Today I’m reviewing Junkyard, a new-ish restaurant and bar (or bottle shop and pour house as they put it) in Nottingham! FYI – I wasn’t invited to review Junkyard – we just wanted to try it!
Junkyard is one of many craft beer establishments that have recently opened in Nottingham. Beer is VERY popular right now, which kind of makes me sad because I’ve tried to like it and I just can’t. But hey, at least Junkyard offers things to tempt non beer drinkers like me, like delicious food!
In fact, I was tempted there brunch – which they do until 2 on Sunday’s, the natural day of brunch. I went for the blueberry pancakes with pecan butter (above) which were delicious (and served with REAL maple syrup too unlike the pancakes at Bills). There was a bit of a shortage of pecan butter in my portion, (I would definitely ask for more next time and possibly also more maple syrup as they were a littttle stingey with it, but I do understand that the good stuff costs an arm and a leg) but they are very reasonable at £5.50.
The heuvos rancheros also sounded amazing – I would love to try it next time (without the chorizo) if I could tear myself away from the pancakes (not terribly likely tbh).
The menu is quite meat-y but again veggies aren’t left out – I’d definitely love to try the veggie sandwich too. While we were there, some other people got a cuban sandwich which looked incredibly good – I was trying not to stare but quite frankly I failed.
We hung around on a rainy grey Sunday for a few hours – the place was pretty quiet, but I did appreciate nevertheless the staff who don’t constantly harass you with constant help but are accessible when you need them!
We stayed so long in fact we ordered more drinks – this is a watermelon cooler which was very tasty – and snacks! We tried a bar snack – fried mac n cheese balls, and a chocolate fudge brownie with ice cream too.
This was obviously CRUNCH TIME for Junkyard since I am rather fond of brownies and I think I make some pretty alright ones myself. They’re so easy to make yet many of the ones you get in cafes are SO poor…. anyway Junkyard (or their cake supplier) is on point with their brownie game – it was fudgy, deeply chocoately and delicious! I would definitely go back and sample their other cakes too.
As you can probably tell I really liked Junkyard and would go back in a heartbeat – I’ll report back when I do!