Tonic

Tonic

  • British

This restaurant is no longer open

But don’t worry, you can always try restaurants and offers nearby on this page!

Still feeling nostalgic? Why not read the old reviews

We say…

Unfortunately Tonic is now closed for the foreseeable future.

In the heart of Nottingham in the upmarket Chapel quarter of the city lies the chic bar and restaurant, Tonic. Located on Chapel Bar, just off Market Square, Tonic is nestled among a collection of other drinking and dining establishments that line this popular stretch of the city.

The exterior may appear understated but set inside and you will discover a vast and stunning dining area. Designed by one of the UK’s leading interior designers, Tonic’s décor is cool and sophisticated whilst maintaining a welcoming and warm ambience. Bathed in atmospheric light, Tonic comes complete with an exclusive balcony bar and a high-tech, attention grabbing video art installation and dramatic booth seating.

The open plan kitchen means that diners are able to watch their food being prepared by the highly skilled Chefs. All food is cooked to order and there is an emphasis on natural flavours and colours. Sourcing the best seasonal local produce, Tonic cater for all; offering a menu to please diners of all tastes, needs and time constraints. The menu changes with the seasons and currently features dishes such as the ‘Old Spot’ Pork Tenderloin served with Pommes Anna, Apples, Pumpkin and a Cider Dressing; Roast Sea Bass on a bed of tomato and lemon risotto with a red pepper sauce and basil flavours, and Roasted Goosnargh Chicken Breast and Stuffed Leg with a potato and spinach terrine, carrots and a red wine jus. There is also a good selection of vegetarian dishes on the menu as well as a value for money pre-theatre and early evening menu.

A true rising star in the Nottingham restaurant scene, Tonic’s impressive attention to detail has earned them the ‘Best Newcomer’ as well as being runners up in ‘Best Design’ and ‘Best Use of Local Produce’ in the Nottingham Restaurant Awards 2007. This recognition was followed up in the 2008 Awards in which Tonic was awarded runner up in the Nottingham restaurant of the year.

Whether it’s a quick bite, a group get together or a lingering intimate affair, Tonic is the ideal choice; a true feast for all the senses.

Review summary

9.1 based on 28 reviews
  • Food
  • Value
  • Ambiance
  • Service

Reviews (28)

  • Moya Hackett

    Overall:

    Really disappointing evening. Pre booked for a special birthday for 8.00pm. Arrived at 8.05 to a very busy restaurant mostly made up of walk-in both upstairs and down due to the Olympic torch celebrations in the Market Square. We were asked to sit and have a drink as our table was not ready but I was too hungry to drink I just wanted to eat. The front of house person reluctantly showed us to our table and after 10 mins we had to flag a waitress to our table just to take the wine order. We eventually ordered our food and had to wait a total of 45 minutes before the starter came out. In fairness they did say how unexpectedly busy they were and that we would have to wait a bit for our food. I asked if they had some bread so as to stave of my hunger a bit. I thought as a gesture they might have offered this as complimentary but no, we were charged for it. The other thing that really spoilt a special evening was the football. They had it on so loud downstairs.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • David Mills

    Overall:

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • David Mills

    Overall:

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Ross Davies

    Overall:

    Food was excellent, especially the desserts. Will definitely be going again.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Joan Middleton

    Overall:

    Excellent food

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Adrian Muir

    Overall:

    Enjoyed a very pleasant Saturday evening at Tonic having taken up the pre-theatre deal. Staff were very amiable and pleasant. Only negative was the small portions.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Ben Chapman

    Overall:

    Really great evening, service was excellent, made it a great Valentine's Day treat to my girlfriend. Would definitely recommend Tonic to a friend, and would definitely come back.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Shane Hutchinson

    Overall:

    Excellent food and service, desserts fabulous, good selection of beers and when we were finished they had a live band on downstairs which finished the night off. Will definately be back.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Rosemary Edmonds

    Overall:

    A most enjoyable meal. Great food, a varied menu although we only had time for the pre-theatre menu this visit. Will definitely be going back to sample the a la carte!

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Ashley Fenyn

    Overall:

    The food was as ever, well presented and very tasty. The portion sizes were smaller than I had remembered from previous visits, though. The waiting staff were knowledgable and friendly, although the service was a little slow considering the restaurant wasn't that busy.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Ross Davies

    Overall:

    Very enjoyable

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Jessica Fung

    Overall:

    Service was really good. The food came out really quickly and food was amazing. No one rushed our dinner or rushed us to leave on a saturday night which always very pleasant.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Brian Gough

    Overall:

    In Nottingham for weekend to celebrate my wifes 75th birthday, booked Tonic after reading Go dine. I must say our meal was excellent, we both had the pre theatre menu. £13,95 2 course, £16.95 3 course, believe me the rib beef, perfectly cooked was worth £16.95 on its own. Service was excellent,our young waitress was very attentive, and the restaurant manager chipped in as things got busier. All in all a meal to remember. Brian Gough

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Dale Todd

    Overall:

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • FA

    Overall:

    We opted for the pre-theatre and were amazed by the food. Really enjoyed the evening. Thanks.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Duncan Heald

    Overall:

    Although the food was excellent unfortunately we didn't receive it all: we ordered bread and olives to eat before our starters and they never arrived. We were given the option to have them at the same time or after our starters but the option to take our starters away and have them later was not entertained.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Hazel Shellard

    Overall:

    a great way to c 2011 in staff brilliant decor nice food wonderful

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • David Mills

    Overall:

    Very impressed with this meal. If you want to pay a little extra for a two rosette restaurant then it's well worth the money. The food was fabulous, both in taste and presentation. Niggles: The venue itself was a little too warm and we had no plates for the bread and dips starter! Will eat here again though. Great wine and superb food! Well done Tonic.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Charlie Chiverton

    Overall:

    Great food and great staff, had a problem with the desert but the manager was right on ball and sorted everything, fantastic meal.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Marie Paramor

    Overall:

    Great food and ambience

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Wing Tse

    Overall:

    Fantastic meal much recommended. We had the pre theatre menu and I have to say that it was superb as well as good value for money at about £20 a person for 2 courses.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Rachel Coles

    Overall:

    Can't complain about anything - food, service and place were all very good. Just wish I could afford to eat there more often!

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Rachel Coles

    Overall:

    Had a great time - great value for money. Recommend

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • AR

    Overall:

    We enjoyed an excellent array of dishes in booth seating. Our duck main course was one of the best dishes I have seen and tasted in a long time and my rib eye was delicious. The highlight of the meal came with the assiette of desserts, which included about 7 or 8 mini desserts that were all excellent. The dish was so much fun but also carried some exceptional flavours.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Davina Besson

    Overall:

    Disappointing. The food was fairly expensive and really not great at all.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Kate Harrison

    Overall:

    Brilliant restaurant with modern decor and an intimate atmosphere. The pre-theatre menu has a great choice and is great value for money.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Billy Wright

    Overall:

    Fantastic service at Tonic. I really like the food they serve and highly recommend Tonic to anyone looking for a meal in the centre of Nottingham.

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service
  • Jennifer Oliver

    Overall:

    The restaurant is lovely and the staff were very good at making us feel very welcome. i will definitely be going again!

    Food
    Value
    Ambiance
    Service

Top Ranked Restaurants

View all