Review Summary

9.3 based on 130 reviews
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    Best steak I have had in years. Fast service, affordable and will be returning.

    Always enjoy eating here, relaxed atmosphere, good food and service.

    Go every year for hubby’s birthday treat. Another excellent visit this time.

    We visited on Valentine's evening so it was busy with couples dining. I had the linguine with mussels, cod and tiger prawns from the specials board it tasted amazing. Would definitely choose this restaurant again.

    Brilliant service and meal. The restaurant was a bit noisy but not sure what can be done about that.

    4 of us had a delicious meal on a Friday night. I was expecting it to be noisy which can be off-putting as bust Friday night but it wasn't loud and apart from eating tasty, well-cooked food we managed to have a good catch up in pleasant surroundings. We're already planning to go again. I paid a modest amount compared to some other city centre restaurants and was very satisfied with my choice. 5 stars.

    Lovely meal and a lovely place to get together with a few friends.

    Excellent food and service, but the seating area was cold.

    My husband and I had a fabulous ‘Date evening’ here on 18th December.
    The food was lovely and tasty, also nicely presented.
    We had the shared Antipasto to start, which was lovely with a lovely selection of meats, cheeses, crackers, etc.
    Not normally something we would go for, but thoroughly enjoyed it!
    We both had sirloin steak for the main which was beautifully cooked and the accompanying chips were lovely and chunky.
    The Stilton sauce was so tasty!
    After all the above, we couldn’t fit a dessert in but we did manage to polish off a lovely bottle of Viognier, which was well priced and very easy to drink with lovely mango and tangerine notes.
    It was busy but not so much that you couldn’t hear yourselves speak.
    The young staff were lovely and very attentive!
    Love coming to Dinos as it’s always consistent in all of the above.

    Thank you for a memorable evening!

    Sioban + Mark Pointon

    Great little cocktail bar and restaurant - nice atmosphere attentive friendly staff. Cocktails good and food was really tasty. Highly recommend.

    The food and service are always good here. I only wish they would change their menu as it has been the same for a long time now.

    Lovely food served by the wonderful staff. I would definitely recommend.

    Fabulous meal in a great restaurant.

    We had an excellent evening. The food was very good and the quality of service was excellent. Another highly enjoyable evening.

    Excellent venue, superb food, great ambiance. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu.

    The atmosphere was welcoming. The staff were helpful and polite. The food was delivered quickly, was served hot and was delicious. My husband had a sirloin steak and commented on it being the best steak he had eaten in a while. We would highly recommend Dinos.

    As always, food was lovely, service good too. The best Antipasti board!

    Our first visit and was very impressed with the presentation and quality of our meal. The service was very good with the waiting staff.
    I will definitely be returning.
    Thank you

    Food and service excellent but were spoilt by the loudness of music from the bar. We asked if it could be turned down which they did slightly.

    Food was excellent as usual.

    Really nice experience.

    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit choice of food limited but we all chose something we liked. Good portions and really tasty. Good variety of drinks and reasonably priced excellent service will definitely visit again and would recommend it to anyone looking for freshly cooked good quality food.

    Very enjoyable meal and good service, second time I’ve been and would definitely go again.

    Everything was great, we will definitely be revisiting soon.

    Meal was superb, the staff were top class and venue was spot on

    Very friendly efficient staff. Food was hot tasty and good value for money.

    First time visit will go back .Food and service very good.

    Good service from friendly staff, very varied menu, tasty food and good value for money.

    Meal and service excellent one of the best restaurants in Nottingham.

    Great experience

    Excellent service and lovely food

    Always good, excellent food, reasonable prices, lovely staff, great atmosphere.

    Fantastic evening!
    Great food will recommend to friends.

    Fabulous meal as always in Dinos. Our go-to restaurant for special occasions, this time my husbands birthday. I had the tiger prawns and grilled salmon on prawn risotto and hubby had Thai fish cakes and seafood risotto. Everything was 100% perfect. Thankyou

    Lovely meal and very efficient and friendly service.

    Lovely food as ever, love this restaurant, always good food and service.

    Excellent food and service.

    Meal excellent as ever, good choice cosy environment.

    Excellent food, fabulous service. We will definitely be paying a visit again.

