Nottingham venue reels in revellers

Poseidon Srivastava-Kumar and Sam Spencer inside The Loom

The Loom – Nottingham’s first “dinner and a show” venue – has officially opened its doors with a VIP launch night.

The bar and restaurant, which is situated on High Pavement opposite the Nottingham Contemporary, brings a touch of the stage to the popular Lace Market area. A busy schedule of events and performances is lined up, including live jazz bands, comedy shows, dancers and drama performances.

Nottingham-based property consultants Bruton Knowles completed the lease for the new venue.

Sam Spencer, associate at Bruton Knowles, said: “I am extremely impressed with the classy, laid back interior at The Loom and the approach the new owners have taken to establishing themselves as ‘something different’ on the Nottingham bar and restaurant scene.

“The Lace Market has certainly experienced a boom in the last year, with several new bars opening in quick succession. It is certainly now the heart of the city’s night life and offers something a little more sophisticated perhaps than other areas of town.”

Spencer agreed the 15-year lease for Vesper TPG, a business owned by entrepreneurs Poseidon Srivastava-Kumar, Pradip Kumar and Rachel Kumar, who are the joint directors of the company and founders of The Loom.

Poseidon added: “We’re thrilled to have burst on to the Nottingham bar scene with such a unique proposal. We are serving up food as well as signature cocktails and live entertainment, with our varied and seasonal menu on offer until 9.30pm each evening.

“We are also going to start offering a lunch menu in the New Year, because there is certainly a market for midday custom in the Lace Market and we want a slice of that too.

“We have big plans for The Loom going forward, such as provision for private dining and corporate occasions on the first floor of the building in the New Year. We are delighted with the interest we’ve had so far, both on social media, in the local press and in terms of footfall, since we opened to the public last week.”

The venue holds up to 250 people and has created 17 full-time and part-time jobs.