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13th annual edition

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

A comprehensive guide to eating out in Nottinghamshire Restaurants • Cafés • Bars • Pubs • Hotels


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Welcome Welcome to the Nottinghamshire Food & Drink Guide 2018. On the following pages you’ll find a wide range of options for eating out in the region. To help you make your selection, each review features a coloured tab to denote the restaurant’s location – just reference the map and key below.

Clayworth

Retford

Worksop Market Warsop

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New Ollerton Collingham

Bilsthorpe

Kirkby in Ashfield

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Mansfield

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Southwell

Calverton

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Editor Hannah Burton-Grieve

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Newarkon-Trent

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Carlton in Lindrick

Many of the reviews include a price tab. This is the typical cost per person you can expect to pay for two courses from the à la carte menu, plus a drink (unless otherwise stated). This is for guidance purposes only and prices may vary. Restaurants featuring this symbol have both disabled access and a toilet suitable for wheelchair users (this information has been provided by the restaurants in question and should be confirmed prior to visiting). Restaurants featuring this symbol have accommodation.

You’ll notice that some restaurants in the guide have an 084 telephone number. Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Just like the weather, ownership, opening times and prices are subject to change throughout the year. Have a look at our website – www.foodanddrinkguides.co.uk – to see reviews of restaurants nationwide and to request other regional Food & Drink magazines.

Contents Foreword ................. 2 Fine Dining .............. 3 Modern British ........ 5 British ................... 11 Modern European.. . 12 Brasserie................13 French....................15 Italian....................17

Steakhouse.............20 Mediterranean........21 American ............... 22 Greek..................... 23 Tapas ..................... 24 Mexican................. 26 Nepalese ................ 27 Bar & Restaurant ... 27

Food & Drink Guide 2018 Canningford House 38 Victoria Street Bristol BS1 6BY t: 0117 927 7167 e: editor@foodanddrinkguides.com w: www.foodanddrinkguides.com

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Café ....................... 31 Tearoom................. 32 Traditional ............. 32 Indian .................... 37 Chef Profiles .......... 39 Index ..................... 40

Senior Editorial Assistants Joele Forrester, Alex Everill, Robbie Masters Editorial Assistants Tori Sharpe, Elle England, Jess Maples Graphic Designer Sally Bufton Photography Nicci Peet (www.niccipeet.co.uk), Michael Stenning (www.stenningphotographic.com), Edward Taylor (www.digital-flow.co.uk) Contributors Sonia Burns, Tanya Raybould PR & Marketing Manager Jen Merrikin Project Manager Joe Packer Advertising Sales Matt Brentley, Simon Northcott, Tim Hall, Emma Filby, Paul Balshaw, Emma Clarke, Sam Terrett, Sara Sheperia Published by Food & Drink Guides Ltd Publisher Sam Collins Managing Director Robin Fry

The cost of producing this guide has been met by advertising revenues from the restaurants featured within. We only include restaurants that we know, from either experience or recommendation, provide a quality service, and our journalists review the majority of the establishments. However, some reviews are supplied by third parties, and no review in this guide should be taken as a direct recommendation by Food & Drink Guides Ltd. Printed February 2018.

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Sat Bains My work takes me to every corner of the world but my wife Amanda and I are at our happiest when at home in Nottingham. We have everything on our doorstep, from breathtaking scenery to a city steeped in history. It has been thrilling to see Nottingham develop into the thriving place that it is today. The food and drink scene has exploded in recent years and the city now offers an incredible breadth of restaurants and bars, perfectly blending old and new. Among my favourites is the tapas at Bar Iberico in Hockley, the authentic Thai street food at Zaap, cocktails at Tilt and the fabulous craft beers at Junkyard. I also love Boilermaker, a secretive speakeasy, and Botanist, which is a bit further afield in West Bridgford. Meanwhile, you can get wicked chips at John Molnar’s The Cod’s Scallops, and great ales and traditional pub fare at both Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem and The Hand & Heart. Outpost has become my coffee shop of choice, thanks to its exceptional coffee and personal touch. It’s also brilliant to see one of our old chefs, Alex Bond, joining the city’s gastronomic scene with his new restaurant Alchemilla. I’m proud to say that Restaurant Sat Bains has gone from strength to strength in the past 12 months, and we are delighted to have become the first restaurant from the Midlands to be inducted into Les Grandes Tables du Monde, a prestigious international guide featuring the finest restaurants in the world. Our team has increased from 30 to 38, and we have been joined by restaurant manager Jordi Albacar, from the legendary three-Michelin-starred Waterside Inn in Bray, Berkshire. We have also introduced a four-day working week; the team has seen the benefit of reducing their hours so there is even more energy and creativity about the place. We fully appreciate that we couldn’t achieve this creativity without the support of our patrons and our fantastic suppliers. Professionally, I couldn’t ask for a better larder. Not only do local suppliers produce the best meat, dairy, poultry and game, but we also benefit from a wealth of wild food just steps from our front door. There is much to enjoy in the great region of Nottinghamshire. I know that the county and the East Midlands will continue to be recognised for producing some of the greatest food in the world. Enjoy perusing this 13th annual edition of the Nottinghamshire Food & Drink Guide, take in the delights it showcases and see what our fantastic region has to offer.

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Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms

Fine Dining

 Location Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2SA t: 0844 502 7170 w: www.restaurantsatbains.com e: info@restaurantsatbains.com

No Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms firmly places Nottinghamshire on the gastronomic map. Just a few miles from the city centre, this enchanting farm conversion, on a tranquil stretch of the River Trent, has received international * acclaim for its innovative and modern approach to cooking. It boasts two Michelin £95 stars, five AA rosettes, is rated nine out of ten in Waitrose’s Good Food Guide, and it was recently inducted into Les Grandes Tables du Monde, a prestigious guide featuring the finest restaurants in the world. With one of the UK’s most creative chefs at the helm, together with his wife Amanda, Restaurant Sat Bains continues to be at the vanguard of the British food scene and astounds customers with its cuisine. The seven- and ten-course tasting menus have been created to maximise the flavour of each ingredient, so that each Open: dish progresses naturally to the next, using the three key components of taste, Weds & Thurs 6pm-9pm; Fri & Sat 6pm-9.45pm texture and temperature. Private dining facilities are provided at the Kitchen Bench (up to four guests), and at the Chef’s Table (from four to eight guests) where dishes are served by the chefs themselves. Technical skill abounds throughout the restaurant, but nowhere is this more on display than in Nucleus, a bijou six-seat restaurant within the development kitchen. The seven luxury boutique bedrooms are individually designed and located in both the main building and a separate annex within the restaurant grounds. Overnight rates include a full breakfast. *Price represents the cost of the seven-course tasting menu.

Hart’s

Fine Dining

 Location Standard Hill, Park Row, Nottingham, NG1 6GN t: 0844 502 6787 w: www.hartsnottingham.co.uk e: ask@hartsnottingham.co.uk

No Since 1997, Hart’s has brought fine dining and nationally acclaimed cooking at reasonable prices to Nottingham. A busy 80-seater modern British restaurant, Hart’s is relaxed and stylish, with unhurried service allowing guests to savour £25 to both the food and intimate atmosphere. Restaurant manager James Helm and his £32 charming team attentively monitor tables with unobtrusive efficiency. The menu uses the finest fresh, seasonal ingredients. Dishes are imaginative with a strong focus on beautiful presentation and flavours that excite the tastebuds. Featuring such tantalising offerings as confit duck leg, grain mustard and onion bulgar wheat, they are well worth sampling. You can also enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch or afternoon tea at Hart’s. The daily changing à la carte includes starters such as salt and pepper squid, Open: Mon-Fri 7am-2.30pm, saffron aioli and chorizo. The list of mouth-watering main courses incorporates 6pm-10pm; some delightful fish dishes – sea Sat 7.30am-2.30pm, bass, baked chicory, Parmesan, 6pm-10.30pm; smoked bacon, pickled fennel Sun 7.30am-2.30pm, and grapefruit – as well as meaty options like Hereford beef 6pm-9pm steak. The menu also boasts a selection of vegetarian options such as tempura-fried courgette and peppers accompanied by grilled halloumi and spiced lentils. Each dessert holds its own attraction, from the exquisite Victoria plum and frangipane tart, to the hot chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream – simply stunning. Nottinghamshire Guide 2018

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MemSaab  Location 12-14 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6HS t: 0844 502 6875 w: www.mem-saab.co.uk e: contact@mem-saab.co.uk

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MemSaab has been established now for 16 years and has gathered an impressive amount of press attention, being the first restaurant in the East Midlands to have been awarded two AA rosettes for culinary experience. AA Gill wrote that ‘MemSaab Nottingham is amongst the top three best Indian restaurants in the country’. The restaurant features in The Michelin Guide, and was also awarded Runner-Up Best Restaurant in The Observer’s Food Monthly Awards for four years. Nationally, it was crowned The British Curry Awards’ Best Indian Restaurant in the Midlands 2014 and was named Best Indian Restaurant by the Nottingham Post for 2016.

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Comfortably accommodating up to 180 diners, MemSaab is the perfect setting for all occasions, and set menus are available for parties of eight or more. The interior, with its combination of traditional Indian craftsmanship and modern Indian art, captures the essence of India while placing MemSaab firmly in the 21st century. While the elegant decor, varied menus and rave reviews suggest an accomplished fine dining experience, what the wonderful team at MemSaab delivers is much, much more. Authentic, beautiful Indian food is served with genuine passion and style in a delightfully unique, relaxed setting.

‘...authentic, beautiful Indian food is served with genuine passion and style...’ The à la carte menu features a range of dishes, from traditional curries and barbecued meats to lighter options of orange and avocado salad and delicately spiced salmon tikka. MemSaab also embraces modern Indian cooking; the likes of John Dory with peas, soft-shell crab, and makrani monkfish lababdar can also be found on the menu. With prices from £5.25 to £21.95, there’s something for every preference and budget. Open: Mon-Thurs 5.30pm-10.30pm; Fri & Sat 5.30pm-11pm; Sun 5pm-10pm

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On our visit, the gorgeous presentation of the starters matched the exquisitely balanced flavours, and our mains were no less spectacular. Amita Sawhney, owner of MemSaab, is always on-hand to recommend dishes. Dining here really is an occasion – a rich and sensory experience – with a buzzing atmosphere and seamless service. Amita continues to focus on improving the experience of Indian fine dining while ensuring it remains accessible, affordable and, most importantly, enjoyable.


Byron’s Brasserie at Colwick Hall

Modern British

 Location Racecourse Road, Nottingham, NG2 4BH t: 0844 625 2257 w: www.colwickhallhotel.com e: reservations@colwickhallhotel.com Housed within the magnificent Grade II* listed Georgian building – the ancestral home of iconic poet Lord Byron – Colwick Hall is nestled in over 60 acres of charming woodland. The four-star boutique hotel is renowned for its stunning design and individuality, as well as its proud history.

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Holding its own as a foodie destination, Byron’s Brasserie is the ideal spot for afternoon tea and fine dining. The dining room is simply exquisite and adds the perfect dash of elegance to every occasion. Vintage decor and quotes from Byron, who is considered one of Britain’s greatest poets, adorn the walls and enhance the romantic ambience. If poetry doesn’t warm your heart, then the eclectic mix of modern British cuisine and European flair will. Pushing the boundaries of contemporary gastronomy, head chef Jason has created an inspiring menu brimming with unique flavour combinations, creative twists on classic dishes, and a remarkable use of fresh, seasonal ingredients. My starter of sea bass with perfectly crisp skin was accompanied by a delicate prawn and pea cake, pea and lemon soup, and a prawn wonton – a beautifully presented testament to the chef’s passionate approach to cooking. My companion’s goat’s cheese brûlée, enhanced by beetroot relish, preserved blackberries, olive crostini bread, black olive tapenade and pepper ice cream was Mediterranean-inspired perfection. The exciting selection of main courses offers unique dishes presented with style. Pan-roasted haunch of venison with a hearty white bean cassoulet is one of the chef’s signature dishes and is a firm favourite with diners. I enjoyed the show-stopping chicken supreme, stuffed with Parmesan mousse and wrapped in Parma ham, which was enhanced by crispy chicken skin, Dauphinoise potatoes, chicken velouté and seasonal baby vegetables. Imaginative food with flair, combined with chef Jason’s understanding of flavour and texture makes for a unique and memorable dining experience. Make sure you leave room for a delicious dessert. We sampled the smooth white chocolate panna cotta with chocolate sauce, hazelnut twirl and white chocolate ice cream, and the wonderful raspberry parfait comprising pistachio sponge, Italian meringue and textures of raspberries – the perfect end to a sensational meal.

