Find this good neighbourhood restaurant, thats full of contrasts, behind a high wall in the city centre. The setting is elegant Newdigate House, dating from the 17th century but once inside the décor has an Indonesian theme. This stretches as far as the waiting staff, who are also dressed in traditional Indonesian costume.
The food on offer is another contrast for while being interesting, is British in style.
So expect the likes of Lightly-Spiced Parsnip and Apple Soup with Grilled Raisin Bread; Baked Scallops with Spinach, Parmesan and Lemon Crust; 'Salt Cod Croquette with Smoked Haddock Carpaccio and a Sesame & Soy Dressing' and Layered Foie Gras with Rum-Soaked Raisins and Toasted Brioche to be among the starters.
Maybe Roasted Halibut with Cauliflower Purée and Caramelised Shallots and Puy Lentils; Roast Breast of Chicken with Smoked Bacon Mashed Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts and Butternut Squash with a Mushroom Fricasée and a Soft Poached Egg among the mains.
Desserts are a strong point, with perhaps Chocolate and Toffee Tart with Gingerbread Ice Cream; Sticky Toffee Pudding with Clotted Cream or Asian Carrot Milk Pudding with Pistachios to tempt you.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Mon-Sun 12.00-14.00 (Sun 15.30); set L £14.50 (2 courses) to £19.50; mains about £15 to £21
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 19.00-22.00; set D £24.50 (3 courses); mains about £15 to £21
- Seats: 80, plus 30 outside
- Wine: an enormous list covers the world and kicks off at about £16
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Nottingham Rail
- Directions: In the city centre, opposite the Museum of Costume and Textiles. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street parking, or nearby car park
- Closed: check Christmas openings; First week of January
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating