New Restaurants & Bars in February
New Openings and New Beginnings for Nottinghamshire Venues in February 2018
This month saw plenty of activity on the hospitality scene so let’s jump straight to it..
Tucked away on Byard Lane, opposite Baresca, is the entrance to Café Coco Tang. Part of the House of Coco Tang, the café and shop is the culmination of a 2 year long renovation project that links the rear of Coco Tang to the new café area. Inspired by fifties Saigon, the interior is both unique and interesting – a great place to catch up with friends. The café offers an Oriental bakery, cocktail bar and Vietnamese kitchen serving some great flavours from that part of the world. There’s also a new Vietnamese inspired roof garden available day and night. Café Coco Tang is open from 10am-10pm daily.
Across the road on High Pavement, opposite the Contemporary, the Curious Group has been busy again, turning what was once the Curious Townhouse into The Lacemakers Arms.. a traditional ale house serving a selection of beers, ales, an impressive selection of gins, fine wines and spirits. I hear you can also get a good pie in there too. A lovely Grade II building, the interior fit-out is quirky – as you’d expect from the Curious Group – rustic and comfortable. Open from midday until 11.30pm.
The centre of town is now home to one of the North’s finest imports, The Alchemist. The Group has taken over the wonderful premises on King Street that were previously home to the Hard Rock Café. They tag themselves an ‘unconventional, dark and controversial’. The venue is open from 9am until midnight, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The show-stopping cocktails are unique. Another great place to enjoy with friends who like a bit of theatre with their night out!
Sushimania, located on Chapel Bar, launched at the end of the month. Opens at midday and it’s aim? ‘to make sushi affordable’. There’s an ‘all you can eat’ menu and for just £16.80 you can enjoy all the sushi your heart desires, plus side orders, chef’s specials and noodles, but be quick… there’s a time limit of an hour and forty five minutes! Set over two floors, the 120 seater restaurant is furnished with dark wood tables, red leather upholstery and bamboo uprights. Let’s hope that this restaurant helps revive the seemingly flagging fortunes of Chapel Bar.
Around the corner on Maid Marian Way, it’s good to see Oaks has finally been able to open its doors again. The restaurant suffered a kitchen fire during service at the end of November and hasn’t been able to get up and running until now. Welcome back, we say!
On Parliament Street, there’s a new drinking den at first floor level, just opened, the aptly named, Parliament Bar & Kitchen! Serving beers, cocktails and tapas style light meals infused with ‘afrocentric’ spices & flavours; it’s a comfortable stop-over on a night out with friends.
And finally, a couple of pop-ups you might be interested in; one, we’ve already promoted here on NRBA, is the Nakama pop up at CAST on the 7th and 8th March offering a five course Pan-Asian style menu, (check out @Nakamarestaurant on Facebook), the other is a Japanese supper club being held and hosted at the Cottonmouth on Goosegate in Hockley. The Kushi-ya Kitchen Takeover takes place on Friday 2nd March from 3pm and Saturday 3rd March from 3pm, check out @twentyfivegoosegate for more details.