Great American Food and Cocktails in the Heart of the Lace Market-
Missoula Nottingham Opens
|Missoula Montana Bar and Grill, Nottingham in the Lace Market|
The VIP opening party gave us a great opportunity to check out this exciting new Nottingham bar for ourselves and savour what it has to offer both drinks and diners. As food lovers it's always going to be the restaurant and menu that appeal to us most. (We're hoping to sample the main menu next month so should have a more in depth food review from Missoula Nottingham posted soon).
Missoula Nottingham's Restaurant AreaUp on the first floor is Missoula's restaurant, Featuring a selection of rustic wooden tables and cladding to the walls the restaurant area adds a modern touch to mid-west heritage whilst having a very contemporary feel.
|Missoula's Upstairs Restaurant Seems a Great, Relaxed Place to Eat|
Uniqueness comes in the detailing. In the back corner of the restaurant are a selection of booths with seating featuring featuring a striking cow hair pattern and many of the chairs feature a selection of American Indian style designs. The styling really works for me by doing nothing to excess which gives an air of authenticity which we believe is unlike anywhere we've been in the city.
|Cowhide Seating Booths and American Indian Designs Bring Montana to Nottingham at Missoula Bar and Grill|
What Sounds Great On The Menu
We love the idea of their Pretzel Crusted Sea-Trout as a fish lover. The delicate flavours of moist sea-trout should work well with a slightly salty, malted crumb created from pretzels. It sounds so good that I might just have to try doing something along those lines at home.
The hanging skewers sounds great also and having seen a few amazing looking photos on Facebook they're definitely on our "Must Try" list when we dine at Missoula next.
Missoula offers steaks from USDA imported American beef. The cattle are corn fed of Creekstone Farms which should give great flavour. Expect to pay upwards of £20 for a steak main course but the standard of beef sounds like it's worth the expense. They do offer a selection of regular steaks but our hunch is people will happily go for the best stuff as a treat.
|A clear indication you should be on to some great meat dishes at Missoula Nottingham|
|Missoula Sliders Are Part of the Sharing Platters|
|Chicken Strips With a Smokey Barbecue Sauce|
Cocktails and American AlesThe Living Room was always one of Nottingham's busiest bars of a night and I have a feeling that Missoula Will be no different. They seem to have kept the old Living Room bar itself in place whilst adding some select choices to their drinks menu to really add to the venue's character.
The VIP party saw us sampling some of the amazing cocktails the bar has to offer. We started by sampling a refreshingly tart Blueberry Mojito (Mocktail and Cocktail varieties) although I really wanted to try one of the bar's American ales and went for a pint of Shipyard American Pale Ale. A dry, yet citrus ale full of delicate flavour and well worth sampling if you fancy a change.
|A Well Stocked Bar Which Will Create Many Great Cocktails|
|Alternative beers like Anchor Steam Beer and Shipyard Pale offer a great selection for the inquisitive drinker|
Our Overall Impressions of Missoula Nottingham
Missoula offers drinkers and dinners a fantastic atmospheric venue to indulge in something a little bit different. The menu offers a selection of good hearty American inspired food choices with a uniqueness that we feel dinners will come to love.
As a bar Missoula seems poised to take over where the Living Room was primely placed as one of Nottingham's most popular bars. The extensive cocktail and drinks menu will provide something for everyone to indulge.
It's definitely the kind of bar you'll see us in- Lots of new drinks and dishes to try with plenty of variety.