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“What a surprise”

Marc & Daina's Restaurant
Ranked #218 of 1,275 Restaurants in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Taken out for dinner by one of my son's - to a restaurant that I must have driven past dozens of times without ever noticing - much to my loss. This lovely small and cozy restaurant hides itself on the main road through Sherwood, Nottingham - don't drive past, go and and enjoy a fine meal !
The name reveals everything -Marc is the Chef and Daina is everything else. Interesting menu (you can pre-order anything you like) and decent wine list, this will become one of my regular haunts. Marc is clearly a fine chef - also with an eye for style if the interior design is down to him.
Highly recommended.

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Thank colinallum
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Used a groupon for the meal, I wouldn't have known about the restaurant without it even though I don't live too far away but was pleasantly surprised. Daina was very friendly and the food was very good and plentiful, and the vegetables that come with the meal are also very nice and lots of them.

Restaurant clean and tables set very nicely, though decor could do with a little touch up.

would definetely go again.

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1  Thank briamand
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is a quirky French restaurant In the centre of Sherwood, and a little gem. The food is tasty and very nicely presented - the lamb and duck main courses and mushroom parmesan basket starter are particularly delicious - and very reasonably priced. Whenever we have been there the service has been polite and efficient, the only disappointing thing being that too few people seem to know about it. Try it -you will almost certainly like it! Thank you Marc and Daina.

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1  Thank JBrodie
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

My partner and I visited here on Friday 10 May 2013, we had bought a Groupon deal £25 for 2 courses.

At first we were unsure that we had found the restaurant as it was hard to spot on the street (better coloured sign needed) and decor inside could do with being updated, although it was not horrible in anyway!.

The food however was superb!!! from taste to presentation!!! - the mussels were fantastic and cooked in an sauce that really worked!! and the crispy belly pork far better than any ive had previously in other places, the lamb was cooked pink which is our preference and the wine list was not over priced and had a nice selection. The veg that came with meal was fresh and cooked nicely and not overdone but if not overly imaginative. All in all it is very clear that the chef takes pride in his food!!!

The service was excellent, the waitress was very pleasant, friendly and very unobtrusive, knew about the food and made recommendations when asked, really good service!!!

The only thing that lets this place down for us slightly was the lack of atmosphere for 7.30pm on a Friday night it was rather quiet only 4 tables including ourselves, although there was background music so you didn't feel the need to whisper. However we think that with the amount of Groupons that they have sold more people will experience this place and it will become busier, it is far better than Le Mistral just a few doors down. Also with better advertising and front of shop would help to attract customers.

Would recommend definately and will be returning soon!!!

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2  Thank helenlouisegeorge
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

This was our first visit, but it won't be our last. The food was excellent, all three courses that my wife and I had, which were all different. Daina was helpful and made us feel very welcome. We had driven past many times but never really heard of it from anyone and it was a shame that there weren't more people in, especially for a Saturday night. Its obvious that Marc has a passion for good ingredients. When we visited, it was the first night for a new waiter, Tim. He was obviously nervous but gave excellent service with good humour and a cheerful manner.

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Thank Martin L
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