I remember the very first time I visited Jamie's Italian in Nottingham. A restaurant I had seen a lot in my year of living in London, always packed and fully booked, I was delighted to find out we actually had our very own Jamie's in the heart of the Lace Market, one of Nottingham's most famous and historically beautiful areas. I remember expecting the menu to be extremely expensive and went along with a friend as a 'treat'.
Much to my surprise, the prices of everything from the starters, mains and desserts down to the expansive drinks menu were actually all super reasonable, and I ended up indulging in the most flavourful and tasty meal I had ever had in Nottingham. Since then, Jamie's Italian has been my restaurant of choice whenever I am in Nottingham, a restaurant I have been to with my partner, with friends, a restaurant that has become a must whenever I am near.