A city that mixes Michelin-star restaurants with some amazing Indian restaurants, relaxed dining concepts and traditional English eateries, dive into Nottingham’s restaurant scene with this guide to the best restaurants.
Restaurants in Nottingham
Let’s start with the No.1-ranked TripAdvisor diner in Nottingham, Ania Polish Restaurant. As the name suggests, it’s a Polish restaurant and one that for the last decade has been dishing out home-cooked classics to a packed-out dining room night after night. Nestled between a butchers and a takeaway shop, and six minutes’ drive from our Nottingham North hotel, Ania and her team serve up a hearty menu including beetroot soup and their signature ‘pierogi z mięsem’ ravioli filled with meat and onion, topped with bacon and fried onions.
Another restaurant with a strong European slant is Sat Bains, a two-star Michelin restaurant that offers a range of tasting menus to suit budgets and appetites! Located out of town, and a 10-minute drive from our Nottingham Castle Marina hotel, Sat Bains is named after the Roux-trained head chef and won its first Michelin star in 2003. With room for 45 guests, they offer seven- and 10-course menus, and as befits a restaurant with its status, get booked up well in advance so get in touch early if you want to reserve a table.
Rounding off our selection is George’s Great British Kitchen. Billing themselves as dishing up ‘real honest proper good food,’ their newspaper-style menus include an impressive range of burgers (mac-and-cheese burger, please!), pub-style classics, an extensive grill menu and plenty of fish options.
George's British Kitchen
Yamas meze and tapas
An East Midlands favourite for over 20 years, Calcutta Club cherry-picks tastes and flavours from across India to create their Timeless Classics menu. Located just off Maid Marian Way on the edge of the city centre and near the castle, it’s the top-ranked Indian restaurant in the city and part of the growing curry quarter area.
Hot on their heels is Masala Junction, a family-run restaurant that takes its menu inspiration from Lahore. Located a mile out of town and just five minutes’ drive from our City Centre (Goldsmith Street) hotel, try their renowned Junction Goat Ka Salan or go for their dish of the day if you want to spice up your options.
Next up is Yamas Meze and Tapas, another highly rated restaurant serving up a wide range of tapas and sharing plates. Open for lunch and dinner, it’s just a short walk from our Nottingham Arena hotel, but the mouth-watering appeal of the Tzatziki and Tirokafteri might get you moving a little more quickly.
Offering wine-tasting experiences, a well-conceived Italian menu and a tiramisu worth the five-minute walk from our Nottingham Arena hotel, Veeno is a classy wine bar that covers many bases. From sharing plates to salads, pastas, bruschetta and a truly impressive range of wines – including low-sugar wines for those looking to avoid an insulin surge – it’s one of our favourite places to while away an evening.
Based around the holy trinity of pizza, beer and ice cream, Pizza Storm is a customisable pizza parlour. Choose your base, sauce and toppings and they’ll do the rest, dishing up a wood-fired, crusty pizza just how you like it. And if you can’t decide what to have, they do a range of classics including the sounds-too-good-to-be-true All Day Breakfast pizza.