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…

Phat Yaks – Bath

Again, walking through Bath over the bank holiday weekend (check out our itinerary HERE), Eleanor and I came across another spectacular lunch spot, Phat Yaks, a Nepalese street food restaurant on Kingsmead Square. The first time we walked past Phat Yaks it was actually closed (they don’t open on a Sunday) and so we made sure…

Chai Walla- Bath

Whilst wandering the streets of Bath, Eleanor and I came across Chai Walla. A tiny independent Indian street food hut, sandwiched between Sainsbury’s and a Peri Peri chicken restaurant on Monmouth Street, the scent of Indian spices could be found from far down the road. Thankfully we got there as soon as lunchtime arrived and…

Koh Thai Tapas – Bath

During our stay in Bath (read all about it here) Eleanor and I had a massive craving for Thai food. Koh Thai Tapas restaurant was footsteps from where we were staying and on our second night we ventured out to try it out. Located just metres from the city centre on Broad Street, it is…

La Perla – Bath

La Perla Restaurant on North Parade, just down the road from the famous Pulteney Bridge, is a gorgeous Spanish tapas restaurant. It is hidden down a spiral staircase tucked away from the city, if we hadn’t taken a detour from the car to the hostel we wouldn’t have found it. Rows of tables are situated…

Syriana – Birmingham

On a recent trip to Birmingham with some friends, we headed to Syriana Restaurant for dinner. Syriana is located at 1 Constitution Hill, in the heart of the city. We stumbled upon this restaurant on the way to a gig at the o2 Academy. From the outside it didn’t really appeal but having found it via…

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…