"First time I have eaten, Will definitely come again!"
"As always we love it! "
"Excellent from start to finish"
N & J
"Cant wait to go back on Sunday for roast again"
"Super food, great atmosphere, amazing staff "
"Brilliant food, great service & the Guinness was excellent!"
J K - Surrey.
"Huge portions, lovely food!"
K F - Notts.
"Best Sunday lunch we have had, very good service too, we will be back"
S A - Notts.
"Aged sirloin looked fantastic, tasted even better! 10/10"
R B - West Bridgford
"brought friends in for the first time from Scotland, they loved every bit of their Sunday lunch"
"Lovely chip shop curry sauce & the best steak ever!" -
Dr. R H
"Great food once again!"
"Best roast dinner we've ever had, the staff are all friendly, helpful & very hard working"
L V - Arnold.
"Lovely to have a vegetarian meal that is tasty & something that I wouldnt be able to make at home!"
E P - Ruddington.
"Tasty home-made ketchup, the best ever!"
L S - Notts.
"Love coming for lunch, nice, relaxed vibe, good food, great staff!"
V - West Bridgford.
"Larwod & Voce did us proud as usual!! fantastic feed"
"Over-all, very good, members of staff are lovely!"
R M - Wilford.
"10 out of 10, simply excellent"
T V - Notts.
"We enjoy eating at the L&V and visit often"
D A - Bradmore
"Excellent quality as always"
A B - West Bridgford.
"They always maange to accomodate our requests, great veggie choices tonight!"
L C - Notts.
'Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to you and your team.
We hired out the upstairs room at The Larwood and Voce on Saturday night last weekend and your staff were brilliant!
Throughout the day as we set up, during the event and clearing up our decorations the staff were a credit to you and to your brand.
All of our guests were amazed that the room / venue existed and worked so well. The party and venue was excellent value for money compared to other local competition in WB and in Nottingham.
Special mention must also be made to Amelia from my initial phone call enquiry, through the food tasting session to setting up on the day - along with my numerous phone calls! she was always always polite, professional and helpful, nothing was ever too much trouble - she is amazing and a credit to your company.
So as you can see we are very happy with the Larwood and your Team and I felt it important that I write to you and feedback our feelings as there is not one negative or improvement I can think to say ! So I guess that makes you perfect !
If you ever need any sort of a reference for an award or another client please feel free to contact me as I would be happy to nominate or recommend you and your team.'
'Amazing fathers day food and service as always'
M H - Notts
'Top notch meal again at The Larwood'
'Fantastic pub- always a good welcome from manager Dan'-
'Fabulous sausage rolls between innings at the Larwood & Voce'
"Great friendly service, excellent and very tasty well cooked food."
S R Notts
"I now know what all the fuss is about, wow.."
"Fish & Chips at there best again!"
"They always manage to accommodate our request to sit in the raised area section of the restaurant. Food's lovely and such great veggie options tonight"
L C West Bridgford
"Really nice food and service. Lovely lady who served us"
"Hi Dan, Nicci and the L&V Team
Andy and I wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for making yesterday such a brilliant and memorable birthday party for Andy!
We've had so many lovely comments on what a great time everyone had and how amazing the food was.
Everything worked out perfectly, the place looked great, the food looked and tasted wonderful and the Tim Taylor's and Mojitos were especially appreciated, with all that care and attention!
Nothing was too much trouble for you and the team and bringing those fantastic fish finger sandwiches around to all the tables was genius!
Thanks for looking after us so well and also for looking after all the cards and pressies overnight!
We had the best time and I'll send on some photos when I've sorted through them (there's 100's!).
Would you be able to send me some that you took, especially of the food as I don't think I got any!
Sarah & Andy
What can I say, thank you so much for your hospitality at the Larwood last night! We had a great evening, and can’t thank you enough for helping The Ear Foundation to raise £580! Everyone went away with a smile on their face – whether they won anything or not!
Please pass our thanks on to all your team at the Larwood, we’re really very grateful to everyone for welcoming us and being so accommodating.
We’ll definitely be in touch again for our “Annual” Quiz Night.
With grateful thanks once again.
