Corinthian

4.7
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145 reviews
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£25 and under
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The Corinthian Restaurant offers modern dining with seasonal changing menus benefiting from excellent ongoing relationships with local supplies.


Our experienced team aim to deliver a warm and friendly dining experience which is to be enjoyed in traditional and unique surroundings.
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JB
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Having read the festive menu on the Website we decided to give it a try. We arrived at the booking time, to then be seated at the bar behind three other couples. We were given menus and around 15 minutes later asked what we wanted to order. There were only two staff working for around 25 covers and it became clear that were stretched, this was the cause of the wait as plenty of tables empty but not yet cleared.

I selected the terrine and turkey, while my wife had the parsnip and apple soup, followed by the same main. Shortly afterwards we were each given a slice of regular sliced wholemeal bread straight from a supermarket loaf. We actually contemplating toasting it on the large candle that adorned the table.

The terrine was freezing cold, but served with some nicely toasted bread and a small green salad. The terrine was very coarse and lacked any real flavour. My wife’s soup was, in contrast, very nice.

The mains consisted of half-a-stuffed turkey breast, one “pig-in-blanket”, 4 sprouts, myself around 5 roast potatoes and for some reason, my wife receiving only 3 of the same size. The gravy was very rich and salty, which suited me as that’s to my preference.

The staff were great, but the food is of the quality you’d expect from a high street greasy spoon cafe that does Sunday lunches. Considering the meal was > £18 with a starter, it could be argued you’ll pay £7-9 for a roast that it’s not that bad for dinner - but the starter in my case, the small portions, and the mediocre quality simply don’t add up to value.

After the gentlemen on the table next to us saw the cheese board, which would be better described as a “cheese splinter” with only a few crumbs of cheese and half-a-packet of crackers on it, and said he’d “changed his mind about his pudding order”, we decided to skip desert.

Sorry, I can’t recommend.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for my birthday. First time we visited. Food was really delicious and we were made to feel very welcome. Will be back.

JD
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambience and fresh, high quality food. The waitress wasn’t invasive or pestering. Attentive to detail and professional. Delicious red wine and decent portion size for the starter, especially with the quality of the food, was a pleasant surprise. Will certainly be visiting again. No loudmouths. A classy joint indeed.

AL
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Quality of Food, Service & choice of Wine were excellent, its makes a nice change in this day and age to find such a lovely restaurant that can deliver high end food at reasonable prices.

OT
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food yet again, 3rd visit and it never disappoints

CM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely old fashioned place, both in terms of food and decor. It confused us a bit that we had to ring the bell to get in, but from there everything was great.

PG
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find, a lovely calm and elegant setting for a wonderful afternoon tea!

O
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food nice setting was a little quiet but it was a Saturday lunchtime and the local football derby was on had 3 courses and 2 lovely bottles of wine will definitely return and recommend

DF
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a gem of a restaurant for those who want a meal served in traditional and quiet surroundings. We went for a pre opera supper and we couldn’t have chosen better. Considering it was our first time in Nottingham we certainly felt we had struck gold.

LH
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An excellent evening out with good food good friends and a relaxed environment. You will be seeing us again.

FS
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can here on a Tuesday night. I was amazed that such a fantastic restaurant would be so quiet. Our food was AMAZING and the service was attentive and friendly. At such good value, too!
I have already recommended this place to others and will definitely be returning.

GR
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the staff incredibly welcoming and friendly. What an amazing place. Our meals were very reasonably priced too. Can't recommend it enough!!!

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food old fashioned brasserie style but very well cooked indeed. Lovely atmosphere but a bit quiet. Slightly odd venue in the Masonic Hall but lovely nonetheless.

D
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably my favourite restaurant in Nottingham, especially for a special occasion. A great building, close to the city centre with an interesting history which the staff are only too keen to share. And the food is not only superb but at a very reasonable price.

OT
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and ambience!

NB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quiet evening with good quality food and good service.

JS
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An unusual and interesting venue with traditional old style service, great quality menu (including some very good veggie options) and very reasonable prices.

SV
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food,,, starters out of this world,, will recommend

a
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best restaurant .best service.best chef in the east midlands.been here many times nottinghams best place to have an enjoyable evening .free parking 3 course meal for £18 ..in one word superb

E
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

If you are after a lovely old school dining experience, then this is an excellent place

LW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first visit to this restaurant and will definitely go back. Amazing good and such good value.

f
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Small menu which does not overwhelm. Good value for money. Well presented and tasty food.

KK
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal and great service at Corinthian. Has an old gentleman’s club feel about it,really pleasant, good value for money will certainly return and recommend to friends. Perfect spot for pre theatre meal

a
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this one of the best resturants in Nottingham.have eaten here many times the French chef is so creative .I have eaten most thing on the menu and they are all superb .the service outstanding ,the restaurant is like stepping back in time .fab.

LS
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and such amazing value for money. Feels secret and special, can't recommend it enough!

GD
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly with quality food value food. Arrived last but wasn't a issue. Thankyou

OT
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service love this restaurant. Hidden gem

DO
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, food was gorgeous. Just a shame we were the only customers!

F
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the experience of dining here but we were the only customers! It is a beautiful venue with a very pleasant member of staff. The food is excellent quality for the cost and I cannot understand why more people do not go here. It has a car park which in the centre of town is rare and a great place for pre theatre meals. I can thoroughly recommend it. It is clean and a very interesting building. The tables were presented beautifully. Nothing not to like. The wines were excellent and not overpriced. Thank you for the experience, I can recommend you try it.

CM
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was impeccable, service was excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

CL
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another excellent meal at the Corinthian - we will definitely go back!

R
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing restaurant, amazing prices, amazing staff! This is now one of my favourite restaurants and they have incredible wedding rooms! I would highly recommend this place!

SH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service & great prices. Ideal location for eating if your going to the Royal concert hall.

P
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been several times to this restaurant and never been disappointed with the food or service. It's a little Gem!

MH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a restaurant where the food and service is excellent.

JH
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very very pleased , outstanding hidden gem. Parking is available behind which is an added bonus in the city centre.
The choice of food, varied and really well presented and cooked to perfection.
Staff very friendly and eager to please

R
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service, excellent food and excellent atmosphere. Previously, I have only been here for afternoon tea but I decided to take my sister out for dinner for her birthday and she absolutely loved it. The waiter was king and friendly. The tea and food tasted amazing. I have already booked myself to go back with other family members and friends. This is the best little place to go out for dinner. It felt so private not overly loud and peaceful. I was actually able to enjoy my dinner. All complements to the chef, the food was incredible and they were able to help my sister since she can only eat gluten free food. They went the extra mile to serve us and I can now say this is one of my favourite places to go out and eat. I will become a regular customer. I certainly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

D
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Why is this place not packed out regularly?

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great mothers day experience
Great service
Great food
Will be returning

DM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Mother’s Day Lunch was good value with a decent choice on the set menu. All the dishes we had were well cooked and presented. Staff were friendly, courteous and efficient. Decor is rather tired, reflecting its background as the Masonic Lodge dining room but it’s a beautiful building nevertheless. Overall, we would recommend Corinthian so long as it’s location in the Masonic Lodge doesn’t bother you.