November 28, 2018, by Lucy
5 Places to Eat in Nottingham
For When You Want a Sweet Fix: Rub Smokehouse
Known for their food challenges and their monster concoctions (I’m talking waffle burgers and lasagne burritos here), Rub Smokehouse is a place that goes above and beyond when it comes to feeding their diners. However, taking a step back from their main meals and focusing on the sweet stuff, their dessert menu is just as unreal as their epic plates. Indeed, with an array of fresh brownies baked daily, an ice cream parlour with flavours from candyfloss to toffee-pecan and even a bubble waffle bar, it’s worth saving room for dessert!
For When You Can’t Decide: Cosmo
Sometimes, you just don’t know what you want to eat. Do you go for a Chinese? An Indian? Italian perhaps? It is times like this where buffets come in handy. Especially all you can eat world buffets. Here, there are no limits, no restrictions or no judgements as to what you want to put on your plate. Whether you play you cards logically and tackle each cuisine one by one, or, if you’re more of a maverick, you combine them all (I have been known to mix a chow mein with a pasta bake, mind), there’s (almost) nothing that you could want that they don’t have. For £16 and less, Cosmo makes perfect sense if you want to eat out on a budget too. If you don’t leave thinking you’ve had one plate too many then you’ve done it wrong… or you just know your limits…
For When You Want to Feel DIRTY: Annie’s Burger Shack
Oh, Annie’s, you are the love of my life. I’ve spoken about it before, and I will probably do so again, but if you haven’t been, it is a must! Catering for meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike, there is no reason not to go here. From the Vermonter (a burger topped with pancakes, bacon and syrup) to the Reggie (a burger topped with hash browns, bacon and cheese), there is a burger for everyone on the menu. Whether you want to stay save and enjoy a ‘classic’ burger, or if you want to push the boat out and give your taste buds the ride of their life, the menu couldn’t be more accessible.
For When You Want to be Fancy: Mowgli
You might have heard of Mowgli for their infamous and oh-so-Instagrammable rope swing seats, but if not, Mowgli is a new Indian restaurant in Hockley. With a street food concept, Mowgli has a tapas-based feel – you order a series of small plates, all of which comes out as and when they are ready. Merging the likes of chicken curries and chip butties, Mowgli is an innovator when it comes to Indian cuisine.
For When You Want a Sunday Lunch: The Hockley Arts Cub
Occasionally, it is the home comforts that you crave, and not all of us have mastered the art of a Sunday roast just quite yet (sorry mum). The Hockley Arts Club isn’t a place that you would immediately think of when it comes to having a roast dinner, or even any food for that matter! Before I came, I simply thought of it as a place reserved for evenings out. However, Hockley is not something to be dismissed. When you can enjoy a roast dinner with all the trimmings whilst surrounded by knick knacks and Britpop anthems, Hockley embraces the homely-cosy feeling. If that wasn’t enough to sway you, I can assure you that they do the best mash in the area. Bold claim, I know.