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Merchants Restaurant

29-31 High Pavement | Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham NG1 1HE, England
+44 115 948 4414
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (13 reviews)
“crab ravioli” (3 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
17:00 - 22:00All hours
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
29-31 High Pavement | Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham NG1 1HE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Davidson9996
Reviewed 28 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

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 20 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
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Really impressed with our afternoon tea this afternoon. Sandwhiches were fresh, full of flavour with all the classic fillings (and enough of them- cant stand places where there arent enough savouries, as it makes it too sickly and not enjoyable!). Scones were warm and fresh...More

2  Thank Missjrmidnight
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Went for dinner on a Friday evening for my birthday. Decided on this restaurant after reading reviews - one review said they were disappointed they could only choose from a set menu because it was Friday not Saturday. I rang the restaurant to check on...More

Thank dinnerfortwo2017
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We booked for Afternoon tea at lunchtime prior to a matinee performance at nearby Motorpoint Arena and it came with a glass of Prosecco. There were 4 types of sandwiches, two types of scone with jam and clotted cream, a chocolate brownie, individual Victoria sponge...More

2  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Stayed at this hotel so ate at the restaurant and it was absolutly beautiful, Would recommend eating here.

1  Thank elaine f
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$64 - US$167
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
00:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-31 High Pavement | Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham NG1 1HE, 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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