10 top places to eat in Nottingham


If you are looking for somewhere special to eat in Nottingham’s vibrant city – then check out these top 10 restaurants:

Restaurant Sat Bains

An elegant establishment specializing in modern British cuisine that is situated in a converted Victorian farmhouse on the banks of the River Trent, a few miles from Nottingham city centre. It boasts two Michelin stars and won Restaurant Magazine’s ‘Chef of the Year’ in 2009.

World Service

Housed in Nottingham’s beautiful 17th century Newdigate House, this critically acclaimed fine-dining restaurant and four-time winner of the Nottingham Restaurant Awards’ Restaurant of the Year title. Modern British cuisine mixed with beautiful touches crafted from seasonal fare.

Perkin’s Restaurant

A lovely based within a beautifully renovated former train station in the picturesque village of Plumtree, a short drive south east of Nottingham, Perkin’s has its own on-site smokehouse where it smokes food like fish, mushrooms and cheese and has been twice-named Good Food Guide’s East Midlands Restaurant of the Year.

Mem Saab

This Indian restaurant stands out from the Indians in the City, as its focus is on fine-dining and a mix of traditional spiced curries and modern interpretations of Indian cuisine. It has won the –  Nottingham Post’s Indian Restaurant of the Year 2013 and the British Curry Awards’ 2014 Best Curry Restaurant in the Midlands.

The Cross Keys

A traditional British pub fare accompanied by real ales and craft beer. It is situated in the heart of the city and is steeped in history and dates back to the 1700s. Traditional breakfast dishes are served until midday and serves lunch and evening menus offer hearty, tasty fare like mini homemade cottage pie or beer-batter fish and chips.

Tarn Thai

Famous for its exquisite Thai dishes, Tarn Thai first opened in 2006 to rave reviews from both critics and diners. Inside the restaurant, the decor is as authentic as its menu, with its own water fall and leafy plants and golden Buddha statues dotted throughout Tarn Thai’s interior.

Hart’s Restaurant

Based at the classy boutique hotel of the same name, Hart’s Restaurant is a vibrant, bustling place serving modern British fare and widely considered one of Nottingham’s best upmarket restaurants.

Yamas Meze & Tapas

A family run restaurant opened in 1998 by brothers Michael and George Ktoris, it brings the authentically rich and flavoursome tastes of the Mediterranean to the heart of Nottingham. Set over two floors it features a warm, welcoming colour scheme reminiscent of the Mediterranean throughout with a relaxed, inviting ambiance.

The Rum House

Located down a side street in Nottingham’s vibrant Hockley area, The Rum House is a prohibition era-styled restaurant and bar serving an interesting menu of Caribbean fusion tapas and an extensive list of creative rum-based classic and craft cocktails.

Aubrey’s Traditional Creperie

An absolute charming and intimate haunt place, serving delicious, authentically French sweet crepes. A gorgeous interior with rustic wooden tables and art nouveau inspired design details conjure the feeling of being in a Parisian side street bistro.