SquareMeal Review of
Merchants Restaurant Nottingham
This stylish restaurant within the Lace Market Hotel offers contemporary cooking in a relaxed atmosphere. Simple lunch dishes such as a tart of salt cod and sardines with black olives and courgette pesto, or slow-braised beef ribs with spiced carrot, pickled mushrooms and ‘salt & vinegar’ chips are particularly well executed, but the kitchen flexes its muscles for more
elaborate, adventurous ideas in the evening – perhaps spiced lamb’s sweetbreads and braised pork belly with sweet potato, cashews and pak choy, or braised halibut teamed with fennel hearts,
leeks, turnip fondant, cockle vinaigrette and chicken jus. Service is friendly and correct, while the short wine list carries some New World treats.