As the return to university edges ever closer, students around the country will be preparing to safely negotiate the dreary months of January and February in the best way possible.
Grey, cold weather and a period of study that can be rather gruelling at times, this time of the year is rarely viewed particularly favourably by the student demographics, but there are ways to make the most out of the start of 2018.
One such way is to take advantage of all that your place of study has to offer and in the case of Nottingham, this could well be sampling some of the culinary delights that exist in one of the UK’s most historic cities. In particular, perhaps the cosiest of British meals is the traditional Sunday Roast, and there are few meals that will banish the winter blues better than a roast dinner.
With this in mind, we have scoured the best of the best to find you places to eat in Nottingham that will hit the spot, especially if you’re searching for Sunday lunch.
Read on to discover the best Sunday roasts Nottingham has to offer, where you can find them and how much they are likely to cost you this winter.
Hand & Heart
As regular readers here at the Almero Student Mansions blog will be aware, we are rather fond of Nottingham, and it is of course home to many of our luxury student properties.
As such, we have covered the city quite a lot over the years and in particular, the historic network of caves one can find under street level; home to an array of treats and attractions.
One such location is the Hand & Heart pub which looks just as cosy as it sounds and is ideally situated in Nottingham’s curious underbelly. It also serves on one of the best Sunday roasts Nottingham offers in a setting that is unmistakable.
This establishment offers the traditional roast as well as a vegetarian option and usually comes at between £12 and £15, quite reasonable given the competition in the area.
The Hand & Heart has a particular reputation for dishing out some of the best roast potatoes in the area, so we think it’s well worth a visit on your hunt for the best Sunday roast in Nottingham.
Larwood & Voce
Moving up the price scale slightly is Larwood & Voce, which has always had a great reputation for serving excellent food and has recently upped its game when it comes to Sunday dinners as well.
“The Famous Proper Roast” as it is referred to at the restaurant on Fox Road, West Bridgford is the go-to option for most punters and comes at £17.
You can choose between beef, lamb or pork and the array of trimmings will surely not disappoint even the most seasoned of Sunday lunch fanatics. Be warned though, the portions are not for the faint-hearted so be sure to arrive at Larwood & Voce with a healthy appetite.
The venue is gastropub style and serves meals all day long from breakfast to supper, so be sure to book at table at Larwood & Voce if you wish to sample their ever-popular Sunday roasts.
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
If you have never visited this pub during your time in Nottingham to date, then you need to address this fact immediately. Another establishment associated with the city’s impressive cave network, but this time nicely nestled on top, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem is the perfect fusion of culture and cuisine.
The pub also has the stunning backdrop of Nottingham Castle and claims to be the oldest pub in Britain. This is, of course, the mantra of many a UK pub, but nonetheless, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem serves amazing beer and offers one of Nottingham’s very best Sunday roasts.
Priced at around £10.95, this pub’s roast is one of the thriftier options and comes complete with Yorkshire puddings and all the trimming and extras one would expect.
If you’re feeling somewhat jaded after a night out or simply one to sample a roast in one of Nottingham’s most famous pubs, then this choice is most definitely for you.
These are the top three Sunday roasts you will find in Nottingham, as voted for by the trusty team here at Almero Student Mansions, but there are of course plenty more for you to get your teeth stuck into.
These are however a great start and a good way for you to dispel those January blues when back at university through some fine Nottingham tucker.