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Aalto Restaurant

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85 Albert Street | Albert Street, Birmingham B5 5JT, England
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Manchester England
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I'm amazed that the hotel owners somehow felt that attaching the Knorr stock cube salesman Marco Pierre White would be a great draw! The predictable large images of MPW looking 'hard', in the entrance add nothing to the ambience of the hotel. The restaurant is nicely designed but the food is quite frankly appalling, my colleague had a steak no... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

Terribly slow service and waiting staff didn't seem to know what was on the menu or how it may be cooked. Advertised as an open kitchen yet there was only evidence of misted doors to kitchen and they were closed all evening. Even if open you'd have to be quite far down the restaurant to appreciate the view. I had... More 

1 Thank flower_of_scotland49
Brecon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

What do you expect to get from a restaurant? Good service and good food? Well you can forget receiving either from this restauranteur if our experience was anything to go by! We were a party of 11 people who had booked a table some days in advance. Menus were provided and drinks ordered. The menu seemed to be one that... More 

2 Thank oscorp
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Quite disappointed with the Mussels starter, only 50% were eatable - the rest were either closed or unable to get off the shell - also the Soup was luke warm. Only asked half way through the meal if we wanted water for the table. The Chicken burger was tough and the waiter was very smug - overall a very below... More 

1 Thank kingcol55
Letchworth Garden City
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a nice place, made nicer by its lovely staff. The £25 set dinner was okay; the six-course tasting menu we enjoyed was superb.

Thank David W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Could not be happier with this restaurant we were on part of the package deal the hotel was doing so we had a £40 allowance towards dinner which is really good. We had the bread to start and it was really nice and fresh, had the steak for main and it was cooked to perfection and the peppercorn sauce is... More 

Thank Jordan A
Lohja, Finland
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

Unless you want to be left alone while eating, I can totally recommend this hotel restaurant. The staff came asking if everything was ok at least once a course. The food was very good, starting with a salad, meat for main course and apple pie crumble for dessert. If one minus is to be given, it was for the small... More 

Thank mcn125
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015

very good food, lovely service, Sunday dinner 3 courses for £26 amazing value. cocktails are a must ..

Thank stacey b
Nelson, New Zealand
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171 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Just looking for a quick late meal (about 9pm) and found the Aalto. Had a perfectly cooked steak a few glasses of excellent wine by the glass. Good stuff!!

Thank madogvin
Norwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

whilst the food that we didn't send back was very nice, there is little good to say about the service we received this evening at this establishment. the initial drinks order was taken quickly (including a request for a taste of a specific wine, which did arrive quite quickly (however it wasn't the wine i had asked for!)); however this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Albert Street | Albert Street, Birmingham B5 5JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?