Created in 2014, Carpe Diem Emmie is a Midlands based Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel blog. Ran by Emmie, a 28 year old woman based in rural Leicestershire.

In the day Emmie works in a primary school where she is passionate about inclusion and mental health. In the evening she escapes to the cultural world.

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Brunch Menu at OAKS, Nottingham.

2 Bromley Pl, Nottingham NG1 6JG, UK

So for starter we opted for the Baked Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese and Toast along with some of their Pork Crackling. I thought the cheese was presented well on a slab of board and the flavour was incredible. However you need to eat it pretty swiftly as the cheese started to harden making it difficult to scoop onto the bread. I was quite disappointed by the Pork Crackling, I was full of praise for this product on my last visit but this time the crackling lacked flavour and I didn't enjoy it again as much as I had hoped. I wouldn't let that deter you trying them though, they're usually very delicious!

Now onto the main courses, oh boy didn't Oaks showcase their talent for delicious main courses with these two dishes. Whilst Jordan opted for the Salmon steak I went for the steak dish complete with fried eggs!

The main courses filled whatever they were presented on, leaving not much room for you to mix your sides into your dish. Both of the main dishes were without a doubt full of flavour, well presented and with great portion to fill your belly! My steak was a little done for a medium/rare but was a great cut of meat packed full of flavour. We both decided to have a side salad to accompany our dishes and it worked perfectly for the flavours we had in our main dishes. I definitely would have put some chips or potatoes on the side of the dish if I was ever to retry the products as I think they would compliment them better.

The only minor negative to this experience was that the prosecco was enjoyable but slightly flat (probably because it was from the tap so it lost all of it's fizz, slightly disappointing but we enjoyed it nonetheless!)
Definitely head to OAKS in Nottingham if your after something on the meat side and that uses local sources to bring you the best local flavours on offer! I will definitely be heading there for their steak night in the near future.
Thanks to Fiona from Tank PR and the team at OAKS for making us feel welcome on our visit.


  1. Ooooh the interior looks so damn good, loved reading this!www.omfgwinnie.blogspot.com

  2. Steak and fried eggs - there is no better combination!Sarah xxwww.thingssarahloves.co.uk

  3. Hello, what a pretty interior design! Steak looks delicious! Have a great day, Iga Connect with me:BLOGLOVIN: https://www.bloglovin.com/blog...INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/igab...TWITTER: https://twitter.com/igaberry1WEBSITE: https://www.igaberry.com

  4. Ahh this looks so good! I love cosy diner environments and the food looks so good too, I would love to come here in autumn/winter and cosy up with a book :D adore your blog and header! xxelizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

  5. Carpe Diem Emmie18 April 2016 at 20:19

    It's so pretty inside, I love places that instantly make you feel comfortable :-) Emmie x

  6. Carpe Diem Emmie18 April 2016 at 20:20

    It was such a yummy combination, I definitely wish I went for some fries though I think it would have completed the dish perfectly :)Emmie x

  7. Carpe Diem Emmie18 April 2016 at 20:21

    Thanks Iga, glad you stopped by! :)

  8. Carpe Diem Emmie18 April 2016 at 20:22

    It was so yummy, I would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone in the midlands! Oh yess definitely curl up with a book and one of their steaks, how perfect. Thanks lovely! :-)Emmie xx


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