Always striving to produce the highest quality food, The Tailors Arms are Nottingham’s newest member to the gastro pub scene and your next must try!
From weekday dining, delicious deserts and late-night drinks, to afternoon tea, weekend brunches and good hearty Sunday roasts, The Tailors Arms are a classic British gastropub with modern ideals.
After recently taking over the premises that used to be the Wilford Green Pub & Kitchen, brother in laws Nick Procopiou and Theo Tsiolas teamed up to take on their newest venture: The Tailors Arms.
Upon arrival we were greeted instantly with a warm friendly smile and taken straight to our seats. Serving a variety of traditional and modern dishes, there’s something for everyone at The Tailors Arms – you can’t go wrong!
After speaking with the manager Theo, he told us that The Tailors Arms pride themselves in producing delicious high-quality food which is locally sourced and made with homemade recipes.
Sourcing their products locally is something they strongly believe in and this is just one factor which makes the food taste so incredible.
After hearing this we were very excited to try some food.
We started off by ordering two of their cocktails. After speaking with Theo, we took his recommendations of The Navy Cut and Swizzle Sours.
The Navy Cut was lovely and fruity with hints of Appletons signature blend rum, pineapple, grapefruit, banana, honey and lime.
The Swizzle Sours was delightfully sweet, with Havana Club 3 year old rum, violet, vanilla, lemon and egg white, it was wonderful. Two delicious choices if you have a sweet tooth like us.
Now onto our starters and we decided on their Caesar Salad, Breaded Brie and Pork Belly.
Whilst we waited for our starters to arrive we decided to take a look around the premises. The Tailors Arms interior is beautiful and homely, with open brick walls, comfy sofas and inspirational quotes.
The Tailors Arms sure know how to create a lovely eating environment. Alongside this they also have their Flamingo Room which yes, is a room full of flamingo inspired items.
With flamingo wallpaper, neon flamingo lights and other flamingo décor, this is a quirky modern room which is designed for private dining, functions and meetings.
Just as we got back to our table our starters arrived and they smelt amazing. The Caesar Salad was so light and fresh and paired with their own homemade Caesar dressing, it brought the entire dish together. This dish can be ordered as a starter or main, with or without chicken too.
Next, we tried their Breaded Brie. The beautifully crisp outside against the warm creamy centre created the most delicious brie we have ever tasted, and paired with the sweet cranberry sauce it was incredible. We highly recommend.
Finally, we finished our starters with their Pork Belly and we were completely speechless. So far this was our favourite dish. The pork belly was so tender it melted in the mouth and against the sweet apple sauce, it created an incredible sensation of flavours. A definite must try!
Now onto our mains and we had our expectations very high from our starters.
Ordering a variety of traditional and modern dishes, we wanted to try a wide selection. We opted for their famous Tailors Burger, Steak and Craft Ale Pie and Duck Breast, after a high recommendation.
Their Tailors Burger came with smoked bacon, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, gherkin, red onion and their homemade burger sauce. Also served with a side of coleslaw and skin-on fries, this is a delicious classic dish you can’t go wrong with.
Don’t fancy a traditional burger? The Tailors Arms also do a Black & Blue burger!
Onto their classic Steak and Craft Ale Pie, we continued to be amazed. The pie itself was enclosed in a beautifully crisp pastry packed full of tender cut steak that was full of flavour.
Paired with their delightfully creamy mash, carrots and red cabbage, it was delicious.
Finally, we delved into their pan fried duck breast which was paired with dauphinoise potatoes, red wine jus, sautéed vegetables and butternut squash puree. We only have one word for this dish – incredible. Everything about this dish was perfect and a definite must try!
By this point we were very full, but everything so far and been incredible so we knew we had to try their desserts. Sticky Toffee Pudding and Chocolate S’mores were our top choices and we couldn’t wait to try them.
The Tailors Arms Chocolate S’mores are so delicious they should be a daily requirement. The milk chocolate mousse with creamy marshmallow and shortbread crunch certainly filled our sweet spot. Alongside this was their Sticky Toffee Pudding which was the perfect way to end our meal.
So, if you can’t tell already, IN Magazine had an amazing time visiting The Tailors Arms on Wilford Lane, and we highly recommend them to you as your next must try in Nottingham. You certainly won’t be disappointed!