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16 places you need to eat in Nottingham

24th August 2019

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There are more restaurants and cafes in Nottingham than you can shake a hungry stick at. So, where to start?

Don’t worry, we’ve done our research - let us guide you on this gastronomic journey…

1. Nottingham Street Food Club

Bao buns? Yes please - and that’s just one of the options that’s available at Nottingham Street Food Club, where the city’s street food aficionados are on a mission to make sure you #EatLocalDineGlobal. Sounds good to us…

Where? 151 Intu Victoria Centre, Clocktower Dining

2. Hungry Pumpkin Deli / Cafe

We think this veggie parmigiana, from Hungry Pumpkin in the Lace Market, is the perfect thing to get us through an autumnal afternoon. The menu also includes salads, jacket potatoes, paninis and various sides.

Where? 38 High Pavement

3. Junkyard

Sometimes all you want is a burger in a bottle shop, and Junkyard can provide you with exactly this.

Where? 12 Bridesmith Walk

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4. Jamcafe

It might not be a traditional brunch spot, but we’re very reliably informed that the offering at Jamcafe hits all the right spots the morning - and with its wide selection of eggs, pancakes and mac ‘n cheese, we have to agree. This line-up of a giant Danish + eggs benedict will probably do the trick…

Where? 12 Heathcoat Street

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5. The Rum House

Now, a prohibition bar that serves Caribbean food might not immediately seem like a match made in heaven… but what about this sweet potato and garlic rack of lamb? Yeah, we knew you could be convinced…

Where? 9 Broad Street

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6. Oscar and Rosie’s

Routinely named as the best pizza in Nottingham and recommended by local food bloggers and Buzzfeed, there’s not much more we need to say about this one.

Where? 8 Stoney Street

7. Studio 23

A contemporary Asian street food tapas joint, we’re hearing everything good about Studio 23’s pho - try it on a hungover day and find yourself magically restored. For now though, we’re after some Vietnamese dirty fries.

Where? 23-25 Heathcoat Street

8. Zaap Thai

It’s not a 100% local brand (there are also restaurants in Leeds and Newcastle), but Zaap Thai deserves inclusion - if only for it’s Bangkok-inspired decor. And maybe also for this curry + beer combo.

Where? 6 Bromley Place

9. No. 12 Hounds Gate

Danish open sandwiches and nourishing bowls are the order of the day here. Everything on the menu is either already vegan, or can be ordered vegan.

Where? Um, 12 Hounds Gate - funnily enough

10. Edin’s Nottingham

Just look at those pies… served up by Edin himself at his deli/cafe. Real local, real cheap.

Where? Edin’s Deli Cafe @ 15 Broad Street / Edin’s Natural Kitchen @ 15 Carlton Street

11. Annie’s Burger Shack

There’s strong vegan and veggie representation at Annie’s, which is always a plus. For the meat-eaters, expect burgers that incorporate cuisines including Mexican, Greek, German and Caribbean. Pictured: a vegan sloppy Joe, with curly fries.

Where? 5 Broadway

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12. The Cod & Scallops

There are three of the sustainable, posh chippies around Nottingham, meaning you can get your fix of takeaway crab, cod or even Saveloy wherever you might be.

Where? Sherwood, Long Eaton and Wollaton

13. Warsaw Diner

Another surprising pairing comes from this Polish-run American-style diner. A regular student haunt, we’re told it offers a real slice of Americana. These pancakes suggest the rumours are true.

Where? 93-95 Derby Road

14. The Pudding Pantry

This place does exactly what it promises, serving up a huge selection of cakes as well as afternoon tea - there’s even a New Year’s Eve champagne brunch, which sounds more than tempting.

Where? 27-29 Trinity Square, Burton Street

15. Small Food Bakery

This 100% sourdough bakery wants to reinvent the way we eat our bread… and with offerings like this pizza on the menu, we’re right there with them.

Where? 33 Seely Road

16. Yamas

This mezze restaurant serves up Nottingham’s favourite calamari… or so we hear. Probably time we tested it ourselves.

Where? 5 Thurland Street

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