CHTGIDZUEAAEv1pIt may look a little “Crossroads Motel” but the surroundings of Restaurant Sat Bains belies the “incredible” experience you’ll find inside. It is very much a case of beauty being on the inside or not judging a book by its cover.

Aptly then today (12 June) the celebrated chef has announced the arrival of Nucleus – a restaurant-within-a-restaurant – at his eponymous Nottingham restaurant-with-rooms; something of a nucleus itself, the building enveloping diners and protecting them from the pylons and flyover that wait outside. The self contained six-seater dining area is accessed via its own entrance and serviced by its own dedicated, open kitchen.

As with the main restaurant we can expect that an excursion to Bains’s latest venture won’t be cheap. Nucleus offers seasonal tasting menus, alongside occasional highlights from the main menu, with seven courses at lunchtime and 10 courses served at dinner. Optional wine flights range from £75-160.

According to Caterer & Hotlekeeper dishes include: Peppered steak – aged beef, roscoff onions, nasturtium and potato; or roast monkfish, sweetcorn relish and chicken juices; as well as an evolution of original Restaurant Sat Bains dishes, such as scallops, braised pig’s trotter and ponzu jelly; or strawberries, vanilla and lemon verbena.

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