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Swatch Restaurant @ Crowne Plaza Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Swatch Restaurant @ Crowne Plaza Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Swatch Restaurant @ Crowne Plaza Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Swatch Restaurant @ Crowne Plaza Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Swatch Restaurant @ Crowne Plaza Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Swatch Restaurant @ Crowne Plaza Nottingham

3.8
3.8
44 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Swatch 90 seater Restaurant , located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, offers a variety of menus, business lunches, delightful afternoon teas or delicious dinners, Swatch restaurant and bar is the perfect place to meet, eat and drink, day through to night, showing live sports in the evenings. The menu, which changes seasonally, offers modern British cuisine provided in relaxed surroundings. *Parking is provided free of charge for all non-resident guests who dine with us, please see your Restaurant Host when presented with your bill.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00–14:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 14:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–21:30
  • Phone number
    0115 936 9936
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Craig Bignall
  • Private party facilities
    Private hire is available in Swatch Restaurant with a maximum capacity of 65 people. Should you require larger facilities then the Hotel can accommodate 350 in our Royal Suite
  • Private party contact
    Please contact our Revenue Office: 0115 936 9900
  • Area
    Nottingham
  • Cross Street
    Wollaton Street
  • Parking Details
    *Parking is provided free of charge for all non-resident guests who dine with us, please see your Restaurant Host when presented with your bill.
  • Public Transit
    Centrally located in Nottingham City Centre, 2 minute walk from Theatre Royal on Wollaton street, with easy access from the Tram stop.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 44 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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44 Reviews
  1. JohnP

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very good time in the restaurant, the staff were helpful and friendly. The food was very good and it was an enjoyable experience.

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  2. StephanieT

    Nottingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I found the low lighting (evident throughout the whole of the first floor)depressing you may be trying to create a particular mood but it did not work for me and I question how someone with a sight impairment would manage. I was expecting a “restaurant “ menu and found your menu more pub style and therefore limiting especially as I do not go out to eat burgers and pizzas. Having chosen the chicken thighs as my best option was disappointed to be told the kitchen “had run out “ albeit 7pm and therefore not what I would call a late sitting and not particularly busy as there were only two other people in the restaurant,at this point I decided to give it up as a bad job I cancelled my order and decided to eat elsewhere. On a plus note I found the staff polite and helpful.

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  3. BelindaC

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely restaurant, great service & good food with pleasant surroundings 👍

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  4. Nazim

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Young lady serving us really made the difference in terms of meeting our dietary requirements and overall service ✨

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  5. Elila

    Nottingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Wouldn’t suggest to eat there. Nearby is a lot of different restaurants and cafes

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  6. CarlaD

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Megan was our primary waitress and she was excellent. Food was delicious. Good selection. Children’s meals were good value and very tasty. Lovely place to sit for a meal. Loads of space.

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  7. PeterW

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great evening meal for two, with outstanding service and superb food! Servers even sang Happy Birthday for my wife ( excellent vocals ) Many thanks again Peter

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    At first the experience went well, we were seated and seen to quickly despite there being quite a few people there. The food was good and served quickly. However, when we had finished our mains, there was nobody around to take our plates and allow us to see the dessert menu. We ended up having to ask for it ourselves but our empty plates were left. We were waiting for a waiter or waitress to come and take our orders for a long while despite it, by this time, being almost completely empty. We finally got the plates taken away when we called to a nearby waitress to take our order. We also had to ask for more drinks at this time as well. We ended up waiting for an extremely long time for the desserts and when we finished, we had to go to the nearby bar in order to ask for the bill as nobody was coming to our table. It was clear that the dessert should not have taken so long to arrive as we could tell that they had been microwaved and had been left in for too long. The hotel itself is good, but the restaurant could be better and we will likely eat elsewhere instead.

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  9. BrianB

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice overall dining experience and staff extremely polite

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  10. Maureen

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy eating at the Swatch restaurant. Food and service are excellent. If I have a problem it's dealt with promptly and efficiently. The ambience is relaxing with pleasant low lighting.

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  11. K80M

    Nottingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The pre theatre menu was limited, but OK. Staff were very pleasant and attentive.

