There's been a changing of the guard of sorts in Nottingham restaurants lately, with the closure of several High Street restaurants in Nottingham's city centre, and the flourishing of independent, artisan and locally owned eateries springing up throughout the centre. We could debate and discuss for hours on why this has come about, but essentially we think it's down to Nottingham becoming a Unesco City of Literature, and the nationwide shift throughout the UK towards a more conscious style of dining. Whatever the real reason, it's allowed for some exceptional restaurants opening in Nottingham's city centre. And while it's true that the outskirts of this vibrant city have some gems of their own, it's the city centre where the gastronomic magic happens.
With Nottingham being one of the most popular university destinations in the UK, the number of international students migrating to the area has brought with it a plethora of cuisines from all corners of the globe, and in the Nottingham city centre, restaurants are as varied as you can imagine. You'll find burger joints specialising in hipster American-style fare, alongside Vietnamese street food eateries, or just turn down any street in the city centre to find a Nottingham Indian restaurant serving up mouthwatering curries in a hurry. You can find innovative pop up restaurants, food trucks, Japanese izakaya, German beer halls where you can feast on schnitzel and pork knuckles, and of course, the classic British gastropub. Essentially, whatever tickles your fancy, you'll be able to find at one of the many Nottingham city centre restaurants.
So, after a long week of study or work it's essential to treat yourself to an evening exploring the best of the vibrant and exciting restaurant and bar scene Nottingham has on offer. One of our favourite Nottingham city centre restaurant and bars, is the Curious Manor on Trinity Square where you can take in the wonderland-esque interior and fall down the rabbit hole by indulging in their seriously good cocktails. This is also an excellent choice for the morning-after hangover and they even do a specialty hangover hash – necessary after all those cocktails! Following on, try popping into The Bierkeller for German wheat beers and wurst that will really get the party started, or take a trip to Around the World Bar & Lounge for a fill of steak, pizza, or their famous black angus burger which is essential when out exploring the Nottingham city centre restaurant scene.
As we said earlier, there's an array of new and innovative restaurants opening in Nottingham's city centre that are distancing themselves from the standard High Street chains. And not only that, but these new eateries are bringing new and exciting cuisines to the forefront. For example, Korean restaurants are the latest restaurants to grace Nottingham's city centre, with locals going crazy for kimchi and bibimbap. Alongside this is a trend in American smokehouse restaurants specialising in traditional southern-style fare, that's certainly a comfort food favourite among Nottinghamians of late. But with so many new and exciting cuisines popping up in restaurants throughout Nottingham's city centre, it can be hard to choose...
… luckily Quandoo has done the hard yards, so you can just browse the best selection of Nottingham restaurants in the city centre, read reviews of other diners, check out the menu and description of your chosen venue and book your table online. It certainly makes life a whole lot easier, so all you have to do is get excited about venturing out to one of Nottingham's best city centre restaurants. Enjoy!