Open: Mon-Sun 7am-10pm

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Cockliffe House  Location Burntstump Country Park, Burntstump Hill, Nottingham, NG5 8PQ t: 0844 625 2338 w: www.cch-hotel.co.uk e: enquiries@cch-hotel.co.uk

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Set in the heart of Burntstump Country Park on the fringes of Sherwood Forest, this converted 17th-century hunting lodge houses a modern and intimate restaurant offering a unique experience. Midway between Nottingham, Mansfield £18 to and Southwell, Cockliffe House is the ideal place for a meal with family and £25 friends, where you’ll enjoy a modern English and European menu. After being welcomed into the small and inviting bar area, I sat down to a starter of steamed mussels with Cropwell Bishop Stilton and beer, served with toasted soda bread, while my partner sampled roasted Jerusalem artichoke with hazelnut and goat’s cheese salad. Both dishes were beautifully presented and served by Food Served: Mon-Fri charming staff, who were helpful but not overly intrusive. My main course was 7am-9.30am, 6.30pm-9pm; duo of lamb, champ, roasted carrots and rosemary jus. My partner couldn’t stop Sat 8am-10am, raving about her heritage beetroot and red wine risotto, enhanced by a beetroot 6.30pm-9pm; crisp and horseradish. As a vegetarian, she said it was one of the best dishes she had Sun 8am-10am, noon-3pm tried in the area. The desserts were Afternoon Tea Served: equally eye-catching; I opted for the Mon-Sun noon-5pm baked blackberry cheesecake with spiced apple compote. My partner ordered her favourite classic dessert of sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce and caramel ice cream. The restaurant has a modern and elegant feel, having recently been extensively refurbished with sumptuous colours and very comfortable seating. Cockliffe House has cemented its reputation for providing a relaxing and intimate ambience, which promises not to disappoint. Modern British

Alchemilla  Location 192 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 1NF t: 0844 625 2272 w: www.alchemillarestaurant.uk e: bookings@alchemillarestaurant.uk

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Almost hidden from the bustle of traffic outside, the first thing you’ll notice as you enter Alchemilla is its unique setting within a 19th-century coach house, which lay empty for nearly 150 years. Exposed brick walls contrast with plants and a central * £40 living wall of lush green plants. It has a tranquil feel, akin to finding your own to secret garden in the heart of Nottingham. £65 As you take a seat, you’ll be struck first by the friendly and informal ambience. An open kitchen adds theatre and anticipation as each dish is prepared. Modern cooking techniques are used to emphasise the flavours of seasonal vegetables and foraged plants. There’s something beautifully simple about the food at Alchemilla. The skill and imagination of head chef Alex Bond (chef profile page Open: Tues 7pm-9.30pm; 39) and his talented team is evident in every bite. When the first plate of your Weds & Thurs noon-1.30pm, five-, seven-, or ten-course tasting menu reaches the table you’ll know you’ve come to 7pm-9.30pm; the right place for creative gastronomy. Dining at Alchemilla is an experience to be Fri & Sat noon-1.30pm, savoured, with flavour combinations 6.30pm-9.30pm such as hay-smoked potato, herring roe and Parmesan, and pork collar, turnip and apple. Initially, it can be hard to imagine how these elements will come together on the plate, but that’s all part of the magic. For a group dining experience, the Kitchen Table offers unrivalled insight into the minds of the chefs and allows you to get a front-row seat to watch dishes come together. *£40 represents the cost of the five-course set menu; £65 represents the cost of the ten-course set menu. 6

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The Walton

Modern British

 Location 2 North Road, Nottingham, NG7 1AG t: 0843 153 1503 w: www.thewaltonhotel.com e: enquiries@thewaltonhotel.com

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Boutique accommodation in an historic building is something many would love to sample. Offering just this, The Walton in Nottingham is a beautifully decorated hotel with a notable restaurant open to both overnight guests and passersby. The building was originally designed as a hunting lodge for the nearby Nottingham Castle deer park. Undergoing a careful and sympathetic renovation, it now successfully combines historic grandeur with modern grand design to offer a truly fairytale-like venue.

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‘...the best of modern British cuisine...’ In the restaurant, the food served matches the impressive standard of decor. Think dishes with a fine dining flair served in a relaxed setting. The restaurant showcases the best of modern British cuisine and offers a range of menus throughout the week. Start with the seared scallops served with homemade black pudding, confit pig’s trotter and sweetcorn jus. Follow on with fish cooked to perfection – the fillet of wild sea bass is sublime, arriving a bed of pea, crab and spring onion risotto and accompanied by a delicate fennel bhaji and creamy sauce. Guests who stay overnight will enjoy the individually designed bedrooms. Fine design is apparent in every area with large gilded mirrors and intricately carved wooden dressing tables and headboards. To start the day on the right foot, guests are presented with a mouth-watering breakfast menu. The Walton full English features the finest selection of classic ingredients; eggs as you like them, roasted plum tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, rich black pudding and juicy Lincolnshire sausages. For a sweeter start, try the fluffy homemade pancakes slathered with maple syrup and fresh berries. The Walton hotel offers pure indulgence for both body and mind. Throughout the year it’s a destination for anyone looking to feel replenished and reinvigorated. During the winter months, pop by for dinner followed by drinks beside a roaring log fire in the relaxed bar. In the summer months, soak up the sunshine on the spacious elevated terrace with its outdoor loungers and cosy wicker chairs.

Food Served: Mon-Fri 7am-10am, 4pm-10pm; Sat 8am-10am, noon-10pm; Sun 8am-10am, noon-6pm

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Farndon Boathouse  Location Farndon, Nr. Newark-on-Trent, NG24 3SX t: 0844 502 6898 w: www.farndonboathouse.co.uk e: info@farndonboathouse.co.uk

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An idyllic waterside location and outstanding seasonal fare have established modern British restaurant Farndon Boathouse as the haunt of choice for scores of discerning Nottinghamshire foodies. It therefore comes as no surprise that a plethora of accolades have been showered upon the Boathouse, including two coveted AA rosettes.

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‘...the ideal place to end a weekend ramble...’

Open: Mon-Sun 10am-11pm Food Served: Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6pm-9.30pm

Following extensive refurbishment, the restaurant has been divided with the popular two-AA-rosetted à la carte offering holding its own on one side, and a new more informal grill concept occupying its own attractive space. Expect grilled seafood, steaks and fantastic vegetarian choices. Dietary requirements are well catered for and the team strives to source the best quality ingredients locally for their fine seasonal menus.

When it comes to the wetting of whistles, the Boathouse’s two rotating real ales, selection of Continental lagers and diverse list of wine and spirits offer libations aplenty, while little diners and designated drivers can choose from the fantastic selection of artisanal soft drinks. Perfectly situated in close proximity to plenty of stunning countryside walking routes, it’s the ideal place to end a weekend ramble with a diverse and exciting range of food and drink. Modern British

The Wheatsheaf Inn  Location Main Street, Dry Doddington, NG23 5HU t: 0844 502 6885 w: www.wheatsheafdrydoddington.co.uk e: info@wheatsheafdrydoddington.co.uk

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A quintessential village pub with heaps of character and charm, The Wheatsheaf Inn in Dry Doddington fascinates all who visit. Low ceilings, rustic exposed brick and atmospheric lighting create a cosy, inviting environment in which to enjoy outstanding food and drink. The pub’s pebbled outdoor area provides the perfect spot in which to dine in the sunshine in fairer months.

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Contemporary interpretations of classically inspired dishes populate The Wheatsheaf’s inspired seasonal menus, with fare prepared using local produce wherever possible. Why not begin with Thai-spiced fishcakes served with spiced sweetcorn salsa and fresh coriander, before moving on to the handmade pie of the day? Think crisp golden pastry encasing delicious fillings such as rich beef Open: Mon-Sun 10am-11pm and Stilton or creamy chicken and leek, served with hand-cut chips, garden peas Food Served: Tues-Sat and rich gravy. For afters, chocolate and hazelnut brownie, perfectly paired noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm; with salted caramel ice cream, will Sun noon-6pm go down a treat. The Wheatsheaf’s bar stocks four rotating real ales at all times, backed by a cadre of Continental lagers and between 20 and 25 world wines. Easily located just a stone’s throw from local interest site, the Church of St James – the tower of which boasts an impressive tilt, leaning more than the Tower of Pisa in Italy – visitors can always expect friendly, welcoming service in a relaxed, homely environment. 8

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The Blacksmiths

Modern British

 Location Town Street, Clayworth, DN22 9AD t: 01777 818171 w: www.blacksmithsclayworth.com e: info@blacksmithsclayworth.com

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The Blacksmiths opened in Clayworth in 2012 and five years later, the restaurant’s reputation precedes it. Receiving fabulous reviews for its food and unique luxury accommodation, it’s no surprise that the delectable, seasonal fare has achieved two AA rosettes and the rooms have earned five AA gold stars.

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Visitors can’t help but feel at ease thanks to the attractive blend of warm, homely textures and colours, and stylish, contemporary furnishings. The Blacksmiths’ warm, cosy ambience and friendly, professional staff will make you want to return time and again.

‘...beautifully presented dishes that taste just as good as they look...’ The charming ambience means that it’s easy to unwind while you peruse the seasonally changing menus. A wealth of ingredients are sourced from trusted suppliers and used to create mouth-watering dishes. From a selection of pub classics to sumptuous à la carte dishes, there’s something to suit every palate. The talented kitchen team serves beautifully presented dishes that taste just as good as they look. A carefully selected wine list and a specialist range of gin and tonics perfectly complement the food. Hand-pulled Timothy Taylor and guest ales such as Farmers Blonde are available at the bar, alongside Swiss 1936 Bière. The Blacksmiths is licensed to hold marriage ceremonies, making it an ideal place to host both weddings and wedding breakfasts. Small, intimate celebrations are a particular speciality at The Blacksmiths. The team will help you plan a day that is filled with lasting and treasured memories. With its impressive private balcony, the Oak Room provides the perfect setting for special occasions and is also great for those looking to organise a stylish catch-up with friends and family. The four beautiful guest bedrooms offer fabulous luxury accommodation and are ideal for those discerning visitors looking for something a little different. The passion that the team has means they’re sure to see more accolades come their way, and we’re excited to see what else they can achieve.

Food Served: Tues-Thurs noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9.15pm; Fri & Sat noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9.15pm; Sun noon-4.30pm

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Perkins Bar & Bistro  Location Station Road, Plumtree, Nr. Nottingham, NG12 5NA t: 0844 502 0196 w: www.perkinsbarbistro.co.uk e: hello@perkinsbarbistro.co.uk

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Food Served: Mon-Fri noon-2.15pm, 6pm-10pm; Sat 10am-11.45am, noon-2.15pm, 6pm-10pm; Sun noon-5pm

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Established in 1982, Perkins is a relaxed countryside bar and bistro in Plumtree, just outside of Nottingham. Owned and operated by the Perkins family since the beginning, Perkins serves a unique combination of modern British and classic bistro dishes. Housed in a beautifully restored Victorian village railway station, the restaurant’s interior features rustic tables as well as bar and bistro-style seating, warmly lit by smart brass light fittings and finished with reclaimed textiles and soft furnishings. Perkins has become a haven for foodies as all produce used in the kitchen is brought in daily. All dishes are created in-house using freshly sourced, local ingredients wherever possible, from their incredible home-smoked salmon and freshly baked bread to delicious desserts and ice creams. The bistro is open for lunch every day. In addition to the main à la carte menu, it offers a great-value prix-fixe lunch from Monday to Friday for just £13.50 for two courses. An extremely popular Sunday lunch is available from noon until 5pm – don’t miss out on the traditional roast comprising local meats from the farm nearby. The main menu changes regularly, but stand-out starters include seared king scallops with artichokes, sticky smokehouse ribs, and wild mushroom and tarragon risoni with truffle. For a hearty main course, the sumptuous flavour of pork and classic salmon, prawn and monkfish Thermidor are both exceptional. The menu is balanced with more relaxed sharing starters and bistro bites, such as plaice goujons with pea purée, and classic moules frites. The bistro’s wine list features 60 bins, superb aperitifs and unique gins and cocktails, alongside local draught beer. Perkins also offers freshly prepared afternoon teas, Saturday breakfasts, and regular smokehouse and blues nights every Friday, when live music is paired with treats from Perkins’ very own smokehouse. Afternoon tea is very popular and requires 24 hours’ notice. On the first Wednesday of every month Perkins hosts a Taste the Season evening where a six-course seasonal menu is available for just £26. Themed nights showcase food from the Middle East, Spain and Greece. In 2017 Perkins added accommodation in the form of three luxury shepherd huts with incredible views over the surrounding countryside. Lovingly handcrafted from sustainable materials, each hut has been carefully decorated with natural tones and splashes of colour to create a warm and luxurious vintage feel.


