FOOD REVIEW: NEIGHBOURHOOD PIZZERIA & DELICATTESEN, NOTTINGHAM

Raucous laughter, rowdy environ, ordinary food. I consider these the holy trinity of Bring-Your-Own-Bottle (BYOB) establishments. Precious little surprises me these days – May is still PM after that wheat-runner gaffe and drubbing in the elections, and Trump seriously thought Kushner could solve the Middle Eastern crisis. Back to my surprise – I couldn’t wait to check out ...

ALCHEMILLA RESTAURANT LAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCED

Bookings are now being taken for Nottingham's hottest new restaurant, Alchemilla. Chef and proprietor Alex Bond has announced the opening date, which will be Tuesday 1st August 2017. News of Alex's restaurant has most certainly whet my appetite. As a vegetable lover who appreciates the variety and diversity of vegetables (it is the way forward I tell you!), ...

BREWHOUSE & KITCHEN BRINGS NEW BREWPUB TO WEST BRIDGFORD

 West Bridgford is celebrating getting its own brewpub complete with on-site microbrewery – national brand Brewhouse & Kitchen has opened its newest site earlier this week. It officially opened for pre-bookings on Father’s Day. It will be the 17th site in Brewhouse & Kitchen’s rapidly expanding portfolio and the first to open in the East Midlands. The ...

ALCHEMILLA, NOTTINGHAM’S NEWEST RESTAURANT TAKES SHAPE

It is just two months to go until the planned launch of chef Alex Bond's first restaurant Alchemilla and the venue is already beginning to take shape. Alchemilla will be located at the top of Derby Road in Nottingham, occupying a former Victorian coach-house. The space has not been used for over 100 years, and is currently ...

TASTY TREATS AT WELBECK FOOD MARKET (23-25 JUNE)

The finest artisan food producers in the region have been brought together for the Welbeck Food Market taking place in The Courtyard on 23-25 June 2017. Curated by the award-winning Welbeck Farm Shop, this is the perfect opportunity to meet local food producers behind some of the region's favourite artisan produce ranging from cheeses, preserves and ...

Q&A: HEAD CHEF GUY EDWARDS, LITTLEOVER LODGE, DERBY

Derby’s dining scene continues to grow, much to my delight. As new restaurants set up in Derby, we must not forget already established eateries that have been going strong. Of course this new influx will keep the current guard on their toes; one such eatery that is embracing the challenge and stepping up to the ...

LAUNCH: RANDALL & AUBIN ANGLO FRENCH BRASSERIE, BRIDGE STREET, MANCHESTER

Acclaimed Anglo-French brasserie Randall & Aubin has brought their sumptuous menu of British seafood and meat dishes to fashionable and vibrant, Bridge Street in Spinningfields. The restaurant is open 7 days a week closing slightly earlier at 8pm on a Sunday. Randall & Aubin was established as a butcher’s shop in 1911 selling only the best ...

BEVERLEY KNIGHT TO PERFORM AT TIM BACON FOUNDATION DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE EVENT

Singing superstar Beverley Knight MBE has been announced as the headline act to perform on Thursday 21st September at the Tim Bacon Foundation Dream the Impossible charity event. Beverley, famous for hits such as ‘Get Up!’ and ‘Shoulda Woulda Coulda’ as well as taking the West End by storm in shows such as Memphis and The Bodyguard ...

HOPPED UP: PURECRAFT BEER TASTING, NOTTINGHAM

I am thoroughly enjoying exploring the craft beer scene. With the opening of various street-food and cazzh-dining experiences in Derby just this week alone, this local-ish event caught my eye. PureCraft, a bar/pub/restaurant is hosting a beer tasting session later this week (Wednesday 31 May 2017). Here is what the organisers have to say about this ...