All posts tagged: restaurantstories

Does this crumble look cooked to you?

Oh my word it has been a long time since I was here. Things have been so hectic this last 3 months. Not the least of which is that the Fishwife’s team expanded to include a puppy. This, I have now remembered, is not all cuteness and stolen toilet rolls. Nope, it is also sleepless nights, chewed chairs, ripped curtains and full-on attention seeking. These facts, long forgotten since my last dog, are exacerbated by the fact that the Fishwife’s pup is a Vizsla (known as Velcro dogs for very good reason). Anyway, I have managed to ¬†discover a few gems over this time, and there has been one rather unfortunate pub Sunday lunch. I know, I know, as someone tweeted me recently, I never learn. To be fair, on this occasion, the pub in question had asked me to come along and try their Sunday Lunch as the new owners of said pub had been trying very hard to get the food right and wanted some feedback. So being rather a game bird, I …

A bit Souless at Soulville

If you had chance to take a look at my post on the Curious Manor, you will understand why we found ourselves on a cold February lunchtime in Nottingham city centre with nowhere for Sunday Lunch. Everywhere we wanted to eat (unsurprisingly) at 1pm on Sunday was full and had waits of up to or over an hour. It is fabulous that the city centre restaurant offer is so busy on a Sunday, and is testimony to how exciting the food offer is….but we took little satisfaction from that as I was a) seething from the Curious Manor incident and b) starving So, we pitched up to the Soulville Steakhouse, who could take us there and then as walk-ins. I think there are two of these Steakhouses ¬†– one in Chesterfield (which it dawned on me we had actually eaten at on some family occasion several years ago) and one in Nottingham. What can I say? we were grateful for somewhere warm and we were starving. The very friendly and helpful staff showed us upstairs …