Gastro Pubs In Nottingham

Ravenous for a ribeye? After a sumptuous Sunday lunch? This glorious city knows a thing or two about whipping up tasty plates in a laid-back setting. From waterside eateries with award-winning menus to pretty alfresco terraces, there are plenty of top-notch venues. If you need a hand deciding, check out our list of the best gastro pubs in Nottingham.

Last updated on 2nd December 2022

The Cross Keys

73 user reviews 4

When it comes to the best gastro pub food in Nottingham city centre, The Cross Keys is a great option. Whether you're hungry for pan-fried seabass with coconut rice or an upmarket lamb and rosemary burger smothered in beetroot ketchup and melted brie, the menu is set to impress.

If you're looking for the best gastro pub lunch in Nottingham, The Willow Tree is a firm choice. Make your way inside this Rufford Way venue, where you'll be able to sink your teeth into slow-cooked roast lamb shank, rump steak sandwiches or succulent burgers.

Poppy and Pint

764 user reviews 5

Just a stone's throw from the Lady Bay tennis club, Poppy and Pint is a dog-friendly boozer flaunting a hearty food offering. Opt for classic gastro favourites, such as beer-battered fish 'n' chips with mushy peas and tartare sauce, accompanied by an ice-cold pint of the good stuff.


477 user reviews 5

Boasting Grade II listed interiors, including leather seating and rustic features, Embankment is a gorgeous Nottingham gastro pub. As for food? Dig into pork belly flatbreads or spicy beef pizzas, all washed down with cask beer. To top it off, this spot is also dog-friendly.

Home to a glorious outdoor space, an indoor area that's situated in a former museum and a tasty menu, Canalhouse is a triple threat when it comes to dining. Head in for the award-winning beer and hearty fare, such as venison burgers with red onion marmalade or steak.