10 New Bars, Restaurants and Cafes To Open In Nottm

The ever-changing food and drink scene in Nottingham and out-of-town will see the arrival of ten new bars, cafes and restaurants over the next few months.

El Capo

After a failed bid to open in the former Coco Lounge in George Street earlier this year, the South American themed bar and restaurant will be setting up in another part of Hockley.

Having taken over the Rum House in Broad Street, there will be big changes from next month with a revamp and a strong emphasis on tequila and mezcal.

El Capo will bring a taste of South America to Broad Street.
El Capo will bring a taste of South America to Broad Street.

Also on the cards is a downright dirty” menu with tapas and street food.


The last year has been a real labour of love for chef Alex Bond as he prepares to open his dream restaurant.

Named after a type of herbaceous plant, the restaurant will showcase his particular talent for making vegetables exciting.

After extensive renovations, the restaurant will open on August 1 in a former Victorian coach house, which hasn’t been used for 100 years, at the top of Derby Road, near Canning Circus.


Music for the people, food for the soul, good times forever is the Mojo motto so it sounds like a must-do for a night out in the city centre.

Set to open on July 28 in the former Corn Exchange building, in Thurland Street, the cocktail and rum bar is one for revellers to add to their list.

Mojo will be opening this month.
Mojo will be opening this month.

When hunger strikes, there’s food in the shape of burgers, sandwiches, chicken, wings and small plates and the bar runs masterclasses and tasting sessions.

Roxy Ball Room

The ball room, as opposed to a ballroom, will be opening not a million miles away from Mojo… just upstairs in fact.

Beer pong, pool, ping pong and mini golf are on their way later this year together with fun cocktails in keeping with the ball theme such as Pingstar Martini, Balls of Fury and The Money Shot.

Roxy Ball Room
Roxy Ball Room is heading this way. (Image: Roxy Ball Room)

Burgers, pizza and small plates are the food offering and the bar will have a VIP room with its own self service fridge.

The Botanist

A secret garden of food and drink is the ethos of this bar destined for West Bridgford where some of the cocktails are served in plant pots.

Located in the former premises of Fire and Ice, in Bridgford Road, The Botanist specialises in fruity and herbal cocktails, botanical beers and plenty of gins. The proposed opening is this autumn.

Miller & Carter Steakhouse

The Seven Mile Inn, near Arnold, is undergoing a radical transformation. The former carvery, in Mansfield Road, will reopen later this month, as up-market steakhouse Miller & Carter. Instead of daily roasts from £4.49, the new restaurant will serve premium steaks starting at £14.50.

Miller & Carter steak.
Miller & Carter steak.

As well as all the usual cuts of rump, sirloin, ribeye and fillet, there will be two steak for sharing. The 16oz chateaubriand will set you back £44.95 while the 30oz long bone tomahawk – “the utimate ribeye sharing experience and a firm favourite of our master butcher” according to the website – costs £49.95. The restaurant will also serve burgers, fish, chicken, pasta and salad.

The Hideout

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre by taking refuge with a posh breakfast, afternoon tea or an artisan coffee.

The new independent venture has ‘local’ stamped all over it. The Nottingham born and bred owner Mark Salton will be sourcing meat and veg from some of Nottingham’s finest producers.

Mark Salton outside the premises that will become The Hideout.
Mark Salton outside the premises that will become The Hideout.

Opening in a former tile shop in King Street, the cafe will be home to the Nott Dog, a gourmet hot dog containing sausage made by award-winning butcher Johnny Pusztai.

Krispy Kreme

Doughnut heaven is coming to intu Victoria Centre later this summer. Two units on the ground floor of the Clocktower dining area are being turned into a cafe and takeaway, serving coffee and shakes as well as original and limited edition doughnuts.

Krispy Kreme's new site in intu Victoria Centre.
Krispy Kreme’s new site in intu Victoria Centre.

An opening date has yet to be revealed but there’s sure to be a frenzy with the promise of free doughnuts for a year for the first person in the queue.


The countdown is on. After 20 years Ashley Matthews, the owner of the Whitehouse in Sawley, is saying farewell to fine dining and hola to Spanish-inspired tapas and cocktails.

The restaurant will close on August 13 for a revamp, re-opening on September 15 with a brand new look, a new menu and a new name – Esquina.

Tasty tapas will be on the menu at Esquina.
Tasty tapas will be on the menu at Esquina. (Image: Kenny Mann)

Customers can look forward to small plates of meatballs, mini chorizo sausages, prawns, calamari and patatas bravas.

Wrinkly Lettuce

A quirky new cafe bistro with an unforgettable name is coming to Gedling. Work is under way to transform Harrison’s in Main Street ready for the grand opening on July 17.

Wrinkly Lettuce owners Wendy Mitchell (centre) and Laura Todd-Porter (right) with her wife Kerry.
Wrinkly Lettuce owners Wendy Mitchell (centre) and Laura Todd-Porter (right) with her wife Kerry.

The new owners, Wendy Mitchell and Laura Todd-Porter, bring a wealth of experience to the business. They have worked in the catering and hospitality industry for a combined total of 60 years.


Thanks to the Nottingham post for this story – read the original here

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