    The food was very good. The server was very friendly and helpful, however, when we asked for coffee he told us they had run out of milk! My response was that there is a Tesco just round the corner.
    Overall an enjoyable experience which was a little tainted.

    We had a wonderful evening. Excellent meal and service. I would highly recommend the restaurant.

    We were a party of eight celebrating a birthday, the food as always was excellent and very good value for money...The only downside to our evening was that we were the last people in the restaurant and bar, and we felt the staff were hurrying us along a bit towards the end to clear up and have an early night...But I guess we will be returning in the New Year.

    Very good food, service, on the whole, was good. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

    Never disappointed at Dino's. Always great food with good atmosphere great place to gather with friends. We had some great service.

    Food excellent as always, however, we were asked to give our table up as a couple asked for a table on the off chance although we had booked.


    First time going to this restaurant and we'd go back again.
    Food was excellent the only small down side was that we weren't told about the specials, which I would have chosen from but we know for next time!

    As always Dino’s provided excellent food at an acceptable price served by excellent friendly staff.

    There were 9 of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed all our meals.

    Lovely food as ever and the service was excellent, as ever. Been to this restaurant a number of times as it has always been good.

    Another great meal The service was excellent as usual.
    Best anti past I board anywhere.
    Our favourite restaurant in Nottingham

    AS always the food was top notch and the service was friendly and excellent. Our favourite restuarant in Nottingham

    Absolutely fantastic service and fantastic food, the menu choice is delicious, cannot wait to go back!

    Good as every. Excellent food and service.

    Excellent as always. Had fillet steak and pork, both dishes were delicious. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

    Everything was perfect about the meal!
    The waitress was lovely and the atmosphere was really nice.

    A nice place to eat, good food, nice casual atmosphere meant we had a good night.

    Great place! Food is fantastic and the staff are pleasant and welcoming.
    Throughly enjoyed our lunch and will definitely be visiting again in the near future.

    Great place, great food and fantastic friendly staff ??

    As always, good food, good service, reasonable prices. Always worth a visit.

    Great restaurant. Seated quickly in a romantic spot. Menu great and the filet steak was cooked to perfection. Chips are amazing. Very reasonable priced.

    Efficient and friendly service, the food was well presented and good value- the staff offered advice on food cocktails and drinks. We would certainly book again!

    Excellent meal with really friendly and efficient service.

    Fourth visit, all 5*, but this one the very best. Went for hubbys birthday treat and had amazing food. The Halibut off the specials board was divine.... hope it's still on when we go again.

    Excellent valentines meal. Set price menu great value. Service first class

    As good as ever. Highly recommended.

    Excellent food and service again! all 6 of us enjoyed the evening.

    Delicious, great food and great value for money.

    Brilliant service, staff are attentive but unobtrusive. My friend and I talked and talked and they worked around us effortlessly. The sharing board was fab.

    One of our favourite restaurants in Nottingham City Centre!

    Food was lovely tiger prawns to start steak to follow really good size portions, was 1st visit but I will definitely be returning staff were really nice and helpful couldn't fault it good value. Happy customer's.

    Loved the decor plus the ambience and food were great.

    Another visit to Dino's and still the same high standards. Friendly, helpful and efficient staff and good food at reasonable prices. Will be going again.... often.

    Had a fabulous night, food amazing. Will come again.

    Excellent, service was great food was fantastic. Will definitely be going back.

    Excellent all round service, food was very good, waitresses were very accommodating. Excellent!

    The food was fantastic and service great too. Lovely place and plenty of choice. Thanks!

    Took my partner for a birthday meal and wasn't disappointed. Service and ambiance 5 star, as was the food!
    Paul & Linda

    very enjoyable evening, will go again and take friends with us


    Amazing night. The food was so lovely and the staff were so warm and caring. Would definitely be booking Dino again soon.

    Great food, and really good value for money. Nice atmosphere in general- only problem was there was a rather large and rowdy Christmas office meal going on next to us, so that killed the mood a bit. But I'd go back another time no problem.

    Have dined at Dino's many times and it has never failed to deliver.


    Plenty of food, sea bass excellent

    Another excellent evening spent in Dino's. Very good cocktails followed by good food, enjoyed by all.