George’s Great British Kitchen

British

 Location Queen Street, Nottingham, NG1 2BL t: 0844 502 6944 w: www.georgesgreatbritishkitchen.co.uk e: nottingham@georgesgroup.co.uk

No Offering a refreshing take on British food in Nottingham’s centre, George’s Kitchen is a restaurant with a difference. The venue has a great story, the original idea conceived in the 80s by two creative business partners. Today, £21 to George’s continues to serve British food with a unique twist. £25 Upon entry into the restaurant, the quirky decor and jolly atmosphere will inspire and intrigue. Comfy booths and broad wooden tables welcome large parties, families and intimate duos alike. Lit by a combination of Edison lamps and huge chandeliers, and with a mismatch of vintage and contemporary furnishings, a visit to George’s is also a memorable visual feast. You can mix and match a range of fresh fish with different accompaniments, ensuring that Open: each meal is deliciously fresh and served to your liking. Shy away from the Mon-Thurs 11.30am-10.30pm; traditional fish and chips and try the hearty and delicious Proper Dirty Burger. Fri & Sat 11.30am-11pm; For something extra-special, why not upgrade your twice-cooked chips to sweet Sun 11.30am-9.30pm potato fries or Stilton chips? Other dishes like George’s deconstructed Scotch egg comprising handmade pork sausage meat with leek and ginger, coated in breadcrumbs and topped with a runny free-range egg, baked in butter and a drizzle of brown sauce, attest to the kitchen’s creative grasp of British cuisine. Creative cocktails feature on an extensive drinks list that includes popular classics with inventive twists and an extensive gin selection. If you’re visiting with friends, why not share the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, served in a teapot with teacups for a quintessentially English treat?

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The Martin’s Arms  Location School Lane, Colston Bassett, NG12 3FD t: 0844 625 2275 w: www.themartinsarms.co.uk e: martins_arms@hotmail.com

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The Martin’s Arms has been central to village life since the 1690s and has weathered the years well, staying true to its roots and maintaining a unique atmosphere. The beautiful gardens and elegant decor give it a timeless quality, making the bustle of modern life feel a million miles away. Period furnishings and ancient Jacobean fireplaces add to the pervading sense of cosiness and act as a comforting reminder that sometimes things never change, especially in the country. The food served does provide a slight twist on the traditional, with quality, wholesome dishes combining well-loved ingredients in a modern way.

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Tempting the palates of discerning diners who appreciate fine cuisine are delightful dishes that rely upon the produce of the parish and local estates, as well as artisan producers. The innovative menu is created on the premises by a Food Served: talented team of chefs. Throughout the game season diners might savour local Mon-Sat noon-2pm, venison loin – served with braised 6pm-9pm; suet pudding, pomme purée and Sun noon-2pm blackberry jus – while sitting beside one of three open fires. During summer, relax in the gardens with a glass of Champagne and a perfectly cooked fillet steak, perhaps followed by a coconut panna cotta. With an ever-expanding range of home-grown produce, The Martin’s Arms takes locally sourced food seriously. The Martin’s Arms is the perfect antidote to an often demanding world – you owe yourself a visit. Modern European

World Service  Location Newdigate House, Castlegate, Nottingham, NG1 6AF t: 0844 502 6838 w: www.worldservicerestaurant.com e: info@worldservicerestaurant.com

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Uniquely housed within the elegant surroundings of the listed 17th-century Newdigate House, World Service boasts a stunning 50-cover restaurant, bar and Oriental garden with an al fresco terrace, and offers cuisine of an £30 to exceptional standard. £35 At the helm is talented chef James Nicholas. The enthusiasm, energy and passion that he shares with his kitchen team are reflected in the consistently high standard of the food served. Depending on seasonality, dishes on the à la carte menu could include starters such as cured yakitori salmon served with barbecued cucumber, Asian pear, seaweed and coriander, and main courses like loin of venison with celeriac, pancetta, curly kale and blackberry jus. And finally, for dessert, chocolate toffee tart with chocolate soil, orange and clotted cream ice cream. Food Served: Mon-Sat The menu is complemented by an extensive wine list featuring over 200 classic noon-2pm, 7pm-10pm; choices, including an excellent Sun noon-3.30pm selection of Champagne and dessert wine, as well as varieties by the glass and half bottle. An elegant bar, ideal for an aperitif or after-dinner Cognac, connects the restaurant to the private dining rooms; connoisseurs will relish working their way through the extensive cocktail and spirits list. Previous accolades, such as Best Overall Restaurant at Nottingham’s prestigious Restaurant Awards, are testament to World Service’s commitment to quality, innovation and exemplary service. 12

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Tom Browns Brasserie

Brasserie

 Location Trentside, Gunthorpe, NG14 7FB t: 0844 502 6864 w: www.tombrowns.co.uk e: info@tombrowns.co.uk

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Characterised by its outstanding seasonal fare, well-drafted list of Old and New World wines, inspired cocktail menu and informative yet unobtrusive service, Tom Browns is a rural brasserie that leaves a lasting and eminently favourable impression on all who visit.

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Inside, elegant decor and contemporary furnishings blend seamlessly, creating a smart, well-appointed space for all manner of functions, from intimate tables for two and small group bookings, to dining en masse for wedding breakfasts or corporate events. Outside, a well-tended dining terrace offers stunning riverside views throughout the year, with warm blankets and fire pits helping to ward off the chill in the cooler months.

‘...deserves its place among the best eateries...’ Tom Browns’ menus are innovative and always make use of the season’s best produce. Think superb starters of crispy beef and Oriental vegetable salad with cashews, pomegranate and spring onion, and whipped goat’s cheese with mulled wine poached pear and walnut salad. Equally delectable, a typical main course offering might include braised blade of beef with creamy mash, caramelised shallots, celeriac purée, mushrooms, green beans and jus, or pan-fried sea bass fillets enhanced by red pepper relish, potato croquettes, courgettes, and saffron aioli. A range of stunning chargrilled steaks are cooked to your liking and served with the vegetables of the day, sautéed mushrooms, and your choice of truffle and Parmesan fries or chunky chips. Those with a sweet-tooth will adore the seasonal selection of desserts, while the rest of us tuck into Tom Brown’s three-cheese board, served with caramelised red onion chutney, mixed grapes, celery and wheat crackers. If you’re craving something sweet but don’t have room for a whole dessert, why not plump for the chef’s beautiful petits fours accompanied by a cup of locally roasted coffee? The brasserie’s exceptional fare and obliging service has been recognised by The Michelin Guide and has also been awarded two AA rosettes. Tom Browns thoroughly deserves its place among the best eateries in the region.

Open: Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9.30pm; Sun noon-8.30pm

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Ashmores

 Location 1 Bingham Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, NG12 2FY t: 0844 625 2279 w: www.ashmoresrestaurant.com This delightful family-run restaurant prides itself on creating fantastic dishes from the finest ingredients around. This, combined with a warm, welcoming atmosphere and attentive service, makes Ashmores a wonderful establishment in which to treat yourself to a delicious meal out. Tempting starters include smoked salmon and crab salad with sundried tomato mayonnaise, and a tasty bacon, avocado and rocket salad with a poached egg. Follow with a sumptuous main course of roasted breast of corn-fed chicken atop a bed of spinach with whisky sauce, or pan-fried mushrooms flavoured with garlic and tarragon accompanied by asparagus and gnocchi. If you’ve still got room for pudding, there’s a selection of desserts including pear and almond tart with pistachio ice cream, and crème brûlée. If you’re looking for a welcoming restaurant that serves superb food at extremely reasonable prices, you won’t find better than Ashmores.

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Bistrot Pierre

French

 Location 13-17 Milton Street, Nottingham, NG1 3EN t: 0844 502 6978 w: www.bistrotpierre.co.uk e: nottingham@pierre94.co.uk

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Bistrot Pierre, situated in the city centre, first flung open its doors in 1994 and has been a hotspot for great-value French cooking and accessible, seasonally inspired menus ever since. The culinary line-up showcases French classics like steak frites and boeuf Bourguignon alongside a medley of regional favourites such as confit de canard and tarte flambée.

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Housed within a former bank, the restaurant’s interior is brought up-to-date with a trendy mix of brick walls, leather banquettes and ornate mirrors – all enhanced by the natural light.

‘...a hotspot for great-value French cooking and accessible, seasonally inspired menus...’ Ideally located near the theatre, Bistrot Pierre offers a popular two-course prix-fixe evening menu, which is a steal at just £14.95. There are menus for all manner of occasions, so whether you’re swinging by for a laid-back breakfast at the weekend, a casual lunch or a tempting three-course feast, your meal will arrive beautifully presented, freshly prepared and of the highest standard. Make the most of the prix-fixe lunch menu for just £9.95 for one course, £11.95 for two or three courses for £13.95. Inspired by travels around France, the à la carte menu includes starters of salmon fumé gribiche, and light and crispy fried squid with garlic mayonnaise. For the main event, why not go for pan-fried chicken breast in a classic chasseur sauce of red wine, mushroom and concassé tomato, served with seasonal vegetables? Lighter dishes include warm caramelised onion and Le Saint Mont des Alpes cheese tart. The desserts are the pièce de résistance, so make sure you save room for the likes of gateau au caramel and delice au chocolat with warm pouring chocolate sauce and salted caramel ice cream. Pair with dessert wine, a digestif or Port for the full French experience. As with any true French establishment, the vast wine list plays an important role, and features over 20 French wines sold by the glass. With gluten-free dishes and a dedicated children’s menu too, a friendly welcome is extended to everyone at Bistrot Pierre.

Open: Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm; Sat 11.30am-10pm; Sun 11.30am-9pm

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Le Mistral  Location 575 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 2JN t: 0844 683 2098 w: www.lemistral.co.uk e: sherwood@lemistral.co.uk

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This bistro-style restaurant offers relaxed French dining in a refreshingly informal atmosphere. Full of rustic charm, this popular establishment provides the perfect environment in which to while away a couple of hours with good food and drink, and is located just outside the city centre in the thriving Sherwood neighbourhood.

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Open: Mon-Sat 9.30am-11pm; Sun 9.30am-10.30pm Food Served: Mon-Sat noon-9.30pm; Sun noon-8.30pm

Le Mistral lends itself to any occasion; a lively celebration, an intimate dinner or a light lunch with friends can all be enjoyed here. For lunch, try classic French favourites with an original twist, such as the Croque Mistral – Swiss cheese on toast with olives and roast cherry tomatoes – or plump for something from the light bites lunch menu comprising fresh and tasty baguettes and salads. With two courses at just £11.95 and three for £13.95, you can’t go wrong.

The evening menu offers simple, fresh dishes supplemented by an ever-changing specials board and the chef’s signature dishes. Perhaps try the rich boeuf Bourguignon with a full-bodied glass of red wine. The accompanying wine list is a revelation, with over 44 bottles to choose from. There’s also a variety of special evenings; you can look forward to the likes of mussels night, which includes a Belgian beer with food, and the chance for two to dine for £29 with a carafe of wine to share. Don’t miss the steak and grill night every Thursday, with mouth-watering options starting at just £9.95.

French

Le Mistral  Location Eldon Chambers, Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2NS t: 0844 683 2102 w: www.lemistral.co.uk e: nottingham@lemistral.co.uk

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Le Mistral, in Nottingham city centre, is located in a quiet courtyard just off Market Square, providing a welcome escape from the busy streets. A converted warehouse, this building is full of character and offers tasty French cuisine, with seating for up to 75 people over two floors. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, so whether you’re after a setting for a romantic dinner, work or family celebration, glass of wine, or simply a coffee, Le Mistral is a winning choice.

