city centre · Cocktails · Dinner · fine dining · Tasting menu

Merchants at the Lace Market Hotel – new menu with Luke Holland

Long time favourites Merchants not only have a new menu, but an entirely new chef! Luke Holland has taken the helm and the overhauled menus look promising with Michelin star ambition; fine dining indeed! We tried the 5-course tasting menu, which goes for £45 per person and each dish is inspired by Chef Luke Holland’s… Continue reading Merchants at the Lace Market Hotel – new menu with Luke Holland

casual · Chain · city centre · Dinner · Italian · lunch

Jamie’s Italian, Nottingham City Centre

Despite living in Nottingham for many years, we had never visited Jamie’s Italian until now. We hadn’t heard great things, but Sexy Mamma in Hockley isn’t living up to it’s initial levels of ‘wowzer’ of late, and we had an O2 Priority voucher code for a second main course for a quid. We decided to… Continue reading Jamie’s Italian, Nottingham City Centre

Bar · british · Chain · city centre · Cocktails · Drinks · lunch

Tipsy Afternoon Tea at Revolution, Cornerhouse

We were surprised to receive an invite to review the afternoon tea at Revolution (you know you’re Notts when you call it new Revs!) The bar is best known for it’s hen party atmosphere and crazy vodkas, not really the kind of place that you’d first consider for a relaxing, leisurely afternoon tea. It costs… Continue reading Tipsy Afternoon Tea at Revolution, Cornerhouse

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

Bar · british · casual · Chain · city centre

Pieminister, Nottingham City Centre

Pies are great. Every British person knows this – from the humble chippy tea Pukka to the high-end beef wellington, there is a pie for every occasion so it may be a surprise to hear that we have only just got round to visiting Pieminister on Angel Row a good 18 months after opening. The things that… Continue reading Pieminister, 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

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 

Bar · Breakfast · brunch · casual · Mediterranean · Tapas

Bar Iberico breakfast, Nottingham City Centre 

We’ve visited Bar Iberico a couple of times now but never really got the hype. We found it a bit too pricey to eat a la carte when compared to the express deal at the Iberico restaurant, which we adore.  However, anyone that follows their Instagram will know that their breakfast dishes always look drool-worthy… Continue reading Bar Iberico breakfast, Nottingham City Centre 

A la carte · American · casual · lunch

Red’s True Barbecue, Nottingham

The sudden popularity of barbecue food in the UK a couple of years ago led to three BBQ restaurants opening up within a short period of time (Rub, Jim’s Smokehouse and Red’s True Barbecue).   People I know who particularly love the American BBQ food regard Red’s to be the best of the bunch. We’ve visited a couple… Continue reading Red’s True Barbecue, Nottingham