• 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

  • eden Posted on 06 May 2016

    A Slice of Heaven at Eden Hall Day Spa

    My Mum and I set out on a sunny spring morning in April en route to the glorious Eden Hall Day Spa. A luxurious day of relaxation and pampering lay ahead of us, the pure notion making me decidedly mellow days before hand!

    We are old hands at Eden Hall, treating ourselves to a couple of trips each year. Time seems to stand still every time you visit this marvelous spa; upon entering you are transported into an oasis of calm and tranquility. The moment that dressing gown and slippers are put on the stresses of everyday life always seem to just melt away!
    Yet this visit

  • newark Posted on 04 May 2016

    Explore Newark and Sherwood this May

    Now that the weather is hopefully going to improve – it’s May after all – our thoughts turn to days out and places to visit, and you don’t have to travel far, as there are lots of exciting events taking place in Newark and the Sherwood Forest area.

    If it’s history that interests you, then look no further than Newark. This year is the 370th anniversary of the fall of Newark during the English Civil War, and on Sunday 8th May (the actual date of the surrender in 1646) Royalist troops will return to the castle. The final acts of a terrible six month siege will be played out as

  • Arsher Ali by Faceiro Posted on 28 April 2016

    Arsher Ali shares his favourite places in Notts

    We can’t wait to watch to the series finale of BBC Two’s gripping drama Line of Duty tonight – not least because of the homegrown talent in the cast! We caught up with Basford native Arsher Ali to talk all things Notts.

    What do you and your family like to get up to in Notts when you’re not busy filming?

    I have an office in town – so I spend as much time as I can with my friend and writing partner, Hugh Dichmont.

    Other than that – my visits to Nottingham are to my Mum’s house or the other most important place in Nottingham… the City Ground.

    Do you have any favourite places to eat

  • the ram newark Posted on 22 April 2016

    Mouth-watering lunch at The Ram Bar & Brasserie

    On a beautiful sunny afternoon we visited Newark, a picturesque market town with charming streets full of character, inviting cafes and restaurants. We were excited to pay a visit to the stunning The Ram Bar and Brasserie, a hidden gem that stands close to the town’s famous castle.

    The Ram has a colourful history of offering the perfect place for people to meet and enjoy good food and wine, right back to the 15th century when a coaching inn opened on the site where the current 18th century Georgian building stands. After years of neglect, The Ram has been renovated and rejuvenated, restoring it to its former elegant Georgian glory, in

  • u7 Posted on 14 April 2016

    Interview with British Soul Sensation – Mica Paris

    British Soul Sensation Mica Paris will perform with live band at the Riverbank Bar & Kitchen on Friday 22nd April.

    She’ll be supported by up-and-coming star Malaika Shaw, who was handpicked by Jamie Cullum to perform at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2015.

    The range, power, and sheer soulfulness of Mica Paris’ singing made an immediate impact on the UK music scene in 1988 when she released her debut, platinum-selling album, ‘So Good’ from which she had her first top ten hit, ‘My One Temptation’. This led to a collaboration with American soul singer Will Downing and a further smash hit with ‘Where Is The Love’.

    We caught up with Mica for a quick fire

  • Untitled-1-01 Posted on 12 April 2016

    The Secret Gardens of Nottinghamshire

    Not only is this week National Gardening Week, it’s also VisitEngland’s Year of the English Garden. So what better time for us to get digging, and reveal some of the best hidden gardens in Nottinghamshire, which you may have missed?

    Bromley House Library                     

    While exploring a city like Nottingham, it’s always wise to look up now and again. Do so on one of the city’s busiest streets, and you’ll spot the aged timberwork of one of the city’s best kept secrets – Bromley House Library. This charming subscription library turned 200 this month, and it contains a treasure-trove of dusty volumes, which date right back to the 16th century. Read a BBC article on the library here.

    This secret library

  • 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

  • Ccn8eysW4AArlby Posted on 04 March 2016

    Disabled Access Day Comes to Nottingham

    Many of us take it for granted that we can enter the places we want to, visit the attractions we enjoy, and generally not have to worry about our trips out and about exploring everything that’s there to see and do in our leisure time.

    For people with access needs, however, it can be a real struggle to find the information that is desperately needed to enjoy a problem free day out and holiday.

    Here in Nottinghamshire, we work closely with the national tourism body, VisitEngland, as well as local venues, attractions and accommodation providers, to ensure that we are able to provide as much detailed information for those with access needs as

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