• Happy Hour @ Dino!

    Looking for something to brighten you up after work? You can now enjoy any of Dino's delicious cocktails for just £4.50 each everyday from 5pm-8pm! Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0376.

Review Summary

9.2 based on 72 reviews
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    Great place, great food and fantastic friendly staff ??

    As always, good food, good service, reasonable prices. Always worth a visit.

    Great restaurant. Seated quickly in a romantic spot. Menu great and the filet steak was cooked to perfection. Chips are amazing. Very reasonable priced.

    Efficient and friendly service, the food was well presented and good value- the staff offered advice on food cocktails and drinks. We would certainly book again!

    Excellent meal with really friendly and efficient service.

    Fourth visit, all 5*, but this one the very best. Went for hubbys birthday treat and had amazing food. The Halibut off the specials board was divine.... hope it's still on when we go again.

    Excellent valentines meal. Set price menu great value. Service first class

    As good as ever. Highly recommended.

    Excellent food and service again! all 6 of us enjoyed the evening.

    Delicious, great food and great value for money.

    Brilliant service, staff are attentive but unobtrusive. My friend and I talked and talked and they worked around us effortlessly. The sharing board was fab.

    One of our favourite restaurants in Nottingham City Centre!

    Food was lovely tiger prawns to start steak to follow really good size portions, was 1st visit but I will definitely be returning staff were really nice and helpful couldn't fault it good value. Happy customer's.

    Loved the decor plus the ambience and food were great.

    Another visit to Dino's and still the same high standards. Friendly, helpful and efficient staff and good food at reasonable prices. Will be going again.... often.

    Had a fabulous night, food amazing. Will come again.

    Excellent, service was great food was fantastic. Will definitely be going back.

    Excellent all round service, food was very good, waitresses were very accommodating. Excellent!

    The food was fantastic and service great too. Lovely place and plenty of choice. Thanks!

    Took my partner for a birthday meal and wasn't disappointed. Service and ambiance 5 star, as was the food!
    Paul & Linda

    very enjoyable evening, will go again and take friends with us


    Amazing night. The food was so lovely and the staff were so warm and caring. Would definitely be booking Dino again soon.

    Great food, and really good value for money. Nice atmosphere in general- only problem was there was a rather large and rowdy Christmas office meal going on next to us, so that killed the mood a bit. But I'd go back another time no problem.

    Have dined at Dino's many times and it has never failed to deliver.


    Plenty of food, sea bass excellent

    Another excellent evening spent in Dino's. Very good cocktails followed by good food, enjoyed by all.

    Really good meal at Dino's, hearty portions and good price. Very accommodating and really nice atmosphere. Will definitely be going again!

    Meals at Dino's were good but a selection of veg would have made it even better. However the cheese and biscuits was really good and excellent value!

    Had a very enjoyable meal with friends! Good food and great value cocktails and wine. Would definitely return.

    Lovely meal and good value, it felt a little rushed but maybe because there was a large party in. But would definitely go again!

    Fabulous food at Dino's. Great value for money. Drinks reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere. Although as it is a small venue it was noisy. So not a place for a romantic meal for 2 on a Friday night! However we will definitely be back.

    Busy for a Tuesday night, often a good sign, food and service to a good standard.

    Always had good experiences here, however I was a little disappointed this time. Starter were good, but my Beef Fajita was a bit of a let down, order it hot (spicy) but it was very bland. the three strips of beef were far chunky as were the peppers, so much so that when folded in the wrap they holed the wrap! I mentioned this to the waitress when she asked how the meal was, she just said "oh". Might give it a miss for a while!

    Lovely meal staff friendly and atmosphere good!

    Lovely place food very good will be going again to Dino's.

    Good food and good value for money at Dino's!

    We were in Nottingham for the weekend, I wanted to book a restaurant close to where we were staying. Dino's was a fantastic find, food and atmosphere were lovely and the prices were very reasonable. Thank you we will definitely book again when in Nottingham!

    We met for cocktails at Dino's and they were very good! Everyone had an excellent meal with very good choice of wine and very good service. I would highly recommend the restaurant!

    Good all round experience at Dino Cafe and Wine Bar, well worth a visit!

    Really good meal at Dino's. I had a really big and tasty steak. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the general atmosphere of the place.

    Very nice bar to meet and have pre meal cocktails. The food and service were very good. Very good atmosphere.

    Love Dino Cafe Wine Bar. Food is reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is great. Salmon dish for mains. Really really delicious. I absolutely recommend this place.

    Never been let down, good food, good service, relaxed atmosphere.

    Booked this restaurant for a hen party on our first night in nottingham. The food was great, the stFf were lovely and accommodating and it was really good value. Will definitely go again if I'm in nottingham.

    Really nice place to have quiet meal, small but not cramped with good service and good food (the Fajita's are highly recommended)

    Lovely little place, great ambience. Food was fantastic, I had the sea bass, which was the best sea bass I've ever had and certainly worth the money; generous portions. We were a party of 4 all had different meals and all really enjoyed it, would definitely recommend. The only thing is with it being a small place it did feel like the staff were trying to get us out to get the next party in for that table but not over the top with it.

    Great food freindly service lovely early door cocktails small, intimate, cosy, love it here.

    Great choice of cocktails and food. We had the Antipasto to share which was rather large even for two although delicious. Friendly service.

    The staff were brilliant at the restaurant this evening and the meal was excellent, especially the chocolate cake for my grandson's birthday. We will be back to dine very soon.

    Lovely meal, nice atmosphere, small but adequate, and the lovely Carl Froch and his entourage were present so that was a nice bonus!

