The Botanist – West Bridgford

Earlier this week I was extremely lucky to be invited to the press/bloggers launch night of The Botanist, on Bridgford Road, West Bridgford. I took my lovely friend Chloe as my plus one. Having visited venues in both Birmingham and York, I was super excited to find out it was opening in my hometown. The…

Nottingham Secret Dinner Club

A couple of weeks ago an email landed in my inbox, inviting me to the first Nottingham Secret Dinner Club on 28th September. No other details, just ‘please confirm your attendance’. Well, you can imagine how excited I was, and immediately confirmed I would be joining. It wasn’t until early this week that I was…

Revolucion De Cuba – Nottingham

I bloody love Revolucion De Cuba. Where else can you be casually having a cocktail on a Saturday night and bump in to a lady dressed like an exquisite carnival queen? Revolucion De Cuba is located at 26-28 Market Street, round the corner from the Theatre Royal. The huge building is entered through a door…

Festival of Food and Drink – Clumber Park

The Festival of Food and Drink at Clumber Park is hands down one of my favourite food festivals of the year. The drive through the park is extremely long and winding, and when the sun is shining it’s a lovely drive. Parking is super close to the entrance making it very easily accessible to anyone…

Zaap Thai – Nottingham

Having spent 3 weeks in Thailand back in November, I was craving a taste of Thai yesterday lunchtime. Thai food is something I hadn’t really explored much before last year, but my holiday obviously changed that! I can’t handle a lot of heat in my food and it had made me reluctant to try new…

Turtle Bay – Nottingham

Turtle Bay, the Caribbean restaurant at the Cornerhouse, is a fantastic place to enjoy happy hour. 241 cocktails 4pm – 7pm and after 10pm, it’s great value for money. You have to have the same cocktail for both but it doesn’t really matter. My friends and I had a LOOOOOOONG overdue catch up this evening,…

The Botanist is coming to Nottingham!

New bar The Botanist will open its doors to the public on Monday 9th October in West Bridgford. The stunning concept will transform the old Fire and Ice building on Bridgford Road, the most prominent among the main stretch of bars and restaurants leading into the heart of West Bridgford. Offering daytime coffee, food and…

Bunkers Hill – Nottingham

I was invited to try out Bunkers Hill burger menu for #NationalBurgerDay a couple of weeks ago. However they had sold out before I got there! Gutted. So I decided to try their usual menus instead. When I think of Bunkers Hill, I think of the place my friends as I go to have a…

The Bell Inn – Nottingham

Meeting with a friend last week for a quick lunch, I asked my colleagues to recommend somewhere quick, easy and tasty. The general consensus was to try The Bell Inn on Angel Row, Nottingham’s oldest inn. They enthused about the fabulous curly fires and I was almost hooked. As I always do, before committing, I…

Slug & Lettuce – Nottingham

I am usually a huge fan of the chain Slug and Lettuce. The menu is really varied with a good selection and some great offers. So when my housemate Eleanor and I popped to the cinema over the weekend we decided to grab a bite to eat afterwards at the Cornerhouse. The sun was trying…

Thaikhun – Nottingham

Sawasdee ka! A bunch of us were invited to Thaikhun last week, the Thai restaurant within Clocktower Dining in the intu Victoria Centre. The invite said ‘join us for a drink on arrival, an interactive cookery workshop and some Thai nibbles to try’. I didn’t want to get my hopes up, so just assumed we…

The Cods Scallops – Sherwood

Mmm, Fish & Chips. Quintesentially British.I have such fond memories of these. Summer holidays spent eating them in Wells next the sea in Norfolk as a child. ‘Town leave’ from high school, meeting mum at Sheddie Turners in Spalding for chips and curry sauce, Friday fish and chips with the parents. I have lived round…