"Still incredibly full from lunch at our favourite pub the Larwood & Voce"
"A huge thank you to Danny & the staff at the Larwood for making the Kitchen-Cameron wedding absolutely perfect"
"slight wait for food but dealt with very well and well worth the wait! best pudding ever, the vienetta!"
Laura West Bridgford
"Such a genuine passion for customer service is a rarity, we love L&V!"
"A joy to have dinner at fellow 'school for parents' supporters, especially when they serve the most divine sunday lunch! thanks dan and the gang"
"Mighty fine roasts and unbelieveable yorkshires"
"Belated Birthday dinner with Big J at my fave @LarwoodVocePK, on point as always!"
"Great Staff and delicious food"
M C Notts
"Lovely venue, friendly staff and great menu choices"
K I - Notts
"Fantastic mothers day lunch at The Larwood & Voce"
"Great food and lovely staff"
S J - Notts
"Superb food!! 11 out of 10!"
R P - Hanley
"wish Larwood & Voce did take-away, craving their amazing roast!"
N B - Notts
"The only way to cure a hangover is a Larwood Sunday dinner, amazing."
K W - Gmaston
"Great Sunday lunch, top notch food!"
H B - Notts
"Service was excellent, standard of food is the very best and all the staff are very welcoming"
L F - Gamston
"10 out of 10, the pork belly was very nice and well presented"
"Very positive, friendly staff & excellent food"
G S - Bridgford
"Fabulous food as ever at the Larwood tonight, steak, crumble and good service, yum yum"
E M - Ruddington
"Just had the best sunday roast at the Larwood & voce. Amazing standard"
B M - Notts
"Delicious midweek lunch at the Larwood"
S M - Notts
"First visit today, strongly recommend. Will deffo come back"
M S - Long eaton
"Cannot rate The Larwood & Voce enough. Perfect service, delicious food. Excellent pastry on my pie!"
P - Notts
"Bloody amazing roast at the Larwood & voce, Its the best roast in town."
S D - Notts
"There's no place like The Larwood for sunday lunch! no comparison!"
T L - Notts
"Excellent service and food everytime"
S N - West Bridgford
"Pre match pint & lunch at the larwood is always top class. Best pub by far"
J S - Notts
"Excellent service, very impressed"
V L - Tollerton
"Superb food and service in a relaxed atmosphere"
L B - East Leake
"Very friendly and excellent service, solid standard of food"
J S - East Bridgford
"Very good all round, 10/10, lovely lunch time treat with my mum!"
D T - Notts
"Absoloutley love it! if there was a pulled pork main I'd eat here every night! keep it up, I love the Larwood!" -
T K - West Bridgford
"Will definitely come again, live in Bramcote so use the Wollaton & Cods Scallops, both excellent!"
J H - Bramcote
"Excellent experience definitely will be coming back- live music also looks good"
Kat T - Ruddington
"Our first time here and it will not be our last"
S H - Hucknall
"Amazing Sunday roast! Stuffed! best sunday lunch"
Sarah W - Notts
"What a great pub you are with great staff!"
Rick C - West Bridgford
"The staff have been fantastic & very helpful. Josh in particular! Thank you"
J J Solihull
"Great Sunday dinner at the Larwood. No better way to cure a hangover!"
"Excellent as usual"
A B Melton mowbray
"Good service & attention to detail"
G S West Bridgford
"Excellent sunday roast followed by artic roll ( back to my childhood)"
L H Notts
"Still the best food in Nottingham! Amazing food, perfect afternoon."
L H Wilford
"Brilliant as always!"
J M West Bridgford
"Worlds best sausage roll and a pint of Guinness, has to be the Larwood"
"Best ever fish and chips, by a mile!"
V.C. West Bridgford
"So after much painstaking research, ive concluded that the Larwood is the best cricket ground pub in the world!"
I wanted to drop you a note to say an enormous thank you to you and the team at L&V for doing such an amazing job of looking after this year again at all 5 days of the cricket.
Once again, the team pulled everything out of the bag to make sure that lunch and afternoon tea sessions flowed seamlessly, despite us increasing our numbers on a daily basis. As always, the service was exemplary, with smiles from everyone which is no mean feat given how ridiculously busy you all are during these days.