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‘...tasty French cuisine...’ The menu offers simple, delicious food that’s freshly cooked to order, alongside seasonally changing specials presented on rustic blackboards. If you’re passing by during the day, why not try the new seasonal lunch menu, which offers two courses for £11.95 or three for £13.95. There’s also a variety of specials Food Served: evenings, including the chance for Mon-Sat noon-9.30pm; two guests to dine for £29 with Sun noon-8pm a carafe of wine to share, and a mussels meal deal that includes a Belgian beer. The committed team has spent a great deal of time developing a comprehensive wine list to accompany the tempting menu. The delectable range of tipples features around 44 bottles of wine and Champagne, many of which are available by the glass. Visit the website for more information, where you can also book online. 16

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Venezia

Italian

 Location Westminster Drive, Radcliffe on Trent, NG12 2NL t: 0844 625 2284 w: www.venezia-restaurant.co.uk e: bookings@venezia-restaurant.co.uk

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Venezia offers a traditional and comfortable dining experience with a warm family-friendly feel. The restaurant is surrounded by parkland and woodland, situated in the grounds of the former Saxondale Hospital. It’s a pretty building with a light and airy interior styled to an elegant yet modern standard, with stunning chandeliers and large Victorian mirrors. The talented and passionate head chef Salvatore Bartollota has a wealth of experience that’s evident in his popular menus and beautifully presented dishes. He has trained in Michelin-starred kitchens alongside talented chefs and has worked at award-winning venues including the five-star Grand Hotel in Sicily. His unique approach to Italian cooking has earned Venezia a loyal local following.

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‘...fresh and exciting...’

For a perfectly proportioned starter packed with flavour, sample pan-fried sardines flavoured with olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic and oregano, served with Italian bread. You might follow with papardelle pasta with smoked duck breast, brandy, porcini mushrooms, garlic, butter, rosemary and rich demi-glace. Seafood-lovers will delight in linguine in a creamy white wine sauce comprising crabmeat, chilli, garlic, parsley and cherry tomatoes. From freshly made pasta dishes to risotto, pizza and hearty meat and fish dishes, there’s something for everyone on this extensive menu. Daily specials showcase the best seasonal produce and allow Salvatore to keep things fresh and exciting for his returning customers. Every day between 4.30pm and 6.30pm Venezia offers two-for-one pizzas and pasta dishes, and under-12s eat free every Sunday when ordering from the separate children’s menu. A great Sunday lunch offering of two courses for £11.95 and three for £14.95 between noon and 4pm is a highly recommended weekend treat. If you’re visiting on a sunny day, there’s plenty of outside seating, which is ideal for al fresco dining. The restaurant comfortably seats 100 people, but boasts an intimate feel perfect for romantic dinners and larger celebrations. If you’re just stopping by for drinks and nibbles, the cosy bar area is the perfect place to relax and while away an evening.

Open: Mon-Sat 4.30pm-11pm; Sun noon-11pm

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La Capanna  Location 596 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 2FS t: 0844 625 2287 w: www.la-capanna.co.uk

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La Capanna is a taverna-style Italian restaurant offering a haven of calm amid the surrounding hustle and bustle of busy Mansfield Road. What it delivers on the inside, along with charm and warmth, is classic Italian fare, about which the staff are clearly passionate.

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Open: Mon-Sat 5.45pm-10.30pm; Sun 5.45pm-10pm

There is a wide range of vegetarian dishes on offer – the starters we enjoyed of sundried tomato and olive bruschetta and artichoke hearts sautéed with tomato and garlic are two tasty examples. The chefs (chef profile page 39) are delightfully flexible when it comes to the menu; my companion, who is dairy intolerant, was assured that she could choose any dish and it would be altered especially for her. She was subsequently enthusing over her sumptuous dish of steak with red wine and mushroom sauce long after it had been cleared away. My monkfish with prawns, tomatoes and white wine sauce was bursting with flavour and, like the steak, was accompanied by well-seasoned rosemary potatoes and vegetables.

For dessert, I was treated to a trio of the house specials; the tiramisu in particular was deliciously light and melted on the tongue. All this, along with a bottle of delectable red wine, resulted in a very reasonable bill. La Capanna’s authenticity and distinct character make it a wonderful little rustic Italian hideaway.

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Vivo  Location 164 Derby Road, Stapleford, NG9 7AY t: 0844 502 6769 w: www.vivorestaurant.co.uk e: info@vivorestaurant.co.uk

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Located on the main route through Stapleford, Vivo prides itself on the authentic and fresh taste of its food. Since opening its doors in December 2007, Vivo has strived to bring diners a true taste of Italy right on their doorstep.

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Open: Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm

Be inspired as you watch the skilled chefs create delicacies in the open-plan kitchen while you relax in the rustic dining area with a glass of wine. Italian cuisine is known for its awe-inspiring bold flavours and mouth-watering dishes, and Vivo delivers on every count. Catering for a variety of tastes, Vivo’s signature dishes include homemade meatballs in Napolitana sauce, chicken breast topped with Parma ham and mozzarella cheese and delicious zuppa di pesce, which features a selection of mixed fish served in mulled tomato sauce. Desserts are just as delicious, featuring profiteroles and rich, indulgent tiramisu. There are fantastic offers each day to satisfy any budget – visit early for special offers from 5.30pm until 7pm, Monday to Thursday.

Owner Massimo is a fine host, and the friendly team ensures your visit is enjoyable every time. The fact that this restaurant received a nomination for Nottingham’s favourite local Italian restaurant on Gordon Ramsay’s F Word speaks volumes. Fresh, vibrant and delicious, Vivo is one of Nottingham’s treasures and is not to be missed. 18

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Amores

Italian

 Location 137 Station Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2AZ t: 0844 625 2286  Location 65 Gedling Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3FG t: 0844 625 2289 w: www.amoresrestaurant.co.uk e: info@amoresrestaurant.co.uk

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Amores of Nottingham has established itself as a firm favourite among diners seeking true comfort food and outstanding service. Following the popularity of the original venue in Beeston, the team behind Amores has opened a second site in Carlton, which boasts the same warm welcome, friendly and accommodating staff and outstanding Italian cuisine that made the Beeston restaurant such a success.

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The restaurants feature bright and spacious dining areas with the perfect spot for any occasion, be it a romantic dinner for two, a midweek family meal or a business function. The bar area is ideal for those wanting to socialise with a drink or two before moving to their table, and you’ll find a tipple that takes your fancy whenever you visit.

‘…spoilt for choice…’ The kitchen team is well known for its flair and passion, serving up a range of risotto, pasta, salad, pizza and more. You might like to start with fresh avocado served with succulent Norwegian prawns delicately dressed in Marie Rose sauce, or perhaps the delectable Carpaccio, which is served with a sprinkle of Parmesan and rocket salad. For something a little heartier, plump for a starter of oven-baked garlic mushrooms, or a helping of traditional homemade meatballs in red wine and tomato sauce – is there a more perfect Italian starter? If you’re dining in the authentic Italian way, you’ll move to the pasta course next, perhaps plumping for the likes of fettucine in a creamy sauce with salmon and asparagus spears. If you prefer risotto to pasta, there’s plenty to choose from at Amores, whether you fancy meat, fish or something vegetarian. For meat and fish, you’re simply spoilt for choice. Amores uses beef that’s been hung for 21 days to mature, so you know you’re in for a treat if you opt for one of the delectable steak dishes. The friendly staff and bright interiors create a naturally warm atmosphere, encouraging diners to stay awhile and revisit often. Promising a jovial evening for all, Amores is ideal for intimate gatherings with friends and offers the chance to catch up with loved ones.

Open: Mon-Sat 5.30pm-10.45pm; Sun 6pm-10.30pm

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Son of Steak  Location Trinity Square, Nottingham, NG1 4AF t: 0844 625 2239 w: www.sonofsteak.co.uk

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Situated on Trinity Square, Son of Steak is the new kid on the Nottingham food scene. With a modern industrial design scheme, accented by stylish neon lighting and a vibrant open kitchen, it is both contemporary and cosy and brings a trendy New York vibe to Nottingham’s city centre.

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Son of Steak is all about serving the best-quality steak without the fuss of formal dining. The team is friendly and the service speedy and straightforward, making this a great place for a quick lunchtime bite and a night out with friends alike. Those who wish to enjoy flavoursome restaurant-quality food in the comfort of their own home will be delighted to hear that Son of Steak’s fantastic offering is available on Deliveroo.

‘...all about serving the best-quality steak without the fuss....’ The flat-iron steak is the team’s signature dish and is definitely worth a try. Served pink, and finished with a pinch of Maldon salt, the steak is incredibly succulent and very tender, making it a firm favourite with Son of Steak regulars. Classic steaks such as sirloin and rib-eye are expertly cooked in the Josper charcoal oven for a uniquely smoky flavour. Not a steak enthusiast? That’s not a problem; Son of Steak proudly serves fantastic chicken, salads and burgers to ensure that there’s something for everyone. The marinated and Josper oven-cooked chicken and indulgent burgers undoubtedly hold their own on this menu. Sides are varied and range from the perfectly healthy to the downright indulgent. The team takes great pride in its freshly cooked chips, which are hand-cut every morning from the best potatoes and are some of the tastiest in town.

Open: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm

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The drinks menu includes unlimited soft drinks, bottled craft beer, Estrella Damm on draught, wine, Prosecco and spirits. If you’re not sure what to go for, the TapTails Mojito on tap is definitely worth a try – enjoy the refreshing flavour of a Bacardi Mojito without the wait.


The Blue Grill

Steakhouse

 Location Thoresby Hall Hotel, Thoresby Park, Ollerton, NG22 9WH t: 0844 502 7110 w: www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk e: thoresbyhall.reception@bourne-leisure.co.uk

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The opulence and grandeur of Thoresby Hall Hotel provides an endlessly stunning setting for the AA-rosette-awarded Blue Grill restaurant. Frequented by hotel £30 to holiday-makers and drop-in visitors in equal measure, this breathtaking destination £40 captivates all who visit. The dining room is decorated opulently with silk papered walls, polished wooden wall panelling and elegant upholstery, and boasts an ornate ceiling. Menus showcase Nottinghamshire’s finest produce and specialise in locally reared and aged USDA and wagyu beef – a one-of-a-kind taste experience that’s worth sampling at least once. The knowledgeable team will happily offer recommendations from the delectable list of dishes, which includes options such Food Served: as posh lobster finger served with crushed peas, mustard leaf and tartare sauce, Tues & Thurs-Sun 6pm-9pm succulent 8oz rib-eye steak, and gourmet wagyu burger. Grill selections can be customised with toppings of tiger prawns or Café de Paris butter, sides such as smoked applewood cheese mash or triple-cooked chips, and a range of steak sauces. Also available is a selection of dishes from the farm and from the sea, such as pheasant breast wrapped in streaky bacon, and roasted cod loin served with shrimp and caper butter. The Blue Grill is perfect if you’re planning a special event or get-together with friends and family. Bespoke private hire of this decadent destination can be arranged for up to 50 guests. Afternoon tea is also available from 2pm until 3.30pm every day.

Dino

Mediterranean

 Location 9 Warser Gate, Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1NU t: 0844 502 6947 w: www.dinobar.co.uk e: info@dinobar.co.uk

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Bringing a stylish, modern edge to the renowned Lace Market district, Dino wine bar and restaurant promises diners a memorable evening. This venue pioneers a steady stream of independent eateries moving into the area. Since opening Dino eight years ago, co-owner Luis has continued the family tradition of establishing successful dining venues. The striking interior and low-level lighting create a warm, relaxing ambience, while soft background music lifts the mood. Immediately inside, a bar area filled with Chesterfield leather seating awaits customers from mid-morning through to dusk. Hop onto a bar stool and select from a succinct menu of expertly crafted cocktails such as an Espressotini. Perfect for after-work drinks or pre-dinner refreshment, the bar area welcomes locals and visitors alike, who pop in for nibbles, cheese and delicious snacking platters.

