Nottingham independent bar company Great Northern Group (GNG) has unveiled its new Waterside Bar + Kitchen concept due to open in mid-February.
The new venue will be part of the new Waterside Apartment complex overlooking Trent Bridge in West Bridgford, and will replace the firm’s Southbank Bar.
GNG says the Bar + Kitchen will combine elements from its successful Copper and Refinery bars in a new all-day venue offering food and a much wider range of drinks with weekend DJs and special dining events.
Managing director Dave Willans said: “Deciding the name wasn’t the longest creative meeting we’ve ever had and it makes sense to see ourselves as part of the entire redevelopment of Trent Bridge.
“For the kitchen we will be bringing a handful of our favourite dishes and our reputation for great service over from our other venues, but Waterside is all about appealing to a wider and more diverse group of people. We love to innovate with our bars and everyone is now much more thoughtful about food, ours will be exciting, fresh and primarily locally sourced.
“We want to embrace flavours from around the globe, experiment with spices and seasoning and make eating at Waterside something exceptional.
“We will of course have vegan options and will also offer a wide range of breakfasts and some light lunches with faster service and very simple pricing.
“The Waterside is also surrounded by professional sports clubs so will be working closely with nutritionists to develop healthy eating options and will even be able to host specialist dining nights in the new conservatory dining room.”
The bar element will also see a few familiar brands but will mainly feature an array of around 20 different gins and a range of spirits, cocktails, Champagne and Prosecco.
Willans added: “Our beers will start at home in Nottingham with Navigation Brewery and then we’ll go on our travels visiting Meantime, Fullers, Peroni, Asahi, Pilsner Urquell and finish with six independent craft beers alongside four genuine cask ales from across the UK on draught.
“A big change for us will be featuring a low alcohol beer on draught for the first time, we will have lots of ‘low and no’ drinks options available and are now asking our suppliers for vegan-friendly wines.
“We never take anything for granted and we’re always thankful to our customers for continuing to visit us, I hope these new ideas will attract a whole new group of people to Waterside.”
The Waterside Bar + Kitchen replaces GNG’s Southbank Bar, which served its last pint on New Year’s Day. It had been open since 1998.