Lace Market Hotel, 29-31 High Pavement, Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1HE
Over the years Merchants has firmly established itself on the city's restaurant map, and is now renowned for its sophisticated food and understated yet attentive service. One of only a handful of restaurants in Nottingham city accredited with two AA rosettes, Merchants is headed up by executive head chef, Dean Crews. Every detail of every dish is carefully thought through, leaving the senses enthused and the tastebuds delighted. Why not begin with seared scallops and flavours of apple and corn, with fennel and chicken jus. Follow this with sirloin of beef accompanied by oxtail carpaccio, macaroni and celeriac gratin, spiced carrots and greens, showered in tarragon sauce. Desserts are just as delightful; indulge in hot chocolate fondant with pistachio marshmallow and banana ice cream. The stunning food is complemented by a superb wine list, boasting varieties from the very best producers. A prix-fixe menu is available, with two courses for £15.95 and three courses for £19.95. Tuesday to Saturday, from noon to 4pm, you can treat yourself to a lavish afternoon tea for £15 (Champagne available on request). Your dining experience is enhanced by the luxurious decor, designed by famed architect David Collins - the name behind Petrus restaurant as well as many of Marco Pierre White's ventures. With seating for 65 guests, this is the perfect venue for your special occasion. Book now for a truly memorable meal.