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Aalto Restaurant

Hotel La Tour | Albert Street, Birmingham B5 5JT, England
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Ranked #95 of 1,476 restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Had afternoon tea on Good Friday so it was their easter special including a lemon meringue dessert in a real egg shell. The dainty sandwiches were lovely and fresh but the warm cheese dip was my favourite. The scones were perfect and I managed to each all of my share of the dainty little cakes. Pots of herbal and breakfast... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Have stayed in Hotel La Tour before and didn't go to this restaurant, but decided to try it this time, and I am so glad we did! We booked as thought it would be busy, we were right it was indeed busy but seated us on the exact time of our booking. The menu was slightly different than what it... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We were looking for somewhere special to celebrate a birthday and that was exactly what we got when we visited restaurant Aalto chef's table. Roughly a week before we were booked to visit we were asked to submit a list of things we like and dislike so that our 9 courses could be customised to our preferences. The night of... More

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

I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at the Chef’s Table and I will be sure to pass on your comments to Chef and the kitchen and restaurant teams. As I am sure you saw, they are extremely passionate about what they do so it’s great for them to hear your thoughts. The Chef’s Table is a... More

Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We went here with colleagues to celebrate a birthday and promotion as it came recommended. I am very happy to say it lived up to that recommendation. The décor is modern and comfortable. The staff are very efficient and professional, but friendly and helpful. The food was superb, I tried the sea trout which was even better than I had... More

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

Thank you for your complimentary comments about Aalto Restaurant – the team will be delighted to receive such positive feedback. Kind regards, Jane Riley More

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I stayed at the hotel for a friends birthday celebration. We caught up over cocktails in the bar listening to an excellent singer. The meal in the restaurant was delicious, there was a good range of food and the service efficient and friendly. We also experienced the brunch where we could choose from an extensive menu and again the service... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Aalto Restaurant – I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit so much and I do hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Jane Riley. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel with friends who I hadn't seen for some time and obviously there was lots of talking to do. We had a great time catching up: first whilst sampling the signature cocktails in the bar - which are highly recommended - and then over a delicious dinner. The reasonably priced menu had a good choice, and... More

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

The quality of the food served at Aalto Restaurant is something that is really important to our head chef, Dan Pearce, and indeed to all of us here. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and were particularly impressed with your food. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Aalto Restaurant. Kind regards,... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We dined as part of a group of 8 people and were sat at the chefs table. We had 7 courses with the wine flight which matches wines to your food. The food was amazing (7 courses sounded daunting but it was portioned out to perfection to ensure you enjoyed each and every course) and the wines really enhanced the... More

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

The quality of the food served at Aalto Restaurant is something that is really important to our head chef, Dan, and indeed to all of us here. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Chef's Table were particularly impressed with your food. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Aalto Restaurant.... More

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