Harden's survey result
“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).
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”.
A very characterful and slightly offbeat restaurant profiting from the panelled interior of The Nottingham Club, whose building it shares, plus a “very romantic” courtyard garden come summer; its “very, very interesting food” doesn’t always come off, but equally serious quibbles about it are absent.
Themes have remained consistent over the years in feedback on this quirky haunt, near the castle – it’s “relaxed, and not too formal”, its adventurous cuisine has its highpoints and low points, it can seem “expensive”, but locals in particular often tip it as “one of the best restaurants in Nottingham”.
|Wine per bottle||£21.50|
Newdigate Hs, Castlegate, Nottingham, NG1 6AF
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Mon - Fri 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm, 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm, Sat 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm, 6.30 pm - 10.00 pm, Sun 12.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Last orders: 10 pm