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

city centre · lunch · Middle Eastern · set menu

The Marrakesh, Nottingham City Centre

The set lunch menu at The Marrakesh in Chapel Bar offers a Moroccan, Lebanese or fish menu that includes 2 mezze dishes and a main course for you to mix and match. We both opted for the Lebanese menu, I went for the humus (spelled this way on the menu?!) and tabouleh salad to start… Continue reading The Marrakesh, 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

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 

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

british · lunch · set menu

Hart’s hotel and restaurant, Nottingham City Centre 

In a desperate attempt to not visit Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti for the third Saturday in a row, we treated ourselves to the set lunch menu at Hart’s on Standard Hill. They offer 2 courses for £19 or 3 for £24, a bit more than we’d normally pay elsewhere but, based on previous visits, it’s… Continue reading Hart’s hotel and restaurant, Nottingham City Centre 

british · Dinner · set menu · Special occasion · Tasting menu

The Hammer & Pincers,Wymeswold 

We first heard of the Hammer and Pincers while stalking Ben Chaplin on Instagram. The Merchant’s head chef mentioned it as being his favourite restaurant so it’s been on the hit-list for a while. The Valentine’s Day 6 course tasting menu looked like the ideal opportunity to take a drive out and sample Wymeswold’s finest. It took… Continue reading The Hammer & Pincers,Wymeswold 

casual · Dinner · lunch · Malaysian · set menu · Thai

Nada Budaya, Nottingham City Centre

In a giddy state after booking a get-away to Bali, we decided to stay on our holiday-high and go for some celebratory Indonesian food. Nada Budaya serve traditional Malaysian dishes as well as some other Indonesian classics and seems to stand alone in the city centre as specialising in cuisine from this part of the… Continue reading Nada Budaya, Nottingham City Centre

Bar · british · Chain · Dinner · Drinks · set menu

Slug and Lettuce, Cornerhouse

Just to prove we are not complete restaurant snobs (and thanks to a 50% off food promotion on Mondays) we recently cast our hipster beards aside and went for food at the Slug and Lettuce near the Cornerhouse. I’ve never eaten there before, but Emily has and recommended we go for the small plates menu where you… Continue reading Slug and Lettuce, Cornerhouse

A la carte · Italian · lunch · Outside of Nottingham · set menu

Piccolino’s, Sheffield

So, you remember when we reviewed Carluccio’s and declared all Italian chain restaurants to be rubbish? Well, on a recent day trip to Sheffield our first choice of eatery wasn’t available (okay, we couldn’t find it) so we decided to wind our necks in and go to Piccolino’s. We have had the Sunday roast platter… Continue reading Piccolino’s, Sheffield