british · city centre · Cocktails · Dinner · fine dining · Special occasion · Tasting menu

Alchemilla, Nottingham City Centre

Alchemilla has been long anticipated since its announcement – a fine dining restaurant? On Derby road? By Sat Bains’ protege Alex Bond? Well, doesn’t that just sound delightful! Eager to get a sneak preview into what the food might be like, we went to (and reviewed) Alex Bond’s supper club at Wired Cafe, that he… Continue reading Alchemilla, Nottingham City Centre

Breakfast · brunch · Café · casual · city centre · Coffee

Brunch at Outpost Coffee Shop, Nottingham City Centre

Outpost are making a name for themselves in Nottingham for their outstanding coffee, so when we were invited to try out their recently launched brunch menu we were there with knobs on. The shop is small but comfortable with achingly cool decor – you can easily relax the day away reading their plethora of coffee… Continue reading Brunch at Outpost Coffee Shop, Nottingham City Centre

American · bbq · casual · city centre · Cocktails · Dinner

Smiffy’s Smoke Shack at The Last Chance Saloon, Nottingham City Centre

*EDIT* Smiffy and his delicious bbq grub are no longer based at Last Chance Saloon, they now run the kitchen at The Southbank pub on Trent Bridge. We’ve not been so can’t attest to the same quality, but comments on the dishes still stand! ——————————————————- This is another one of those ‘should we/shouldn’t we’ blog… Continue reading Smiffy’s Smoke Shack at The Last Chance Saloon, Nottingham City Centre

casual · Chain · city centre · Drinks · Fast food · Italian · Pizza

Pizza Storm, Nottingham City Centre

We both love a good pizza but have never visited Inferno before – mainly due to a concern that pizza isn’t a healthy option for Emily and that my being let loose on over 50 ingredients could end in disaster. Like Subway, the premise is that you move down the line adding various sauces and ingredients… Continue reading Pizza Storm, Nottingham City Centre

Bakery · Breakfast · brunch · Café · casual · city centre · Coffee

Tough Mary’s Bakehouse, Nottingham city centre

Take a stroll up Derby road and, aside from the copious amount of furniture shops, you can’t fail to spot the fluorescent yellow bakery Tough Mary’s. Much like a ray of sunshine breaking through grey clouds, it brightens the area and some of the local, homemade treats are sure to brighten your day.  We aimed… Continue reading Tough Mary’s Bakehouse, Nottingham city centre

Breakfast · british · brunch · Café · city centre

Warsaw Diner, Nottingham City Centre

We’ve long heard stories about Warsaw Diner and its legendary breakfast menu, however they only serve until midday and, as we are chronically lazy people at the weekend, we’re not usually out and about before lunch. However, after a recent holiday a bout of jet lag had us sat bolt upright at such an ungodly… Continue reading Warsaw Diner, Nottingham City Centre

casual · city centre · Dinner · seafood · set menu

The Lobster Pot, Nottingham City Centre

We love a good seafood restaurant so The Lobster Pot on Mansfield Road has been on our list for a while. Seduced by a lobster platter special and with the arrival of summer lightening our appetites, we figured it’s about time we dug into some delicious seafood. The Lobster Pot has been run by a… Continue reading The Lobster Pot, Nottingham City Centre

A la carte · American · bbq · british · casual · Chain · city centre · Dinner · lunch

Son of Steak, Nottingham City Centre

We first visited Son of Steak in their opening week after seeing a load of social buzz that piqued our curiosity. Son of Steak is a Mitchell & Butler restaurant, who also own the Harvester that it replaced in Trinity Square. Our foodie-snobbiness usually restricts us from liking most chain eateries (pass the artisan sourdough, daahhling)… Continue reading Son of Steak, Nottingham City Centre


The Alex Bond (Alchemilla) Supper Club, Nottingham City Centre

With the launch of his restaurant Alchemilla only 6 weeks away, we didn’t want to miss the chance to attend Alex Bond’s supper club at Wired Cafe so we booked onto the last one. We’ve been eagerly following his progress on social media so were excited to get a taste of what to expect from… Continue reading The Alex Bond (Alchemilla) Supper Club, Nottingham City Centre

british · Chain · city centre · lunch · set menu

Browns, Nottingham City Centre 

We’ve not visited Brown’s for a while as previously their inconsistency has been an issue. We have eaten fab food there before but also been disappointed in the past, so we tend to give it a miss when considering restaurant options. However, the double-whammy of a special new seasonal menu and the fact that it is… Continue reading Browns, Nottingham City Centre 

lunch · Mediterranean · Tapas · World food

The Frustrated Chef, Beeston

The Frustrated Chef has been on our radar for a while but we rarely get out of the city centre for food. The Beeston tapas restaurant was recommended to us by a friend so one Saturday lunchtime we hopped on the tram to check it out. The Frustrated chef offers a lunchtime set menu that includes 2 tapas dishes… Continue reading The Frustrated Chef, Beeston

british · city centre · lunch · Pub · Sunday roast

The Roundhouse, Nottingham 

Having moved to the castle side of Nottingham, there’s a new host of restaurants in walking distance that we might not have ventured over to before. One these rediscovered gems is the Roundhouse. We popped in for the Sunday lunch menu, immediately taken aback with how busy it was – which has to be a good… Continue reading The Roundhouse, Nottingham