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  • Counter Posted on 21 July 2016

    A visit to the Mulberry Tree Cafe

    On a recent sunny Sunday, my friend and I decided to visit somewhere new for the afternoon, and we headed to the Mulberry Tree Café in the grounds of picturesque Strelley Hall, on the outskirts of Nottingham.

    Located in what was originally the stable block for the Hall, the Mulberry Tree Café is open every day and serves a delightful variety of café food, amazing cakes and ice cream.

    Upon arrival, we first took some time to walk around the grounds and to explore the vicinity, which includes picturesque fields and a historic church. For those feeling a little more energetic (and without a toddler in tow!), there are also a number

  • NSP-PIERRE0027 Posted on 30 June 2016

    Tres Bien! Bistrot Pierre Review

    Bringing a little French charm to Nottingham city centre, Bistrot Pierre is a true Nottinghamshire success story. The French bistrot has 16 restaurants across the country, but with a truly authentic feel, and fantastic food, it’s certainly no generic chain restaurant, and there’s a real independent feel to the place.

    With the flagship, original restaurant based in Nottingham, Bistrot Pierre has spread across the country, expanding without losing its philosophy of serving delicious food, offering excellent service, and providing a fantastic dining atmosphere.

    On arrival, the restaurant almost looked closed from the outside, because of the low-level lighting, which gave the walls a candle-lit flicker. The melodic French accents of the staff who

  • Blog lead image template-01 Posted on 08 June 2016

    Something New is Brewing for Coffee Lovers in Notts

    Coffee fanatics in Nottingham will be all too familiar with the delicious aromas and smooth coffees of 200° Degrees Coffee Shop, an always busy and bustling cafe just off Old Market Square.

    Serving delicious coffee, roasted at 200°, in their relaxed and trendy coffee shop on Flying Horse Walk, it’s fair to say that their hip – but unpretentious – take on artisan coffee has taken Nottingham by storm.

    So coffee-nuts will be delighted to know that 200° are well on their way to opening up a brand new cafe! In fact, it will open its doors in just two weeks’ time.

    With the clock ticking, Experience Nottinghamshire was invited behind the scenes to take a

  • IMG_1512 Posted on 13 May 2016

    New Massive Tastes at Revolution Hockley

    Revolution Hockley have launched some new ‘Massive Tastes’ on their summer menu, just in time for the arrival of the (hopefully) sunny weather. Along with their new dishes, the restaurant has introduced a midweek ’15 minute lunch promise’  which means good news for lunch breakers who are tight on time – if your lunch doesn’t arrive within a quarter of an hour, Revolution will waive the bill.  However, in it’s prime location on bohemian Broad Street in the heart of independent Nottingham, Revolution is the perfect place to relax over a long, indulgent lunch – which is exactly what we did.

    Natalie:

    It was only right that I try one of the new dishes

  • Oaks 5 Posted on 05 April 2016

    Soaking up the weekend with a Bottomless Brunch at Oaks

    With back to back restaurants, Maid Marian Way is the place to be if you’re hungry in the centre of Nottingham. Sat on the corner of Bromley place, with a modern glass-fronted exterior offering glimpses of the open wood-fired oven inside, Oaks has set itself apart from the crowd.

    One of Nottingham’s newer eating and drinking spots, I still hadn’t been to see – or rather taste – what everyone had been talking about since they opened. Though, after hearing about their new brunch menu, I didn’t need much persuading to go and try it for myself.

    Bloody Marys and Bubbles come free-flowing with an Oaks Bottomless Brunch

    Greeted first by the fantastic

  • dav Posted on 08 March 2016

    Enjoying a ‘Super Lunch’ at Jamie’s Italian

    Good old Jamie. Not content with happily bouncing around the kitchen on our televisions, producing fail-safe Christmas presents in the form of colourful cookery books, and saving our children from the perils of turkey twizzlers – he’s also put together a successful chain of quality Italian restaurants!

    I’d never been to a Jamie’s Italian before and, if I’m honest, I was a little unsure about what the experience was going to be like. I was half expecting the walls to be plastered with photographs of the cheeky chef, and for there to be a little too much focus on the celebrity side of things.

    So it was a great relief to walk inside and discover a subtle, tastefully decorated restaurant – with plenty

  • Lace Market Hotel Head Chef, Ben Chaplin Posted on 23 February 2016

    Meet Ben Chaplin; Head Chef at the Lace Market Hotel

    Nottingham’s iconic hotel, the Lace Market Hotel, reopened its doors after extensive refurbishment in late 2015. Its aspirational restaurant Merchant’s and traditional British pub, the Cock & Hoop, are already proving popular so we caught up with Head Chef Ben Chaplin to find out about his foodie inspiration for the venues.

    You’re originally from Nottingham – what’s it like returning to the city?

    It’s been fantastic. When I came back to Nottingham from Manchester I had big ambitions, focussing on creating something new and exciting with the food offering here. I think we’ve achieved a lot in the short time we have been open and we have lots still up our sleeve.

    What

  • Annie's Burger Shack Posted on 10 February 2016

    Start the day right with an American breakfast at Annie’s Burger Shack

    Ordinarily, there’s only one 9 o’clock on a Saturday for me and that’s strictly of the p.m variety however, the temptation to try an Annie’s breakfast proved too great, so I found myself bleary eyed wandering through the Lace Market very early on a Saturday morning.

    Annie’s innovative and astonishing burgers almost deserve Nottingham legend status already so how might they keep the creativity going with their new breakfast offer I wondered as I was greeted by a delightfully friendly Annie’s team member and handed the menu.

    This new menu, quite frankly, sent my head spinning and my mouth watering as I navigated my way around the United States of America

  • baresca_10 Posted on 14 January 2016

    A taste of Southern Spain in the heart of Nottingham

    With more than 20 new openings in the last 12 months alone, Nottingham’s food scene is booming, and in particular we’re very lucky to have many fantastic independent bars, cafes and restaurants, which bring a range of flavours and styles to the city. In June 2015, Nottingham welcomed baresca on Byard Lane in the heart of the city, a sister restaurant to the already popular escabeche in West Bridgford.

    Inspired by the flavours of Barcelona, baresca is already proving popular, set over three floors it offers a mix of deli, bar and eatery, open for breakfast through to evening meals, and also offering live music on weekends for a relaxed and

  • Capture Posted on 04 December 2015

    Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

    The shops are buzzing with people at this time of year, as Christmas looms on the horizon. It’s an especially important time of year for small, independent businesses, which are the backbone of the highstreet, and offer something a little different to the big name chains.

    They’re run by passionate local people, who love to make a difference to the community, and add their own unique flavour to the county.

    Whether it’s hand crafted trinkets, freshly roasted coffee, or tasty treats – we love our small businesses here in Nottinghamshire, and we’ll be joining in with the rest of the nation this Saturday (5th), when we celebrate Small Business Saturday.

    Even better, parking will be

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The exhibition in the new art gallery at the Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington will open on Saturday 30 July, as part of the museum’s summer holiday activities. Building on the success of The Chapel Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, the new exhibition will feature work by three more popular local artists: Steve Brazier, Helen Kerry and…