With it’s growing Student population and rising music scene, the last twelve months have seen Nottingham’s restaurant and bar scene explode. The dramatic increase in trendy bars and restaurants all over the city each with their own pull can leave you overwhelmed, especially when you first move to the city or even when you’re stuck in the usual Student circuit of the same few venues, it’s easy to miss out on some of the best spots right on your door step.
Saltwater has long been one of Nottingham’s most trendy and unique destinations, however with a recent make over and rebrand becoming Rocket@SaltWater this already chic joint now comes with a whole new list of student friendly food options and delicious cocktails. So on a recent trip to town I couldn’t resist checking out what the recent take over had done for the venue.
Hidden on the third floor of the unmissable Cornerhouse in the centre of the cities Trinity area, you walk through the lively bar to be seated in the contrasting peaceful yet still atmospheric restaurant. Greated with excellent service we were instantly offered drinks which promptly arrived, followed by our attentive waitress checking in to get our food order.
We made the most of out mid week treat sampling many of the great options from the menu as well as enjoying some of the in house designed, signature Rocket@Saltwater cocktails. The food was delicious and the drinks even better, everything felt fresh and the quirky serving choices transports you to your own little bit of Western American, this is also reflected in the focus on drink quality which they credit to San Franciscan inventor of the cocktail Bill Boothby.
We did venture outside to the rooftop too because this really is the winning feature of this restaurant, even covered in the all too familiar English rain it was stunning as ever. In Summer it comes alive with music and more people that you can imagine, but that doesn’t mean in Winter it can’t have it’s moment, looking out over the roof tops and the twinkling of the emerging Christmas lights it was just as magical.
If you’re looking for a special place to go for a birthday, your parents are in town or you and your friends want to keep it classy for a change, this place is a must go.
Thanks again to Rocket@Saltwater for a lovely meal.