Merchants Restaurant at Lace Market Hotel

29-31 High Pavement, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1HE

Top offer

Afternoon Tea for £19 per person

This offer is available from August 25, 2018 until August 31, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.



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.

Restaurant description

Housed in a converted Georgian townhouse, Merchants serves up the very best in local and seasonal fine dining. Enjoy a set lunch or afternoon tea menu, or in the evening, 5, 7 and 9-course tasting menus, with an additional vegan tasting menu option.

Offering a journey through unique and intriguing flavour combinations, the Merchants menus are inspired and shaped by the life of head chef Like Holland. Dishes include 'BBQ with the Boys' a dish of aged beef, mustard and charcoal and 'Grandpa's Greenhouse' - a dessert of green pea, mint and white chocolate.

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

Customer reviews for Merchants Restaurant at Lace Market Hotel
(based on 17 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • business (2)
  • lunch (5)
  • trendy (1)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • dinner (7)
  • romantic (4)
  • value (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • child friendly (1)
  • private dining (2)
  • By Lydia F from King's Hill
    2 November 2018

    Very nice atmosphere, comfortable surroundings.

  • By Paul T from Letchworth Garde City
    27 October 2018

    Very friendly - very well presented. Very nice food (compact menu - which as usual, means that everything is good!) If I was going to be picky... I would rather not deconstruct Banoffee Pie - its better left constructed.

  • By Vanessa R from Mansfield
    4 August 2018

    Booking the table was very easy as I was able to do this online. I also got a reminder the day before about the booking. From entering the restaurant to leaving the staff were very friendly and professional. The restaurant is very bright and immaculately clean and fresh. We had the lunch time menu which was excellent value for money. Three courses for £19. There were about four choices for each course. The portions aren’t big but they aren’t so small that you leave hungry. I had two courses and I was full. All of the food was tasty and well presented. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back.

  • By Louise B from Nottingham
    22 July 2018

    Lovely staff and great food.

  • By Isabel F from Nottingham
    20 July 2018

    Nice bar and my cocktail was lovely Don't think my table expected the size of the mains to be that small especially if you have decided to have two courses Lacked atmosphere (there were only two other tables eating in the restaurant besides us) especially for a Friday night

  • By Anne R from Aylesbury
    17 July 2018

    Fantastic evening all round - setting was great; food was sublime, and service was excellent. We dined as a table of three and we all had to taste each other's dishes as they looked and tasted so fantastic. Had the three course menu but we are all in agreement we will have to come back and try the 5 or 7 course taster menu!

  • By Arthur S from Matlock
    17 July 2018

    Booked a table in the Merchants Restaurant on line, of the options offered I chose the a la carts menu, this was confirmed by e-mail, including my choice of the a la carte menu, on arrival was informed that the a la carte menu was not available at lunch time, due to the limited choice on your lunch menu I gave my guest lunch in the bar which we enjoyed very especially the service from the gentleman on duty, this went some way in lessoning my disappointment over the lack of a la carte.

  • By Stephen T from Nottingham
    6 July 2018

    set lunch is very good value for the quality of the food

  • By Chani S from Nottingham
    23 June 2018

    Our initial impression was very positive with a creative selection of cocktails in the lovely bar. The menus looked very interesting and we decided on the chef's selection. The food was indeed incredibly well presented and tasted divine so we thought it was excellant value. However to the detriment of a clearly talented chef the restaurant service was simply unacceptable in a fine dining establishment. This spoilt the entire evening as it was wholly unprofessional and it's apparent that front of house staff need proper training as to the service levels required. For example the wine was poured in the glasses up to the brim rather than being topped up throughout the evening and the bottle was simply emptied into a glass rather than being shared around. However the worse case of unacceptable practice was the clearing of the dinner settings from the unused tables and then resetting all the tables for breakfast with plates and cups etc. This disturbance started around 9pm and carried on throughout the rest of the evening meaning that when we left it looked like we'd been sitting in a breakfast room! If hotel management have instructed staff to do this they need to seriously consider the consequences, alternatively if the staff decided to do it so they could leave earlier they need better supervision to prevent it from happening. Given the wonderful food we were surprised at how empty the restaurant was on a Saturday evening but this lack of clients was obviously explained by the incredibly poor front of house experience. We were so disappointed for the chef, as we loved the food but we would not return so I hope the lack of bookings is not blamed on what the kitchen team is capable of creating.

  • By N S from Nottingham
    23 May 2018

    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

Restaurant Location Map
Merchants Restaurant at Lace Market Hotel
29-31 High Pavement, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1HE

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