Notts favourite revamped to provide relaxed new feel

By Jane Wilson, newsletter editor

Nottinghamshire favourite Perkins Restaurant in Plumtree has undergone an exciting transformation and been relaunched as Perkins Bar & Bistro.

The restaurant update spans both the interior and the food and drink. The redesigned interior reflects a more relaxed “countryside bistro feel”, where you’d be equally happy to pop in for a pint and a snack as enjoy a beautiful lunch or dinner. Think rustic tables alongside bistro seating, brass light fittings and bar seats amid reclaimed textures and materials.


Perkins co-owner Jon Perkins said: “As a family business we are always trying to keep one step ahead of the game and ensure our flagship restaurant remains fresh and inviting.

“The last few years have been incredibly exciting for the Perkins family of businesses – we’ve learnt a lot from the opening of Baresca and Escabeche, together with listening to friends and locals. We’re taking that new, modern outlook and implementing it at the location where it all began for our family 35 years ago.

“The new Perkins Bar & Bistro offers the dishes we have fallen in love with over the last three decades – all to be enjoyed in a relaxed and informal space – modern and classic seasonal dishes that commit to ingredients sourced from quality suppliers, local where possible. We have an honest approach to cooking, letting great ingredients speak for themselves to produce freshly cooked dishes served without fuss.”


There are new sharer-board starters and ‘bistro bites’ alongside main plates, daily specials and dishes made with ingredients from Perkins’ very own smokehouse. There’s an ever-changing daily prix fixe menu, quintessential afternoon teas and popular Sunday lunches.

If you haven’t had a chance to visit any of the restaurants in the Perkins group recently, now is a great time to check them out, starting with the new Perkins Bar & Bistro (GFC members get 10% off the food bill for the a la carte menu, Monday to Friday).


The author:

Jane lives just outside Uppingham in Rutland with her family. She loves eating out, home cooking, dabbles in a bit of sewing and is at her happiest sitting on the terrace in the sunshine relaxing with a perfectly made gin and tonic!