• 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

  • curry1 Posted on 23 December 2015

    Calcutta Club wins Best Restaurant in the UK award at the British Curry Awards!

    British Curry Awards is an annual event and this year it was held on 30th November. In its 11th year the awards have become the BAFTA’s of the curry world. The awards ceremony gives a chance for the industry as a whole, foodies, celebrities, MP’s and dignitaries to pay homage to the nation’s finest curry restaurants.

    The United Kingdom houses 10,000 Indian, Nepalese Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan restaurants (or Southern Asian) and these are filtered down to 100 of the best on the night. There are several different categories that you can be nominated for by the general public before a judging/screening process takes place to find the best of the best.

  • Harts blog image Posted on 23 December 2015

    Guest blog from our competition winner, Moyna

    Back in October, we ran a very exciting competition to win a Christmas break for two here in Nottingham with the winner scooping tickets to see Aladdin at the Theatre Royal, an evening meal and stay at Harts Hotel and a £50 gift voucher to spend at intu Victoria Centre or intu Broadmarsh. Today we’re very lucky to be able to hear from the winner of this magical prize – Moyna Sinclair. Let’s see how she got on.

    My husband and I have just spent the most enjoyable weekend in Nottingham.  I was fortunate enough to be the lucky winner of the above competition which allowed us to spend the night at the

  • cornerh Posted on 22 December 2015

    WIN a family fun day out at The Cornerhouse, Nottingham.

    With such excitement and anticipation in the build up to Christmas, the grey days after can leave us all feeling a little bit deflated, especially the children. We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Cornerhouse to help put a smile on their faces with a fabulous day out at Nottingham’s premier entertainment and leisure complex.  Situated in the heart of the city centre and set over three floors, The Cornerhouse is filled to the brim with bars, restaurants and activities for all to enjoy.

    Your fun day prize for a family of four will include:

    – A meal at Chiquito restaurant

    – Passes for The Lost City Golf Adventure

  • Time for Tea cakes Posted on 19 December 2015

    Step back in Time for Tea      

    Fancy doing some time travel while in Nottinghamshire? Step back into the 1940s at the vintage themed tea room, Time for Tea, in Beeston, Nottingham.

    Housed in a cosy Victorian terrace, Time for Tea sets the scene of times gone by with 1940s music, staff in 1940s dress, and English tea room classics such as homemade soups, hearty sandwiches, cream teas and delicious cakes baked fresh daily.

    In the lead-up to Christmas, my friend Kerry and I decided to pay the tea room a visit one Saturday – we both love cake and were keen to try this new gem in the town centre of Beeston.

    The staff were very helpful and attentive,

  • D37MKK Ice skaters at the Christmas outdoor ice skating rink in the Old Market Square  Nottingham city centre England UK GB EU Europe Posted on 09 December 2015

    Christmas Shopping in Nottinghamshire

    It’s the time of year when that creeping sense of dread arrives, and the realisation dawns that it’s less than three weeks until Christmas day.

    Whether you’re sitting back safe in the knowledge that your Christmas shopping has been wrapped up nice and early, or are preparing to enjoy an annual panic as Christmas creeps up on you – there’s no need to fear. You can pick up some unique pressies and gifts from shops and attractions across Nottinghamshire!

    You might not realise it, but the Nottingham’s Tourism Centre is a fantastic place to grab some unique gifts and stocking fillers this Christmas, and is conveniently located in the city centre by Old

  • 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

  • Ex_Notts_Christmas_Prizes_Final Posted on 01 December 2015

    WIN one of FIVE breaks in Nottinghamshire!

    The festive season is upon us, and we’re feeling generous this year, so we’ve teamed up with tourism partners across the county to offer you the chance to win a stay in Nottinghamshire in the New Year.

    Just tell us which one of these fabulous prizes take your fancy, and you could be joining us here next year – as our Christmas gift to you.

    As it’s the season for sharing we’re also giving away daily gifts via social media.  Find out how to WIN here.

    1. A weekend city break for two

    Enjoy a two night stay at the Crowne Plaza hotel located in the heart of Nottingham City Centre, complete

  • Karting 3 Posted on 25 November 2015

    Find your competitive side at Langar Karting and Quad Centre

    Myself and my colleague Alistair recently spent an afternoon at Langar Karting and Quad Centre to see what visitors can do, and test our own skills in a series of activities. Here’s what we both thought of it:

    Tom

    I was really excited to be visiting Langar Karting and Quad Centre to have a go at a few of the activities they offer. Go-karting and archery are two I’ve tried before, with differing success, while quad biking and power turns were completely new to me!

    I must confess I love any excuse to go go-karting – it’s great fun for a group of friends to do together. Upon arrival we were given

  • Emma Hall Rob Taylor Claire Monk Oliver Stubbins Posted on 24 November 2015

    Festive bakes at the Welbeck Christmas Art & Food Market

    This weekend the Christmas Art & Food Market takes place at the Welbeck Estate in north Nottinghamshire. Emma Hall from Welbeck Bakehouse is our guest blogger today, for an insight into the festive treats they’ll be selling at the market this weekend. 

    Halloween …Done!
    Bonfire night…Done!
    Christmas… 30 days and counting!

    The changing colours of the English autumn have finally wound down and although it’s slightly sad, it brings the festivities of winter!  Let’s be honest – the mornings are crisper than ever and I’m sure we are all guilty of refusing to get out of bed of a morning because the house is too cold and burying ourselves deeper under layers and layers

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