All posts tagged: sundaylunch

Don’t think I’ll be “rubbing my selfie” again in a hurry 😳

Easter this year, for reasons I won’t bore you with, was an unusual one. It was because of this, that we found ourselves eating our Easter Sunday lunch at Rub Smokehouse and Bar – whose eponymous hashtag is   “rubyourselfie” if you were wondering… We had been meaning to go here for ages, the many blogged and twittered pictures of giant juicy burgers and gushing reviews had tempted us and after an excellent experience at Red’s True Barbecue we thought, well, if we can’t do tradition, we can, at least, indulge in a post-Lenten meatfest. Well, what happened? Perhaps Easter Sunday wasn’t the best choice of days, but, hey, if you’re open then you’re still serving your best yes?  The place was reasonably busy, not packed, but a healthy 2/3 full I’d say. It took a while to take our drinks order and a couple of apologies for the tardiness before they arrived and we ordered our food. But then the food arrived in about 4 minutes! I kid you not. How on earth is …

Bonzai, Nottingham, always a pleasure.

So, here’s the thing. Life has been complicated these last few weeks and my blogging has taken a bit of a hit as a result. I am now trying to catch up and it is at this point you realise that all the good advice you give yourself about taking a picture of the menu and noting down the dishes, is actually really rather good advice. And did I follow this advice? Nope. With a German student staying with us for the weekend we headed out for a Sunday lunch treat. I had, in fact, stocked the house up with meat, thinking English sausages might feature on the menu. When I asked my daughter if our guest had any dietary requirements she replied “no, no she eats anything, oh, except meat” 🙄 So here’s a quick run through of our super lunch at Bonzai-  with apologies for the fact that I can’t actually give you the names of much of what we ate….   We started with a simple vegetable tempura, light, crispy and delicious. …

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 …