive feedback it had. To be Frank we were very disappointed and we will not be going back. The bistro itself us very small which is...not a problem but the decor is very old ,tired looking and out dated. It definitely needs some TLC. We has had a vegan and a vegetarian vegetarian with us. We had the set menu with very little options for our non meat eaters. When we asked about the mutton soup she said it was not made fresh and was made on Wednesday and it was frozen..to our horror we decided not no have it so had meat platters. Long wait for it and was very disappointed when it came..nothing seemed fresh ...we didn't have a full chicken wing..not even half of curry pattie and the dumpling wasn't fresh....Good presentation though. The main courses varied from akee are and saltfish, curry Murton and oxtail..and rice . With the curry mutton I counted 6 pieces of meat on my plate..no veg or coleslaw ...very disappointed vegetarian and vegan option drew the short straw... Sadly no one enjoyed there meal but ate it because we were all hungry..I skipped dessert while the others had there's. Unfortunately the evening was only great because of the company but not the meal..I really don't think the jamaican food was authentic..Has a black British with West Indian parents the food I feel was catered for the English palate and was bland with no kick of taste flavour...it nothing pleasant to rember.. The only positive thing I can say that it's a family ram business and the front if house which I can assume was the wife was very pleasant and attentive..I think she knew we wasn't happy and kept on asking us if we were OK to which we replied yes.. Sadly we will not be returning. ..but we do wish them well..I feel that they should remove the soup from the menu ..because frozen 3 day soup is not acceptable or healthy to serve to customers..also add more jamaican authentic spices...along with more vegan and vegetarian options..overall the food was bland and not flavoursome and it was mainly for the plalate of those customers who have not experience jamaican food before. Has a black diner, that was not jamaican snd I feel that other black diners would also feel the same way.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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michaelbrummie, Owner at 24 Carat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Jane thank you for your feedback about your visit to our venue. We are obviously very disappointed and confused to receive such a scathing review. Firstly, I need to point out your booking was for 7.00pm at which time only one guest had arrived....More

Reviewed 11 May 2022

Down a little alley way in the jewellery quarter brought three of us to 24 carat bistro and I’m so glad it did! Jan had helped on the phone with our booking and looked after us on our night out. We had the set menu...which is amazing value for money. So tempted by what was on offer on the menu-we also ordered a goat curry main as an extra-I know gluttons but in our defence we ate everything Jan served to us. Various cocktails and a bottle of good simple wine washed down our meal and 24 Carat has put itself firmly in the “one we’d go back to” category. Two things make a great night out-amazing food and great service-24 carat delivered in abundance. Big thanks to Jan and her husband along with the rest of the team for brilliant food and service. A great night-we’ll be back soon xMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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michaelbrummie, Owner at 24 Carat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2022

Hello Vodkaaaa23 it was lovely to welcome you to the bistro. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. We love happy customers, and hope to welcome you back soon .

Reviewed 7 May 2022

Had only recently heard of this restaurant despite finding out during our meal that they’ve been here for 20 years! It’s a small and cosy spot, almost like dining in someone’s dining room at home and the food menu reflects this too - you can...imagine these dishes being served in a Caribbean home. But these dishes are delivered with a bit more elegance - nicely presented and full of flavour. I went for the goat curry with rice and peas, and it was delicious. Also got to taste the ribs and they were packed with flavour. Plenty of rum drinks available - I’m not a rum fan but after a couple of the rum punches, even the most resistant customer can be converted! Will be returning and recommending to others.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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michaelbrummie, Owner at 24 Carat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2022

Thank you for your review, we have been here a long time and we love what we do. We are so glad when customers appreciate it too. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to us, and hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 30 March 2022

My wife and I were visiting the Jewellery District and were passing this bistro at lunchtime. So, we called in for lunch. We had a great experience. Really good food and drink, great service and lots of helpful advice.

Date of visit: March 2022
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michaelbrummie, Owner at 24 Carat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2022

Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed our food, and service. We hope to welcome you back sometime soon.

Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

This is a great place to check out, not that far from the centre of town and worth the visit. The flavours really punch out and is so much better than anything bigger and more mainstream restaurants can offer. I heartily recommend the Cajun Prawns...as a starter. Portion sizes are just the right size, £30 for 3 courses is value for money. Photo is of the Jerk Pork SteakMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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michaelbrummie, Owner at 24 Carat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2022

Hello MingSwift, thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to us, and we met your expectations. Hopefully we will welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed 11 March 2022 via mobile

So happy to see this place still open after the pandemic. The food is still fantastic and the owners always welcome you as if you’re an old friend visiting. It’s tucked away down an unassuming alley, the first time you find it you’ll feel like...you’re discovering something unknown. And then when you inevitably return with friends you will feel like an all knowing guide sharing a secret of the JQ. A visit to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter isn’t complete without a stop at 24 Carat Bistro.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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michaelbrummie, Owner at 24 Carat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2022

Hello cakeyranger, it was lovely to chat to you, and welcome you back to the bistro. Thank you for your kind comments, and appreciation of what we do. We hope to welcome you back very soon.

Reviewed 22 February 2022 via mobile

What an amazing restaurant. A small family run business a bit off the main road. The food here is of a high standard and such good value. For mains we had the goat curry and jerk pork, both were exceptional. If you are in the...area and looking for something different, look no further?More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Dorothy s
8 January 2018|
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Response from michaelbrummie | Property representative |
Yes we are open weekday lunchtimes. We are approximately 2 miles from the city centre. We are closed on a Monday at the moment until the beginning of February.
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957shells
10 August 2017|
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Response from michaelbrummie | Property representative |
Yes , it's best too . We only have a few tables , and we can get full very quickly.
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4 January 2017|
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Response from michaelbrummie | Property representative |
We are not the same people who owned big nannys . We are situated in the building opposite where they used to be . But we are totally different to them.
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24 Carat Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5