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£7 - £22
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European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Two of us decided to go for Sunday lunch , it was the best Sunday lunch we had for a long time, I had roast beef , which was delicious , very tender and tasty, my husband had roast pork and he said it was...delicious , both very generous portions, vegetables were perfect, would highly recommend itMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I haven't been to Perkins for over a year and I was not disappointed, as expected. Absolutely fantastic food and very helpful service with my dietary requirements. The venue is first class and the very best Nottinghamshire has to offer. All of the front of...house staff are a credit to the restaurant. Many thanks for a fantastic night out.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went mid week for the three course set menu. On paper -It seemed good value, £28 for 3 courses but the food was of really poor quality. The Brie crostini was literally a slither of Brie on stale bread! ( my 9 year old child...could have made a better job of it). The main course of pork chop was over-cooked and hard. The vanilla cheesecake with the sorbet was the worst course - looked like the cheesecake had come straight from the freezer with icy sorbet more granita than a sorbet. Sadly left thinking this place could be so much better even if they had to charge a bit more for better quality food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear dpkall78, Thank you for choosing to dine at Perkins. We are disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your food. Please can we ask that you contact us privately by emailing Hello@perkinsbarbistro.co.uk, so we can discuss this further with you. Kind regards, Heather

Reviewed 18 January 2024

We celebrated my mothers 70th here for a special breakfast, had a lovely morning with fabulous views and ambience, while there were a few things not 💯 Trish the manager and her team have taken on board our comments and with a few tweaks it...will be perfect 😍 we will be visiting soon thank youMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear K970KDlisad, Thank you for your review, we are thrilled you had a lovely morning celebrating your mothers birthday. We are glad to hear you have built a good relationship with Trish and hope to see you all again soon. Warmest regards, Perkins team

Reviewed 16 January 2024

We had the most fabulous 90th birthday lunch for my mum at Perkins on Sunday We were a family group of six adults and all had fantastic food Two and three course lunches that were perfectly cooked with lovely ingredients Staff were welcoming and friendly...and the place itself is just great Beautifully converted railway station very tastefully done Great setting with gorgeous views which will be even better in summer Unfortunately we live in Cheshire so it’s a two hour drive for us but will certainly come again when we are over to see my mum who lives nearby Such a lovely treat very well doneMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Connector34036316786, Wow! What a fabulous review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, especially after a long drive home. It was a pleasure to host your mums 90th birthday and we’re so glad you had a wonderful time. Thank you...More

Reviewed 30 December 2023

Very well presented food, friendly welcoming staff,unfortunately Tea/Coffee was charged extra to our order.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear vickii699, Thank you for your review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your food and the team looked after you. We are sorry if you feel there was a miss communication with your charge for your coffee. We do hope to see...More

Reviewed 24 December 2023

A fantastic night with incredibly good service. Planning a surprise birthday meal is never easy but the pre-event communication with Trish was excellent! Even a deflated balloon was no task too big for her and the team, ensuring all decorations were perfectly presented for our...arrival. The food was excellent even with such a large group and a great selection of wines. Looking forward to coming back again soon!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mimo247, Thank you for your lovely review and for choosing to host your special event at Perkins. We are glad that you had a fantastic evening and that Trish and team looked after you all. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Perkins...More

Reviewed 27 November 2023 via mobile

Visited for a family catch up and 60th anniversary.From the moment we arrived felt so welcome the staff are so attentive and friendly. The food was so good I had soup, steak and the best panacota I've ever had.Everyone in our party of 11 enjoyed...their meal and the whole experience.Thank you for a lovely eveningMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2023

Dear X464QFchistinek, Thank you for lovely review. We are really glad to read that the team looked after you and that you enjoyed our food! We do hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Team Perkins

Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

What a fantastic place. We received a warm friendly welcome. Service and food were excellent. Big call out to Callum and Mary who were superb. Overall it was an excellent atmosphere and cannot wait to go again

Date of visit: September 2023
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2023

Dear Brib2015, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are really to read that the team looked after you and you enjoyed our food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest regards, Team Perkins

Reviewed 16 July 2023

We have been coming here for many years and as always, the quality of the food was top-notch, the ambiance was relaxing and cosy, and of course the service was spectacular. Seasonal menu always delights & great selection of aperitifs, wine, desert wine, & digestives....I know because I tried them all....More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2023

Dear 494gregoryw, Thank you so much for your continued loyalty to Perkins, it really does mean so much to us! We are really glad to read that you enjoy all that we have to offer and we hope to keep you happy for many more...More

Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

Superb meal and overall experience at Perkins last night. They just do it all well - from the staff to the menu (quality of the food and wine obviously) to the quality of service. Special but not pretentious. Quality but not over priced. Lovely stuff!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2023

Dear Steve, Thank you for choosing to dine at Perkins and for leaving us such a lovely review! We are really glad to read that you enjoy our food (and wine of course!) and that our team looked after you. We do hope to see...More

Reviewed 24 June 2023 via mobile

A special family birthday meal for nine of us. The staff could not have been more help or accommodating and the food was delicious.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2023

Dear Vacation54640611801, Thank you for choosing Perkins for your special birthday meal. We are really glad that you enjoyed yourselves and that our team looked after you. We do hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Heather

Reviewed 31 May 2023 via mobile

We visited today for my birthday lunch. The menu choice was lovely and the food was fantastic. The service was friendly and prompt and they even brought me a birthday desert which was a lovely touch! Can’t fault it at all can’t wait to returnMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2023

Dear KatieLou1986, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! We are really touched that you chose Perkins for your special occasion and we are really glad to read that your enjoyed your meal and the team looked after you....More

Reviewed 20 May 2023 via mobile

This was my first time here and the initial impression is very good. We were promptly seated and drinks order taken and menus provided. We both thoroughly enjoyed the food that we had and thought the service was very good. The only slight negative I...found was that the tables are exceptionally close together so you are very much aware of other peoples conversations near you, it did detract somewhat from our enjoyment.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2023

Dear lesstatt, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for choosing to dine with us last Saturday evening. We are really glad to read that we made a good initial impression and that you enjoyed your food and our service. We...More

Reviewed 19 May 2023 via mobile

Attractive verdant approach to tasteful interior of characterful former railway station. A warm welcome by smart professional front of house staff. Fridge-cold water and warm speciality bread brought to table. Delicious beautifully cooked meal - I particularly enjoyed the bouillabaisse accompaniment to my sea bass...fillet - all very well presented and served. Congratulations and many thanks to all involved.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Heather Fisher, Other at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2023

Dear JanelsaH, Thank you for dining at Perkins and for writing us such a lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit, it really does mean a lot to us that you think so highly of us. We hope to see you again...More

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Response from Annie N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I haven’t been on a Monday either, usually Thursday/Friday. You could always nip in on the Monday before to see 🙂 Hope you have a lovely time.
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Response from Zafrikan | Reviewed this property |
Doubtful, given that it is a Bistro, rather than a pub - but I'm sure a phone call would confirm. Great place though.
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Perkins Bar & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5