Fine dining is about more than just the food. What’s on the menu is clearly important, but the best fine dining restaurants provide an experience. They’re a cut above a normal meal out and deliver something different. From the food to the wine, to the decor, we say that when to comes to fine dining your visit should be distinctive, memorable, and above all, special.
Our new fine dining restaurant is exactly that. Hidden away on a secluded mezzanine floor, it sits high above the Lakeside Bar and Restaurant, the dramatic space that once held the whirring engines of the pumping station. Now, the room hums with a different kind of sound. Enjoy the chatter of conversation, the clink of glasses, occasional bursts of laughter.
It’s a space you can’t help but want to spend time in. A world away from stuffy establishments, this isn’t a venue where formality takes over. It’s a place where things are done properly, yes – but with vibrancy, enthusiasm and passion.
Tasting menus with a difference
Take our regularly-changing tasting menus for example. Carefully put together by head chef Paul Thacker, they’re a little bit different to what you might usually expect to see. Rather than sticking to a rigid menu, for every course there is a choice of options, each interspersed with additional treats such as amuse bouche, sorbet and other tasty morsels.
It’s fine dining but with a difference – giving you the opportunity to create your own, totally unique experience.
Renowned across Nottingham for his cooking, Paul’s style combines modern European techniques with flavours from around the Pacific region, resulting in flavour and texture combinations that wow the palate.
Similarly, the wine pairings have been thoughtfully chosen to enhance the flavours of the food. Each one served at the perfect temperature, they’re the ideal way to elevate your experience even further.
Couple this dedication to food with an eye for design and you have the intimate, contemporary space that is fine dining at Lakeside. A handful of tables sit on the exclusive mezzanine, decked in crisp white linen and with polished silverware that catches the flickering candlelight.
With décor reminiscent of times gone by, the restaurant retains the same sense of style and elegance as the rest of the venue. Soft, golden tones are opulent without being garish, introducing a touch of luxury to the surroundings. Elaborate detailing contrasts with the exposed brick walls which add warmth and, alongside the huge windows, are a reminder of this building’s fascinating industrial heritage.
Whether it’s a special occasion or a well-earned treat, a visit to our restaurant is a great way to mark life’s ups and downs. From family milestones to romantic dinners, we’re determined to make your visit one to remember. Expect the best possible service from passionate staff who love food as much as you do.
For something really special, we can even give you exclusive access to the restaurant, so you can share your fine dining experience with your closest family and friends. Fill every table with your nearest and dearest and let the hours slip by as you savour every last mouthful together.
The best of fine dining on your doorstep
Only six miles north of Nottingham city centre, close to Arnold, Mapperley and many outlying villages, and with parking right outside the door, we’re making top-quality fine dining accessible to everyone – in more ways than one.
March 15th, 2021