Best restaurants in Nottingham - Three eateries named in UK top 100 for 2024 by SquareMeal

If you’re looking for somewhere new to try in 2024, you won’t go far wrong with these three restaurants!
Food served by Japanese restaurant Kushi-ya, which has been named in SquareMeal’s top 100 UK restaurants for 2024Food served by Japanese restaurant Kushi-ya, which has been named in SquareMeal’s top 100 UK restaurants for 2024
Food served by Japanese restaurant Kushi-ya, which has been named in SquareMeal’s top 100 UK restaurants for 2024

Three Nottingham restaurants have been named in the UK’s top 100 by independent guide SquareMeal

SquareMeal’s UK Top 100 is the only list of its kind to exclude London’s restaurants, allowing the spotlight to fall on a wide range of establishments across the country. 

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Using thousands of reader votes and opinions from its in-house critics, the top 100 list is a fair reflection of the UK’s food scene

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The highest-rated Nottingham restaurant on the list is Alchemilla, which clinched 14th spot. 

SquareMeal’s description said: “Alchemilla offers a choice of tasting menus - five, seven or ten courses, as well as vegetarian, pescatarian and vegan tasting menus.

“Even more impressive, the restaurant does a staggering amount of work in-house, not only cooking but also baking bread, aging their own meat, and pickling and fermenting ingredients to use throughout the year.”

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The restaurant earned a Michelin star in 2019 and has an average 4.5-star TripAdvisor rating. 

The popular Restaurant Sat Bains was named in 31st place, with SquareMeal experts describing its food as “intricate, precise and measured”. 

With two Michelin Stars, Restaurant Sat Bains is regularly voted among Nottingham’s top fine dining establishments. 

Coming in at 65th place is “inventive, refined and affordable” Japanese restaurant, Kushi-ya. 

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With an average price per head of £30-49, SquareMeal advises foodies to “keep an eye out” for this up-and-coming restaurant in Cannon Court. 

Experts said: “The menu kicks off with snacks - a plate of pickles, furikake prawn toast, grilled edamame and rice and sesame crackers with kombu salt, before diving into more elaborate small plates. 

“The prawn katsu sando with gochujang marie rose has become a fan favourite, and there are other crackers too, including raw salmon with smoked tosazu and wasabi, and crispy Jerusalem artichokes with shiitake ketchup.”