At Lace Market Studios we get you don’t want to cook every night. So, to help, we’ve been on the hunt for the best student eats nearby that offer a variety of delicious foods to suit all budgets and that offer some great deals!

Here’s our top 5 picks for every occasion:


Zaap brings Thai street food to Nottingham city centre and has become one of the top choices for our current residents. As well as authentic food, you will swear you have been transported to Thailand as soon as you step in. Zaap has an authentic atmosphere to create a true taste of Thailand right here in Nottingham.

There are more than 80 dishes on the menu such as soups, salads, dim-sum dishes, roasted mains and plenty more Thai street food classics.

It’s sure to become one of your favourite student eats.

Top student deals:

  1. Two courses and a drink for £10, Monday – Friday, 11am – 6pm.
  2. 10% student discount on your food bill with a valid student ID card.

Ed’s Easy Diner.

The American diner chain is located on the Upper Mall Level in the Victoria Centre where you can indulge in all the naughty-ness the US of A has to offer.

A selection of classic burgers, sweet potato or bacon and cheese fries, hot dogs and steaks all complete the food line-up. They have 18 flavour options for their milkshakes, from the classic Vanilla or Chocolate to Nutella or Oreo.

Grab a seat in one of their booths and enjoy the retro 50’s Americana interior!

Top student deals:

  1. BOGOF every Wednesday on all burgers.
  2. 30% off total bill for students with UNiDAYS. Day and night, 7 days a week. Must have valid UNiDAYS account.
  3. Bottomless Breakfast! Every day served until 11.30am.


This is your opportunity for a real cheat day pig out!

Cosmo is home to a world-wide kitchen with choices ranging from pizza, sushi, curry or a carvery, the varieties are endless with over 150 dishes at Cosmo and thanks to it being a buffet restaurant, you don’t just have to choose just one.

Watch the teppanyaki experts grill steaks and fresh seafood right in front of your eyes so you can enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of a true ‘food theatre’!!

As well as all of that, they advise you to leave a little bit of room for dessert with homemade cakes, a gelato counter and their legendary chocolate fountain.

Top student deals:

  1. 10% off Mon-Fri with a valid NUS or UCAS

Annie’s Burger Shack.

Annie’s Burger Shack is a must-do for anyone living with us at Lace Market Studios.

The menu features over 30 unusual burgers with meaty, veggie and vegan options available. You can even enjoy breakfast at the venue with items including omelettes, french toast and pancakes.

Head downstairs to The Ocean State Tavern for a more relaxed affair where you can enjoy one of the many bottled beers and real ales Annie’s has to offer.

Top student deals:

  1. 10% off 12-5pm Monday – Friday, includes drinks!


BUNK is the home of Wings and Cocktails in Nottingham. They’re famous for their wings paired with some of the best cocktails in town, you are sure to find their hidden bar / venue’s the highlight of your night.

Top student deals:

  1. Offer between certain times for half priced wings!

We hope one of these student eats, tickle your fancy!

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