1877

1877

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Voted runner-up ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the Nottingham Restaurant Awards in 2009, Restaurant 1877 is one of the most popular places to eat in Nottingham. Opened in Autumn 2009 at the site of the former Ben Bowers restaurant in Canning Circus, just up the road from the Maid Marion roundabout, 1877 is an exciting addition to the Nottingham restaurant scene.

Nestled in between the point where Derby Road and Alfreton Road meet, 1877 is conveniently close to the city centre whilst offering a level of seclusion and separation from the hustle and bustle of the busy centre. Stepping inside 1877, guests are welcomed into a haven of sophistication. A muted colour scheme of creams and chocolates awaits, creating an elegant and traditional dining experience. The team at the restaurant are well-versed in offering high standards of customer service and will make you feel comfortable and at ease.

The facilities available at 1877 are second to none and with a two-floor restaurant it is ideal for all occasions. Larger tables are available for parties and groups and a superb private hire room which features its own kitchen and bar provides the perfect setting for those really special occasions. The whole restaurant is also available for private hire for those looking for a spectacular evening with family and friends. The atmosphere is intimate and sophisticated which also makes it a firm favourite with couples and smaller groups too.

The menu offers a delectable array of British dishes, all of which are created using as much locally-sourced produce as possible. With several set menu options available including a value for money local produce menu, you can enjoy dining out without breaking the bank. You can expect, when available to see dishes such as pan-fried duck breast served with puy lentils and celeriac; braised beef pie with creamy mash and carrots; and fish of the day served with crushed new potatoes and parsley sauce gracing the menu. 1877 is also renowned for offering one of the best value for money pre-theatre menus in Nottingham, making it incredibly popular at all times of the day.

Restaurant 1877 in Nottingham city centre is a sophisticated venue that offers classic British dining without the hefty price tag. With a focus on delicious local produce, flawless service and an intimate atmosphere, a visit to 1877 will leave you wanting more.

Review summary

9.0 based on 43 reviews
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Reviews (43)

  • Natalie Goodrich

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    What a fantastic evening! We visited Restaurant 1877 last night, as a party of 20, for my 31st Birthday. The age of our diners ranges from 19 years to 91 years! The staff were superb, they couldn't do enough for us and were very accommodating. The food - wow! The food was sublime! Perfectly cooked, perfect portion sizes, beautifully presented and speedy considering we were a party of 20!! I would highly recommend to anyone - whether it be a romantic meal for two or a large party for a special occasion. Thank you Restaurant 1877 - you made my birthday very special!

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  • Kathryn Hewitt

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    Another delicious pre-theatre meal. The soup particularly stood out. Served warm it was full of flavour. Staff friendly, welcoming and helpful. Will be going again.

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  • Jade Nurse

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    Lovely ambience, great service.

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  • Geoff Nolan

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    Second visit and as good as last time. Although we had the a la carte there was a special menu at £18.77 for 3 courses and welcome drink which looked very good value.

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  • Chrissie Stock

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    Excellent place, I recommend it to all my friends. Food is superb and service is first class.

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  • Steve Clayton

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    Food just as good second time around, though the service was a little hit and miss.

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  • Steve Clayton

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    Well executed food in nice surroundings, shall definitely be back!

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  • Terri Chong

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    Good food and service.

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  • Patricia Wormald

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    Another wonderful meal at 1877! We took our friends there for a post-theatre meal. Each course was fresh, beautifully presented and delicious. We will definitely be returning. Brilliant value and lovely clean and nicely cared-for toilets too!

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  • Geoff Nolan

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    First time we've eaten here. The food and service was very good. It will be added to our list of places to eat.

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  • Adam Roberts

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    Absolutely amazing pre-theatre meal at 1877 - best dinner out with the missus I've had this year.

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  • Eve Mulligan

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    What a lovely place to eat, everything was top class.

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  • Melanie Benfield

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    Service was quick and food tasty. Pretty quiet when we arrived at six but filled up a bit later on. Overall an enjoyable meal for a good price.

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  • Matt Whyard

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    We've eaten here a couple of times before and I'm pleased to say that the standard of the food remains as good as ever. The chef clearly knows what he's doing as the quality of the cooking is very high. It certainly isn't a cheap restaurant, but given the quality of the food I think it is very good value for money. My only gripe was that we booked via Godine via a £5 off promotion, and despite confirming this when we arrived it wasn't deducted from our bill (I only remembered after we got home, I guess I should have studied the bill more closely).

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  • Ross Davies

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    Food and service were great, however was a little quiet.Would return.

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  • AR

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    1877's pre-theatre menu is the best menu in Nottingham for value and quality. The food is English which is actually quite rare - most of the time its European. If you haven't been you have to try.

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  • MR

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    Can't believe the value of the pre-theatre! 3 very well presented and balanced courses were an absolute treat. We opted for the pork Terrine with black pudding, followed by a tasty steak and then the Chocolate Pot which was warm and gooey, cooked to perfection. My friends were extremely impressed and I will be going back soon no doubt. Cannot recommend the stunning value enough!

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  • Paul Bramman

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  • Gemma Rollo

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    Great food and service. Would definately revisit.

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  • TF

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    We went for the pre-theatre menu whoich was brilliant value for money.

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  • Lisa Fretwell

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    Meal was ok as we had a groupon deal voucher but wouldn't have liked to pay the full price for it. The service was a little slow and the food quite bland not what I expected from a michelin rated restaurant.

