We decided fairly last minute that we wanted to eat out somewhere Saturday night, after…
Bric Nottingham is a fairly new restaurant, attached to Hilton Hotel in the very centre of town. It was previously Nicholson’s, which was an excellent place to go for some food and cocktails.
I have wanted to visit for some time to see how different it was and to see what the food was like. I had just received my new Gourmet Society card and thought it would be a good time to have a meal out.
The Gourmet Society card gives 25% discount on the bill at Bric, which I think is a pretty good deal.
When we arrived at first didn’t really know where to go, whether we should wait to be seated or to just find a seat. We asked and were quickly shown to a table by a friendly waitress, who soon provided menus and took our drink orders.
The restaurant itself is nice, the layout is the same to Nicholson’s. It has however been redecorated and I think it does look decent. With it being attached to the hotel and a popular bar it does get quiet loud. Its not somewhere id go for a quiet romantic meal but perfect for a pre night out dinner, pre-theatre dinner or somewhere to go in a group.
The location of Bric in Nottingham is ideal. It is pretty much in the centre, close to the INTU shopping centre. It is attached to the Hilton Hotel, so if you are visiting overnight it is an ideal spot.
The Corner House is within a couple of minutes walk, which has a number of decent bars around if you’re looking for a drink or two. There are taxi ranks just outside and plenty of bus routes, getting to Bric is incredibly easy.
I have stayed that this hotel and even though it is right in the middle of town, there is not much street noise.
One thing I do like is that the menu is not over complicated. They don’t have too many options that you just cannot decide. Although at the same time, everything sounded really nice so I did struggle to pick!
It’s always good to see a restaurant that focuses on a small selection of items and cooks them well. Instead of somewhere that tries to handle too many dishes and turns out to just be meh!
I like a nice selection of bread to get me started and you do get a good selection of different types of bread. It comes with a dipping oil which is nice. Id probably have a couple of different dips as there is a lot of bread when compared with the small tub of oil.
I love a good pork belly and these were very nice. They were covered in a cider marinade. It also came with a nice spicy dipping sauce. Id recommend this as a starter if you do like pork belly, perhaps would have like the skin a little crispier.
The cod is pan fired and on a bed of wilted spinach and fondant potato. It then came with a lobster sauce. The fish was very nice and fell apart, so was cooked to perfection. The sauce added some incredible flavour. The only thing that id comment on was the potato to me was not really a fondant.
It was more like a roast potato as the middle was not soft and fluffy as you would expect. As I said though the whole thing did taste nice, so would recommend it.
We decided not to have a dessert, even though they did sound very nice. We were both tired and Rach was suffering from her back so we called it a night.
The service was good. It was not a busy time as we had arrived around 7:30, so imagine the staff were not rushed. They did however come to check how the food was and continued to ask if we wanted any drinks, which was good.
The starter was not brought out too quickly, reassuring us that it was cooked fresh. The main came out soon after the starter, so we didn’t have to wait a long time to get our main course.
Overall I do think Bric is a nice restaurant in Nottingham and a good addition to the great restaurants we have. As I said before I do think it’s more of a place you would go to as a group or pre-theatre. The food is well presented, tastes nice and is reasonably priced.
I would come to Bric again as I did enjoy it. I continue to see pictures of their afternoon teas on FaceBook and they really do look nice! Next time I go I think I’ll have to go for afternoon tea.
If you do like an afternoon tea, give it a go and tell me what you thought! 🙂
Address: Hilton Nottingham, 38 Milton St, Nottingham NG1 3PZ
Telephone: 0115 934 9760
I have enjoyed cooking for some years now, its one of the only things that I can do that makes me relaxed and forget any worries I have. I love trying new foods and visiting restaurants. Other hobbies include writing, game development and work :)