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Perkins Bar & Bistro

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The Old Station, Station Road | Plumtree, Nottingham NG12 5NA, England
+44 115 937 3695
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I took family (part of 6) for Sunday lunch. Extensive menu, good quality food, excellent service, good atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Thank simonfeneley
Heather F, Office Manager at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Simon, Many thanks for taking the time to write your lovely review. We really glad that your enjoyed your visit to Perkins bar & bistro for Sunday lunch. We will make sure your comments are passed onto the team. Kindest regards, Heather More 

Nottingham
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic Dinner tonight with my mum, dad and partner. Lovely warm atmosphere and great strawberry gins. Not to miss a mention the very tasty smokehouse salmon and plaice goujons. Thanks again and see you soon.

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Thank Charlotte C
Heather F, Office manager at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte, Many thanks for your lovely 5 star review. We are really glad that enjoyed your recent visit. We ship the strawberry gin from Spain, it is definitely a favourite with our customers & staff. We will pass on your comments to the team. Many thanks again, Heather More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife arranged my 70th birthday party at Perkings restaurant. Six of us for lunch. As usual, good food and excellent service.

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Thank John F
Heather F, Office Manager at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear John. Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your Birthday celebration at Perkins bar & bistro. Kindest regards, Heather More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Perkins once again to celebrate my birthday, and the food, atmosphere and service were all, as ever, excellent. The choices from the daily menu were all very tempting to say the least, and my own choice of main with the Trio of Lamb was succulent, rich in taste and superbly satisfying. The restaurant appeared to be almost... More 

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Thank Johno186356
Heather F, Office Manager at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Johno, Many thanks for your lovely review. We use the best quality locally sourced ingredients and we are really glad you enjoyed your Birthday meal with us. We will make sure that your comments are passed on to the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Heather More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to choose our meals 3 weeks in advance which teenagers, and younger, found difficult. As an adult it was not easy either as the menu was not really stimulating for Sunday lunch. The layout for a larger number of people was disappointing with the group being split in two. Service was average. Some in the group had pork... More 

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1 Thank Fred W
Heather F, Office Manager at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Fred, Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are very sorry that your experience with at Perkins bar & bistro did not live up to your expectations. We do ask for large group bookings to pre order, at least two weeks in advance, this is to help speed up service. If we had known... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Perkins for a special family birthday Sunday lunch. I have been here many times but it was a new experience for the other party members and none of us was disappointed. The set menu is fantastic value at under 20 pounds for 3 courses. The range and variety of dishes were excellent with something for all ages and... More 

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Thank carolinearnold
Heather F, Office Manager at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Caroline, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so glad that you all had a lovely Sunday lunch with us and that we helped you to celebrate a special birthday with you and your guests. Our Perkins Smokehouse Salmon is a firm favourite with our regulars and we are really glad that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at the Perkins restaurant tonight and the food and service were both great. All the staff were very polite, friendly and attentive. The venison and steak were lovely as were our starters the inside out chicken and risoni. Not sure what it looked like before the refurb as this was our first visit but I really liked the decor... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Heather F, Office Manager at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your lovely review of Perkins. We are really glad that you enjoyed your first visit to us. We will make sure that we share your feedback with all of our team and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Kindest regards, Heather More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had a lovely meal. Both the food and service vastly improved since the last few visits before Christmas. Although short on vegataran options on the menu, staff always helpful to offer something else. Refurb? Not sure if all the wood doth a bistro make. Don't think the boarded up conservatory ceiling works. Why do it?? All in all an... More 

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Thank J K
Heather F, Office Manager at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear J K, Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We are really glad that you feel that our food and service has improved. We are sorry if we let you down in the past. Our conservatory ceiling seems to be bit like marmite, we have lots of people that think it looks great, and others like yourself... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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628 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

it is 5 years since we were last here but we will be back again soon. This is an above average restaurant with an extensive menu including specials including lobster. Great starts and puddings and an extensive wine list. Highly recommended.

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Thank Mike M
Heather F, Office Manager at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Many thanks for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are really glad that your enjoyed your visit to Perkins bar & bistro and we look forward to seeing you again soon....hopefully sooner than 5 years! Kindest regards, Heather More 

Nottingham
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I have visited twice recently sine the refurb and the food and atmosphere are great. However, the portion sizes for the price of the food are very stingy, which has put us off visiting again and I haven't got a massive appetite. The chips served with the lobster on a Friday night are a childs portion and for £15 for... More 

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2 Thank Charlotte C
Heather F, Office Manager at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are really sorry that you have had a couple of occasions where you have been disappointed with the portion sizes at Perkins bar & bistro. To help us investigate this further is it possible that you can contact us privately with your details so that we can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Station, Station Road | Plumtree, Nottingham NG12 5NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 937 3695
Description
Perkins Bar & Bistro, located at Plumtree's beautiful former Victorian Railway station, enjoyed an exciting transformation in 2016. Emerging as Perkins Bar & Bistro to fanfare from critics and public alike, the new eaterie offers food that's modern and fresh. There are sharer-board starters, 'Bistro bites', main plates and daily specials using ingredients from Perkins' very own smokehouse. There's an ever-changing daily Prix Fixe, Afternoon Teas and Perkins' Sunday offering is extended until 5pm - modern and classic seasonal dishes that commit to ingredients sourced from quality suppliers, local when possible. In terms of interior, think rustic tables, brass light fittings and bar seats amid reclaimed textures and materials. The re-designed interior offers a relaxed countryside bistro feel, somewhere you'd be equally happy to pop in for a pint and a snack or enjoy lunch or dinner.

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