A wonderful new addition to Nottingham’s dining scene is the Smiffy’s Smoke Shack, a family run pop-up kitchen situated in the Last Chance Saloon in Nottingham, serving up authentic southern BBQ. The Last Chance Saloon challenges what we have come to expect from bars and restaurants around the city, in a very American style. Recently it has become the new home to the independently run smokehouse, the only one in the city. While the Last Chance Saloon offers the finest cocktails and whiskeys its new pop-up kitchen will provide a real smokehouse experience.
This new independent eatery is only minutes away from the Lace Market Tram stop and five to seven minutes walk from the central train station. The trendy Lace Market location also means that there is a whole host of other nightlife venues only minutes away as well as the transport connections of the central Old Market Square. The grade II listed basement venue creates a hidden yet intimate atmosphere ensuring that the restaurant retains some of its appealing exclusivity without being difficult to locate. The interior is set out like a bar from the Old West, with swing saloon doors as you enter and bespoke cut wood all over. The main bar is a beautiful piece of oak!
As for the food, Smiffy’s Smoke Shack full smokehouse menu is what makes it stand out from the rest. For the main there is a wide range of meats to choose from, which are all served with skin on fries, slaw and pickles. Try the “Dinosaur” Beef Short Rib, it’s smoked for 12 hours to ensure richness, or the Spicy Pulled Chicken, which is marinated, grilled and pulled to perfection. If it’s burgers you’re looking for the menu offers a chance to “create your own stack” by choosing the favourite toppings, which will fulfill all your cravings. For meat lovers the menu also offers a choice to “build your own platter to your liking”, a chance to mix a portion of USDA Beef Brisket Burnt Ends with Angus & Oink Hotlink Sausages and many more. With the theme, most people would think that vegetarians would need to stay well clear, but that is simply not the case! Many of the dishes served can be either made with Veggie alternatives or are specifically designed with vegetarians in mind, including Deep Fried Cauli Bombs and Mac n Cheese. With such a wide range it is clear that the menu offers something for everyone.
Smiffy’s Smoke Shack’s pricing is perfect for those wanting to try a range of flavours with their cocktails or long drink from the Last Chance Saloon bar with a relaxed, welcoming vibe and a chilled blues soundtrack. Whether you’re out for a more complete BBQ meal, or just fancy drinks and a snack, Smiffy’s Smoke Shack at the Last Chance Saloon is certainly the place to be in Notts!