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Taste of Nottingham

Food-lovers across the region are preparing for a week of exciting gastronomic treats, delicious discounts and tasty £10 menus as the city gets ready for It’s in Nottingham’s Taste of Nottingham which takes place from 21 to 27 September 2015. Organised by the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), a Taste of Nottingham is a city-wide […]

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Golden Fleece Reopens

One of the most popular pubs on Mansfield Road reopened late on Monday 29th June after an intense week-long refurbishment. All of the alterations are subtle but much needed. The major changes are on the bar and in the cellar. The pub now has a permanent selection of 9 real ales (5 of which are CAMRA […]

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The Larder

Oh Hockley, bearer of all things delicious and independent. The LeftLion office populace are not averse to smashing a few cobs ‘round these parts, but there are far more elegant eateries for those evenings when we’re feeling a touch more refined. By the entrance to Oxfam is a set of stairs that lead to The […]

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Jamie’s Italian

Crab Spaghettini, Crispy Squid, Hunters Ragu A lot of people don’t like Jamie Oliver. Usually citing physical attributes: his floppy face, Cockney gibberish or stomach churning chumminess. Personally, I judge him on his achievements instead: activist, author, change-driver, philanthropist, innovator, having no qualms about telling Michael Gove that he’s a complete git. Surely that’s enough […]

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Treat Kitchen

We love a local independent. Even more so when they start stocking everything from chocolate pizzas to ginger beer-flavoured bonbons. Martin and Jess Barnett have opened just the establishment, much to the joy of belt stockists all over Nottingham. We found out what they had to say about all things tuffy… Tell us how Treat […]

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Riverbank

Since being converted some years ago, the building on the edge of Trent Bridge has turned a touch more upmarket. Overlooking the river, sipping a glass of vino, digging into a meat board with the sun on your face, it’s easy to think you’ve been transported to Venice. But it’s not Venice, it’s Nottingham. Romantic […]

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Five Guys

I love a good burger. Even more so when it’s accompanied by a fizzy pop machine with OVER A HUNDRED DIFFERENT FLAVOURS of Sprites, Fantas, Coke – you name it, they’ve flavoured it. I was running late so managed to scope out the gaff while searching for my LeftLion family: white and red square-tiled walls, […]

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Breakfast in Notts. In 5 words.

It’s the most important meal of the day, and although toast and cereal does a fine job, it’s nice to get a proper breakfast down you every now and again… Breakfast in Notts. In five words. GB Cafe Huge portions for a fiver Sneinton Market, Sneinton The Wollaton Locally sourced, but no deer Lambourne Drive, […]

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Reds True Barbeque

Neon lettering in the restaurant window reads ‘FREE SMELLS’, and boy does Queen Street smell good now that Red’s True Barbecue have moved in. Yeah, Fopp was cool and we were all sad to see it move but, for the new residents, rock ‘n’ roll isn’t just a section, it’s the whole ethos. We’re not […]

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La Tasca

Outside may be grey in Nottingham, but inside La Tasca, the full colour made me reminisce about evenings spent sitting off Las Ramblas in Barcelona, gazing at the ocean. Missing out on the location was remedied with the prospect of shoving a load of tapas in our gobs. After being led to our table, our […]

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