A sugar high at The Pudding Pantry

The Tab satisfied its sweet tooth at The Pudding Pantry, the new cafe that has opened in Nottingham city centre.


Situated opposite The Gym in Trinity Square, this café will tempt even the most committed gym bunny with its cute frontage and delicious cakes in the window.

The menu is still under construction (afternoon tea is coming soon), but there is plenty on offer, including breakfast (available until 11am), lunch and a tempting list of puddings, pancakes and freshly baked cakes. You can spend a good 15 minutes deliberating.

Fresh pastel interior

Fresh pastel interior

The Tab eventually made the choice of American style pancakes with fruit compote and whipped cream. They were yummy.

Yummy pancakes with whipped cream and fruit compote

Yummy pancakes with whipped cream and fruit compote

We also had a banana overload: a huge slice of chocolate banoffee cake and a fresh banana milkshake which was deliciously thick and creamy.

The Tab loves banana

The Tab loves banana

Food envy occurred when we spotted on the table next to us a really cute jam jar full of chocolate mousse (we will be returning to try it!).

We also tried a pulled pork sandwich. Accompanied by fresh salad and with thick slices of toasted bloomer bread, it was a great choice for a late lunch and a good alternative for people who don’t have such a sweet tooth.

Pulled pork sandwich

Pulled pork sandwich

Inside The Pudding Pantry, the decor is fresh and has an almost seaside feel to it with pastel painted wood everywhere and driftwood style menus. It is a welcome slice of summer in a bustling humid city and is completed with an outdoor eating area that is surrounded by a cute white picket fence.

Perfect for sunny afternoons

Perfect for sunny afternoons

The staff were incredibly friendly, attentive and very welcoming.

The Pudding Pantry is perfect for a date or a girly lunch and the prices are very reasonable – sandwiches start at £3.95 and pancakes at £3.95. Plus, with a 10% student discount you can’t go wrong.

Check out their Facebook page or visit their website for more information on opening times and their expanding menu.