• £7.50 - Express Lunch

    Treat yourself to an Express Lunch at Oaks. Choose one of the dishes from the Express Menu for just £7.50. Available Monday - Friday 12pm-5pm. Available from the set menu only Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 7244.

  • £9.99 - Twisted Tuesdays

    Tuesday’s from 5pm get a bottle of house white or red wine for £9.99 when you purchase our premium 26oz cote de boeuf or 32oz T-bone steaks. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 7244.

  • £8.95 - Wing & Rib Wednesday’s

    Every Wednesdays from 5pm enjoy bottomless chilli chicken wings and barbeque ribs for £8.95 Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 7244.

  • £14.95 - Fish & Fizz Thursday’s

    Every Thursday’s from 5pm enjoy a glass of Prosecco, catch of the day and hand cut chips for £14.95 Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 7244.

  • From £13.95 - Sizzling Sunday Roast

    Choice of 28 day dry-aged rib of beef, grilled pork belly strip or garlic and herb marinated chicken with all the trimmings. Kinds under 10years old only £4.95 Available on a first come first served basis from 12pm onwards every Sunday. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 7244.

  • £5-Kids Menu

    For just £5 treat your little ones to a delicious meal at Oaks Restaurant and Bar. Offer includes 1 main, 2 sides, ice cream and 1 drink from the delicious kids menu. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 7244.

  • Easter Sunday @ Oaks

    Why not treat yourself and your family to a delicious special Easter Sunday Menu at the Oaks Restaurant and Bar! Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 7244.

  • £17.95 - Friar Tuck Cumberland Sausage Challenge

    Why not be a part of the wall of fame in Oaks Restaurant and Bar and take on one of the Oak's Challenges. For just £17.95 finish 750G Tuxford's Cumberland sausage, mash, green beans & home-made gravy. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 7244.

  • £19.95 Little John Burger Challenge

    Why not be a part of the wall of fame in Oaks Restaurant and Bar and take on one of the Oak's Challenges. For just 19.95 complete the Little John Burger Challenge. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 7244.

Review Summary

9 based on 52 reviews
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    We were unable to have a meal there due to a fire the previous night. They were very good to contact me early on the day of reservation to inform me.

    Great atmosphere with the woodfire ovens. Excellent portions. Tasty food. One of my favoutite places to eat in nottingham

    For starters the restaurant was empty on 'steak night' and then when the steaks came they were over cooked.

    Highly recommend great all round restaurant.

    Really good food, nice atmosphere.

    Nice food and excellent service, live music was a little bit loud for an evening meal. Tables quite close together but overall quite good.

    Top meal, would recommend to everyone!

    Pleasant place to sit with friends and eat. Relaxed atmosphere with live music. Food good quality and very friendly staff.

    Visited on 'Burger Wednesday' with family for a birthday celebration. All meals were delicious: steak and burgers were amazing, chips the best I've ever had. Great value and service and will definitely visit again.

    Good food and good service. Great entertainment and atmosphere. OAKS was recommended by a friend and wasn't disappointed.

    Bottomless bbq was very nice, hot and very good quality.

    First visit and slightly disappointed after having read their reviews online. Was good but nothing extra special. They need to ditch the live band they had on that evening, which did nothing for the atmosphere at all!

    All four of us really enjoyed our first meal at Oaks. We will definitely come again!

    OAKS smells great. The wood barbecue gives off a lovely smell. The décor is nice. The staff were super attentive and friendly. The burgers looked amazing and so did the steaks but we didn't have burgers or steaks, we had the vegetarian plank for a starter. That was quite nice but the battered halloumi completely filled me up. I ordered half a chicken for main course and it was delicious if not a little too salty. The side order of chips was a disappointment. They were burnt looking and soggy. The side order of coleslaw was just a chopped salad with loads of salt and oil on it. The side order of salad was the same. My wife's sausage was a foot long sausage on a plank. It was quite tasty but very filling. I didn't know what to expect when I booked the table. I don't think the menu works unless you want a burger or steak. The side orders are not good. The guitarists were very welcome and they made the evening but just as I was getting into them they packed up and left at 9pm. Overall it was a pleasant evening but very overpriced. I would go back there for the burgers although there are lots of burger joints in Nottingham that I would go to before this place.

    Excellent meal, will be going again!

    Excellent in all categories! A thoroughly enjoyable evening!

    Service was amazing at OAKS and the food was nice.

    Lovely steaks but the starters were very small

    Another great meal with great service, well recommended!

    We were a table of four and went on Saturday, restaurant was busy but waitress, food, atmosphere was fantastic. Will be going again. Only downside was the initial booking process

    While the meal and atmosphere was lovely I didn't like the fact we had to share and couldn't pick what we wanted. It wasn't clear upon booking that we had to share and if we wanted the steak cooked differently we couldn't as it could only be cooked one way.
    We enjoyed our evening but wouldn't book that type of meal again.

    Couldn't fault the food at OAKs, service made me feel a little forgotten though. Granted we were 5 minutes early for the table so were asked to grab a drink at the bar, only to be sat there for half an hour. Then once we were shown to our table, it took another 30 minutes to have our order taken. Once the order was taken though the food was out quickly and tasted great! Will definitely return for the great steak!

    Lovely cosy atmosphere, great service, nice food and good value. Steaks perfectly cooked and the cucumber gin cocktail was delicious.

    OAKS has the best steak in the midlands! Good service, superb night! We will be back soon!

