Located on Mansfield Road, just a short walk up from The Victoria Centre bus station and in close proximity to the Nottingham Trent University city site, is Encounters, a restaurant that has been serving honest British cuisine up in the city centre since 1993. Now entering into its second decade in business, the longevity of Encounters is proof of its good food at real value for money prices.
The restaurant is small yet perfectly proportioned and offers diners an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre for an hour or two. With comfortable chairs and a light and airy dining space, Encounters provides the perfect backdrop for enjoying the delicious British cuisine on offer.
Proprietor Paul Shaw has used his extensive knowledge and wealth of experience in the restaurant business to create a classic British menu that showcases the best of British produce, which he sources locally where possible. You can expect, when seasonally available, to see dishes such as plaice stuffed with crab, cooked in a Thermidor sauce with onions, cream, cheese and English grain mustard; honey glazed chicken cooked in a cream and mild mustard sauce; and the indulgent beef encounter that features a succulent fillet steak stuffed with local stilton, wrapped in puff pastry and served with a creamy port sauce. As well as a delectable a la carte menu, a fantastic value lunch offer runs daily that is ideal for city centre business men and women to enjoy on their lunch break or for weary shoppers to devour before heading back out in to the mayhem.
Encounters is an excellent independent restaurant boasting fantastic cuisine at affordable prices that comes with great friendly service as standard. Booking is highly recommended, particularly at the weekend.