Take a gander at the best nosh in Nottingham
One of the most famous cities in the UK, Nottingham is quite literally the stuff of legend. Thanks to a local guy by the name of Robin Hood who the world (Hollywood) took a liking to, the place is permanently on the map. But merry men and the Sherwood Forest aren’t everything Nottingham is famous for. With a burgeoning food scene, the array of restaurants, cafes, bars and artisan bakeries has truly blossomed in recent years. So you’ll never be wondering where to eat in Nottingham.
Ranging from sought-after Michelin-starred haunts through to independent local favourites, this Midlands city is much more than its history. Whether you’re a local or travelling through, you won’t have any trouble finding a memorable restaurant in Nottingham. There’s also a fair few in our guide to the top 100 restaurants in the UK.
So after you catch a Forest game, spend the day at Nottingham Adrenalin Jungle, take in Nottingham Castle or visit the City of Caves, take a gander at the six following Nottingham restaurants.
Where to eat in Nottingham
Indian cuisine is highly revered in Nottingham. That comes as no surprise. But Memsaab is a cut above the rest. This award-winning fine dining restaurant has raised the bar for Indian cuisine in the city and beyond, offering a dining experience that’s not to be missed. By serving creative takes on time-tested Indian classics, your senses will be delighted here. Think tandoori ostrich, tawa-fried catch of the day marinated in chilli and tamarind, and a mouth-watering soft shell crab dish. Simply, a must.
We recommend: Crisp-fried John Dory with crushed garlic peas & smoked tomato chutney.
12-14 Maid Marian Way, The Park, Nottingham NG1 6HS
Mon – Thurs: 5:30 – 10:30pm; Fri: 5:30 – 11pm; Sat: 5 – 11pm; Sun: 5 – 10pm
2. Restaurant Sat Bains
No guide to dining out in Nottingham would be complete without Restaurant Sat Bains. With two Michelin stars under its belt, this is one of the most unique restaurants in the UK. Featuring an urban kitchen garden, lounge, sommelier station and conservatory, this is unparalleled dining. The atmosphere is best described as relaxed fine dining and diners can opt for the seven- or ten-course degustation. Remarkable, memorable and creative is the best way to describe RSB. We can’t recommend it enough.
We recommend: Opt for the matched drinks package.
Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2SA
Lunch: Wed – Sat: 12 – 1:30pm
Dinner: Wed – Sat: 6 – 9:30pm
3. Hart’s Kitchen
Formerly known as Hart’s Restaurant, this stylish restaurant is housed within Hart’s Nottingham Hotel and showcases the best of British cuisine. There is a focused emphasis on simple but quality fresh produce, and their attention to detail is impressive to say the very least. Run by culinary royalty Tim and Stefa Hart, we can’t get enough of this elegant restaurant. Picture dishes such as salted ricotta with blood orange and dandelion leaves, rump steak Diane with purple broccoli and pan-fried cod with wild garlic creamed potatoes. A natural choice when thinking of where to eat in Nottingham, you won’t be disappointed here, that’s for sure.
We recommend: Pork pressa with lightly pickled cauliflower, monks beard & smoked almonds.
Standard Hill Park Row, The Park, Nottingham NG1 6GN
Mon – Fri: 7am – 9:30pm; Sat: 7:30am – 10pm; Sun: 7:30am – 9pm
4. Annie’s Burger Shack
Ahhh Annie’s. We’re hedging a strong bet that all Nottingham locals know about and love Annie’s Burger Shack. Making serious burger-sized waves throughout the city, Annie’s handcrafted burgers are creative, unique and topped with some pretty outrageous extras. To make things even better, their hand-selected real ales are also a drawcard. So if you’re a burger lover that likes to try new things, give Annie’s a whirl. It’s a great choice after spending the day checking out the historical Lace Market.
We recommend: The Elvis, a half-pound burger smothered in peanut butter and raspberry jam.
5 Broadway, Nottingham NG1 1PR
Breakfast: Mon – Sun: 8 – 10:30am
Dinner: Mon – Sun: Midday – 11pm
5. 4550 Miles From Delhi
Not only does 4550 Miles From Delhi serve delicious Indian food, it’s also worked out exactly how far Nottingham is from New Delhi. Two birds with one stone if ever there was a case. Featuring an open kitchen designed to make you feel as though you’re in the heart of the Indian capital, as well as a menu brimming with all your favourite spicy delights, this is one of our favourite Indian restaurants in Nottingham. The food is undoubtedly the star of the show here. It will leave you dreaming of both your next visit back and a future trip to India!
We recommend: Lamb tawa cooked with dry-roasted peppercorns, green peppers & onion.
41 Mount Street, City Centre, Nottingham NG1 1HE
Mon – Thurs: 5:30 – 11pm; Fri – Sat: 5:30 – 11:30pm; Sun: 5:30 – 10:30pm
Cooler than cool, Alchemilla is designed for those times when you get fancy underground. Hidden behind an unassuming door covered in foliage in the heart of Nottingham’s Derby Road, this restaurant is below street level and has a dining space that’s light, airy and rustic. It features exposed bricks, stone floors, plants on the walls and stunning arched windows on the ceiling. Their menu changes depending on seasonality and will blow your taste buds out of the water. A truly opulent dining experience in Nottingham.
We recommend: Potato with smoked eel, horseradish & salted lemon.
192 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 1NF
Lunch: Wed – Sat: Midday – 1:30pm
Dinner: Tues – Thurs: 7 – 9:30pm; Fri – Sat: 6 – 9:30pm