Six Richmond Home – Cocktails & Fashionable British Meals – Nottingham

I’ve been a bit sluggish with attending to this one, notably as someplace that must be proper up my road. The road in query its actually proper up is Hurts Yard, one thing that previous Nottinghamians may keep in mind as a lot much less stylish than it now could be. Photographs at Cucumara anybody? Six Richmond Home describe themselves as a “nice eating cocktail bar” and you may see a whole lot of thought, in addition to cash, has been lavished on it. There are a handful of tables within the entrance as an overflow to the principle bar/eating area and it’s a extremely trendy place. A little bit of the Nice Gatsby with a few of its deco touches however with a extra of a darkish and seductive undertone too. The idea appeared closely drinks-focussed however with engaging small plates of meals to accompany. That stated they’re taking the meals very critically, initially with Louisa Ellis designing a menu and extra lately Reece Elliot being appointed head chef. Each are Masterchef alumni with spectacular CVs. As a wine lover their listing was engaging and I had a superb US Chardonnay, my solely need can be extra choices by the glass throughout the listing however its already higher than most locations in Nottingham on this regard.

Cheddar Custard Tart – Six Richmond Home – Nottingham

The menu consisted of 5 snacks and 5 small bowls, a degree of focus I discover interesting. I’d describe it as fashionable British, if meaning something, however there was no particular theme with inspiration taken from throughout. We began with a beetroot waffle (£6) prettily blushed pink by the juices of the vegetable. Some beetroot discs, cream cheese, hazelnut and leaves completed issues off. I’d slightly one thing extra skinny and crisp than the spongey waffle, it slowed down the opposite flavours slightly however an pleasant chew to kick issues off nonetheless. An extra snack of duck and candy potato terrine (£6.5) had the same imbalance. While I used to be struggling to detect a lot duck, the addition of slightly crispy kale however discovered the 5 spice throughout the dish slightly clumsy sometimes overpowering all the things else. My favorite of the snacks was undoubtedly a cheddar custard tart (£5.5) that had very delicate pastry and a wealthy filling with loads of cheesey tang. This richness was balanced by beer pickled onions that sat on the underside. It’s good to like your pickle although as my eating companion discovered them slightly overly sharp, however good for me. To bulk issues out a contact we had miso and potato brioche with chilli, coriander and lime butter. The butter was very pleasant, pretty gentle and whipped though at £5 I discovered 2 small slices of the brioche fairly stingy.

Halibut – Six Richmond Home – Nottingham

Onto the bigger plates and issues had been broadly extra profitable right here. Salsify over coals (£10) with brown butter hollandaise, chilli jam and poached egg was an pleasant incarnation of an ingredient you don’t see too usually, brownie factors for that. There was good embellishment with crisp pops from puffed buckwheat that introduced a distinct texture to the dish. The brown butter and chilli flavours weren’t fairly in concord although, combining to make nearly a BBQ flavour the place I’d have most well-liked a extra conventional hollandaise. The dish of the night was most likely halibut (£11), each in flavour and look. Squid ink gnocchi was visually placing and a intelligent strategy to introduce some carbs to proceedings, a ponzu (citrus flavour) beurre blanc was wonderful having an opulent creamy flavour that was lifted by the citrus. I had my eye on venison loin however for some cause it was off and changed by a hen kiev (£13). Hen was moist and crispy, punchy parsley butter combining properly with potato mousse and celeriac. Black garlic and siracha had been additionally talked about which I used to be really comfortable to not decide up on as there was already sufficient occurring with out the potential confusion each of these sturdy flavours may deliver. A criticism of menu design slightly than execution was that each one 3 of those plates had a reasonably related wealthy/buttery sauce. Hollandaise, beurre blanc and kiev butter with potato mousse. While all agreeable in every dish it felt a bit too wealthy and like onerous work by the tip. It’s winter although I suppose.

Hen Kiev – Six Richmond Home – Nottingham

Finally it’s onerous to not be impressed by Six Richmond Home. It’s form of place for an indulgent night, I’m usually requested to advocate a fantastic date evening spot and so they’ve shot to the highest of my responses. Though that thought did spotlight some quibbles I had with the working of the bar/restaurant. No new restaurant can appear to exist with out an open kitchen, perhaps that’s simply how it’s as of late. I don’t thoughts it within the slightest nonetheless if you’ll do it and its a quiet January service it is best to think about the influence it might have. Voices carry and even with gentle background music the banter of the kitchen brigade was sadly audible for extended durations. Writing that off as a blip that is in any other case completely a welcome addition to Nottingham, is bringing one thing new to the town. It’s actually not too dangerous worth both, you may most likely find yourself spending a fortune and over indulging however I’d simply return for some Halibut and a fantastic glass of wine for £20.