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Aalto Restaurant

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Aalto Restaurant
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Hotel La Tour | Albert Street, Birmingham B5 5JT, England
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Hotel La Tour | Albert Street, Birmingham B5 5JT, England
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Best steak I've ever had!!
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
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Gurminder S

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... read more

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
Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
159 reviews 159 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
307 reviews 307 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
477 helpful votes 477 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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

Telford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Good range of dishes all beautifully prepared and well presented. Good portions but also breads, breadsticks, spicy popcorn & amuse bouche complimentary.

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

Hi Angela B, 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

Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As you will see from my hotel review, service just too slow in Bar & Restaurant. It wasn't cheap either !!

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

Hi Phil O, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent meal at our restaurant - I am happy to read that, overall, you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for your feedback regarding the service, we will be sure to take your comments onboard. I hope that we will welcome you back in the near future!... More

London
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Hotel La Tour is a stylish, comfortable hotel; I've stayed several times on business and written favourably about it here on Tripadvisor. On these trips I'd been busy and had only bar snacks and a quick breakfast, but I had not eaten dinner in the restaurant before. On a visit to Birmingham with my wife I had no hesitation... More

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UK
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Hotel La tour is in a part of town under regeneration.. It may look a little out of place at the moment, but I'm sure when surrounding buildings are in place it will all make sense. We had high tea as a couple for a birthday treat. We were the first to arrive but there were already a half a... More

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JJPRB2007, General Manager at Aalto Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and I am so pleased that you enjoyed afternoon tea. Rachael our pastry chef is quite amazing and I have shared your kind words with all of the team. I hope that we can welcome you back again very soon. More

Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

we had a three course meal, the starters were lovely, we had the salted cod and the trout. The mains on offer seemed a little uninspired, choosing the chicken supreme and the duck, both were well cooked, but felt rather basic. Desserts, the rice pudding and panacotta were again lovely. Service was good, and the staff friendly. The atmosphere in... More

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JJPRB2007, General Manager at Aalto Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your time to leave a review and although I am pleased that you enjoyed the food I am very sorry that the conduct of other guests did not make the feeling in Aalto the one you thought it was. I quite appreciate your comments and we do have a dress code but it is... More

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Additional Information about Aalto Restaurant

Address: Hotel La Tour | Albert Street, Birmingham B5 5JT, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British

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