Grilled Cheese Magic at Blend in Sneinton Market

Blend in Sneinton Market is a fantastic spot serving up some of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I have had for ages. They may just have saved my grilled cheese life! They are serving proper grilled cheese cooked on the flat top grill and have created a whole load of tasty combinations all with themed…

Breakfast at The Picnic Basket

I love the Picnic Basket on Carrington Street! I always pick this place over the nearby chains if I want a cup of tea and a sandwich. When we are getting the train out of town it is my first stop in the morning for a bacon cob which comes with a free cup of…

The Big Fish Restaurant near Sherwood Forest

The Big Fish Restaurant at Ollerton is a little bit of a hidden gem in the Nottinghamshire Fish and Chip scene. It is located on the side of the roundabout at the junction of the A614 and the A6075. I think I have driven past this place hundreds of time when passing along that route…

The Eel Bento Box at Manga Sushi

Manga Sushi Japanese Restaurant on King Street in Nottingham seems to style itself between Sushi and Noodles.  As you might expect the menu had a lot of sushi options on it, and perhaps really  that was what I should have been ordering. To be honest I popped in here because I fancied some noodles or…

Happy Dough Lucky – Excellent Neapolitan Style Pizza

Happy Dough Lucky have taken over The Lace House Bar in the Eastern Quarter with a Pop-up restaurant serving up some really quite decent Pizza. I had heard on the very low hanging Grapevine back in December that they were up and running with a very soft launch and that they were going to be…

Southern Fried Chicken and Waffle Burger at The Canal House

The Canal House on Canal Street in Nottingham, next to the Canal (spot the theme in the thread) is a great pub for sampling Ale. I really don’t come here often enough considering the excellent selection of beers that they stock. The rumour that the sole reason is that you have to walk several flights…

Bulgogi Rice Bowl at TimeOut Cafe

The Sign on the Board outside the TimeOut Café on Wheeler Gate suggested that “It’s Rice Bowl o’clock” and you know what just for once I agreed and let the advertising win 🙂 Well to be honest about half of these posts start with some sort of chalkboard or sign leading me into somewhere to…

Sunday Lunch at The Botanist in West Bridgford

The Botanist in West Bridgford has been open on ‘our avenue’ for about 4 months now. This Gincentric chain moved into the space vacated by ‘Fire and Ice’ back in October and is to be honest exactly the sort of place that West Bridgford deserves. I got older last week so as a reward for…

Moulin Rouge – Fish and Chips on Trinity Square

The Moulin Rouge Restaurant on Trinity Square was an interesting and unplanned spot that I visited this week for a plate of Fish and Chips. It was a spur of the moment choice. I really didn’t want to sit out on the street in the dark on a damp bench to scoff down my chips….

Bunk Dogs – Icelandic Beer Braised Hot Dogs

Bunk Dogs in Nottingham is located just off Bridlesmith Gate, down the hill on Pepper Street by Peppers Rocks. I had seen the bright red neon sign in the distance as I was walking by and was drawn in by the possibility of a Hot Dog. On the website and on the board attached to…

PJ’s American Diner in Newark – “Washington Waffles”

PJ’s American Diner in Newark is located just off St Marks Place on Clinton Arms Street (It also seems to be known as PJ’s American Coffee Bar). We popped in to see if they were the real deal or just another spot jumping on the Americana wagon. I have eaten in many such places in…

Sexy Mama Love Cicchetti, and so do I!

Sexy Mama Love Cicchetti on Carlton Street in Hockley is the latest offering from Edin Gondzica. They are serving up some excellent classic small plates of Cicchetti style food (think Italian Tapas) and are well worth a visit. It gently reinvents the space formerly known as “Edin’s Natural Kitchen”. I suppose that this is just…