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Restaurant: Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms
Tel: 0115 986 6566
Winner of the BMW Square Meal Award for Best UK Restaurant 2007, the Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms is run by Sat and Amanda Bains on the outskirts of Nottingham. One of the UK’s most accomplished chefs, Bains helped to open the first Raymond Blanc brasserie in Oxford in 1996. A spell at L’Escargot followed, before he returned to the Midlands to head up the kitchen of the Martins Arms in Colston Basset. After being spotted by Michelin at the Ashbourne Gallery in Derbyshire, he won the Roux Scholarship in 1999, leading to a three-month stint at the then three-Michelin-starred Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier. He returned to take up the post of head chef at Hotel des Clos in Nottingham and in 2002 renamed the restaurant there Restaurant Sat Bains at Hotel des Clos. In October 2004, Sat and Amanda bought the property and fully refurbished the dining room and its 11 bedrooms. In 2007, Bains served the starter at the ambassador’s banquet on the BBC’s Great British Menu.