Award-Winning Restaurants in Nottingham

From BAFTA award-winning actress Vicky McClure to multiple medallist Rebecca Aldington; Nottingham is full of achievers! But what really makes a city successful? Iconic sights? A captivating history? One thing we know for sure is that no city or town would be complete without a string of exceptional places to eat. Did you know that our superb city is home to over 300 restaurants, many of which have won prestigious awards for their first-rate food and high levels of excellence? With all these fantastic accolades under our belts, it is safe to say there is certainly more to “Notts” than old Robin Hood. We here at Go dine would love for you to take a look at just a few of our prize-winning restaurants that make Nottingham a city to be proud of.

World Service

World Service is one of the most illustrious restaurants in Nottingham, having won ‘Restaurant of the Year at the Nottingham Restaurant Awards for a record of four years! It serves up some of the most inventive, modern international dishes using the best fresh, local and seasonal produce. It has a charming colonial ambiance which compliments the outstanding quality of food, and staff make every effort to create a rich and sophisticated dining experience that cannot be matched.

Iberico World Tapas

If the success of World Service wasn’t enough, their talented team then went on to create Iberico World Tapas; an exceptional Spanish restaurant that is favoured by groups for its robust flavours and sharing tapas dishes. It has been awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide and ‘Best Set Lunch’ at the Nottingham Restaurant Awards. Iberico has recently added a new branch in Derby city centre.


Hart’s on Park Row is another prize-taking restaurant. Renowned for its extensive lunch menu, it offers a delicious array of midday meals that have secured them the ‘Best Business Lunch’ award for six consecutive years! Each dish is created with painstaking attention to detail and uses only the finest ingredients from local suppliers, so you always know your food is going to be super fresh!

Mem Saab

The spice-lover’s favourite Mem Saab is a four-time winner of the of the ‘Best Indian’ category at the Nottingham Restaurant Awards, and has also been praised by the Observer’s Great Food Guide in the Sunday Telegraph. More recently, it has snagged the first prize for Nottingham’s top independent business – a reflection of all the passion that goes into a providing a unique and enjoyable dining experience for every guest.

So, as you can see, Nottingham is alive with culinary greatness! With more restaurants coming joining the scene, the competition grows and who knows which restaurant will grab the next medal! But awards aren’t everything. We know there are plenty of underrated restaurants just itching to be acknowledged. Maybe you have a restaurant in mind that you think deserves the next big accolade? Why not let us know in the comment section below?

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