Newest Review: ... the Bullring, and was very busy by about 10am, and remained packed through until dinnertime. The restaurant was modern inside, in natur... more
EAT cafe concept
Member Name: Rook252
Advantages: Decent food
Disadvantages: Too expensive
We were in Birmingham a few weeks ago, and loathe to pay £7.50 each for the travelodge breakfast, we set out to find somewhere else to get our morning fill.
We ended up in EAT, not a chain I've ever come across in the North East, but I had heard of them. The shop I visited in Birmingham is within the Bullring, and was very busy by about 10am, and remained packed through until dinnertime.
The restaurant was modern inside, in natural, cooling shades, and had several serve yourself fridges of pre-packed foods on the shelves. These ranged from sort of up market ready meals, through the usual sandwiches and panninis, to some very unusual sounding soups. On the payment counter are lots of root vegetable crisps, muffins, cookies, pastries and the like.
Some of the muffins looked lovely, however at £1.50 each I thought this was absolutely extortionate, and didn't purchase one. We got a steak pannini, a cheese and ham panini, a cappuccino and a peach and mint iced drink, and it came to a little over £12.
I did find this really expensive for what we had. The food was all decent quality, although the steak panini was impossible to eat as it was one piece of uncut steak, and it just all came out in the first mouthfull! The peach and mint drink was lovely, although came straight from a carton and ice was just added, which made me feel decidedly ripped off.
Overall while the food is good, the price is just too high, and I wouldn't return.
Summary: Over marketed and under thought out