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Restaurant with music/entertainment

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Restaurant with music/entertainment


A group of us (approx 8) are coming to Nottingham later in the year, and are looking for a restaurant that serves a nice mix of food (steaks, fish, lasagne etc) and that has music (either a band, live act or just music in an area where you can dance after the meal without leaving the building).

The age range in the group will be 25-55 so not too hen/stag party like. Budget £15-£20 per main course.

I'm thinking something probably like The Living Room but wondered if there was anywhere more independent rather than a chain restaurant. We also looked at Saltwater Rocket but the menu looked a bit limited (seems to be lots of salad! Unless anyone has eaten here and can tell me if it's more of a side salad lol)

We are staying at the Crowne Plaza so something in walking distance or easy access on the trams would be good.



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Nottingham, United...
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1. Re: Restaurant with music/entertainment

Can't think off anywhere like that in town TBH better off eating then going to cookie club or the like

Ilkeston, United...
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2. Re: Restaurant with music/entertainment

There's plenty of bars and restaurants in the Cornerhouse. Revolution and Slug and Lettuce both good options and reasonably priced.

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3. Re: Restaurant with music/entertainment

Hi both

Thank you for your replies. We have chain restaurants like Revolution and Slug and Lettuce by where I live so was looking for something more independent. We wanted something abit more upmarket / less 'studenty'

Looks like we are going to struggle finding what we are after. But thank you anyway.

Ilkeston, United...
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4. Re: Restaurant with music/entertainment

Bistro Live might be a good option. The food is really nice and they have live music and themed nights. You would need to book in advance. Really good for large groups.

Nottingham, United...
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5. Re: Restaurant with music/entertainment

I can't think of anywhere which fits exactly what you are looking for.

However, if you like jazz this place has been recommended to me recently.


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6. Re: Restaurant with music/entertainment

I'd head for The Riverbank near Trent bridge


Can be busy at weekends but normally good bands and crowd in

Nottingham, United...
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7. Re: Restaurant with music/entertainment

Spanky Van Dykes may suit: http://www.spankyvandykes.com

Another is Glee Club: http://www.glee.co.uk/eating

And not forgetting: http://www.jamcafe.info/events/live-music/

Depending on when you're planning on coming, my local in Beeston (a 5 min train hip journey from Nottingham) does excellent food and has live music several times a week. They have a great festival in the summer: http://www.victoriabeeston.co.uk their menu is extensive and has amazing vegetarian options too.

I hope you have a great time here - feel free to PM me if you have any questions. J x

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8. Re: Restaurant with music/entertainment

I'd agree with Briggs2806 The Riverbank.

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9. Re: Restaurant with music/entertainment

Or better still the approach just around the corner from your hotel?


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10. Re: Restaurant with music/entertainment

Dogma is a decent bar which does food and in the basement there's a club

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