6 December 2012

Filini Radisson Blu Birmingham

A few weeks back Matt were invited to Radisson Blu hotel's restaurant Filini. I have to be honest I never usually opt for a hotel restaurant as my first choice - I have no idea why, it's not based on any bad experience. I was pleasantly suprised, set on the first floor in a modern airy window lined room it had a quiet atmosphere with candle lit tables.
 
The food was lovely, the antipasti being my highlight, I do love my cured meats and cheeses. We shared a bottle of wine from the extensive wine list and stretched out our meal over a few hours. The service deserves a special mention, everyone was very attentive.

I took some photos throughout the meal so you can enjoy!


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Selection of breads and crackers with balsamic and oil.

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Meat antipasti to share, it was just delicious, the gorganzola dolce and bresola especially. I could eat this everyday and never tire of it.
 
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I chose the tagliatelle with crab meat and a soave cream sauce. This was such a huge portion and very filling, I only managed half but the crab meat was so tasty!

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Matt choose the pan fried snapper with green vegetables. This was light and fresh and Matt said seasoned perfectly. The fish flaked perfectly too.

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Matt also had the homemeade tart of the day which was chocolate orange with champagne sorbet.

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I was so full but can never resist a sorbet selection, the perfect pallette cleanser and the lemon was perfectly tart and refreshing.
 
 
The hotel and restaurant are in the centre of the city so perfect for a weekend break if you are visiting or if you are local it's at Holloway Circus.
 
 


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