The Thompson Brothers on Their Favourite Restaurants and Nottingham Craft Beer Week

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Wednesday 18 August 2021
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Favourite Nottingham Restaurants
There used to be four places we loved in town, but we think it’s down to three now. The four were Harts, Iberico, World Service and Sonny’s, but Sonny’s closed a few years back. We only like to eat in the finest of places and we like to make sure that our food is always freshly sourced and prepared. Plus, all of those places have cracking wine cellars. On the more budget side we’ve also tried Desi Downtown and Zaap Thai, and we very much enjoyed them too.

Michelin Stars
We’ve not tried that Alchemilla place yet. We’ve heard it’s very good, but it’s also very, very expensive and we think that alone would put us off. We work in the food trade so we understand how much the basic ingredients cost and we think paying £150 for a meal is just too much. We went to Sat Bains once though. The food was totally amazing, but the whole experience dragged on somewhat. We got there at 7.30pm and we were still eating at 11. The bit where they come out and explain all the food before each course seemed unnecessary to us and, in the end, we just wanted to go home and go to bed.

Nottingham Craft Beer Week
We’ve got to be honest, it’s not our thing. It’s good that so many different people are making so many different beers, but we like more traditional ale. Some of these newer beers are so hoppy and citrus-y that they blow your head off. And some of the dark beers are so thick that you can stand up a spoon in them. We really just like to stick to either a pint of Adnams Ale or London Pride, which they serve a cracking one of in The Gladstone, round the corner from us.

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