A weekend in NottinghamFriday 17 July 2015 by Andrew Meikle Nottingham is the city of Robin Hood, so although we’re not suggesting running around the city with a bow and arrow, it’s certainly worth soaking in some of the history!
Start your day at Brown Bettys. Less than a 10 minute walk from our apartments, Brown Bettys serves one of the best breakfasts in town! Their full English with all the trimmings is amazing, but they’ve also got a brilliant range of omelettes and the portions are so large they will definitely see you through until lunchtime!
After you’ve eaten breakfast, it’s time to head to Nottingham Castle, Museum and Art Gallery. Pose in front of the Robin Hood statue, then explore the grounds and the castle itself. The cave tours take you through hundreds of years of history (as well as down hundreds of steps – not for the faint-hearted!) and should definitely be on your to-do list!
Next up, head to Lee Rosy’s tea for an afternoon tea break! The cakes are divine and you’ll be spoilt for choice! If you’re a shopping fan, pop into Cobden Chambers on your way back. You’ll find quirky boutiques selling everything from home accessories to music and clothes!
For dinner, we recommend MemSaab which must be one of the best Indian restaurants in Nottingham! A trip to Nottingham wouldn’t be complete without stepping back in time and having a drink at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, which is reputedly the oldest pub in England.
If you’ve still got some energy left, Nottingham has plenty of places for a drink or dance. Jam Café has a great range of European drinks and a lively schedule with an exciting mix of DJs and live bands, so you can dance the night away!
Head out to the Warsaw Diner for breakfast on Sunday, it’s a Polish take on an American diner. Although they serve a traditional English breakfast complete with home-made hash browns, the piece de resistance has to be their pancakes and maple syrup!
If all the history from Nottingham Castle left you yawning yesterday, the Galleries of Justice Museum may not be for you. However, for the history lovers out there, this is the perfect destination for adults and children alike! The tours are led by the “Sheriff of Nottingham” and a collection of other actors, making the experience truly immersive! For the non-history fans, a visit to Nottingham Panthers Icerink is perfect for lazy afternoons. Either hire skates and venture out onto the ice yourself or check when the Panthers are playing and go along to cheer them on!
For lunch, head to Rumble Tums for a classic café lunch, sandwiches, soup and a fabulous selection of cakes!
Our slightly unusual recommendation for dinner is Café Roya, which is a vegetarian restaurant. Meat eaters – don’t be alarmed! The food is delicious, big portions and unusual flavours, with a monthly changing menu using seasonal produce.
Whatever you end up doing, make SACO Nottingham your base and live like a local.