Little Bricks is making a big impression in Nottingham - and on the LeftLion office...
Little Bricks isn’t new to me. I’ve spent many a morning perched on their mid-century furniture, stuffing my face with breakfast latkes and pouring tea into little square teacups. I’m no stranger to their Turkish eggs or fruit Konfitüre-covered waffles, and I consider myself well-acquainted with the quirky local artwork that lines the walls of the eatery.
I had, however, not visited the restaurant in the evening, during which time the space transforms and a whole new menu appears - one which I’d caught glimpses of on their Instagram page, and was eager to try. With that in mind, I booked a table for a Friday evening and invited my favourite food-loving friends who, like I, had never ventured in past brunch.
Wanting to try as much as possible, we decided to order for the table, mixing snacks, small plates and mains. But first, it only seemed right to taste the natural wine which Little Bricks pride themselves on, and we split a bottle of Putes Feministes - an orange wine which, I later found out, was the love child of French feminist wine-maker Fleur Godart and her business partner Louise Los.
I left the restaurant feeling very content and sophisticated, having tried a whole host of foods for the first time
Delicious, fruity and crisp, the wine was the perfect accompaniment for the meal, which came out on a series of beautiful plates. Appearing as a meandering conveyor belt of food, we were served a mouthwatering selection of oysters and chive oil; snails cooked in garlic; thyme prepared steak; creamy fillets of pork; scallops paired with chorizo; slow-roasted tomato and aubergine; cardamom chicken and an array of bread to wipe the plates clean.
Finishing off with a Norwegian chocolate cake (apparently a specialty of chef Joakin), I left the restaurant feeling very content and sophisticated, having tried a whole host of foods for the first time. A lovely experience, in both atmosphere and taste, this home-cooked restaurant is one of my absolute favourites. A true gem in the Nottingham food scene.
110 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FB
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