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Company behind Copper to open The Refinery in West Bridgford

The company behind the highly successful Copper Café brand are excited to announce they will be launching a new venue in West Bridgford, The Refinery, due to open at the end of May 2019.

Great Northern Inns owners Dave Willans and Les Howard have brought two new partners on board, who have both been behind the launch of the West Bridgford and City centre Copper venues; Antony Wilson who is already a partner in the City centre venue will be joined by Tristan Hanmer who has been a member of the senior management for Copper for 10 years and will be general manager of the new site. Dave Willans comments “It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to open another site in West Bridgford and one we’re all looking forward to opening. It’s so rewarding that individuals we have employed for many years now have the opportunity to become partners in our new ventures and hopefully gives our younger generation of bar staff incentive and insight into how the company values our hardworking and long-serving team members”.

Located on Melton Road in West Bridgford (formerly Signature Steakhouse), the venue is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment and is due to open around the bank holiday weekend (date to be confirmed). The work is being carried out by numerous local companies, including Concorde RGW design, Rock Electrical, Image Sounds and Havenwood Signage.

General Manager, Tristan explains: “Through the extensive refurbishment, we are creating a sophisticated, modern interior which looks and feels luxurious yet warm and welcoming, all of which reflect our brand values. Think plush textiles, bold prints and lots of lavish detailing which will make The Refinery the perfect place or lazy weekend brunches, daytime coffees right into evening meals and bespoke cocktails.”

The Refinery’s kitchen offering will include high quality ingredients, sourced from local suppliers
wherever possible (such as The Fruit Basket) to create a freshly prepared menu featuring broad
brunch options, hand-stretched pizzas – stone-baked on site – salads, sandwiches, burgers and grill mains with a tasty children’s menu for younger visitors.

Hot drinks and perfectly prepared coffees (something which the team are true experts in) will be supplied by local supplier Lee & Fletcher (both Free Trade and Rainforest Alliance registered). In addition, a carefully crafted wine list, cask and keg beer from Navigation Brewery, speciality cocktails, plenty of unique and premium spirits and delicious soft drinks will be on offer over the bar.

The Refinery will be open 7 days a week for brunch, lunch and evening menus, welcoming both
diners and drinkers.

Bridgford House

Southbank Bar part of £22m development scheme

The Southbank Bar will be part of a £22 million development scheme coming to the banks of the Trent in West Bridgford.

On behalf of Rushcliffe Borough Council, Savills jointly with FHP, has sold the freehold of Bridgford House (formerly the Council’s Civic Centre) in West Bridgford Nottingham to Monk Estates and Harpin Limited for £6.95 million.

Set across 1.55 acres (0.6 hectares), the site comprises two restaurant units occupied by The Southbank Bar and Trattoria Antonio Restaurant, which total 6,015 sq ft (558 sq m), a partially tenanted 76,766 sq ft (7,131 sq m) eight storey office building and 10 residential apartments. Together the building generates an annual rental income of £181,098.

Bridgford House

Bridgford House seen from the opposite side of the river

Victor Ktori, head of office at Savills Nottingham, comments: “Situated in a prime waterside location just outside of Nottingham city centre, Bridgford House offered a unique opportunity to acquire a part income producing investment suitable for future refurbishment or redevelopment.”

Councillor Neil Clarke Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, adds: “The Council has been focussed upon ensuring that the best possible future for this landmark building is secured, whilst also securing the best possible value for taxpayers. We are confident that Harpin and Monk Estates will work positively with existing tenants during the process of redevelopment and we look forward to working positively with them to establish an exciting offer for this important area of the sporting quarter of Nottingham.”

Sam Monk of Monk Estates, adds: “We are delighted to be redeveloping such a prominent and important land mark building in West Bridgford. It’s a unique opportunity to create an exceptional high quality mixed use scheme which will boast stunning panoramic views of the river Trent and the surrounding areas. As a Nottingham based family business we are proud to be given this opportunity and we look forward to working closely with Rushcliffe Borough Council and Harpin Limited.”

Valentines Day 2016

Just because Valentine’s Day 2016 is on a Sunday this year, it doesn’t mean that you can’t spoil your loved one. In fact it means you can spoil them for the whole weekend.

