5 romantic restaurants in Nottingham you'll want to book for Valentine's Day 2024

Five of the most romantic restaurants in Nottingham for a memorable date
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Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away - and many people are already thinking about where to take their significant other for a romantic dinner.

Here at Nottingham World, we're big believers in celebrating love - and what's the best way to someone's heart? Through their stomach, of course.

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Nottingham is bursting with lovely restaurants that are perfect for a candlelit date. Whether you're a fan of tapas, seafood, Italian or French - good food is the universal language of love.

Here's our pick of the five of the most romantic restaurants in Nottingham to book for Valentine's Day 2024.

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1. The Pelican Club

Address: 55 St Mary’s Place, NG1 1PH

The Pelican Club has live Jazz sessions on Friday and Saturday evenings, which could really add to the mood for your first date.

So, take a seat at your wooden table (don’t forget to pull the chair out, gentlemen!) and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, an extensive selection of cocktails and Jazz music.

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You can start with a ‘Antipasti’ sharer board with cured meats, cheeses and breads; then dig into the ‘Primi’ and ‘Secondi’ menus, which are full of pasta dishes, seafood and meat.

There are gluten free options available, as well as a whole menu for vegans and vegetarians to enjoy.

If you still have room for a sweet treat, The Pelican Bar offers classic Italian desserts such as tiramisu or gelato.

Visit The Pelican Club website, to book a table for two.

2. Pistachio Bar & Kitchen

Address: 509 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, NG5 2JL

Do you want to take your first date for food that they won’t be able to ‘find anywhere else in the UK?’ Then Pistachio Bar & Kitchen in Sherwood is for you.

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The restaurant serves Persian-inspired tapas, made from the freshest Persian ingredients.

Sharing a range of Tapas dishes is a great way to get to know somebody, so choose from the wide range of ‘Picky Persian Plates’ which includes crispy panko crumbed calamari and charred Persian padron peppers.

Meateaters can enjoy the beef meatballs and chicken wings, whilst vegetarians and vegans can tuck into the vegan meatballs and the cauliflower wings.

The Pistachio Bar & Kitchen menu also offers ‘Devilish Dips’ and interesting side dishes including the popular Pomegranate & Walnut Olives.

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Visit the Pistachio Bar & Kitchen website, to book a table for two.

3. Paris Bar and Restaurant

Address: 3-5 High Pavement, NG1 1HF

If you’re hoping to take your loved one to one of the most romantic cities in the world in the future, then impressing on the first date will be super important to you.

Why don’t you try a slice of the French capital at Paris Bar and Restaurant, located in the heart of Nottingham’s historic Lace Market.

Paris is a contemporary and stylish bar and restaurant, which serves fine French cuisine in a relaxed tree-lined dining room.

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You can start with a ‘Petits Plats’ such as crispy pork skin with brandy apple sauce, then dig into the ‘Entrees’ such as steak tartare, before enjoying a ‘Le Plat Principal’ such as the honey roast duck breaked.

There are gluten free and dairy free options available, as well as a range of choices for vegans and vegetarians to indulge.

Paris also has a great dessert menu, including a sorbet selection and a cheese board with five French cheeses.

Visit the Paris Bar and Restaurant website, to book a table for two.

4. Casa Italian & Seafood Restaurant

Address: 110 Upper Parliament Street, NG1 6LF

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If food really is the way to the heart, then head to Casa to be wowed by the award winning in-house chef.

The authentic Italian menu offers a selection of ‘Antipasti’ dishes, a huge range of pasta dishes, as well as the choice to indulge in risotto, ravioli, meat, fish and sides.

Gluten free pasta is available on request, and some of the dishes are vegetarian or vegan including the popular Southern Italian dish Spaghetti alla Norma.

Casa also offers a great menu of desserts and coffees to enjoy after your meal, including gelato and sorbet.

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Visit the Casa Italian & Seafood Restaurant website, to book a table for two.

5. Corinthian Restaurant

Address: 25 Goldsmith Street, NG1 5LB

To enjoy food inspired a little closer to home than my previous suggestions, take your date to Corinthian for delicious British cuisine.

Dig into something from the small but well tailored menu as you embrace the stylish and relaxed surroundings.

Starters include smoked salmon and wild mushroom; mains include slow cooked belly pork and grilled polenta with halloumi; whilst desserts include sticky toffee pudding and a dark chocolate brownie.

Visit the Corinthian Restaurant website, to book a table for two.