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Filini Restaurant at Radisson Blu Birmingham
Filini Restaurant at Radisson Blu Birmingham

Filini Restaurant at Radisson Blu Birmingham Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-bristol/restaurants
  • Phone: 0121 654 6098
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10pm
    Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Filini Restaurant at Radisson Blu Birmingham
Reached by an open staircase from reception, Filini is the chic, spacious, softly-lit restaurant of Birmingham’s eye-catching Radisson Blu Hotel. At one end are an open kitchen and a wood-fired pizza oven. Throughout are walnut floors, mirrors and floor-to-ceiling windows encouraging a sense of brightness and space. The menu is Italian, with an emphasis on quality ingredients and classic cooking techniques; diners can expect to be tempted by dishes like Carpaccio of beef with rocket salad and shaved parmesan cheese; or braised lamb shank in red wine. The menu features a range of antipasti (including three sharing options), risottos, pastas, pizzas and secondi such as sea bass with potato and guazzetto sauce. Customers rate the pleasant, welcoming ambience; capable and friendly service and quality Italian food. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Four of us choose due to reviews seen on Trip advisor. No atmosphere, yet sat night at 8pm we would have thought there should have been. Service ok , little slow with serving drinks. Food ok nothing . Risotto was perhaps the best dish and one of the party really enjoyed this, but felt it was quite a big portion. The others had cannelloni which they say was poor, pasta over cooked, way too much sauce. Quite disappointed really."
    dined on 23/11/2013
  • "Service was speedy and efficient. Value was OK, Food quality was good, although lacking somewhat in flavour. A good overall experience as a pre-theatre early evening dining venue."
    dined on 06/11/2013
  • "Food was well cooked, presented and flavoured, with a modern ambiance in the department. It makes for a good meal for special occasions."
    dined on 05/11/2013
  • "I dined pre theatre with two friends. The complimentary bread was excellent. We enjoyed our meal which was served promptly but we were not rushed - we were pleased about this as we were going to the theatre. The restaurant was very quiet but people were arriving as we left. We would definitely return and it is conveniently situated to the Alexandra Theatre. Recommended."
    dined on 15/10/2013
  • "Food was good, but the worst service of any restaurant that I can remember. Despite the restaurant being only half full, we were told we could only have a starter or a main course in the 1 1/2 hours we had before going on to the theatre. 30 minutes after giving the orders we saw the chef preparing the pizzas. The main courses arrived after 55 mins. My wife's chicken arrived after the rest of the party had finished their food, and just as I was paying the bill. We left; my wife had nothing to eat. Simply appalling."
    dined on 10/08/2013
  • "Went to Filini's in Birmingham for our wedding anniversary. Lovely meal.The food was great.staff very curteous and helpful. Definatly going again.."
    dined on 08/06/2013
  • "Staff were attentive but ambuiance was lacking. Food was average but seemed over priced"
    dined on 21/09/2012
  • "Great food, with a great relaxing ambience, in a dimmed (but not overly) and comfortable setting. The fillet steaks were excellent, as were the carpaccio and squid starters."
    dined on 23/03/2013
  • "I took my boyfriend here for a birthday meal, we were hoping for good ambience and customer service and we certainly got it. The service here was excellent and the staff were attentive to all our needs, it was a lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend for couples dating or birthday meals,thanks for making it so special"
    dined on 08/03/2013
  • "Food was above average though pricey even with deal through top table. were intitally overcharged even though I had mentioned the meal deal from onset, bill was later adjusted. Where we were sat if was quite cold and had to let them know twice before temperature control was adjusted - funny thing was that they knew it was cold in the resturant."
    dined on 01/03/2013
  • "We took advantage of the top table 50% off mains and sides. We were welcomed warmly at just after 6pm - pre theatre. The bread basket was a treat in itself - tasty focaccia and flatbread. We skipped starters and both had sea bass with spinach and potato cake - absolutely delicious. Shared a vanilla cheesecake and strawberry ice crea. Both had a glass of prosecco. Bill came to £34 including service. Lovely atmosphere overlooking Holloway Head roundabout - nicer than it sounds! Will definitely return if that deal's still going"
    dined on 06/03/2013
  • "Have visited Filini several times and by far on this occasion, the portions were substantial. Tagliatelle was rich and creamy, ideal for pasta lovers. The taste of the shank of lamb was overwhelmed with too much sauce, though it was cooked very well in that the meat just fell off the bone. Panna cotta was good end to the meal. Service was friendly throughout however it was efficient to start with but as tables were being filled, it slowed down dramatically to the point we had to wait 5 mins for our change."
    dined on 04/03/2013
  • "I'd always wanted to go to the filini restaurant as the radisson is such a great building. The restaurant had low lighting but it was intimate & romantic. We went for my mums birthday for the pre theater dinner offer. The staff were very friendly & accommodating. The food did take some time to come even though the restaurant wasn't busy & they were very apologetic & offered complimentary drinks. The main meal of seabass was lovely however it was a good job we ordered sides as it wouldn't have been enough. The dessert was lovely too as our complimentary item we had a scoop of ice cream each & it's the best pistachio ice cream I have ever had. All in all it was a good night & the toilets were very modern & clean"
    dined on 24/01/2013
  • "It was a really nice location and ambience but since we booked the special thetrae menu at 5.30pm on a friday night it was relatively empty. apart from that it was really tasty food for a good price with the special menu!"