With plenty of places across West Bridgford offering Valentine menus over the whole weekend, why not book a table or two and get the most romantic weekend of the year off to a tasty start.

Riverbank Bar and Restaurant

The Riverbank is offering exquisite Valentine’s Eve (13th Feb) and Valentine’s Day (14th Feb) menus.

On Valentine’s Eve you can enjoy a romantic 3 course meal in the restaurant. The night doesn’t need to stop there as you can shimmer your way into the bar and onto their dance floor where resident DJ Damian Wells will keep the romance going all night.

On Valentine’s Day, Riverbank will be offering their Special Table D’hôte Menu, where you can enjoy a special 4 course, delicious meal by candlelight and live music from Gaynor Walton.

The Riverbank Bar and Restaurant Valentine’s day – info@riverbanknotts.co.uk – 0115 9867960.

The Oriental Pearl

The Oriental Pearl Bar is offering a delicious Valentine’s weekend menu. At £50 per couple, with a glass of prosecco on arrival for you and your loved one, followed by a tasty Emperor platter and mains, the Oriental Pearl could be the perfect place for you.

If you really want to push the boat out for your loved one, Taste of Romance packages are available. Contact directly for more details.

The Oriental Pearl Valentine’s weekend menu – info@the-pearl.co.uk – 0115 945 5048


Especially for Valentine’s Day, Yumacha has put together a delicious menu, which will really spoil your loved one. The menu features Crispy Duck, Fillet of Beef Cantonese Style in a Birds Nest and Steamed Sea Bass with Ginger & Spring Onion, and much more. Whilst you’re there be sure to sample some of their fabulous cocktails, which are refreshing and complement their dishes perfectly.

Priced at £25 per person, including a glass of prosecco.

Yumacha Valentine’s day menu – info@yumacha.co.uk – Tel: 01159 811 400

Another place you could spend your February 14th is at The Southbank Bar, which has just launched its Sunday live music sessions with Maniere Des Bohemens playing on the 14th.

If none of these take your fancy, be sure to check out our Directory and Events List to see what else is going on in and around West Bridgford.

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

Southbank launches new menu

New menu for the Southbank:


All Day Breakfast Brunch.

Local British pork sausages, bacon, fried egg, tomato, beans, chips, mushrooms and toast £6.95

Grilled Steak

Grilled Rump Steak and Tomato, with rustic chip, mixed salad & Peppercorn Butter £9.95

Chicken & Bacon Salad

Char grilled chicken and bacon, crispy salad, Southbank’s honey & mustard dressing. £6.95

Bangers & Mash

Local British pork sausages, creamy mash, rich gravy and shallots. £7.25

Beef Chilli Nachos

Corn nachos, beef chilli, Cheddar cheese, jalapenos, guacamole and sour cream £6.25

Blue Cheese Steak Salad

Sliced, grilled pieces of beef steak with crispy salad, blue cheese and a light onion balsamic dressing £8.95

Pulled Pork Quesadilla

Pulled pork in BBQ jerk sauce, peppers, red onion and smoked cheese in between two crispy tortillas with sour cream and guacamole on the side £5.95

Chicken Quesadilla

Char grilled chicken, peppers, red onion, tomato salsa, cheddar cheese in between two crispy tortillas, sour cream and guacamole on the side £5.95

Ribs in a Basket With a Choice of Sauces

BBQ sweet chilli, hot peri peri, BBQ jerk or honey & mustard.

5 Ribs £5.45

10 Ribs £9.95

20 Ribs £18.75

Add 2 regular sides marked * for £3.45 or 2 large sides marked * for £6.65

Chicken Wings in a Basket With a Choice of Sauces

BBQ sweet chilli, hot peri peri, BBQ jerk or honey & mustard.

5 wings £2.95

10 wings £4.45

20 wings £7.95

Add 2 regular sides marked * for £3.45 or 2 large sides marked * for £6.65


Fish & Chips £7.95

Classic Navigation ale battered fish, deep fried with chips, mushy peas and tartar sauce.

