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Amantia

City Centre Spanish ££ +100
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About Amantia

Years of commitment by husband and wife team Andrea and Marta have brought Amantia to vibrant life in Birmingham city centre. The restaurant has taken over the ground floor and basement of the iconic Sun House up Bennetts Hill, just off New Street and very close to Grand Central station, becoming a fixture in Birmingham’s Spanish dining scene. The traditional and innovative Spanish dishes begin life in Amantia’s kitchen, cooked using ingredients imported directly from Spain. Recently expanding to house a traditional tablao flamenco, Amantia hosts regular flamenco shows and offers a hire space fit for corporate events and team building nights, private parties, salsa classes and live music performances. Bookings are essential!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
Amantia, 9-10 Bennetts Hill, B2 5RS Birmingham

Further Information

The name Amantia means a lot to the owners of this Spanish tapas bar and restaurant in Birmingham’s city centre. First of all, it’s the name of an ancient site near Andrea’s birthplace. Second, it contains the initials of the couple and their two children. On Bennetts Hill, Amantia is the youngest of Andrea and Marta’s offspring, but certainly the most bold and mature. Amantia has already made a name for itself through quality, consistency and great reviews, but these days when it seems like every foodie is in search of a default location for the Spanish small plates, it certainly looks like a good number have decided to call Amantia their home.

Here, the selection includes that British favourite chorizo, and we recommend tickling your tastebuds with the restaurant’s classic paella – vegetable, chicken and rabbit, seafood, squid and black rice. Fine old world wines, Spanish beers available by the bottle or on tap, plus a resident mixologist preparing classic and contemporary cocktails, rounds off a superlative Spanish offering in central Birmingham.

CHEF'S CHOICE

370 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 370 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
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2 reviews so far 6
20.09.2017 22:58

Absolutely amazing we have been many times before but this time took some friends from New Zealand and they walked away with a big smile and a full stomache. Service was amazing and staff were so friendly defiantly recomend!!

1 review so far 6
17.09.2017 09:42

Fantastic staff and great food, the paella was incredible - would definitely recommend going here - my mates had the tapas and they were all happy as Larry

1 review so far 6
11.09.2017 14:17

We have visited Amantia many times and have always enjoyed both the excellent Tapas and service. The buzzing atmosphere and well priced food and drink makes for a wonderful evening.

5 reviews so far 6
10.09.2017 14:23

Very warm welcome from the waitress. She was really nice and friendly. Food was delicious, fresh and very authentic and we were pretty full with 2-3 dishes each. Definitely recommend

1 review so far 6
09.09.2015 13:45

The best tapas I've had in the UK. I was in a party of four and we had 12 tapas as recommended on the menu and which is fairly standard. The food was first class and came to us in three 'waves' with a break in between rather than filling up the table with too many plates. The wine list catered for all tastes and had a lot of Spanish wine which one might expect. The white Rioja was excellent. We finished off with cheese for 3 and a couple of glasses of Pedro Ximénez sherry (which is like port) which was lovely. The pricing was very reasonable. The restaurant styling was modern but not soulless and service was friendly and efficient. The staff were also very knowledgeable. Historically Bennetts Hill has been a little of the beaten track for restaurants but with the opening of the Cosy Club (a posh pub) opposite I suspect that Amantia will go from strength to strength. Overall, I would go there again, would recommend/take friends and family and am looking forward to my next visit.

2 reviews so far 6
02.08.2015 16:24

We booked at Amantia for my special birthday treat and we couldn't have chosen a better place, although it was lunchtime and a bit quiet it did not detract from the wonderful experience, the food was exceptional, we tried the tapas to start and then went on to the main course and sweet all of which were excellent, we washed it all down with a nice bottle of carva. The staff were very attentive but not Intrusve, we look forward to eating their again and have had no hesitation in recommending Amantia to our friends.

1 review so far 6
24.03.2017 12:06

I was part of a group of three people on our first visit to the restaurant.The restaurant was selected to compliment a Spanish themed evening culminating in "Rodrigo`s concerto" at the Birmingham Symphony Hall The Tapas served was excellent. The service provided was prompt,courteous and advisory.The courses were perfectly timed with the removal of used plates and the introduction of further hot dishes.The tables had sufficient distance from each other not to be intrusive and the restaurant decor was modern with light Spanish music playing in the background. It had a good ambiance and I would definitely recommend Amantia for customers who want a flavour of Spain.

2 reviews so far 5
27.06.2017 08:42

We really enjoyed our meal at Amantia. The one thing I would change is that we are asked at the beginning whether we would like all our orders to come at the same time or not, rather that it just coming in two halves. This meant that our lunch period overran considerably. The food, however, was absolutely delicious and I would very much recommend anyone else to try the food here, particularly on Mondays when the tapas is 2 for 1. The portion sizes are generous and I would say no more than three tapas dishes per person. The service was also very good - warm, polite and not at all intrusive.

