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Aalto Restaurant

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85 Albert Street | Albert Street, Birmingham B5 5JT, England
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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300 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Not as fabulous as I expected. I don't care who's name is associated, all this achieves is doubling the price not necessarily the quality. We eat out at least 3 times a week and I'm sorry I've had better food in my local. Quails egg starter, eggs were overcooked and luke warm. They had run out of the sharing beef... More 

1 Thank Hoppo74
Manchester England
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114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 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 

2 Thank martin1England
Scotland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 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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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 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
Reviewed 19 October 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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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 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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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 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
Reviewed 15 October 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
Reviewed 25 September 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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174 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 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

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
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?