If you’re visiting Nottingham, you’re sure to find yourself in Old Market Square at some point. Surrounded by the most popular stores, plenty of hotels and theatres, it’s a hub for the city’s top attractions. In the summer, it’s home to Nottingham’s very own beach and in the winter it houses the lively Christmas market, giving you loads of reasons to visit on your escape to the city!
Whether you’re looking to grab some grub before catching the latest show at Nottingham Theatre Royal, are off to the cinema or are visiting Nottingham Castle for the day, you’ll never be too far from these fantastic restaurants.
If you fancy French, you’re sure to be impressed by the dishes offered at Le Mistral in Nottingham. Close to both Nottingham Theatre Royal and Capital FM Arena, this is our top pick for theatre goers looking for fantastic food in a relaxed restaurant. Located on Wheeler Gate, this venue is just down the road from Old Market Square Tram stop, so you don’t have to travel to get here. Despite its central location, Le Mistral has a calming ambiance that’s far from the rush of the city streets. This restaurant is small, so we recommend booking to guarantee your seat, either online here or by phoning 0115 754 0687
Rocket @ Saltwater
For those meeting with friends, Rocket @ Saltwater is a great choice. Located within Nottingham’s Corner House, this lively restaurant is the perfect pit-stop before a cinema trip or game of golf at The Lost City, all under one roof. The recently re-vamped menu is filled with meaty classics, so stop by in the evening for a few drinks with friends and a burger before you head out in to town. It’s also a great choice for a chilled lunch if you’re out shopping nearby! To ensure you get a table, book online here or call 0115 754 0821
Marco Pierre White
Marco Pierre White is always a safe choice, no matter what the occasion. Catering well to groups of all sizes, it’s the perfect place to gather in Nottingham city centre. Right by Old Market Square, it’s easy to find, situated along the bustling Wollaton Street. Close to Ramada Hotel, this is a fab choice for tourists who are after an extra special meal. To book your meal, click here or call 0115 754 0890
Fans of Indian food should pop by Chutney while they’re in the city centre, with a range of classic curries on offer at affordable prices. With plenty of veggie dishes, this is a great choice if you’re searching for vegetarian food in the city centre. Easy to locate, right by Travelodge, this restaurant is only a short walk from Old Market Square. Don’t forget that you get an exclusive 30% off when booking through Go dine, so be sure to book online here or call 0115 754 0312
If you fancy something out of the ordinary, stop by Chino Latino and experience a range of sushi dishes and other Japanese options. For a speedy lunch, this is a great choice, with a brilliant £10.95 bento box offer. Situated along Maid Marian Way, this restaurant is highly central and easy to spot. If you fancy some sushi, be sure to book in advance, either online here or by calling 0115 754 0291
If these restaurants don’t catch your eye, we’ve got plenty more restaurants located in or near Old Market Square over on our restaurant directory. If you’re looking for more areas in Nottingham, take a look at our guide to restaurants in The Lace Market.