british · Dinner · Event · fine dining · Special occasion

La Belle Asiette, private chef evening with Adam Blanchard

Time for something a little bit different over on this ol’ blog! La Belle Asiette are a private dining company, they host a community of 350+ chefs on their website who you can hire to come and cook for your dinner party, in your own home! Now, you would never describe Stu and I as… Continue reading La Belle Asiette, private chef evening with Adam Blanchard

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

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 

lunch · Special occasion · Sunday roast

Tom Brown’s Brasserie, Gunthorpe

Recently, we’ve taken a break from our quest to find Nottingham’s finest Sunday roast as we’ve become convinced that nothing can beat our own homemade efforts (and we need to save some pennies!) As a result, we have enjoyed making and eating them at home, discovering Emily’s extraordinary ability to accidentally incinerate all meats other than… Continue reading Tom Brown’s Brasserie, Gunthorpe

british · Dinner · set menu · Special occasion

The Larder on Goosegate, Nottingham

The Larder on Goosegate is a bit of an odd one. They are quite tucked away above Oxfam in Hockley and don’t seem to promote themselves a lot, but they do have a reputation for good food. We have eaten there before but not for a while so decided to try out their set menu… Continue reading The Larder on Goosegate, Nottingham

british · Dinner · set menu · Special occasion

Merchant’s new summer menu 2016

It has felt like summer has finally arrived in Notts (ok, ok, apart from the odd shower) and with the changing seasons, good restaurants will update their menus to bring you the best produce for that time of year. So, it’s out with the cottage pies and in with the lighter, fresher dishes that are… Continue reading Merchant’s new summer menu 2016

Dinner · lunch · set menu · Special occasion · Tapas

Iberico World Tapas Nottingham

Iberico World Tapas is renowned in Nottingham (as well as in Derby) for being at the top of the tapas game and being particularly well suited to a special occasion. The vibe is ‘tapas-but-not-as-you-know-it’ as we see traditional Catalan tapas such as Iberico ham and patatas bravas balanced with more exotic dishes influenced by Asian… Continue reading Iberico World Tapas Nottingham

8/10 · british · Dinner · Special occasion

La Rock restaurant, Sandiacre

We visited La Rock in Sandiacre for my birthday as we wanted something extra special to celebrate – we had heard that La Rock would be perfect. It’s a little out of the way as we usually eat in or close to the city centre, but it was worth it! We arrived at 8pm and were seated upstairs in… Continue reading La Rock restaurant, Sandiacre

9/10 · british · Dinner · lunch · set menu · Special occasion

Merchant’s hotel and Restaurant

We bought a travel zoo voucher for two courses each from the a la carte with a glass of prosecco for £39. They also do a fixe prix lunch menu that is just as wonderful as the a la carte and they often have a deal on the usual voucher sites which are great to… Continue reading Merchant’s hotel and Restaurant