    Lovely place and food was great

    Booked Oaks for our company Christmas lunch and we had a great time. The food was tasty and plentiful, we were also happy to see all staff members were catered for well (2 veggies + 2 gluten intolerance).

    Overall I thoroughly recommend a trip to Oaks.

    Had yet another meal at OAKS! I had a rump steak and my partner had a rib eye they was cooked the way we like them med and just beautiful we had three sides; naked coleslaw which is tasty, chips which are not greasy and green beans in garlic butter which are amazing! The staff are very polite and friendly and can't do enough for you! We love this place and visit as much as we can!

    Lovely food, good service.

    Had a amazing Sunday platter for two with my partner at OAKS, the beef was so tender it was wonderful! The vegetables were beautiful! Roasted potatoes were fluffy and crispy and as for the yorkey puds they was just huge and great topped off with beautiful gravy!

    Great food, packed and live music, excellent.

    Tasty steak, but overcooked. Delicious buttery green beans in garlic. Loud live music.

    We went on a Tuesday for Rump steak night at OAKS. Lovely meal and friendly staff!

    Went for our pearl anniversary at OAKS and had a fantastic night!

    We really enjoyed our meal at OAKS, the atmosphere was great and felt like we could be in any cosmopolitan city. The food was simple but delicious and the cocktails were great. It also didnt break the bank. We had a very relaxed meal here and will definitely be back.

    Had a fantastic evening. We went for my friends birthday last night and had the sharing platter for 4. It was divine, best sausages I have ever eaten. So much food, it was amazing. Lovely Prosecco too. We will be back!

    I thought this restaurant was brilliant. Great food, great atmosphere, attentive staff. Home made sauces, sustainably sourced food... Without an off putting price tag... Definitely be back!

    Love this place, steak is lush, service is amazing and professional!

    Service was good at OAKS but very slow on serving drinks.

    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at OAKS, courteous staff, helpful and informative, good menu choice, excellent value!

    The food was very good at OAKS, it was hot, but turned cold very quickly as we sat on the tiled tables. Also had to ask for a mat as the plate kept sliding about the table.

    Lovely food and great cocktails. We loved it! We went on a Friday night and it was a great atmosphere. Had a live singer who was great. Highly recommend

    Excellent service at OAKS, food quality was great and value was brilliant! We had the roast for two which was very tasty and our daughter dined from the children's menu which had plenty of choice. Will definitely revisit and recommend!

    We had a great night at OAKS for the #Rumpday this Tuesday. We both had the sirloin steak which was very tasty and well cooked considering it was only £10 each! Good atmosphere for a Tuesday night and the service was great too, would happily return again soon.

    First visit to OAKS. Excellent all round. Will certainly go again!

    Enjoyable hour & half spent here for a Sunday lunch. Excellent food, brillantly presented. Lovely wine, great beer. Friendly staff. Will be going back.

    Great steaks and lamb chops at OAKS!

    Went mid week for the steak deal, meal was as described steak cooked as requested.

    OAKS is a little more refined than the other Smokehouses in town. We opted for the sharing Cote de Boeuf which was delicious and great fun. A great range of bottled bears too. Staff very friendly.

    Really nice food worth a visit if a little pricey.

    Overall a good experience at OAKS!

    Food was really nice, the service was ok, but the price of the wine was extortionate!

  • Ranked #5 of 317
  • Avg. main course: £13
  • 0.21 miles from Nottingham
  • British

We say…

Nottingham’s OAKS is putting down roots in the city and branching out with a unique way of cooking locally sourced food over wood embers. The restaurant sits on the corner of Maid Marian Way and Bromley place in the heart of Nottingham’s bustling city centre and is easily accessible via foot, car or bus. This restaurant is a great rival for other eateries in the city carrying with it a plethora of positive reviews.
The dining area at OAKS takes influence from Nottinghamshire’s rich heritage and British craftsmanship. The décor uses only natural materials including charred wood and brick and hewn oak tables. Diners will be able to take in the atmosphere of the open kitchen by watching the chefs prepare their food in an open-plan setting that is currently only being used in a handful of restaurants in the UK. The food is cooked over logs and chippings taken from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, which produces the wood through sustainable coppicing practices.
OAKS' extensive menu offers huge, hearty burgers with an incredible variety of yummy fillings including Angus beef and bone marrow or softshell crab in tempura served with wasabi. When dining at OAKS you should definitely try one of their succulent, home-made sausages which are either served with a corn cob or within a pretzel bun. Flavours include a lamb sausage mixed with aubergine, tahini, rosemary and confit garlic or why not be bold and try their wild boar, purple broccoli and smoked mozzarella. OAKS also offers a range of desserts including some twists on some classics such as doughnuts filled with marsala cream and Bluebell Farm ice-cream selection including carrot cake, cherry bakewell and black cherry flavours. The restaurant’s drinks menu also includes a selection of craft ales from nearby brewery Castle Rock, wine by the carafe and a range of cocktails.
Visiting OAKS in Nottingham is an experience not to be missed. All of the food is locally sourced and freshly made in front of you in the open kitchen with affordable prices for local, fresh ingredients. All of the staff are attentive and OAKS is perfect for groups wanting to celebrate a special occasion, or simply for those seeking a quality food in a vivacious atmosphere. 

last updated: 12 Mar 2018

last updated: 12 Mar 2018

last updated: 12 Mar 2018

last updated: 12 Mar 2018

last updated: 12 Mar 2018

last updated: 12 Mar 2018

last updated: 12 Mar 2018
2 Bromley Place , Nottingham, NG1 6JG
0115 754 7244