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Merchants Restaurant

29-31 High Pavement | Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
+44 115 948 4414
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
29-31 High Pavement | Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I too bought the Travelzoo deal of a three course sunday lunch with a glass of wine for my husband and I and a couple of friends. The food and service were excellent and the offer was great value for money. We would definitely go...More

1  Thank Liz H
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This was one of the first places my wife and I had a proper romantic meal together some 15 years ago. We also first discovered premium gin in the bar. We were sad when it closed a while ago and were pleased to see it...More

1  Thank Anton_Smith
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I bought the Travelzoo deal of a 3 course meal for 2 with a glass of wine. Took a couple of friends. We were all very impressed with everything. Received a warm welcome. Sat across the room from a large party at a very nice...More

2  Thank sallymack07
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The Lace Market area is great location for a hotel/restaurant and the Merchants did not let us down. Drinks in the bar served by a wonderful barman, he was excellent then shown to our table in the restuarant. Restaurant is well laid out with lovely...More

2  Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had planned a trip to the highly recommend Merchants for a romantic evening. The initial ambience of the restaurant was impressive and appeared perfect. On being greeted and seated by very pleasant staff, we looked at the menu which looked very...More

Thank GEHosk
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Found this gem of a restaurant y chance. Amazing food and set menu was a bargain. We were the only people in yet the service was great, food cooked to perfection. Cocktails in the bar afterwards were some of the best we have had; hats...More

1  Thank Davidson9996
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

A group of four of us decided to eat here after getting a voucher online for the tastes menu. The first course was a really tasty soup, however no bread was offered (the empty side plates looked a little lonely). The second course was a...More

1  Thank cranhamrebecca
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We tried the Lamb Board as recommended by Hollie our waitress and it was superb. The lamb was cooked to perfection and the flavours that came through lifted the whole meal to another level.

1  Thank beattie2
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Visited before and came back to have the taster menu. Beautifully presented, delicious and service attentive but not intrusive. I love spending time in the bar before and after the meal. It's a real treat!

1  Thank lbc1000
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I haven't reviewed for quite a while, but a meal here deserves some comment. This is the first time I've eaten here since the reopening (after underwhelming meals in it's previous incarnation), and having noticed a lack of popularity recently when passing. I was impressed,...More

1  Thank ian h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 66 - USD 172
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 am - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-31 High Pavement | Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 948 4414
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Renowned for its elegant yet relaxed dining experience, Merchants at the Lace Market Hotel is one of Nottingham’s top restaurants. An integral part of the city’s dynamic Lace Market, the restaurant is well-known for its innovative, sophisticated food and understated yet attentive service.Head chef, Richard Donohue, is passionate about creating a menu that reflects his enthusiasm and innovation. His career has taken him from top London restaurants, to far-flung destinations including Helsinki, California and New Zealand and he has drawn influence from all of them.Working with the best local and seasonal produce, Donohue’s creative flair creates exciting menus which offer a unique take on modern British dining. Every detail of every dish is carefully thought through, enthusing the senses and delighting the taste buds.A glance through Merchants menu highlights international influences such as scallops served with green curry, pink ginger lychee and cous cous, which reflect Donohue’s experiences in Asia. The menu contains a great deal of variety containing other dishes such as tuna sashimi and squid ice cream, beef cheek with oysters and snails and tonka bean with soy and strawberries.If you are in search of that unique dining experience, blending traditional British and European fare with the flavours of Asia; Richard Donohue and Merchants Restaurant are the ideal partnership.
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