Nottingham Journals

Nottingham - Some of the Restaurants around the City

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A travel journal to Nottingham by MichaelJM

The Pearl Photo, Nottingham, England More Photos
Quote: Although Nottingham is not my home city, I've lived near to it for most of my working life. It's a great city and not at all like it has recently been described in the media. The shops, theatres, and restaurants are all easily accessible.

The Pearl

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The Pearl Photo, Nottingham, England
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The Pearl is a Chinese restaurant in the leafy suburb of West Bridgford. It has the advantage of easy parking, and if you fancy a drink prior to your meal, you can call in at the "Stratford Haven" (next door) where you’ll be able to choose one of their many real ales. If you prefer it, the Pearl has its own lounges where you can sit and have a pre-meal drink and a chat with friends. Indeed, there is a real feel of a "city" wine bar about the place, with a downstairs formal table and chairs area, or upstairs, a more relaxed mezzanine lounge with more comfortable chairs and a separate bar. A group of us went for a Friday night meal, and although not packed out, it clearly was a popular venue. Mos...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 5, 2005

The Pearl
42-44 Bridgford Road
Nottingham, England NG2 6AP
(0115) 945-5048

Pierre Victoire

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Pierre Victoire Photo, Nottingham, England
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I remember this building as a bank, but for the past 10 years, Milton Street (in the very centre of town) has housed Pierre Victoire, a fashionable French bistro. A couple of years ago, it was voted the best-value restaurant in the city’s restaurant awards, and I believe it has now stood the test of time and adapted to the dining needs of the city. It’s handy for a pre-theatre meal and offers a special rate of two courses for under £12 if ordered before 7pm. Their fast service will ensure that you make it to your theatre seat in good time This is a totally informal restaurant that has a resident pianist on the weekend to create a relaxed feel to the place – personally, I found it a bit loud and ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 10, 2005

Pierre Victoire
13-17 Milton Street
Nottingham, England NG1 3EN
(0115) 941-2850

The Traveller's Rest

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The Traveller's Rest Photo, Nottingham, England
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This pub is on the outskirts of Nottingham on Mapperley Plains. There is plenty of parking, and although on a main road, it feels secluded and tranquil. At the back of the pub, you can eat outdoors using the picnic tables. On a good day, this offers great views of the Trent Valley and the surrounding countryside. I’ve been eating here on and off for the past 10 years, and I’ve had a range of eating experiences in this establishment. In recent years, I’ve never been disappointed, and although service can be a bit slow, especially at a busy lunchtime, the meal is usually worth the wait, although recent reports indicate a change of chef and today’s meal was okay but not brilliant. This pl...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 7, 2005

The Traveller's Rest
Mapperley Plains
Nottingham, England NG3 5RT
01159 264412

Cafe Piano

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Cafe Piano Photo, Nottingham, England
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We’ve only recently spotted the Café Piano in the village of Radcliffe-on-Trent (about 5 miles out of the city centre). The café is open all day, and up until 6 pm, a coffeehouse. Tables and chairs spill out into the street, and at this point on Main Street, the pavement is wide enough to bring a continental feel to this otherwise ordinary-looking shop frontage. The downside is that it’s between the video rental shop and local post office, but once inside, it’s clear that the proprietors have made a real effort to make this a decent dining experience.It is a small restaurant, seating no more than 38 inside, and you are well advised to book if you want to eat later in the week (Thursday ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 8, 2005

Cafe Piano
7a Main St.
Nottingham, England NG12 2FD
0115-933 2233

Bridge at Gamston, Stratford Arms & Rose and Crown

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Restaurant | "Three diners to the west of town"

Bridge at Gamston, Stratford Arms & Rose and Crown Photo, Nottingham, England
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The Bridge at Gamston is a large, purpose-built pub on the outskirts of the City Centre offering budget pub meals in the afternoon and early evening. There is no discernable dining area, and like most pubs of its ilk, you only need to turn up and place your order at the bar. The Bridge has a fairly average menu, and all meals are precooked and ready to serve. The place seemed lacking in ambience, and although the staff was welcoming enough, it was just a place to have a quick meal and a drink or two. The great thing about the Bridge is that our meals were served fairly rapidly, well prepared, hot, and of course, cheap. It is not a place for an evening out, but we were adequately fed before a trip to t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 7, 2005

Bridge at Gamston, Stratford Arms & Rose and Crown
West Bridgford, Gamston & Cotgrave
Nottingham, England