Nottingham’s Lace Market is a favourite for visitors and locals alike. Once the lace production centre of the world, the Lace Market is packed full of stunning 19th century architecture which once housed the salerooms and warehouses of the lace trade during the British Empire.
A protected heritage site, it’s not only a gorgeous place to visit absolutely steeped in history, but is now one of the most popular shopping and eating destinations of the city. Full of independent bars and restaurants, vintage shops and creative offices it’s a fab place to visit and an even better place to eat. So, if you find yourself in the area (and you really should), check out one of these restaurants nearby to really make your day.
Iberico World Tapas
A stunning dining space hidden underneath the Grade II listed Galleries of Justice Museum, Iberico World Tapas is a truly beautiful place to eat, boasting unique curved ceilings and bespoke wooden fittings.
The food has won awards from the Michelin Guide for offering outstanding food at a moderate price, including Spanish and world tapas, expertly cooked and full of flavour. From steamed mussels with lemon, garlic and parsley to churros and hot chocolate, there’s something for all tastes.
Break your visit to the Lace Market up by taking advantage of their express lunch menu, offering two tapas dishes, special Catalan bread and a dessert for only £11.95. Book online through Go dine or call the restaurant on 0115 754 0576.
The Living Room
The Living Room feels like just that. Big comfy sofas, chic modern décor and great food – it has a real homely sense about it, making it one of the most popular restaurants in the Lace Market.
Serving a variety of world influenced food, you can relax after a day of sightseeing with your choice of food, from cured salmon to beef and ale pie. Try their pulled pork burger with apple chutney for something bursting with flavour, or their Goan style chicken curry for a little taste of India.
On Sundays have a look at their Sunday Comforts menu, a set menu of delicious starters, hearty roast dinners and tempting puddings – all three courses just £17.95. You can book online or just phone up on the number 0115 754 0869.
A beautiful, cheerful restaurant, Aurora is an example of how bright modern interiors and the history of the Lace Market can really work together to make something special. An ex-Victorian textile warehouse, Aurora is sunny and inviting, but doesn’t hide away any of the exposed brickwork or any of the buildings original industrial features.
The menu is a great mix of British cuisine and Mediterranean influence, cooking up excellent meals such as pan fried scallops, warm goats cheese salad and wild mushroom and truffle tagliatelli. Make sure to treat yourself to a dessert too, as each pudding is as delicious as the last, including options such as banana and pistachio parfait, vanilla cheesecake with orange sorbet and bitter chocolate fondant.
Visit between 5pm and 7pm to make great use of the two course early bird menu, offering two gorgeous courses for just £16.95. You can book online here to guarantee your spot, or give them a call on 0115 754 0201.
The highest user-rated Indian restaurant in the Lace Market, Anoki is a restaurant all about the full dining experience. Decorated with bespoke interiors and with unrivalled table service across the county, Anoki offers a top evening out from start to finish.
Beautifully cooked Indian cuisine is on the menu, with dishes such as Salmon Dil Tikka and Chicken Makhani. Stunning vegetarian options use exquisite blends of authentic spices and traditional ingredients such as paneer cheese to create fantastic dishes.
A must-visit for fans of Indian food whilst visiting the Lace Market, try booking from the Early Diner offer, visible on Anoki’s Go dine page, for a 2-4-1 deal on your meal. Fancy booking yourself? Just ring 0115 754 0176.
Making its name as the first authentic pizzeria in Nottingham back in 1998, Savai is still one of the most popular Italian restaurants in the city. Housed across two floors of a beautiful Lace Market warehouse, the Victorian arched windows and fashionable setting really give Savai the edge.
The menu is full of Italian classics, from traditional pizzas to regional specialities. Renowned for excellent food, Pizzeria Savai is the perfect place for dinner after spending a day exploring the Lace Market. With a fantastic open plan theatre kitchen, you can see your pizza being prepared too – a really exciting way to spend an evening.
It’s a perfect mix of Nottingham’s Victorian heritage and more recent culinary history, and from Monday to Thursdays you can take advantage of the three course evening set menu for just £13.95. Book online through Go dine, or phone Savai on the number 0115 754 1238.
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