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November 21, 2023: Laurence Henry is to move on from his role as chef patron of The Island Quarter’s modern fine dining restaurant, Cleaver & Wake to work on his own new projects, with head chef Hira Lal Thakur set to take over. 

Harden's says

Former MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Laurence Henry, is chef patron at this new restaurant space at The Island Quarter in central Nottingham; opened in late 2022, with MasterChef: The Professionals contestant Hira Lla Thakur as head chef. Binks Yard (see also) is part of the same development.

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Summary

£120
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A very welcome addition to Nottingham’s foodie scene” that is attached to the upcoming Island Quarter regeneration project, and thus is “somewhat stranded on a ring road”, but with “great views of the canal” and a superb waterside setting in compensation. ‘MasterChef: The Professionals’ winner Laurence Henry masterminds the “very accomplished and tasty food” (two- or three-course lunch £37/£47 per person, dinner £75 per person), while there’s also praise for the impressive interior – “upscale without being too grand”.

Summary

In Spring 2022, former MasterChef winner Laurence Henry, is to be chef patron at this promising looking venue, which is part of The Island Quarter (a 36 acre, £1bn regeneration project) in the city centre. Spanning three storeys (and 2,000 sq m), Henry has been involved with the restaurant and bar space from the get go. Each level will be different: the ground floor will be a large open plan bar and grill overlooking the canal; the middle floor will be Henry’s ‘signature restaurant’; and there will be an events space at the top. Interiors are by design studio Macaulay Sinclair, the company behind Dishoom, Hawksmoor, and Caravan.

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1 The Great Northern Close, Nottingham, NG2 3JL
1 The Great Northern Close, Nottingham, NG2 3JL
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm

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