Having been to the L&V for the last 4 years I know that I don’t need to worry about the level and quality of service my Chairman and his guests will receive on the day and this means that I can relax on the day. I am delighted that we have managed to secure our days for 2015 and we look forward to seeing you and team at the ODI on the 30th August.
With kind regards"
"The service was great and food 10 out of 10!"
"Another cracking Sunday as ever from the Larwood today"
"you cant beat larwood & Voce for a feed! top grub, top service1"
D.A West Bridgford
"The puddings were yummy, especially the Sticky Toffee Pudding!"
"Finally made it to the Larwood Burger Night, well worth the wait, amazing!"
S B West Bridgford
"What was meant to be a few hours, turned into 8! but awlays quality times at the larwood"
"The hake & black pudding was beautiful. Best food I've had in a resaurant for ages"
Lucy G West Bridgford
"Another superb meal at the Larwood, see you soon for some more of the desert sharing platters! Happy days, yummy!"
"Many thanks to the Larwood for a superb time last night!! The food and welcome were exceptional as always, the best in Nottingham just got better!!"
"Hi, I would like to pass on my thanks for a great meal on Saturday night. You were able to accommodate us at short notice and the staff were very friendly. The food, as usual, was excellent. Well done to all!"
"Enjoyable meal would tell others :) thank you"
"Fantastic quality of food and very friendly."
G C West Bridgford
''Every aspect of the place from the service to the food and atmosphere was exceptional''
D L Birmingham
''Best sunday roast in the UK by a mile''
R B Nottingham
"Lovely relaxing lunch after a frantic summer fair. Fab service and fab company"
T L Nottingham
"Can't beat the Larwood!- food and staff are both amazing."
M M Mapperley
"10/10 spot on guys! keep doing what your doing!"
E M Notts.
"Excellent, helpful staff, 9/10"
L B Plumtree.
"Yet another fabulous sunday roast dinner at the Larwood, cant beat it!"
G B Notts.
"Burger night really hit the spot! top notch as always from the Larwood gang, great way to finish the easter weekend" - A.Langer, Notts.
"Recommended by my brother who is a regular. For once i agree with him- a splendid esablishment!"
P E Wysall
"Always feel comfy eating here, tasty dishes, excellent presentation & variety"
R S Mapperly
"Very good, consistent quisine, the food today was excellent"
M J Notts
"I love Larwood!! 10 out of 10"
M H West Bridgford
"Larwood was brilliant tonight, best pub in west bridgford by a country mile! landlord, staff and atmosphere spot on, lucky to have it as my local"
T P LadyBay
"The best pre-match meal around, dont miss it!"
G L West Bridgford
"Lovely family dinner this evening, amazing food and service, thanks to the Larwood"
D T, Notts.
"10 out of 10, lovely meal thanks"
N R, Notts
"Hi,I would like to pass on my thanks for a great meal on Saturday night. You were able to accommodate us at short notice and the staff were very friendly. The food, as usual, was excellent.Well done to all!"
I B, Notts
"Another great sunday roast at the Larwood & Voce, thanks to Dan and the team"
J H West Bridgford
"Best ever lamb sunday dinner I've had!"
A W Ruddington
"Another magnificent dinner in super quick time at the Larwood"
P H Notts
"Amazing as ever! 10 out of 10"
T M Notts
"I was in with my family today for Sunday lunch. We meet once a year for Sunday lunch so expectations were high, I can honestly say you did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. I would like to thank the on shift manager for his service and checking everything was to our satisfaction. We will not doubt be back again soon with friends. Especially as we spotted thr group next to us sharing a roasted pork, thank you to all, chefs, management and staff."
"We had a very nice meal and great experience"
F D Notts
K V Ruddington
"Food was delicious"
S F West Bridgford
"Nice friendly waiter, Food very good as always"
"Lovely evening, enjoyed by all. We will be back"
V S Colwick
"The evening at Larwood was a resounding success. Our Staff absolutely loved it and said that it was the one of the best staff socials that they’d ever been to. I think that this was in every way down to the excellent food, courtesy and efficiency of the staff and slick organisation and willingness to do the best. It was great to have the place to ourselves – it felt very much like a great, big, intimate party – with other people doing all the work. So, thank you very much!
