Go underground for cocktails and wings

Around each corner in Nottingham, you will find a multitude of independent and quirky restaurants. Hockley is one area of the city centre that is known for its hidden gems.

Bunk is an underground bar in Stoney Street serving all sorts of cocktails from classics to sweet themed ones like drumsticks and parma violets. The bar attracts students as its affordable and different to many others in the city centre.

As well as serving cool cocktails the chain advertises its hot dogs and chicken wings.

Mowgli is an enchanting restaurant in the heart of Hockley in Broad Street. Although its exterior is simple the dishes and inside decor make the restaurant stand out from the rest.

It serves Indian street food which is served to guests dining on their swinging chairs. This adds to the quirkiness of the restaurant and makes it a popular evening spot.

Coco Tang is a well known hot-spot for classy cocktails however it also doubles as an oriental bakery and Vietnamese kitchen in the daytime. This the beautifully decorated cafe, very unlike most cafes in Nottingham, is hidden down Bridlesmith Gate.

Its Vietnamese themed floors make for a unique atmosphere along with their rare teas and coffees that are a must-try.

Nottingham’s Hockley Arts Club is hidden down a small alleyway off Carlton Street amongst the many independent shops and restaurants that reside there.

This bar/restaurant caters for any time of the day. It serves exquisite cocktails as well as artisan charcuterie boards and afternoon tea. It’s an interesting spot perfect for special occasions.

White Rabbit Teahouse is hidden down Bridlesmith Gate with a second location at Tudor Gate, West Bridgford.

Specialising in traditional vintage afternoon tea, the teahouse serves their treats on a three tiered cake stand and comes with your choice of tea or even a glass of prosecco if you’re feeling fancy. It’s beautifully decorated and makes a change from visiting your local Costa.