The Calcutta Club – Indian – Nottingham

My first “revisit” was quite a success with the Pelican Club more than doubling the score I had originally given it. Another restaurant where I had a disappointing first meal was the Calcutta… Continue reading

Hammer and Pincers – Gastropub / Fine Dining – Leicestershire (Loughborough ish)

It takes quite a bit to tempt me from Nottingham and surrounding areas but Hammer and Pincers seemed to fit the bill. Out towards Loughborough this gastropub is quite different from anywhere in… Continue reading

Hart’s – Modern British / Fine Dining – Nottingham

  One of my most popular series of reviews has been my Sunday lunches, on that list Hart’s is one of the best scorers for a roast. Despite it being a stalwart of… Continue reading

Belgo – Belgian – Nottingham

Belgo is, to the best of my knowledge, the first Belgian restaurant to open its doors in Nottingham. What does that entail you might ask? Well mussels are what they seem to be… Continue reading

The Lobster Pot – Seafood – Nottingham

Mansfield Road’s venues for food are mostly places I would barely consider on the small hours on a Saturday morning. This made it all the more surprising when I heard there was a good… Continue reading

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