Restaurant Reviews

RESTAURANT REVIEW: BARESCA, NOTTINGHAM

RESTAURANT REVIEW: BARESCA, NOTTINGHAM

Weekends are for writing, indulging in good food, reading and chilling out with loved ones. The sun was out in a cloudless sky, and the weather was set for a tapas review, and so it was, that I found myself heading to Baresca Nottingham to check out the food a year on. Nestled on Byard Lane in the heart of…

EATERY REVIEW: LAS IGUANAS, DERBY

EATERY REVIEW: LAS IGUANAS, DERBY

With temperatures set to soar over the coming week just in time for the nice long bank holiday weekend, you’re probably on the lookout for a good eatery. You know, the sort of place where you can lounge at leisure whilst tucking into an al fresco supper. Look no further than Las Iguanas Derby, whose new menu hits the spot…

REVIEW: BRUNCH, GUSTO, WEST BRIDGFORD, NOTTINGHAM

REVIEW: BRUNCH, GUSTO, WEST BRIDGFORD, NOTTINGHAM

*Review by invite, food and drink complimentary*  I first became aware of the term ‘brunch’ around a decade ago. It has in reality been in existence since the late 19th century when a British writer dude called Guy Beringer first alluded to the word ‘brunch’ in his 1895 essay. A portmanteau of ‘lunch’ and ‘brunch’ might be considered a cutesy…

REVIEW : NICO’S RESTAURANT, DERBY

REVIEW : NICO’S RESTAURANT, DERBY

How do you feel when you visit old haunts from when you were a student? I always feel a wave of nostalgia wash over me when I think of those halcyon university days. My first halls of residence was at Nunnery Court, and I hadn’t realised it at the time, but a few doors down from there was a really…

RESTAURANT REVIEW: SLUG & LETTUCE, DERBY 

RESTAURANT REVIEW: SLUG & LETTUCE, DERBY 

*Review by invite* With a mini Beast of the East expected this weekend, you’ll want to know about hearty fare including a really, really good pie in Derby. It just happened to be at the recently relaunched Slug & Lettuce Derby, which has undergone a £320K refurbishment courtesy of parent company Stonegate Pubs. From a change in branding, which all…

EATERY REVIEW: THE YARD, DERBY 

EATERY REVIEW: THE YARD, DERBY 

*Review by invite* Are you a person who likes surprises? I’m not a fan. I’m a Leo and it takes me a while to adapt, but if it’s a nice, albeit unexpected occurence, I guess that would be OK. According to a study*, the brain’s pleasure centres are more “turned on” when we experience unpredictable pleasant things, compared to expected…