In a city where students nearly outnumber the locals, there’s no shortage of delicious takeaway options available to spruce up your Saturday night. Nestled in the heart of the Midlands, Nottingham is a bustling culinary hub, catering to every taste in cuisine imaginable — and we’ve sought out some of the finest it has to offer.
So, after a day spent browsing the Lace Market and taking in historical sites like the City of Caves, you’ll find plenty of quality Nottingham takeaways that will deliver high-quality meals right to your doorstep. Let’s take a look at five of the best dining spots that you can enjoy without leaving the sofa.
Best Italian Takeaway
Did you know that we offer our very own takeaway service in Nottingham? Now, while our local pastai (pasta makers) haven’t set up their own restaurant just yet, they have launched their delivery services serving the city with fresh, restaurant-quality pasta.
We deliver our homemade pasta dishes across the Nottingham area so that when you have a hankering for delicious, soul-warming food straight out of the trattoria, our delivery partners will be knocking on the door with the goods within minutes.
Or, if you’re looking for a home-cooking experience to impress your friends and family, we can also deliver our pasta recipe kits in and around Nottingham with next-day delivery. Inside each kit, you’ll find everything you need to prepare an authentic, proper Italian meal in minutes.
We’ll send you freshly made pasta, a decadent sauce, and any of our delicious curated accompaniments to top it all off. Pick between black truffle mac and cheese, our reginette with beef shin ragù,
or any one of our commended vegan kits, from pea and pistachio to semi-dried tomato and almond pesto.
Best Indian Takeaways
If you’re looking to escape the continent, there’s plenty of authentic Asian cuisine to be found in Nottingham, from Sri Lankan street food to Japanese high street chains. However, the Midlands is known for its curry houses, and we’ve tracked down some of the very best about. Here are our picks for the Indian takeaways in Nottingham to beat.
In the centre of Hockley’s Broad Street sits Kayal, a Keralan-style restaurant famed for its tasty array of seafood dishes. Offering a dynamic menu consisting of fish curries, sea bass, squid, prawns and more South Indian treats, Kayal is just the ticket for warming Indian fare delivered right to your doorstep. Aside from seafood, the takeaway also offers a range of poultry dishes and meat-free options including veg stew, sadya, and creamy muteer paneer.
A little out of the city you’ll find Nawaab Saab, based on Nottingham Road by the way of Nuthall. Despite being that little bit further afield, this Balti-specialty eatery will deliver to plenty of city postcodes — or if you’re picking up, it’s well worth the journey. Nawaab Saab has been regularly hailed as the best Indian restaurant in the Midlands, and given the saturated competition from cities like Birmingham, and Coventry and Leicester, this is not a title to be taken lightly.
On the menu, you’ll find every delicious combination of spice and rice that you could ask for without flying cross-continental for your supper. Among the Nawaab classics are jalfrezis, kormas, bhunas and vindaloos, while signature dishes include spicier staples like the kaalimirch and lahori gosht.
Best Chinese Takeaways
The Hot Wok
Noodle-lovers don’t have to look far for a Chinese to appease their tastes in Notts city centre, seeing as The Hot Wok on St James Street offers the best of the best. The small blue bar has all of the charm of a trendy street food pop up, boasting fresh rice and noodle boxes reimagined at sensible city prices.
The signature ‘create your own’ boxes are especially popular, allowing diners to pick from their base noodles or rice, desired flavour profile, garnishes and extras to pack into their carton and take away. From crispy satay chicken to firecracker prawns, there’s something for everyone to enjoy — including the vegans, who can chow down on teriyaki, peking or yasi yaki-flavoured boxes to their heart’s content.
Sherwood’s own Willow House comes up trumps in countless ‘best of’ polls for Chinese Restaurants in Nottingham, and at the time of writing, boasts a consistent five-star rating on Google Reviews. But how does the takeaway’s grub match up to the reputation that precedes it? From samosas and spring rolls to chicken balls and chow mein, Willow House offers all of the quintessential eats that you expect from a late-night Chinese.
Dipping into an extensive menu, reviews have praised the chop suey and chicken options available, while bean curd and spring roll dishes remain a popular mainstay for the veggies. Throw in the large serving sizes and a generous selection of complementary sides and you’re on to a winner.