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Tim Hart’s “very polished” contemporary brasserie near the castle has been a linchpin of city-centre dining since the early ’90s, and – outside of the ‘fine dining’ vein – remains the city’s No. 1 destination, thanks to its combination of a “well-executed” modern menu produced “with some flair” and “very professional service”. The setting provides “an excellent ambience for lunch meetings” – by night it can seem a little less atmospheric.
Tim Hart’s “modern”, ’90s brasserie near the castle is one of the city’s culinary linchpins and remains the most commented-upon place in the city centre. A “slick” operation, it’s still seen by many reporters as a “reliable” favourite, but ratings waned this year amidst complaints from one or two regulars of increasingly “predictable” cooking, and a “lack of atmosphere”.
Tim Hart’s “confident” ’90s brasserie near the castle is an unusually “discreet and efficient” modern brasserie, serving “totally reliable” modern cuisine in a “light and airy” (slightly “corporate”) setting. “For a business meal in particular, it’s pitched just right”.
Few modern city restaurants in Britain have such a track record as this ’90s brasserie-style fixture near the castle, where “excellent value” (and business-friendly) lunches and an “exemplary” wine list are particular features; of late, however, culinary consistency has been something of an issue.
Hart’s is a busy 80-seater restaurant which has for a number of years claimed the title of Nottingham’s most successful up-market eatery.
Hart’s aims to provide a thoroughly professional blend of skilled service and modern British cooking in a stylish and comfortable interior. Restaurant Manager, Joshua Grimshaw, leads the front of house team.
The wine list was compiled by Tim Hart and includes a wide range of interesting bottles from small producers in the price bracket £20 – £35. Dan Burridge’s cooking could be described as “Modern British”. His aim is to use top quality ingredients, often locally sourced in simple striking combinations.
A refurbishment, masterminded by Stefa Hart in August 2015, has created an enlarged bar area and more welcoming lobby space. The restaurant’s dining room has new seating and warm inviting decoration in a mix of cobalt blues and burnt orange.
Celebrations are not a daily occurrence which is what really makes them special and at Hart’s private dining is a speciality of ours.
From small intimate dinners, meetings or parties to large conferences and weddings, Hart’s has something for everyone and has gained in reputation through delivering fantastic cuisine and excellent service.
For parties up to 14 people, choose our intimate private dining room. For larger functions up to 110 people, choose Hart’s Upstairs situated above our main restaurant.
Hart’s Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Actually think the food is on a high at the moment, has recently been a little more refined, with good detail. The bar area is much improved by a bit more space and comfortable seating. We had a party in the small dining room which was just lovely. The lunch is always good value, and quite often busy."
Standard Hill, Park Row, Nottingham, NG1 6GN
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lunch noon - 1.45 pm, dinner 7 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10 pm, Sun 9 pm