I’ve got to admit that before I met Tom I would have never visited a Japanese restaurant. The most Asian inspired dish to make it onto the roster of family cooked meals growing up was sweet and sour chicken and although I like vegetarian sushi that was literally the limit of my knowledge.
Before Kushi-Ya, Tom used to work at The Railway in Lowdham. I ‘ve never actually eaten there but I have heard good things and they’ve picked up several awards in the last few years including Best Sunday Lunch Venue at the Nottingham Restaurant and Bar Awards. So when Tom suggested we go to the soft opening of their new pub The Radcliffe in Radcliffe-on-Trent I jumped at the chance.
So after all the promises of doing a better job updating the blog, parenthood got in the way. I’m pretty sure that those of you with kids already were secretly laughing at my naïve optimism. Like sure I’ll do it; when she’s asleep, which is like… oh yeah never, unless, of course, there’s an appointment to keep or I’ve paid for some expensive baby group somewhere.
Margot’s first proper outing was to visit her daddy’s new restaurant Kushi-ya. Here’s what we thought…
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Green Haus Plant Shop and Ottar Chocolate. I’ve been a regular visitor to their pop-ups across Nottingham and have featured both of them on the blog quite a bit. So when I heard that they were both going to be setting up permanently at the Nottingham Contemporary, I couldn’t wait to go down.