I’m hoping that the Larwood will be able to accommodate us again next year.
Kerry (Private Xmas party)
"Thank you very much, it was great!"
N Y Nottingham
"We like this place and will come back"
D M West Bridgford
"Overall a really great dine out!"
D G Loughborough
"Ate every scrap of the amazing homemade pie-beautiful!"
V P West Bridgford
"Gorgeous grub and ale at the Larwood for my birthday weekend!"
H T Notts
"Larwood is Britains best pub for sunday roast, its where i'm having mine today!"
A W Notts
"best pub feed in Nottingham!"
R B Notts
"The only place in Nottingham for sunday lunch"
C H Notts
"We really appreciated our mid-week breakfast, it was delicious!!"
N J Notts
R L West Bridgford
"Great as always"
S B West Bridgford
C S St. Anns
"Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!, 10 out of 10"
J M West Bridgford
"You guys own sundays!!"
M J Notts
"Comfortable surroundings, relaxing. Excellent food & friendly staff"
L M Notts
"One of the best roast dinners I have ever had!"
"Best sunday dinner We've had out in a long time definitely be back #wortheverypenny"
"Great food and showed the football so cant go wrong!"
D S Bristol
"Fantatic meal & service"
G H Sherwood
"Great food, great service! 10/10"
E R Bridgford
"The waitress and waiter were very nice and smiley!! thank you"
C R Bridgford
"The lamb was heaven on a plate! thank you, 10/10"
K D Wilford
"Fantastic food and service as always, thank you"
S B West Bridgford
"Superb roast beef, you have certainly done justice to our great national dish"
A S Notts
"10 out of 10, as good as always!"
D C Notts
"The waitress was lovely and reccomended the Malbec wine which was also lovely, thank you!"
N H Wilford
"Great, 10 out of 10!, Thanks!"
C W Loughborough
"Perfect steak! always lovely food"
A C Colwick
We really can’t thank you enough for selecting School for Parents for the 22 September Larwood & Voce quiz night. We’re delighted with the proceeds of £447 from the evening and our thanks also go to Mark James and his team for donating £100 for those incorrect answers!
The Sticky 13s game was a huge hit (I’ve never played it before) and Tony Bates, our ambassador, has since played it at another event – and the ‘pot’ was handed back!
We rely 100% on voluntary donations to raise the £220,000 a year we need to run our local charity and appreciate every offer of support, so we are very excited at being welcomed back for an event in February!
Many thanks again.
Eileen Sleaford (schoolforparents.org)
"Best pub in Notts!!"
D W Notts
"A lovely afternoon at the Larwood, great food and service to perk you up when weather is bad outside!"
D J West Bridgford
"Nothing was too much trouble, we were really impressed with the help and service we recieved to celebrate a big birthday"
Mrs D Colwick
A B Notts
"Our party was all ages all of which enjoyed the meal, venue & wine."
A D Gamston
"Wonderful food, great with the kids"
L H Notts
"Great!! as always :-)"
B A Notts
"10 out of 10, thanks for a lovely evening"
D H West Bridgford
"Great food & good friendly service"
J C West Bridgford
"Brilliant, excellent as always"
A B Melton Mowbray
"Just what I needed!"
"A very tasty enjoyable meal- We'll definitely be back"
A B Nottingham
"Never lets me down!"
A S Retford
"Food was delicious, excellent presentation"
K M West Bridgford
"Previously eaten the lamb roast it was amazing! Top marks on your steaks aswell 10/10!"
