As the largest market town in Nottingham, Mansfield has a thriving commercial centre with plenty to see and do. Water Meadows Swimming Centre is popular with families thanks to its flumes, rides and slides and Wheelgate Adventure Park is ideal for younger children. Visit the White Post Farm centre to get up close to friendly animals and enjoy a wander around Thieves Wood or Sherwood Forest. When you get hungry, you'll find plenty of high-quality restaurants in Mansfield, with options to suit all tastes.
Nottinghamshire is home to a number of award-winning eateries and you'll find plenty of locally-sourced, seasonal and organic ingredients on the menus at the restaurants in Mansfield. Food plays a big role in the local culture, and there are a number of festivals to enjoy, including the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival, the nearby Big Bake at Newstead Abbey and the town's own annual food festival. When there are events on in the town, many of the restaurants in Mansfield put on special menus and offers to celebrate the occasion and visitors can look forward to fantastic, creative menus featuring themed cuisine and local delicacies, such as venison and celery casserole and traditional batter pudding.
Visitors often notice that the restaurants in Mansfield have very well-priced menus, which are perfect for smaller budgets. Even award-winning eateries here can be affordable if you opt for lunchtime menus or set menus at early bird hours (typically between 4pm and 6pm). Some venues offer buffet-style eating – especially the Indian and Chinese restaurants, and these can offer excellent value for money. Look out too for generous set menus at the Greek restaurants and tapas offers at Spanish venues. These all tend to be more cost-effective than dining a la carte in the evening.
Brown's Bar is always popular with Quandoo diners and it has an extensive European menu to choose from. Whether you want a few nibbles with a drink or a large three-course meal with all the trimmings, you'll find plenty to tempt you. Santini Tapas is another hotspot for those who love Mediterranean cuisine, with plenty of tapas, pizza and kebabs on offer in a stylish, bright interior. Just remember to book your table in advance with Quandoo, as the locals love to dine out and demand can be high!