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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
29-31 High Pavement | Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant is one of our favourites in Nottingham. Being part of the Lace Market hotel makes it so convenient for a nice romantic night away. After booking one of their amazing suites and reserving a table we had a very memorable evening. Nothing is...More

1  Thank James K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Slow unfriendly service with overcomplicated overpriced food. We chose the taster menu as the evening menu wasn't paticularly inspiring. A table booked for 8.30 and our first course was served at 9.45. The other 4 courses were equally slow.

Thank jb1639
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My third visit on tripadvisor voucher and each time food was cooked perfectly. The service was also perfect, friendly and attentive. I shall be going again without voucher - it will still be remarkable value.

Thank Steveh242424
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch. Very nice light 3 courses. Friendly & helpful staff. Only gripe was coffee was barely warm. Overall good & value for money

Thank junesr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called with my wife for the fixed three course lunch and we were impressed. Each course was first rate and the service was attentive and excellent. Paid more at a similar level restaurant in West Yorks last week and this was so much better.

Thank ChrisBram2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took some overseas VIPs to an informal business dinner and was recommended here . Atmosphere a little dire but it was midweek so that can’t be helped I suppose . Menu sounded great ! Scallops for starter with razor clam , tasteless really . The...More

Thank d0nnyb0y
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Have been to the Lace Market bar for Cocktails on may occasions over the last couple of years and always enjoy great service and excellent cocktails but this was the first time we enjoyed a meal in the restaurant. First class service and the meal...More

Thank AnnCurrie
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We both really enjoyed our meal which was excellent l.Staff were extremely attentive.Lovely selection of wines and would recommend this to everyone. Thank you all!

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Very pleasant Sunday lunch in peaceful surroundings. Staff extremely attentive. Shame the staff only get to keep the tips given to them on Sundays, shocking that on the other days it goes to the company, so all their hard work is NOT rewarded on most...More

Thank cambridgetravller
Steve C, General Manager at Merchants Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you for your recent review of your Sunday Lunch - i'm so glad you enjoyed the meal and the service. I'm not sure what information was relayed to you, however I would like to assure you that the staff receive 100% of the tips...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Enjoyed a delicious 3 course lunch in beautiful surroundings, the banana pannacotta was wonderful. Service provided by Romain was very professional and attentive.

Thank jodraycott
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$66 - US$172
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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