Food Review: The Atrium Bar & Kitchen

Words: Julia Head
Photos: Julia Head
Friday 11 August 2023
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One of Nottingham's greatest gems is The Atrium Bar & Kitchen, a vibrant, family-run eatery situated inside an old bank vault in Radcliffe, with a beautiful stained glass atrium dome hovering above you as you tuck into some of the tastiest dishes Notts has to offer. 

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In the day you can grab breakfasts, brunch or lunch from a fusion menu boasting wraps, burgers, and Buddha bowls. They offer monthly Bottomless Brunches for £35 where you can grab a brunch dish off the menu and as many juicy cocktails one can manage in ninety minutes – for me, personally, it’s not many these days, but the offer is there!

There’s also a fresh cake counter, and to be honest with you, I'm still dreaming about the chocolate cake I had there once upon a time. 

In the evenings, the restaurant takes on a bistro style where you have a choice between ordering off the evening menu or the tapas menu. We couldn’t say no to tapas, and with heavy influences from around both Southern and Northern Spain, you'll find imported Chorizo and Jamon. They also take influence from around the world with dishes like Crispy Goan Smoked Hake and Crispy Korean Chicken, both which come in delightful sauces full of flavour. If you can, save room for the hot sugar doughnuts in a miso caramel sauce which are worth the trip alone.

Let me tell you, the cocktails here are next-level and a fraction of city centre prices! For £7.50 we each ordered a Lemongrass & Coconut Colada (highly recommend!), but there's also a two for £10 daily deal.

The Atrium matches any city centre tapas bar and at a reasonable price, too. The restaurant is vibey and busy which thrills me no end; clearly there is massive support from locals and regulars which is always a good sign.

Add this one to your list to visit, folks!

30 Main Rd, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham NG12 2FH

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