Fish Fingers & Chips £5.45

Classic Navigation ale battered fish fingers, deep fried with chips, mushy peas and tartar sauce.

Prawn Cocktail Salad

Prawns with a Mary Rose sauce, mixed crispy salad and white or brown bread & butter

Starter £4.95         Main £7.95

Crispy Panko Coated Calamari Rings

Calamari coated in panko bread crumbs with chips, garlic mayo and char grilled lemon.

Starter £5.25                         To Share £9.95

House Speciality All-In-One Sandwiches

It’s the Mega Sandwich and no one in town does them like the Southbank.  Meat, fish, veg, salad, chips, cheese and sauce all between baked white or brown bread.


Crispy beef, sweet chilli sauce, fresh salad and chips £5.45

Club all-in-one, char grilled chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, egg mayo, chips and fresh salad £6.45

Fish fingers, tartar sauce, fresh salad and chips £4.95

Pulled barbeque pork, smoked cheese, shallots, peppers, fresh salad and chips £5.25

Grilled haloumi, chilli bean salsa, fresh salad and chips £4.75

Tuna & cheese, chips, garlic mayo and fresh salad £4.95

The Full Test Match Platters,

Served on a flat bat for 2 to share or as a feast for 1


Char grilled chicken, salami, bbq ribs, pickles, olives, fresh salad, smoked cheese, cajun chips, baked bread & butter £16.95


Navigation ale battered fish fingers, mini prawn cocktails, crispy panko coated calamari rings, mini tuna melts, sweet chilli sauce, tartar sauce, chips, fresh salad, baked bread & butter £15.95


All burgers are served with chips

Add an extra beef burger patty for £1.95 or add bacon to your burger for £1

Classic Cheese Burger

Beef Burger, Cheddar Cheese, Pickle, Tomato & Lettuce £6.25

Blue Burger

Beef Burger. Blue Cheese, Tomato & Lettuce £6.75

Gammon Burger

Gammon Burger, Fried Egg, Chilli and Pineapple chutney & Lettuce £7.25

Hickory Burger

Beef Burger, Onion Rings, Smoked Cheese, Tomato, lettuce & BBQ Sauce £7.95

Peri Peri Chicken Burger

Char Grilled Chicken Breast, Cheddar Cheese, Peri Peri sauce, Tomato, Lettuce. £6.95

Philly Cheesesteak Burger

Beef Burger, Strips of steak, Pepper, onions and cheese . £8.95


Vegetable Chilli Nachos

Corn Nachos, Vegetable chilli, Cheddar Cheese, jalapenos, guacamole & sour cream. £6.25

Veggie Burger

Spiced Veggie Burger, Cheese, Tomato, Lettuce & Garlic Mayo. £6.45

Grilled Haloumi Salad

Char Grilled Haloumi Salad, Fresh Mixed Salad, crispy herb bread & Sweet Chilli Sauce. £.6.75

Macaroni Cheese                                                                              

Macaroni pasta in a rich cream cheese sauce, salad & garlic bread £6.45


*Onion rings by the inch 1 to 9 inches @ 75p per inch. how big do you feel?

*Chips or Cajun chips

regular    £2.20      large £3.95

add cheese            £1

Bisto gravy           £1

*Bread & butter (white or brown)

regular  £1.50                       large £2.75

Grilled corn on the cob £3

*Fresh mixed salad

regular £2                              large £3.75

Jalapeno peppers, crispy bread crumbed Jalapeno’s filled with cream cheese

regular £2.95                        large £5.45

*Deep fried pickles with sour cream & sweet chilli sauce

regular £2.95                       large £4.95

Add garlic mayo, bqq sauce, honey and mustard,hot peri peri, bbq jerk, sweet chilli and sour cream to any dish for 55p


12 mini sugar doughnuts and toffee sauce £3.50

Pecan caramel brownie with blueberry ripple ice cream £3.75

New York style gluten free cheesecake with cherry compote £3.95

Trio Of Dessert £7.95

6 mini sugar doughnuts & toffee sauce, Pecan caramel brownie with blueberry ripple ice cream and

New York style gluten free cheesecake with cherry compote