There’s no need to worry if you’re still searching for the perfect graduation meal in Nottingham. Whether you’re eating with your whole family or a small group of friends, we’ve decided to share our favourite places for you to enjoy for your Nottingham graduation meal. Just remember to pre-book in order to ensure you get your table.
Las Iguanas is a great place to visit for a variety of people. Its central location makes it easily accessible to all, and it can accommodate larger groups, so is perfect if you’re celebrating with the whole family. Relax and unwind with the option of al fresco dining and an inviting cocktail menu. The Latin American cuisine isn’t too costly and the tapas menu is sure to bring the whole family together. If you fancy the cocktails, try to arrive between 12 and 7.30pm for happy hour, when cocktails are 2 for 1. This restaurant is great for Nottingham Trent University students, since it’s within walking distance of the university. Book here or call 0115 959 6390
The Hemsley is perfect for those graduating from the University of Nottingham, since it’s located right on University Park campus. If you don’t fancy a trip into town then this is the place to visit, especially since it can accommodate different group sizes. Don’t let its location make you think it’s not posh enough for parents, this restaurant serves traditional English food in a beautiful location that parents and grandparents are sure to enjoy. Afternoon tea is also offered if you prefer a more relaxed experience. After your meal, continue your celebrations in The Hemsley bar. To book, call 0115 846 6336
For a cosy and intimate meal, try Petit Paris. This French gem is great for celebrating with those closest to you and is a nice way to get away from rush of city after a busy graduation day, whilst remaining central so you don’t have to go out of your way to find it. Despite the intimate atmosphere, reservations can still be taken for larger groups if contacted in advance. The lunch menu is excellent value for money, with two courses for £10.95, allowing a special experience at a great price. The extensive wine menu also helps to ensure the meal is a special one. Book here!
If you want to make the night really memorable, try Restaurant Sat Bains. This is Nottingham’s only Michelin starred restaurant and will create a truly individual experience. The type of food served encompasses a variety of cuisines, enhancing the unique experience. The evening tasting menu consists of either seven or 10 courses, depending on how lavish you want your experience to be. Located a short drive from the city centre, it’s well worth the extra travel if you want to celebrate your graduation in style. This restaurant accommodates reservations of up to eight people. To book, call 0115 986 6566
If you’ve brought the whole family, including children, Bella Italia is the ideal place to eat. Its Italian menu offers vegetarian dishes, a gluten free menu and specific kids menu that ensures everyone is happy. Located in The Corner House, it’s easy to find and has easy wheelchair access, so it really does tick all the boxes. The relaxed atmosphere creates a comfortable environment for those who simply want to spend some time together, and outdoor seating is offered for those wanting to celebrate in the sun. This is the place to go if you’re on a budget and have a variety of people to keep happy. To book, call 0115 950 9480
For fresh ingredients served in an interesting way, try The Living Room. Located in the historic Lace Market, it’s a great place to visit if you want to see the best bits of the city and is conveniently located for continuing your celebrations with drinks afterwards. The special graduation menu offers three courses and a glass of prosecco for excellent value, at only £25. Once you’ve finished your complimentary drink, take a look at the cocktail list, which attempts to blend old classics with new creations, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. This is the place to visit if you’re after beautiful décor and a special experience at a reasonable price. Book here or call 0115 754 0869
If you haven’t booked your meal yet and you want to explore more restaurants near to your university, check out these for Nottingham Trent University and these for the University of Nottingham. You’ll be sure to find the perfect place for your graduation meal.