Food: ‘On the Menu’ in September


Recently we’ve been bringing you our favourites from the world of food throughout the previous month. This time we thought we’d do something a little different.

There’s so much going on in Nottingham that we thought it would be rude to keep it to ourselves, so here’s our specials board containing some of best foodie events to get you through September.

Let our new On the Menu round-up be your indispensable guide to the month ahead.


Friday 4th/Saturday 5th September– Sees Smithy Row in Nottingham come alive with the Nottingham StrEAT market.  Traders are set to include Ghar Ka Khana with Indian snacks and curry sauces, the beloved Phat Donut company, The Cheshire Cat bar, Meltworks who have given the humble cheese toastie a facelift,  Hedgerows pickles and preserves, Caribbean Street food from Spice it up BBQ and Stewarts Coffees.





Saturday 6th September – 5pm Waterstones, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. Chef Rick Stein will be signing copies of his new book ‘Venice to Istanbul’. Discovering the flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean, the book, packed full of recipes, accompanies his latest TV series of the same name.

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Sunday 6th September – Organised by Grass Roots community based volunteers, The Nottingham Green Fest takes place in the beautiful setting of the Arboretum between 12-6pm. There will be free live music, outdoor entertainment and activities plus over 100 product information, community stalls with food, refreshments and ethical products including Vork Pie with their vegetarian range of pork pies and scotch eggs, Sage Green Cuisine, Stripey Beetroot and Veggies Catering.


Ready Steady … Bake. Not only does the fabulous Great British Bake Off continue on our screens this month but now here’s your chance to get your hands dirty for two events.

Sunday 13th September– For love of cake, following their summer holiday, Cake Eaters Anonymous are back to share the love. Join them to eat and talk all things cake at the Nedd Ludd whilst raising money for charity. This months theme is Autumn and the chosen charity is Skills Exchange. You can get more information and purchase tickets here:

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Monday 14th September – Local Autism East Midlands will engage with the nation’s love of baking as they launch the Great Autism East Midlands Bake Off this month, encouraging supporters to hold bake sales to raise much-needed funds for the charity.  Anyone interested in signing up for the Great Autism Bake  will receive a special free fund-raising pack full of hints, tips and recipes to help them get started. The pack will be available following the official launch date on 14th by signing up through the charity’s website and submitting an email address for the pack to be sent to. After this the bake sales can be held at any time until late November.

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Wednesday 16th September– With a large pizza size hole to fill,  Louis Louis Pizza & Deli Emporium launches at Das Kino.  Ambitious young chef Louis Gray, aka Louis Louis promises bold flavours and cutting edge produce with pizzas like ‘The Swine and Pine’ with sweet chilli glazed pineapple, shredded ham hock and jalapeños and the ‘Summer Garden’, topped with garlic butter, spinach, watercress, macerated fennel, radish and tomato shaved Parmesan.
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Saturday 19th/Sunday 20th SeptemberFestival of Food and Drink at Clumber Park.

Now in its third year, the Festival has quickly developed a fantastic following of fabulous food and drink producers, artisan specialists and food experts, making it the biggest event of its kind in the region, with over 150 of the region’s best brands all under one roof in the Food and Drink Marquee. 

Delicious catering with gorgeous food and drinks await you as well as appearances from a celebrity chefs John Torode, Chetna Makan, John Burton Race and Anjula Devi in the Celebrity Cookery Theatre.

Our friends at the Festival of Food and Drink are giving NottinghamLIVE readers a 10% discount on advance ticket sales using a promotional code at check-out.  See our full feature for details:  


21st -27th September – A Taste of Nottingham. 

Food-lovers across the region can look forward to a week of exciting gastronomic treats, delicious discounts and tasty £10 menus as It’s in Nottingham’s Taste of Nottingham returns
Organised by the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), a Taste of Nottingham is a city-wide culinary celebration when Nottingham will showcase its vast array of great food and drink venues and encourage visitors to make the city their destination of choice when it comes to experiencing new flavours and surroundings or enjoying old favourites.
During this special week, people will be encouraged to enjoy an excellent value £10 menu deal offered by some of Nottingham’s favourite city centre restaurants, cafes and bars.  These include 4550 Miles from Delhi, Bad Juju, Chino Latino, Carluccio’s, Harvester, Patisserie Valerie, Rub Smokehouse Wildwood and World Service

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Sunday 27th SeptemberThe Park Market. Bringing the best local food and producers to Newcastle Circus in the heart of the historic Park Estate



30th September – Finally the month ends with the launch of the Goose Fair. Visit to soak up sights, smells, sounds and pot of good old-fashioned mushy peas.

That’s about your lot.  On the box try to catch the new Hairy Bakers series ‘Northern Exposure‘  on BBC 2, whilst locally, keep an eye open though as St James Hotel are also set to relaunch its No/6 Bar at the end of the month and Phat Donut are set to open their first, and hugely anticipated donut and coffee shop.

Are you hosting a foodie event in October?  Let us know about it and it could feature in next months guide.

By Tanya Raybould

Food Editor

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