Chino Latino - Nottingham
An extensive a la carte menu combines flavours from Japan, China, Thailand & Vietnam to produce a range of dishes that will appeal to any appetite. Knowledgable staff are always willing to make recommendations and assist with ordering.
The place itself is Uber Trendy with a decor of gun metal grey, crimson and cream and fashionably under lit. Chino Latino has perfected the art of a sophisticated and cosmopolitan dining experience.
Awards include 'Best Asian Restaurant' 2009, 'Best Oriental Restaurant' 2008, 2007 & 2006, 'Best non-European Restaurant' 2005.
I’m afraid very disappointed with everything, we were two of us for a Saturday evening meal , ordered bottle of white with the £45 tasting menu, service was slow, wine arrived and was warm, was put on ice at the waitress insistence, we asked for the manager to whom we have to explain the unacceptable fact that a £38 white wine bottle was tabled warm, he offered 3 alternatives we went for the mediocre same price Pinot Grigio, food arrived in a patchy way, the starters were Unpleasantly fridge cold, then waited long time for the mains, the meat was over cooked , we asked for medium rare, and the rest over spiced. Deserts were decent though. The worst, the atmosphere at first was lovely then around 9.45 pm the lights went up and they started setting tables up for breakfast, we were not yet finished with our meal, it looked as if we were kicked out from a busy Mac Donalds in the middle of nowhere. Definitely not worth £120. Service was reasonable and have to say polite, but perhaps management should consider better training for its staff, and better overall customer experience. Finally the toilets were shockingly dirty, too gross to explain in here. We were very disappointed indeed; we will not come back.
The food came out very random. The service from the waiting staff was also very poor.
Food was very good, service very slow though, 25 minutes after seating before we were spoken to again, even though we had no drinks on the table. Also has a lovely open kitchen, however this means you can watch the chef cough into his hand and observe him not washing his hands before handling more food.
Chino Latino is one of our favourite places and we travel around 30 miles to get there. We always have the Taster Menu which never fails to please on taste and presentation. On arrival at 7pm the pleasant Staff greeted us straight away and although the restaurant was quiet, which is how we like it, there was nice music playing in the background . The room had been given an update, table and chairs had been altered allowing more room between diners and the lighting had been lifted slightly so that you could actually see in there much better as it used to be really dark in there. One point to make is that when we first started going to Chinos we used to be given Vouchers off towards our next meal there, which encouraged you to go again more regularly. I would of given the whole experience 5 stars except that the Coffee Machine was not working which would of completed a lovely evening and meal. Definitely recommend and we will be back.
Distinctly average. Have eaten here before but not for some time. Struggling to think of anything positive to say. Expensive for what is a glorified hotel restaurant - service pleasant but poor. No effort to explain menu or dishes. Had to point out they did have the wine we ordered as it was in the bar refrigerator despite waiter claiming they didn’t have any.
Very nice environment, good food and good service. Quite quiet on Xmas eve. Done a good job with the new decor
Food was fine for our works do but had better here. Even though it was very quiet, bar service was very slow
The food is great indeed, however, the service is likely with some room for improvement. The junior servants, obviously less-trained served food neglecting whether customers have finished the food or not, but rushed to served all the dishes at the same time. Honestly, we felt stressed and uncomfortable with showing some emotions. A bit disappointed with not being noticed by them.
Plus, no one took care of our coats until we requested for a rack for them.
Terrible service but once we complained we got food compensation
We went as a group of five and had a set tasting menu at a cost of £45.00 each. The staff were very accommodating when we asked if we could swap out items from the tasting menu (i.e., replace with items from a different tasting menu) and all courses were delicious. The restaurant has a good selection of food suitable for vegans and were happy to adapt meals for my husband who has a nut allergy. The only criticism I have is that as the meal progressed, the restaurant became busier and we had to wait longer than we should have between courses BUT having said that I wouldn't hesitate to go back.
Food was lovely as I expected. Shame about the service. They were very friendly and polite but took forever to attract their attention once day at table , took a good 15 minutes to have to ask for a drinks menu to get another drink then after half an hour gave up waitibg to order another drink. As for the food which was beautiful in taste and presentation we were a party of three they brought one meal out then 10 minutes later no others but could see waitresses then taking meals out to other tables who had ordered after us. Surely meals should be brought out all together to each table. Got the bar managers attention and explained our annoyance who was very apologic and then went and brought our sides then other two meals. First meal.was cold.by then so had to ask for it to be reheated and ine of the other meal wasnt hot but my daughter wouldnt say anything. During whilst we were eating we asked for drinks menu as had drank the drinks we had taken to the table and the bottle of water on the table. Eventually given drinks menu but no follow up even after half an hour of waiting from the waitress. The service seriously let you down. I know you are having some refurbs on the 18th hopefully this includes looking ay your custoner service. Bar manager was very apologetic and did knock 20% off bill but didnt compensate really. First time at Chino Latinos after wanting to go there for the past few years and finally getting around to it. Wasnt even busy so cant even use that as an excuse for slack service sorry. Be it in the kitchen with chef not doing orders in order or waitresses not taking out quick enough you let your beautiful food down :-( was for my daughter's 35th birthday as well so double let down as was meant to be a perfect night for her :-( would recommend to a friend but would be telling them to be prepared to wait for everything. A friendly crew but just missing on the expectations and professionalism side of service
Amazing service and great food! Flavour was beautiful and nothing like we had tasted before. Thank you.
Lovely restaurant and lovely food.