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£22

Open: Tues-Thurs 11.30am-midnight; Fri & Sat 11.30am-1am

Diners can take a seat in the adjoining restaurant area, where a delicious Mediterranean-style menu awaits. The 21-day-matured Nottinghamshire beef is served with twice-cooked chips and a mixed salad. Choose from a simple peppercorn, creamy Diane or strong Stilton sauce to accompany. For a true taste of the Med, try the sea bass with rich chorizo and sundried tomato risotto. Pair red meat with a malbec from the wine list, or seafood dishes with sauvignon blanc from Marlborough. Nottinghamshire Guide 2018

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Annie’s Burger Shack  Location 5 Broadway, Nottingham, NG1 1PR t: 0844 625 2407 w: www.anniesburgershack.com e: bookings@anniesburgershack.com

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Annie’s Burger Shack has been serving customers since 2009, bringing a classic taste of New England to the centre of Nottingham and putting smiles on faces. All of Annie’s original recipes and famous monthly themed burgers are either 100-per-cent vegan, veggie or meat.

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£24

‘...the perfect place to catch up with friends...’ Whet your appetite with one of Annie’s special milkshakes or fruit slushies, or enjoy a pint of craft ale, lager or a glass of wine while you peruse the menu. The team prides itself on serving some of the best burgers in town, each of which is served on a toasted sesame bun with crisp iceberg lettuce, sliced tomato and mayonnaise, with your choice of fries. Perhaps the most classic choice is topped with bacon and melted American-style Cheddar cheese. If you prefer blue cheese, The Bacon Blues is the one for you. The Big Breakfast is as indulgent as it sounds: a classic beefburger topped with Scottish sausage, a thick slice of bacon, a free-range fried egg and grilled mushrooms. Other variations include burgers inspired by Mexican fajitas, German cuisine, and Greek food. The menu is extensive and goes above and beyond your usual favourites. If you’re craving something different, Annie’s homemade chilli, nachos and hotdogs are great light bites in their own right, but also provide the perfect accompaniment to your American feast. A separate children’s menu makes a visit to Annie’s Burger Shack an enjoyable dining experience for all the family.

Open: Sun-Thurs 8am-10.30am, noon-10pm (last orders); Fri & Sat 8am-10.30am, noon-11pm (last orders)

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If you’re visiting for breakfast, Annie’s has a range of delicious options to set you up for the day. Divided by region, the options include grilled ham and eggs from the Pacific Northwest, blueberry pancakes and Atlantic crabcake Benedict from New England, and breakfast burritos and huevos rancheros from the American Southwest. It’s an extensive menu with something for everyone; breakfast is, after all, the most important meal of the day. For a Rhode Island-inspired bar experience, head downstairs to The Ocean State Tavern and enjoy relaxed drinks, set up a board game, or get stuck into a video game on the classic Nintendo. Open from 5pm every Monday to Friday and from midday on weekends, the Tavern is the perfect place to catch up with friends.


Cuzina

Greek

 Location 25 Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5FF t: 0844 625 2254 w: www.cuzina.co.uk e: info@cuzina.co.uk

No Located in West Bridgford – just a stone’s throw from the centre of Nottingham – is Cuzina, a popular Greek restaurant with an exciting, modern concept. Cuzina creates modern Greek mezze using only high-quality, fresh ingredients. The food * £12 embraces the Greek approach to social dining – food that is shared amongst to family and friends in a casual yet lively atmosphere. £20 Perfect for sharing, each of the little plates is beautifully presented. Start with nibbles such as marinated olives, houmous, tzatziki, and tyrokafteri: a deliciously moreish dip of crushed Greek cheese, red pepper and chilli peppers, served with warm chargrilled pitta bread. Perhaps you’ll share the Cuzina Greek salad, which is served with artisan bread. We recommend that you try a selection of traditional Greek classics, like lamb kleftiko, pork stifado and prawn saganaki. Open: More adventurous diners love the halloumi wrapped in bacon served with mango Tues-Thurs 5pm-midnight; chutney and the island-inspired octopus with fava – a true Greek delicacy. Fri & Sat noon-1am; Seafood-lovers are well catered for, with pan-fried sea bass with grape Sun noon-9pm salsa, calamari and banana salmon all on offer. Enhance your meal with an exceptional cocktail; our favourites include the Taste of Greece, Greek Coffee Martini and the Walnut Old Fashioned. The modern Greek delights don’t stop there; a selection of craft beers imported from the best suppliers in Greece and Cyprus perfectly completes Cuzina’s authentic and memorable dining experience. *Price range represents the cost of three small plates and a drink.

Eviva Taverna

Greek

 Location Barker Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1JU t: 0844 625 2271 w: www.eviva-taverna.co.uk e: contact@evivataverna.co.uk

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Descend the flight of stairs leading to Eviva Taverna in Nottingham and you’ll get as close to Greece and Cyprus as is possible without boarding a plane. Owner Nick’s family has run the restaurant for 40 years; Nick himself greeted us with a smile when we arrived. The decor is simple with blue and white checked tablecloths, and Greek music and the tantalising aroma of the chargrill create an authentically Mediterranean atmosphere. Nick recommended that we try the speciality and vegetarian mezze paired with a bottle of dry, white Cypriot wine named Aphrodite, made from some of the oldest grape varieties in the world. As the mezze began to arrive, Nick told us to pace ourselves and it was clear to see why. First came a traditional Greek salad with warm pitta bread, hummus, tzatziki and sumptuous taramasalata, followed by steaming dolmades, deep-fried halloumi and crispy Spanakopita parcels. We sampled meat and vegetable moussaka, freshly fried calamari, mixed souvlaki and incredibly moreish courgette fritters before the feast was concluded with fruit and an indulgent selection of baklava.

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Open: Tues-Sat 6pm-late

As we ate, the restaurant filled up, with Nick hosting tables and greeting regulars like old friends. Our evening at Eviva transported us to an island paradise, and a parting measure of ouzo ensured that the relaxed vibe continued long after we left. *Price range represents the per-person cost of the mezze selection. Nottinghamshire Guide 2018

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Bar Iberico  Location 17-19 Carlton Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NL t: 0844 502 5861 w: www.baribericotapas.com

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This relaxed all-day tapas bar serves an unrivalled selection of mouth-watering dishes designed for sharing and boasts a fantastic drinks selection. Sister restaurant to Iberico World Tapas in Derby and Nottingham, Bar Iberico is laid-back, stylish * £15 and social. Owners Dan Lindsay and Jacque Ferreira have perfected a relaxed to dining experience with stylish seating areas designed to create the perfect ambience £20 for your visit. Alongside top-notch food, diners can expect welcoming front-ofhouse service with general manager Richard Ford heading up a knowledgeable and friendly team. The added theatre of the open kitchen makes it almost impossible to enjoy a cocktail at the bar without being tempted by a small plate or two. Open: Visit for a lazy breakfast, hearty lunch or dinner, or simply while away an afternoon Mon-Sat 10am-midnight; grazing your way through the menu. Bringing together classic Spanish favourites, Sun 10am-10pm delicious topped flatbreads straight from the wood-fired oven, and sumptuous Food Served: pinchos cooked over charcoal on the Josper grill, executive head chef Jacque Mon-Sat 10am-10pm; designs seasonal menus that satisfy. Sun 10am-9pm He sources ingredients locally where possible and makes good use of Spanish products for maximum authenticity. When shared, small plates such as crispy chicken and spicy Jerez sauce, and flavoursome salt cod pisto with spinach, chickpeas and poached egg form the basis of the perfect meal. If you’re stopping by for drinks and nibbles, why not opt for a charcuterie and cheese board. Conclude your meal with the tempting Pedro Ximenez chocolate pot with pistachios. *Price range represents the cost of three tapas dishes. Tapas

Iberico World Tapas  Location Shire Hall, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN t: 0844 502 6841 w: www.ibericotapas.com e: nottingham@ibericotapas.com

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Set in the heart of the Nottingham Lace Market in the historic Galleries of Justice, Iberico World Tapas brings the rustic taste of Spanish tapas to the city. Serving up refined ingredients and flavours from around the world, this fantastic restaurant offers a wonderfully relaxed yet stylish dining experience.

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£25

The stunning Grade II listed building conceals a cosmopolitan interior. Leather seating in chocolate and cream hues is complemented by impressive vaulted ceilings, and colourful Moorish tiles and frescoes.

Food Served: Mon-Fri noon-2pm, 5.30pm-10pm; Sat noon-2pm, 6pm-10pm

Iberico is brought to you by the team behind the award-winning World Service restaurant, offering a dining experience of the same quality, presented in a more laid-back style. Named Best International Restaurant at the Nottingham Restaurant Awards in 2015 and renowned for its express lunch and early-evening menus, which are affordable at £10.95, Iberico has established a reputation to be proud of.

Head chef Simon Carlin and his team serve up the likes of chargrilled Catalan bread topped with warm tomato and garlic to accompany delicious tapas dishes like lime, salt and pepper squid with alioli. Other options include miso black cod, inside-out chicken wings with yuzu sweet chilli, mushroom Carpaccio and the ever-popular patatas bravas. Iberico has been awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2018 Michelin Guide – it’s the only establishment in Nottinghamshire with this prestigious accolade. 24

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Escabeche

Tapas

 Location 27 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, NG2 6AU t: 0844 625 2243 w: www.escabeche.co.uk e: info@escabeche.co.uk

No

Launched in 2010, Escabeche is a tapas bar and restaurant specialising in freshly cooked tapas and located in buzzing West Bridgford. Owned by the local Perkins family restaurant group, the restaurant’s design and menu take inspiration from the magical city of Barcelona.

£19 to

£25

Open every day from 10am for breakfast, you can start the day with barista-brewed coffees, a hearty ‘breakfast completo’, the chorizo, potato and eggs, or a fresh stone-baked flatbread. At the attractive price of just £9.95 for any freshly cooked breakfast paired with a hot drink and fruit juice, it’s superb value. From lunch into the early evening, Escabeche’s menu del dia offers fantastic value too. Inspired by the Spanish tradition of offering a hearty, tasty and informal lunch, the menu del dia treats diners to flatbread strips and dips, two tapas and a side for just £10.95. In the evening, the incredibly diverse main menu celebrates all that is great about tapas-style dining. Think fresh flatbreads with a range of toppings including beetroot, goat’s cheese and thyme, and salchichón sausage with tomatoes and chilli flakes. In typical Catalan style, a beautiful selection of cold meats and cheeses complements the menu, including world-famous melt-in-the-mouth Ibérico de bellota ham. The main tapas section of the menu features sumptuous beef skewers with green mojo dip, Moroccan chicken stew, pork bocatas with alioli, lamb koftas and oloroso sticky ribs. Desserts include homemade crema Catalana, churros with hot chocolate sauce and for those who like something with a kick, the vanilla ice cream with a glass of Pedro Ximénez sherry poured over. 2018 sees the arrival of a new menu made up of entirely vegan dishes and the addition of vegan wine. For young ones, the Escabeanies menu offers great value for money at just £5.95 for one tapas plate, one side and a fruit juice and is the perfect way to introduce little foodies to an exciting world of new flavours. On Sundays, alongside the full tapas menu, Escabeche offers traditional roasts with a Mediterranean twist as well as eminently popular sharing platters. To round off the weekend, the team hosts live music every Sunday evening from some of Nottingham’s best acoustic acts.

Open: Mon-Sun 10am-late

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El Capo  Location 9 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AJ t: 0844 502 2916 w: www.elcaponq.co.uk e: bookings@elcaponotts.co.uk

No £18 to

£25

Open: Mon-Weds 4pm-1am; Thurs 4pm-3am; Fri-Sun noon-3am

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Occupying a prime spot on Broad Street, El Capo is a cool and quirky Mexican cantina and mezcal bar with South American flair, serving delicious Mexican food with an attitude. For the last four years the El Capo team has honed its offering in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and established it as a top foodie destination. The new venue in Nottingham has a tempting menu with a wealth of small plates, sharers and hearty mains. Expect mood lighting, a social atmosphere, and the clink of glasses as you peruse the list of Mexican-inspired tapas plates, nachos, tacos, burritos, sliders, steaks, and more. If you’re sharing, we highly recommend small plates of pan-fried chorizo, adobo chicken drumsticks, avocado tostada, and pan-fried prawns in garlic and chilli oil. The nachos are absolutely divine, perfectly proportioned and with a choice of devilish toppings. Those with larger appetites will delight in the 8oz Argentine rump steak served with a side of your choice. Sides range from cheesy chilli fries and sweet potato wedges to refried beans, El Capo slaw, and mac and cheese. The enchiladas, burritos, fajitas and tacos feature an exciting mix-and-match selection of fillings such as pulled beef brisket and delicate shallow-fried white fish in herbs and spices, and spicy salsas including chimichurri, peach with habanero, smoked chipotle, and many more. Spicy, tangy and moreish, the food here is every bit as exciting as Mexican cuisine should be. If you’re brave enough, there’s no shame in ordering a two-foot burrito packed with your favourite fillings. Upstairs in the bar you can drink, dance, party and celebrate into the early hours with a wide and varied selection of wine, Prosecco, Mexican lager and craft beer, dangerously good cocktails and over 150 mezcal and tequila options. Naturally, Margaritas are a speciality here, and the team also serves Marga-Litres to share – perfect for parties and special occasions. Bringing a taste of Mexico to the midlands every day of the week, El Capo is an indulgent and irresistible treat. Daily food and drink deals ensure that there’s always something to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you’re calling in for lunch, dinner, or just a round of drinks and flavoursome nibbles, you’re guaranteed a friendly welcome and mouth-watering food and drink.


