A weekly spotlight on the fabulous Nottingham Independents, who make our city unique.
Introducing No. Twelve
No. Twelve is a fully plant-based restaurant in the heart of the city, just a minute’s walk from Old Market Square. Look for Caffe Nero and turn up the ally to Eldon Chambers, a sweet little courtyard that’s home to a handful of independent businesses. The courtyard allows for outdoor dining at No. Twelve, that is if you don’t fancy sitting inside, where a warm and friendly atmosphere awaits. The rustic décor of red bricks is softened with greenery and wooden benches and tables. The bar sits proudly in the centre of the room creating two dining areas on the ground floor that give a sense of privacy, making it the perfect place for a date or catch up with friends. The focus here is on seasonality and high- quality plates of food from local farmers. No. Twelve won ‘Best Vegan restaurant in the UK 2020’ and we are proud that they are based here, in our brilliantly unique city.
We have so much respect for the No. Twelve team, who through the pandemic, have adapted to change and continue to remain positive through it all. ‘No. Twelve at Home’ was launched, produce boxes were filled to the brim and delivered, and Christmas hampers were lovingly created, featuring other exceptional Nottingham businesses, such as the wonderful Studio Chocolate. As if this wasn’t enough, No. Twelve have been able to donate some of their profits to local charity and were instrumental in the creation of the My Town Vision video released on #bluemonday. The popular short video featured Ritchie of No. Twelve and other Nottingham Independents including The Angel Microbrewery, Doughnotts and The Bodega.
Be sure to book a visit to this award-winning restaurant this year. Even meat eaters will enjoy the quality and thought that goes into each dish. Plant based dining does not need to be boring! We’ll be trying the (plant based) marinated steak in panko breadcrumbs, wrapped up with fresh focaccia, nori mayo, soy pickled banana shallots & pak choi salad.
Did you know?
Lauren and Ritchie are a couple, who own and run the business together. They have a rule that work disagreements always stay at work! The couple have worked hard at delivering quality dishes and delivering on customer service, which after just three years has seen their business flourish. They started their business back in 2017 in a 16-seater café, and now they run a 5-story restaurant.
Lauren and Ritchie are opening another plant- based business in April called Faux Butchers. A fully plant -based butcher and delicatessen. They will be providing handmade, artisan vegan 'meats' and fresh sandwiches, single origin coffee and sweet treats. Follow their story on social @no12nottingham
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