My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Jasmin Barlow-Wilkinson
This week we are sharing Jasmin Barlow-Wilkinson’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire. If you would like to share you ‘favourites’ with us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.
Jasmin owns the very popular Homemade in Nottingham City centre. Runner up for ‘Best Cheap Eats’ in the Observer Food Awards 2010, Homemade is a cosy, child friendly, independent fresh food café serving a delicious menu, while supporting local producers. We also highly recommend the Homemade Brownie!
Homemade, 20 Pelham Street, Nottingham, NG1 2EG – 0115 924 3030
For more information on Homemade’s menu and opening times visit http://homemadecafe.com/
Here are Jasmin’s favourites:
“Rock Cemetery Mansfield Road
I love looking at the exceptionally ornate very old graves, people just don’t have graves like they did in the 19th Century! I also love the walk down into the spiral secret bit where the paupers graves are. The stone arches are amazing and once they were part of the cave network. Call me a goth, but I do actually find graveyards fascinating.
St Mary’s Church, The Lace Market
While I am not religious, I do think this building is just magnificent and all of the intricate features inside are just beautiful.
The View from the top of Elm Avenue/Corporation Oaks
If you catch it on a clear day, you can see all the way across the city past the airport, and it is fun to sit there in the sun picking out which buildings and landmarks you recognise etc. I only wish you could get onto the locked off bit and stand up there, as it is even higher and you would see even further!
The Larder on Goosegate
In my opinion, I actually think this is the best restaurant in Nottingham and is quite the best kept secret. It has all the glamour of being in the original Boots building, huge gorgeous Chandeliers and truly delicious home cooked food. Also the huge windows can provide a very entertaining form of people watching on a busy Saturday night in Hockley. I have been a big fan since it first opened.
It’s opposite my cafe and happens to have possibly the best cocktails in town, what’s not to like!!
I could go on forever about places in Nottingham, but I will save you from that!”