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Vegan restaurant operating from The Rainbow pub offering a selection of plant-based food including brunch until 3pm Fri-Sun, mains, small plates and sharers, taster menus, and Sunday roasts. Run inside a non vegan bar so please check what drinks are vegan. Available for private bookings and caterings - email bahavegan@outlook.com for info and reservations. Instagram: @bahaveganuk. Relocated from 171-172 Wharfside St. See Facebook page for changing details of offers, days, and times. Open Tue-Fri 16:00-21:00, Sat 12:00-21:00, Sun 12:00-20:00. Check social media for changes to hours.

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107 Reviews

First Review by makeadifference


Points +150

29 Aug 2023

The best vegan wings

I love the food here, the vegan mac and cheese is some of the best I've ever had, and the "wings" which I had Korean bbq flavour for are literally some of the best things I've ever eaten. I definitely reccomend. The pub has a great ambience and they're super friendly there, I managed to loose my purse here before and they were super helpful in finding and returning it to me :)



Points +66

25 Aug 2023

Ba-ha at cuban embassy is BOMB

Went to try the new menu at the cuban embassy in Moseley and it was SO good! Haven’t had Mexican street corn since going vegan so was extremely pleased to see (and eat) it, cheese on nachos was divine, birria tacos were insane, and tres leches cake was incredible. Will definitely go back! Dogs allowed outside only but weather was nice so no complaints

Updated from previous review on 2019-07-31


Points +2211

13 Aug 2023


Been here multiple times now, and this is the best Sunday roast I’ve had.

The main menu is also incredible, and there is always something for everyone.

Will keep coming back here again and again.

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-08


Points +103

11 Aug 2023


Tried these guys at Vegan Camp Out, one of my faves from the festival! I had the mac n' cheese which was lush and my boyfriend had a brisket sub which was delicious! Wish I lived closer!

Pros: Innovative menu, Passionate staff, Great flavours


Points +3332

01 Aug 2023

Tasty Mac and cheese

I had their Mac and cheese at the vegan campout. It was really tasty.


Points +86

28 Jul 2023

Amazing Sunday Lunch

I've only ever tried the Sunday roast which is worth 5 stars by itself. Rest of the menu is pretty standard burgers etc, shame as it used to have a bit more variety. Worth it just for the roast on a Sunday though!

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-27


Points +44

26 Jul 2023

Tasty with gluten free options

Great food with plenty of options and everything's vegan. More of a pub than restaurant vibe (football on giant TV screens). The food was nice but a little oily in my opinion.


Points +87

23 Jun 2023

Good location

High quality vegan food.
Not to far from Birmingham city center.

Pros: Tasty, Enough portion, Nice place


Points +438

11 May 2023

10000% recommend

All vegan, vegan bottomless brunch, staff are lovely

Pros: All vegan , Burgers are incredible, Great cocktails and bottomless brunch


Points +590

21 Apr 2023

Good vibes

Nice place, the Sunday roast was decent - we enjoyed the nut roast and braised Jackfruit, but the veg was a bit limited we would’ve preferred some greens on there and some turnip. They served it with fried red cabbage and we could taste the oil on it. Add more steamed veggies and it would be spot on. Loved that they made the effort to add a Yorkshire pudding on the dinner.

Pros: Vegan food , Lovely interior , Good location with parking available

Cons: Music was very loud , Not enough veg on the Sunday roast


Points +70

18 Apr 2023

Tasty vegan food in a fun pub

I had Mac and cheese with chick'n bits and onion rings. There were so many options on the menu - burgers, Mac and cheese, lots of sides, and several dessert options too!
I really enjoyed my meal at the Rainbow. We had a long wait (they were very busy and had just taken an order for a large group) but it was worth it!

The pub was really busy and had a really good vibe. It felt very welcoming and open, and we got a good seat in a cosy booth. Would recommend!


Points +26

31 Mar 2023

Sunday Roast to die for!!