Gurkha Kitchen

Nepalese

 Location Glaisdale Drive West, Nottingham, NG8 4GY t: 0844 502 6763 w: www.gurkhakitchen.org.uk e: andeep98@gmail.com

No

For an authentic Nepalese experience, look no further than Gurkha Kitchen. Ranked highly on TripAdvisor, it’s one of the only restaurants of its kind in the area. Serving top-quality, authentic dishes, Gurkha Kitchen offers guests the chance to sample Nepal’s vibrant, exciting cuisine. The head chef, Andeep, strives to give each and every customer the best dining experience possible; his guests’ satisfaction clearly means a lot to him.

£15 to

£20

‘...vibrant, exciting cuisine...’ Whet your appetite with sekuwa – succulent spiced chicken with green peppers in sweet and sour coriander sauce. To follow, try one of Andeep’s family recipes like votey chicken – a heavily spiced dish with notes of coconut that should be top of your list. A range of Indian favourites features on the menu alongside Nepalese-style tandoori dishes.

Open: Mon-Sat 5pm-11pm; Sun 1pm-9pm

Gurkha Kitchen also serves Indian fare and has a great-value Sunday buffet, costing £12.95 for adults, £7.95 for children under 12 and free for under-fives. Available from 1pm until late, the Sunday buffet is not to be missed. Free delivery is also available within a three-mile radius, so you can easily enjoy fantastic Nepalese food from the comfort of your own home. Follow Gurkha Kitchen on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest goings-on.

The Hockley Arts Club

Bar & Restaurant

 Location 20a Carlton Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NN t: 0844 502 7163 w: www.thehockleyartsclub.com e: info@thehockleyartsclub.com

No

Tucked away down an unassuming alley is a narrow doorway to an eclectic wonderland, The Hockley Arts Club, which has received rave reviews since it opened in November 2015. The tiny entrance to this former silk merchant’s opens into three floors of opulent, retro bars, each with its own unique atmosphere. On the ground floor, retro chandeliers and a jukebox create a throwback 1950s vibe, upstairs beaded lamps, leather sofas and neon lighting lend the feel of a secret club, while on the top floor there’s an outdoor atmosphere – with wicker chairs and plants twining around the rafters – that changes with the seasons.

£18 to

£20

Thanks to the award-winning bar team, The Hockley Arts Club is renowned for its quirkily creative cocktails. The secret lies in the homemade ingredients, inventive concoctions and attention to detail shown in the finishing touches, Open: Mon 5pm-midnight; such as the retro ice lolly crowning the eponymous Twister cocktail. The food Tues-Thurs 5pm-2am; served has a focus on fresh, local Fri & Sat noon-3am; and seasonal ingredients, taking Sun noon-midnight cues from and celebrating classic British dishes. Hockley offers a variety of menus, including the bottomless Prosecco brunch on Saturday, and their acclaimed roast menu, which can be sought out on Sundays. There are a whole host of artistic events in addition to the vibrant artwork on display. The Hockley Arts Club offers an experience not to be missed. If you haven’t found it yet, seek it out. Nottinghamshire Guide 2018

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Das Kino  Location 22 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2FZ t: 0844 502 7160 w: www.das-kino.co.uk e: info@das-kino.co.uk

No

Inspired by the 1930s film industry, Das Kino is an iconic venue set inside a former lace warehouse on Fletcher Gate. This quirky space offers a unique mix of premium cocktails, world craft beer, a mouth-watering handmade pizza menu, ping pong and local live music, all under one roof.

£12 to

£15

The venue draws heavily on the designs of classic German cinemas, having drafted in theatre designers to help create the distinct look of the finished building. The result is an eclectic mix of cinema seats, eye-catching graffiti, classic pop art, bespoke industrial lighting and reclaimed wooden flooring sourced from a local church.

Open: Sun-Thurs noon-midnight; Fri & Sat noon-late Food Served: Mon-Sat noon-10pm; Sun noon-8pm

It features two large amply stocked bars, three ping-pong tables available for advance booking, and a 1950s-style photo booth. The fun yet relaxed atmosphere makes it an ideal place to meet friends, have a casual drink or spend a quiet afternoon working away on high-top tables complete with charging points and free Wi-Fi.

Food is provided by Louie Louie, a pop-up restaurant in residency at Das Kino. Handmade pizzas in a range of classic and innovative flavour combinations are available from midday until late every day, as are a large selection of sides and snacks. Das Kino is open seven days a week until as late as 2am, so it’s always a good time to pop in. Bar & Restaurant

Copper – West Bridgford  Location 21-23 Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5GQ t: 0844 502 6915 w: www.coppercafe.co.uk e: westbridgford@coppercafe.co.uk

No

Copper has fast become one of West Bridgford’s favourite venues for everything from breakfast to a night out with friends. Doors open early with a comprehensive breakfast menu that includes freshly ground coffee, tea and juice, all available to eat in or take away until noon. Throughout the day a wide variety of food and drink – both sweet and savoury – is served, from sandwiches, light bites and main meals to afternoon teas, cream teas and cakes.

£20 to

£25

Open: Mon-Thurs 8am-midnight; Fri & Sat 8am-1am; Sun 9am-11pm Food Served: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-9pm

Copper is incredibly proud to be serving a menu featuring only the finest, freshest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. Coffee from renowned Nottingham-based roaster Lee & Fletcher is used to create delicious lattes, cappuccinos and other beverages. The food menu ranges from light bites and lunchtime options to evening meals and sharing platters. Chef’s special set menus are also available every day.

Whether dining or not, craft beers, cask ales, a great wine list and speciality house cocktails are served from morning until dusk. On warmer days, the south-facing outdoor seating is popular and allows guests to bask in the sunshine. Handy for shoppers in need of refreshment, Copper is conveniently located along Central Avenue in the heart of West Bridgford, near Bridgford Park, just a short walk from Trent Bridge. 28

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Copper – Mapperley

Bar & Restaurant

 Location 930 Woodborough Road, Nottingham, NG3 5QS t: 0844 502 6899 w: www.coppercafe.co.uk e: mapperley@coppercafe.co.uk

No

Copper is one of Mapperley’s most stylish venues for everything from breakfast to a night out with friends. Doors open early for a full breakfast menu that includes tea, freshly ground coffee and juice. Coffee is provided by local roaster Lee & Fletcher and is carefully crafted into delicious lattes, cappuccinos and more.

£20 to

£25

The venue serves a wide variety of food throughout the day until late, and the menu includes light bites, sandwiches, main meals, afternoon teas, cream teas and cakes. Pair a hot drink with one of the beautiful confections available, all produced by a local cake maker who uses only the finest ingredients. Indeed, everything on the menu is made from the tastiest, most carefully selected produce, making Copper the place to find delicious food and drink. Complement a choice from the mouth-watering menus with either a craft beer, cask ale or glass of wine. Take a look over the signature cocktail list for a beautifully crafted treat.

Open: Sun-Fri 9am-late; Sat 8.30am-late Food Served: Sun-Fri 9am-9pm; Sat 8.30am-9pm

On warmer days, the pretty south-facing garden is very popular, while quirky pavement seating makes an ideal spot to sit and watch the world go by, drink in hand. You’ll find Copper café on the main row of shops, with parking and public transport nearby.

Copper – City

Bar & Restaurant

 Location 27-33 Market Street, Nottingham, NG1 6HX t: 0844 502 6894 w: www.coppercafe.co.uk e: city@coppercafe.co.uk At this lovely central hangout, the doors are open all day. Situated across from the Theatre Royal off the busy thoroughfare of Upper Parliament Street, it’s the ideal place to escape to and unwind. Regulars start their morning with a comprehensive breakfast menu that offers a great mix of classic and contemporary dishes. A splendid choice is Columbian eggs served with sourdough and topped with guacamole and tomato salsa. Throughout the day, extensive brunch and lunch menus are available until 4pm daily, alongside Copper’s renowned afternoon tea, pre-theatre menus and delicious evening mains. To accompany Sunday brunch, bottomless Prosecco and cocktails are also on offer to complement the tasty dishes. A traditional Sunday roast is served from noon every week.

No £20 to

£25

Open: Mon-Fri 10am-late; Sat & Sun 9am-late Food Served: Mon-Fri 10am-9pm; Sat & Sun 9am-9pm

The entire menu is complemented by craft beers, fine wines and speciality cocktails, while coffee comes courtesy of Lee & Fletcher and is expertly brewed into delicious lattes, cappuccinos and more. The sweets are produced by a local cake maker. The central location is perfect for a little luxury away from the crowds. Find this lovely addition to the Copper family on the corner of Market Street within easy access of car parking, trams and taxis.

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Bar 15  Location The Bingham Townhouse, 15 Market Street, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8AB t: 01949 730001 w: www.bingham.uk e: hotel@bingham.uk

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As you enter The Bingham Townhouse, a beautifully decorated family-run hotel, it’s evident that it offers a whole lot more than just a comfortable stay. Oozing luxury from the get-go with a warm, neutral palette and an exceptionally friendly welcome, Bingham Townhouse is home to Bar 15, a classic cocktail bar focusing on world-class cocktails.

£15 to

£22

‘...a classic cocktail bar focusing on world-class cocktails...’ Everything at Bar 15 is made fresh to order, using plenty of fresh herbs, homemade syrups, and their own whisky and vodka infusions. The cocktails are all second to none and the team’s aim is to bring London and New York’s style and standards to Bingham. Bar 15 exudes style and sophistication and is sure to satisfy your cravings. Drinks include everything from speciality gin, rum and liqueurs to freshly mixed cocktails and a wide selection of beer and wine. The Asian-inspired menu is the perfect accompaniment to a Porn Star Martini or a Bingham Fizz. Enjoy small plates such as Szechuan vegetable dumplings, duck spring rolls and curry fish balls inspired by popular Hong Kong street food. For something more substantial, try the kung po chicken rice or fried udon noodles with beef and beansprouts.

Open: Mon-Thurs 5pm-10.30pm; Fri & Sat 2pm-11.30pm; Sun noon-9pm

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The cosy and regal interior effortlessly blends contemporary and classic styling, with a clear focus on luxury and comfort. Hosting everyone from discerning local foodies to politicians and local sports personalities, the team’s attention to detail and efficient service is second to none. Open from Tuesday to Sunday every week, with complimentary tapas on Wednesdays and bottomless Prosecco on Thursdays, Bar 15 is a popular choice for after-work drinks on a weekday and laid-back weekend dining alike. Whether you’re visiting for a special occasion, a business meeting, or a few relaxed drinks to while away an evening, the team at Bar 15 will make sure your experience is exceptional. A warm, friendly welcome awaits you at Bar 15.


The Wrinkly Lettuce

Café

 Location 16 Main Road, Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 3HP t: 0844 625 2293 The Wrinkly Lettuce is a unique little spot in Gedling that’s relatively new to the local food scene, but it has received rave reviews and word is spreading fast. With over 60 years of combined experience in the catering and hospitality industry, Wendy and Laura have established The Wrinkly Lettuce as a relaxed and informal alternative to local cafés, restaurants and bars in the area.

No

*

£10

Choose from homemade cakes, tasty sandwiches and wraps, and heartier meals such as the Wrinkle burger comprising an 8oz beef patty, crispy bacon, beer-battered onion rings, Swiss cheese, salad, dill pickle and mustard mayo, which is served with rustic fries and coleslaw. A wide range of drinks is available to accompany your meal or snack. On top of this, The Wrinkly Lettuce hosts regular bistro evenings, where it stays open later and serves themed menus such as Greek-style meze. Due to high demand, advanced booking is essential. The same is true of the fantastic afternoon tea that The Wrinkly Lettuce offers – for just £14.95 for two people, they’re not to be missed.

