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Hall of Fame“Ignore the strange location and make the trip – you won’t be disappointed”, advises a fan of Sat Bains’ “tranquil” restaurant-with rooms marooned in Nottingham’s industrial wastelands. Those who head out to this startling barn conversion are rewarded with some unrelentingly “clever and interesting” cooking from a two-Michelin-starred chef – albeit at frighteningly high prices (“come prepared to sell your granny”, warns one reader). Evening meals take place in two rather neutral, stone-floored dining rooms, but the focus is unequivocally on Bains’ meticulously planned tasting menus – a succession of startling dishes with powerhouse hits across the board. Expect obtuse pairings and dazzling presentation, from the tantalisingly titled ‘black evolved scallop’ (with seaweed and Exmoor caviar) to ‘blue mountain’ hare with pear, Stilton and chocolate or crab satay with kohlrabi tagliatelle and ‘glasshouse’ pesto. After that, a ‘crossover’ signals the move towards sweetness in the shape of, say, a mind-blowing combo of strawberry, tomato, olive oil and vanilla. Amanda Bains oversees the “fantastic” sweet-natured staff, and the thoughtfully assembled big-money wine list is irresistible. Note: pre-booked lunches can be taken at the chef’s table, kitchen bench and within ‘Nucleus’ (the development kitchen), subject to availability.

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Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms

Lenton Lane ,Nottingham NG7 2SA

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Top-notch tasting menus and top-notch prices, in a seriously odd location

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Jun 2015

Editor's pick And the award for least starry entrance goes to… Restaurant Sat Bains. Its grim location feels more like a place to dump a body, but this industrial wasteland conceals a tranquil country house. I regretted heels as I click-clacked gracelessly across the pebbled drive and stone floors, but the welcome was warm and reassuring (despite bafflingly being listed as ‘Mr Helen’). A glass of Nyetimber in the cottage garden, alongside pet bunnies and a thriving greenhouse, kicked off the evening nicely. Much...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms

Lenton Lane ,Nottingham NG7 2SA

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Sep 2013

The least you can pay is £79 for the seven course set menu. We had the the 10, 10, 10 duck egg with the seven course tasting menu for an extra £15 and a cheap bottle of wine ( for this resturant) at £37. The food was mostly very well presented and clever in its construction, however, some parts of the dishes – the duck egg and the nettle soup – were boarding on the bland. The stand out dish was the scallop with pork belly. The service was seamless and exceptional and although the Resturant itself...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 3

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Lenton Lane ,Nottingham NG7 2SA

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by   bronze reviewer (5)

Sep 2012

Editor's pick I feel I had to come and defend the bad reviews that Sat Bains has received on here (that's not to say they aren't justified), but I had an absolutely perfect stay. We had a suite for my birthday, I have given it a 10 for value for money, this is quite possibly because I didn't pay, it's an expensive evening if you stay in the room but absolutely worth it! Our room was perfect right down to the little toiletries and home baked cookies left along side the espresso machine, but of course the main...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Lenton Lane ,Nottingham NG7 2SA

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Aug 2012

My wife and I visited as a birthday treat and were looking for the full modern european cooking experience. We had the 7 course tasting menu with wines to match each course. We thought it was sensationally inventive cooking, full of flavour and the wines chosen by the excellent sommelier, a fantastic match. The service was good natured and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended restaurant. We stayed in one of the rooms which was to a very high standard. We had a wonderful time, and think you should...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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Lenton Lane ,Nottingham NG7 2SA

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Oct 2010

Be very careful when you book into this restaurant, read the small print on the cancellation policy as there is a £360 fee. On the day we were due to go to Sat Bains my five year old son fell over and split his head open. He required stitches and the doctors advised close observation for 24 hours. I naturally called Sat Bains that afternoon and requested that my table reservation was moved to another day. They informed us that there would be a £360 cancellation fee. Despite explaining the situation...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 1

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Lenton Lane ,Nottingham NG7 2SA

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Jul 2009

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The location of the place is not particularly inspiring; near an industrial estate, a motorway flyover and directly beneath two huge electricity pylons. All that was missing was the stereo-typical burnt-out car on the roadside. We arrived to what looked like a 1970's bungalow with a few extensions and a gravel drive (no cladding though). The black VW Golf parked up outside with the ‘Cheff’ registration plate made us snigger; was this Lenny Henry's 80's parody of the Chef, Gareth Blackstock??!! We...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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Lenton Lane ,Nottingham NG7 2SA

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Mar 2009

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Saturday, 7th February 2009 Sat Bains' food had the critics drooling for some time before I'd got round to eating there, my wife and I giving ourselves a birthday treat in June 2008. The food had blown us away, but we were relatively new to the Michelin experience then, spending most of the evening grinning like idiots as we scoffed a dozen delicately-cooked, elegantly-arranged dishes. We returned in February with high expectations, this time to experience the tasting room in a party of six. You've...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 10

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    I officially have the BEST friends in the world. For my 30th back in November, I was treated by two of my friends to dinner at the two Michelin starred Sat Bains! Finally, last weekend after what seemed like forever, the day finally rolled around and we headed over to Nottingham full of excitement for what was bound to be an amazing evening!
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Born to a Punjabi family in Derby, Sat Bains only went into catering ‘for the girls’, but has gone on to win two Michelin stars and put Nottingham firmly on the map. Despite being the underdog, he won the Roux Scholarship in 1999 – an opportunity that took him to Le Jardin Des Sens in France. Subsequently, he was appointed head chef at Nottingham’s Hotel des Clos, which re-launched as Restaurant Sat Bains in 2002.

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