New fine dining restaurant planned for Nottingham

How the frontage of the restaurant will look. Image courtesy of Jacques Lacey from DL Design Studio

A new fine dining restaurant at a Nottingham city centre mixed-use development has been revealed.

Milo’s Restaurant and Social will be part of the plans to redevelop the former Tales of Robin Hood site on Maid Marian Way.

The move comes after Castle Gym closed in November 2022 and revealed plans to move to the site and spend £5m redeveloping the 30,000 sq ft of space, which will be split between three businesses, including a revamped Castle Gym.

These plans have now been confirmed by Luke Willmott, the entrepreneur behind the scheme.

Milo’s Restaurant and Social will be a “distinguished fine dining establishment”, and is set to open later this year. Milo’s will offer an all-day service with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Willmott said that the new venue will be the first restaurant in the city centre where you can get a fine dining breakfast from 7am every day, giving diners an alternative to fast food options.

Willmott told that Milo’s pledges to use locally sourced produce, “delivering an exquisite culinary experience without compromising on quality or sustainability”.

He added: “I can’t wait to complete the building of Milo’s. It will completely change the landscape of Maid Marian Way. We’re not only going to be bringing high-quality food to the city but also job opportunities, which will be great for the local economy.”

The scheme is being designed by Nottingham agency – DL Design Studio.

Director and owner of DL Design Studio, Dan Lacey, said: “It’s a privilege to be working on another high-quality restaurant in Nottingham. Working alongside other local specialist design practices, we’ve assisted local entrepreneur Luke Willmott in creating a vision for a restaurant which will not only push the culinary offerings in the city, but will also provide a much improved meeting and entertaining space for the burgeoning and flourishing businesses and creatives in the city.”

Willmott told us that the final business is expected to be announced within the coming weeks.