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Every year, a group of my closest girlfriends and I get together for a girl’s weekend away to explore a new UK city. This year, we decided on Nottingham, and it didn’t disappoint! With its mix of historic architecture, thriving nightlife and abundance of green spaces, Nottingham is a great city to explore. And if you’re a foodie, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding places to eat. The city is teeming with great food hotspots, and we had an absolute blast indulging in all the deliciousness that Nottingham has to offer. Here’s a round-up of some of the best places we ate at during our weekend.


The most important meal of the day should be done right, and in Nottingham, there are plenty of great places to do just that. There’s no better place than The Pudding Pantry for a real morning treat. Now, don’t let the name fool you; this place has so much more to offer than just puddings (although their selection of homemade cakes, cookies, cheesecakes and brownies is definitely worth a try). The savoury dishes on the menu are just as drool-worthy; think Eggs Benedict Pancake with Smoked Salmon or Bacon and Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Syrup. Yum! It’s the perfect way to start a day of exploring.

Afternoon Tea

If you’re looking for a quintessentially British experience, afternoon tea is a must. And there’s nowhere better to enjoy it than at Hart’s restaurant. This elegant eatery is located in Nottingham’s highest-rated hotel on the old ramparts of Nottingham Castle. It offers a stunning array of teas, sandwiches, pastries, cakes and scones. The Hart’s champagne afternoon tea is especially popular, and it’s easy to see why – who doesn’t love sipping bubbly whilst nibbling on little treats? With its beautiful setting and delicious food, Hart’s is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with friends.


No day out is complete without a little something sweet. And Nottingham has no shortage of places to satisfy your sugar cravings. For something truly delectable, head over to Heavenly Desserts. This place is an absolute haven for dessert lovers. You’ll be spoilt for choice, with over 80 different desserts on the menu. From classic favourites like cornflake tart and sticky toffee pudding to more unusual options like rose and raspberry cheesecake and saffron milk cake, there’s something for everyone. And if you can’t decide on just one, you can always order a dessert tapas to share, guaranteed to leave you feeling very happy indeed!


Nottingham is home to a number of great bars and pubs, perfect for grabbing a drink or two after a long day of exploring. The Alchemist is a great option if you’re looking for somewhere to unwind and relax. Set in the gothic grandeur of King Street, this bar is perfect for enjoying a cocktail or two in style. They have an extensive menu of creative and delicious drinks, and the bartenders are always happy to make something special if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

Sunday Roast

And finally, no weekend away would be complete without a traditional Sunday roast. Browns Brasserie and Bar is a great place to enjoy this British favourite. With a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere and a menu of classic dishes with a modern twist, Browns is the perfect place to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon with friends. The Roast Sirloin of Beef is especially good and comes with all the trimmings, including roasted potatoes, a selection of seasonal vegetables, thyme Yorkshire pudding and red wine gravy. Delicious!

So there you have it, a foodie’s weekend guide to Nottingham. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, casual eats, or something in between, Nottingham has plenty of great restaurants to choose from.

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Bon appetit!