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Oaks Nottingham – A Family Restaurant

Stepping into Oaks, with its light wood décor, warm lighting, impressive ‘chandeliers’ made of strung up, long wicked candles – not lit, of course, there’s such a thing as health and safety nowadays – and tables spaced out nicely, was just the ticket on what was a rather nippy night in Nottingham. After seating us […]

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Rum House

Greeted by slick décor with rustic hints – stag horns, antique sewing machines, the cheeky speakeasy-style Rum House Rules – and fifties jazz, we plonked ourselves on leather sofas and had a flick through the newly renovated Rum House’s menu. We didn’t hang about in ordering a delicious-sounding cocktail (all designed in-house, our smiley waitress […]

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ZAAP Thai Nottingham

  Since my plans to go to Thailand haven’t quite come to fruition yet, popping to Zaap Thai seemed a good compromise. Initially dubious, due to the inauthenticity of most British interpretations of foreign culture and food, we were assured by our waitress that the food was as good as it would ever be outside […]

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Calcutta Club

Located in the Indian state of West Bengal, Calcutta was the capital of the entire country under the rule of the British Raj from 1773-1911. In 2001 the name of the city was officially changed to Kolkata in order to reflect the Bengali pronunciation more closely. The Calcutta Polo Club was established there in 1862 […]

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Revolucion De Cuba

There are new eateries popping up all over the shop these days, and one of the latest sits on Market Street where Bar Circle used to be. A little birdy tells me that those silly boggers had plastered all over the original fixtures and fittings within the building to make it look all funky fresh, […]

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The Pudding Pantry

Being a lady who lunches has always appealed. Sitting down to tea and cake while the rest of the world slaves away… Oh what a life. Although I conveniently forget what too much cream cake does to the thighs, and how full one would feel after eating the contents of a huge cake stand. But […]

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The Barrel Drop

Rummaging around Rob’s Records isn’t half thirsty work. So when you emerge over the undulating dunes of discs, John Mills-like, The Barrel Drop next door is a welcome sight. The city centre’s only micropub, dispensing real ales right off the barrel on racks behind a tiny bar, it’s a cosy, beery oasis smack-bang in the […]

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Nottingham Winter Wonderland Christmas Market

It comes to town every year, to the same Scroogey groans, but I will shamelessly say the Christmas market is bob on. Never mind about how cheesy it is, and the Michael Bublé repeats making your tabs bleed – that’s the charm, in’t it? Plus, there are some lovely bits to stuff stockings and gobs […]

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Pizza Inferno – In Pictures

There’s a new oven in town and it’s hot hot hot. Pizza Inferno are firing up pizzas at 900 degrees they’re ready in about two minutes. Not only that you can create your own pizzas without being judged…combine bacon and pineapple if you like – in fact, it’s actively encouraged to test the boundaries and post […]

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Yamas

As a long-standing Greek meze and tapas restaurant situated on Thurland Street, this quaint and stylish tid-bit kitchen is ideal for generous nibbling plates between friends and couples. Comfortable seating and a warm decor settle you in for the evening, and once our table was adorned with an array of fish, meat and vegetables, there […]

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