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Lovely food, wine & venue. Most enjoyable. Would recommend a visit.
Very quick service tasty food and excellent choice of food and lovely ambience
A very enjoyable evening meal. Excellent service and good food. Thank you.
Most Enjoyable evening Excellent Food & Wine. Efficient Service & Staff
We drove up from Exeter to take my wife's mother out to lunch and arrived on time. We were seated near the entrance door which was not deal as it is was quite cold and a draft blew every time the door was opened. We asked if it was possible to move to another table and was told that the restaurant was fully booked and that we could not be moved. We arrived at 12.35 and left 2 hours later and there was a table available to our left which was not occupied during this time. People who arrived after us ( I counted three groups) were all seated away from the entrance door. I asked again and was told that we could not be moved to another table. When we finished our main meal we were told that there was a table available if we would like to finish our drinks there. We said that as we had been at this table for a considerable length of time that we would remain. We asked to see the desert menu and waited for a further 15-20 minutes but no one came to take our order. I asked one of the waiters to let us have the bill. I explained that we had waited a long time and no one came to take our desert order. At no time were we given an update as to why the service was so slow. When I paid one of the waiter's said that there was a staffing shortage and apologised. What should have been an enjoyable family Sunday lunch was spoilt by firstly not listening to our reasonable request to be re-seated out of the cold and secondly forgetting to take our desert order. We chose Fothergills based on the reviews on the website and will not be visiting our recommending it to our family or friends. Please can you investigate why we were so badly let down.
Such a pretty restaurant in the perfect location. The Christmas lights made Fothergills look extra special for my graduation meal. Food is so nice, especially the mussels in a bacon and leek sauce, and all great value. Service is great too - not overbearing and the right level of jokes/banter to add to the atmosphere of the place. They also booked a cab for us, and rang the company to check how far away they were without us even having to ask. Loved it!
Fothergills was recommended to me by my hairdresser and we have been twice now - first as a walk-in and this time with a reservation. Both times have been a delight. The food is wonderful (and there's enough of it), the atmosphere is cosy, the servers are attentive (and make great recommendations). We will probably make this our regular restaurant when going to the theatre.
We went here just a few days after my boyfriend had been on his works do here. He came home and really raved about the food and the whole experience. So, I was obviously really looking to coming. The place was easy to get to and has a nice view of the castle and the old part of Nottingham. The bar itself is nice, I like the mix of tables and chairs that don't match. The decor was nice and understated with a plain brick feature wall. The music was a good mix also and we enjoyed the ambience. The staff were lovely and very friendly. The food, hmmm. Our table was booked for 5pm so it wasn't very busy at all. I ordered the fish and chips and my boyfriend ordered Chicken and chorizo pasta. His was lovely, mine was ok. The fish was tasty but the batter felt soggy in places, and some of the crispy parts were very overdone. We then ordered dessert, cheese board and the lemon brûlée. We both enjoyed the desserts. Overall I felt that the meal was good, but I was expecting a bit more.
We had a great evening at Fothergills. The atmosphere was lovely, the service was very good, and we really enjoyed the food. The only reason for not giving a top score was that we had to complain about the quality of one of the beers. The charge for the beer was removed from the bill, so not a problem. We would love to return and recommend to others.
Great relaxed restaurant with a bar. Food was very good including one of our party who had a veggie option. Serving staff were very friendly and efficient. Mid range prices so thought the value for the quality of food and drink was excellent. Only tip would be if you don't want it to be too busy then ask to avoid the tables opposite the bar and go for the tables in the upstairs restaurant or in the lower level from the bar area. Main upstairs restaurant had a private function on the Saturday we went so would like to have been informed of that in advance.