Dressed oysters, tantalising dishes and Georgian architecture in Mercure Nottingham City Centre Hotel.
If great food, cask ales, a fun atmosphere and an unusual setting are what you're looking for, The Curious Tavern will tick all your boxes. Situated in the middle of Hockley, the heart of Nottingham's quirky creative quarter, this utterly unusual venue has become a pit-stop for weary shoppers and a haunt for locals and visitors looking for a lively place to enjoy great food and excellent drinks.
With regards to the menu, there's something for everyone. The Curious Tavern specialises in oysters dressed and served in a variety of tantalising ways, such as the English with Hendrick's and cucumber or the Jap, breaded with panko crumb and served with katsu curry sauce. If that doesn't take your fancy, perhaps opt for a burger or why not tuck into a hand-stretched pizza. For the lovers of traditional pub grub, the local game pie or IPA battered cod is a must.
It’s so cool, deep underground in medieval caves, that revellers might need a faux fur throw from the trunk in the corner to keep cosy. Located eight metres beneath the streets of Hockley, the Lost Caves are a unique addition to the city’s vibrant bar scene.
It’s every bit as dark and atmospheric as you’d imagine, with colour-changing lighting, candles, stuffed pheasants and other curios.
Curiously located at number 7 1/2 Carlton Street, Lost Property is a seriously 'secret bar' hidden in the caves under the Nottingham's oldest hotel - and even once you've found the entrance you won't necessarily know how to get in.
Once you do make it inside you'll find a bar, part speakeasy, part lost property office. Decorated with parrots, glitterballs, more than 1,000 keys, 150 lost suitcases, a countertop bar made out of pennies and VIPee bathroom.
Lost Property serves the Curious menu plus a selection of themed cocktails, tying in with some of the hotel's famous guests. What the Dickens is a tribute to the Oliver Twist author, who hired the placed for six months to recreate his plays. The original signed bill is still at the hotel. Jimmy Nail, a long-term guest when filming Auf Wiedersehen Pet in the city, is the inspiration for another drink.
The Hotel Restaurant serves full English buffet breakfast and continental options every morning – the perfect way to start your day in this light and inviting venue. By night The Brasserie is open plan with The Hotel 1822 Bar offering a relaxed and informal atmosphere to meet with family, friends or work colleagues. Our menus blend classic and contemporary cuisine with just a dash of continental inspiration, complemented by a selection of wines from around the globe. We use local seasonal produce and our chefs check all ingredient quality making sure only fresh, crisp and vibrant produce is used to enhance the flavours served.
Our chefs can cater for any dietary requirement and our menus boast a choice for all.