However could had done with a few more menu options and a little more ambience. All in all, it was good value for money and would recommend it to others
We used to visit chino Latino on a regular basis but we won’t be returning after our last visit.
We had to remind the waitress we ordered drinks. The food quality was way below average; the sushi for instance looked like it had been hacked to death! And the portion size was woeful, given the £21 price tag.
you could also overhear a large group of rowdy hotel residents in the bar area which really made the evening a disappointing one.
One restaurant to avoid
Some of the most delicious food I have ever had. I particularly recommend the beef tacos and the bok choy which were exceptional. Well worth the money.
Waited 30 mins to be told the wine we had ordered wasn’t in stock. Waited another 10/15 mins to get the second choice bottle. Had to remind the waitress about our order of water too. Well over an hour had passed and still no sign of any food, so my partner and I decided to pay for the wine which we had started to drink and leave, to take our custom elsewhere. Not something I have ever done before.
A real shame as this place used to be great with lovely food. Seems to have gone downhill quite dramatically since I last visited.
This was our first visit to Chino Latino. The staff are lovely, friendly and knowledgable although drinks service was a little slow. The food is excellent quality, good menu, nicely presented. However, there was zero ambience with bright overhead lighting all evening and garish coffee shop style tables and seating and the restaurant generally appeared ready for a refurb. There were people vaping at an adjacent table which was unpleasant. At a total cost of £56 per head for our group ( including 4 glasses but no bottles of wine ) we will probably not return as the overall experience was disappointing.
We always book for our family birthdays at Chinos - this was the first time they didn’t present the birthday boy with their signature plate with pudding and happy birthday! We thoroughly enjoyed the mains but found the starters rather disappointing - not like usual.
The food was lovely and have no complaints at all. The issue I have is we had a voucher for the value of £100 once we had finhsed the meal I asked for the bill, the waitress went off to get it then returned to our table to tell us the voucher covers it and we're free to go. At the time we immediately left, it wasn't until the following morning I decided to check the value of food and drink we had consumed, it came to a total of £91.50, I've found this very wrong as the staff took a £8.50 tip without our consent as I feel they didn't deserve a tip due to not asking us once how our meal was or even filling up our wine. Having known at the time the value of money left over we could have stayed for a drink at the bar.
Best Asian food I’ve had, made us cocktails that weren’t on the menu. Would definitely like to dine here again
The only problem with a restaurant with food this good is when no one knows about it and the place is empty (at lunch time, anyway). Service and food didn’t suffer, but not much ambiance. 6 of us enjoyed really great food, a couple of bottles of wine and a few laughs. Would have appreciated a bit of a buzz from other patrons as the piped-in music wasn’t my style. Overall I would definitely recommend!!
Amazing food, only complaint is how hard it was to choose from the menu there were that many great looking options! We'll be coming back for sure. Lovely ambiance too.
Fabulous food in a relaxing atmosphere. Staff were very courteous and knowledgeable about the menu choices. The quality of the food was outstanding.
Amazing evening, amazing food, amazing service, waitress was amazing! 100% recommend
Food was incredible, however I do not recommend going later in the evening. By 10pm (closes at 10:30) we were the only table and they began to set up for breakfast. It was very loud and unwelcoming as glass, cutlery and plates were swiftly taken off all of the tables. It made for a very rushed meal to which we didn’t bother to finish our shared mains. Shame as food was amazing and bar service at the beginning was very warm and welcoming.
I think we had our best meal ever at Chinos. Food beautifully presented and delicious.
Overpriced, no atmosphere, food portions are tiny. Mains do not come with any accompanying dishes so have to pay extra. Much better places to eat in town than here
Excellent service, of the type you would normally get in a very high end restaurant. The set meal for 2 for expensive (£45 each) but very good value for money: given it's size and quality. I personally wouldn't have it again as there was far too much quantity. But it gave a great idea of the (large) range and (high) quality of the food. We had a splendid English white wine with the meal. Great city centre location. Will definitely go back.
The welcome was we got when we arrived from Frazer was great, The food was absolutely amazing and is a regular 40minute drive for me and my family because of the level of service we get
Beautiful evening! Second time we’ve been and we will come again x
Nice atmosphere, food was good, service was excellent...really enjoyable and will definitely go back again.
Nice food, amazing service! Had a very enjoyable evening.
Excellent and tasty food, attentive but not intrusive service. A few changes to the menu since last visit but still very good. Unusually quiet for late Saturday evening but that was not a problem.
As always excellent service from the waitresses here. Always very friendly and welcoming. We also love the food. The taster menu is great.
Celebrating our son’s birthday.
Reka our waitress was absolutely wonderful!
Made the whole experience a very rememberable evening. She was faultless and nothing was any trouble to her.
Wonderful meal to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. Food was exceptional and great service.
Food was excellent, especially the steak with mirin and garlic. Salmon was particularly good also. Presentation is astounding and made us feel special. We didn't even tell them it was someone's birthday, however, they were paying attention and saw someone getting presents and such, they sent over a FREE desert, specially made, with happy birthday written in chocolate on the plate. We forgot some flowers which they helpfully placed behind the bar for us, and they found my phone number from the table reservation and called us minutes after leaving so I was able to go and pick them up. All around great place.
Great food and service. Recommend the stone bass and hot-rock steak!
Great venue, food was sublime, service ten ten & all round great place & evening
Needs updating. Very loud and a stark inside. I eat out a lot and was underwhelmed overall, especially for a meal that was £150 for 2 of us including wine and a tip.