At the foot of Nottingham Castle, on Castle Road, is Fothergill’s bar and restaurant. Named for Watson Fothergill, the architect who designed the building, they serve British food with the occasional world ingredient thrown in and have a well stocked bar that features a selection of craft beers as well as an ample wine list. Open all day, 7 days a week, with a late closing of midnight or 1am, Fothergill’s is ready and waiting whether you want a comforting pub lunch or a late dinner after a few drinks in Nottingham city centre.
A relaxed meal in traditional yet contemporary surroundings
A lesson in modern elegance wrapped up in a traditional exterior, the main dining room at Fothergill’s features exposed brick walls and wooden beams that oversee the long clean lines of the space below. Sparsely elegant with gleaming glassware and polished contemporary wood this room sets the scene well for a relaxed meal. The other areas play more on the traditional theme with a wooden bar atop with blackboards and a more casual dining area with homely touches and large windows overlooking the grounds.
The food is prepared from scratch using local and seasonal ingredients, with a menu that focuses mainly on traditional British food but isn’t afraid to play with Asian flavours and techniques. On the a la carte dinner menu there are starters such as ham hock terrine with cornichons and piccalilli or stilton and ale mushrooms topped with herb and parmesan crumble. They serve a selection of salads and lighter main courses such as leek, apple and goat’s cheese tart or poached salmon linguine.
Substantial and warming main courses
The more substantial main courses include hearty warming dishes such as roasted beef and ale stew with thyme buttered mash or a lighter but no less flavourful option of roasted sea bass stuffed with ginger and lemongrass, served with pak choi, coconut rice, and lime and coriander dressing. Also on offer are a selection of house crafted burgers and steaks with a range of sides and sauces.
For dessert you could finish with a slate of local cheeses or warm chocolate brownie with caramel and honeycomb ice cream. Lemon and blueberry posset with house made shortbread makes a light end to the heaviest of meals.
Book online for Christmas with Go dine
Fothergill’s are currently taking bookings for their Christmas menu. At £17.95 for a 3 course festive lunch or £24.95 for a 3 course festive dinner, this is the perfect venue to enjoy a traditional Christmas night out at a very reasonable price. They also offer a 2 course lunch for £10.90 every day including Sunday or a 3 course dinner for £18.90. 3 courses when dining in the evening and ordering from the a la carte will cost in the region of £22.00. You can view the full menus, including Fothergill’s Christmas menu, as well as our guide to many more restaurants in Nottingham on the Go dine site.