Nottingham restaurant adds touch of class with new champagne terrace

Sophia Anstey and Marylise Perrard enjoy a glass of Champagne on the new terrace at Cleaver and Wake
-Credit: (Image: Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post)

The corks are popping to celebrate the launch of a new champagne terrace at one of Nottingham's top restaurants. The attractive alfresco seating area is located outside the city's fine dining establishment, Cleaver & Wake.

It's not limited to diners having a pre or post-meal drink at the Island Quarter venue, off London Road. Anyone can visit for a glass of fizz in the sunshine under the Veuve Clicquot parasols at tables decorated with vases of fresh peonies, hydrangeas and roses.

The new addition has space for around 20 people. Arpita Anstey, marketing director, said: "We have been wanting to dress this terrace since we opened.

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"It was one of the areas we wanted to make right for the summer and we really wanted to work with a leading champagne house. A champagne terrace lends itself to the Cleaver brand really well. It’s a lovely statement piece for the whole development. Champagne is our best-selling drink by the glass at Cleaver.

The new Champagne terrace at Cleaver and Wake in Nottingham
The new Champagne terrace at Cleaver & Wake in Nottingham -Credit:Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post

"It’s a lovely space to come and have a drink and the plan is to start doing food out here as well if the weather allows but you can just have a drink on the terrace or the inside bar without having to eat."

Veuve Cliquot is a luxury brand from Reims, in France, founded in 1772. It is served in curved glasses, as seen in the main photo, which are different to the typical champagne flute.

The restaurant recently dropped its à la carte menu in favour of a fixed price menu offering two courses for £42, or three courses for £50, from Tuesday to Saturday. It includes a range of chef's specials, not least an outstanding range of dry-aged steaks and a brand-new day boat fresh fish option, such as lobster - the perfect companion for a glass of bubbles.

There's no need to reserve a table on the terrace but to guarantee a seat booking can be made currently by telephoning the restaurant. If there is sufficient demand online booking will be introduced.