Open: Whether you’re stopping by for a Tues-Fri 7.30am-3pm; relaxed cup of tea and breakfast, Sat 7.30am-2pm; or planning a laid-back catch up Sun 7.30am-1pm over lunch, the team at The Wrinkly Lettuce has something to suit all tastes and budgets. *Price represents the cost of lunch and a drink.

The Bay Tree Café

Café

 Location Thoresby Park, Ollerton, NG22 9EP t: 0844 502 6858 w: www.thoresby.com

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Thoresby Park’s Victorian Courtyard is home to galleries, boutiques and gift shops, and nestled among them is the charming Bay Tree Café. Thoresby Park itself is a beautiful country park in the grounds of Thoresby Estate, home to the Grade I listed Thoresby Hall, stunning countryside walks, and plenty of events and activities to keep the whole family occupied. The fully licensed café offers a fantastic range of snacks, drinks, and sweet treats alongside Continental dishes and daily specials. Pre-theatre dining and intermission drinks are available when the Riding Hall’s theatre events take place.

*

£10

Settle down inside and enjoy comfy seating and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. On sunny days there’s no spot more relaxing than the courtyard, and the café has plenty of outside seating for al fresco diners. The Bay Tree Café ably caters for dietary requirements and even has separate menus for coeliacs and those with dairy-free diets. A unique gluten-free menu comprises jacket Open: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm; potatoes, gluten-free rolls, soup Sat & Sun 10am-5pm and delicious salad bowls, as well as a charcuterie platter and smoked fish platter – perfect for sharing. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick coffee, or craving afternoon tea for a treat, The Bay Tree Café always has something to lift your spirits. *Price represents the cost of lunch and a hot drink. Nottinghamshire Guide 2018

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The Old Bakery Tea Rooms & Restaurant has been a bakery for more than 100 years, and it’s this rich history that makes it so unique. It’s a traditional place, with flowers on the tables, embroidered linen and a friendly welcome.

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£6 to

£10

The Old Bakery Tea Rooms & Restaurant  Location 4 Queens Head Court, Newark-on-Trent, NG24 1EL t: 0844 502 6760 w: www.oldbakerytearooms.co.uk e: info@oldbakerytearooms.co.uk

Locally sourced homemade cakes, cream teas and light lunches are served up in this Tudor bakehouse, which is ideally situated in the heart of the antiques district just minutes from the town’s market square. Perhaps refuel with a delicious ploughman’s featuring a selection of cheeses, warm granary bread, apple, walnuts and celery served with homemade chutney. The new addition of a traditional three-tiered afternoon tea to the menu is very welcome, and includes a delicious spread of savoury sandwich fillings, sweet meringue nests and fresh strawberry cream and jam scones. The Old Bakery offers one of the Open: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; most authentic tastes of Old England around; indeed, it featured in Margaret Sun 10am-4pm Thornby’s Guide to Tea Rooms of Britain. It also scooped Heart of Gold Best Tearoom at the 2013 Lincolnshire Life County Cuisine Awards. Excellent service completes this charming tearoom’s offering, with staff who are friendly and attentive. The Old Bakery also provides a take-out service, asking that customers provide 48 hours’ notice so their order can be freshly made in time for collection. *Price range represents the cost of a dish and pot of tea. Traditional

The Manvers Arms  Location 22 Main Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, NG12 2AA t: 0844 625 2270 w: www.manversarmsradcliffe.co.uk e: themanvers@gmail.com

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Although it’s the oldest pub in Radcliffe-on-Trent, The Manvers Arms consistently impresses diners with a fantastic bill of traditional fare and a warm, family-friendly atmosphere. The team prides itself on serving six cask ales including three rotating guest ales, offering something for everyone when it comes to beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks.

£18 to

£22

Open: Sun-Thurs noon-11pm; Fri & Sat noon-midnight Food Served: Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 5pm-9pm; Sat noon-9pm; Sun noon-6pm

The regularly changing menu ranges from pub classics to more contemporary dishes made using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. All of the food is prepared on-site each day to guarantee freshness and abundant flavour. You might start with the likes of devilled whitebait with spiced mayonnaise, or aubergine tikka masala with poppadoms, and follow with pork faggots accompanied by creamy mash and rich bean broth. The handmade tagliatelle with smoked salmon and lemon sole roulade, mussels and saffron sauce showcases the chef’s unique flair.

The large beer garden with outdoor seating boasts a barbecue area and is a hotspot for al fresco drinking and dining in summer. The pub is also dog-friendly, so you’re more than welcome to bring your four-legged friend along. Every Thursday night The Manvers Arms hosts live music to liven up your week and keep you going until the weekend. 32

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Durham Ox

Traditional

 Location Church Street, Orston, NG13 9NS t: 0844 502 6815 w: www.thedurhamoxorston.co.uk e: info@thedurhamoxorston.co.uk

Ru You’ll find this Cask Marque-accredited pub opposite St Mary’s Church in the picturesque village of Orston, complete with a large car park to the rear of the pub. The moment you step inside you’ll feel instantly at home in the £15 to wood-beamed, claret-painted main room of this destination pub, which is £25 perfect for any season. You’ll be warm and snug by the fire on a chilly night, or relaxed on the paved sun terrace enjoying a midday drink in the summer. Whatever the weather, you can enjoy the cosy wooden outdoor huts, all rainproof and equipped with electric heaters. Dinner and bar menus are available, featuring well-considered, well-priced traditional homemade favourites. Choose from a range of British dishes Open: Mon-Thurs noon-3pm, including fish and chips, beefburger stacks and home-cooked lasagne. The chips 6pm-11pm; are truly special, homemade and cooked in beef dripping to give an authentic Fri & Sat noon-11pm; taste of tradition. The Durham Ox offers a popular homemade Sunday lunch Sun noon-10.30pm option and portion sizes are Food Served: Mon-Thurs generous and great value for money. The bar boasts a wide noon-2.30pm, 6pm-8.30pm; choice of quality cask ale, wine and Fri & Sat noon-8.30pm; Sun noon-4pm keg beer to complement the food. Durham Ox offers a rare combination of outstanding service alongside quality food and drink, all at an affordable price. Awarded a five-star food and hygiene rating for the Durham Ox, hosts Rick and Traci ensure a trip to this lovely local is unmissable.

The Victoria Hotel

Traditional

 Location 85 Dovecote Lane, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1JG t: 0844 502 6871 w: www.victoriabeeston.co.uk e: pub@victoriabeeston.co.uk

No

The Victoria Hotel exchanged ownership in 1994 and is now in the capable hands of Neil Kelso – the man who transformed The Victoria into what it is today. Inside this stately red-brick building, hundreds of beer bottles line the shelves and paint a grand picture of British tradition. Despite the historic feel of the place, the food served is in no way the usual pub fare. An intriguing array of dishes features on the menu, including mouth-watering locally sourced fresh fish and seafood dishes. Sautéed monkfish, king prawns served with ginger, mango and coconut, and grilled lemon sole with Niçoise vegetables demonstrate the skill of the kitchen chefs. Vegetarians are well catered for with multiple meat-free options, such as halloumi and roast vegetable souvlaki, paella verduras and homemade vegetable pies. The dessert menu offers a nostalgic taste of all the classics, such as treacle sponge or apple and cinnamon crumble served with a choice of cream or custard, all made in-house by Neil’s wife Linda and her team.

£18 to

£25

Open: Mon-Sat 10.30am-11pm; Sun noon-11pm

Restored to its former glory, this magnificent inn now serves fantastic food and refreshing drinks. Hop-lovers take note – throughout the year The Victoria proudly offers around 500 different beers, while there are over 20 wines available by the glass and over 100 malt whiskies behind the bar. Nottinghamshire Guide 2018

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The Cross Keys  Location 15 Byard Lane, Nottingham, NG1 2GJ t: 0844 502 6908 w: www.crosskeysnottingham.co.uk e: info@crosskeysnottingham.co.uk

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Steeped in hundreds of years of history, renovated to the highest standard and having featured in The Good Pub Guide 2017, The Cross Keys is one of Nottingham’s finest watering holes.

£20 to

£25

Open: Sun-Weds 9am-11pm; Thurs 9am-midnight; Fri & Sat 9am-1am Food Served: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm; Sun 9am-8pm

The venue boasts a fantastic range of quality beers and wines, including seven hand-pulled real ales and a wide range of craft beers. The food menu is essentially British-based, with an extensive breakfast selection served early every day that includes locally sourced, award-winning sausages and signature eggs Benedict, alongside some different additions such as the vegan breakfast with smashed avocado and sprouting beans. The locally famous Sunday Best lunch menu is incredibly popular, so booking is advised for this weekend treat.

The varied menus feature food for all occasions. A range of pub snacks, including homemade sausage rolls, are also served all day at the bar. From noon, a variety of light bites, sandwiches, salads, omelettes and classic and contemporary mains are available. Don’t overlook the delicious selection of homemade burgers, and be sure to finish with something from the dessert menu. Recently restored, this beautiful Victorian building has warm, cosy, traditional decor with modern elements. The spacious outdoor areas are perfect for watching the busy city on warm days. The beautiful private dining room located above the pub is available for private hire, and caters for parties, meetings and events, as well as for intimate dining from the regular menu and tailored buffets. Traditional

Trent Navigation Inn  Location 17 Meadow Lane, Nottingham, NG2 3HS t: 0844 502 6905 w: www.trentnavigation.com e: sales@trentnavigation.com

No

This historic Victorian venue once fed, watered and housed the men and horses working along the canal. It is now full of life and popular with many, providing excellent standards of service, fine food and drink, live music and sport screenings. £10 to The extensive lunch and evening menus suit all appetites and tastes. Try the signature £20 Trentwreck fries or something from the classic range of sandwiches and jacket potatoes. For something different during the day, the special £5 lunchtime deal is the perfect on-the-go treat, while a delicious range of light bites make the ideal accompaniment to a late-afternoon drink. Main meals include traditional pub classics in addition to a dedicated sizzling steak and grill menu, which guarantees to set tastebuds tingling. The Trent Navigation menu features daily food offers and weekly specials, including the popular Fish Fryday, a weekly steak night and Sunday roasts, Open: Mon-Thurs noon-11pm; for which booking is advised. Each dish presented is a plate of proper pub food, Fri noon-late; freshly made using quality ingredients. As the tap to Navigation Brewery, the pub Sat & Sun 11am-late stocks up to 13 cask ales including Food Served: Mon-Sun from the core range of Navigation Brewery noon (please check website ales and craft keg beers. for details) Trent Navigation Inn is just a stone’s throw from the legendary Trent Bridge, Nottingham Forest’s City Ground, and down the road from Notts County’s Meadow Lane ground. Within easy reach of main public transport links and offering ample parking, the Trent Navigation is the perfect place to rest awhile before strolling along the canal into the city centre. 34

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The Royal Oak

Traditional

 Location The Green, Car Colston, Nr. Bingham, NG13 8JE t: 0844 502 6780 w: www.royaloakcarcolston.co.uk e: rich-vicky@btconnect.com

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Royal by name, royal by nature, this gorgeous destination pub reigns over what is reputedly the largest rural common in the country – no wonder it’s so popular with walkers. Sit and watch cows graze as the cricket team plays on the green in summer, or in colder months, warm yourself indoors by the roaring log fire. The rustic decor, featuring Archibald Thorburn prints and pheasant-motif crockery, bestows a real country-cottage feel. You’ll find no fruit machines here – it’s all about great ale, fine food and conversation.

£15 to

£25

With husband-and-wife team Richard and Vicky at the helm, you can expect Open: Mon-Sat high standards. You’ll find Richard behind the bar that boasts four Cask 11.30am-11pm; Marque-approved real ales and an extensive wine selection, and Vicky in the Sun noon-10.30pm kitchen serving up a menu of fresh dishes at great value for money. It’s no surprise Food Served: Mon-Sat that the Sunday lunch is incredibly popular, offering locally reared roast beef noon-2.30pm, 6pm-8.45pm; and roast lamb. The homemade Sun noon-3.30pm steak and ale pie is a firm favourite among visitors and regulars alike, filled with ample pieces of British beef and served alongside deliciously hot, freshly cooked chips. Adding to The Royal Oak’s special character is the highly rated Camping and Caravanning Club campsite. At this award-winning, community-oriented pub, you’re guaranteed a delightful, quintessentially English experience.

