Purecraft – British – Nottingham

In the tradition of Nottingham’s grand attractive buildings becoming emporiums of food and drink, Purecraft follows in the footsteps of Pitcher & Piano and Tropeiro. It inhabits a modest but grand old bank,… Continue reading

Gino’s – Italian – Nottingham (Ruddington)

I have written before about the disappointing Italian restaurants in Nottingham, certainly in the city centre. Dominated by the common chains it is certainly lacking that solid, rustic, local Italian of great value.… Continue reading

Nottingham Food News! Easter 2016

Nottingham’s food scene seems to be ever evolving. No sooner than I am thinking that I need to review the likes of Hockley Arts Club and The Loom than even newer venues come… Continue reading

Purnell’s – Fine Dining – Birmingham

A couple of weeks ago I visited another Michelin starred restaurant, Simpsons, and had a very nice, if unremarkable, meal. Arguably Birmingham’s biggest food personality of recent years is Glynn Purnell, a common… Continue reading

Tamatanga – Indian – Nottingham

Tamatanga describes itself as an ‘Urban Indian Canteen’, it’s a restaurant that is in your face. What comes first to my mind is their bright, branding and imagery, a jazzy website and staff… Continue reading

Simpsons – Fine Dining (1*) – Birmingham

Simpsons has been ever present on the Birmingham food scene for some time, held a Michelin star in the city since 2000. It is out in Edgbaston, a little away from the very centre… Continue reading

Pieminister – Pies! – Nottingham

Pieminister’s Nottingham restaurant sees its small empi[e]re grow to 5 locations. Its original setting was Bristol where they opened their doors first time in 2003, the public consciousness of the brand has built steadily since, their… Continue reading

Pelican Club – Italian – Nottingham

It’s not a secret that I had a very disappointing visit to the Pelican Club previously.  Ever since I have been implored to return by friends and readers of this blog who had much more… Continue reading

Inferno – Pizza – Nottingham

Inferno arrived on the Nottingham restaurant landscape at the same time as the new Victoria Centre and as such has flown a little under the radar. It occupies a unit opposite the clock… Continue reading

Taco Bell – Fast Food – Nottingham

Yes Taco Bell is in the UK, yes it is in Nottingham. When I have mentioned this people tend to be more interested than is usual for a fast food emporium. Its brand… Continue reading