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Six Nottingham

by Yemi Edwards

Six Nottingham is a restaurant and bar located high up at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham. The glassed building is home to spectacular views of West Bridgeford, Nottingham and Trent Bridge. The venue is made up of four sections, the Bar Lounge, The Restaurant, The Lobby and The Terrace.

The decor in each room is unique to each section. The library had a warm and relaxing feel to it. The decorations included warm lighting, a drinks library wall, comfortable seats and booths with a corner view of the grounds and West Bridgeford. The rest of the venue followed on with the glass theme and more views on the opposite of the City of Nottingham.

We were able to park onsite as visitors to Six restaurant and then walked around the cricket ground, to the entry to the reception area. A member of staff directed us to the lift and entered a private code and we were sent up.

We had arrived 20 mins early so decided to sit in the bar and wait for our table. It was a beautiful sunny day. The views across the cricket ground were spectacular. I decided to treat myself to a glass of champagne. However, they didnt have champagne but they had Nyetimber Classic Cuvée NV from Sussex. Made in English Countryside Vineyards it had a mellow golden hue which matched great with the warm setting we experienced in the Library.

Just a few mins before our booked time we were escorted to the dining room to being our gastronomic journey. James took us through to the restaurant. The restaurant seats up to 40 people and there are exceptional views of the grounds and the city of Nottingham.

We had a Sunday booking at Six and it was quite busy. The diners consisted of couples, a family with small children and some friendship groups. The waiting staff were very attentive. We scanned through the menu where the selection of European dishes were all quite tempting; making a choice was a bit difficult because the menu seemed so great.

My partner decided on the Rabbit terrine, pickled carrot and toasted brioche and Salt-aged pork belly, apple and Yorkshire pudding. I chose Brown crab pâté, pickled cucumber and toasted sourdough and the Aged beef rump cap, bone marrow and Yorkshire pudding. We were given bread accompanied with Nori Seaweed Butter with Leek oil and Jersey Butter to nibble on while we waited for our starters. the Jersey Butter was not very salty but was rich.

Later on, our server brought over the Rabbit terrine, pickled carrot and toasted brioche, and the Brown Crap Pâté with pickled cucumber and toasted sourdough. The rabbit dish was good-looking. The flavours were smokey and the different textures were delightful. The crab was also an elegant dish. The pâté was light and smooth. The flavours were fresh and crisp with the addition of pickled cucumber and samphire.

In a lazy Susan style apparatus, our sides were presented first. Cream Savoy Cabbage with Bacon and Chestnut, Beef Fat Roast Potatoes, and Baked Heritage Carrots with a sprinkle off Tarragon. My partner had the Salt-Aged Pork Belly, Apple and Yorkshire Pudding and I selected the Aged Beef Rump Cap, Bone Marrow and Yorkshire pudding.

This alternative way to present a traditional Sunday lunch was aesthetically pleasing. The apple sauce with the pork was an unusual colour but when tasted was delicious. The Yorkshires where big! The fat to meat ratio of the pork was enjoyable. The rump was succulent and was cooked perfectly for me. The meat was very tender but the marrow was an unusual taste for me as I had not tried this before.

I am a big fan of cheese after a meal and on offer was Bath soft Cheese, Montgomery Cheddar and a Bauvale Blue, and the Treacle Tart tickled his fancy, however, after such a filling meal neither of us could fit anything more!

The food was delightful and the restaurant and staff would make for a great luxury wedding breakfast venue. Our waiter James was very helpful and kind during our visit. We both look forward to dining at Six again soon!

Six Nottingham
Trent Bridge Cricket Ground
West Bridgford
United Kingdom

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