An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham

An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham
Rewind back to May this year and me and Nottingham’s Street Food Club were just getting acquainted. It was their opening and already being a fan of street food canteen style dining in other cities (Leeds, I’m looking at you!), I knew it’d be a hit with me. And it was. A few months on and a few more visits later and I’m still giving it a thumbs up, so I thought I’d give you a look into my most recent trip…


An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, NottinghamAn Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham

An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham
An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham

If you’ve not read my previous post on Nottingham’s Street Food Club then that might be a good place to start. I’m going to assume you already have, and know about the selection of food on offer. Good food, made in front of you from a range of different cultures and cuisines which gets switched up on a monthly basis and all in a laid back social setting. Let’s be honest, it’s right up street and I’m going to guess it’s right up yours too!

Along with a handful (or two) of my blogger pals, we were greeted and shown to a big long rustic table with bench style seating. After being given the lowdown on what the evening would entail, which foodie companies were showcasing their food and what specialty gins were on offer – we got stuck in.

Now I’m the first to admit I’m not typically a gin drinker, but it’s not necessarily because I don’t like it. It’s more because I’ve not really tried it enough to give my verdict. However with it’s popularity growing and it currently being a rather trendy beverage, I’m trying to put my feelers out there and see what all the fuss is about. With approximately 8 gins to choose from, I dived in and gave the first a try – Langley’s No8 Gin with tonic, pink grapefruit and basil to garnish. I’m going to be honest, it was the first on the list and possibly my favourite too. In fact, you could hand me another right n0w to brighten up my evening as the rain hits briskly against our bay window and I’d give a thankful nod in your direction.

If you know me then you’ll know I’m a massive foodie, and aside from my gluten free dietary requirement I’m not fussy. I’ll give food from all walks of life a try and I have a rather healthy appetite to go with that. So before long I put my gin temporarily to the side and had a gander over to the food stands.

I was immediately drawn to ‘Clean Cut Kitchen‘…

An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham

Who, with a restaurant opening in Nottingham city centre in under two weeks and a healthy take on fast food, I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about soon! Street food and in general fast food doesn’t have to be super unhealthy, and Clean Cut Kitchen are advocates of this. With so many options, most of which I was impressed to see are also gluten free, you can pick and choose whatever takes your fancy. Especially with their protein boxes which I was incredibly tempted by. Then when I heard I could have a burger and the bun was a waffle, I was sold. Just look at it…

An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham

An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham
An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham

Taste-wise it was incredible too, and there was certainly no regrets choosing a ‘healthier option‘ over the other vendors.

That said, if that doesn’t float your boat there’s 3 other places to choose from and when I visited these included…

An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, NottinghamAn Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham
An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, NottinghamAn Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham
An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham

The infamous Asian style Street Food Club residents (meaning they’re not going anywhere, don’t panic!) ‘Homeboys‘ brought to us by Masterchef finalist Pete Hewiit, ‘The Chef’s Cottage‘ offering a Caribbean twist and ‘Vietcentric‘ for some Vietnamese flavour.

An Evening Of Gin & Jazz At The Street Food Club, Nottingham

With my hungry status sorted, I spent the rest of my Friday evening making my way through the list of gins, nattering away to the girls and catching up on what we’d all been up to recently as well as bobbing my head to a jazz tune and even getting up for a little boogie to the odd one or two.

 


Nottingham Street Food Club is located at R12, Upper mall, Clocktower dining intu Victoria Centre and is open 12pm – 11pm every Friday/Saturday and 11am – 5pm on Sundays. See more information online here.


 

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