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  • Marco outside restaurant - Alea signage Posted on 02 October 2015

    A night out at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse in Nottingham

    Our guest blogger Elisia Denton recently dined at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill at Nottingham’s Alea Casino…

    The end of summer had arrived rather prematurely for my liking and my friend and I were looking for an evening to cheer us both up. We wanted to treat ourselves to good food, good wine and a bit of something different to finish the evening off. Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Nottingham and Alea Casino certainly delivered on all parts, under one roof and at the right price.

    Upon arrival we were seated at a comfortably sized table for two and my eyes were immediately drawn to

  • Exterior Posted on 01 October 2015

    Afternoon delights at Thea Caffea

    Tucked away down a narrow alley in the heart of the city, you’ll find a secret courtyard home to a very special cafe: Thea Caffea.

    With its chessboard tiling, lemon yellow walls, chandelier and fresh flowers, it offers a stylish sanctuary away from the busy shopping streets which surround it, making it ideal for a relaxed lunch or a traditional afternoon tea.

    My friend and I visited Thea Caffea for lunch on a Thursday recently, as we were due for a catch-up and we love any excuse to spend time at this quintessentially English tearoom. Our visit coincided with their Spanish ‘Englishman Abroad’ week, so we also had the opportunity to sample some

  • Lee Rosy's - High Res Posted on 17 September 2015

    Time for tea

    Whether the sun is shining or the skies are grey, whether you’re taking things slow or rushing through the day, there is always time for tea.

    In Nottingham, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to a cuppa, especially thanks to Lee Rosy’s on Broad Street in Hockley, which offers more than 100 varieties of tea – from black and green tea blends to flavoured rooibos, herb and fruit teas.

    So it is that I found myself visiting Lee Rosy’s twice in one week for long overdue catch-ups with two different friends. The first day was gloriously sunny and we chose an outside table to enjoy the warm weather, I had a delicious

  • NAE Blog image Posted on 12 September 2015

    Cultural foodie experience at New Art Exchange

    If you love to sample the variations in culture and learn more about nations through the medium of art, then the New Art Exchange must be towards the top of your to-do list. The gallery, located opposite the Forest Recreation Ground on Gregory Boulevard, is home to exhibitions and events that celebrate culture in its broadest aspects.

    While visiting the New Art Exchange might primarily be with the aim of seeing the
    exhibits, I would also thoroughly recommend its food and drink offering in the cafe bar. I recently paid the team at the gallery a visit to give the food a whirl at lunchtime to satisfy my Friday hunger.


  • 77 Posted on 09 September 2015

    A special summer at Revolution in Hockley

    Revolution in Hockley is a popular lunch spot in the hip neighbourhood of Hockley in Nottingham, thanks to its delicious menu of burgers, pizzas, salads and wraps.

    This summer they’ve launched a Summer Specials menu on top of this, bringing Italian-inspired flavours to the heart of the city. We were lucky enough to sample the new menu, here’s what we thought…


    A pre-bank holiday Friday in August seemed like the perfect time to head out with the team for lunch, to sample new tastes at Revolution. The Summer Specials menu is very tempting, and I quickly decided on the Lobster Ravioli, as I have a love of

  • Bills blog main image Posted on 27 August 2015

    Hearty food in rustic surroundings at Bill’s, Nottingham

    Myself, my partner and my family recently ventured into Nottingham on a Saturday night to catch a show at the Capital FM Arena, and to enjoy a delicious meal as a four – something we need no excuse to do!

    The restaurant of choice for our meal was one I still hadn’t tried, despite many promises to myself to go since its launch in Nottingham last year. Most of my friends and family have tried it several times – all with rave reviews, so I’ve felt like I’d been missing out on an experience for a while. Bill’s Restaurant, located on Queen Street, just off the Market Square, is an established chain

  • 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

  • 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

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