1 review so far 5
09.03.2016 08:52

Four of us ate at Amantia on a Tuesday evening and we had a great time, unfortunately it was very quiet and therefore lacked a bit of atmosphere. Food was excellent, service was friendly and efficient. Tapas dishes were explained clearly and we were advised of how much food to order (not advised to over order like another Tapas restaurant not a million miles away). Good selection of drinks including cocktails. We will certainly return, perhaps on a busier night.

1 review so far 6
05.11.2016 20:21

Great food great flavours and a decent ambience. Second time visiting and will most certainly be back for a third. Amantia offers quality food for a very reasonable price. The prawns are awesome with a good kick to boot. Until next time Amantia xx

1 review so far 6
13.07.2017 20:22

Today was the first time I had been to Amantia . I met up with friends from outside of Birmingham for a very enjoyable and leisurely lunch. I will certainly be going again and will recommend Amantia to family and friends.

1 review so far 5
27.09.2015 09:20

Went on a busy Saturday night. Even with booking slight delay getting to table but hosts were very apologetic about this. Food was very good - tapas plates are a good size for sharing. My vegetarian friend was slightly disappointed with the aubergine fried with honey as this could have been a bit crisper. She was also disappointed that the only vegetarian main was a Greek salad (although she did point out it was one of the best Greek salads she'd had in a long time). Our mains of sea bass with salsa verde and lemon sole were breathtakingly good. Further evidence that good ingredients cooked simply are sometimes the best. Sadly we were too full for pudding but the churros are supposed to be spectacular. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable as well.

1 review so far 6
28.10.2015 07:45

Lovely restaurant, we turned up a couple of hours early just for some drinks as everywhere else in the surrounding areas were extremely busy, Amantia were happy to oblige. We had a few tapas dishes between 4 people and they were lovely, especially the king prawns and calamari. Would definately visit again when in Birmingham.

1 review so far 6
11.10.2015 09:23

At Amantia the welcome is warm and inviting ,the staff are knowledgeable about the food and wine and able to make suggestions with regards to /tapas and wine selections. The Food is flavorsome , good quality with an interesting variety that suits different pallets. The service remains at a consistent high throughout our meal.

1 review so far 6
02.11.2015 09:34

Enjoyed our visit to Amantia for a Saturday evening tapas, food was high quality, fresh and full of flavour, staff were very welcoming and helpful and the restaurant is maintained to high standard, hoping to visit again soon for more of the same - thanks to all the team - Steve and Karen

1 review so far 1
21.02.2016 11:31

Ate here for valentines day and was told only on arrival that they were not doing rice dishes. Only tapas then. Chose 6 tapas tat came out as starters and mains for some reason complete with different cutlery. Squid, not cooked properly and the accompanying aioli had no garlic. Prawns were in a sauce and not sauteed as per the menu and again, lacked flavour considering it was meant to be chili, garlic, olive oil and white wine. Was more of a white sauce than any other flavours. Patatas Bravas were ok but some of the potatoes were burnt. Our "mains" then arrived. Bean stew with chorizo, bacon and black pudding. THe website has a picture of this and it was nothing like what we were served. Had to send them back as it was watery, no meat in it (Waitress tried to explain that its a slow cook so they had dissolved away - honestly?). Spinach and "Blue Cheese" croquettes - had no blue cheese unless it was as bland as mozzerella. Black pudding parcels - undercooked, shame really as they sounded nice. Had free wine and they took 50% off the bill but still a shame as if we had known about the rice we would've gone elsewhere. I've been to Spain many times and not just to the costas. Perhaps a revision of what Spanish food is these days and how its evolved from the typical squid rings etc would be a good idea. WOuldnt call Amantia authentic to say the least, the decor is too modern. I've been a chef for over 16 years and i can only assume there was a shortage on the garlic. A real shame as we were looking forward to this.

2 reviews so far 6
29.07.2015 08:42

I went the other night with a friend visiting from Dubai and I always want to show the best of Birmingham. I'm glad I chose Amantia on this occasion. Lovely environment and food was delicious. Service was very good. I would go again and highly recommend to friends.

2 reviews so far 6
01.05.2016 09:12

Lovely time at Amantia last night. Place was very quiet when we arrived (5pm) but began filling up by the time we left. Service quick and friendly and the food was very tasty. Perfect way to forget the horrible weather that was going on outside!

1 review so far 6
02.06.2016 08:58

Very very good and authentic food. What is good about tapas is you can have as little or as much as you want, from just a snack to a table filled extravaganza,which is what we did.. it was our wedding anniversary.. The service was just as you want, appearing as needed without having to spend ages trying to catch someones eye. We went mad with the menu and the bill was £85, but could be as little as £30 for two, great value and we will go again

1 review so far 6
11.01.2017 16:02

Great place, lovely food and good service. Lovely mid week lunch with our friends and the tasty food was the icing on the cake. Easy journey in on the train and Amantia is just a couple of minutes walk from the station. Perfect