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Merchants Restaurant at Lace Market Hotel

29-31 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HE

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  • Merchants Restaurant at Lace Market Hotel - Nottinghamshire
  • Merchants Restaurant at Lace Market Hotel - Nottinghamshire
  • Merchants Restaurant at Lace Market Hotel - Nottinghamshire
  • Merchants Restaurant at Lace Market Hotel - Nottinghamshire
  • Merchants Restaurant at Lace Market Hotel - Nottinghamshire
Main course: £16
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 06:30 - 10:00, 12:00 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 07:30 - 10:30 & 12:00 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 07:30 - 10:30 & 12:00 - 17:00.

We really enjoyed it needs more of a menu selection though.

Dana 02 May 2018
from Nottingham

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A stunning blend of historic elegant style and colourful modern influence, Merchants Restaurant at Lace Market Hotel serves up imaginative European delicacies in a setting of grand chandeliers and eclectic modern art. Diners can also move to the intimate adjoining Saint Bar for signature cocktails and glasses of sparkling.

Bold, inventive European dishes feature throughout the Merchants Restaurant menu. Blow-torched salmon with shaved fennel and cucumber salad is a popular starter, while the chef's meat platter to share uses hot volcanic rocks to cook premium sirloin steak and spiced lamb cutlets. Eclectic tastes from the Far East can be found in dishes like pork belly with pork crumble, apple, kimchi and parsnip purée, and there are diverse tasting menus for groups also.

The inventive recipes continue on the dessert menu at Merchants Restaurant in Nottingham, with options including lime and coconut cheesecake with poached pineapple, chilli, and coconut crisps. There are also signature afternoon teas, and premium spirits to finish off with, like aged cognacs and single malt whiskies.

A stunning setting for imaginative fine dining in Nottingham, Merchants Restaurant is an 8-minute walk from Nottingham Rail Station.

Merchants Restaurant at Lace Market Hotel

29-31 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HE

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Customer reviews for Merchants Restaurant at Lace Market Hotel

3.5 ((()* (based on 8 reviews)
62% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • business (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • trendy (1)
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  • (((** 29 May 2018 by N from Nottingham

    I booked Merchants on the basis of the new Chef and Menu....
    In short the food was superb BUT I was very disappointed with the service and overall experience. We booked for 7.30 but werent taken through to the table for at least 30mins.... The Bar staff seemed to be torn between the diners and people just drinking in the bar.
    I fully understand this is a hotel and the dining room is used for breakfast the following morning BUT when the staff start changing the room around for the breakfast service whilst we are still eating is not what I was expecting .....

    If they want to complete with the likes of World Service and Harts in Nottingham ... they need to sort this out

  • ((((* 2 May 2018 by Dana from Nottingham

    We really enjoyed it needs more of a menu selection though.

  • (**** 25 April 2018 by Paul from Nottingham

    Offhand and virtually non-existent service from start to finish. A receptionist who (through his poor grasp of English) did not understand that we were booked into the restaurant and put his energies into barring us from going into a private engagement: which we had no intention of entering. we were sent to the bar: where we were studiously ignored by the 3 staff (including the maitre D, who then attended to people arriving later than us) for 10 minutes. When ordering bottle of wine this was unceremoniously plonked on the bar: the bottle not opened, no drinks poured, no ice bucket proffered - as if it were an off licence. When finally some seats were pointed out to us (i.e. "sit where you like") (40 minutes after arrival) no bread was offered (despite incongruous side plates), but 2 small glasses of water were poured. Eventually we were given menus. My starter was not brought until they also brought my main (with no explanation and a very annoyed countenance when I asked them to take the starter away). By now we had been there 87 minutes! The main was delicious but so small it should have been a starter. The staff were offhand throughout. They said they were too busy: even though only abut a third of the covers were taken. One of the worst dining experiences ever! I've been to Merchants on myriad occasions under previous owners. I won't be going back.

  • ((((* 2 April 2018 by Ellinor from Nottingham

    Overall a very good experience for afternoon tea. - Amazing and friendly staff!

  • ((((( 19 February 2018 by Kevin from Nottingham

    The service by everyone we met was impeccable and the food was wonderful and delicious!

  • ((((( 30 January 2018 by Nichola from NOTTINGHAM

    I had Sunday lunch here with my 9 year old Daughter and partner and it was fantastic the meal was delicious and all the staff were wonderful and friendly and made the whole experience very enjoyable. Will definitely return x

  • ((*** 29 December 2017 by Becky from Nottingham

    We tried the tasting menu, it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either. The restaurant is quite devoid of atmosphere with all the tables being empty when we arrived and only a coup,e more being occupied by the time we left. It wasn’t a bad experience but the food isn’t worth the price you pay. Average is the best word to sum it up.

  • ((((* 28 December 2017 by Gail from Nottingham

    In terms of the food this was faultless. Food was excellent and great value for money.

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