Nicholson’s is like a favorite, comfortable shoe that’s been given a new polish
|The Elegant and Inviting Bar|
interesting, the bar area was both cozy and spectacular, and the service was friendly and efficient. They also were the first to introduce the Shandy (equal parts of lager and lemon/lime soda), one of our chosen libations. About three or four years ago, some of our favorite menu items were dropped and it began to look like any other type of pub or bar. Another issue was that the Scottish and British music was replaced by generic ‘classic’ rock, which was played much louder than necessary.
|Traditional Dining Room|
|Bellhaven Beer Cheese|
|Chicken Vegetable Pie|
|Turnip and Potato Soup|
I ordered the Turnip and Potato Soup, which was smooth and well rounded in its flavors with the Quiche of the Day.
|Quiche of the Day|
It was a delicate egg custard with arugula, goat cheese, and a generous portion of bacon. The textures and flavors worked well together, but it was a little cool. Neil pointed this out to our server, who rectified it with the kitchen immediately and more than made up for what she termed ‘this inconvenience.’ Cheers to them for a return to excellent service.
|Sticky Toffee Pudding|
We’re glad that Nicholson’s is back on top with some new touches. It continues to anchor the block of restaurants across from the Aronoff with good food, moderate prices, a beautiful interior that’s simultaneously smart, relaxed, and traditional, and with a renewed commitment to service.