Nottingham is one of the best cities in the country for eating out; not only does it boast a huge range of international cuisines but it has some of the finest restaurants in the UK too. Whether you are looking to take the weight off in the middle of a heavy shopping trip or want to spoil a loved with a decadent dinner then we guarantee that there will be a restaurant in Nottingham to please everyone.
On Park Row is the award winning Hart’s Restaurant. Close to the Nottingham Playhouse it is a popular pre-theatre venue and is acclaimed for providing a high quality business lunch without running into overtime. The contemporary interiors make good use of geometrics and features bright colour accents over a neutral palette. It takes a confident stroke to build a design around yellow, but the dining room at Hart’s couldn’t be any other colour and it suits the clean lines and crisp white linen. Plush banquettes add a modern, albeit upmarket, diner style with floral displays creating striking shapes in the clean space. The food is equally well presented with service to match.
A menu of simple but accomplished flavours
Samples from the evening a la carte include, for starter, beetroot and walnut salad with goat’s cheese beignets and compressed comice pear. Another popular choice is galantine of guinea fowl and foie gras with tea soaked raisin puree, toasted pistachios and guinea fowl jus. For main course there could be roast whole turbot with dill new potatoes, spinach, and hollandaise sauce or loin of fallow venison with potato terrine, celeriac puree, golden beetroot, and venison sauce. Desserts include choices such as lemon tart with cassis sorbet, a selection of cheeses, or house-made petits fours.
The pre theatre menu is quite limited, and must be booked in advance, but offers food of exceptional quality at a very reasonable price and at the end of a day a pre theatre menu is there to offer efficiency so that you can dine early, before reaching the theatre with time to spare. You have three choices of each course with a menu that could be fish soup with a rouille crouton, followed by butter poached guinea fowl with pumpkin, cep and pomegranate and finishing with an assiette of apple and blackberry to finish. You wouldn’t get that anywhere else for £18.00 per head, indeed it likely costs more to eat in your local Nandos and you would probably find yourself mumbling ‘excuse me’ in a darkened theatre to boot.
Book your Christmas party night online with Go dine
Hart’s is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and are currently advertising their Christmas menus at £29.00 per head. A 2 course lunch will set you back £14.95 and if you order from the a la carte it will cost in the region of £36.00 for 3 courses. We recommend booking a table and you can do that free of charge on the Go dine site as well as view the full menu and admire photographs of the stunning interiors. If you are looking for something a little different then we have a guide to the best places to eat in Nottingham with all the details that you could need.