Hubs and I booked in here for one last curry before heading back to the states. I am so happy we did.
The staff were really amazing. They treated us so well that husband half-jokingly suggested that they must have mistaken us for food critics. We asked them to call us a cab back to the hotel (The hotel was pretty nearby but my god, if Nottingham doesn't have the worst roads for out of towners to negotiate...) and they offered us a free drink at the reception bar while we waited.
The food was just fabulous. I tried to eat as many lamb curries as I could stomach while in Britain, and this one was the best. The lamb was cooked perfectly! Fork tender and really great. Husband had a prawn curry dish that was just as tasty, as were our starters.
Do book a table, as the place filled up quickly!
I really enjoyed this place. It had just won best restaurant award that day that I are there and it was well deserved.
The food is delicious and the cocktails are nice too :)
The staff are so accommodating and friendly. Highly recommended!
There are surely 12 or so Indian Restaurants in the same central district of Nottingham, so competition is brisk. But whenever I've tried to walk into '4550' on chance, a table is impossible. That must mean something. Last night was no exception, and five of us sat at a table just vacated by 4 members of the English Cricket Team, who were dining with Sir Garfield Sobers. Celebs as well! The sound of happy diners filled the room.
The food is stylish and fresh, the service prompt and attentive, the ambience good. Many habitual curry dishes are given a slight spin with the addition of garnishes or vegetables, and there are a few choices not normally found, such as Fish Amritsari, Chicken Bemisaal, and Tawa. Very good vegetarian menu, too.
A good and sensibly priced Wine List meant that we finished the evening pleasurably. 4550 is one to return to.
They have the mix of modern and traditional just right here. Not a bit of flock wallpaper to be seen. But it's not a let's drop in for a curry after 10 pints of beer kind of a place.
It's not a fast food joint, either, but everything is freshly prepared, and nicely presented. The menu is huge, which is sometimes a bit off putting, but I've never had a bad meal here, and neither have my vegetarian pals. My personal favourite is the lamb rogan josh.
Their motto is 'Atithi Devo Bhava' ('the guest is truly your god'), but I'm afraid this might not apply on a busy Saturday night, when it can go a bit Pete Tong. As a result I tend to stick to a day in the week.
The prices are average to high for an Indian restaurant, but IMO it represents reasonable value for money.
Went here for my graduation celebration meal with my family. One of the best meals I've ever had. Superb food and service. The only problem was the heat! The gorgeous building doesn't lend itself to eating indoors in the heat of summer. Staff were great, and even brought out a special dessert saying congratulations on it! Great evening.
I also went with some student mates. Be warned, it's a very expensive bar!
This is a great, contemporary looking indian restaurant. My first experience was a great one - I celebrated a birthday here and the food was impressive, the service fantastic and they even brought out a cake and sang to me!
It was so good I took a friend back there who had a chicken dishes with pieces blatanty uncooked. Not wanting to cause a fuss, he ate what he cook and then told them at the end of the meal. In return for this discretion, the restaurant were less than discreet and brought the offending chicken back from the kitchen and attempted to demonstrate that cooked chicken was supposed to be life-threateningly dark pink, and decidedly raw. A real disappointment that took the edge off a wonderful birthday evening spent there.
The jury is out on this one - I've seen its potential but that is the worst reaction to a valid, and subtle complaint I could imagine, and made us feel uncomfortable and not in anyway reassured to return.
An absolute must of a dining experience even if you can only afford to do it once!
The food and service are sublime. You never feel rushed or cramped and the garden is gorgeous; a real hideaway in the middle of a busy city.
You can eat here at lunchtime from 12 - 2.
I have two friends living in London (quite a few good restaurants there?) who come up here to eat for birthdays/special occasions. Can't get a better reccomendation than that!
I totally agree with muddybunny, World Service is amazing. There's not a bad thing that I can say about it, it is just perfect.
I think it is expensive as when I went with my boyfriend, it cost £140! However, we did make the most of it and order 3 courses, and I think that the expense just adds to the experience.
Although a little pricey, this is a lovely modern indian restaurant, situated in the city centre.
This is a very trendy eatery and is at the higher end of the price range. But what you get is a very varied and iteresting menu, with dishes not available in the bog standard restaurants. Its more formal yet contemporary etting is a welcome change to the more casual indian restaurants and it feels more of a dining experience then just a meal out.
I have eaten here as a couple and as part of a large group. When with the group we had a taster menu which was great as i tried things i wouldnt ordinarily have picked out. Food was very well preented and all the food was well cooked and very tasty.
Pricing on drinks is expensive and here price i found was the only real downfall.
This i more for a treat then a general night out.
For the people in this world who like the experience of eating out and have enough money to do so in style, this is the absolute best in Nottingham.