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  12. MargaretE

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were staying at the Crowne Plaza Nottingham with another couple and decided to eat in the hotel's Swatch restaurant for one evening meal. It turned out to be an excellent decision! The service was outstanding from the moment we entered the restaurant area and the good humour of the Maitre d' served to set the tone for a comfortable and entertaining evening. Although there was some problem with a few aspects of the meals as described on the menu - no figs as promised in one starter and no potatoes available - the chef managed to offer good alternatives and produced delicious and well-presented plates of food for each course. Altogether a thoroughly enjoyable experience that we will definitely seek to repeat.

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  13. MarB

    Nottingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not fresh, reheated and dry. It's a shame as the service from front of house staff was impeccable, and the location was lovely

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  14. LeaR

    Nottingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Misunderstood when I explained we had booked the Meerkat 241 rewards, we was at first given a spa menu, then after a lot of explaining and embarrassment (other guests listening) We was given a 39.99 dine menu for 2. Not much choice as per the choices from the al a carte menu mentioned in the rewards. Food mediocre (I personally didn’t eat my mains) too many good eateries in Nottingham delivering to a high standard with competitive prices. I booked Swatch with Meerkat Rewards, staff obviously don’t know this is a service being offered by Swatch in conjunction with the Meerkat rewards scheme. Venue lovely though!

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  15. SharthakR

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, affordable and the service was fast. We only had to wait around 5 - 10 mins for the appetizer and the main course came soon after (Incredible mash potatoes!). The only minor problem was that we had booked the restaurant for 10 pm and at the first, the server did not recognize that we had a booking and told us that the Swatch restaurant was not serving food or drinks at that time.

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  16. LizzieP

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely meal at Swatch and enjoyed £20 off our bill thanks to the EOTHO scheme. The service was fantastic, very friendly and attentive. Only let down was the reduced menu which we weren’t aware of prior to our visit, which was slightly disappointing having set our sights on meals that weren’t available. Overall, a very good experience.

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  17. DeanT

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small restaurant but nice surroundings, good food and friendly service.

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  18. paule

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Once seated it took 20 minutes to have order taken, it would have been nice as we were seated to be asked if you would like a drink but unfortunately this was not the case.

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  19. HELENM

    London

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Yes I would the food we had was good but unfortunately there were quite a lot of items on the menu that were out of stock which the waiter was unaware of when he was taking the order. The waiter I think was properly new as when I presented him with my booking confirmation he seemed unsure what to do and there was no one to ask so he had to disappear to find out so not a great start. But the food we had was good and came hot .Also like the fact that tables are not on top of one another and it not too noisy so you can hold a conversation.

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  20. Martha

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but we had a long wait for it to come, not much atmosphere in restaurant drinks overpriced, can understand why there were not many people there. It was a lot better when it used to have couple of different restaurants there.

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  21. HELENM

    London

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The afternoon tea had obviously been made and held in refrigeration for some time the sandwiches had dried a little at the edges. The scones had gone dry because they were so cold. It would have been nice if the staff had taken the time to tell us the flavours of the sandwiches but the tiers were just put on table and we were left to it. A little more finesse would have made it a much nicer experience. I asked for a mint infusion for my hot drink as I don't take caffeine and this was misunderstood and I received a cold mint infusion which was very nice but not what I had asked for. So all in all it was a bit disappointing especially as it was my birthday treat.

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  22. PeterH

    Nottingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We have had many great experiences here but unfortunately our recent visit was terrible. It took over 2 hours to be served a 2 course meal. The waiting staff seemed very inexperienced with little leadership. When my wife ordered a second glass of Pinot Grigio (her favourite wine) it turned out they had run out. But instead of telling us that the waitress brought a different wine and tried to pass it off as Pinot. I had ordered a glass of Malbec, but when I asked for a second I was told I couldn’t have it as they done serve Malbec by the glass. We saw waiting staff congregating by the till several times whilst we were waiting which although I appreciate the kitchen controls how fast the food comes out, didn’t go down well given how long we had to wait. I know they had a large function in as well which may have impacted service levels but surely they should be able to cope. It’s what they do every week. We will go back as this is the only time we didn’t enjoy ourselves, and the food when it did arrive was delicious. Swatch just need to do better next time.

