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Recess, Birmingham, West Midlands

Recess

4.1
4.1
10 Reviews
£26 to £40
English
At the Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham, Recess Lounge & Bar offers everything from a hearty breakfast to a delicious lunch or a relaxed evening meal, using locally sourced quality ingredients.

From the menu, try small plates like crispy salt and pepper squid or halloumi fries with sweet chilli sauce. For heartier choices, tuck into a choice of burgers, classic fish and chips, or a sirloin steak. A delicate selection of finger sandwiches, fresh scones and aromatic teas makes for a tempting afternoon tea selection.

On fashionable Brindleyplace, Recess Lounge is also home to an al fresco terrace with comfy furniture and outdoor heating.

Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham sits 15 minute walk Birmingham New Street Rail Station, and complimentary Wi-Fi is available.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Area
    Birmingham
  • Cross Street
    Brindleyplace<br />Broad Street<br />
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    Recess is situated within a 2 minute walk of the Metro, Buses and taxis
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Beers & Burgers - Watch Serbia vs England LIVE

    £17.95 per person

    16 Jun 2024 only
    Watch the Serbia vs England game LIVE Burger & Beer per person Including Fries and 1 pint of beer or 1 soft drink Terms & Conditions Subject to availability Pre-payment is required once booked Upgrade to premium fries, beers or drinks - from £2.95

What 10 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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10 Reviews
  1. TracyW

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a bit of a wait even though we booked for 12.30 they had to clean the floor!!! Service was good and so was the food. Music was a bit depressing.
    RecessResponded on 1 May 2024
    Hi Tracy, Thank you for your lovely feedback, we have noted the music suggestion. We look forward to seeing you again

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. We booked late and didn’t know what to expect we loved the pizzas. Really close to utilita arena. Would definitely eat here again.

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  3. Meetup

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect location to meet up in central birmingham Very attentive staff, food very good, excellent chips!
    RecessResponded on 4 May 2023
    Thank you for your lovely feedback! I am so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

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  4. FoodieGirl

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and friendly, personalised service. Will definitely be back!
    RecessResponded on 22 February 2023
    Dear FoodieGirl Thank you for your lovely feedback - we look forward to seeing you again soon

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  5. Salopinc

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you so much for the Valentines Meal and drinks. The service was top notch and all your staff were amazing. Xx
    RecessResponded on 20 February 2023
    Dear Salopinc, Thank you so much for leaving your feedback, I am really pleased to hear you had a lovely experience upon your visit at Recess restaurant, and thank you for choosing us for your Valentines dinner. Looking forward to welcome you back soon! Warm regards, Valentina De Cicco F&B Manager

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  6. DianeE

    Warwickshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fabulous little gem. We received a very warm welcome and service throughout our stay was excellent and very friendly . The décor is stylish with comfortable seating. The menu provides some simple classics. We started with halloumi fries and nachos . The nachos were homecooked, crispy and delicious with heaps of sour cream, guacamole and cheese , warning , a very large portion , enough for 2 . Mains , we had a risotto and the chicken makhana. The risotto was full of flavour, blue cheese, mushrooms and plenty of garlic . Chicken curry was served with homemade poppadums', rice, nan bread and mango chutney, beautifully presented . We drank a glass of cote du Rhone and a glass of fizz, both excellent . Unfortunately too full for dessert, which was a real shame . we would definitely return as good freshly made food at great value , with a warm welcome
    RecessResponded on 20 February 2023
    Dear Diane, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely feedback, I am so delighted to learn we met your expectations upon your visit at Recess restaurant, we really value our guests experience and this means a lot to us. Looking forward to welcome you back at your next visit soon! Warm Regards, Valentina De Cicco F&B Manager

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  7. DavidH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I saw this on Insta so we tried for the Valentines dinner - the boneless chicken thighs and bbq wings were too good and Sandra looked after us - definitely recommend this place!
    RecessResponded on 20 February 2023
    Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, I am really happy to hear you decided to spend your Valentines dinner in Recess restaurant, We really value our guests experience and I am glad we met your expectations. Looking forward on welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Valentina De Cicco F&B Manager

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  8. Sammie

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a hidden gem in Brindleyplace! We needed somewhere for a quick coffee and lunch, delicious food and good service. I totally recommend their fish & chips. We'll be coming back to try more soon!
    RecessResponded on 20 February 2023
    Dear Sammie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave as such a lovely feedback, I'm really delighted to hear we met your expectations upon your visit to our restaurant and looking forward welcoming you again soon! Warmest regards, Valentina De Cicco F&B Manager

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  9. DawnB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived for a 1:30 booking. The tables were set up but the restaurant deserted. We then went through to the bar hoping to find staff. There was one barmaid engaged in a long conversation with one customer across the bar. After some minutes of being completely ignored, we walked out. We hoped to speak to someone at main reception, but she was holding a telephone conversation and didn’t even make eye contact. So the only review I can give is, take your own packed lunch and be prepared to sort yourself out when you get there 😁😡😁

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  10. RichardM

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    When we arrived we had no booking and said we don’t use open table anymore, whole restaurant booked for a Christmas party so shoved in bar area wrong food came then wouldn’t take cash when we came to pay, left cash on table and walked out thanks for a stressful disaster on what was our first night out for over 6 months after having a baby, will never go back

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FAQs

Recess is rated 4.1 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Recess

1 Brunswick Square, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2HW

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Brindleyplace<br />Broad Street<br />
  • Area
    Birmingham
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 06:00–09:30 Bar Daily 06:00–00:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Brunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    English, British, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    Recess is situated within a 2 minute walk of the Metro, Buses and taxis
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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