    dined on 11/01/2013
  • "First visit to the Filini restaurant. The restaurant decor and fixtures were quite impressive. We chose the pre theatre offer as the price seemed extremely reasonable, there are selected menu items for this offer which is to be expected and limited choice for mains but what we ordered was presented to high level and enjoyable. Side orders such as potatoes and vegetables have to be ordered seperately which is not detailed in the pre-theatre menu offer however these are quite a small price to add on to the two course menu offer.Reasonable drinks menu and front of house service is professional and attentive from start to finish if unsure of a menu item they offer for you to sample a small portion first. Would visit again for pre theatre meal"
    dined on 05/01/2013
  • "We had a great meal at Filini - food and service were both great and the wine was also excellent. The restaurant was quite cold and both of us put our scarves on while eating as the staff seemed to think it was fine. We noticed other diners had done the same too! We found it really good value, but we had the deal - it would be quite expensive without it and probably only suitable for a special occasion."
    dined on 28/11/2012
  • "The service was outstanding, the ambiance was relaxed. The food was delicious, especially the sea food stew. The. Only.problembwas that the temperature of the room was a bit too cold."
    dined on 24/11/2012
  • "Good service, nice food (not exceptional), very dark restaurant with little in respect of atmosphere that being said we enjoyed it and would go again. Especially with the top table deal."
    dined on 24/11/2012
  • "Great deal through TopTable but the restuarant unfortuantely didn't deliver. Half of the table's main meals had to be returned and were replaced free of charge but by the time they arrived it was late. For the other half who had enjoyed their main meals it was requested that dessert orders were taken, we didn't see our waiter again until we had to go over and request the bill! The replacement main meal plates were also left un-cleared on our table until after we left. We spoke to the manager who kindly took the 4 replacement meals and 2 bottles of wine off the bill but we then had to go over to our waiter again to ask to pay! The resturant looks pleasing and we had greatly anticipated our visit but unfortuantely were left disappointed."
    dined on 24/11/2012
  • "We chose the pre-theatre supper which was excellent value for 2 courses and most enjoyable. Friendly, attentive service by yhe staff made for an enjoyable start to our theatre night out."
    dined on 21/11/2012
  • "dined on the top table 50% meal deal therfore excellent meal for the price.Very high standard of food."
    dined on 17/11/2012
  • "Nicely lit, this is a modern Italian restaurant which is comfortable, and offers a well balanced menu that goes beyond other Italian offerings in the city. I'd recommend the asparagus and poached egg to start, and the chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream to finish in particular. The Barbera is a well priced option for red wine."
    dined on 17/11/2012
  • "Well positioned, set within a modern hotel with a 50% discount this restaurant has unbeatable value."
    dined on 21/01/2012
  • "We ate as a group of 7 on a Saturday. I was also staying as a guest at the hotel. They were able to accomodate a large group at relatively short notice. We used a food offer (25% off) which tipped the balance. The food was tasty, but not spectacular. Service was average.The food did not come out at the same time, multiple waiters, they forgot some of the sides and I had to chase for the bill. I would go back for the food, but they do need to work on the service level. GB"
    dined on 21/10/2012
  • "Filini restaurant looked after us really well! We were showing at the NEC & took our reps for dinner, they catered brilliantly for us & did it with a smile. Great evening where the food was thoroughly enjoyed- would definitely go back!"
    dined on 04/09/2012
  • "Whilst the food was very good, I had the Rack of Lamb (vegetables all charged seperately) followed by the Pannecotta, it would have been expensive without the 50% off food offer. That said, with offers, I would certainly go again. The staff were very friendly and helpful."
    dined on 29/08/2012
  • "My wife and I visited Fillini on a Saturday night under the 50% off food deal. The venue has a nice bar menu for a pre dinner drink. The food was very good generally. Our shared mixed vegetable platter was superb, good flavour and cooked well. My risotto was also very good and the right texture, though quite large in portion size. My wife's fish though was overcooked and was quite a quite small portion which seemed overpriced even with the discount. The wine list is good and with a good choice of wines by the glass. Our puddings were fine and finished the meal off well. The service throughout was excellent and bordered outstanding, attentive and friendly. A good meal on the whole."
    dined on 29/07/2012
  • "For pretheatre this does the trick right next door to the Alex - good value not exceptional"
    dined on 14/07/2012
  • "Main courses all lovely seafood options, esp risotto & seabass. All desserts were amazing & ready hit the spot. Cocktail menu limited but the were flexible & were able to fulfil requests. Toptable deal excellent value."
    dined on 14/07/2012
  • "Have attended Fillini on several occasions and it was disappointing this time round. Ambiance is always pleasant and great for either birthday celebrations to romantic dinners. Opted for the 25% discount meal but the portions were some what smaller than full price dishes. Therefore not filling but the food was beautiful cooked and presented but was just not enough. Service was slow and not as attentive to my past experiences. They did not automatically replenish water and drinks. Because I have had good experiences in the past, I would still consider Fillini."
    dined on 07/07/2012
  • "We made a last minute booking at Filini Birmingham and were not disappointed. Service was attentive and polite; the food well presented and tasty. Fairly priced, especially for a hotel restaurant. I recommend it."
    dined on 13/04/2012
  • "lovely atmosphere but unfortunately food not great - seabass did not taste very fresh and was overcooked, seafood risotto tasty but caused dodgy tummy. Probably would not come back, expensive without the offer anyway."
    dined on 31/03/2012
  • "We had an excellent pre-theatre meal. It said on the menu for pork accommpanied by baby leeks but was actually spinache. We both liked spinache so there was no problem. We had a table by the window and enjoyed watching the world go by. We would recommend and will definitely go again."
    dined on 02/03/2012
  • "Fillini in Birmingham is a secret treasure ! The restaurant is very modern, ambience most comfortable and the food and service excellent - I cannot wait to go back :)"
    dined on 01/03/2012