Back in December, I was kindly invited to go stay at The Radisson Blu Hotel in Birmingham but unfortunately I was caught up in dissertation hell but I managed to visit this week. After finishing a big final year presentation, a little break at the Radisson was perfect timing – Even if it was only 10 minutes down the road…
Alex and I headed over to the hotel on Thursday night which is a couple minutes walk away from New Street Station and right by the O2 Academy, Hippodrome, New Alexandra Theatre and the Mailbox. It’s really hard to miss the hotel as I’m pretty sure it’s one of the tallest buildings in the city.
On arrival we were greeted by a receptionist in the lobby who handed over the key to our 13th floor room. The room was pretty great, it was huge and one side was just floor to ceiling windows! The bed was huge too and very comfy. The room was fully equipped with a TV, Hairdryer, iron, trouser press, mini fridge and even free Wi-Fi! Although the Wi-Fi was slightly a pain to get on to but it eventually worked!
Around 7.30pm, we headed down to the Filini Restaurant. I used this as an excuse to dress up a little and wore my new Topshop dress (as seen in this post). The Restaurant specialises in Italian food and has a pre-theatre menu which we chose from. The waitresses were really nice and helpful with advising us on food. We decided to skip the starters and dive straight into the main courses. I got a Margherita pizza and Alex went for the Tagliatelle pasta. The food was on another level, presented beautifully and tasted amazing.
I can never refuse dessert, I chose the Lemon and Thyme tartlet which was served with a sorbet and cream. Alex got three scoops of ice cream; pear, bitter chocolate and forest fruits. Overall, the meal was amazing and the service brilliant and I would recommend the restaurant even if you aren’t staying there. If you are looking for some other delicious restaurant reviews, check out my Food Directory.
When I got back to the room, I enjoyed a little bath using the ‘this works’ products provided then snuggled up for a lovely night’s sleep. I woke up around 7.30am to a very unique view and got ready for breakfast. Anticipation levels were very high for the breakfast, I was raring for a good fry up and I wasn’t dissapointed. It was all on-point. Pastries, Cheese, Cereals and Fruit were also available and I was utterly full after stuffing my face.
It was a lovely evening/night, Me and Alex thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I was really grateful of the experience. Thanks to the Radisson for having Alex and I! If you are interesting in booking your own stay, you can find more information here.
Have you ever stayed at the Radisson? or want to now?