Review: New Menu Launch @ The Loom

The Loom’s New Menu launch sets the standard to beat for restaurants in Nottingham’s Lace Market.  

Impact Food had the chance to head down to The Loom for their new menu launch on the 19th of February 2016, and the dishes provided a blend of classics with a modern twist. Here is the lowdown…

For starters we tried the Seasonal Soup & Bread coming to a reasonable £4.50.  The carrot and cumin combo on offer that evening was very smooth, with freshly made bread – with a crunchy outside – but springy-soft inside. You can also try the Bread and Oil starter for £3.50 as I could not recommend it more for some crispy hearty deliciousness.

the loom soup

The main dishes provided generous servings and impeccable artisanal presentations.  The medium rare Venison, at £19.00, is simply unmissable and served with a dash of pear, blue cheese, onion & juniper jus and silky dauphinoise. Superb!

Their vegetarian Courgette Marinara option for a main is also a winner at £14.50, served in a salad with red pepper, tomato, baby leaf, pine nuts and bread. In the future we hope to see more veggie mains to choose from on the menu as vegetarians are currently limited to the Courgette Marinara.

The Loom provides an intimate atmosphere at dinner with candle light accompanied by real flowers in little vases on the tables. A charm that found its way into the dessert options, the Elderflower Panna Cotta at £5.50, was decorated with wild flowers and a topper of crumbly shortbread. Encased neatly in the silky Elderflower Panna Cotta is a gooey strawberry sauce that oozes with every spoonful and was simply delightful to eat.

We were also seriously treated with a generous serving of the Sticky Toffee Pudding at £5.50, served with vanilla ice cream and popcorn pieces sprinkled on top.

the loom

The Loom is more than just great food: their wide range of classic cocktails alongside the contemporary Jazz music will transport you to an elegant New York bar. You can swing and sparkle into the night with their Death in the Afternoon cocktail served with Absinthe, Sugars, Bitters and Champagne. Or if you are feeling funkier, their cool signature’s like Mr C’s Custard Cream which promises to satisfy a sweet-tooth. We were really spoiled for choice and the staff are friendly and faultless in their drinks recommendations – we will definitely be back to try more on the menu!

The Loom’s new menu and easy going romantic ambiance provides a perfect date night spot for something a little special in Nottingham’s Lace Market. By daringly taking on the high ceiling Victorian architecture inside the ex lace factory allows ample room inside with a long bar, purpose built stage and chunky wooden furniture. It also guarantees a great night for a group of friends to grab a corner for dinner or chill at the bar whilst enjoying some of Nottingham’s contemporary Jazz music scene.

Sarah Fowler

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