E F West Bridgford
"Fab food, Value for money & Atmosphere"
K G West Bridgford
"Lovely roast pork sunday dinner :)! Kids thoroughly enjoyed the mini moles dinner"
Mrs. Brown- Nottingham
"Really lovely meal and service, very comfortable environment to eat and drink in, thank you"
Mrs N Bucks
"Excellent atmosphere & friendly staff"
S Y Notts
"Wonderful venue, wonderful food, wonderful beer, wonderful ambience, in a word...wonderful"
G J Notts
"We enjoy the relaxed atmosphere"
A G Notts
"Thoroughly enjoyable experience & good food"
J M Notts
"Hi, I am just writing to thank you for the excellent food and really friendly service in your pub on my trip to Nottingham over the last 2 days. One of the nicest pubs I've been to! Many thanks,"
"Thanks very much to all at the Larwood for a great day yesterday, top staff, top food, top fun!"
P L Notts
"Portions are huge! 10 out of 10"
C G West Bridgford
"Well done all of you, with special praise for John (for his relaxed style) and for the breakfast serving girls. Thank you. The breakfasts were terrific as were of course the Scotch eggs and the well-kept Harvest Pale"
"Very relaxed, happy we came by it by chance, lovely staff and meal"
L J Kegworth
"Fantastic place, great staff, lovely food, glad we live round the corner"
J G West Bridgford
"Friendly, inviting place to eat and drink"
Mrs C West Bridgford
"Top Sunday lunch at the @LarwoodVocePK - thanks to Dan and the team for looking after us. Stuffed now!!"
"Thanks to @LarwoodVocePK for a cracking afternoon watching the cricket, and the brownies with icecream. #nicetouch"
"@LarwoodVocePK Had the mussels they were lovely cant wait to try the steak"
"breakfast at @LarwoodVocePK of course!"
"Really like the £7.77 meals!"
C G West Bridgford
"Everything was perfect, 10 out of 10!"
L G Notts
"Ribs were awesome along with the swordfish, 1st time here, will be back again!"
C G Notts
"My husband and I visit Nottingham approximately every 2 or 3 weeks to visit my 92-year old Mum who lives in West Bridgford. We always try when possible to lunch at Larwood and Voce (my husband is an avid sports fan and works on The Cricket Paper) and have found your Magnificent 7 deals fabulous. The waiting staff are incredibly friendly and the kitchen staff very flexible as they always seem happy to cook a special grilled chicken meal for me. Our journey takes about 3 hours from Surrey so it is always a welcoming meal and visit to the Larwood and Voce. Many thanks"
A R Surrey
"Hi, I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you and your team for the outstanding cook-off yesterday. It was so much fun and Leroy & Nicky did an amazing job. All of my team are still singing the day's praises so thank you once again for making the event possible. Please pass on my thanks to your entire team and I look forward to catching up soon "
"Very helpful staff, always good service and desire to be flexible with our order"
"Fab place to eat, always enjoy it"
"Friendly, inviting place to eat and drink"
Mrs C West Bridgford
"We love this place!"
LT West Bridgford
"Cinema 0 @LarwoodVocePK roast dinner & #United 1. #sundayfunday"
"Epic feed yesterday @LarwoodVocePK #standard"
"Probably the best sticky toffee pudding in the world"
"At Larwood & Voce, lovely pint and grub! Love it!"
"Good week finished, now for an enjoyable weekend off, Larwood & Voce here we come!!"
JT Notts CCC
"Cracking Sunday Lunch at Larwood & Voce!"
"Birthday lunch at Larwood today, excellent as ever! if only I could get my yorkshire puddings like theirs!"
"great night at Larwood, food first class as always and Mark James the singer was awesome, best pub in town!"
"Excellent variety of choice on menu"
"fantastic , 10 out of 10, thank you"
"thanks for a great easter monday brunch, amazing menu & service as usual today!"
"lovely people working there, great food as always"
"your superbly fantastic! love from Sam age 6"
"Deliciously divine dinner at @LarwoodVocePK this evening served by happy smoley people #perfectevening"
"Just annihilated a @LarwoodVocePK Sunday roast with the family. Epic"
"Nicest Easter Sunday dinner at @LarwoodVocePK with the fam"
"Good value food & very enjoyable"
"You are great meat cooks. I will always recomend to friends!"
