Described as England’s capital for culture and shopping, Nottingham is also home to some of the UK’s
best places to enjoy a wholesome yet hearty breakfast. We’ve compiled a list of our 10 favourite brunch spots for you to enjoy.
Bar, Cafe, European
Described as the perfect place for a hangover cure, Jamcafé is the ideal place to soak up the alcohol with its tempting full English breakfasts with a twist. Offering mushrooms cooked in cream and brandy and homemade haricot beans covered in herbs and spices, Jamcafé departs from more traditional brunches. All its food is homemade and its meat sourced from local farmers. Popular with evening partygoers due to the space cleared for dancing, this tempting cafe and bar creates a vibrant and restless atmosphere.
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 12pm-1am, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-11pm
12 Heathcote Street, Nottingham, +44 1159 483 566
Restaurant, American, $$$
A barbecue restaurant with Southern American routes, Rub Smokehouse is known for its party environment which creates a bustling atmosphere ideal for students and friendly gatherings. Generous portion sizes are offered with a menu offering a variety of distinctive American-style brunch dishes. For example there are giant pancakes with morello cherries syrup, taco shells filled with pulled pork, and homemade barbecue-coated pulled chicken. Ideal for those with a hearty appetite, this authentic American restaurant is sure to satisfy hungry diners.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12.30am, Sun 12pm-11pm
2 4 one 1qs, Adam’s Walk, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, +44 1159 474 420
Cafe, Italian, British
A small yet cosy coffee shop, Hungry Pumpkin is run by an Italian co-owner, giving visitors an authentic European experience. Hungry Pumpkin offers a large array of nutritious dishes, such as a mozzarella, vine tomato and pesto ciabatta, and bacon and chorizo, fried egg and mushrooms. For visitors who are hoping to taste a mix of freshly made, locally sourced food, this brunch spot is the perfect place to visit.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-5pm
38 High Pavement, City Centre, Nottingham, +44 1159 480 333
Described as having the environment of a family kitchen in a country farmhouse, Brown Betty’s is a cosy brunch spot known for being the purveyors of the finest filled ciabattas. With a menu of incredible dishes, such as a bacon roll packed with a generous four rashers of bacon, Brown Betty’s is sure to satisfy even the biggest of appetites. Showcasing traditional décor with its large chalkboard and wooden tables, this incredibly popular homely environment provides something for everyone.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-2.30pm 8am, Sat 2.30pm
17B St James’s St, Nottingham, +44 1159 413 464
A popular venue situated in a picturesque environment due to its secluded garden, planted shrubs and flowers as well as a model windmill, Basilia is perfect for diners wishing to sit and relax with a comforting meal out on the patio. Basilia offers an appetising selection of hot drinks and brunches, such as special dishes including French toast with roasted cherry tomatoes and mushrooms, and platters displaying the finest quality of fruit and vegetables.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8.30am-5.15pm
21 Cromford Rd, Langley Mill, Nottingham, +44 1773 715 711
Bar, Cafe, Tea , British
Providing creative vegetarian and vegan food in a relaxed yet lively atmosphere with exciting live acts, artists and events, Alley Café offers an inviting selection of organic brunch dishes. With lightly toasted bagels served with cream cheese, free-range organic eggs with fresh tomatoes on granary bread, and vegetarian cooked English breakfasts, this quaint coffee shop has much to offer. Visitors can expect to indulge in exceptionally high-quality, wholesome food.
Opening hours: Mon-Tues 11am-9pm, Wed-Thurs 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-1am, Sun 12pm-5pm
1a Cannon Court, Long Row W, Nottingham. +44 1159 551 013
The Pudding Pantry
Cafe, Dessert Shop, Dessert, $$$
The Pudding Pantry
A dessert-based artisan coffee stop, The Pudding Pantry is home to a fine selection of delicious cakes and other creamy treats. However, this popular cafe also features a proud menu of brunch dishes, including homemade beans with mature cheddar on sourdough toast and locally handmade croissants with chocolate spread or strawberry jam. It also offers pancakes throughout the day with a generous amount of toppings, such as salted caramel and fruit compote.
Opening hours: Mon 9am-6pm, Tues-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm
27 Trinity Square, Nottingham, +44 1159 504 660
A distinctive brunch spot due to its American-style diner run by a Polish owner, this joint offers fully cooked English breakfasts made on a large flatbed grill station, which instantly sets it apart from other eating places. Popular with students, Warsaw Diner serves a variety of English and American style dishes including classic bacon sandwiches and a stack of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup. With a red, white and blue colour scheme, Warsaw Diner is sure to give visitors a true taste of the USA.
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 9am-2pm
93-95 Derby Rd, Nottingham, +44 1159 508 500
Tea Room, British, Vegetarian, $$$
Promising to create a sociable atmosphere, Toast provides excellent artisan bread and a selection of enticing brunch dishes. Giving customers the opportunity to toast their own bread with DIY toasters on each table, this place creates a homely environment. Offering a range of tasty brunches, such as smoked ham platters and sourdough toast with strawberry jam, this warmly lit tea room is a comforting and welcoming scene.
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 8am-3pm
202 Derby Rd, Nottingham, +44 1158 371 890
White Rabbit Teahouse
Cafe, Tea Room, Tea
White Rabbit Teahouse
Known for its luscious selection of freshly made cakes, this quaint coffee shop is also home to a tempting variety of brunch dishes including all-butter croissants and pain au chocolat. Providing visitors with tea and coffee served in traditional china to accompany their meal, White Rabbit Teahouse cultivates a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. It is beautifully decorated with old-fashioned floral tablecloths, wooden seating, and small pots of flowers.
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
12 Hounds Gate, Nottingham, +44 1159 240 227