Merchants Restaurant at The Lace Market Hotel

A couple of weeks ago, myself and Eleanor were invited down to Merchants Restaurant in the Lace Market Hotel to try out their new taster menu. A 5 course menu created by their new head chef Luke Holland, each dish is inspired by different events in Luke’s life, using different tastes to evoke personal memories….

Pizza Academy @ Oscar & Rosies – Nottingham

Yesterday I, and 17 other lovely people, headed down to Oscar & Rosie’s to take part in their pizza academy. Organised by Jess Berry from Jess Who and the lovely people at Bumble Bizz, we took part in a workshop aimed to show us how to make pizza properly.¬†Famous for their METRE long pizza, I…

The Lobster Pot – Nottingham

Last weekend was brilliant! My lovely parents made the 90 minute drive to come and spend the weekend with Eleanor and I. I miss them so much when I don’t see them, so it was lovely to have them here. To celebrate, we booked in to The Lobster Pot on Mansfield Road for Saturday evening…

Ginsecco @ The Playhouse – Nottingham

A couple of weeks ago I went down to the Ginsecco pop up evening at The Nottingham Playhouse Bar & Kitchen. A promise of 6 tapas style courses of British food with a twist, paired with 6 cocktails from the Ginsecco guys… Why wouldn’t I go?! Ginsecco is opening this summer in the Cornerhouse, and…

Filmore & Union – Nottingham

Filmore & Union have recently opened in the Victoria Centre, inside John Lewis. Set up initially by a lady called Adele, a former wellness clinic owner, the ethos is around healthy food and everything in moderation. I mean, you can’t be 100% healthy all the time can you? Adele states on the website that she…

The Head of Steam – Nottingham

The Head of Steam has opened today in Hockley, on the site of the old Missoula Bar. Centering around craft beer, the three storey building has been completely transformed into a funky, contemporary, chilled bar. My favourite part was the artwork dedicated to Nottingham. The booths at the back of the downstairs area are apparently…

Oaks – Nottingham

Oaks Restaurant at 2 Bromley Place closed at the start of December due to a fire in their kitchen extractor fan. Because of the time of year and the complexity of the system, it took until this month for them to reopen. I absolutely loved Oaks before the closure (read my previous review HERE) and…

Sushimania – Nottingham

A few weeks ago Sushimania opened up right round the corner from my work. I did wonder whether with the pre-existing Yo Sushi and Bonsai to name but two, would there be room for another sushi restaurant in the city? Located in the old Ask Italian restaurant in Chapel Bar, Sushimania has a small entrance…

Happy Dough Lucky – Nottingham

Happy Dough Lucky have been teasing me for months. Facebook posts, press releases on email, you name it. It has been on the cards for months and months but is only now fully up and running. Based at The Lacehouse, a beautiful bar on Broadway in the city centre, this pizza pop up has been…

Las Iguanas – Nottingham

I was invited to Las Iguanas, Nottingham¬†last week week to try out their new menu. Now, I have to be honest, this is the first time I have been to a Las Iguanas, even though it is right next door to work. With this in mind I can’t comment on the changes to the menu…

Son of Steak – New menu launch

If you read my blog, you’ll know that I adore Son of Steak in Trinity Square. So much so that a quote from a previous blog post is emblazoned on their huge glass window. They are typically a steak restaurant but they ‘do things differently’ and are ‘rebellious’. Their points of difference in comparison to…

Bar Iberico – Take Two

A few months ago I wrote about my experience at Bar Iberico. I said that although the food was ok and the atmosphere was lively, I wouldn’t choose to return given the amount of tapas restaurants to choose from in Nottingham. A couple of months ago this changed. The Gaztronome absolutely raved about the place…