• griddle and shake Posted on 14 April 2017

    An interview with Ed Halls – founder of Griddle & Shake Nottingham

    We sat down with Ed Halls – the founder of Griddle & Shake – to find out what inspired him to establish the restaurant in Nottingham, and to learn about its philosophy, future plans and much more.

    What inspired you to establish Griddle & Shake?

    I was inspired to start Griddle & Shake after deciding to pursue my passion for high-quality burgers. I sought to improve and revolutionise the ‘better burger’ market and its standards, and with my extensive experience from working as a chef, I was confident I had the skills to do this.

    Why did you choose to open the restaurant in Nottingham?

    I chose to open Griddle & Shake in Nottingham because

  • 200 degrees coffee shop nottingham Posted on 13 April 2017

    A great cup of coffee in Nottingham(shire)

    To celebrate UK coffee week we’ve rounded up some of our favourite coffee drinking destinations in Nottingham and the Shire. So, raise your cup and let’s get started.

    —–UK coffee week – 10th – 16th April—–

    HARTLEYS

    At this independent family run business you can treat yourself to a selection of beverages. We recommend you try a skinny cappuccino with a choice of chocolate sprinkled on top for just £2.50. You can sit down at one of the tables (inside or outside) and have your brew or if you’re in a hurry you can take it away. And if you find yourself stray to Hartleys more than once a week we recommend you

  • ye olde trip to jerusalem Posted on 10 April 2017

    10 things I love about Nottingham

    Everyone who lives in Nottinghamshire has got their own favourite places to go and ways of spending time. In today’s blog I would like to share a few of my top picks of places to visit and things I like about Nottingham. Maybe some of them will encourage you to go and enjoy them as well. I’d also like to hear about your favourite spots and things to do in your spare time so I can discover them for myself.

    1. University Park Campus – The University of Nottingham

    The University of Nottingham’s Park Campus is an oasis of peace which can be enjoyed not only by the students but also by tourists and local

  • hggf Posted on 29 March 2017

    Lunch at Bread and Bitter

    Castle Rock Brewery is a Nottinghamshire institution, famed for its award-winning beers and fantastic pubs. With 14 pubs across the county, and many more serving its locally made beers and ales, there are plenty of opportunities to sample their top tipples. We were recently invited to try some of the food at one of their pubs, the Bread and Bitter, where we were pleased to learn that this real ale pub is as much about the food as it is about the beer.

    On a Friday in February we took a table in the conservatory area of the pub, a sun-trap on this cold but bright winters day. Dining with children

  • adams-tabbed-image Posted on 15 March 2017

    Lunch at the Adam’s Restaurant

    In the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to eateries and places to hang out. It’s also a hub for shops, private companies and students attending the local college. Standing out from the sea of buildings is the historic Adam’s Building, in the past the lace headquarter and now a hub for education.  The building is the largest and finest example of a Victorian lace warehouse to survive in the country, and is one of Nottingham’s finest treasures.

    Last week we were invited to sample lunch at the Adam’s Restaurant, run by New College Nottingham staff and students and located in the Adam’s Building. Read on

  • griddle and shake nottingham burger Posted on 10 March 2017

    Burger delights at Griddle & Shake Nottingham

    Griddle & Shake offers a burger and shake experience like no other. With a range of burgers including beef, chicken, and pulled pork (along with one of the UK’s first vegan tempeh burger) there are also unlimited toppings and sauces as well as sides.

    We were invited to try the unlimited deal, which runs every Monday and Tuesday after 6pm. Read on to find out what we thought about our visit!

    Kinga – I was excited before our venture to Griddle & Shake as it was my first time paying it a visit. My colleagues, already experienced #GriddleShakers, all recommended the mouth-watering burgers and refreshing milkshakes, so I couldn’t wait to try them too.

    We were invited to

  • Level 42 Posted on 07 March 2017

    Interview with Mark King from Level 42

    Ahead of their performance at the Newark Festival this June we were honoured to interview Mark King – the lead singer and bassist of the legendary group Level 42. Read on to find out more about the new material, Mark’s creativity boosters, his thoughts on how the music industry has developed since their debut and much more.

    You are performing with UB40 – featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue at the 2017 Newark Festival, June 17 – Have you played with UB40 before?

    Yes and no! I played at a charity concert for Prostate Cancer a couple of summers back, and Ali was on the bill too, so it was great to hear him

  • march 8th Posted on 06 March 2017

    International Women’s Day 2017

    In Nottingham we proudly honour our great women and their achievements throughout history. Here’s a list of our top events taking place in Nottingham that were created to celebrate women on their special day.

    International Women’s Day at the Galleries of Justice Museum

    Join a fun, free and interactive workshop that will explore the theme of women, the law and democracy. Learn more about Elizabeth Fry and the prison system, explore interesting museum objects relating to women and the law, and discuss and debate contemporary inequality issues. Please email the museum to confirm your attendance.

    International Women’s Day at SoBar

    Drop by Sobar this Wednesday from 6pm and join the Women’s Day : Women Say Stuff

  • bierkeller nottingham Posted on 02 March 2017

    Win tickets to exclusive opening of the Bierkeller Nottingham

    To celebrate the opening of Nottingham’s new Bierkeller Entertainment Complex (BEC) this March, we have 25 pairs of tickets up for grabs for a very special VIP launch night on the 16th March 2017. 

    The Bierkeller Entertainment Complex comprises three distinct bars – the Bavarian themed Bierkeller, the Around the World Bar with beers and cocktails from across the globe and the Shooters Bar boasting the largest screen in Nottingham for watching live sport.

    The classic Bierkeller, celebrating all things Bavaria, will have live Oompah shows on a Friday and Saturday night, traditional German beers and hearty food straight from the tables of a traditional German feast.

    And for those who prefer wine over

  • fish and chips George's nottingham Posted on 17 February 2017

    Dinner at George’s Nottingham

    George’s is bringing back good and proper fish and chips and other British favourites with a difference. From the beach huts to the gin bar, it is all part of the journey that you’ll be taken on when you visit this city centre’s restaurant.

    We were invited to sample George’s famous fish and chips last week, and were really looking forward to it. Read on to find out what we thought about our recent visit.

    Kinga – It was my first time at George’s but I was told by my colleagues that I will really enjoy my visit, so the expectations were high.

    We arrived just after five

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