From modern British cooking to authentic home-cooked Italian favorites, curry, or a juicy steak and chips, the impressive line-up of restaurants in and around Mansfield has something to please all tastes.
As we turn the spotlight on the town’s top spots for dining out there is a firm specializing in freshly cooked seasonal food, full of flavor and served with finesse.
And amongst them are some pretty charming locations else in centuries-old properties that have all the fashionable comforts.
Fresh, seasonal food is on the menu at the restaurant whether you’re choosing from the most menu, the vegan selection, or Sunday roast within the cozy surroundings of the previous pub, which was renovated a couple of years ago and became a restaurant.
Diners can anticipate to attractively presented dishes. For starters, there’s local game salad and Atlantic prawn and avocado cocktail and mains of sage-coated pork, homemade steak, and ale pie, or caramelized onion, sweet potato, and roast butternut squash tart topped with Stilton.
The impressive array of desserts includes everyone’s school dinner favorite cornflake tart with pink custard (minus the lumps!)
Rima-Faz Indian restaurant
For a top-notch curry, you will not go far wrong at Rima-Faz. Customers rave about the superb food, friendly service, and value for money.
Traditional favorites – from a light korma to a really spicy Bangalore phall and everything in between – appear on the menu.
The chef’s signature and recommended dishes are plentiful. Chilli heads will love the lamb or chicken tikka cooked with naga for max flavor. For something that will not blow your leave, lamb begum bahar may be a much milder option, garnished with minced lamb, flaked almonds, and sultanas.
Curry lovers can go the entire hog with buttery, creamy dishes but chefs can rustle up healthier options with less oil and no sugar.
It has been hailed the simplest restaurant in town, regularly ranking at favorite on TripAdvisor, and proudly boasts an AA Rosette for fine dining.
That’s quite some accolade for any restaurant, but particularly so for Refined, the training ground for young chefs and front of house staff.
Located at Vision West Notts College, Refined is hospitable to the general public and operates a bit like the other restaurant.
As well as opening for lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays, there is a weekly themed evening and a gourmet dining experience every Thursday. Obviously, it’s only open during term-time.
There’s always something new to try. Not only are creations of the budding chefs outstanding, but the worth is additionally very reasonable too.
Special events arising including Burns’ Night, Chinese New Year, Thai street food, and a celebration of the Oscars in food.
One satisfied customer, who left a five-star review, said: “Refined is a tremendous place to eat! Great service and delicious food. I took my mum for lunch and she or he thoroughly enjoyed it as did I.”
The Rustic Crust
It’s impossible to try to do a round-up of the simplest places for food in Mansfield without giving a mention to the pop-up pizzeria, which visits the Brown Cow in Mansfield.
Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizza is served from a custom-built truck, called Poppy, within the pub parking lot .
Customers, or pizza stalkers as they’re dubbed, can eat their pizza inside the pub if they buy a drink, which is no hardship in the least.
Mansfield’s Best Food Blogger had Instagram followers drooling with a post about the slow-cooked lamb ragu topping.
“This is that the closest thing I’ve ever tasted to pizzas from the backs streets of Italy, it’d even be better!” she said.
Poppy pops there, usually once a month on a Sunday, but later this year pizza lovers are going to be able to eat the country Crust pizza any day of the week when the couple behind it opens their first restaurant a couple of miles away in Farnsfield.
Describing itself as “a true gem”, this family-run restaurant may be a gourmet treat within the heart of Sherwood Forest. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are employed by head chef Alain Launay.
The modern dishes fuse traditional English and French cuisine while making the foremost of local ingredients like Welbeck Stitchelton cheese mousse with Edwinstowe honey-roasted quince.
Diners can anticipate to mouthwatering dishes of chicken ballotine, seared Capreolus capreolus loin, confit salmon tournedos, and butternut squash strudel.
As well as a four-course à la carte menu (the cheese game is strong) there are daily specials and a monthly gourmet evening with a seven-course tasting menu showcasing contemporary and traditional food.
Diners can sit within the cozy 16th-century cottage or within the orangery overlooking the church where Robin Hood and Maid Marian were married.
One reviewer said: “Food was beautiful and cooked to a T . a true hidden gem of Nottingham. Tucked away perfectly, you’ll be anywhere.”