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Recess

1 Brunswick Square | Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HW, England
+44 121 643 1003
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
5 weeks ago
“Lunch on arrival served by Argars”
30 Nov 2018
“Comfy chairs, nice bar area but quite expensive for food and drinks”
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CUISINES
British, European
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
1 Brunswick Square | Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family are I came here for afternoon tea which was perfect. Lovely sandwiches, fresh baked scones and selection of cakes. Manager was lovely playing with my lively toddler who kept calling him 'Daddy'!. He was given a fantastic activity pack containing jigsaws, colouring book,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MichelleG2886
OpsHGIBrindleyplace, Manager at Recess, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear MichelleG2886, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I was delighted to read you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea in Recess and your toddler enjoyed the visit too. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Ben

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant is spacious and comfortable, the only down side, the TV was switched on. The staff were very attentive and I was served promptly. The food was tasty and served hot, I had avocado and houmous pretzel which was extremely filling, this was served...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Janet M
OpsHGIBrindleyplace, Manager at Recess, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Janet M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I was delighted to read you enjoyed your meal in our Recess Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Warm regards, Ben

Reviewed 30 November 2018

Used this restaurant and bar since we were staying at the hotel. The bar has nice big comfy armchairs and sofas with a few windosws to the back of the Hilton hotel (not overlooking the square). The drinks prices were steep - I paid £8.65...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank microbailey
OpsHGIBrindleyplace, Manager at Recess, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear microbailey, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I was delighted to read you enjoyed your meal in our Recess Restaurant. I have however noted your feedback and I will review that with my Food & Beverage Manager as we look...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Charlene who served us ensured that my husband had whole milk for his coffee. There was a vegetarian option for the sandwiches. The food was fresh and the cream tea was delicious although we would have liked a few more sandwiches. The decor is modern...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MichiganMaid
OpsHGIBrindleyplace, Manager at Recess, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear MichiganMaid, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I was delighted to read you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea in our Recess Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Warm regards, Ben

Reviewed 7 November 2018

What can i say,we spent quite a while here,what a fantastic night,singing dancing,and the door staff are commendable,an excellent evening was had by all.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DannyWilkinson
OpsHGIBrindleyplace, Manager at Recess, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear DannyWilkinson, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I was delighted to read you enjoyed your time in our Recess Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Warm regards, Ben

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Although we’d booked in advance, when we arrived and announced ourselves the member of staff looked completely blank and mystified, so much so I began to wonder if we were in the right place. He waved us to a waiting area, and after a few...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Whippetgal2
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I met a friend here for afternoon tea. We have done many afternoon teas in Birmingham and surrounding areas. The venue was clean, contemporary and comfortable. Our server was friendly but could have been a big more attentive. I found the sandwiches very small and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PinkDiva_243
Reviewed 27 August 2018

It had been quite a while since I'd dined at Hilton Garden Inn, having been a regular for many years at this venue's various guises (City Cafe/Mint Hotel, City Inn) for dinner and lunch but it had become somewhat out of the way and a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Janette R
OpsHGIBrindleyplace, Manager at Recess, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Janette R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I was delighted to read you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea in our Recess Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Warm regards, Ben

Reviewed 5 August 2018

We had breakfast here the entire time we stayed at the property. Food was excellent. We also had afternoon tea which was lovely. Shout out to Charlene for the great service!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Steve And Amy G
OpsHGIBrindleyplace, Manager at Recess, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Steve And Amy G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I was delighted to read you enjoyed your breakfast and Afternoon Tea in our Recess Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Warm regards, Ben

Reviewed 8 March 2018

Arrived early but still enjoyed a warm welcome.. seated in the window rather than in the corner... The afternoon tea arrived very quickly sandwiches were fresh & there was a good selection of cakes... the tea & coffee weren't to bad iether... the manager was...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Adrian E
GM_HGI_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at Recess, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for your review after your Afternoon Tea with us. Great that you found the staff warm and welcoming. We look forward to your visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$39
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Brunswick Square | Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 643 1003
  • E-mail
Description
BIRMINGHAM’S HOTTEST CITY CENTRE HIDEAWAY Check out Recess our new space where you can eat, drink and meet in whatever way you wish, day through to night. As the day goes on the vibe at Recess changes, the stunning décor offers the ultimate in comfort and style so whether its brunch, lunch, dinner or supper, Recess is the perfect place for work rest or play. Alongside the restyled space we have put together some new foodie adventures for you to enjoy including small plates of classic rarebit and Portobello fries, indulgent sandwiches, large plates of chicken thighs with roast shitake mushrooms and chimichurri sauce, delicious burgers and classic steak and frites. Drop by and discover fantastic food, coffee, cocktails and everything in-between.
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