Belgo Nottingham has only recently opened, Rach and I had noticed the signs up for a few weeks and said to each other we should try it out sometime. I finished work early one Friday afternoon and met Rach in town for some lunch so we thought this would be a good time to try it out.
We didn’t book a table so was very surprised when they took us to our table as it was opening week and I know a few people couldn’t get a table. If you have ever been to La Tasca (the restaurant that were here previously) you will automatically recognise the layout as it is very similar, although it’s been redecorated and looks very good.
My only complaint is the same issue I had with La Tasca and that is some of the tables are somewhat close together, which makes me feel like I cannot have a personal conversation.
What’s the location of Belgo Nottingham like?
The location is actually very good, it’s in the lace market area of Nottingham. This is close to a number of good quality bars such as All Bar One, The Living Room and Pitcher and Piano to name a couple.
There are also a number of bus stops near by, taxi ranks and the tram does stop just up from the restaurant.
If you are driving in then you can park at either Stoney Street or Fletcher Gate car park.
The lace market does make for a great night out with the various bars, it’s also a short walk to hockley which has a number of other great bars including my favorite The BoilerMaker.
What food did I have at Belgo Nottingham?
I have not had Belgium food before so was looking forward to trying something different and authentic. Belgo have an excellent menu selection for both drinks and food, both of which got my mouth watering!!
First of all I decided to try a nice Belgian beer, I have not tried any before and decided to give St Bernardus Pater.
The food menu is also very impressive with a wide range of different dishes, I do also think the pricing is very reasonable.
Starter – Shredded Duck Croquettes – £6.00
This dish comes with 3 fried croquettes that are filled with shredded duck, along with these you get some pickled daikon and Belgo beer chutney. The chutney goes really well with the shredded duck, there is just enough for a starter.
Main – Belgo BBQ Moules – £13.50
I have never eaten Moules before and really wanted to give them ago and where better but a nice new restaurant in Nottingham 🙂 To be honest I don’t know the etiquette when it comes to eating them but just got stuck in!!
The mussels came in a BBQ sauce which I do think was hotter than I was expecting and seemed more like a red chilli but it was still tasty. I now have a craving for more mussels and think i’ll try the herb and garlic ones next.
We did decide not to have a dessert as it was lunch and we both felt fairly full. The dessert menu is fairly small but that is because they focus on the build your own Belgian waffles, which I think is a great touch!
What was the service like?
I did think the service was very good from the moment we walked in and was given a seat to when we left, the staff were very friendly and always seemed to be smiling. The service was very quick and efficient, they came every so often to see how the food was which was nice.
At the same time though they were not too pushy and I never felt rushed to get the food eaten so the table was free.
Final Foodie Thoughts On Belgo Nottingham
I really enjoyed Belgo Nottingham, the atmosphere was great and the food was also very good. Rach did have the belly pork which she felt was not the best she has had but still very enjoyable.
Again my only complaint is how some of the tables are too close together, but I do understand why some of them are…more tables, more seats, more customers…
As I said it was the first time that I have had mussels and since having them at Belgo I have had a craving for them. I am looking forward to having them again and I am sure i’ll be visiting Belgo again to get them soon enough 🙂
Where to find Belgo Nottingham
Address: 9 Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB
Phone: 0115 924 1765