This is my special occasion place, and we go the whole hog! Extensive list of cocktails when you arrive, including champagne cocktails, all taken in a delightfully relaxed seating area near the bar. Three courses of superb quality, and thoughtfully constructed food, which portion sizes are plentiful but not over the top. Great wine list, with write-ups that actually describe what you drink! Coffee, liquers and petit fours in the bar after the meal.
Don't expect any money for the cab home after, but it's all worth it.
There are plenty of reviews for this restaurant already. So, it is not necessary to tell you how good it was again. We found it in the first place through Qype and were not disappointed at all. As visitors to Nottingham we were taking pot luck and it paid off, handy NCP carpark next door but that was £7.. Good restaurant, good food, good location. We got 25% knocked off the bill with VoucherCloud too. X = You've gotta be kidding me
XX = trying but not reaching the standard expected or advertised
XXX = achieving the standards expected/advertised however high that might be
XXXX = they're doing something special here, above expected standards of service
XXXXX = WOW! you gotta go here!
4.5 stars, rounding up to 5. We were the first people here on a Saturday evening and based on interwebs reviews were hopeful of a tasty meal. And it was! The kastoori kebab was fresh, hot and flavoursome with a nice spice blend. We ordered channa masala and lamb achaari with raita and rice pulau to go with it. And they were way above the usual stuff you get in a suburban or regional Indian restaurant - delicious, fresh, very tender lamb, properly cooked chickpeas, and a lovely balance of spice and heat. The rice was good, and the raita was ok (it seemed to be made of thin French style low-fat yoghurt rather than a more robust one. Was perfectly edible just not what I was expecting.)
The service was quick, polite and attentive. A couple of little slips like bringing a jug of water instead of a glass of sparkling water, but eh, not to worry.
Overall a great meal and if I'm ever in Nottingham I'll come back here!
There are a vast number of curry houses in Nottingham and I'm afraid to say this isn't one of the best. It has a very trendy interior but I think the price you pay for the meal is for the decor rather than the curry.
There's nothing particularly wrong with the food but you can get a similar standard of curry from another restaurant for less money.
This restaurant is very unique in the aspect that I have not eaten in a facility quite like it. The restaurant is based in a 17th century house fairly central in Nottingham. If you like a bit of history and culture when you eat then this might be the place for you. The interior is very stylish and lavish and very rich, the definitely promotes the feeling of a historic building. They offer a great A La Carte menu with a great variety of British dishes. Without sounding ageist when I ate here I was the youngest person here. It is very classy and the staffs have been trained to deal with a height clientele of people. Ideal if you fancy a posh night out
Best Chicken Tikka Masala in Nottingham, in a fun and modern setting. Actually had a whole free Indian banquet there recently, a special offer with the local paper, mmmm, what a night that was! Nice, fun place to eat- even if you do have to pay!
Although it's located on the same road as three other top Nottingham Indian restaurants, 4550 is still doing a roaring trade - a testimonial to the establishment's warranted popularity. With such an extensive menu one would think that the quality of the food would suffer, but from my experience everything I inhaled in that restaurant was very good. I would say however that the 60 or so main dishes make ordering rather troublesome. A good idea, especially if you're hungry, is to go for the banquet. At £20 a head it isn't cheap but you get to sample a wide range from the menu and all the accessories are included (naan, rice, poppadoms etc). I recommend to those a little short on cash to stick to the vegetarian options which are about three or four pounds cheaper than their meat counterparts and every bit as deliciousand maybe skip dessert.
Fantastic place to go for a really spoilly, but not cheap... we spent £80 a head (two people). The food was fantastic though, and the service , as you would hope for the price is impecabble.
Fantastic on a late summer evening to sit outside in the garden and enjoy a few pre-dinner cocktails.
I had dinner here on a wintry evening. I've been greeted nicely and the guy took my coat. The food was very tasty and the spices are just the good quality. It's really good restaurant and it's recommended for indian food lovers specially the curries. Money wise, it's fairly good.
The Best Restaurant in Nottingham.
This resturant is one of the best in nottingham. This is quality dining and posh food. The food is really expensive, but is the best in nottingham for eating out.
It was really interesting, the modern european food was excellent, the way it is situated and reflect old time memory is fabulous. Simple and stylish. Service is wonderful and very very friendly. i enjoyed my time being there.
too expensive for me as the credit crunch has left us dining in places like frankie and bennys but the food is good with a good service. if it is hot avoid going here as no ventilation and you cook as well.
Very good Indian food served in a modern contemporary restaurant. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is always very relaxed. The owners have several restaurants including another by the same name in Leicester.
this restaurant is good and it is very expensive ............................
The Best Restaurant in Nottingham.
have only been for the sunday lunch menu was lovely and very good value for money i would go again and recommend to anyone
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