Perkins family to launch Baresca in Nottingham

Published on March 19, 2015

Above left: Perkins’ head chef Sarah Newham, with Jon (standing) and David Perkins

The Perkins family, Nottingham-based owners of Plumtree’s Michelin-rated (and Great Food Club-recommended) Perkins Restaurant and West Bridgford’s tapas bar Escabeche, are to launch a city-based tapas bar, market café and cellar bar.

Baresca, set out over three floors, will open at 9, Byard Lane – the former site of Dogma – in June 2015.

Baresca will be inspired by the food, flavours, sights and sounds of Barcelona’s Boqueria Market and surrounding Old Town, with its food and drinks influenced by the culture and relaxed outlook of Spain.

Baresca’s co-owner Jon Perkins said: “We want Baresca to be a perfect place to meet all day, every day. Among vibrant colours, sights and sounds, we’ll start the day with the freshest breakfasts and barista brews, our superb value menu del dia will be enjoyed at lunch into the afternoon, while dinner will offer an exciting mix of authentic and unique tapas dishes.”

Baresca will also feature a cellar bar inspired by Spanish bodegas and offer great music, sangria and cocktails, chilled beers and wines.

Perkins believes there is no better time to open Baresca, adding: “It’s an incredibly exciting time to be part of what’s happening in our city. There are new, imaginative places to eat, drink and relax popping up on almost a monthly basis.

“One of the best parts of opening Baresca is having the chance to offer positive people a host of new career opportunities. We’re inviting anyone excited by great food, awesome drinks and committed service to get in touch.”

To keep up to date with Baresca, visit or follow them on social media using the hashtag #barescanotts

The author:

Matt lives in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. He is passionate about the independent food & drink sector and founded Great Food Club in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town.