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“One of the city's best-kept secrets! Come here, it's worth it”

Corinthian Restaurant
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Ranked #194 of 1,362 Restaurants in Nottingham
Price range: US$10 - US$33
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, International, British
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Situated within an historic Nottingham building on Goldsmith Street, the Corinthian Restaurant offers cultured dining in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The Corinthian has an air of timelessness, where elegance and tradition create a haven of calm away from the city's busy street.
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We booked here for a pre-theatre meal because our favourite French restaurant was fully booked. So checking through the nearby restaurants on the Trip Advisor map, we found the Corinthian. The menu looked promising so we made a booking.

Now you would never guess there is a restaurant here, tucked away inside the Masonic Hall (I've been to the Rescue Rooms next door and never even realised the Corinthian was here!) The only clues are a wall banner and a very small name over the menus in the doorway. You have to ring the bell to get in and the doorman opens the door for you; we were escorted to the restaurant.

It's very old-fashioned (by design), with superb decor, and proper white tablecloths and napkins. We were met by the waitress who took our coats and showed us to the lounge bar seating area, and told us to our amazement that we were the only booking (Friday night!) We were able to peruse the menu in the lounge with a drink and place our order.

When the meal was ready we were escorted to the table where we ordered wine (even the cheapest wine on the menu was very good) and were served with delicious still-warm home-made bread. I had the sea bass which was cooked beautifully, while my wife had the chicken. We both cleared our plates and were left wishing there was more of the bread to mop it up with!

For dessert I had the raspberry pavlova - I love raspberries, and the tang of the passion fruit added an extra dimension to this dish. My wife had the sticky toffee pudding which was also delicious yet very light.

We didn't have time to stay for coffee, but the relaxed atmosphere would have encouraged us to do so. The waitress was very friendly and happy to have a chat, while still being very professional and we were happy to leave a tip. In fact she even told us that they have their own car park - handy for future reference because I'd rather spend my £7 in the restaurant than on city parking charges.

This is a lovely restaurant with good food and good service, quaintly old-fashioned. Two courses with wine and beers cost us £50, happy enough with that.
You should come here, it doesn't deserve to be empty. We will definitely be back.

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1  Thank asahartz
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

Excellent Food for the 3 courses and very good priced aswell as the beer and wine thts on offer. The music is very old but apparantly they have to play it according to the year of the place. But the jazz music was very relaxing thoe whilst eating the food. It was good tht you can mix and match the two menus you have to choose from as sum food is better off other menus. i would reccommmend the sea bass and the crab rissiotto and the ammeritto cheesecake with orange. The waitress is very helpful and friendly, also knows alot about the building and the historyof it. I would deffinately reccommend this restuarant to anyone and for any occassion.

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1  Thank Martin D
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

This restaurant is situated in the centre of Nottingham but is hidden away in the Masonic Hall on Goldsmith Street. If you want something a bit different give the Corinthian a try. It's very formal in it's style and setting but the staff were also very accommodating. The quality of food was very good. It is certainly something different to the "bistro" informal dinning experience.

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2  Thank Andrew E
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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

My friend and I visited for afternoon-tea.
We got lost on the way and had to call the hotel for directions and a very helpful lady who worked there gave us directions street by street and stayed on the phone with us until we arrived.

Jackie is a credit to the hotel and a very pleasant lady
Thanks again Jackie!!

The Tea was lovely sandwiches,cakes and freshly baked scones with jam and cream delicious !! We had tea and coffee and a glass of prosecco each. The surroundings and decor was very elegant we would visit again.

1  Thank havanaLeicester
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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Our party of 4 were the only people having lunch.
This restaurant is part of the Masonic Hall in Nottingham. You need to enter the Masonic Hall front door, which you have to ring to get inside.
It is a very old fashioned place with waiter service. The food is quite good but slightly on the pricey side. It does have a separate bar area were you can have a drink or a snack if you do not want to use the main restaurant area.
If you want a very quiet meal this is a good place to go. If you want somewhere with some atmosphere then this is not the place for you.

Thank purpletravelat
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