Hart's Kitchen

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243 reviews
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Hart’s Kitchen has downsized and moved across the road into Hart’s Hotel. The restaurant has been renamed Hart's Kitchen. Pedigree is good: Hart’s is brought to you by the wonderful Hambleton Hall team. Location is right, just five minutes off Market Square and theatres. Décor? Relaxed and informal. Service? Consistently award-winning. Food? Now you’re really talking. The modern British menu is thoroughly seasonal. Can’t leave? Hart’s award-winning boutique hotel has 32 bedrooms with stunning views over Nottinghamshire.
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C
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice meal at Harts. Perfect surroundings. The waiter was very attentive. Seamlessly kept our glasses topped up. Service was excellent and food was tasty.

JP
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attention of waiting staff was excellent, without it being intrusive. Food was beautifully presented and full of great taste. Overall a great dining experience.

AD
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliable, high standards of food and service at Harts Restaurant Nottingham. Great menu choices covering all tastes. Fabulous wine selection. Relaxing and friendly ambience. A real pleasure to dine there.

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent established restaurant in Nottingham with a wide range of dishes often including a game option as well as a reduced set menu

KB
Nottingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top quality - as you'd expect from the people who own Michelin starred Hambleton Hall on Rutland Water. Lovely atmosphere and food, reasonable prices for the quality on offer. A very smart but also relaxed environment. Dress: smart casual.

OT
Lincolnshire
29 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed with the limited menu choices and one of the 2 fish choices had run out. Dined here before with a good experience but not so this time.

PM
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was nice but the menu was very limited. Two fish, two beef, one vegetarian and four out of five dishes had tomatoes in. What if you don’t like/cant eat tomato?! Pricey too. And the table layout is poor, howling gale when the doors opened. Doubt I’ll be back.

G
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Been to Harts many times over the years. On this occasion the service was totally awful. The food was still good, but the front of house team badly lets the kitchen team down. Orders taken wrong, one starter having to be re-ordered and came out after everyone else had finished, food brought out in the wrong order (vegetables cold on the table before main courses served), we constantly had to ask for everything we wanted. Lack of knowledge - for example the wine waiter was adamant port was a desert wine. This isn't the level of service we've experienced in the past with Harts and would recommend giving it a wide berth until management have got the front of house back up to a reasonable standard of service. This time I was the paying host and it was embarrassing.

c
London
39 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Was OK. ..nothing to write home about felt a bit rushed though.

IA
Leicestershire
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first time here and we booked at the last minute on a whim. The service was as it should be and well-paced. I am not going to list what we ate but the prune soufflé was a wonderful end to a lovely meal. I need another excuse to go to Nottingham.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the whole lunch was superb, all the staff could not have been nicer and the food was stunning. Exceeded on all levels
Thank you

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This was my first ever visit to Harts, booked online for my 50th birthday celebration with my family. I booked the table for 8.30 only to be told on arrival that my table was at 9pm. The staff were very apologetic for the mix up. The food was tasty and the staff were very attentive. I found the restaurant room temperature quite cold and had to sit with a jacket on for most of the meal. The place lacked ambiance and I was a bit disappointed with the experience if I’m honest. I don’t think I would rush back.

N
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Harts and very pleasant it was to although the table we was given was a little close to the next table's although we was ok with it we sensed the couple next to us felt a little uncomfortable. The food in its self was very tasty but only just warm and on cold plates. The service was faultless and overall the evening was very enjoyable.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, we received a warm welcome. I much appreciate that we are usually given 'my' regular table, despite the fact that I don't get to you very often these days. The food was as always imaginative and of good quality, but I thought my calf's liver was somewhat overwhelmed by highly flavoured accompaniments. The service at Hart's is outstanding, and adds a great deal to the pleasure of the experience. My thanks to all.

S
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding quality of food and service. Attentive and considerate staff. Excellent choice of wines.

L
Nottingham
31 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been dining at Hart's for many years and it continues to serve good food well:)

c
London
39 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Fast and good service and high quality food.

A
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely Sunday lunch just after Christmas. The standard of cooking was excellent and the service was efficient but not overbearing. I would definitely recommend Harts and will return again soon.

f
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2013
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Harts was very disappointing. Having dined at Hambleton Hall I was expecting much more from Harts. The chef on the night had no understanding of flavour and how to get the best out of food. I had pork terrine to start. It was overpowering with garlic the other ingredients were swamped and the subtle combination of flavours lost. A red wine jus was so salty it again masked the flavours of the dish - in this case a guinea fowl and a mushroom starter dish was disappointing because the mushrooms had not been cooked properly. The service was OK but the waitress understood nothing about the wine menu and nobody was on hand to advise. Other staff were over familiar - service behaviour which was inappropriate. I shall not return!!

A
Nottingham
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the fourth time that we have been to Harts for a meal and each time that we have been the food has been excellent, the ambience great making the whole dining experience a joy. Harts is a restaurant that I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone either as a place to take someone special or to impress business associates.

1
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We didn't enjoy our latest trip to Harts. The actual restaurant is looking tired and dated. The back seat in our booth was broken, toilets resemble a motorway service station, cold, slightly grubby and in desperate need of renovation.

