ESCAPE LONDON – The Lace Market Hotel, the perfect place to create memories
The Lace Market hotel is about a two and a half hour drive from London, ninety minutes by train. Just off the A60 are the historical hidden streets of the Lace Market, as you turn off the main road you are met with beautiful old buildings and an abundance of night life.
The hotel provides concession rate parking at the NCP round the corner and were kind enough to walk up the street to show us where it was. The Lace Market hotel is grand and funky, the decor exquisite and the colour schemes divine. Our bedroom was decorated with deep sea green, floor length curtains and a matching headboard, the colour almost jumped off the wall and added some sass to the room. The carpet was a plush grey and the accent wall a rich copper. The style of the hotel has been well thought out and visually striking. Lots of coffee, tea and toiletries are provided for you, as well as fluffy robes and slippers.
Now the bathroom was something else, it boasts beautiful deep standalone bath, with a separate shower and beautiful french style wooden interior shutters. The style is simple, inviting and designed for you to enjoy at your leisure.
The stunning decor and perfect service carry on to the breakfast room. The Georgian features are more prominent in this lovely room, with high ceilings adorned with tiles and large windows. The breakfast selection will suit anyone’s palette. Starting with plenty of cereals and fruit, with hot piping coffee. The service is excellent and it is clear to see the staff enjoy working at this lovely boutique hotel. The eggs florentine are to die for and will leave you ready to face the day, with a huge smile.
The hotel is very child friendly, providing a sturdy high chair and playpen too. The waitress was as friendly and well versed as the bubbly receptionist. He was not only charming, but was very knowledgable able the history around the hotel. The hotel couldn’t be situated in a better position for a wonderful weekend in Nottingham, as everything is so close by.
The afternoon tea room was flooded with sunshine and overlooks the well stocked bar. The sandwiches were a modern take on the traditional, being open and the ingredients tasted fresh. They have a wide selection of fine teas, perfect for any tea connoisseur. The scones were beautifully soft, with an abundance of cream and jam. My colleague shared the scones at the Lace Market hotel far better than the ivy in London.
At the adjoining merchant restaurant, the taster menu began with a courgette and blue cheese soup, paired with a
Vermont Chardonnay. The soup was a burst of flavour, smooth, delicious and well paired. The sprinkled onion added a welcome flavour and the presentation is nothing short of excellent. It is clear the chef knows how to create a memorable food experience. The atmosphere is on point, with lounge music gently playing in the background.
The wine paired with the king prawn, beetroot and goats cheese was the Dashwood Pinot Gris, Marlborough, New Zealand.
The wine was smooth, light, refreshing and didn’t overpower the prawns. The prawns had a slight kick and the beetroot was light, an equally divine dish.
Being a pescatarian they replaced the pork belly with trout, which followed on well and was delicious.
The sorbet and Glendidfich cheesecake ended the fabulous tasting menu, alongside the Nedderburg reserve noble late harvest s.a.
The staff at the lace market hotel know how to make you feel welcome, they all come across as happy and are very accommodating. This family friendly hotel is a place you where you can create everlasting memories, it is beautiful, very central, in a stunning historic part of town and it truly deserves 5 stars! The Lace Market Hotel is a unique gem and the only hotel you should stay on your Nottingham visit.
Heart London Magazine 5 * Review
Cat, Heart London Magazine