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Gusto West Bridgford

Gusto to open on former Monkey Tree site

Gusto is set to open the latest of it’s high-end Italian restaurant and bar chain in West Bridgford.

The new addition to Gusto’s estate will see it move into the 4,304 sq ft former Monkey Tree site on Bridgford Road. The West Bridgford restaurant will be Gusto’s 17th restaurant and bar, and the first in the East Midlands. Gusto, formerly the Est Est Est brand, is part of the Living Ventures Group which is based in Cheshire.

Gusto Lemington Spa

A Gusto-restaurant recently opened in Leaminton Spa

Gusto is actively recruiting on numerous job boards for management vacancies for its new West Bridgford outlet, which has a provisional opening date of February 2017. A spokesperson for the company says that 50 jobs will be created.

The job advert reads: “With Victorian architecture and the River Trent running through this thriving restaurant town, West Bridgford will be a welcome addition to the Gusto estate.

“We are looking for all managers, at all levels with progression opportunities.”

The Monkey Tree closed down in February of this year after its owners said the rates of £34,000 a year had become too expensive.

The Monkey Tree closes

The Monkey Tree on Bridgford Road has closed down, sighting high rents and the influx of chain bars and restaurants as the reason behind the decision. The bar closed its doors on Saturday with some pre-booked customers left disappointed.

The Monkey Tree West Bridgford

This is the latest in a spate of recent closures in which West End Cabaret, D’Lights and Cafe Indulge have all closed their doors.

New Year’s Eve 2014 in West Bridgford

Looking for somewhere to go this New Year’s Eve in West Bridgford? We’ve pulled together all the details into one place for you (alphabetical order).


£46pp or £38pp upstairs

Live acoustic sets, party tunes ‘til late from the Kit Mason trio

escabeche favourites for the table
charcuterie with fennel and capers
escabeche focaccia hummus, carrot & cumin purée, dukkah
halloumi fritters harissa mayonnaise
baby chorizo glazed in sherry vinegar & honey
chicken wings in a sweet chilli, coriander & sesame jam

meat tapas
garlic rubbed sirloin of beef with truffled wild mushrooms
crisp pork belly

fish tapas
miso salmon with tiger prawns, chilli, lime & coriander
tempura squid with garlic mayonnaise
mojama salt cured tuna with olives & orange

vegetables & sides
braised leeks with manchego cream
patatas bravas
green vegetables with chilli

dessert selection
spiced empenadillas apple compote & cinnamon sugar
mini rice pudding balls
salted caramel and chocolate slice

nye earlybird? 

between 5 & 6pm our set menu is only £25pp we kindly ask that tables are vacated within 1hr 45mins kids are welcome at this time, escabeenie menu £9.50pp

just drinks & live music? 

secure your seat at the bar from 9pm for just £12pp & have a glass of Prosecco on us – non-refundable pre-payment required vegetarian alternatives are available on request, please make us aware at the time of booking.

Fire & Ice

New Year's Eve 2014 at Fire & Ice, West Bridgford

Monkey Tree

New Year's Eve 2014 at the Monkey Tree, West Bridgford


New Year's Eve 2014 at the Pearl, West Bridgford


New Year's Eve 2014 at the Riverbank, West Bridgford

Southbank Bar

New Year's Eve 2014 at the Southbank Bar, West Bridgford

Trent Navigation

New Year's Eve 2014 at the Trent Navigation, West Bridgford


New Year's Eve 2014 at Yumacha, West Bridgford