Pie Week at Pieminister

Pie Week at Pieminister

When you think of traditional British dishes, the pie should be high up on the list.  Originating in ancient Rome, the pie is a hearty meal when served with mashed potato or chips and some form of vegetable.  I have to admit that it’s something I don’t make often and when I do, I stick to the same recipe using up roast chicken leftovers so we were excited and interested to try something new at Pieminister in Nottingham City Centre.

The Best Places to Eat in Nottingham

The Best Places to Eat in Nottingham

Nottingham is an amazing place to live.  So many different people and cultures means a wonderful variety of places to eat, with food from all over the world to try. In this post I’ve put together a list of our favourite places (and in our opinion, the best places) to eat.  I will make sure I keep adding to it as we discover more places in the future.

Breakfast at Bill’s Nottingham

Bill’s in Nottingham is in a beautiful building. It used to be a bank. The ceilings are high but it feels quite cozy at the same time with sofa benches and velvet cushions on the wooden chairs.  There were a few people in the restaurant at 10am but it was fairly quiet which was great for us as we got served immediately.  There is a separate children’s menu and the portions for the boys were great.

Our Italian Day Out in Hull

I’ll always have a soft spot for Hull, my university city, the place I spent three years of my life, studying, having fun, growing up.  I’d been promising the boys for ages that I would take them to see “Daddy Shark” i.e. a shark at an aquarium and as Matteo’s parents were over to visit I suggested we go to The Deep.

Half Term Breakfast at The Pudding Pantry, Nottingham

This was the fourth time visiting the Pudding Pantry for me, third for the boys.  When we really enjoy going somewhere, we go back again and again and we always order the same thing!  I know we should probably try something different but I think we like to stick with what we’ve had before and know we love!  The staff are so friendly, the service is fast and the food (and drink) really is delicious. 

A half-term trip to Jamie’s Italian

The Nottingham restaurant is set in a beautiful old building which was actually a merchant’s townhouse and has three floors including the cellar which houses the toilets which have been done up with period features.  We were sat at a round table for 8 people in a semi-private room off one of the main rooms.  This was great for the kids as it meant that when they had finished eating they could get up and walk around without bothering other people eating.