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  • interior Posted on 24 July 2015

    Curry delight at The Cumin restaurant

     

    Our beautiful city is famous for its very own curry lane – Maid Marian Way is the street where many of Nottingham’s Indian restaurants are located, and where any Indian curry lover would feel at home. You’ll know you’re in the right place after crossing the street from the Old Market Square towards the Nottingham Castle, because of the deliciously tempting smell of Indian spices that hangs in the air.

    We visited The Cumin restaurant last week on a warm summer evening. The weather was perfect for an evening meal out, and we decided to pay a visit to one of our favourite Indian restaurants in Nottingham. We

  • George's Blog image Posted on 15 July 2015

    Reinventing the British Classic

    The nation’s love for a good old British ‘Chippy’ is undeniable, spanning across generations and playing a part in many fond childhood memories. However, new Award Winning Restaurant: George’s Fish and Chip Kitchen, is striving to change the way we see this dinner time staple, putting a modern and stylish twist on the much loved dish. With the brand being founded in the 1980s, the restaurant owners’ 25 years of fish and chip tasting has led them open this unique offering in Nottingham, ensuring the restaurant is unlike anywhere else in the city and providing a fresh take on the British classic.

    Enjoy your traditional fish and chips in
  • bell Posted on 16 May 2015

    Ye Olde Bell hosts MasterChef Challenge for budding chefs

    Talented young people from around north Nottinghamshire were given the chance to experience the drama of a professional kitchen during the finals of the Schools MasterChef Challenge, organised by Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant at Barnby Moor.

    The three finalists, Jared Storey from the Elizabethan Academy, Valentina Sema Giraldo from Retford Oaks and Sophie Grant from Tuxford Academy, were competing for the chance to spend a day working in the kitchen alongside restaurant and bistro head chef Richard Allen. The students had already battled it out in the semi-finals to become winners of their respective schools.

    As part of the challenge, Jared, Valentina and Sophie were asked to produce a two-course using fresh ingredients costing £10 or less

  • Nottingham Castle Posted on 14 May 2015

    Get set for the Great Food & Drink Festival

    The countdown is on to the first ever Great Food and Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle, which kicks off next week on 23rd-25th May, Nottingham Castle. With over 100 food, drink and crafts stands and an abundance of activities, there is sure to be something for everyone at the event; from hot food and drink to real ale bars, beer and wine tasting, kid’s cookery classes, outdoor entertainment and live music, what’s not to like?

    Simon Rimmer

    The Great Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of the fantastic produce in the county, and prides itself on getting the best local produce from around Nottinghamshire for all to try. Stroll around the

  • Chef Edwards Halls Posted on 28 April 2015

    Let’s meet . . . Edward Halls from the Clockhouse Café at Upton

    Award-winning chef Edward Halls, pictured above, has had a long career in the catering industry, including owning a very successful gastropub, cooking in Michelin starred restaurants and being a private chef. In 2013, he also became the owner of The Clock House café and tea room in the beautiful setting of Upton Hall, near Southwell. We caught up with him to find out what it’s like to run this hidden gem.

    1) What do you think makes The Clock House unique?
    The high quality of the food, service and our attention to detail make coming to The Clock House a more enjoyable experience than going into just another café that is part of a

  • food Posted on 24 April 2015

    Taste revolution as Hockley bar launches its new menu

    Revolution Hockley re-opened earlier this year with a brand new look which perfectly complements its place in the bohemian Lace Market. Now it has a new menu to match so last week, Experience Nottinghamshire’s Anna Scott, Kate Dawson and Catherine Allen, who are all self-confessed food lovers, went to try it out.

    Anna: MacPhilly Cheese Steak
    What a mouth-watering taste sensation this was! Smoked cheddar macaroni cheese smothered in delicious pulled salt beef with French mustard in a stone-baked ciabatta bun. The steak was perfectly complemented by crispy fries and Revolution’s home-made ketchup.

    This dish combined some of my favourite food: cheese, pasta and slow-cooked meat so it was always going

  • School Posted on 08 April 2015

    Win a foodie weekend at the prestigious School of Artisan Food

    If you think – and dream – about nothing but food then feast your eyes on the tasty treat we have in store for you!

    We have teamed up with the award-winning School of Artisan Food to offer one person and a friend the chance to learn from a host of food experts on the Food for Thought course, which takes place on 16th and 17th May.

    Over the two days you will have the chance to hear from those who are as passionate about food as you are, including Shelia Dillon, who presents BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme and renowned food historian Ivan Day. They will be joined by award-winning food writer Bee

  • tea Posted on 02 April 2015

    Clumber Park Hotel and Spa afternoon tea

    Sitting directly opposite the majestic Clumber Park, in the heart of the Dukeries, Clumber Park Hotel and Spa is the perfect retreat for anyone looking for a relaxing meal, spa day or weekend away. This time, however, my visit was to sample the afternoon tea menu, which will be available in the Courtyard Restaurant every Friday, starting tomorrow.

    After making my way through the beautifully-designed reception area, I was greeted by one of the friendly waitresses who showed me to the bright Courtyard Restaurant which overlooks the pretty garden at the centre of the hotel. After settling down at the table, it wasn’t long before plates of delicious sweet and savoury treats began to

  • 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,

  • Revolution Posted on 17 February 2015

    Revolution Hockley opens with a brand new look

    Retro style furniture and décor, cocktail-making and a brand menu are just some of the things you can look forward to at the newly-refurbished Revolution Hockley.

    Located in possibly the hippest neighbourhoods in the city, Revolution Hockley has something for everyone, whether you are planning a relaxed lunch or after-work drinks with friends or want to dance late into the night.

    The makeover took just one week to complete and the bar is now open for business once again. In keeping with the area’s vintage clothes shops and cafes, Revolution Hockley now has a distinctly bohemian feel. Natural materials such as wood and leather form part of the new décor and the large venue has

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