Alchemilla owner to open second Nottingham restaurant

The chef-patron of Nottingham Michelin-starred restaurant Alchemilla is to open up a 2nd web site – servving fried chicken and comfortable-provide ice cream.

Alex Bond has taken a unit following to Alchemilla on Derby Highway and will phone the new enterprise Mollis. The new venue is slated to open up in November, according to The Caterer.

He informed the trade title: “It seemed like a good possibility. Margins are tighter than at any time in below [Alchemilla], foods charges are heading by means of the roof and there’s only so significantly we can charge for what we do, so sometimes we have to imagine like businessmen and diversify.

“We’re heading to be performing something we enjoy. I like warm puppies, but I don’t love them. I like ramen, but I never adore it. I like fried chicken, that’s my guilty enjoyment – although I dislike that phrase, why would you experience guilty about that?

“What is not to adore about fried chicken and ice-cream? Obviously, we’re going to do it in our type, with our mentality, working with yeasts and ferments and pickles. All the hen will be coated, brined, all attention-grabbing flavours and the exact same with the ice-creams. Lifeless easy, not over complicating everything, a compact presenting and fairly beverages-led.”

Mollis will be ready to seat concerning 60-65 diners at a time. Bond advised The Caterer that the new restaurant will serve fiver flavours of fried rooster with five varities of sauces, glazes, coatings and dredges – as effectively as sides. It will also provide up “shit hot” cocktails and “banging” music.

The interior will be decorated by graffiti artists. Bond additional: “It’s likely to look like a 1980s New York train property. I’m goig to enable them run riot and spray the fuck out of it.”

Alchemilla was 1st awarded a Michelin star in 2020 – just a few many years immediately after it opened. Bond previously labored in Restaurant Sat Bains.