Alchemilla – Nottingham

On Friday evening I embarked on a bit of an adventure. Something I had never done before, something I had been looking forward to for weeks, something to tick off my bucket list. At 8pm sharp Gaz & I arrived at Alchemilla Restaurant on Derby Road for their 10 course tasting menu. The brainchild of…

The Walton – Nottingham

I was very lucky to be invited to the new menu launch at The Walton Hotel last night on Derby Road. I have walked past the outside of the building maybe a hundred times but had never been in before. I don’t know why, maybe I thought it was too posh for me! I always…

Revolution Hockley – Nottingham

I was invited by the lovely people at Revolution Hockley to try out the new menu available this week. Revolution is situated at 7 Broad St, Nottingham, NG1 3AJ, next door to Rough Trade and opposite the Broadway.  Revolution is a chain of individually styled bars across the country. At the last count they have…

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…

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,…

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…

Easy Baked Salmon

I absolutely love salmon. It’s so versatile and soaks up flavour like a sponge. This dish takes 5 minutes to prep and cooks in 15-18 minutes on 180°c Ingredients 2 Salmon fillets 1 lemon 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp rosemary – I used dried for ease 2 tbsp olive oil Small piece of ginger Method…

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…

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…