I absolutely loved the Sunday roast!! I chose the Jackfruit-based roast and it was fantastic! 😍


Points +3145

19 Mar 2023

10 out of 10

Proper nice pub, great food, good price and really nice staff. Cant fault the place, will defo go back next time were in Birmingham


Points +82

18 Feb 2023

Great food

Well priced vegan food. I only got the Mac&cheese with kentucky strips but it was a good portion and the kenticky strips made from shrooms were nice and crispy. The mac was also one of the best vegan ones out there, tasted exactly like a non-vegan one. I'll definitely be back to try out the rest of the food 😋


Points +144

09 Feb 2023

High quality vegan “junkfood”

This is one of the best vegan restaurants in Birmingham by far. The food is amazing and not just typical burger and fries although their burgers are so unique and far from the standard beyond or moving mountain pattys. They have a variety of mains, deserts and sides that are amazing, I even had a beef brisket. I can’t wait till they have their own premises as at the moment the operate from the rainbow pub which is great, but on a friday, saturday can be busy for drinks. Overall amazing food and owners.

Pros: Amazing original vegan food, So many choices, Not overpriced

Cons: Currently in a pub (can be very busy fri/sat)


Points +56

20 Dec 2022

Outstanding vegan food

The vegan brisket and roasted vegetables were superb, conscious about allergies. Decent music, good vibes.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +282

15 Dec 2022

Great selection

An all vegan menu is always a bonus so there’s no need to pour over ingredients.

Updated from previous review on 2022-12-15

Pros: An all vegan menu, Small plates, large plates and burgers


Points +201

07 Nov 2022

Really wanted to love it, but it fell short

Nice pub, good pint. Staff were nice but the long haired bloke seemed a bit stand off-ish. The Mrs had 3 small plates and I had the Brisk’t stew.

The 3 small plates my wife had were wings, koftas and bish tacos. She ordered the wings as oyster mushroom but they came out cauliflower, no biggie. But the koftas were the driest thing I think I’ve eaten. Not a lot of taste in them. She had one and left the rest. The tacos were pretty bland too. She was hungry so she ate what she could.

The Brisk’t stew although lovely presentation, wasn’t all that at all. I was so excited to try this but it just kind of tasted and felt like an upside down Shepard’s pie. The ‘brisk’t’ was lost in the mix and had no texture. Such a shame.

I was so looking forward to loving it here. But it just didn’t hit the mark for me after eating at some good spots in Birmingham.

As this is based in a non vegan pub I’m also surprised happy cow allows this to be classed as fully vegan..

Pros: Fully vegan food menu

Cons: Food lacked execution and care, Non-vegan pub (drinks include egg and honey)


Points +3408

16 Oct 2022

Loud pub, big vegan menu

In The Rainbow pub which plays its music very loud! First visit in March 2022 the food wasn't great, it was burnt and too spicy, but was better on Oct 2022 visit. Had the Sunday roast and it was very tasty, was nice to have the choice from three different ones. But we didn't have enough gravy, and there wasn't much of the actual "meat". Mac and cheese was nice, but the small portion was not worth £7. They do a bottomless brunch on Sat and Sun.


Points +18

14 Oct 2022

Incredible food

Wonderful food and a plethora of options

Pros: Lots of options , Great taste, Care in making the food


Points +110

27 Aug 2022

fair experience

friendly staff but we did wait over half an hour for our food and one ingredient wasn’t available so I changed my main order. food didn’t all arrive at the same time. dough balls were nice but not as garlicky as expected. the parmesan chickn was nice. sticky toffee pudding was great too, really good portion size.

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-18

Pros: lots of vegan options!, nice staff and atmosphere , good portion sizes

Cons: a little pricey for what it was, took a while for our food to come


Points +20

17 Aug 2022

Delicious junk food

This place is amazing and deserves the accolades. The wings and the garlic chick'n we had were exceptional. Staff are lovely and bar is generally really nice. Would recommend.

Pros: Completely vegan menu, Lots of variety, Gluten free options


Points +1824

07 Aug 2022

Incredible food

The food was amazing and pub was so lovely. Cannot recommend enough.


Points +451

30 Jul 2022

Cool Spot

Located inside a bar in the hip Digbeth district this quaint vegan spot is definitely worth a visit. They have mastered their simple menu which consists of unique vegan twists to standard junk food. Portions are plentiful and the staff are a delight. Go just for the Mac and Cheese!


Points +16

09 Jul 2022

10/10 - would recommend

Really good food for a decent price

Pros: Friendly service, Nice atmosphere , Excellent food


Points +451

13 Jun 2022

Really liked it

The food at The Rainbow is made by ba-ha and all is vegan. I had the "parmesan chicken", which was good, but the dough balls weren't that great. Feels like they are meant to be sweet not savoury. Overall really good though, there's a nice beer garden at the back.


Points +2059

01 Jun 2022

Lovely comfort food

Nice food and good portions. The staff were really friendly and attentive.

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