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  • Nick Wells

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    Nice food and nice surroundings. Had Groupon menu and all mains came with just a pile of green leaves, which made the mains look a bit lacking, but food was good and can't complain for the Groupon price!

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  • Judith Evans

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    Great meal, only criticism was the price of the wine.

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  • Wing Tse

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    1877 is an excellent choice of British restaurant. We went for the Pre-Theatre meal which was a very reasonable price at 10 pounds for a 3 course meal. The meal itself consisted of chicken terrine, fish and chips and a lovely chocolate brownie. The service too was excellent. Much recommended.

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  • Kathryn Hewitt

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    Second visit to 1877 within a couple of weeks, courtesy of my son for mother's day. He was pleased to be able to get me such an excellent meal on his limited budget. Staff pleasant and welcoming again. Particulary pleased that the chef checked whether I am vegetarian, as I had chosen a veggie main course, in order to use an appropriate sauce.

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  • Sam Besgrove

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    Have eaten here on a number of occaisions now and normally, its very good. This time, the starters and deserts were good, but thought the mains (Sunday roasts) were not up to the normal standard. Plated in a large yorkshire pud, with little meat and two tiny potatoes - a bit disappointing really. SB

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  • Kathryn Hewitt

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    My mother and I were greeted and seated in a warm and friendly manner, being given a choice of tables. We dined from the Theatre Menu, which is excellent value at £9.95 for 3 courses. The choice of dishes was limited, but all our choices were delicious and well-presented, and portions were ample. Mum was particularly surprised at the substantial slice of hock terrine. The wine list was extensive, the only drawback being for us that the wines were mostly a little more than our budget would allow. The wine we chose was an Argentianian Pinot Noir at £22 and was very good. We would definitely go back.

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  • Tom Buchanan

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    Nice and pleasent. Nothing spectacular, but good enough for me

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  • Jade Nurse

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    Very nice Restaurant, with excellent food and friendly Staff. Shame about the wait in between courses, it was an hour before we receievd our starters. Excellent for a relaxed meal.

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  • Richard Short

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    Fantastic set menu at just £15 for three courses on a Saturday night.

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  • Asheeka Hyde

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    This place is awesome. The pre theater menu is a steal.

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  • Lynn Thompson

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    Lovely meal. Friendly and helpful staff.

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  • Mary Banks

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    Lovely sunday lunch, generous portions and great service... hardly needed to ask for anything as it was all brought to you already. Great value for money.

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  • AR

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    I went to 1877 as part of a group of 9 and we had the £9.95 3 course pre-theatre menu. The food was superb and for the price, incredible value. The waiter was polite, attentive and not overbearing so very happy in that department too. Overall we all thought that the food was excellent and the menu was amazing value. Will be back soon.

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  • Jaye Humpherson

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    The food was fantastic but the service was lacking a little. We enjoyed our meal overall.

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  • Jaye Humpherson

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    Lunch was fantastic and as we were the only people there the service was exceptional!

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  • Ann Goodwin

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    First time we've been to 1877 but we'll be back! Food was very good and well presented, service was excellent but only two other tables occupied on a Friday evening so we had their undivided attention. Definitely good value for money.

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  • AR

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    I enjoyed a fantastic fish dish with lime foam and a side of beans. My partner had a chicken and chorizo dish with potatoes - both of which were very good. Our desserts were a crème caramel with a delicious sauce and very chocolaty dessert, which was a bit of a show stopper! Service is very efficient and the atmosphere was calm and refined.

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  • Jeanette Bird

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    I really like it here. Beautiful food, lovely waiting staff and amazing value. Ambience: Downstairs is probably best for a relaxed atmosphere although upstairs seems right for a mid-shopping lunch!

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  • Steve Taylor

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    First time at 1877, we thought the upstairs room was too clinical and lacked ambience. The seating although comfortable was too low and would benefit with proper dining chairs. The soup was too salty but the mains good (excellent lamb).

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  • Judith Mills

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    On the good side, the restaurant is beautifully decorated, the staff really know what they are doing and are extremely attentive. The quality of the food is excellent, especially the cheese and there is a comprehensive and well chosen wine list. The problem is that the portions are 'fashionably small'. My first course of asparagus and poached egg comprised about three thin spears (cut into 2inch sticks so hard to say exactly) and the smallest egg I've ever seen. This does not compare well with the week before when I'd had asparagus in a smart hotel in Stamford which also sourced its food locally where I had been served with 6-7 good sized spears. Similarly my husband's crab salad was lacking in crab. We normally only eat a starter and main course, but this time had a dessert because the first two courses left us feeling we needed more.

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  • Jeanette Bird

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    We had a really lovely meal here. The atmosphere was great (we were downstairs- which was I think extra nice). The food was spot on and also was very pretty, but not just for the sake of it. It actually made you gasp a bit when they brought it out, which added to the feeling of it being a bit special. It was also excellent value for money. We were there on a Sunday lunch time and it was Mother's day, so the service was a little slow, but the staff made up for it- they actually had personality, which added to the relaxed feeling of the place. I will definitely return, it was very satisfying!

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  • Marion Crawford

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    Very friendly and efficient staff. A little draughty by the front door but overall a fantastic night out and at such a good price for the fixed menu. Will be back.

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