    Really good meal at Dino's, hearty portions and good price. Very accommodating and really nice atmosphere. Will definitely be going again!

    Meals at Dino's were good but a selection of veg would have made it even better. However the cheese and biscuits was really good and excellent value!

    Had a very enjoyable meal with friends! Good food and great value cocktails and wine. Would definitely return.

    Lovely meal and good value, it felt a little rushed but maybe because there was a large party in. But would definitely go again!

    Fabulous food at Dino's. Great value for money. Drinks reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere. Although as it is a small venue it was noisy. So not a place for a romantic meal for 2 on a Friday night! However we will definitely be back.

    Busy for a Tuesday night, often a good sign, food and service to a good standard.

    Always had good experiences here, however I was a little disappointed this time. Starter were good, but my Beef Fajita was a bit of a let down, order it hot (spicy) but it was very bland. the three strips of beef were far chunky as were the peppers, so much so that when folded in the wrap they holed the wrap! I mentioned this to the waitress when she asked how the meal was, she just said "oh". Might give it a miss for a while!

    Lovely meal staff friendly and atmosphere good!

    Lovely place food very good will be going again to Dino's.

    Good food and good value for money at Dino's!

    We were in Nottingham for the weekend, I wanted to book a restaurant close to where we were staying. Dino's was a fantastic find, food and atmosphere were lovely and the prices were very reasonable. Thank you we will definitely book again when in Nottingham!

    We met for cocktails at Dino's and they were very good! Everyone had an excellent meal with very good choice of wine and very good service. I would highly recommend the restaurant!

    Good all round experience at Dino Cafe and Wine Bar, well worth a visit!

    Really good meal at Dino's. I had a really big and tasty steak. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the general atmosphere of the place.

    Very nice bar to meet and have pre meal cocktails. The food and service were very good. Very good atmosphere.

    Love Dino Cafe Wine Bar. Food is reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is great. Salmon dish for mains. Really really delicious. I absolutely recommend this place.

    Never been let down, good food, good service, relaxed atmosphere.

    Booked this restaurant for a hen party on our first night in nottingham. The food was great, the stFf were lovely and accommodating and it was really good value. Will definitely go again if I'm in nottingham.

    Really nice place to have quiet meal, small but not cramped with good service and good food (the Fajita's are highly recommended)

    Lovely little place, great ambience. Food was fantastic, I had the sea bass, which was the best sea bass I've ever had and certainly worth the money; generous portions. We were a party of 4 all had different meals and all really enjoyed it, would definitely recommend. The only thing is with it being a small place it did feel like the staff were trying to get us out to get the next party in for that table but not over the top with it.

    Great food freindly service lovely early door cocktails small, intimate, cosy, love it here.

    Great choice of cocktails and food. We had the Antipasto to share which was rather large even for two although delicious. Friendly service.

    The staff were brilliant at the restaurant this evening and the meal was excellent, especially the chocolate cake for my grandson's birthday. We will be back to dine very soon.

    Lovely meal, nice atmosphere, small but adequate, and the lovely Carl Froch and his entourage were present so that was a nice bonus!

    Excellent value, good atmosphere, great service... Will return... Next week!

    Excellent food and great night. Was a little noisy but was Saturday evening.

    Fantastic atmosphere went on Friday and perfect nite out. Cocktails for 3 quid until 8pm, food was delicious and attentive service!

    First time we've been to Dino Cafe Wine Bar - but we'll go again! Food we chose from a reasonable selection was delicious and well balanced in quantity. Rather loud to start with as we were sat near the bar area, but this died down leaving a very pleasant atmosphere for wining and dining. An excellent wine list offering a good range of wines to choose from - the wine we chose was fantastic! Overall we enjoyed a lovely evening. We'll be back!!

    Great night. Wonderful food and great idea doing cocktails at £3. Best we've had in ages!

    Wonderful night. Great idea with doing £3 cocktails. Food the best we've had for ages.

    We visited dinos as a party of 9. Enjoyable evening had by all and everyone was happy with their meals. One thing I would ask if booking to come here again is to be on a table that has proper chairs as we were on long benches with no backs which became very uncomfortable.

