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PRICE RANGE
£7 - £45
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

We have just been to Nicolas restaurant to celebrate my birthday . The food was lovely and the service very good. There were 13 of us and everyone enjoyed the whole experience

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

We went here in a big group for a friends birthday My salmon tagliatelle was mainly consisting of cream , swimming in garlic , could hardly find any salmon . My friends chicken was frozen in the middle ( a proper restaurant should be cooked...from fresh , absolutely vile .. No staff asked if our meal was ok, they were too busy by the bar area chatting , when a lady did come up to us she had a scowl on her face . Never again will I go backMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

Sorry to say that I will not go back to Nicolas anytime soon, if ever. We visited mid-week; Wednesday and the place was practically empty. We were sat at a table in the window. Drinks, expensive. Small glass of wine £5.90. Pint £5.80. I had...meatballs to start. Seriously my young 3 year old grandson’s shop bought spaghetti and meatballs were nearly double the size. You get 3 very small balls. My Husband’s rib were ‘ok’ plenty of green peppers and inion but not a lot of flavour to the meat. We also ordered a garlic bread to share. Service extremely slow. Beef stroganoff tagliatelle tasted nothing like how stroganoff should no rich creamy flavour at all. The peppercorn sauce was far too overpowering with actual pepper like the lid had fell off and couldn’t really taste the meat. Very very small portions. Oh and ordered a side of chips which came out late and were a very cheap shop frozen chip that was still hard in the middle. No I didn’t complain because to be honest we were never asked if everything was ok and to be honest what would theyhave done. It seems every restaurant has gone down hill, so not just this place. Sorry guys but shocking .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

shame your staff feel it’s ok to go into local business with their own alcohol and drink it in front of bar staff then complain they have been mis treated in google reviews . Daniel is the biggest piece of work and a embarrassment to...your businessMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

Tremendous food. Great value for money. Unfortunately we were let down by poorly behaved staff. It was bizarre how unfriendly and cold the staff was with us. We were made to feel uncomfortable during our meal. Now we know why the place was empty!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

14 family members went to celebrate my granddaughters 18th birthday,food ok but staff were not ,blatantly looking over sniggering towards our group ,very rude ,and then turned music on full blast so we could not hear conversations,no wonder the place was empty if staff treat...customers in this way ,Friday night 7.30 pm and empty,I for one will not be returning,these staff need some training in hospitality i think !!!!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

Went to Nicolas restaurant greeted by a lovely woman called Hayley, she was extremely attentive caring just nice. The food was fantastic as usual, will definitely be back Thank you ☺️ Tina & Jen

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

Ate here yesterday 3rd September, nice place service good but unfortunately i was let down by the food quality. I ordered the special kebab, consisting of lamb chops and lamb and chicken kebab. The lamb was very fatty, i told them half way thru the...meal and was offered replacement, I'm sure you can understand i wasn't about to wait 15/20 minutes for a replacement. The meat represented about 80 % of the meal which was inedible, At the end of the meal i told them again i was unhappy with the food, we paid the bill, there was no reduction and no apology, won't be returning.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

First visit, welcome by F.O.H. and shown to pre booked seating with full menu made available. The ordered drinks and when all guests present food ordered Fist slight disappointment was no butter with warm bread and tomato soup, otherwise service at that point satisfactory. One...follow up during meal with there being a small number of guests meaning staff were not that busy felt that to wait to get invoice involving going in search of F.O.H. staff was disappointing. In spite of this, prices were excellent and food/drink quality equally as good.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

My partner and myself decided to try Nicolas again after not going for a number of years. I opted for the 2 course early bird menu and my partner ordered pollo caprino, which on the menu was described as chicken in sauce with "melted cheese"....Whilst mine was fine my partners chicken arrived in a sauce and though there was melted cheese on top it was a cheese single! We have been to many Italian restaurants and often had chicken with melted cheese but never has it been topped with a cheese single. Even though the staff were pleasant, no one asked how our meals were during it or when our plates were cleared, otherwise we would have told them. At £15.50 and for a restaurant which says on its website " we pride ourselves on good food " we found that shocking.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

Great atmosphere as per usual, we love it in Nicolas. Perfect for kids and making pizza, the chefs were great. Only thing was the fajitas came with only one wrap which we could have done with some more and should have asked for but staff...were busy as it was chocker with parties/ other tables- will note for next time. Overall, staff so lovely as always, food was lovely and fab experience.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023

Absolute gorgeous food. Got the early bird & cocktail hour deal. Super reasonable price but the service & food was exceptional. Thank you ❤️

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 April 2023

Love this place. Love the staff. Peroni on draft bounds. Make your own pizza great for the kids. See you soon

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2023

I ordered a crepe pollo to start, when it came it looked lovely, the sauce was bubbling at the edge of the dish, tasted ok until I cut into the middle, frozen chicken!! A restaurant that can’t cook from fresh a pancake! That is not...only disgusting but downright dangerous. My main course was tagliatelle salmon, the salmon was 20 minutes overcooked and the pasta was mush and was so hot it was obviously microwaved. Never again! I wondered why the place was emptyMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023 via mobile

Lots of restaurants fully booked but Nicolas could fit us in within the hour . Friday night for 2 people 7pm . Place was very clean and welcoming. Menu very good … varied . Food was lovely but expensive. Lamb was delicious. Fresh crunch veg...to go with it . Only complaint was …. Restaurant was very empty therefore staff extremely attentive. To the point where I felt watched whilst eating . As soon as I had finished my meal the plate was whisked away. Felt very rushed . Staff stood by our table chatting which was unsettling . Lovely food but very poor atmosphere and expensive . Possibly worth a visit .More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Hi yes there is a very easy ramp at entrance and very spacious bar seating area so you can have pre dinner drinks too. Book to make sure they arrange table for your party - food is fab here and have a wonderful evening.
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