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“Wedding at Carriage Hall”

Perkins Bar & Bistro
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Ranked #45 of 1,406 Restaurants in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$28
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Perkins Bar & Bistro, located at Plumtree's beautiful former Victorian Railway station, enjoyed an exciting transformation in 2016. Emerging as Perkins Bar & Bistro to fanfare from critics and public alike, the new eaterie offers food that's modern and fresh. There are sharer-board starters, 'Bistro bites', main plates and daily specials using ingredients from Perkins' very own smokehouse. There's an ever-changing daily Prix Fixe, Afternoon Teas and Perkins' Sunday offering is extended until 5pm - modern and classic seasonal dishes that commit to ingredients sourced from quality suppliers, local when possible. In terms of interior, think rustic tables, brass light fittings and bar seats amid reclaimed textures and materials. The re-designed interior offers a relaxed countryside bistro feel, somewhere you'd be equally happy to pop in for a pint and a snack or enjoy lunch or dinner.
Yorkshire
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wedding at Carriage Hall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

Our daughter and her partner held their wedding breakfast at The Carriage Hall which is just along the drive from Perkins Restaurant.

The setting was beautiful, the food was wonderful as was the service. No need to say more

Would recommend both the restaurant and the Carriage Hall whether it is just a meal for two or a full function in the hall.

Thank you for all your hard work and the part you played in making my daughter and son-in law's day so special.

Just remember to ask the guests if they would like another glass of wine. Ours were too polite to ask. The wine was left for the evening but that wasn't quiet the point.

It was definitely the icing on the cake to a very special day.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank MillsYorkshire
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PerkinsNotts, Owner at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Dear MillsYorkshire,

What a fantastic start to 2013. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate you leaving those positive words here on Trip Advisor. Being a parent at a wedding can be stressful, so we always try and make things relaxed but professional. To hear a father’s upbeat reflections on his daughter’s special day is incredibly gratifying. I hope, in a bid to re-live some of your day, you’re able to return to Perkins and enjoy our food again in the future. Thank you for being such wonderful guests.

Best regards, Jon Perkins (owner, The Carriage Hall and Perkins)
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“for that something a bit special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

perkins is for that meal a little bit special! everything about perkins oozes good quality! the menu is always a bit different, the starters all served with home made fresh bread,the mains fish meat poultry always fresh,and to end the meal off some lovely desserts.not the cheapest but you get what you pay for!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank mickthesnip
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PerkinsNotts, Owner at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Dear Mickthesnip,

Thank you for those kind words on Perkins. We always try and keep our prices as keen as possible but similarly we try and source the best ingredients we can from responsible, local suppliers, and that does have a cost implication. I hope you’re able to return to Perkins.

Best regards, Jon.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“Always good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

We have been dining at Perkins for too many years to remember, but it has always maintained high standards of cooking, allied to very reasonable prices even on the a la carte menu.
Over recent times the menus have become more varied and innovative, but the warm welcome and friendly service never changes.They work hard to get and keep your custom.
A recent meal there was very good, with the Clipston beef especially good.
Good and varied wine list with modestly priced 'house wines'.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank macna
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PerkinsNotts, Owner at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Dear Macna,

Thank you for your long-time patronage. It’s very pleasing to hear that we’ve been able to maintain our standards and reputation for so long, they’re both easy to lose. We’re very lucky to have so many excellent suppliers around us here in Plumtree, I think the Clipston-on-the-Wolds beef is just perfect too – it’s good to know you enjoyed it. Thanks for the nod to our wine list.

Regards, Jon
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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“Nice, but overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

Went with friends on a Saturday evening. Was advised we would have to leave our table by 9.30 which wasn't the best start....if I book a table, I expect it for the whole evening.
Also, they had run out of all the "specials" which at 7.15pm was a bit of a suprise.
The food was good quality, but portions are quite small. Cheeseboard was an absolute rip off. £7.00 for two cheeses, and you barely got a mouthful of each.
Atmoshpere wasn't particularly good.....seemed to be a lot of more elderly diners
Probably won't go again

  • Visited November 2012
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Nottingham, UK
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“Never disappoints”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

This restaurant always serves wonderful food with great service. We have visited on numerous occasions and the food has always been excellent.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Willoughbies
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PerkinsNotts, Owner at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Dear Willoughbies,

Thank you for those notes, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you soon.

Regards, Jon
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