friends, I spent this bank holiday in another city in the UK, instead of
travelling abroad as usual. The city of choice was Birmingham and the hotel,Malmaison was a few minutes walk away from
managed to get a
spacious, with a tempting bottle of Malbec right next to the television set.
Quirky decor, decent tea selection and complimentary glasses of Prosecco gave
this hotel top marks in my books.
I love the shampoo
and shower gels by the way. I reckon I can’t pull Scarlett Johansson, even with
my hair smelling this fragrant. The writings were a good touch indeed.
There’s also a restaurant and a bar in the
building, probably one of the most liveliest hotel bars have been to, with the
various Hen parties and celebrations. The dishes at the restaurant (a
little pricy, however the £20 two course summer menu was priced quite well all
considering) wasn’t bad either
The Fritto Misto,
eggs benedict and asparagus starter, steak frites, tiger prawns linguine
and 2 cocktails all came up to about £78.
Hotel aside, we
checked out a few more restaurants while staying in Birmingham.
hotel, the dishes served were tasty, albeit minuscule. The ordered slices of
small steak portion came
fries that were almost on the salty side. The lamb cutlets were served with
sweet pea purée which tasted nice
wasn’t filling. The meal, including 2 glasses of red and a bottle of water came
up to £66.
This French influenced brasserie always served good tasting food,
so it was nice to see that they didn’t disappoint once again. The pan roasted
pork belly with gratin potatoes was delicious and the roast duck breast was
|Tasty pork belly|
“lovers of Japanese cuisine”. Tasty sushi, Maki rolls, Teppanyaki,
noodles, the list goes on. The food also gets cooked on the table by the chefs
so it makes for good entertainment. The food tasted quite decent, with the spring
rolls being one of the highlights of the menu
|Soft shell crab|
|Freshly stir fried chicken and Prawns|
Dinner with a view indeed. This restaurant, based on the 25th floor is as good as it gets in terms of style in Birmingham. If you want to impress, bring someone here I reckon. The customer service was friendly and efficient. In terms of food, the rump of lamb with a mustard and herb filling was delicious. The salmon steak wasn’t bad either. I also had the sticky toffee dessert and loved it. The meal and 2 glasses of white wine came up
|Tasty rump of lamb|
There goes my time in Birmingham. I enjoyed all the dishes I tried out and had a very good relaxing stay at the hotel. I hope you’ve had a good weekend as well. My next blog post will focus on places to eat in Westminster.
See you soon
|10 am glass of wine, feels good|