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The 11 best restaurants in Nottingham

The city that birthed DH Lawrence, Shane Meadows and Sleaford Mods, Nottingham has a rebellious, kinetic energy full of eclectic and exciting things to do. The food scene here is diverse, with plenty of budget DIY spots and a focus on unpretentiously good, fresh ingredients. There’s Michelin-star material too and we’ve rounded up the best of the bunch. From fat patties to bottle shops to a seven-course tasting menu served up beside the A52 flyover – it’s all here. Get stuck in at the best restaurants in Nottingham.

The 9 best things to do in Nottingham

Nottingham's most famous inhabitant, the tyrannical sheriff, is remembered as the foe of Robin Hood, that plucky hero who stole from the rich to give to the poor—but learning about him is just one of the many things to do in Nottingham. Luckily, the charms of modern day Nottingham are not reserved only for the wealthy. Whatever your budget—whether you’re a fresher at one of city’s two universities or a tourist looking to spend some hard-earned cash—there’s plenty of fun activities to do in this city in England. History boffins can learn about lace-making and the castle, art fans can explore the Nottingham Contemporary, foodies can check out the restaurant scene, and speed fiends can battle their mates over a few beers at a Scalextric track for (almost) grown-ups. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.