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Aalto Restaurant

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Hotel La Tour | Albert Street, Birmingham B5 5JT, England
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really lovely evening

Great decor and really nice surroundings, tasty cocktails while we waited, no issue that part of the party were a little late, helped advise us where to park. Seated us at a lovely table by the window. Service was really great and professional. Food was excellent no complaints for any of the 4 of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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clare
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great decor and really nice surroundings, tasty cocktails while we waited, no issue that part of the party were a little late, helped advise us where to park. Seated us at a lovely table by the window. Service was really great and professional. Food was excellent no complaints for any of the 4 of us on all 3 courses. Mussels... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Today was our first visit to Hotel La Tour and Aalto (Grill), lured in by a tweet about live music this afternoon. The hotel is clean and modern, and the bar and restaurant follow the same theme. There's an outside seating area too. I've never seen so many people having afternoon tea, with groups of women visible in all directions.... More 

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Jane R, General Manager at Aalto Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi DobbyBazzler, Thank you for taking time to review us! We're very proud of our menu so it's great to hear your thoughts! We look forward to welcoming you back - and to watch you tackle our mighty Tomahawk steak! Kind Regards Jane R More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at the Aalto Restaurant since we stayed at the Hotel Latour. The waiters were all extremely friendly and welcoming, and the food wasn't too bad. Considering the price, I probably wouldn't go there again, but we didn't leave hungry as it all was plentiful. I think there are nicer restaurants in Birmingham, but this one's a nice... More 

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Jane R, General Manager at Aalto Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Leon R, Thank you for reviewing us! We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Jane R More 

Birmingham
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I booked to come here for afternoon tea having read good reviews online/on tripadvisor. I promotly booked for my husband & I for afternoon tea on Valentines day. We arrived early and could see the staff were busy setting up for a busy day ahead. We were promptly seated in the main restaurant area, I noticed the lounge area was... More 

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Jane R, General Manager at Aalto Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Mini1978, Thank you very much for reviewing Aalto Grill! It sounds like you had a great time with us for afternoon tea and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards Jane R More 

birmingham,uk
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I 've often looked at this place whilst waiting for the bus and have always been intrigued as to what it was like on the inside, so I visited on a dark and very wet night, I was glad that they had a car park....nearly outside the premises, so didn't get too wet. The entrance of the hotel is clean,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stopped the night at Hotel La Tour and we didn't want to leave the hotel so we chose to eat in the Aalto restaurant. The signature dishes are the steaks so I went for the rump steak, a lean cut so generally not the most succulent however when it arrived I was amazed at how easily the knife ran... More 

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Jane R, General Manager at Aalto Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Gurminder S, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent meal at Hotel La Tour - I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your food with us and thank you so much for your kind words. I hope that we will welcome you back in the near future! Kind regards, Jane More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had the tomahawk steak for two and it was fantastic, cooked one half to my taste rare and the other to my husband's taste medium rare. We also had the standard steak frite the second night and that was great too.

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Jane R, General Manager at Aalto Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Liz E, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Hotel La Tour - I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and I hope that we will welcome you back in the near future! Kind regards, Jane More 

Swansea
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I do not usually eat in the hotel restaurant but did on this occasion as I needed all my expenses on one bill, but so glad I did! I had two meals there. The service was exceptional and the meals were excellent and presented beautifully. Only thing I am never keen on is the extras for veg etc., which you... More 

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Jane R, General Manager at Aalto Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Bob 1323, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent meal at Hotel La Tour - I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and I hope that we will welcome you back in the near future! Kind regards, Jane More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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337 reviews 337 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
513 helpful votes 513 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We ate here as we had a weekend package booked at the hotel which included a credit toward F&B. Service was a bit slow throughout and they did bring us the wrong bottle of wine to start with, however the food was superb, my husband had fillet steak and loved it, he doesn't often order it out as we have... More 

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Jane R, General Manager at Aalto Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Samiloupepperelll, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent meal at Hotel La Tour - I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and I hope that we will welcome you back in the near future! Kind regards, Jane More 

Worcester
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118 reviews 118 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Having not been able to get reservation at Circle Restaurant, Birmingham Hotel opted to dine here as staying hotel. Website said restaurant didn't open until 6pm but as we were going to theatre rang to see if they could serve us earlier, they could, 'no problem'. Arriving at 5.30 we were immediately shown to our table. Drinks ordered immediately. My... More 

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Jane R, General Manager at Aalto Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi BarDer, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent meal at Hotel La Tour - I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and thank you for your kind comments. I hope that we will welcome you back in the near future! Kind regards, Jane More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hotel La Tour | Albert Street, Birmingham B5 5JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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