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The Best Places to Eat in Nottingham

Nottingham is well known for its links to Robin Hood, lace-making, bicycles and tobacco industries; not to mention its award-winning public transport system. But we think that Nottingham is also housing another hidden gem. That is, its food scene. Come see for yourself.

Trains to Nottingham

Catching the train to Nottingham Train Station couldn’t be easier! If you’re travelling to Nottingham from Cardiff then a CrossCountry train will get you there in no time. People travelling to Nottingham from London, Liverpool, Lincoln, Norwich, Carlisle, Derby, Worksop and Skegness will need to travel via East Midlands Trains . Then Northern Rail will get you to Nottingham if you’re travelling from Leeds. Don’t forget you can book your train tickets to Nottingham with

George’s Great British Kitchen @GeorgesGBK

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station

If you’re looking for a slice of the seaside in the middle of Nottingham then you’ve come to the right place. With potatoes picked from the best farmers in Shropshire, and fish caught from Norwegian Fjords, you can sit down knowing you’ll be served only the best. Each dish has its very own personality, making a meal at George’s Great British Kitchen one you won’t find anywhere else.

Annie’s Burger Shack @orginal_annies

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station

After moving to Nottingham in 1994 from Rhode Island, New England, Annie opened her ‘Burger Shack’ in 2009. Each burger is made in an authentic American way and served with a wide range of individually selected Real Ales. All of Annie’s original recipes and famous monthly themed burgers can be served as either 100% Vegan, Veggie or Meaty, and she prides herself on the ability to create your burger just the way you like it.

Hartleys Coffee Bar @HartleysCoffee

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station

Originally the owners of Mozart’s Restaurant, Dawn and Kevin Hartley decided to start a new venture in an area they both enjoy, which is bringing good quality food, coffee and service to the people of Nottingham. Serving up gluten free offerings alongside many classics, one thing is for sure; everything is made from locally sourced suppliers and is of the finest quality.

Yamas @yamastapas

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station

Are you looking for a unique, distinctive and cosy environment to relax in? Well, look no further than Yamas. The Greek word for cheers, Yamas offers a wide range of delicious Mediterranean Tapas and Meze in a setting perfect for an evening filled with food and fun. With a huge selection of food to choose from, you’re spoiled for choice and will end up planning your next visit before you leave.

Inferno Pizza @InfernoPizzaUK

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station

Have you ever gone for a pizza but never found one that has every topping you wish, with the right sauce and cheese? Well, you’re in luck, because at Inferno, you can make every pizza your own. Choose from their extensive range of topping, sauces, cheeses and finishing touches to make sure that your pizza is exactly the way you want it. The best thing? Due to their Inferno pizza oven, your pizza will be ready to eat in or takeaway in around 180 seconds.

Alley Café @AlleyCafeBar

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station

Are you looking for a relaxed atmosphere that serves creative vegetarian and vegan food with organic and fair trade coffee and teas, along with a selection of organic beer and wine? Well, your search is over. The Alley Café aims to create an atmosphere that combines the style of a bar with the relaxed feel of a European Café. Their food brings creativity and imagination to vegetarians and vegans without having a negative impact on the earth. Bringing you good food that’s good for the planet too, that’s guilt free eating right there.

Gurkha One @GurkhaOne

Nearest Train Station: Rolleston Train Station

Found in the village of Rolleston is Gurkha One, a top five ranking restaurant for Nottingham. Diners can enjoy fine Indian and Nepalese cuisine in a quiet village location that provides fun for all the family. Not only do they serve fantastic food, but Gurkha One also have an extensive list of Indian and Nepalese beers, lagers and Indian wines amongst traditional real ales and lager.

Tamatanga @tamatanga

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station

Tamtanga began with an ethos of cooking fabulous, fresh and flavoursome Indian food that is both homely and hearty. Their relaxed design provides the perfect place for lunch, dinner and everything in-between. Kids are more than welcome at Tamatanga, and they provide crayons, colouring and activities to keep them entertained. If you can’t dine in, then make sure that you take their food away.

Oaks Nottingham @OaksNottingham

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station

If you’re looking for a new restaurant and bar in the heart of Nottingham then look no further. Oaks Nottingham specialise in locally-sourced grilled meats, crat beers and cocktails from lunch through to late night dining. If you’re a student you should check them out on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as they serve up bottomless burgers and their Bottomless Brunch on a Saturday.

The Ruddington Arms @ruddingtonarms

Nearest Train Station: Beeston Train Station

Five miles south of Nottingham, in a village called Ruddington, is The Ruddington Arms. The Ruddington Arms is owned by its head chef, Mark Anderson who has an extensive list of high-quality restaurants on his CV. The Ruddington Arm’s menu is even more extensive, serving something for everyone from Brunch (Friday-Sunday) to Dinner.

The Hockley Arts Club @HockleyArtsClub

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station

The Hockley Arts Club is all about serving up the finest seasonal produce to create delicious food with uncomplicated flavours. You can guarantee that every item that leaves their kitchen has been produced with the utmost care and attention. Whatever the occasion, you can rest assured that it will be catered for at The Hockley Arts Club.

baresca @baresca

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station

baresca is all about sharing the excitement of good food and wine with good friends. Born from a love of Barcelona, the atmosphere in baresca is that of a social and family environment which is made even more enjoyable with delicious food that is served. With food made for sharing, grab a friend (or four) and head on down and get stuck in.

The Larder on Goose Gate @LarderGoosegate

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station

Located in Hockley, just a few minutes from Market Square in the centre of Nottingham is The Larder in Goose Gate. Serving British and European food through a changing menu that is based around seasonal produce. One thing you can always expect is an excellent meal cooked to perfection.

The Cod’s Scallops @TheCodsScallops

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station and Beeston Train Station

Serving up the finest fresh seafood in Nottingham is The Cod’s Scallops. With fish delivered daily from areas such as Brixham, Cromer and Filey, you can be sure the seafood you’re being served is of the best quality. Not only do they serve classic fish and chips, they also create homemade pies and award winning sausages, plus seasonal specials such as braised lamb shanks, faggots and onion gravy plus “posh fish pie”.

Das-Kino @daskinonotts

Nearest Train Station: Nottingham Train Station

If you want your food served up with a side of fun then you need to get yourself down to Das-Kino. Not only do they serve a vast array of food, such as light bites for lunch and full blown meals for occasions that call for it, they also have a fantastic bar area and Ping Pong tables. So after you’ve finished chowing down on the delicious food, you can work it off with a vigorous game of Ping Pong. Perfect.

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