    Excellent value, good atmosphere, great service... Will return... Next week!

    Excellent food and great night. Was a little noisy but was Saturday evening.

    Fantastic atmosphere went on Friday and perfect nite out. Cocktails for 3 quid until 8pm, food was delicious and attentive service!

    First time we've been to Dino Cafe Wine Bar - but we'll go again! Food we chose from a reasonable selection was delicious and well balanced in quantity. Rather loud to start with as we were sat near the bar area, but this died down leaving a very pleasant atmosphere for wining and dining. An excellent wine list offering a good range of wines to choose from - the wine we chose was fantastic! Overall we enjoyed a lovely evening. We'll be back!!

    Great night. Wonderful food and great idea doing cocktails at £3. Best we've had in ages!

    Wonderful night. Great idea with doing £3 cocktails. Food the best we've had for ages.

    We visited dinos as a party of 9. Enjoyable evening had by all and everyone was happy with their meals. One thing I would ask if booking to come here again is to be on a table that has proper chairs as we were on long benches with no backs which became very uncomfortable.

    Lovely meal, nice ambience, very friendly.

    This little resturant is a great find, so please don't spread the word. Its really good food, the service is really good, its a nice cosy environment, i have nothing bad to say. The chips are the best in Nottingham, the steak was tender and tasty and they make a good cocktail.

    Food good, service good, very friendly helpful waitress. Good value for money.

    Yet again a super meal,great cocktails and lovely evening even though it was a very busy night at the restaurant.

    dino`s is a gorgeous little restaurant, friendly and helpful staff and above all beautiful food. even though there were 17 of us and we didn`t pre-order the food we were served in a speedy manner with most of us getting our food at the same time. barring the fajitas but you can`t have everything.

    best bit, fillet steak with diane sauce, wow. done rare, perfect!

    worst bit, carrot cake, dry and a bit stale. still not bad though.

    all in all, i love this place.

    Probably the best Steak I've ever had and good value too.

    Wonderful cocktails bar really knows his stuff. Beautiful steaks great sauce and fab chips. Had a really great time.

    I went to Dino's with a big group of friends to celebrate mine and my boyfriend's birthdays. I was very pleased overall, and would definetely go there again. The food took a little longer than usual to come out, the food was simple but tasted really nice! The staff handled my group of friends very well too! I have been to Dino's since and think the atmosphere is great; the restaurant in the back is very casual and relaxing, and the bar itself is absolutely amazing for cocktails. It's no coincidence the cafe is always packed full of people! Would recommend the happy hour to anyone, especially the English Summer cocktail!!

    Have been to Dino's a couple of times now & the food is excellent - and great value too. Service was a bit hit & miss this time - left waiting a long time for our starters and for a quiet evening a bit disappointing. Worth the wait though and enjoyed by all.

    We had an excellent lunch at Dino's. The salads were fresh and really attractively presented. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was warm. All in all I was very happy with the meal and would like to try some more of the dishes on offer.

    Great food and lovely atmosphere, enjoyed live music too. Only criticisim was that the bench seats were bottom numbingly uncomfortable after several hours. We would have preferred to have been on a seperate table to other guests but understood that we were large party. Friendly helpful waitresses. Service marred slightly by receiving brandy with ice which had already started to melt. We ordered without ice and when we told the waitress and the drink replaced the ice had obviously only been lifted out as a cold watered down brandy arrived back at the table!!
    All in all though only minor things and we had a great night.

12pm-3pm and 5:30pm-9pm
12pm-3pm and 5:30pm-9pm
12pm-3pm and 5:30pm-9pm
12pm-3pm and 5:30pm-10pm
12pm-4pm and 5:30pm-10pm
  • Ranked #27 of 358
  • Avg. main course: £12
  • 0.55 miles from Nottingham
  • Mediterranean

We say…

Dino's is situated on the edge of Nottingham’s historic Lace Market. In close proximity to the hub of Nottingham’s night life, as well as the Capital FM Arena, it's one of the city’s most popular wine bars that prides itself on serving honest Italian cuisine.

Tucked away on Warser Gate, Dino’s is a haven for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It is a small venue that packs a lot of character into the space it has. As you enter the restaurant, a comfortable lounge area beckons guests to take a seat in one of the comfy chairs and relax. A long bar runs along one wall where you can order everything from top class champagne to perfectly mixed cocktails, ciders, lagers and fine Italian coffee. A piano sits in one corner and a step down leads you into the main dining area. With rustic wooden tables including long benches that are perfect for large group bookings, the atmosphere when dining at Dino’s is relaxing and a welcome break from business of everyday life. 

The café restaurant offers cakes and Italian coffees from 11am alongside a light lunch menu that offers a good selection of freshly prepared dishes that will tempt you to take an extended lunch break and relax for an hour or two. The main menu is Mediterranean and Italian-inspired and offers a good selection of pastas, salads, steaks and other main dishes, all of which are freshly prepared to order. The 8oz sirloin steak, locally sourced from the Nottinghamshire area, comes highly recommended for meat lovers whilst the lasagne al forno served with mixed salad and hand-cut chips is a surefire winner. A few vegetarian dishes are also available, despite the list being small - including crispy polenta in a salsa verde with beetroot, feta and butternut squash puree.

Dino’s is an intimate venue that serves as the perfect base from which to explore the Nottingham night life. With gentle acoustic music playing in the background, the restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy good food, wine and relaxed company. Whether you are looking for a lingering evening meal or cocktails before a night out, Dino’s is the place to be.

last updated: 22 Mar 2018

last updated: 22 Mar 2018
9 Warser Gate, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1NU
0115 754 0376