Nottingham’s tapas wave. Nottingham’s independent bar and restaurant scene is heating up and we couldn’t be more excited to see tapas joints introduced into the mix. Move over, hearty portions; small plates dining is in – often paired with wine – as you’ll see at the tapas restaurants in Nottingham. Originally from Spain, tapas has evolved into a full cuisine of its own and is now an essential part of the local gastronomic culture, so much so that the Spaniards even have a word, tapear, to describe bar-hopping for tapas and drinks. You’ll often see tapas being eaten at the bar or on upturned barrels in a loud or convivial atmosphere, making it one of the best ways to experience the bustle of Spanish city life. Why not do the same at a tapas spot in Nottingham? With Quandoo, you can easily locate one near you and reserve a table to get ahead of the line.