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Food Guide for International Students

There is a good range of food stores and speciality markets in Nottingham where you'll be able to find some of the ingredients you can use to cook something from back home. We have created this guide to make it easy for you to find the ingredients you are looking for and so you can find out more about the supermarkets, food stores, restaurants and cafes near our campuses.

Everyday supermarket shopping

There is a great variety of UK supermarkets and food stores near our campuses for students to buy their everyday groceries, and many of these sell a wide range of international produce. Supermarkets are usually open 8:00-18:00 but many city centre shops are open until 23:00.  Supermarkets such as Aldi, Tesco, Sainsburys and Lidl are very popular with our international students.

  • Students Eating Vegan Food
    Vegan Food
  • Find food from home at our international supermarkets
  • Friends eating lunch
    Friends eating lunch
  • A male and female student eating in a brightly lit Nottingham restaurant
    Students eating in the city
  • Students eating and laughing in an ice-cream parlour
    Students in an ice-cream parlour
  • Afro Caribbean food Nottingham
    Caribbean food

Guide by region

For more of a taste of home, in this guide, you will be able to find a list of restaurants and popular international supermarkets divided by region. Most are located in the city centre, and you can find the directions by clicking on the location link.

Some of the best Afro-Caribbean food in Nottingham - to make or to buy.

Grocery Stores

Thamars Foods - African & Caribbean Foods

This store has a wide selection of African and Caribean products, from fresh produce to pastries and imported snacks, you might be able to find some of your favourite items from back home!

Location: 3 Carlton Rd, Nottingham, NG3 2DG

1212 Afro-Caribbean Food Shop

Located in the city centre this store has a wide range of products from countries such as  South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Jamaica. You will be able to find spices, fresh produce and snacks.

Location: 43 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3FB

Dammy African Food

A great store to find African and Caribbean products,  this store has great deals on large purchases on items such as rice and noodles for a great price, and you will be able to stock up on some kitchen essentials.

Location: 3 Carlton Rd, Nottingham NG3 2LP


Jollof Flavours West African (Halal)

Amazing and affordable food, this restaurant offers a wide selection of  African cuisines from countries such as Nigeria, Gambia and Senegal, you can find a wide selection of dishes as well as African tea, refreshments and desserts.

Location: Hyson Green Youth Club, Terrace St, Nottingham NG7 6ER

Wax bar

In the heart of the Lace Market, you can find this casual restaurant and afrobeats bar. Nigerian food, cocktails, wings & shared plates are accompanied by great music.

Location: 27 Broad Street Nottingham NG1 3AP

Pendy's Caribbean Cuisine 

Treat yourself to some amazing Caribbean food, Pendy's Caribbean Cuisine offers a great selection of dishes such as turnovers, patties, salt fish and so many other options! you can eat in or enjoy from the comfort of your home with their delivery service.

Location: 3 Radford Road NG7 5DQ

Turtle Bay

Caribean food and cocktail bar, just minutes away from the city campus, this restaurant has a vibrant and casual environment, perfect for an afternoon with friends.

Location: The Cornerhouse, 12 Trinity Sq, Nottingham NG1 4DB

Grocery Stores

Oriental Mart

Located about 3-minute walk from the City Campus, Oriental Mart offers a wide selection of Asian supermarket products such as Japanese, Indian, Thai and Chinese food, noodle dishes like udon, ramen, soba and more. They also have frozen meat and other Asian delicacies at affordable prices for students.

Location: 1A Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5ED

Asiana Express

Located in Hockley, you can find all of the ingredients you need for Asian foods. You can also get delicious sweets and drinks, from buns to bubble teas.

Location: 54-56 Goose Gate, Nottingham NG1 1FF

Asiana Hypermarket

At Asiana Hypermarket Nottingham, they offer the largest selection and quality Asian products on the market. Their product range includes products from China, Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, India and America.

Location: 108 Woodborough Rd, Nottingham NG3 1AR

Fresh Asian Food Mart

You can purchase a wide selection of Asian ingredients such as meat, vegetables and other snacks.

