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Food guide to Nottingham

By Lauren Harmes

Currently enjoying something of a food-related revolution, Nottingham is on every dining expert’s hitlist this year. If you’re looking for somewhere extra special to dine in the Queen of the Midlands, this list is for you!

Chino Latino

This multi-award-winning restaurant brand can be found within the Park Plaza Nottingham and offers contemporary Pan-Asian fare alongside a cool Latin cocktail bar. Perfect for business meetings, a well-earned rest from a weekend shopping trip or a romantic break, Chino Latino has someone to offer everyone.

Where: 41 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6GDB

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Sat Bains

Two Michelin stars, world-class food and a dedicated “sommelier station” – Sat Bains is truly something special. Hidden away under a flyover in the city, and named one of the best restaurants in the world, the spectacular dishes include baked potato smoked over embers with caviar and braised oxtail with truffle and beetroot – a sheer delight.

Where: Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2SA

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Hipster heaven right here – indulge in craft beers, indulgent burgers and other street food-style naughty treats in this self-proclaimed “bottle shop” meets “pour house”. From mac & cheese bites and chorizo scotch eggs (!!), to pulled pork cob and the holy grail of dirty food – the chicken parmo – this will either satisfy your hunger or appease your hangover.

Where: 12 Bridlesmith Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2FZ

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OAKS Nottingham

Love your meats? OAKS is your nirvana. The restaurant specialises in British sourced meats including steaks and a magnitude of burgers, all washed down with some delicious Nottingham-brewed craft ales among other British varieties.

Where: 2 Bromley Place, Nottingham NG1 6JG

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This modern British restaurant is more than just its food. The experience begins in an underground former 19th century Victorian couch house complete with exposed brick arches and tables situated in cosy nooks and crannies. While the setting may be historic, the food certainly is not. This juxtaposition works perfectly, and you can enjoy delicious plant-based dishes created by Chef Patron Alex Bond.

Where: 192 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 1NF

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The Pudding Pantry

Sometimes all you want is to satisfy your sweet tooth – and The Pudding Pantry does just that. While they do offer savoury brunch dishes such as The Pantry’s Eggs Benedict, it is their extensive selection of puddings, pancakes and milkshakes that keep people flocking to it. The highlight? Check out the pudding and wine pairings – yes, really!

Where: 27/29 Trinity Square, Nottingham, NG1 4AF

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The Cod's Scallops

Is there anything better than the British tradition of fish and chips? The cheekily-named Cod’s Scallops takes this stalwart of British cuisine to the next level. The award-winning group of restaurants serve fish freshly caught each morning, battered in beef dripping or baked in garlic, level and herbs for a gluten free, healthy alternative.

Where:Long Eaton: 3-3A Tamworth Road, Long Eaton NG10 1JE

Sherwood: 311-313 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2DA

Wollaton: 170 Bramcote Ln, Nottingham NG8 2QP

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