Review: The Nottingham Food Blog
It has been many years since I had the chance to visit the Larwood and Voce pub, I used to come in on a regular basis to watch the football on the big screens and drink cheap beer on a sunday lunchtime more than 10 years ago. Since I was last here it has really changed, it is a really nice space inside, clean, friendly and has the air of a really modern, yet traditional gastro pub. It has been recognised nationally, being the Observer Food Monthly Best Sunday Roast runner up in 2009, 2010,2011 and 2012, just to name one set of accolades. The chef in house Nicky Thompson is a former Young Head Chef of the Year from 2008 and had previously worked for Gordon Ramsay and Gary Rhodes. None of which I knew until I ate here today. All I knew was that it was reputed to have some really good quality pub food (closer to gastro pub) and that I had been advised that I would not be disapointed if I tried it out. I wasn’t.
The Larwood and Voce pub is offering what they call the Magnificent Seven deal, this is not a screening of that most excellent western, no it is quite a good meal deal. You can choose from one of seven selected items on their menu “The Magnificent 7? all sold for the sum of £7.77 each. It is available at lunch and early evening and is also a good deal in that it is a good saving on the regular prices for some of those items. Not just that, there are actually meals on the deal that you would want to eat.
Read the rest of this review at The Nottingham Food Blog
Marcus - The Nottingham Food Blog
"Excellent as ever, will see you again soon"
S L West Bridgford
"Always good service & nice to bring visitors to"
L A West Bridgford
"Excellent as usual, 10/10"
S H Nottingham
"Great time on Sunday-brilliant breakfast including special request, not-on-the-menu pancakes: quality customer service."
"Also big thanks to dan larwood & all the staff for another excellent meal and evening"
"Yummy Sunday dinner #hangovercure"
"posh fish finger sandwiches – HEAVEN"
"Pork had great flavour. love the roasts"
"Amazing lunch today at the Larwood, chef did me sausage and mash on request, perfect, im a happy girl!"
Frankie H, Notts
"4 o' clock Sunday lunch, me thinks there’s only one place to go, Larwood & Voce, best in Nottingham"
Andrew W, Notts
"Another fantastic meal out with the family, love to eat “local”"
Andrew C, Notts
"Larwood fish and chips never disappoints, doesn't even fit on the plate!"
"I would like to thank Dan and the team at the Larwood for fantastic service and a great sunday roast, worth going anyday!"
"If West Bridgford did Sunday lunches...oh it does, @LarwoodVocePK, amazing!!"
"Bar your mums, because everyone's mums are the best, The Larwood & Voce Sunday roast cant be beaten, Stone wall fact!! Now need a sofa to snooze on..."
Stuart Broad, West Bridgford, India, New Zealand!
"Great feed as always, compliments to the chef!"
Richard B, Notts
"Very interesting menu! 10/10"
"Excellent meal, standard of food 10 out of 10"
Liz V, West Bridgford
"Dan - Thanks so much for sorting all the arrangements out for my party on the 29th December. We all had a great night and the food was absolutely delicious. I was really pleased with the excellent service we received and we all loved the singer, so thank you very much, and I hope you have a Happy New Year"
Julie C, Nottingham
"Very good, a superb evening"
David M, Nottingham
Trish H, Nottingham
"posh fish finger sandwiches = HEAVEN!"
Vicky, West Bridgford
"been to the forest game, they lost, best part of this afternoon was lunch at the Larwood & Voce before!"
"thanks for a great afternoon, great food & service top grub"
"Very good, thanks for sorting veggie meal, service and standard of food were excellent"
"Very pleasant time had by all"
"Great as usual, thank you so much"
"Most enjoyable on all occasions"
A M - West Bridgford
"Excellent service and great fish platter"
Sarah M - West Bridgford
"Friendly staff made us feel very special"
Adam S - Notts
"Lovely, lovely food, thank you, we will come back"
Carrie P - Netherfield
"Brilliant, really tasty food and lovely relaxed atmosphere"
Alana W - Radcliffe
The Moleface Pub Co own a handful of first rate pubs dotted around the leafier suburbs of Nottingham and, in fact, I’ve already reviewed two of them, the Royal Oak in Radcliffe and the Lord Nelson in Burton Joyce, and was quietly impressed in both cases. Would the Larwood and Voce live up to my expectations?
