First look inside Nottingham’s brand new canalside restaurant


Binks Yard, Nottingham’s newest canalside venue, opened on Wednesday 14th September.

Binks Yard is the first venue to open in The Island Quarter in Nottingham. It’s an all-day dining, drinking and entertainment destination, offering a wide selection of craft beers (including several locally brewed), a wine bar with an outdoor gazebo and a grill restaurant with fire pit pizzas. drinks, tacos, pinchos, platters to share and salads as well as a breakfast menu.

Crafted by patron chef, Laurence Henry and her team of chefs, the menu has plenty of options for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. It offers interesting pairings such as sweet corn, blueberry and feta salad; wood-fired pizza with fresh cream, bresaola, black truffle, parmesan and arugula; and Crispy Korean Glazed Duck Leg with Butternut Squash and Red Endive.

Binks Yard 4 Interiors

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The cocktail menu includes creations such as Elderberry and Violette, Rose and Fig and Peach and Saffron.

In addition to good food and drink, the place is synonymous with entertainment. The “Live at Binks” program will include weekly tequila and taco nights, vinyl DJ nights, as well as resident DJs and live performances on weekends. The outdoor plaza features an impressive all-weather bandstand for local bands, dancing, and classical performances as well as a larger-than-life 23-foot screen. It will also host sports, outdoor cinema and wellness events.

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Some of the acts already confirmed for Live at Binks are X Factor winner Sam Bailey; The Red-Hot Chilli Pipers, a Scottish tribute act complete with bagpipes; and pianist and singer Tom Seals.

Binks Yard, with its outdoor square, marks the first entertainment venue of its kind in the East Midlands and will offer an exciting list of indoor and outdoor entertainment in the square throughout the week. Tickets and more information on upcoming events are available on the Binks Yard website.

The new space features stunning interiors created by acclaimed interior architecture and design studio, Macaulay Sinclair, with a rust, teal and white color palette. It can accommodate 170 people inside at the bar and restaurant, more than 50 seats outside and a capacity of 500 people at the bandstand and in the square.

Head chef, Lee Coates, said: “The team and I are really excited to launch our menu and see what our customers choose. So much thought has gone into each dish, we can’t wait to see what people think.

“As a boy from Nottingham, I am delighted to be part of this project and to help bring something new to the city – from the building, bandstand and square, to the amazing menus and reserved numbers for Live at Binks. Can’t wait to see it grow and welcome customers to our doorsteps.

John Whitehead, Food, Beverage and Events Project Manager, said: “Everyone involved in Binks Yard has worked very hard to get us to this point; from the building itself to the incredible menu, to the acts reserved for Live at Binks. We all believe passionately in what we’ve created and can’t wait to see people enjoy the results.


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