casual · Chain · city centre · Cocktails · Dinner · World food

Las Iguanas, Nottingham City Centre

We were curious after seeing Las Iguanas launched a new menu on social media so decided to head down to a restaurant we’ve previously disliked. Funnily enough, we found ourselves accidentally sat next to a food blogger event that we weren’t actually invited to. Awkward. Trying to suppress the flashbacks of many a disappointing work… Continue reading Las Iguanas, Nottingham City Centre

A la carte · british · casual · Chain · Dinner · lunch

The Harvester, Castle Marina Nottingham

“Have you ever been to a Harvester before?” was the greeting that met us as we entered Harvester at Castle Marina. “No” we lied through our false moustaches (as any self-respecting food snob would).* The truth is that we had been many moons ago in Birmingham and hadn’t enjoyed it so we hadn’t bothered again.… Continue reading The Harvester, Castle Marina Nottingham

A la carte · Bar · Beer · casual · Chain · city centre · Dinner · seafood

Belgo, Nottingham City Centre

This was our 3rd visit to Belgo, and on both previous visits we had left feeling a bit underwhelmed, in our opinion the seafood didn’t match up to Loch Fyne. However, a 50% off deal in January, a love of mussels and with us keen to eat healthily, we headed there again. There are lots… Continue reading Belgo, Nottingham City Centre

casual · Chain · city centre · Dinner · Japanese · lunch · seafood · Tapas

Healthy January: Yo Sushi, Nottingham City Centre

Yes, it’s happening. We’re jumping on the ol’ resolution bandwagon and trying to combat a December filled with far too many over indulgences. I’ve been following Weight Watchers for a while now (which means Stu pretty much has no choice but to as well!) and have still managed to lose a hefty amount of chub… Continue reading Healthy January: Yo Sushi, Nottingham City Centre

Dinner · fine dining · Outside of Nottingham · set menu · Sunday roast · Tapas · Tasting menu

2017 in food: our Nottingham restaurant highlights of the year

We have been fortunate enough to have some amazing meals this year in Nottingham, so thought we’d do a round up of some of our favourites (and a few a bits from further afield). Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti The first time we visited here we were astonished at how good these rustic, authentic Italian dishes… Continue reading 2017 in food: our Nottingham restaurant highlights of the year

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

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 · 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

Dinner

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

A la carte · Chain · Dinner · Mediterranean · Pub · West Bridgford

Ego at the Dorset Arms, West Bridgford

We were recently very kindly invited to eat as guests at Ego Restaurant which is a Mediterranean restaurant in the Dorset Arms in West Bridgford. We’d not heard of Ego before as we don’t often venture out of the city centre, but we both saw lots to get excited about on their online menu. We arrived at… Continue reading Ego at the Dorset Arms, West Bridgford

casual · Dinner · French · set menu

Le Mistral, Nottingham city centre

After wracking our brains for somewhere different to go for dinner in the city centre, we settled on Le Mistral who offer a ‘2 dine with wine for £29’ deal Sunday – Wednesday. For this, you get 2 main courses and a carafe of house wine.  Le Mistral is styled like a traditional French restaurant, in… Continue reading Le Mistral, Nottingham city centre