• bramleys Posted on 16 January 2017

    Winter Warmers at Bramley’s Brasserie

    On a cold, dark night in December, we were lucky enough to be treated to a taste of the new winter menu at Bramley’s Brasserie, onsite at the De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham.

    This stylish restaurant is already a firm favourite with our team, thanks to its focus on using seasonal, local produce and creating hearty, wholesome fayre.

    Each season sees a new menu, ensuring the dishes on offer are using the best ingredients and are fitting with the weather outside. You can read our review of the restaurant’s autumn and summer menus on our food blog NottingYum.

    The winter menu is all about comforting hearty flavours and there are many

  • Bramley apples Posted on 28 September 2016

    Feeling autumnal at Bramley’s Brasserie

    What better week to visit Bramley’s Brasserie, on our stunning University of Nottingham campus, than when it’s been announced that the original Bramley apple tree in Southwell which still bears fruit today has been shortlisted for a national award?

    I heard the new autumn menu was available, just as the leaves started to fall from the trees around this beautiful venue, so I branched out for a visit. The floor to ceiling glass in the foyer and restaurant never cease to please the eye and visiting around 7.30pm in September, I managed to catch the sun setting and appreciate the fairy lights in the trees which started to appear.

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  • NottinghamRestaurant8 Posted on 21 October 2015

    Meet David Sneddon; Head Chef at The Larder on Goosegate

    Following the news that one of Nottingham’s best loved restaurant’s, The Larder on Goosegate, launched a new Sunday lunch menu, we took a trip out to ask Head Chef, David Sneddon a few questions about the new dishes.

    David Sneddon at The Larder on Goosegate

    How long have you been head chef at the Larder on Goose Gate?

    Just over two years.

    How would you describe the new Sunday lunch menu?

    Simplicity, great ingredients & good cooking.  Like our other menus it will also change regularly to reflect seasonality. I like the flexibility of being able to pick up the phone to a supplier and say ‘what’s good?’ rather than set a

  • The team at Oaks offer a warm welcome Posted on 07 August 2015

    Nottingham welcomes new wood grill restaurant, Oaks

    Nottingham and oak trees have been synonymous since ancient times, so our newest wood grill restaurant not only has the perfect name, but is perfectly thought through – from the front door down to the sausages.  Visitors to the city can now sample some of Nottinghamshire’s fantastic local produce surrounded by the glory of our most famous tree.

    From the moment you walk through the giant oak covered door, which stands out on the grey horizon of Maid Marion Way, the smell of the wood embers burning on the grill surround you with warmth and stir your appetite. Sourced from a sustainable forest in Lowdham, the wood alight in the open oven

  • Tea2 Posted on 31 March 2015

    Treating mum to a scrumptious afternoon tea at Tom Brown’s Brasserie

    Ahead of the Mother’s Day madness, I escaped with my mum to Tom Brown’s Brasserie at Gunthorpe to treat her to afternoon tea and a good girly catch up. An easy drive or bus ride out of the city heading in the direction of Southwell, Gunthorpe is a small village by the River Trent which ‘us locals’ love to journey out to and enjoy at the weekends.

    It wasn’t quiet warm enough to sit outside for our garden themed afternoon tea, which was fine as the converted Victorian school house by the river is as stunning inside as it is out. As we were greeted and seated by the smiley staff,

  • Posh2 Posted on 18 February 2015

    I predict a riot . . . Posh is a must see at Nottingham Playhouse

    Theatre and comedy lovers in Nottingham right now should see the hilariously brilliant Posh at Nottingham Playhouse before it leaves town on 28th February.

    Written by Laura Wade, this satirical play follows the antics of the notorious Riot Club – or Ryatt Club as we later learn – and gives us a glimpse of what happens behind the walls of the quarterly private dining parties of these wealthy students. There’s drunken debauchery aplenty as well as  shockingly hilarious tales – and you can almost feel the testosterone bouncing off the walls. As the play unfolds it’s not long before you find yourself swaying from laughing along with them to laughing at them.

    As dinner progresses, the wine flows

  • IMG_7099-30 Posted on 09 December 2014

    Introducing Yoga I Am . . .

    I’ve recently been to meet the newest member of Experience Nottinghamshire, Shakti Shira Bassi, at her new wellness retreat centre called Yoga I Am in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter.

    Warmth surrounds you the minute you walk through a somewhat hidden door at Yoga I Am, a lovely surprise in a fairly commercial area of the city. The studio is the first room of the cottage where our yoga session is to take place, however the cottage is also home to three bedrooms where Shira and team run wellness retreat breaks. Guests will definitely feel comfortable at this ‘home from home’ sanctuary in the city.

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    Although they offer many

  • School holidays fun time Posted on 17 September 2014

    Be a farmer for the day at White Post Farm

    Notts residents Ralph, Jackie and four-year-old Leo Thursfield paid a visit to White Post Farm. Find out what they thought in this guest blog written by Ralph . . . 

    Having received a personal recommendation and with a discerning, demanding four-year-old in our care, we set of for a day at White Post Farm.

    Situated north of the city of Nottingham, just off the A614 at Farnsfield, the journey was easy. There is ample free parking and the sign posting is really good, I wondered why we had never visited here before.

    Go-karting at White Post Farm.

    This truly was a great day out. From an enthusiastic welcome to the kind attitude of

  • bistrot Posted on 07 July 2014

    Bon Anniversaire to Nottingham’s Bistro Pierre

    Bistro Pierre, one of Nottingham’s best-loved restaurants, will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary on 27th July so I thought it was an appropriate time to shout about my recent visit to sample their mouth-watering summer menu and superb new-look premises which opened following a major refurbishment earlier this year.

    The grand looking former bank, set in the hustle and bustle of Milton Street, first opened its doors in 1994 and was proudly the first bistro of this now popular portfolio of 11 – soon to be 12 – restaurants. I visited on a buzzing Friday evening in the city, settling into a table for two on the first floor, and I

  • pippin Posted on 03 July 2014

    Get set for a scrumptious summer at Nottingham’s Park Bar

    Summer in the city of Nottingham is going to be a classy affair judging by the newly-released menu, cocktails and list of events happening at The Park Bar at Hart’s Hotel. I went over to meet the team including bar manager, Brenton to find out more.

    As I glanced through the menu, which was launched just a fortnight ago, my eye was drawn to delicious-sounding dishes such as chicken skewers served with fries and coleslaw for just £10.95 and a variety of Hart’s homemade pasta dishes at £9. And if my experience of Hart’s food is anything to go by, they’ll be scrumptious quality and locally-sourced ingredients wherever they can including

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