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“How the mighty have fallen...”

The Larwood and Voce Pub and Kitchen
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Always been a family favourite however the last couple of visits, where we have popped in to take advantage of the early bird menu, have left us feeling disappointed. This review is based on our experience on the last 2 occasions.

At the heart of this issue is the poor attitude from the manager, which is strange given how exceptionally well trained all members of the restaurant staff are.

The early bird menu does not seem to be a simple reduction in price to entice early diners in to the restaurant. There is a big reduction in the size of portion and on questioning one portion size,which was a delicious sounding meatball dish, we were told by the manager "well you ordered the early bird meal" (when it arrived looked like a starter or child's portion and had to quickly order a side of chips to add some substance).

If a restaurant offers an early bird menu I do not expect quantity and quality to be affected.

The Larwood does offer great inventive food (the selection of desserts were exceptional). If they continue to give the feeling of being 'too good' for an early bird menu, they need to scrap it, soon.

4  Thank HarveyMac
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

The two of us visited the 'Larwood & Voce' recently for lunch with a friend. This pub/restaurant is conveniently situated adjacent to Trent Bridge Cricket Ground where we had been in the morning watching a game.

The welcome was warm, the atmosphere very pleasant, but we were all somewhat disappointed with the food on offer. My husband chose 'Proper corned beef hash with Pink Fir potatoes, a friend egg & fruity brown sauce' but this dish was not what he was expecting. The hash wasn't a traditional mixture of mashed potatoes and corned beef. Maybe the chef has put a different interpretation on an old-fashioned recipe. Nevertheless, my husband enjoyed what was placed before him. There were indeed little pieces of beef and a friend egg on top of some potatoes.

Our guest and I opted for the mushroom soup of the day as a main course. We picked this from the starter menu. Unfortunately neither of us read the menu properly so that we were surprised to see two 'warm cheese and onion sausage rolls' to accompany our soups. We would have preferred a simple crusty roll or a couple of pieces of crusty bread instead. Other diners may enjoy something like this with soup but we didn't!

Our desserts were very nice. We chose the 'warm apple, pear and sultana crumble' from the menu. These were served in little individual pots with custard in miniature saucepans. The desserts more than made up for our disappointment over the main courses. We had coffees afterwards, a latte for my husband and flat whites for our friend and myself.

We had all visited the 'Larwood & Voce' on previous occasions over a number of years when in Nottingham to watch cricket but we remember more straightforward food on earlier visits.

The staff were very pleasant and the service good. The pub/restaurant was very crowded, as it has always been on previous visits, but we didn't have to wait too long for our meals.

If you intend to visit this establishment on a match day, I advise you to go before the scheduled luncheon interval. If you leave it until 1.00pm, expect an already full house.

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Thank jilllovescricket
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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Brilliant Sunday roast - if anything a bit too much! Lovely atmosphere but we were a large party sat on 2 tables that didn't fit together as they were round which made it hard to have a conversation as everyone was quite far away.

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Thank Claire2012London
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

The Larwood is a nice pub, we took some overseas relatives there for a traditional pub meal while they were visiting. The service was good, beer nice as is the atmosphere. The food was nice but arrived a little cold but i'd eat there again.

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Thank R_Kershaw
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Once a year we go out for Sunday lunch so it needs to be great. we were not disappointed. I would highly recommend the Larwood and voce. Great relaxed atmosphere and fantastic food. I don't doubt that we will be back soon with friends. Thank you to the management for the service.

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Thank Marie G
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