What's on the menu?

What's on the menu?

Monday, 13 March 2017

Taste Testing Cosmo Nottingham World Buffet

Nottingham has a wealth of “all you can eat” restaurants, From curry houses offering a Sunday buffet selection to the likes of May Sum focusing on Asian cuisine all week. Somewhere in the middle of the spectrum is Cosmo World Buffet Nottingham located above Waitrose on Milton Street, a stone's throw from Victoria Centre and amongst an area that is fast becoming Nottingham's Eating District.

One of the biggest selling points of Cosmo is it's variety. Serving up a whopping 150 plus dishes is no mean task when you consider there's pretty much everything you and your extended family would be happy to eat. With everything from traditional favourites to more exotic flavours there's a wide range for all.

As a blogger that likes to take photographs of food an invite to somewhere with character and structure like Cosmo is a real delight. Hopefully the photo's below do some of the food justice. 

Love Italian Food- Cosmo Nottingham Has Options for You.

Upon arriving at Cosmo Nottingham we were blown away with how extensive the serving space was. Flavours were grouped together into their own pleasantly designed stations and well labelled. If you love your curries you could quite easily make your way towards the House of Spice, fancy something more like Sunday lunch and you could head your way to the Rotunda and Carvery sections although it's worth having a walk round and good look at the food options before loading your first plate.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Taste Testing Gusto West Bridgford

Gusto West Bridgford

It's been years since I've ventured out into West Bridgford. I've always known it to have a vibrant and slightly more mature scene to Nottingham city centre whilst keeping more of a town-like feel. Gusto seem to have made a wise choice situating themselves in one of the most affluent areas of Nottingham where there's plenty to spend your money on- including great food.

The latest addition to West Bridgford's restaurant's is Gusto. Featuring a broad menu of Italian classics with a wide selection of pizza's pastas and meat dishes it seemed we were in for a treat or two despite anything that wasn't bolted down throughout West Bridgford being sent flying by the after-effects of storm Doris

The Exterior of Gusto West Bridgford with the preserved Monkey Tree

The old Monkey Tree has been replaced with a very sleek, yet relaxing interior, tastefully adourned with a myriad of fairy-lights to add great mood lighting. It's the kind of environment you could as easily feel at home taking your mum (or Mamma as we are dining Italian), meeting the girls or even out on a date.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Filthys Nottingham New Menu Tasting

Having been open around 18 months Filthy's Nottingham, originally starting with a gourmet Hot Dog menu their latest reincarnation keeps the dogs on the menu whilst bringing in their own take on some American classics.

Filthy's is situated just off Weekday Cross, opposite the Nottingham Contemporary entrance.

The entrance to Filthy's Nottingham and the Gypsy Lounge

With a retro 80's vibe as a result to walls adjourned with vinyl and various standout posters from the likes of Iron Maiden, Filthy's definitely appeals to the eternal student in many of us. The closure of bars like Reflex and Flares have definitely opened up opportunities for new pretenders on the retro music scene.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Carvery at Kings Mill Farm Sutton in Ashfield

Jemma heads to the Kings Mill Farm Sutton In Ashfield for a carvery lunch.

After doing a hard morning workout at Crossfit.  Me and the sister decided on early lunch and a much needed catch up.  Not far from the box was the Kings Mill farm this has had a very recent refurbishment and re naming as this was called the King and Miller.  Not been inside a Farmhouse Inn I didn't know what to expect.

1st thing that hit us on entering through the main doors they sell cake and lots of it.

The cake selection.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

MOD Pizza Opens in Nottingham

We sent Mark to MOD Pizza Nottingham's Opening in the Market Square

MOD Pizza NOttingham in Market Square

On Wednesday 14th December Mod Pizza officially opened it doors to the public here in Nottingham,. We were privileged to have been invited to the opening and to sample the goods on offer. MOD Pizza - Made On Demand- is an American pizza company that started about  8 years ago in Seattle providing a community based restaurant serving reasonably priced good quality food and the rest as they say is history! Look at their web site for more on who they  are at; modpizza.co.uk.

I did have a chance to speak to the manager at MOD Nottingham - Dave - he was very friendly and willing to share on the ethos at MOD. I wont go into to much details but I do  want to highlight a few things: Their Staff are paid well above the norm for a job of this type, catering is- and fast food catering staff especially, a low wage career. Often workers have to exist on minimum wage but not at MOD a basic crew member is on over £8 per hour!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

3 Courses for £10.90 at Rajah in Sherwood

Whilst we love a little luxury sometimes a hearty good value meal is in order. We''ve made numerous trips to Rajah in Sherwood over the years and their set menu is a winner for us at a great value £10.90 for starter, main and a coffee or ice cream for dessert.

Here's our photos from a recent visit and sampling of the 3 courses for £10.90 menu.

For starters we opted for the Chom Chom- Tender chicken tikka pieces pan fried with Indian Cheese, garlic and onions which came out with succulent flavourful chicken and a small fresh salad. Our other option was the Meat Samosa which was slightly spiced and full of flavour.

Meat Samosa

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Sunday Lunch at the Queens Head Belton

We love the opportunity to head out to a good country pub. Whilst we appreciate the hustle and bustle of Nottingham we're no longer the party animals we might have been. We're now at the point where we'd rather treat ourselves to Sunday dinner so when the opportunity to pop over to the Queens Head at Belton for a review came about we jumped at the chance.

We've been hearing good things about the Queens Head for a while and whilst it's a little further than we might normally venture it's actually not that far in honesty. A relatively short 25 minute drive from Nottingham city centre and we were out past East Midlands Airport and into some lovely rolling countryside on quiet roads. The area's not far from Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Loughborough so if you're looking for inspiration for your Sunday lunch it could be well worth consideration.

The Queens Head, Belton