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Indulge in delectable Mediterranean cuisine in a charming and magical Primitivo. It's buzzing and sociable atmosphere and friendly service makes it a great place for dining with friends.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
Sun-Thu 17:00-22:00
Fri-Sat 17:00-23:00

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Primitivo reviews

By Steve B.

This place deserves to be rated the Best independent restaurant in town!,The food for the actual money that you pay is far far better than more celubrious eateries near by.The wine list is very well thought out and value for money creeps into your mind? It is also nice to see that money has been spent on certain areas of the place that needed upgrading.! Will be booking our annual festive party here as usual,and can't wait to return to try the steak n kidney pudding ( home made ) to die for! Check it out,booking is advised.

By Paul C.

I agre with the above recomendation but the stars needed adjusting? Food well above the price rating, you are talking here, maybe "Michilen Star rating" I kid you NOT. TRY!!!!!!!

By Miss W.

Primitivo" the best kept secret in town"? Not for much longer!What a find in birminghams financial District.Great place for a PRIVATE saturday night venue.The food here is of a very high standard,but the prices are very resonable(Great wine list too)Also the staff are very easy on the eye!! Be sure to book at lunch times, because the word is spreading very quickly.The evenings are good too.with lots of people drinking and relaxing.Primitivo is unique in the fact that it is private .The decor is also yourself a favor and check it out soon,be-fore the word spreads.

By G.

There’s something endearing about this place. Maybe that’s just because it’s a little different from most of the other city centre bars.

The Venue
Under its red awnings, Primitivo has a white facade and a small patio outside. Inside it’s a small but long venue, with the bar itself on the left and a raised area opposite on the right where there are lots of tables and chairs for more formal sitting and eating. The flooring is pale wood and the walls are off-white or exposed bricks.

The light colours, shiny metals, beiges and a high ceiling add a sense of airiness to what otherwise might be a bit of a tight space. But there are daubs of colour like the dark rich red wall at the back and touches of class with real candle-bearing candelabras. There are four or five tables and high stools pulled up to ledges around the bar area. The music is chart and 80s classics.

The People
Primitivo attracts a slightly older, more discerning crowd, as well as professionals in their late 20s. It’s popular for a bite to eat at lunch for the suits but also pulls in a smart party set in the evening.

The Food and Drink
There’s nothing on draught but in bottles you can get Budweiser, Beck’s, Miller, Peroni, Corona and Magner’s. But it’s quite a wine drinking place and the wine on the chalkboard includes quite a few Italian and Spanish bottles such as a Zonin Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Terre Palladiane (£16) which has a dark berry fruit finish and which would be good with or without food.

Wines range between £12 and £37. Otherwise there’s a Pinot Grigio rose for £15 and, more unusually, there are dessert wines too. There are no cocktails though. The food is tapas style although not strictly the Spanish version — dishes include duck spring rolls, spicy salmon croquettes and mussels and you can get four dishes for just £4.

The Last Word
Primitivo offers a taste of the Continent which is a breath of fresh air in Brum city centre.