    Lovely meal, nice ambience, very friendly.

    This little resturant is a great find, so please don't spread the word. Its really good food, the service is really good, its a nice cosy environment, i have nothing bad to say. The chips are the best in Nottingham, the steak was tender and tasty and they make a good cocktail.

    Food good, service good, very friendly helpful waitress. Good value for money.

    Yet again a super meal,great cocktails and lovely evening even though it was a very busy night at the restaurant.

    dino`s is a gorgeous little restaurant, friendly and helpful staff and above all beautiful food. even though there were 17 of us and we didn`t pre-order the food we were served in a speedy manner with most of us getting our food at the same time. barring the fajitas but you can`t have everything.

    best bit, fillet steak with diane sauce, wow. done rare, perfect!

    worst bit, carrot cake, dry and a bit stale. still not bad though.

    all in all, i love this place.

    Probably the best Steak I've ever had and good value too.

    Wonderful cocktails bar really knows his stuff. Beautiful steaks great sauce and fab chips. Had a really great time.

    I went to Dino's with a big group of friends to celebrate mine and my boyfriend's birthdays. I was very pleased overall, and would definetely go there again. The food took a little longer than usual to come out, the food was simple but tasted really nice! The staff handled my group of friends very well too! I have been to Dino's since and think the atmosphere is great; the restaurant in the back is very casual and relaxing, and the bar itself is absolutely amazing for cocktails. It's no coincidence the cafe is always packed full of people! Would recommend the happy hour to anyone, especially the English Summer cocktail!!

    Have been to Dino's a couple of times now & the food is excellent - and great value too. Service was a bit hit & miss this time - left waiting a long time for our starters and for a quiet evening a bit disappointing. Worth the wait though and enjoyed by all.

    We had an excellent lunch at Dino's. The salads were fresh and really attractively presented. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was warm. All in all I was very happy with the meal and would like to try some more of the dishes on offer.

    Great food and lovely atmosphere, enjoyed live music too. Only criticisim was that the bench seats were bottom numbingly uncomfortable after several hours. We would have preferred to have been on a seperate table to other guests but understood that we were large party. Friendly helpful waitresses. Service marred slightly by receiving brandy with ice which had already started to melt. We ordered without ice and when we told the waitress and the drink replaced the ice had obviously only been lifted out as a cold watered down brandy arrived back at the table!!
    All in all though only minor things and we had a great night.

12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 9pm
12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 9pm
12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 9pm
12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 9pm
12pm - 4pm, 6pm - 10pm
  • Ranked #17 of 505
  • Avg. main course: £12
  • 0.55 miles from Nottingham
  • Mediterranean

We say…

Dino's is situated on the edge of Nottingham’s historic Lace Market. In close proximity to the hub of Nottingham’s nightlife, as well as the Capital FM Arena, it's one of the city’s most popular wine bars that prides itself on serving homely yet sophisticated Italian cuisine.

Tucked away on Warser Gate, Dino’s is off the beaten track. It is a small venue that packs a lot of character into the space it has. As you enter the restaurant, a comfortable lounge area awaits guests. A long bar runs along one wall. A piano sits in one corner and a step down leads you into the main dining area; with rustic wooden tables including long benches that are perfect for large group bookings. 

The café restaurant offers cakes and Italian coffees from 11 am alongside a light lunch menu that offers a good selection of freshly prepared dishes. The main menu is Mediterranean and Italian-inspired and offers a good selection of pasta, salads, steaks and other main dishes, all of which are freshly prepared to order. The 8oz sirloin steak, locally sourced from the Nottinghamshire area, comes highly recommended for meat lovers whilst the lasagne al forno served with mixed salad and hand-cut chips is a hearty winner. A few vegetarian dishes are also available, including crispy polenta in a salsa verde with beetroot, feta and butternut squash puree. Daily specials are also available to complement the main menu.

Dino’s is an intimate venue with gentle acoustic music playing in the background, the restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy good food and wine. Whether you are looking for a lingering evening meal, lunch or cocktails before a night out, Dino’s is the place to be.

last updated: 09 Sep 2019

last updated: 09 Sep 2019
9 Warser Gate, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1NU
0115 950 4455