Award-winning training restaurants

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World-renowned training ground for chefs

University College Birmingham has two award-winning training restaurants, the Atrium and the Brasserie, which enjoy a great reputation with the public and professionals alike. Working both in the kitchens and front-of-house, our students gain hands-on industry experience preparing and serving everything from fast food to silver service.

The Atrium proudly holds a Highly Commended AA College Rosette while University College Birmingham has People 1st Centre of Excellence status.


The Atrium offers a superb fine dining experience in a modern, contemporary setting that ranks alongside top restaurants in Birmingham, a city blessed with a vibrant food culture.

The restaurant is perfect for celebrating a special occasion but also attracts a loyal following of regular customers who are drawn by the exceptional cooking and ambience. 

Sample menus

"When I went on the tour, I had never seen a kitchen like it. I didn't think about different colleges around the area – to be honest, they didn't hold a candle to University College Birmingham."

Aaron Mosedale Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking) 


The Brasserie, which is next to the Atrium, offers a great informal setting for a relaxed lunch with friends and colleagues. The menu changes regularly to provide customers with an exciting range of modern British and European dishes.

We are happy to accommodate our customers’ needs so if time is pressing and you fancy a quick bite, an Express Dish of the Day is available in the comfortable bar. There is a comprehensive wine list with premium drinks offered at exceptional prices. 

The Brasserie also hosts theme nights throughout the academic year. Staged by the University’s hospitality degree students, the evenings offer great food and entertainment, often with music.

Sample menu


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