survey result

Summary

£79
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Near the castle – and with a courtyard garden – this locally famous venue owes its “quite formal but elegant” premises to ‘The Nottingham Club’ which it partly inhabits (a private members’ club for men and women of the local professional and business community). The food has tended to split opinion in the past but this year was deemed “very inventive” to “exceptional” (albeit “quite expensive”).

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A stalwart of the Nottingham restaurant scene” near the castle, whose “clubby setting” owes much to the intriguing seventeenth century building and courtyard garden which it shares with The Nottingham Club. Its ambitious contemporary cuisine has always tended to divide opinion – exceptional to its fans but “somewhat overpriced and bland” to its foes (with the latter a bit more in evidence last year).

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A stalwart of the Nottingham restaurant scene” near the castle, whose “clubby setting” owes much to the intriguing seventeenth century building and courtyard garden which it shares with The Nottingham Club. Its ambitious contemporary cuisine has always tended to divide opinion – exceptional to its fans but “somewhat overpriced and bland” to its foes (with the latter a bit more in evidence this year).

Summary

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “quirky” venue (very popular locally), which shares a 17th-century townhouse and its courtyard garden with The Nottingham Club (and has something of an old-fashioned sports pavilion vibe), scores consistently well for its “fantastic food” – much of it inspired by Far Eastern flavours – “excellent cocktails and a varied wine list”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
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14, 34
No dress code
75
10+ at D
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World Service Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of World Service Restaurant in NG1, Nottingham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of World Service restaurant.
Stanley D
This restaurant has outlived its rivals. It...
Reviewed 5 months, 11 days ago

"This restaurant has outlived its rivals. It can be noisy at times at weekends but the food remains of high quality"

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Keith R
After a dip, back to its best....
Reviewed 10 months, 3 days ago

"After a dip, back to its best."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £29.00 £38.00
Dinner £31.00 £40.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.00 £29.00 £6.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Newdigate Hs, Castlegate, Nottingham, NG1 6AF
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm

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