Moorings Restaurant & Bar

Moorings Restaurant & Bar

British

0.5 miles
34 Castlegate, Newark, NG24 1BG
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Sitting in the shadows of Newark Castle, overlooking the River Trent and the town's lock, The Moorings is a new restaurant set to capture the imagination of diners in Newark. While it sets high standards in serving British cuisine, this swanky barcum- restaurant also provides a fantastic base for business and corporate events. The Moorings will dazzle and intrigue with its riverside setting, history and culture.

Within this red-brick building, which was once an old coaching inn, sits a bar and restaurant, which are both light, airy and inviting. The newly refurbished first-floor dining area, renamed the State Room, is not only a fantastic spot for dining, but a stunning look-out point to the Moorings' deck and the second-floor observational deck.

Before settling down to your main meal, take time to appreciate the vividly decorated bar area, along with the quality cocktails it offers. From classics to unique flavours, there will be one to suit your personal taste. Elsewhere there is a comprehensive selection of beverages from red, white and rosé wine, to cider and quality ales.

In the intimate dining area, beneath candelabra and light oak beams, my partner and I perused the full main menu. If you have a small appetite, however, you can order from the bar menu with its sharer platters, chunky sandwiches, hand-cut chips, soups and freshly made bread.

After much deliberation, I ordered caramelised red onion tatin and my partner the tomato and aubergine tart, both of which were gorgeously presented and delicately flavoured. For mains I couldn't resist the belly of pork, which was slow roasted until crisp and served with pickled red cabbage and buttered maris piper mash. The pork was expertly seasoned and retained all its natural smoky flavour, while the cabbage and mash were the perfect accompaniments. My partner opted for the Moorside salmon, which was pan fried until brown and rested on a bed of smoky bacon, garlic and Puy lentil casserole, moistened by chicken stock. She told me the combination of salmon and bacon was striking but well balanced and the casserole was rich and delicious.

If you take a chance on the Moorings, it will leave you enchanted by its superb cuisine, sophisticated atmosphere and riverside setting.
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Open: Mon-Sun noon-late

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