Nottingham Restaurants & Bars 2017

Hi all, This blog went down really well last year so I’ve decided to round up again. In essence, this year’s seen a huge number of venues opening (and closing) so I thought I’d put the new ones in one place for you to view. If you’re looking for my┬átop rated restaurants or top bars…

Pizzastorm Review

Hi all, You may have noticed that Inferno has re-branded as Pizzastorm. It’s a quarter of a million pounds refurb to the Nottingham venue that’s less than 2 years old, some of the new changes that have occurred are: full refit of all seating areas and rebrand movement of condiments and ice cream stands (for…

Bread and Bitter Review

Hi all, A bunch of us went out a couple of weeks back to Mapperley Top. We were venturing for drinks and food so opted for Bread and Bitter, a Castle Rock venue, that promises both. We booked a table in advance as there were 8 of us and from previous experience I know it…

Tamatanga Review

Hi all, A couple of weeks ago I fancied a cheap night out that involved some form of curry. We were pretty last minute but managed to get a table at Tamatanga in the Cornerhouse. I’d not been here since I was a student which was many years ago so I didn’t really know what…

Revolution (Hockley) Review

Hi all, Revolution in Hockley (Old Revs) invited me down to try out their new menu. Before going I tweeted asking what people’s opinions were and they weren’t positive, the impression that people had seemed to be brown, generic, fast food. This actually surprised me as in my hay day I used to work at…

Rakki Rakkas Review

Hi all, Earlier this year Rakki Rakkas, a new Turkish takeaway and restaurant, opened up in Sherwood. It got quite a bit of press coverage in the Nottingham Post and the Lord Mayor opened it (I still find this a bit random). Anyway, after going past it on the bus a couple of times I…

El Capo Review

Hi all, I was invited down to try Nottingham’s newest Mexican restaurant, El Capo. Considering we were let down with the promise of Troperio turning into a Mexican I hadn’t heard much hype about this opening, which was a shame. It was safe to say I knew little about the venue or what I would…

Miller and Carter Review

Hi all, I love steak so when I heard about a Miller and Carter opening on Mansfield Road, about 20 minutes away from where I live, I was eager to book in and try. A few people have been and said that it’s some of the best steak they’ve had in a restaurant so I…

Alchemilla Review

Hi all, A new restaurant opened this year on Derby Road, just past Canning Circus on the right hand side. As soon as the opening was announced their bookings became quite hard to get so I opted for a week night to bag myself a table for two. I’d heard a lot of positive things…

Around the World Review

Hi all, I was invited down to Around the World to try out their offering. I’d not actually heard of the restaurant before so did a quick Google, it’s located at the old Walkabout site. This confused me slightly as I thought it was Bierkeller – turns out there’s actually three bars on three different…

La Rock Review

Hi all, For my birthday this year my boyfriend decided to treat me to La Rock, a restaurant that’s been on our hit list for quite a while. As I had a weekday birthday he was able to get me in on the actual day which made it an extra special night out. I didn’t…

Baresca (Vegan) Review

Guest Blog by Susan Hart, Nutrition Coach This blog is a little different as I’ve asked Susan Hart, a Nottingham-based nutrition coach (and fully-fledged vegan) to provide a view on one of Nottingham’s tapas bars: Baresca. I reviewed Baresca a year or so ago so it will be interested to see what it rates from…

The Parlour (Afternoon Tea) Review

Hi all, I wanted to take my boyfriend and his parents out for afternoon tea somewhere and I happened to stumble upon an offer that The Parlour were running on Groupon. It was essentially half price off the tea for four people and included all the standard sandwiches, cakes and unlimited tea to go around….

Five Guys Review

Hi all, Five Guys, a popular burger chain all the way from the US of A, popped up in Market Square a while back. I’d be shocked if you didn’t know somebody who loves this place and who didn’t get really excited when they opened – I knew a few of these so I had…

Red Dog Saloon Review

Hi all, Red Dog Saloon in the city centre recently got in touch to ask me to pop down and try their new menu. They offered me and a plus one chance to eat to our hearts content in favour of an honest review.* Red Dog popped up in 2016 as another American meat restaurant…