Six Richmond Home – Cocktails & Fashionable British Meals – Nottingham
I’ve been a bit sluggish with attending to this one, notably as someplace that needs to be proper up my avenue. The road in query its actually proper up is Hurts Yard, one thing that outdated Nottinghamians would possibly bear in mind as a lot much less elegant than it now’s. Photographs at Cucumara anybody? Six Richmond Home describe themselves as a “nice eating cocktail bar” and you’ll see plenty 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 very 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 mentioned they’re taking the meals very significantly, initially with Louisa Ellis designing a menu and extra not too long ago Reece Elliot being appointed head chef. Each are Masterchef alumni with spectacular CVs. As a wine lover their record was engaging and I had a very good US Chardonnay, my solely need could be extra choices by the glass throughout the record however its already higher than most locations in Nottingham on this regard.
The menu consisted of 5 snacks and 5 small bowls, a stage of focus I discover interesting. I’d describe it as fashionable British, if which means 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 fairly one thing extra skinny and crisp than the spongey waffle, it slowed down the opposite flavours a bit however an satisfying chew to kick issues off nonetheless. An extra snack of duck and candy potato terrine (£6.5) had an analogous imbalance. While I used to be struggling to detect a lot duck, the addition of a bit crispy kale however discovered the 5 spice throughout the dish a bit clumsy often overpowering all the pieces else. My favorite of the snacks was positively 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 is advisable to like your pickle although as my eating associate discovered them a bit 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 satisfying, pretty mild and whipped though at £5 I discovered 2 small slices of the brioche fairly stingy.
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 satisfying incarnation of an ingredient you don’t see too typically, brownie factors for that. There was good embellishment with crisp pops from puffed buckwheat that introduced a unique 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 hanging and a intelligent strategy to introduce some carbs to proceedings, a ponzu (citrus flavour) beurre blanc was glorious having an opulent creamy flavour that was lifted by the citrus. I had my eye on venison loin however for some purpose it was off and changed by a hen kiev (£13). Rooster 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 completely happy to not decide up on as there was already sufficient occurring with out the potential confusion each of these robust flavours may convey. A criticism of menu design fairly 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 laborious work by the top. It’s winter although I suppose.
Finally it’s laborious to not be impressed by Six Richmond Home. It’s form of place for an indulgent night, I’m typically 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 operating of the bar/restaurant. No new restaurant can appear to exist with out an open kitchen, possibly that’s simply how it’s today. I don’t thoughts it within the slightest nonetheless if you will do it and its a quiet January service you must take into account the impression it may possibly have. Voices carry and even with mild 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 town. It’s actually not too unhealthy worth both, you could possibly 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.