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  23. RichardB

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    had an excellent rump steak...…ervice was excellent too

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  24. SylviaS

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our 3 meals in the swatch restaurant while we were staying at the crowne Plaza. We had the 2 meals for £39.99 the evening we arrived and I had the rump steak and buffalo chicken wings both of which were delicious. My friend had the battered fish and chips and the pate again really enjoyable. The price included a glass of wine, I had the Rose and my friend had a red both of which we really enjoyed. The service was a little slow but the staff were excellent. Since we had such a pleasant experience we decided to eat there for the duration of our stay.

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  25. ShaunS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was pretty dry. Meats not succulent. Service and ambience ok. Wouldn’t eat there again if staying in hotel. A shame as rest of stay good

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  26. Diddydaddydoddy

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I met on a blind date 29 years ago at the same place and I thought it was the perfect spot for us to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The meal was excellent. The service absolutely spot on. The attentiveness shown by the staff was immense and went over and above all expectations for this special occasion. Can’t thank them enough for helping to make our night truly exceptional.

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  27. yvonnes

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Service was excellent and the waiters were very attentive . The food was excellent although a wider choice of food on the menu would have been better. The menu was good value for money £39.99 for 2 courses plus a large glass of wine per person. If you parked at the hotel the parking was given free, so that was a bonus . The hotel was clean and although they were busy it was not noisy. The hotel is nicely decorated and the tables are well set out so you have privacy when eating your meal

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  28. Daniella

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing. Perfect food, surrou dings and service. It's like a hidden gem. I will definitely be returning. It's great value for money and the standard of the food was absolutely wonderful.

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  29. SylkeR

    Nottingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were friendly enough however you could clearly see they were understaffed. A beef wellington was initially ordered but only to be told they didnt have it so ordered a lamb dish instead. We then waited over an hour for our main meal, not to mention the under cooked lamb and eventually requested that our dessert to be sent to our room. We were due to go out for the evening and the wait delayed us. I would visit again but if they were staffed well and had all available options.

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  30. caribbeanqueen

    London

    64 reviews

    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was nice, clean plates all around but the wait in between courses was excruciatingly long..thankfully we got desserts taken off the bill.

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  31. PaulJ

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining environment is really nice, so is the food. Although its not clear where you go to check-in for your reservation.

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  32. AdamS

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the meal deal for 2, the choice was good. The service was excellent, very attentive to our needs. Both the starter and main meals were well presented, plentiful and tasted great.

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  33. Jonesy289

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu for food, only gave 4 stars because the restaurant and Bar do not stock any local ales which is a huge shame.

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  34. Annette

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely hotel in the heart of Nottingham. The sandwiches were tasty so to were the scones but the small cakes were just like they had been bought from the local supermarket. No special hand made cakes just jam tart cut in half, coconut macaroon cut into quarters and mass produced sponge cake and brownies cut into different small shapes. Overall disappointing for the money.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon Tea very nicely presented,and service by staff attentive Good,plentiful selection of sandwiches,plus nice selection of cakes Would have preferred a larger scone (instead of 1 cake if necessary,and the champayne sorbet after the tea However very enjoyable overall

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  36. PaulB

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My overall rating is excellent. I only marked it down slightly as the main meal choice my wife opted for was out of stock.

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  37. Coop1571

    Manchester

    88 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Took about 3 minutes to be seated and there were only 4 tables. 5 minutes before any menu was brought. Omelette just tasted dirty. Getting bill also was slow. Poor service, poor food, poor value

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent, there was only one other table of people so it was very quiet. Too many sandwiches of the same variety and far too many smoked salmon sandwiches. Bread was a bit dry as if they had been made and left uncovered for a while, scones were very little but nice, cakes were nice. No garnishes, unfortunately over priced for what it was

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  39. JonathanB23

    Nottingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I were staying at the hotel as we were going to a concert for our anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised by the great service especially our waitress Fara and the excellent quality of food. Highly recommendable

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  40. GarryH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice of food and drink.Great surroundings and lay out.

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Swatch Restaurant @ Crowne Plaza Nottingham is rated 3.8 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Swatch Restaurant @ Crowne Plaza Nottingham

Wollaton Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 5RH

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Wollaton Street
  • Area
    Nottingham
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00–14:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 14:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    *Parking is provided free of charge for all non-resident guests who dine with us, please see your Restaurant Host when presented with your bill.
  • Public Transit
    Centrally located in Nottingham City Centre, 2 minute walk from Theatre Royal on Wollaton street, with easy access from the Tram stop.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Craig Bignall
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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