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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
  • "We were there just last week and what a turnaround last week was a wonderful experience this time around a major disaster luckily the staff were very attentive shame about the food"
    dined on 28/05/2014
  • "We ordered items from the set menu as it had similar fish options as the a la carte. One our mains had arrived we were informed they were out of the main. Very shambolic. We ordered a different main but had to pay full price. Such a shame it's not more organised."
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "dined on the top table 50% meal deal therfore excellent meal for the price.Very high standard of food."
    dined on 17/11/2012
  • "We had the offer of 50% off food without that it would have been too expensive. We enjoyed the meal and will certainly go again with an offer or perhaps the pre theatre menu."
    dined on 07/11/2012
  • "My mother (retired chef) ordered the veal, which was fried in old oil that had been used repeatedly. After one taste she told the waitress she was not happy with it and wanted something else. When the bill came, despite only having one bite of the meal they put the whole charge onto the receipt. They then refused to remove it off the bill until we stated that we were adament we would not be paying for it. The service was poor."
    dined on 03/11/2012
  • "had a lovely meal. food was well prepared. service was very good."
    dined on 27/10/2012
  • "great selection of food, good environment, central location"
    dined on 23/10/2012
  • "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 20/10/2012
  • "Our pre-theatre experience was rather pleasant. This is a comfortable, stylish restaurant with views over Birmingham's Smallbrook Ringway. We had to wait a bit for our cocktails but when they arrived they were very good. The main course was excellent but we were rather disappointed by the small portions. There wasn't enough variety on the dessert menu to tempt my partner and my tiramisu was sadly lacking in coffee and alcohol. In general, a good dining experience but could be improved."
    dined on 19/10/2012
  • "We went to Filini for an anniversary dinner and the romantic setting was perfect for such an occasion. We are both vegetarians and there were good choices to suit our tastes. Excellent value with the 50% off food deal. Would recommend!"
    dined on 11/10/2012
  • "Very pleased with the service, staff was very courteous and friendly, they also took trouble In making a vegetarian meal which I had requested and was not on the menu. the restaurant had also provIded a completary dessert to celebrate our annIvessary whIch I thInk It was a very nIce gesture. We had a fantastic time. However meal would have been rather pricey if it was not for the 50% discount of food bill."
    dined on 11/10/2012
  • "Staff were attentive but ambuiance was lacking. Food was average but seemed over priced"
    dined on 21/09/2012
  • "We were looking for a relaxed evening meal before our daughters wedding. The service was a little slow, but the food was excellent and the resturant had no trouble catering for the two Coeliacs in the party. The staff were attentive and friendly ."
    dined on 14/09/2012
  • "I dined here with friends on 10/09/12 & our experience was horrendous. First after ordering our dishes we were informed that no Pizzas were available, then told that the Tuscan stew was not available. Finally we managed to find something on the menu that was actually available. However the Fillet Steak was awful,it was tough & had to be returned. The other diners were not keen on their Spaghetti Bolognaise. Filini still tried charging us for everything even after all their mistakes it took us about twenty minutes of arguing with the staff that they should offer some kind of compensation that they finally provided us a small discount on the bill.All in all a disgusting evening, with atrocious food and despicable service!!"
    dined on 10/09/2012
  • "After seeing the 50% food offer on this restaurant we decided to try it out. We were in Birmingham on business & wished to treat ourselves to good food wine & service- all of which we didnt experience. Staff are all students with no knowledge of wine or food. Zero ambience & the bill a total rip off. Will not return or recommend."
    dined on 04/09/2012
  • "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 03/09/2012
  • "The service was fabulous, couldn't fault it - we took our good time in choosing wine, drinks, starter etc and the waitress asked but didn't hound us. The decor and ambience was great - relaxed atmosphere. The wine - amazing! The food - starters were very good but the main was disappointing - it was pretty tastless and portion size was not really worth the price, this was the same for the side dishes. We didn't have dessert, nothing looked tempting enough. For me it was a good job that I had the 50% off mains offer, otherwise I would have begrudged paying the full price."
    dined on 31/08/2012
  • "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 28/08/2012
  • "A very nice restaurant in the centre of Brum. An efficient service and lovely complimentary olives and bread. My main though a tuscan seafood stew, lacked seasoning and tasted like seafood with a stock cube. With the discount, good value."
    dined on 25/08/2012
  • "We had an anniversary meal on a Thursday evening so the restaurant was quiet. The service was excellent and the food came very quickly. There was very little gap between starters and the main course, which may or may not suit diners. The quality of food was high but a little more menu choice would have been nice. Once it got dark the ambience was really lovely due to the soft decor and lighting. A very nice experience overall."
    dined on 16/08/2012