We all love going out to eat. It’s not just about the food but being with friends and family and having a good time. Thing is, we can’t always afford it and so we might not go or limit how much we do go. Well, we want to change that! Going out is good for you, right?
So, if you’re on a budget, here’s our favourite cheap Nottingham eats that will have you dining out regularly in no time. Who says that eating out has to be expensive!
Ignore the name! This place is tucked away in Bridlesmith Walk and has unusually good food and great craft beer! From cheeseboards to Cuban sandwiches and pasta to short ribs! Try it out. Brunch prices start from £5 and meals from £7.50.
12 Bridlesmith Walk, Nottingham www.junkbars.com
Open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 1 am and Sunday 11 am to midnight.
Homemade food at its best! This deli-café offers gorgeous pastries, salads, sandwiches and ‘grab-bag’ mains for around £7. Everything is about a £1 cheaper to take out and the set two course costs £8.95 (£7.50 until 5 pm). Takeaway sandwiches from £3.50 and meals from around £6.00. With wines and beers and great reviews this one is not to be missed!
15 Carlton Street, Nottingham www.edinsnottingham.co.uk
Open Monday to Thursday 7:30 am to 7 pm, Friday & Saturday 7:30 am to midnight and Sunday 8:30 am to 7 pm.
This one is opposite a church, what could be more peaceful and relaxing than that! Set in the lovely surroundings of the Lace Market, Kean’s Head Pub is a grand place to eat! The bar serves snacks, sandwiches, pies (Hartland’s pork ones at that!) and other pub favourites. Snacks and sandwiches start at £4.50 and mains from £7.
St. Mary’s Gate, Nottingham www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk
Open Monday to Thursday 11:30 am to 11 pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30 am to 12:30 am and Sunday midday – 10:30 pm
If you fancy something a little different, Yamas is it! This friendly Greek restaurant is relaxed and informal and offers a variety of tapas and traditional meze. Portions are huge and reviews are awesome! Definitely worth a visit.
Lunch starts from £4.95 and tapas pricess start from £6.95 for three, between 12 noon and 4 pm Wednesday to Saturday.
5 Thurland Street, Nottingham ww.yamas.co.uk
Open Sunday to Tuesday 5pm to 10 pm and Wednesday to Saturday midday- 10 pm
In the oven! This place used to be called the Flying Horse Inn and now serves as a local coffee roaster! The good tasting coffee costs just £1.70. You can get sandwiches, croissants, quiches, soups and salads, all freshly made the same day. Plenty of hot food options too, so lots of choice. Light bites start from around £4 so perfect for a lunch out!
Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham www.200degs.com
Open from Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 8 pm, Saturday 8 am to 7 pm and Sunday 9:30 am to 6 pm.
Hand and Heart
Up the Derby Road Hill and you’ll find this great pub built into a cave! The food here is not only a bargain but delicious and reviewed as one of the best for miles. Can’t argue with that. From hot rolls filled with pulled pork and honey mustard to fish fingers (yes you read that right!). Snack and lite bites s are served all day from just £3.95 until 4 pm and a set lunch that includes main course costs just £7.95.
Their home made chips are definitely worth trying too!
65-67 Derby Road, Nottingham www.thehandandheart.co.uk
Open from 12:00 noon to 11 pm. Food is served until 9:30 pm and 9 pm on Sundays.
Annie’s Burger Shack
If you are a lover of all things burger then you will be at the right place. The owner, Annie (obviously!) is American and brings with her, Rhode Island inspired burgers that are 85% beef, 15% pork and seasoned with smoked paprika for a taste like no other. Toppings are quite out there but be open to trying new things and you will be pleasantly surprised (or your taste buds certainly will anyway).
There’s lots of choices for under £10 burgers and hotdog meals and prices start from around £8.90.
5 Broadway, Lace Market, Nottingham www.anniesburgershack.com
Open Sunday to Thursday 12:00 noon to 11:30 p and Friday to Saturday from 12:00 noon to 12:30 am.
Oscar & Rosie’s at Das Kino Bar
Not the usual run of the mill restaurant with table tennis graffiti booths! Food here is definitely New York inspired and delivers big on stone baked pizzes topped with fantastic toppings. In the week until 4 pm you can get lunch in the form of a 9 inch pizze for just £5 – who would turn their noses up at that, especially when it tastes so good!! At the weekend its just £7. They have daily specials and a mac and cheese to die for. If you wanted to go at night for a big pizze (14 inch) with salad and a couple of drinks it would cost you just £20 and if you took that out it would be slightly less!
Lunch starts from £5.
22 Fletchergate, Nottingham www.oscarandrosies.com
Opening Monday to Saturday 12:00 noon to 10 pm and Sunday 12:00 noon to 8 pm.
Although we have done our research, Nottingham Credit Union cannot be responsible for individual experience eating at any of these establishments, nor does NCU have any affiliation with those mentioned. We are merely signposting our findings to you and trying to help you save money dining out on a budget! We hope it helps and would love to hear how you get on…after writing this our mouths are watering!