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Food and drink in Nottingham: things to know before you go

Find your ideal flavour with our answers to the most commonly asked questions on food and drink in Nottingham.

Which are the best restaurants in Nottingham?

There are many great foodie experiences to be had in the city. Whether you like to eat traditional British food, or fancy something a little different, we look at some of the best places for food and drink in and around Nottingham.

  • Irie and Co. For hearty Caribbean flavours bursting with taste sensations, this mouth-watering menu includes drunken jerk chicken, ackee and saltfish spring rolls, and plantain and callaloo lasagne.
  • Parliament Bar and Kitchen. If you’re in the mood for sharing, this African-influenced venue lays on great tapas, as well as a heady mix of cocktails and other refreshments.
  • Singh's Restaurant. Enjoy choosing from a menu packed full of Indian flavours with a modern twist, with Taranga chicken and Kashmiri karahi proving irresistible.

What are the most popular cocktails?

Mixing up the perfect cocktail is a matter of taste. Whether you want the zing of a fruity blend or the creamy smoothness of Irish influence, a good bartender knows how to shake up something appealing. If you’re looking to try something new, here are a few of the most popular cocktails you’ll find in bars in Nottingham.

  • Long Island Iced Tea. Named after its resemblance to regular iced tea, this familiar tipple includes several refreshing spirits, and a little cola.
  • Daiquiri. This simple light and refreshing recipe is often served with shaved ice in a cocktail glass. Its main ingredients are rum, simple syrup and lime juice.
  • Espresso Martini. This rich, revitalising taste sensation is served cold and straight up into a chilled glass, and consists of vodka, espresso coffee, coffee liqueur and sugar syrup.

Where can I get a good afternoon tea in Nottingham?

A fashionable afternoon treat, many Nottingham cafes specialise in a good afternoon tea for those occasions that need a little extra lunchtime glamour. For the best tips on where to go, check out some of the latest reviews online. Here are a few of our favourites.

  • Tea with purr-fect company. For an unusual type of the traditional afternoon tea, take yours at The Kitty Cafe in the company of its resident cats and kittens. Just try not to take them all home!
  • The traditional one. The 4-star afternoon tea at St James Hotel delivers classic finger sandwiches with sweet treats, with a glass of Prosecco as a modern touch.
  • The vegan option. Beaumond Cross Inn offers special homemade vegan cakes, sandwiches with vegetable spreads and delicious tea enjoyed with or without your preferred milk.

Are there any good food markets in Nottingham?

Nottingham’s got plenty to offer when it comes to food and drink markets. Serving up the finest locally sourced produce and fresh ingredients, there’s enough inspiration across the city’s food stalls to pep up the family meal. Find everything you need for your weekly shop, plus a few extra treats in between.

Catch the popular vegan Sneinton Market on the edge of Nottingham city centre on the first Saturday, or try West Bridgford Farmers Market on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Alternatively, avoid the hassle of heading out and enjoy great subscription offers on Nottingham’s greatest groceries and markets.