The food was not very pleasant, all looks very fancy, but not particularly tasty! Our main fish dish was not cooked enough for our liking but asking for it to be cooked a little longer became a bit if an embarrassing drama. A total of 4 staff members came over and commented on it, with us being told that chef said it was cooked as it should be. I didn't question that, merely that i wanted it to be well cooked. All very embarrassing and I felt rather uncomfortable for the rest of the evening.

H
London
436 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was in Nottingham for the day so booked Hart's and once I found the restaurant in the middle of a set of hospital buildings I settled in for a long lunch. Service was attentive and the food was very tasty, and priced very keenly for the quality.

BO
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was nice and well presented but service was slightly chaotic. We ordered a carafe of white wine which tasted like water. Overall I felt that you don't get much of an experience for the bill that you end up paying.

i
Nottingham
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We had a dinner with friends. This restaurant is marketed as fine dining but the overall experience is that it is not.
The dinner menu was on a sheet of paper and not much different from the lunch menu. The food was nothing special and the service was just acceptable, not more than that. The wine was disapponting and the choice was poor. There was nothing wrong with the price but I would rather pay more for better experience in fine dining.

p
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had lovely evening and would definitely recommend.

P
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2012
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Was looking for something different to the usual fare in Nottingham and found this in Tottable's listing. You don't find oout this is part of Hart's Hotel until you get there (maybe something to do with many hotel restaurants in the UK being pretty poor).

That said, menu was good and food cooked to perfection and very tasty. The service was slightly overbearing, I like to take time and savour what's going on without staff hovering. The room lacked in any real ambience and could be a bit depressing if it was a quiet night.

I thought the prices for the starters and desserts were a bit over the top and the mains on a par with London restaurants.

C
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I wanted to do something special to celebrate my son's birthday, which was the weekend before. This was an opportunity to celebrate with his girlfriend and family. Having lunch at Hart's was perfect. The food was exquisite. Such great quality and superbly cooked. We've had dinner here before, but never lunch. That will now change - I've already promised to take both my daughters!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a set menu at lunch.nice food but limited choice on the set menu option . I love their sour dough bread.
Atmosphere is relaxing ,intimate and there is no annoying music in the background.

o
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2012
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Having recently moved to the area and heard great things about Harts we were keen to try it for ourselves on our wedding anniversary last week. Whilst the starters were prompt and tasty, we then waited 1hr 10mins for our main courses of cod and steak, neither of which take long to cook. We were offered no explanation, only apologies as the restaurant was not even full. The cod was sent back as it was tasteless and had not been seasoned, the steak was good but nothing special as hoped. We were offered complimentary desserts which was appreciated and they were fine, but again nothing special as you expect from the price and reputatiorn of this restaurant. On the plus side, the waitresses were most attentive. Very disappointing.

a
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Less than perfect this time - one of the sides was very overseasoned and the service was a bit less attentive than usual. Still remains an excellent restaurant in Nottingham.

s
Surrey
67 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food at Harts is possibly the best continental cuisine in Nottingham in a good area in the castle district. Not cheap for the East Midlands but having eaten there several times, the food has never disappointed.

k
Surrey
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd visit to Hart's. It was just as amazing as our first visit hence booking a table again. With a menu full of mouth-watering dishes it was hard to pick! The dishes are all seasonal and beautifully presented. Will be back again in the near future.

r
Kent
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hart's was the first "good" restaurant in Nottingham and after 15 or so years it's still one of the best in town and currently has reached its peak again. Interesting and well-flavoured food, presented with some style and delivered with excellent service. A decent wine list and reasonable prices make this an easy choice for a good meal.

C
Nottingham
32 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hart's Restaurant, Nottingham
Excellent as usual, can just never fault it no matter which 'newcomer' we introduce to the restaurant.

a
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic meal here. Three course set dinner had an exciting menu and the food delivered completely.

C
Nottingham
32 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hart's Restaurant, Nottingham
One can never complain about this place, its food or its service. Well done and long may it continue

C
Nottingham
32 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2012
Overall 5food 5service ambience 5

Hart's Restaurant, Nottingham.
I will keep this brief as Hart's is consistently good. We had a table of 6; the food was amazing and the service was excellent.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hart's Restaurant - Nottingham
This is a very nice place for a special occasion, quiet but busy.
The food was very good and the service also. The only downside was that we had the impression they would have liked us to hurry up so they could re-let the table. This wasn't said, but they didn't offer much time between courses.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent! Worth every penny! As a result of being an hour late as a result of heavy traffic on the A46 followed by the sat nav device going hay wire I contacted Harts to inform them that I would be late and they were very polite and appreciated the call when I informed them that I would be late!

The atmosphere is lovely! The food is very British with a lot of class! You get what you pay for at this restaurant! The menu had very interesting selections!
Give it a go and spoil yourself and your partner/friend!!! 5/5

A
Nottingham
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience

The food was up to Harts usual high quality and the service that we received was on par. We found that the meal was good value for money and the ambience good too. The toilets were clean and tidy. We have been to Harts before and would recommend.

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