Location: 125 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3FQ

Falcon Supermarket

They offer a huge selection of quality Indian groceries, fresh fruits & vegetables, frozen foods, fresh Halal meat, and fresh bakery items. You will also find foods and ingredients of cuisines from all over the world such as Asian, Afro-Caribbean, Chinese, Turkish, Polish, Arabic & Middle Eastern, and Iranian, among others.

Location: 135 Carlton Rd, Nottingham NG3 2FN

Medina Continental Food Store

Located in Hyson Green, Medina offers a wide range of South Asian and Middle Eastern spices and groceries.

Location: 79-83 Radford Rd, Hyson Green, Nottingham, NG7 5DR


Zaap Thai

Serving Thai Street food and Thai cuisine, from Pad thai to Tom Yum Soup.

Location: Unit B, 6 Bromley Pl, Nottingham NG1 6JG

Shanghai Shanghai

Serving traditional Chinese cuisines such as hot pot, Peking duck, roasted pork and more.

Location: 15 Goose Gate, Nottingham NG1 1FE


Serving authentic Vietnamese foods, with traditional Vietnamese décor that will make you feel like you are in Vietnam.

Location: 57-59 Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6DH


Serving authentic taste of Korea where you can have a taste of the infamous Korean fried chicken and more.

Location: 278-280 Huntingdon St, Nottingham NG1 3NA


At Panasia you can experience the flavour of Korean, Singaporean, Malaysian and Japanese foods.

Location: 100 Upper Parliament St, Nottingham NG1 6LF


It is serving authentic Indian cuisine that gives you both a homey and street food feeling.

Location: 1 Stoney St, Nottingham NG1 1LG


Memsaab is a fine dining Indian restaurant in Nottingham with a delivery and takeaway service. Featuring traditional, perfectly spiced curries through to modern Indian cooking, the menu captures the essence of India whilst placing MemSaab firmly in the 21st century.

Location: 12-14 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6HS


Located in Lace Market, this restaurant offers a very unusual cuisine and is different from the rest of the others. Cooking in Kayal is all about tradition, aromas, and spices. The cuisine at Kayal, is mildly flavoured, spicy and gently cooked, offering several gastronomic opportunities to those willing to experiment with the local cuisine of Kerala.

Location: 8 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AL

Colombo Street

Traditional dishes from Sri Lanka in a relaxed and vibrant environment, just minutes away from the city campus!

Location: 2-4 Adam's Walk, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 1QS

Grocery Stores

Ozan International Food Centre

This store has a great selection of Middle Eastern foods, snacks and fresh produce, their butchery offers a wide range of speciality meats and their bakery has freshly made pastries such as halva and baklava. You can find some of their product range and their website.

Location: 586-590 Mansfield Road NG5 2FS, Nottingham

Murat International Food Store

Located in Sneinton Market, just 10 minutes from NTU City Campus, they offer a wide range of Middle Eastern, Polish, Turkish, Indian, and Pakastani ingredients and foods.

Location: 30-40 Bath Street, Sneinton, Nottingham NG3 1JB


Pistachio Bar & Kitchen

Located in Sherwood, Pistachio Bar & Kitchen is a Persian tapas bar, perfect for an evening out with friends. The menu features fresh ingredients and bold flavours with vegan and vegetarian options.

Location: 509 Mansfield Road Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2JL England

Palms Cafe

Located minutes away from the NTU city campus this restaurant offers a great selection of Lebanese, Jordanian, Syrian and  Palestinian food. This restaurant offers delicious authentic and affordable food,  the perfect place for a casual afternoon break.

Location: 3 Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 6LP

Grocery Stores

Made In Brazil Market

This store has a wide range of Brazilian and Latin American products such as snacks, fresh produce, charcuterie and beauty items. They also have amazing freshly baked pastries and delivery food options!

Location: 11 Carlton Rd, Nottingham NG3 2DG

1212 Afro-Caribbean Food Shop

Located minutes away from the city campus this store offers a great selection of fresh produce, pantry items and a wide range of spices.

Location: 43 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3FB

Bensons Sweet Shop

Find your favourite American snacks in the heart of Nottingham, this store located in the Victoria Center has a great range of sweets and snacks.

