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Take a trip to this quirky Nottingham eatery and you’ll easily feel like you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole and into wonderland. Spread out over two floors, Curious Manor provides a real of escapism and fantasy, indulge in some cocktails, afternoon tea or dinner surrounded by all sorts of curiosities, from whimsical vintage-style decor to a hanging alligator and life size tree. You’ll find Curious Manor located on Trinity Square in the City Centre – book now for an unforgettable dining experience.
Alice once said that if she had a world of her own everything would be nonsense, and we can’t help but wonder if she was the interior designer behind this stylish Nottingham City Centre venue. On the ground floor at Curious Manor you’ll find The Scullery, decked out with copper pots and pans and a washing line, while the first floor takes the form of a manor house, split into different rooms. Whether its for some drinks, brunch, lunch or or dinner, Curious Manor provides a special location, drawing in crowds from all over Newcastle and further afield. Cure your hangover with the Hangover Hash (chorizo, pepperonata, hash brown, fried egg and mozzarella), share some small plates with friends, chow down on a juicy burger or steak, or feast on some pizza or a larger dish like the mac n cheese or salmon fillet – there’s something to suit all tastes and occasions at Curious Manor.
Or, for the full Alice in Wonderland experience, head over for a spot of afternoon tea. We recommend the Tipsy Tea (a traditional afternoon tea served with a cocktail of your choice) and chocoholics will love the Chocola-tea (finger sandwiches, chocolate chip scone with nutella and clotted cream, chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce, chocolate cake and a selection of chocolates served with tea or coffee). As one of Nottingham’s most unique venues, Curious Manor on Trinity Square in the City Centre can get busy. Snag the perfect seat by making a reservation in advance!
We sat upstairs and had a seat in the window with a good view. The afternoon tea was substantial and with a good variety of sandwiches and cakes plus scones etc. The staff were excellent and the room was very interesting. Very good value for money. We both enjoyed the occasion.
A very nice themed place with great service , quality of food, and presentation. I would highly reccomend it to others as a contemporary and modern afternoon tea place
This place is wonderful! The decor is very quirky and creates a great atmosphere - this is throughout the entire place and they'd really though of everything! The afternoon tea was fabulous and great value for money! (We even had to take some home!) my mum loved every minute of it and it completely made our afternoon. We will definitely be back!
Great food and drinks. Got there in time for happy hour! Service was very good. We had a selection of small plates for starters, they were all fantastic. Would definitely go back.
I love the Curious Manor! Having only been before in the daytime (highly recommended) my friend and I went for dinner. It was FAB. So pretty with all the lights and gives the super interiors another dimension. Food was excellent, staff could not be friendlier or more helpful and the caramel cheesecake was to die for!! Please visit the Curious Manor - you will not regret it!
I had booked a table for two and requested that there be space for two pushchairs, when we first got there - the table was not ready. The end part of the restaurant was empty apart from two other ladies having afternoon tea, we was seated next to them when all other tables were clear, and remained to stay empty whilst we was there. The server stated that where she sat us (next to a staff only double door and the window where the food came from the kitchen) would be the best place as the pushchairs would not be in the way - our two little ones were sleeping, so perfect! We ordered the afternoon tea and they were very generous to let us change some of the food, because we didn’t like salmon or egg. However throughout being seated we were asked at least 5 times if we could move the pushchairs as they needed to access an area where they had said we would not be disturbed. Now anyone with children, ours are 10 months and 5 months, knows that when they sleep, please let them sleep without being bothered! Especially if you have stated this area would not nbe needing access. The gentleman who served our table and took our order, I found very rude at times, yes he did ask if everything was okay and change some of the menus for us, however he did see our drinks were empty and never once asked if we would like another. I had to get his attention. When asking for the bill he was at the table next to us sorting cakes. By this point our little ones were awake from all the noise next to the kitchen an constantly being disturbed and pushed by. If the restaurant was busy I would not be writing this. But with the end of the restaurant being empty apart from us and two others, I would expect better service and not a feeling of being rushed or in the way.
Great food. However when the waitress showed us to our table, the seats wetent suitable for people with back problems. We asked if we could move.. the waitress initially thought it would be difficult but checked and escorted us to a table which was squeezed tightly in a cornet. I had to move the other table and seats to be able to sit comfortably. I asked if we could sit over looking the window and was informed that we couldnt despite no one sitting there during our visit. One of my guests asked if they could do a cream tea but with alternative cream. The waitress checked with the chef and apparently that was not an option. The music was too loud for us to have a conversation with each other. Again when asked if they could turn it down it was a polite no. As much as we enjoyed the food.. we will probably choose other venues. The staff were as polite as they could be. So i dont blame them for the things that happened. Just the procedures that are in place seem awkward.
The setting of Curios Manor is very quirky and therefore makes for a very unusual but pleasant atmosphere for a meal out. I went with my boyfriend on a Saturday night and my only criticism would be that by the time we were shown to our table at 20:30, the music was very loud and set up more for people coming in just for drinks rather than those dining. The food itself was great: my boyfriend and I shared a few starters tapas style and both had burgers for mains and I couldn't fault the food at all. The only problem was that by the time we were ready to order pudding (~22:00), we were told that we could only have items in the main fridge as the kitchens were no longer serving. While we both enjoyed our puddings, there were only a few options to choose from which is a shame because the pudding selection on the menu did look very good. Overall I couldn't fault the food, drinks or cocktails but if you are looking for a proper dining experience, it would probably be best to go reasonably early in the evening and maybe avoid the weekend as well.
This place was recommend by my Grandma to come here and have after-noon tea, and my goodness I am so glad I went! The cake and sandwiches are delicious, and having so many different varieties was even better! The scones were sensational, with beautiful clotted cream and jam and having unlimited tea or coffee made it x10 better! The service was very quick and the staff were very friendly and welcoming! I have never been to such a unique and grand place before, and will defiantly return again to try some more different cakes or even have a look at the tasty full course meals that was on the menu!!! :)
Although the food and general atmosphere was great, my sister and I found our table to 2 to be rather cramped with a large candle, vase of flowers, menus etc taking up a lot of the limited space. We ordered just olives for a starter but were served bread as well. When we told the waitress that we hadn't ordered it, she did apologise and promised it would be removed from the bill - which it wasn't. The most disappointing part of our visit was the lack of good old-fashioned plates. Although our food looked very pretty served on a narrow wooden slab, the novelty of rummage in a mini bucket for our fries, extracting coleslaw from a tiny jar, and trying to negotiate a very tall burger with no room to actually cut up our food or use cutlery soon wore off. These serving methods clearly make things difficult for the waiting staff too. When attempting to clear our table, the waitress dropped a steak knife on my sister as it fell off the tiny wooden slab and also knocked food onto her suede shoes (which now appear to be stained), and sent a jar of coleslaw onto my dress and bag. Quite embarrassing for everyone involved.