Whether you live in Nottingham, or you’re planning on visiting – there are restaurants for all occasions. If you’re going shopping, or meeting up with friends, we’ve come up with a range of new venues and more established restaurants that are sure to whet your appetitie.
School Lane, Colston Bassett, NG12 3FD
Great for: rural weekend retreat
The beautiful gardens and elegant decor give it a timeless quality, making the bustle of modern life feel a million miles away. Period furnishings add to a sense of cosiness and act as a comforting reminder that some things never change, especially in the country.
Annie’s Burger Shack
5 Broadway, Nottingham NG1 1PR
Great for: an evening out with friends
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.
9 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AJ
tel: 0115 924 1555
Great for: tapas and cocktails
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.
Son of Steak
Trinity Square, Nottingham NG1 4BJ
tel:0115 959 9585
Great for: meat lovers!
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.
192 Derby Rd, Nottingham NG7 1NF
0115 941 3515
Great for: a birthday meal or celebration
Dining at Alchemilla is an experience to be savoured, with flavour combinations 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 unrivaled insight into the minds of the chefs and allows you to get a front-row seat to watch dishes come together.
2-3 Eldon Chambers, Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2NS
tel: 0115 941 0401
Great for: lunch or dinner after shopping
Le Mistral, in Nottingham city centre, is located in a quiet courtyard just off the 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 70 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 and a pastry, Le Mistral is a winning choice.
17-19 Carlton Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NL
Tel: 0115 9881133
Great for: large groups and sharing tapas
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 and social. Owners Dan Lindsay and Jacque Ferreira have perfected a relaxed dining experience with stylish seating areas designed to create the perfect ambience for your visit. Alongside top-notch food, diners can expect welcoming front-of-house service with general manager Richard Ford heading up a knowledgable 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.
Newdigate House, Castle Gate, Nottingham, NG1 6AF
Great for: wine lovers
The menu is complemented by an extensive wine list featuring over 200 classic choices, including an excellent selection of Champagnes and dessert wines, 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, and connoisseurs will relish working their way through the extensive cocktail and spirits list.