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Cafes & Tea Rooms

European style cafes with tables that spill out onto the streets at the first glimpse of sun and a traditional English afternoon tea are never far away in Nottinghamshire, and it goes without saying that wherever there's a frothy cappuccino, there'll always be a fine selection of cakes too.

Take a tour of our cafes and tea shops to find out the best places to grab a tasty brew or check out some recommendations below.

Nottingham and West Bridgford

With several national awards until its belt, Delilah is a beautiful delicatessen set on Victoria Street near Old Market Square. The team have a passion for the finest and freshest ingredients and the results are superb. Homemade is a cosy, independent cafe in the heart of Nottingham. It's a great place to stop off and try some fresh local produce.

One of the few remaining Victorian Music Halls still operating in the UK, Malt Cross offers homemade food, its very own blend of coffee, and gorgeous surroundings. If you want to go on an expedition of tea tasting, Hockley’s Lee Rosy’s Tea has a selection of over one hundred loose leaf teas to try and is a lovely place to eat, work and while away the hours with friends.

200 Degrees Coffee Roasters are a hot Nottingham success story, now with branches rolling out throughout the UK while keeping their small business vibe. Another effortlessly cool coffee establishment is Cartwheel Cafe & Roastery, who are serious about good coffee and delicious meals.

If it’s a sumptuous afternoon tea you fancy, Thea Caffea Tea Room is a family owned hidden gem benefiting from its secluded location which seems a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

South of the city, Tiffin Tea House also provides all the comforts of the great British tradition of afternoon tea and more. Located in the quiet surroundings of West Bridgford the cafe is good for people visiting for cricket at famous Trent Bridge, football or the National Water Sports Centre.

Sherwood Forest and Beyond

Set opposite the beautiful castle grounds in Newark, Gannet’s Cafe is a favourite with locals. The cafe has an upstairs bistro and downstairs cafe and can accommodate private parties and functions.

During the summer months, head to Newfield Dairy for locally made ice cream and other local produce. Alternatively, if you're visiting Southwell then make a stop at The Refrectory where you can tuck into, seasonal, good quality, locally sourced food, from light bites to daily specials. 

The setting couldn’t be better for Launay’s with it being just a short stone’s throw from Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. This restaurant and bar is also the perfect place for a buffet lunch. The award-winning Ollerton Watermill and Tea Shop, is a picturesque spot located close to Sherwood Forest, and is the perfect place to stop off for delicate cakes and sandwiches with a cup of tea.

If you want to grab something to eat on a day out then browse through our list of attractions with cafes or restaurants.



Special offers

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    In Nottinghamshire you will discover plenty of things to do every day of the year and with the help of this great selection of special offers you'll be guaranteed a great time.

    From: Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

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