Elegance in a historic setting
Recently opened, the Fothergills Bistro offers an elegant space for relaxed dining in Nottingham’s historic castle area.
We called in last night to take our first look at the newcomer eager to be out of the first truly awful weather of the winter. The doors closing on the squally night we took in the classic features of Fothergills’ beautiful interior. Mellow lighting, plush armchairs and a glowing bar improved our mood significantly, glad to have the sleety weather on the other side of the bistro’s impressive windows.
A moment later, our order for 2 pints of Evolution (£3.30 per pint) was delivered to our table. They also have Elsie Mo, Harvest Pale, Bombardier, Weston’s Bounds Scrumpy, and American Craft beers on draught and a good selection of bottled Belgian and American beers.
Affordable dining in style
Meals are served in the bar area, and also in the quieter, more formal dining areas. All the rooms share fantastic views of the castle gates and are going to look superb in the summer.
There are separate fixed price menus for lunch, dinner and for Sunday lunch. All look excellent, and affordable with 3 courses for £11.90!
To give you an idea of what’s available, this is a sample of their fixed price lunch menu:
British onion soup with cheddar cheese crouton and chives
Roast field mushroom (v) with caramelised onions, smoked cheddar and mixed leaves
Fresh white crab meat linguine with red chilli, olive oil, lemon and parsley
Spinach & stilton tart (v) Puff pastry tart, with sweet potatoes, spinach, Colston Bassett stilton, toasted walnuts, mixed leaves and sautéed potatoes
Slow roast pork belly with crushed potatoes, leeks and bacon and cider cream
Rich chocolate pot cognac, dark chocolate, cream and espresso
Baked plums with stem ginger syrup, orange and whisky ice cream
We shall be returning in the next week or so to try their lunch menu. Come back here for ny review!