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The most recent outpost of Nottingham’s funky Curious family, The Curious Townhouse on High Pavement is a unique, do-it-all Lace Market venue that balances aesthetics and artistic decor (not to mention historical grandeur) with cutting-edge cuisine and top-shelf drinks. Blurring lines between cafe, bar and contemporary British eatery, The Curious Townhouse is bound to impress whatever the time of day or night – just bear in mind that their location and reputation makes it hard to catch them at a quiet moment, so booking ahead is often a must!
The food was quite nice...nothing special. We booked the afternoon tea. The service was not great. The staff did not offer to top the "bottomless tea" up or make sure there was cutlery on the table. The staff gave the impression that they didn't really want to be there to be honest. Was quite disappointed overall as I had heard really good things about this place. Don't think I will be visiting again.
Prefer Curious Manner, Trinity Square. Atmosphere, food, layout and overall experience more enjoyable at the Trinity Square branch. Also, the tables are quite segregated because of limited space downstairs
Gorgeous afternoon spent celebrating my best friends birthday! Afternoon tea and cocktails were gorgeous!! Staff were friendly and very helpful! Lovely setting !can't wait to go back!
Anybody familiar with other Curious Nottingham outlets will be rightfully excited by this gorgeous venue on High Pavement, but The Curious Townhouse is perhaps the most impressive of an already impressive bunch. The exquisite 18th-century venue is charming enough in itself, but the tasteful decor makes it a real class act in keeping with the chic vibe of the Lace Market area (Nottingham Contemporary gallery is just a stone’s throw away, after all). The Curious Townhouse opens early and stays so until late into the night, so whether after a cafe for morning coffee and croissant, an elegant European or modern British lunch, or a refined night out (the bar shakes up some of Nottingham’s very best cocktails, and there is a pool table and DJ space too), you will not be let down by what you find at The Curious Townhouse.
In terms of dining, there are plenty of surprises in store for those who arrive at High Pavement expecting the standard British bar bites or European cafe meals. Think fresh, delicately dressed crab to share over a drink or a range of house-cured breakfast treats, not to mention superb versions of more familiar dishes like chilli chicken wings and probably the best eggs benedict to be found around The Lace Market. Whichever way you slice it, The Curious Townhouse is quirky, funky, fun and delicious – but it’s also popular, so advance bookings are strongly advised at all times.