The Plough at Normanton

Traditional  Location Old Melton Road, Normanton-on-the-Wolds, NG12 5NN t: 0844 625 2294 w: www.theploughatnormanton.co.uk Ru e: info@theploughatnormanton.co.uk When licensees and hosts Mark and Rachael Hughes first arrived at The Plough more than ten years ago, they wanted to offer a proper pub that serves high-quality, £18 traditionally British meals. The dog-friendly pub stocks a great selection of real to £25 ale, lager, cider, wine, gin and spirits. The menus, which feature a variety of light bites, sandwiches, pies, steaks, Sunday roasts and the chef’s specials, change every six weeks. The team showcases the best of local, seasonal produce and caters for a range of dietary requirements. Pub classics are available throughout the week as early-evening specials. Steak night is every Tuesday and Thursday, and Friday is fish night. Throughout the summer, the barbecue is fired up in the large beer garden, which Food Served: Mon noon-3pm, the Nottingham Post’s Food Sleuth said ‘may be the best beer garden in the shire’. 5.30pm-8.30pm; Tues-Thurs The Wolds Suite function room upstairs can hold up to 60 guests and is as flexible noon-3pm, 5.30pm-9pm; as it is inexpensive – perfect for private parties, functions and business meetings. Fri noon-3.30pm, Events are held throughout the year 5.30pm-9.30pm; including the annual Beer Festival Sat noon-4pm, in July, the Dog Show in August and 5.30pm-9.30pm; a New Year’s Eve party and New Sun noon-4pm Year’s Day charity walk, as well as boules tournaments, treasure hunts, golf tournaments, ladies’ race days, and numerous other events for the local community. On special occasions, the Gin Tent makes an appearance, with 50 different gins on offer. To stay up to date with the latest events, follow The Plough on Facebook. Nottinghamshire Guide 2018

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The Waggon & Horses

Traditional

 Location Gypsy Lane, Bleasby, NG14 7GG t: 0844 625 2268 w: www.thewaggonbleasby.co.uk e: info@thewaggonbleasby.co.uk Locally referred to as The Waggon, this cosy venue is the archetypal village pub, where you’re instantly made to feel at home. Think great ale, wine, homemade food, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With no fuss or frills, The Waggon & Horses is the perfect place to relax with a newspaper, or while away an afternoon playing cards or dominoes with friends. In winter, an open fire keeps you warm while you dine or enjoy laid-back drinks. The lovely beer garden is the perfect spot to soak up the rays with a refreshing drink when the sun shines.

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‘...the archetypal village pub...’ Offering something for everyone, The Waggon welcomes passersby, dog-walkers, and regular diners alike. Even the muddiest sets of boots and paws are welcome in the pub, and dogs are made to feel welcome with their very own water bowl. Open: Mon-Weds 5pm-11pm; Thurs noon-11pm; Fri & Sat noon-midnight; Sun noon-11pm

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Mewar Haveli

Indian

 Location Radcliffe Road, Holme Pierrepont, Nr. Nottingham, NG12 2LF t: 0844 625 2296 w: www.mewarhaveli.co.uk e: info@haveliindianrestaurant.co.uk

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After an extensive transformation, Mewar Haveli has been given a new lease of life. Today the restaurant is truly unique with stunning views, stylish decor and beautifully presented food that speaks for itself. The team’s reputation is outstanding, with a loyal following of local and visiting guests who are consistently impressed by the high standards the team upholds.

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The experienced and talented team has experience working in various five-star hotels around the globe, and many of them have travelled across rural and urban India in search of the best recipes, techniques and flavours. A meal at Mewar Haveli is a colourful masterclass in authentic Indian cuisine that you simply won’t want to miss. Start with Mewar Haveli’s unique take on the onion bhaji, vegetable pakora, or samosa chaat, or perhaps opt for the Haveli mixed grill, which comprises chicken Open: tikka, lamb chops, onion bhaji and Mon-Sat 5pm-10.30pm; malai tikka fresh from the tandoori Sun 3pm-9pm oven. Mains offer a plethora of exciting choices, from Goan sea bass curry to lamb handi: a mouth-watering dish of spiced lamb that falls straight off the bone. Vegetarians are well catered for, with plenty of mains and sides to choose from. There’s always something new and exciting to try at Mewar Haveli. A warm welcome, delicious food and efficient, unobtrusive service await.

Nimboo Bar & Restaurant

Indian

 Location 22 Villa Street, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2NY t: 0844 625 2297 w: www.thenimboo.co.uk e: restaurantnimboo@gmail.com

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Tucked away in laid-back Beeston, Nimboo is a hidden gem with stylish decor and a relaxed feel. The family-run bar and restaurant’s owner and head chef Muninder Kumar has 26 years of industry experience and has worked in some of the most popular hotels in India, including the world-renowned Hyatt hotels. His menu takes diners on a culinary adventure; the team prides itself on serving authentic food that’s packed with flavour and presented with a modern twist.

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A wide selection of dishes includes all your favourite starters, from poppadoms with dips and vegetable samosas to onion bhajis and tandoori lamb chops. You might share a whole chicken from the tandoori oven, or plump for the succulent battered white fish with chilli and garlic sauce. If you’re familiar with authentic Indian cuisine, you won’t be surprised to see that there’s a great array of vegetarian Open: dishes on the menu. Dishes such as aloo ghobi, vegetable madras, saag paneer and Tues-Thurs 5.30pm-10.30pm; tarka dal can all be sampled as sides or enjoyed as a main course. Meat-lovers Fri 5.30pm-11pm; can sample everything from classic Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, chicken madras and lamb rogan josh 5.30pm-11pm; to the sumptuous coconut-infused Sun noon-8pm Malabar machi and sizzling mixedgrill platters. Accompany your meal with your choice of naan breads, sides and sundries, and you’ve got the perfect Indian meal. If the promise of authentic regional Indian cuisine alone isn’t enough to entice you, the relaxed ambience and efficient service makes Nimboo an admirable choice that’s sure to impress even the most discerning of foodies. Nottinghamshire Guide 2018

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Curry 2 Night  Location 14 Musters Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7PL t: 0844 625 2282 w: www.c2night.co.uk e: bookingsc2n@gmail.com

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Visit Curry 2 Night in West Bridgford for beautifully presented Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine and warm, welcoming hospitality. The decor is sleek and modern and the ambience relaxed, making Curry 2 Night the perfect choice for every occasion.

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‘...the perfect place to enjoy great food and drink while you catch up with friends and family...’ This popular venue boasts all of your favourite dishes, from tandoori specialities to classic curries, and the chef’s flair shines through in both the presentation of the dishes and the beautiful balance of flavours. Start with the likes of lightly spiced chicken pakora and grilled paneer with fresh chillies and coriander. For a unique and flavoursome main course, we would recommend the Achari lamb, Open: Mon-Sun 6pm-11pm which is cooked in a rich sauce flavoured with traditional Indian pickles. Choose from a range of rice dishes, naan breads, chapatis, parathas and poppadoms to accompany your meal and you’ve got yourself the perfect evening out, or night in if you’re ordering a takeaway. Whether it’s a night in front of the television, a relaxed meal out, or a celebratory special occasion, Curry 2 Night is the perfect place to enjoy great food and drink while you catch up with friends and family.

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Alex Bond – Alchemilla – Pg 6

Chef Profile

Having worked in Michelin-starred kitchens since the age of 19, it was almost inevitable that Alex Bond would go on to open his own restaurant. With an impressive working record that includes positions at Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham, 42 The Call in Leeds, and Auberge du Lac in Hertfordshire, Alex has already earned a great reputation in the industry. Tables at Alchemilla have been highly sought after since its opening in August 2017.

‘...his food is clean, fresh, and modern with vibrant colours...’ As an avid gardener, he brings a unique perspective to the kitchen that allows him to use vegetables and plants in creative ways, bringing them to the forefront of each meal. His food is clean, fresh, and modern with vibrant colours and exciting flavour combinations. His menus are ambitious and carefully crafted to let the flavour of each ingredient shine through. With such distinctive style and abundant flair, we’re excited to see what the future holds for Alex and the team.

Peter Garlick – The Blacksmiths – Pg 9

Chef Profile

Peter Garlick has been involved with cooking from a young age – when he helped to cook meals at home – but his career path was set in stone when he found recipes by his great-grandfather, a successful pâtissier. Straight after college, Peter secured a career-defining position as a commis chef at Winteringham Fields, where he trained under Colin McGurran.

‘...ensures that everything is the highest possible quality...’ Now head chef at The Blacksmiths in Clayworth, Peter has developed his own unique style, which he describes as fresh, wholesome and full of flavour. He loves the freedom and creativity that being a chef gives him and focuses on injecting individuality and flair into his menus. Peter has cultivated great links with local farmers, and ensures that everything is the highest possible quality. The venue holds two AA rosettes for its fantastic offering of seasonal food, and five AA gold stars for their accommodation.

Antonio Abbati – La Capanna – Pg 18

Chef Profile

Inspired by his love of good food, Italian chef Antonio Abbati believes that his passion for food is in his blood. When he first came to the UK, Antonio worked alongside his cousin at Trattoria Conti in Nottingham. Having learned from his cousin and been inspired by chefs such as Antonio Carluccio and Raymond Blanc, Antonio was excited to take the lead in his own restaurant. At La Capanna, he focuses on fresh, seasonal food, working with local suppliers and foraging ingredients wherever possible.

‘...he focuses on fresh, seasonal food...’ His passion for traditional, home-cooked Italian fare, combined with his creativity, ensures that menus at La Capanna are consistently balanced. This passionate chef is dedicated to the customer experience, and is always willing to be a little bit flexible and sensitive to the individual needs of his customers. With fantastic reviews and a great local reputation, it’s clear that his approach is paying off. Nottinghamshire Guide 2018

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Index

Alchemilla – Nottingham ...............................6

Hockley Arts Club, The – Nottingham...........27

Amores – Nottingham ..................................19

Iberico World Tapas – Nottingham ...............24

Annie’s Burger Shack – Nottingham ............22

La Capanna – Nottingham ...........................18

Ashmores – Radcliffe-on-Trent......................14

Le Mistral – Nottingham .............................16

Bar 15 – Nottingham ..................................30

Manvers Arms, The – Radcliffe-on-Trent .......32

Bar Iberico – Nottingham ............................24

Martin’s Arms, The – Colston Bassett ..........12

Bay Tree Café, The – Ollerton.......................31 Bistrot Pierre – Nottingham ........................15 Blacksmiths, The – Clayworth ........................9 Blue Grill, The – Ollerton .............................21 Byron’s Brasserie at Colwick Hall – Nottingham ...5 Cockliffe House – Nottingham........................6 Copper – Nottingham ............................28, 29 Cross Keys, The – Nottingham......................34 Curry 2 Night – Nottingham ........................38 Cuzina – Nottingham ...................................23 Das Kino – Nottingham................................28 Dino – Nottingham ......................................21 Durham Ox – Orston ....................................33 El Capo – Nottingham .................................26

MemSaab – Nottingham ................................4 Mewar Haveli – Holme Pierrepont ...............37 Nimboo Bar & Restaurant – Nottingham ......37 Old Bakery, The – Newark-on-Trent ................32 Perkins Bar & Bistro – Plumtree ..................10 Plough at Normanton, The – Normanton-on-the-Wolds...35 Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms – Nottingham ...3 Royal Oak, The – Car Colston .......................35 Son of Steak – Nottingham ..........................20 Tom Browns Brasserie – Gunthorpe ..............13 Trent Navigation Inn – Nottingham ..............34 Venezia – Radcliffe-on-Trent ........................17 Victoria Hotel, The – Nottingham ................33

Escabeche – West Bridgford ........................25

Vivo – Stapleford ........................................18

Eviva Taverna – Nottingham ........................23

Waggon & Horses, The – Bleasby .................36

Farndon Boathouse – Farndon .......................8

Walton, The – Nottingham .............................7

George’s Great British Kitchen – Nottingham...11

Wheatsheaf Inn, The – Dry Doddington ..........8

Gurkha Kitchen – Nottingham......................27

World Service – Nottingham........................12

Hart’s – Nottingham......................................3

Wrinkly Lettuce, The – Gedling ....................31

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A comprehensive guide to eating out in Nottinghamshire

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A comprehensive guide to eating out in Nottinghamshire

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