Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham is a food destination, not only in the East Midlands but across the UK. Having been awarded its first Michelin star only a year after opening back in 2003, it was awarded its second back in 2011 and rightfully so, retained both ever since.
We were lucky enough to have Sat write our foreword for our latest Nottinghamshire Food & Drink Guide, we caught up with him to find out his thought on the dining scene in the area:
“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 with 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.”
You can take a look at our new Nottinghamshire Food & Drink Guide below, or request your free copy here.