The Lace Market in Nottingham is one of the trendiest districts in the city. Renowned for its vibrant clubs and bars as well as boasting a fascinating history, the Lace Market is not only great for a night out; it’s also a fantastic part of the city to eat out in. The most recent addition to the restaurant scene is Aurora. Formerly home to Scruffy’s, Aurora now occupies the lower level of one of the historic Victorian textile warehouses on Stoney Street.
Owned by talented Chef Craig Thomas, whose previous experience includes a stint as Head Chef at Cast as well as working alongside Marco Pierre White and opening a Jean-Christophe Novelli restaurant. He’s even rejected a job offer from Gordon Ramsay, twice! With a CV that reads like a who’s who of celebrity Chefs, it’s no surprise that Craig is stepping out on his own; he’s seen what works and what doesn’t and has created the ultimate dining experience with those things in mind.
The concept of Aurora is simple; offer a top-class experience that rivals the cities top restaurants whilst maintaining sensible pricing and providing exciting menus created using produce from local suppliers. Combine this with a charming venue completed with exposed brick walls, the original brick floor and a delicate colour scheme topped off with floral wallpaper and you are definintely on to a winner! The atmosphere at Aurora is relaxing, warm and welcoming, making it perfect for all occasions from romantic dinners for two all the way to private parties of up to 60. If you are looking for something really special then there is, behind a purple curtain at the rear of the venue, a small and intimate private dining area that provides and intimate space for smaller groups.
Want to view pictures of Aurora as well as menus and real customer reviews? Simply follow the link to Aurora Restaurant in Nottingham. Not quite what you were looking for? Why not browse the other British restaurants in Nottingham for some inspiration.