nottingham

Pan-Asia BBQ

I came here for one thing and one thing only – the Sushi Love Boat. Only a combination of boredom and sheer greed could explain  my willingness to fork out good money for this. Priced at £68 instead of £50 as stated on their website, you certainly do not get what you pay for. My three companions still managed to polish off a main dish each immediately after we demolished this platter (in about 30 minutes, by the way).

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Red’s True Barbecue (Nottingham)

Having tried Red’s, Rub Smokehouse and Red Dog Saloon, I can confidently conclude that Red’s is still the best and most authentic American-style smokehouse in Nottingham.

The glorious platter you see is “The BBQ Feast,” described as

Mountains of St. Louis ribs, baby back ribs, rib tips, burnt ends, Black Angus brisket, sticky chicken, smoked sausage and Red’s pulled pork.

Served with sweet potato cornbread, buttermilk slaw, giant onion rings, chopped salad, skin-on fries and a slug of bourbon each.

It costs £18.95 per person, and requires a minimum of four people in your party. This is my second time ordering it, and again there were ample leftovers to take home (likely more than what we ate!) (more…)

the cod’s scallops

Nestled in one of Nottinghamshire’s posher areas, The Cod’s Scallops is a favourite for all – from international uni students to local retirees living around the area. It’s not hard to see why, especially with the widely-acclaimed fish and chips joint the 3rd best in the entire UK.

The actual restaurant space is not the biggest, but waiting times are usually pretty short as most of the surrounding locals opt for take away – which is cheaper than eating-in. The most popular choices for fish are the cod (£8.50) or haddock (£8.90) – you can choose whether you want your fish breaded or battered, and the price includes chips or potato salad, and tartar sauce.

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