In an unassuming corner of Sherwood, just over the hill from Nottingham city centre, something very exiting is happening. This is Beth (pictured above). Around 9 months ago Beth turned her pop up supper clubs into “Kiosk” a small café/bistro tucked away next to the Winchester Street car park.
The food that her and her team whip-up from scratch every day could easily rival anything that Islington High Street or Broadway Market have to offer, and all this from a kitchen the size of a broom cupboard. Inspired by the work of Yotam Ottolenghi and Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall; fresh herbs, pulses and vegetables form the basis of their culinary creations. They cook whatever they like using ingredients sourced locally, which I thought would be tricky in a city but the only thing Beth struggles to get hold of is good artisan bread (get on it East Midlands bakers!!)
I know Beth through a mutual friend (who thought we would get along) and we have been following each other’s recipe pictures via various social media platforms, but had never actually met in person… until now! Through Facebook and instagram I had a good idea of what Beth, her food and the new outside seating area (made from an adapted shipping container) would look like, but it was all so much better in real life. The delicious smell of toasting hazelnuts, spices and the large pan of tomatoes simmering away on the hob was a wonderful welcome. Anyone who has ever even considered starting a business will be bowled over with the achievements she has made when the venture is not yet a year old.
Beth’s creativity and passion for great food has generated a well needed positive buzz in a city where the recession has claimed far too many good independent businesses.
Kiosk feels so much better than a restaurant. It feels like Beth has cooked a delicious lunch and wants to share it with you.
Book a day off, take the train to Nottingham, climb the hill to Sherwood, eat at Kiosk and be inspired.
Kiosk, 1 Winchester St, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 4AH
Beth’s blog: Don’t forget to turn the oven on