The pub is to all intents and purposes part of the east stand of the Trent Bridge cricket ground. Hence the name: Harold Larwood and Bill Voce were two famous cricketers who played for Nottinghamshire in the 1930s. It has a car park which is a major advantage in that part of Nottingham but, even though we went on a Wednesday evening, it was full and so was the restaurant. I have to say that I take that as a good sign – restaurants are popular for a reason, normally because they’re good. Inside there is a long bar; the restaurant area is to the left with the rest of the floor space given over to the drinkers. The colour scheme is restful pastels and it’s tastefully done, not in any way grandiose but relaxing – a pleasant place to be. With virtually every seat in the restaurant taken there was a lively atmosphere, though not at all rowdy, and the waiting staff were working hard to earn their keep.
The Larwood and Voce bills itself as a gastro pub and the food is most definitely a cut above pub grub. The menu is fairly short but there are specials available every day and they had a separate steak menu as well. It also changes every month, so there’s always something new to look forward to. As it was one of the few sunny evenings to be had in July, we both went for something light. Penny started off with a Half o' pint prawn cocktail, Marie Rose & fennel seed bread which was every bit as good as you could hope for, while I went for Organically reared pork terrine (head to toe), caramelized chicory & apple salad which was fine, nothing sensational but nothing wrong with it either.
We got to the main courses and everything stepped up a gear. I picked out Baked Scottish salmon, crab crust, Jersey Royals & sea asparagus and it was really very good, a very nice fillet of salmon cooked to perfection with the crab just adding a touch of class. I know you’re burning to hear what sea asparagus is like; it’s just like normal asparagus but thinner and a darker shade of green. Penny chose Lemon & herb breaded chicken escalope, Caesar salad & Berkswell cheese. Chicken escalopes are the sort of thing that you normally see in a plastic tray on a supermarket cold shelf, but done properly they are delicious and these were most definitely done properly. It was a very good Caesar salad too. I must just point out that the presentation was first rate for all the dishes; good presentation makes all the difference.
Penny was too full of chicken escalope to fit in a dessert but I soldiered bravely on with Lemon curd tart, lime meringue & boozy raspberries, an interesting take on an English classic and very tasty too. The wine was a nicely chilled Chilean chardonnay which did the job admirably.
The waitresses were young but well trained and never too busy to be friendly. Mole Face has a training programme in place, good going for a pubco with just four pubs, and the assistant manager who came for a chat with us at the end had started out waitressing at the Royal Oak.
It’s good to see a pubco that is doing everything right – nice venues in good locations, enthusiastic staff who are building a career rather than just earning some pin money and good food that is well prepared and well presented. They’ve got the value for money right too; I suspect a lot of their customers just have a main course and a couple of glasses of wine and it is easily possible to do that and still get change from a £20 note. You get the sense that the Mole Face Pub Company is a place where everything is under control but, if they should choose to spread their wings, can I suggest Southwell as the perfect location for their next venture?
Howard Clemmow - Life Magazines
With thanks to Roxanne and the team for relaxed and very tasty meal out.
"Made my first ever visit to you yesterday, for Saturday brunch. Very impressed by your food, service and atmosphere. I will be back!"
"Hi just wanted to register some positive feedback on the service our party (4 people) received for the lunchtimes of Friday April 6th and Saturday April 7th. All the staff were friendly, welcoming, attentive (but not intrusive) and at all times unruffled considering how busy they were. Service was swift, the food and drink exemplary. All in all a great experience – we shall return. All the best"
DINING out with 25 people is not the easiest. So as we walked into Larwood and Voce with the wedding party, straight from West Bridgford Register Office, I thought it doesn't matter if I get the wrong food - or it's a little bit cold - it's all about the company.
After having enjoyed a blissful wedding with the happy couple in Ibiza, this was the British "seal the deal" so to speak. And Larwood and Voce turned out to be just the right place for it.
The service was spot-on and before our drinks from the bar ran dry, the wine was on the table. Being such a large group we had pre-ordered our food, and soon enough my Cropwell Bishop Stilton, roast garlic and field mushrooms on toast lay in front of me.
