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“Birthday meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Perkins Bar & Bistro

Perkins Bar & Bistro
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Ranked #47 of 1,395 Restaurants in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$28
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Birthday meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We last visited Perkins in April and had a really good evening. The occasion was my birthday and we enjoyed the food very much, the atmosphere and the staff everything was great. It is the kind of place we like to use for special occasions. We would definitely go there again.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Gracol01
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PerkinsNotts, Owner at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, 12 January 2015
Dear Graco,

Many thanks for your review. Really delighted you enjoyed your birthday celebration with us.

Best Regards,
Jon Perkins
Co-owner, Perkins
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Taken by friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Our friends had eaten here before, the greeting on arrival was very warm ,first impressions of the restaurant is, clean and tidy,a small comfortable lounge for pre dinner drinks( the drinks selection
is amazing ) we ordered our food ,which I have to say was cooked and presented very well ,. The staff are most curtious ,and show a good knowledge of the food on offer. We would certainly revisit in the near future. Thank you Perkins for a fantastic meal

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sdmmmtc
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PerkinsNotts, Owner at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, 12 January 2015
Dear Sdmmmtc,

It was very much our pleasure to host you, thank you very much indeed for joining us!
Hope to see you soon.

Best Regards,
Jon Perkins
Co-owner, Perkins
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Can't fault any aspect. All very good. Family meal. All had something different. Starters, Main, Dessert, wine, service. Will be back. Again.

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Thank MrJamesC
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PerkinsNotts, Owner at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, 12 January 2015
Dear James

Many thanks for those kind words and thank you for visiting Perkins! Very good of you to leave a review.

Hope to welcome you back soon.

Best Regards,
Jon Perkins
Co-owner, Perkins
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Nottingham, UK
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Stunning starter. Average main. Very friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

I wish I was rating this place with a 4 for food as it started really well. Went for my birthday on Wed evening. I had sashimi tuna to start and lamb main. Starter was very good! Main was very average and it should have been better from this quality of restaurant. Lamb was chewy and over cooked. My partner had rib eye and I tried that which was also very chewy (not the grade of beef I would expect) it was also sweated rather than seared which left the entire steak a pale brown. The desert of peanut and choc tart was absolutely stunning!!! I rarely get excited about sweets but this was fantastic! The service was excellent, very friendly and professional. Lovely building, amazing setting, good atmosphere. Great menu! Just needed better execution of the cooking on the night. Hope my review is of some use please let me know if so and I'll write more.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DanielleNotts
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PerkinsNotts, Owner at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, 12 January 2015
Dear Danielle,

Many thanks for your notes of commendation and insight. Your feedback really is appreciated and we take all comments and suggestions seriously. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply and any additional feedback is always welcome.

Thank you once again and hope to see you soon.

Best Regards,
Jon Perkins
Co-owner, Perkins
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Heaven and on our doorstep”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Almost within walking distance for us, Perkins remains our favored venue for that special occasion and whereas access for my wife's mobility scooter is not as good as the neighboring Carriage Hall,the warmth of welcome is adequate compensation.An extensive menu and wine list never disappoints and service is always with a smile and helpful advice.A unique atmosphere is provided by the tastefully refurbished former railway station and on a previous visit a locomotive engine with carriages slowly passed by.There is adequate car parking and local taxis are on hand if you decide to order that additional drink.All together the ideal venue for our family and it is not always necessary to wait for the next birthday or anniversary.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank RANGEBALL100
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PerkinsNotts, Owner at Perkins Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, 12 January 2015
Dear Rangeball,

Thank you so much once again for you very kind and considered words.
We really do appreciate your comments and thank you for taking the time to leave them on TA.
We look forward to seeing you both soon!

Best Regards,
Jon Perkins
Co-owner, Perkins
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