Location:  Victoria St, Nottingham NG1 3QE


Las Iguanas

This chain serves a variety of flame-grilled Latin American dishes such as Mexican fajitas, Brazilian Moqueca de Palmitos and Argentinan Gaucho Steak.

Location:  4, Chapel Quarter Chapel Bar, Nottingham NG1 6JS

Annie's Burger Shack

Incredible authentic  American food, this restaurant offers a breakfast and a burger menu, you can choose anything from Southern Fried Steak, Boston Franks & Beans  or one of their incredible burgers

Location:  5 Broadway, Nottingham NG1 1PR

Ed's Easy Diner

Ed's Easy dinner has a wide variety of comfort food, such as hot gods, chicken wings and milkshakes, this restaurant is located inside the Victoria Center minutes away from the city campus.

Location: Unit R10, The, Victoria Centre, Nottingham NG1 3QN

Revolución de Cuba Nottingham

Offering fresh tapas and Latin American food, they also have live music and salsa lessons, this venue in the heart of the city is the perfect spot to have fun with friends.

Location: 26-28 Market St, Nottingham NG1 6HW

Grocery Stores

Victoria Eastern European Food Nottingham

One of the best places you can find Eastern European food in Nottingham. This shop has a wide range of fresh and frozen and you can also find preserved food that shipped directly from Eastern Europe.

Location: 153 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3FR

Stokrotka Polski Sklep

Great selection of Polish food, this store offers a wide variety of speciality meats, pantry essentials and fresh produce

Location: 17 Bentinck Rd, Radford, Nottingham NG7 4AA


This establishment offers a wide selection of cheeses, cured meats, wines,  freshly baked bread and speciality items from countries such as Italy and Spain. They have a seating area where you can enjoy a hot drink and some of their delicious pastries.

Location: 12 Victoria St, Nottingham NG1 2EX



Classic Italian dishes with a contemporary menu,  this restaurant has a beautiful elegant interior design as well as an outdoor seating area, perfect for a weekend plan.

Location: 7 Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

Bistrot Pierre

Regional French dishes, freshly prepared in a vibrant environment, offer a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options, they also have an afternoon tea menu and live music events.

Location: 14-17 Milton St, Nottingham NG1 3EN

Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti

Located in Lace market this cosy venue offers outdoor and indoor dining options, the seasonal menu offers classic Italian dishes such as tagliatelle, ravioli & tiramisu.

Location: 3 Heathcoat St, Nottingham NG1 3AF


Modern restaurant chain with a wide range of European dishes, including pizza, pasta, fresh salads, steaks, risottos and indulgent desserts. You can dine-in or use their delivery service.

Location: 18 King st, Nottingham NG1 1AS


No. Twelve

Award winning plant-based restaurant in the middle of town, a great casual-fine-dining option that offers elevated vegan & vegetarian cuisine, if you are ever feeling fancy the restaurant also offers a chef's 7-course tasting menu,

Location: Eldon Chambers, Wheeler Gate, Nottingham NG1 2NS

13th Element

Vegan burger restaurant located a few minutes away from Nottingham Castle. The menu is created with locally sourced ingredients and offers a great selection of dishes such as truffle burgers, crispy chicken tenders and brownies.

Location:101 Castle Blvd, Nottingham NG7 1FE


One of the most common supermarkets in the UK, you will be able to find several Tesco stores near our campuses. They provide a good selection of everyday items and ready-to-eat meals. Please use the link below to find the closest store near you.

Location: Tesco Nottingham


This is one of the supermarket chains preferred by students due to their affordable pricing, they offer a great selection of vegan and vegetarian products, fresh produce and pantry essentials. Please use the link below to find the closest store near you.

Location:  Aldi Nottingham


This chain has several stores in the city,  you will be able to find a wide range of groceries, clothing, homeware products and more. Please use the link below to find the closest store near you.

Location:  Sainsbury's Nottingham


Affordable supermarket in which you will be able to find homeware products, fresh produce and pantry essentials. Please use the link below to find the closest store near you.

Location: Lidl Nottingham