Under new management, Watson Fothergills has reopened and returned to its roots, serving locally sourced, seasonal food that is prepared fresh on site eavery day . Located at the foot of Nottingham Castle, on the stylish and historic stretch of Castle Road, opposite the Robin Hood statue, it is the perfect place to relax after a day’s sight-seeing, or as a base from which to explore.
The restaurant is named after the quirky Victorian architect Watson Fothergill, who designed the building that Fothergill's resides within as well as many of the buildings that are dotted around Nottingham to this date. The newly reopened restaurant features a more stripped-back décor than before, allowing more of the original features to shine through. To the front of the restaurant is an al fresco dining area that overlooks the Robin Hood statue with an informal style eatery on the ground floor overlooked by the open kitchen. Inside, the dining room is contemporary with a traditional twist; green chairs, exposed bricks and soft lighting create a welcoming and intimate dining experience. As well as a stunning dining area there is also a space available for functions of up to 100 people. Whether you are looking to host a formal sit-down meal or a champagne reception, Fothergill's are able to create the perfect backdrop for your event whilst offering privacy, fantastic service and sumptuous food.
Offering a fantastically priced set menu every lunchtime and evening that is packed full of delicious seasonal dishes and is available as a one course, two course or three course option you will always leave feeling satisfied and well looked after. You can expect to tuck into locally sourced tender beef stew, slow cooked with caramelised onions real ale and served with thyme buttered mash and fresh herb dumplings; mussels in cider with leeks, bacon, cream, sweet potato fries and crusty bread, and spinach and stilton puff pastry tart with sweet potatoes, Colston Bassett stilton, toasted walnuts, mixed leaves and sautéed potatoes.
A well stocked bar rounds the Fothergills experience off nicely, with four cask ales and a traditional scrumpy cider available at all times, as well as a fantastic selections of US craft beers, Belgian beers, spirits, a healthy wine list and soft drinks available.
Fothergills restaurant is a fantastic addition to Nottingham’s restaurant scene. It’s location, cuisine, history, decor and brand new menu make it a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike.