Breakfast at Radisson - yes please!
Yesterday we visited the Radisson Blu Hotel to sample their breakfast offering, my eagerness to get involved with aforementioned food was evident as I arrived some 30 minutes early; never mind, it gave me time to work up a healthy appetite as I waited for my colleagues. Served in the attractive Filini restaurant, which is located, thankfully, on the first floor of this immense 39-storey hotel, the breakfast has recently been redesigned...
Whilst a superb buffet is still available, (we’ll come on to that in a bit) - Radisson Blu Birmingham is now offering a new a la carte menu. Five delicious options have been specially selected for guests to choose from, including porridge with Warwickshire honey, egg fried toast with golden syrup, omelettes and muffins and eggs. I opted for... any guesses? Yes, I had an omelette which I had stuffed with cheddar cheese, mushrooms and ham. It wasn’t there long; it was delicious with fresh ingredients and... in fact I’ll stop talking...here it is... granted you can never do an omelette proper justice in pictures.
My colleagues Steph and Caralyn opted for poached eggs with flaked salmon on toasted muffins - this looked like a formidable choice too. I was later told that the salmon was really fresh and I could see with my own eyes that the eggs were poached to perfection – a skill that has eluded me my entire adult life.
I supplemented my tasty omelette with some fresh fruit and yoghurt – yes, as I mentioned above, a buffet is still very much available and what really sets this apart from your typical hotel breakfast is the fantastic presentation and of course the ingredients.
The attention to detail is really very special, everything looks so... well...cool - retro milk bottles with little tags, cereal served in grain sacks, beans in sealed mini cans and eggs in little pots. The milk is served in what looks like potion bottles with cork stoppers and yummy smoothies are served in light bulb glasses and smart little touches are evident throughout the room, such as the option to make your own Morning Mary with fresh tomatoes, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. (No blood was available).
I was strangely enamoured with the cups which reminded me of the grail cup from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, although I’m guessing a sip of my coffee would only serve to wake me up rather than grant me eternal life. If you haven’t seen Indiana Jones this paragraph will make absolutely no sense...move along.
I can't think of a better way to start the day than breakfast at the Radisson, it set me up for the day and went some way to counter the strange effect that the clocks going forward had had upon my person. If you are in the market for a great breakfast I can’t recommend this highly enough.
06:30 - 10:30 (Mon - Fri)
06:30 - 11:00 (Sat)
07:00 - Noon (Sun)
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