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BINKS YARD, Nottingham’s new canal-side hospitality venue, will be opening its doors on Wednesday 14 September.


Binks Yard is the first venue to open in The Island Quarter in Nottingham. It is an all-day food, drinks and entertainment destination, offering a large craft beer selection (including several brewed locally), a wine bar with an outside kiosk and a grill restaurant with wood-fired pizzas, tacos, pinchos, sharing platters and salads as well as a breakfast menu.


Crafted by chef patron, Laurence Henry and his team of chefs, the menu has plenty of options for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. It features interesting pairings such as sweetcorn, blueberry and feta salad; wood-fired pizza with a crème fraiche base, bresaola, black truffle, parmesan and rocket; and crispy Korean glazed duck leg with butternut squash and red endive.


The cocktail menu includes creations, such as the Elderflower and Violette, the Rose and Fig and the Peach and Saffron.


As well as great food and drink, the venue is all about entertainment. The ‘Live at Binks’ programme will include weekly tequila and taco nights, vinyl DJ nights, as well as resident DJs and live performances at weekends. The outside plaza boasts an impressive all-weather bandstand for local bands, dance and classical acts as well as a larger than life 23 ft screen. It will also host sport, outdoor cinema and wellness events.


Some of the acts already confirmed for Live at Binks are X Factor winner Sam Bailey; The Red-Hot Chilli Pipers, a Scottish tribute act complete with bagpipes; and pianist and vocalist Tom Seals.


Binks Yard, together with its outside plaza, marks the first entertainment venue of its kind in East Midlands, and will boast an exciting roster of entertainment inside and outdoors on the plaza throughout the week. Tickets and more information about upcoming events can be found on the Binks Yard website.

The new space features stunning interiors created by renowned interior architecture and design studio, Macaulay Sinclair, with a rust, teal and white colour palette. It has seating for 170 inside at the bar and in the restaurant, plus more than 50 seats outside, and capacity for 500 people at the bandstand and plaza.


Head chef, Lee Coates, said:

“The team and I are really excited to launch our menu and see what our guests choose. So much thought has gone into each dish, we can’t wait to see what people think.

“As a Nottingham lad, I am pleased to be part of this project and be helping to bring something new to the city - from the building, bandstand and plaza, to the amazing menus and the acts booked in for Live at Binks. I’m looking forward to watching it grow and welcoming customers though our doors.”


John Whitehead, food, beverage and events project director, said:

“Everyone involved in Binks Yard has worked really hard to get us to this point; from the building itself to the amazing menu, to the acts booked for Live at Binks. We all believe passionately in what we’ve created and can’t wait to see people enjoying the results.”


Binks Yard will be open 09:00 – 22:00 Sunday to Wednesday, 09:00 – 23:00 on Thursdays and 09:00 – 01:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. From 15:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday bar snacks only will be served.


To book a table at Binks Yards, see the food and drink menus, check out the line-up for Live at Binks events and book tickets, visit:

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