FOOD & DRINK
Chino Latino Nottingham 41 Maid Marian Way Nottingham NG1 6GD Tel: 0115 9477 444 www.chinolatino.eu/nottingham We recently had the pleasure of being invited to Nottingham Hotspot Chino Latino's, to dine and try out their new additions to the menu. The multi-award winning Pan-Asian restaurant and cocktail bar has the reputation as one of the best dining venues in Nottinghamshire, an honour that is definitely well deserved. The restaurant is situated within the prestigious Park Plaza Hotel; in the heart of the City Centre. Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of urban life, it is an all too welcome reprieve to step into the grand building and settle in for a relaxing, joyous evening; where the staff are friendly and the chefs expertly combine flavours of the west to produce mouth-watering dishes with a twist. From the moment you walk into the venue you know that you're in for a great experience. We were instantly struck by the welcoming atmosphere and stylish, contemporary décor; wall to wall shades of grey and red capture the eye and sleek, black tables beckon you further. The large cocktail bar serves as the hub of activity, as a multitude of customers enjoy fantastically made drinks, basking in the luxurious yet modern oriental style of the restaurant. With an open kitchen, you are able to see the masterful chefs preparing the fresh, tantalising food right in front of you. We decided that we would try a varied selection from the menu, in order to really get a taste for the range of flavours on offer; but if I had to choose favourites, it would be the Calamari with tamarind dressing accompanied by tomato, red onion and mint, which was beautifully tender and cooked to perfection. We teamed this with the soft shell crab as an excellent fishy starter, which was undoubtedly some of the best crab I have ever tasted, in a spiced curry style sauce, a definite winner. We also tried the famous black cod and the signature sirloin steak on hot rocks, an absolute must for all you meat lovers out there! We finished our meal with a delicate strawberry Crème brûlée and a sinful melt in the middle chocolate soufflé, which was so good I considered seconds…and perhaps thirds. I can happily say that this place definitely delivers on exquisite flavours and unique style, it's not hard to see why Chino Latino's Nottingham was recently awarded its second AA Rosette, and why we definitely give the restaurant full marks all round!
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The East Midlands Premier Lifestyle Magazine