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Merchants Restaurant

29-31 High Pavement | Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
+44 115 948 4414
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  • Excellent56%
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  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
29-31 High Pavement | Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a meal with our friends as two couples. The set menu of two or three courses was excellent. My starter of duck egg was excellent; beautifully presented with a taste experience with each mouthful. The main course of spring lamb was again superb,...More

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant offers top class food served by French people - and the French do know about food.! Excellent, friendly service at a reasonable price.

Thank RJA961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked the hotel for my mother and father-in-law's 60th wedding anniversary. With such a large party we had exclusive access to the whole of Merchants Restaurant for 3 hours. All guests were invited for Champagne afternoon tea and given this was...More

Thank MichelleTargett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant room, perfectly cooked food - starter of duck egg, asparagus and parmesan crisp especially brilliant - followed by succulent chicken and then creme brûlée made for superb value. Really good value bottle of Vigonier. What else? Oh yes, lovely friendly but professional service from...More

Thank Steveh242424
Reviewed 31 January 2018

This was our first visit since it re opened and we had a wonderful evening . The taster menu was excellent .Quality food beautifully served . Nice ambience and lovely table setting . The welcome was so warm from the waitress and the barman ....More

1  Thank lorenzo01
Reviewed 8 January 2018

First off the service, hard to actually find someone to take your order, then disappears for half an hour. The food with their new Asian themed restaurant was poor, I had the belly pork and kimchi. The pork was tough as old leather, and the...More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Before I start, I need to mention that my review is for the Lace Market Hotel restaurant (known as Merchants by some, and as a 50p millionaires hang-out to others) Absolutely banal. Mediocre. Ordinary. The bar is cramped, loud, uncomfortable and populated seemingly, by a...More

2  Thank TrakESumisu
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We had a graduation dinner at this elegant restaurant in The Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham. The restaurant is old style elegant with a spacious and comfortable bar, and a large, well laid out dining area. The food was well balanced, tasty and just right. THE...More

1  Thank trevorviegas
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Eight of us had the festive menu, prosecco and cocktails. Very small portions for starters, I would advise the cauliflower soup, yet the ham hock was disappointing unfortunately. Mains were tasty- especially the festive turkey with all the trimmings (except pigs in blankets!) The large...More

1  Thank Mayalucyv
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I remember Saints many years ago, fondly so... spheres of ice chipped to order, 12 year old rum slowly poured with respect and understanding of the spirit in use, a delicate charming service and an irresistible menu of unique, inspired and original cocktails, blended with...More

2  Thank tjamesh1986
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$70 - US$182
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-31 High Pavement | Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 948 4414
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Renowned for its elegant yet relaxed dining experience, Merchants at the Lace Market Hotel is one of Nottingham’s top restaurants. An integral part of the city’s dynamic Lace Market, the restaurant is well-known for its innovative, sophisticated food and understated yet attentive service.Head chef, Richard Donohue, is passionate about creating a menu that reflects his enthusiasm and innovation. His career has taken him from top London restaurants, to far-flung destinations including Helsinki, California and New Zealand and he has drawn influence from all of them.Working with the best local and seasonal produce, Donohue’s creative flair creates exciting menus which offer a unique take on modern British dining. Every detail of every dish is carefully thought through, enthusing the senses and delighting the taste buds.A glance through Merchants menu highlights international influences such as scallops served with green curry, pink ginger lychee and cous cous, which reflect Donohue’s experiences in Asia. The menu contains a great deal of variety containing other dishes such as tuna sashimi and squid ice cream, beef cheek with oysters and snails and tonka bean with soy and strawberries.If you are in search of that unique dining experience, blending traditional British and European fare with the flavours of Asia; Richard Donohue and Merchants Restaurant are the ideal partnership.
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