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“Wonderful evening in Nucleus”

Restaurant Sat Bains
Ranked #2 of 1,481 Restaurants in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$146 - US$172
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A Two Star Michelin restaurant serving Creative, Modern British cuisine in a 7 and 10 course tasting menu format. 7 luxury bedrooms. Lunch on Chef's Table , Kitchen table and Nucleus. Wednesday to Saturday From 12.00 Noon. Dinner Wednesday to Thursday 6.30 Pm - 9.30 Pm. Friday and Saturday 6.00 Pm - 9.30 Pm. Booking Essential.
Reviewed 4 January 2019

What can one add to previous superlative reviews. We had a party of 6 in Nucleus to celebrate retirement. The 10 course taster and wine flight were great and full of surprises, as expected for Sat Bains. The wines were particularly interesting - some you might anticipate, others completely outside our experience. The service was superb and more relaxed than we had imagined. The sommelier was entertaining as well as informative. The sous-chef was happy to explain how various dishes and ingredients had been prepared, and it was very interesting to see how he and his assistant put dishes together. A wonderful evening and well worth the cost to have a personal, private dining 'event' with such professional attention. The only drawback - as my son said, its all downhill from here. Until next time ............

Date of visit: December 2018
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2  Thank Yvonne_Gerard
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Reviewed 28 December 2018

An incredible night. We came living in Nottinghamshire and having always wanted to try some Michelin star food, were not disappointed. The service was personal, without being intimidating, and we had a really good evening. We came for the 8:30 sitting which we initially thought might be too late, although people started to leave at 11 so the atmosphere was there for pretty much the whole evening. Managed really well with having a drink initially, to being showed to our table to coffees afterwards. We tried the 10 courses with a wine tasting and some of the food blew us away. I think we tried 1 dish which wasn't to our liking although thats out of personal preference only. Could not recommend a place more and despite the location being tucked away, you couldn't tell where you were when inside.

Date of visit: October 2018
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2  Thank Charlie W
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Reviewed 27 December 2018

Excellent restaurant, excellent food, wine and service. Stayed overnight in luxurious suite. Can't overdo the superlatives about the whole experience.

Date of visit: May 2018
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2  Thank Sightseer795207
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Reviewed 23 December 2018

Tasting menu experience. Mega. Had a fab evening with friends and would return again and again and again. Great atmosphere, incredible food, thank you team!

Date of visit: November 2018
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2  Thank mbak232
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Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

The environment is very classy, everyone's dressed up smartly and overall the venue looks very nice.

I went here with my boyfriend, while we were in town for a funeral. We booked 5 days in advance, because I had heard soo much about this place and really wanted to try it out. We knew about the very strict cancellation policy but it was fine as we were most definitely going to go anyway. I would recommend you avoid booking if there's any chance you might cancel.
We were greeted at the door, and told there had been a confusion and we had to wait 20mins for our table, this was fine, we waited- but still not pleasant considering the status of this restaurant. They apologized many times and were very sorry this had happened which is understandable.

The food was nice, it looked more appealing than it tasted, the bright colours and how the plate was decorated in harmony, was very unique and artistic. The food was good, I'm not complaining about it, but there wasn't really anything that jumped up to me, nothing irreplaceable or unforgettable. Furthermore the tasting menu wasn't very filling, the portions were extremely small and we did go back home a wee bit hungry, which is disappointing considering the amount of money we paid.

The wine selection was divine, really can't complain about anything there.

The only thing that extremely bothered us, was the staff. They were extremely rude, blunt and disrespectful - my boyfriend is ukranian/turkish and can't speak English fluently - the waiter was very rude towards him, my boyfriend speaks slowly and the waiter was trying to rush things up by interrupting him and speaking over. Towards the end of meal, we could see that the waiter was trying really hard for us to leave - even asked if he should bring the check (twice!!), I think because of our 20min delay there was others now waiting. The end of our meal and our desert was extremely rushed thanks to the waiter... we came here to have a calm romantic meal which was impossible towards the end, with our waiter constantly checking up on us to get us to leave.

Overall I would recommend this restaurant, it's an unique experience, although I don't think it's worth the extortionate check and the rude customer service.

Date of visit: October 2018
28  Thank dilarayagmurk
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