New cocktail and fine dining venue set to bring ‘little slice of London’ to Nottingham

Hurts Yard

The team behind two of Nottingham’s most popular bars is set to open a third venue in the city.

Brothers Sam and Tom Benjamin, whose first two venues The Taphouse and Another? Wine Bar have become staples of the city’s thriving nightlife scene, have taken the lease on premises at 6 Richmond House, Hurts Yard, and revealed plans to create a high-end cocktail bar and fine dining establishment at the site.

The property is currently being fitted out and will have room for 69 covers once complete.

It also has a basement which the Benjamins intend to expand into in future.

The pair have already appointed Masterchef Professionals star Louisa Ellis as executive chef and plan to open the bar later this summer.

FHP Property Consultants completed the letting on behalf of the landlords.

Sam Benjamin said: “This was already an established late night pitch previously but with the Wine Bar and Taphouse we have put them in areas where we are going to be good whereas this street as a whole lot of nightlife and day trade, it is the ideal place.

“The [previous tenant, an accountancy firm] closed at the beginning of the pandemic and this is now going to be a high-end cocktail and fine dining late night bar essentially. The idea behind it when you finish at the Wine Bar or The Taphouse or anywhere that closes at midnight in the city, there is nowhere to go that is chilled and relaxed, we want to bring a little slice of London to Nottingham with high end cocktails and fine dining element.”

Tom Benjamin said: “This is a great location and we are looking to split it into two phases, phase 1 will be the espresso and cocktail bar and dining and phase 2 we will be looking to drop something down into the basement.

“We have had a few ideas of what we want to do but more to be revealed.”

Jack Shakespeare of FHP Property Consultants added: “It has been great to work with Tom and Sam on this project and I am excited to see the finished product, they have great vision for the space along with future plans and I am happy to be part of bringing something new to the city.

“We have seen sustained demand from leisure and F&B operators in the city and this continues to show local independent’s commitment to Nottingham.”

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