Restaurant Sat Bains


Chef Sat Bains of Sat Bains with Rooms - Nottingham, England

Lenton Lane
Nottingham, England NG7 2SA
+44 (0)115 9866 566
Hours: Tues-Thurs 7pm-9pm; Fri 6:30pm-9:30pm; Sat 6pm-10pm

Originally opened in 2002, Restaurant Sat Bains quickly established the city of Nottingham as an important filling station for epicurean pilgrims traveling the British culinary trail, a veritable Mina on the road to London’s Mecca. We were certainly happy to make the two-hour train ride. In 2005, Chef-Owner Sat Bains reopened a once derelict farm as a “destination restaurant” with an attached boutique hotel, an unlikely sight within the old industrial section and adjoining a cigarette factory. Bains strives to use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, but he takes that philosophy closer to heart—and his own doorstep—than most. For his nettle soup, Bains forages the nettles and other ingredients within 30 feet from the restaurant, aptly naming the soup after the Nottingham postal code (NG7). That forces diners to “taste the post code” of where they are eating, as Bains puts it. “It is the location. You can’t get away from it. [You’re] not going to forget the restaurant.” We won’t.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Nettle Soup (NG7)
  • Salt-baked Celeriac
  • Fallow Deer, Cauliflower, Chocolate, and Quince
  • Chocolate, Coffee and Salt

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