If you’re searching for the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life, The Walton Hotel, situated within Nottingham city centre’s historic Park Estate, an area noted for its handsome Victorian architecture, offers just this. Designed as a hunting lodge in the early 19th century for the nearby Nottingham Castle deer park, this unique and beautiful building still boasts all the atmosphere, ambience, and character of these years whilst providing visitors with all the cosy conveniences of the 21st century.
Nestled away in its charmingly secluded location but still just a scenic 10-minute stroll from Nottingham’s vibrant and dynamic centre which is just brimming with an exciting array of theatres, historic landmarks, bars, pubs, and restaurants, The Walton offers the best of both worlds. But with its brilliant onsite restaurant, there’s really no need to make the journey into the city if you’re craving an exceptional culinary experience that could rival the country’s finest dining destinations.
Showcasing the best of modern British dining, the food served at The Walton is just as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the taste buds, presented with an elegance and style that will have you salivating. Relax in the impressive 19th-century-themed dining room complete with ornate golden-framed mirrors, oil paintings that hark back to a bygone era, romantic chandeliers and candelabras, and comfortable cushioned leather dining chairs while you peruse the tempting menu over a full-bodied glass of red wine from The Walton’s impressive wine list.
To start, choose from the likes of naturally smoked haddock kedgeree with softly poached hens egg and curried mayonnaise or the equally appetising honey-roasted ham hock terrine served with crisp toast, piccalilli and dressed rocket. Once you’ve built up an appetite, move onto one of The Walton’s many hearty mains like the popular chicken ballotine New York wrapped in smoked cured bacon with a BBQ glaze and stuffed with a sweetcorn mousse and melted red Leicester, served with Belgian fries and dressed leaves. Other enticing mains include their sticky Asian-spiced belly of pork paired with coconut-infused rice and Asian greens and the chargrilled haunch of Keyham Farm venison accompanied by gratin dauphinoise, honeyed carrot puree, roasted baby carrots and leeks, and a winter berry jus.
Dessert is also just as indulgent, with delectable delights including the fun mini egg rocky road served on chocolate soil with a berry compote and salted caramel ice cream and the spiced winter fruit brioche bread and butter pudding.
Valentine’s Day at The Walton this year is also set to be a spectacular and unforgettable experience. For just £49.95pp, those couples lucky enough to secure a table will be treated to a welcome cocktail followed by a fantastic three-course feast featuring starters like Moroccan salmon fishcakes, mains like lamb rump with parmentiere potatoes, wild mushroom, burnt onion puree and jus, and desserts like peanut butter cheesecake with homemade fudge and chocolate sauce.
Whether you’re looking to stay in one of the hotel’s 28 carefully decorated and furnished rooms or you’re just planning a short trip to try out its fantastic menu, The Walton guarantees an indulgent, reinvigorating, and unforgettable experience that will leave you craving more.
2 North Road, Nottingham, NG7 1AG
For more on The Walton Hotel, visit their website, follow them on their social media pages or look out for our review in our recently released Nottinghamshire Food & Drink Guide (read a digital copy of the guide here).