Sometimes garlic mushrooms can be too rich and creamy, losing the flavour of the mushrooms, but that was not the case on this occasion. The huge, juicy mushrooms were just drizzled in the garlic and melted cheese - and the crunchy toast completed the perfect bite.
Silence fell upon the table for the first time of the day and not a grumble was to be heard. A glass of wine, and plenty of noisy chatter later, and it was time for the mains.
Not a dish out of time or out of place, but with plenty of steaks being served, there was still room for error. But as my knife cut easily through the meat, revealing a mouth-wateringly perfect medium-rare steak, my fears dissolved. Topped with just a slab of garlic butter and served with chips cooked in dripping (which are definitely worth returning for), the flavour of the steak was perfectly complemented.
As we stole bites from each other's desserts and cheese boards we shared that feeling you only get after a very good meal - a little bit sad that we were too full to eat it all over again."
Delia Monk - Nottingham Post
"Dear L&V Team,
Many thanks for a great lunch, the food and service were excellent and it complemented by a great atmosphere.
Once again many thanks for another great experience, please pass on our thanks to the complete team.
"Well where do I start. My husband and I (no we are not royalty, but were treated like it) celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary dinner at your restaurant. From the moment you walk in, to the time that you leave everything is perfect, as always. The staff, friendly, always so pleasant, always so helpful. Dan The manager always takes time to talk the guests as if they were close friends. The atmosphere is so nice and welcoming and comfortable. The food well the food, as always excellent, service, second to none. If you would like a mystery guest do not hesitate to call. We will certainly be visiting again. Yours with thanks for a wonderful 35th wedding anniversary dinner"
This is an ideal place in which to refresh yourself before, after or during a cricket match...
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"Larwood & Voce, just a short message to say my wife & I have just returned from the L&V Thurs 22/9 & wish to congratulate the chefs there for a wonderful,very flavoursome meal, ie chicken breast + English chorizo & the pork belly with puy lentils. Truly the best pub meals we've enjoyed in many years. Well done !!"
"Although I now live in Colchester, I have family and friends in Nottm. and so tend to visit Larwood and Voce when visiting. Both I and my family.friends always have an excellent meal - the food is interesting many of the dishes have a nice "twist" to them interesting and seasonal ingredients along with traditional favourites such as fish 'n' chips and mushy peas a Northern staple! On a recent visit with my father we had two super dishes and I was wondering if it was at all possible for you to forward the recipes to me in the hope that I can try to emulate them! They were: Pan fried Scottish hake ,ham hock and butterbean broth and secondly pan fried lambs liver , baby beets,red sweetheart cabbage, pine nut dressing. Thanking you in anticipation."
"My favourite place to eat. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Keep up the good work."
"Another fabulous meal enjoyed again, great value for money, great staff. this is probably our 12th visit. we will be back! Thanks again."
"Another great meal thank you. This must be at least the fifth time we have eaten here, yet again very enjoyable. Good value for money excellent food fantastic hake with Bombay potatoes tonight. Thank you"
"Great meal & service last Sunday, the best place to eat in West Bridgford."
"I experienced a great place for lunch time breaks, a good choice of food, good service and friendly staff who appear to enjoy working there so no slammed down plates and morbid faces!"
"Just a quick email to say thanks to you and your staff for the great service we received yesterday lunch time and thank you for accommodating the 4 extras I had with our party that I had not booked for.
As usual the meat and veg were cooked to perfection.
"My friends and I absolutely love the traditional, well-cooked and presented food served up by your friendly and efficient staff. The atmosphere, too, is so relaxing. Lunch at the Larwood is so tempting that we're there almost weekly now!"
"Just to say thanks so much for looking after us last night, we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal & the service was excellent. No doubt we will see you again whether it be The Royal Oak at Radcliffe or Larwood & Voce.
"My favourite pub. Relaxed, friendly and quality food. Perfect for a girls' night out, a quiet meal with friends, a family lunch and group nights out. Totally versatile."
"Thanks for looking after us so well yesterday - really excellent. We will be coming back!"
"Hi Just thought i'd drop you a line and say we've just had a great lunch there. Food and service were awesome. We came on the recommendation of friends and will certainly visit again and recommend you!"