Nottingham has such a fantastic restaurant scene that when you decide to go out for something to eat, you’ll find yourself spoiled for choice. One of the most exciting dining experiences to be had in the city involves tiny plates of flavourful food enjoyed with friends, family or colleagues – tapas of course!
Tapas restaurants in Nottingham are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere and provide the perfect backdrop for everything from business lunches to lively Friday nights. Tapas is best defined as the tradition of enjoy small portions of different dishes and finger foods. Eating tapas is an informal act that encourages conversation and interaction between people making it perfect for groups.
Not to be confused with a main meal created from loads of smaller dishes, you start eating tapas and don’t finish until you feel full. Typically a selection of different dishes are ordered for the table and once they have been consumed you simply keep on ordering as and when you feel like having a little nibble. The important thing to remember about tapas is that it is not a type of food. Anything can be considered tapas from meatballs to olives and paella to slices of ham and bread as long as it is small and is accompanied by drinks.
Whether you’re looking to visit a restaurant that serves tapas in Nottingham for lunch or in the evening, you will find a collection of the best tapas restaurants in Nottingham right here on this very page. In true Go dine style we have also collected all of the menus, photos and offers available at each venue meaning you can enjoy your tapas for less.
Did you know? Tapas means ‘cover’ or ‘lid’ and the concept originated from using small plates or bits of bread or ham as a cover for drinks to stop flies getting into them. As the ‘tapa’ evolved, bartenders started putting small snacks and additional ingredients on top of the lids.