Café Coco Tang

After more than two years of extensive planning and renovations, Coco Tang has now officially opened their new Café to the public.

The unique combination of Speciality Coffee, Oriental Bakery, Cocktail Bar and Vietnamese Kitchen make this new place a break from the norm.

They have a focus of serving all fresh food, just like the street food in Vietnam, and to stay in keeping with relaxed Vietnamese style -it’s all counter service and casual dining throughout the day. The food is all served in bespoke ceramics, designed by Coco Tang and hand thrown from a local potter.

They’ve also commissioned all their coffee & tea ware to match, making the experience in the café all the more quaint.

Much of the café has been built with décor exported in two shipments out of Ho Chi Minh City. As well as small items such as the traditional Vietnamese “Phin” metal Coffee filters, there is also larger items like, French style window shutters, bespoke handmade floor tiles & reclaim vintage Panelling and some giant plant pots -which are so large they have been designed with table tops to seat a group of up to eight.

You can find Café Coco Tang on Byard Land in Nottingham City Centre, open from 10am-10pm everyday.

Cods Scallops Long Eaton

The Cods Scallops who were short-listed in the Seafish’s National Fish & Chip Awards for the Best Restaurant in the UK, recently opened it’s 3rd premises in Long Eaton.

The old Fulton Foods store on Tamworth Road is currently being transformed into the award-winning fish and chip shop, which is just weeks away from opening.

As well as a takeaway, there will be a 46-seater restaurant with seaside decor and a wet fish counter so customers can take home their tasty catch.

Amongst the most popular cod and haddock, there will be over 20 species of fresh fish available daily, all cooked to order, including sea bass, hake, salmon, monkfish and lobster plus freshly caught seafood such as prawns, scallops, crab and oysters.

The restaurant is fully licensed, so diners can enjoy a beer with their batter; glass of bubbly with their oysters; or even take a bottle of wine home with their takeaway.

The Cods Scallops Tamworth Road are open 9.30am to 9.30pm for the wet fish shop and 11.30am until 9.30pm for the takeaway and restaurant.

Business HQ

Two sisters from Nottingham have worked together to transform a derelict Victorian lace mill in Carrington into a multi-purpose business centre. After two years in the making, Business HQ has opened its doors to Nottingham’s vibrant professional community.

Business HQ offer co-working spaces, a virtual office system, a meeting room that seats 16, communal areas, and fully serviced private offices that accommodate teams of up to 20. The facilities cater to a number of business needs and structures.

The building on Oak Street dates back to 1882, with traces of its industrial history scattered throughout its design.

Sisters Kim and Alex Gammon have taken charge of the project:

“There is a real demand in Nottingham for flexible and high-end office spaces. With my background in graphic design, I envisioned a creative space that worked for freelancers and businesses alike. This has really come to life in what you can see around you,” says Kim Gammon, Executive Manager at Business HQ ltd.

Furnishings in communal areas, such as the original trap doors set as tables and framed with bright velvet seating, example some of the contrasts that add to the workspaces charm, incorporating contemporary design to give the space an artistic edge.

The offices on the top floor of the business centre range from £560 to £815 per month, with Co-Working Memberships standing at £250 a month.

These memberships allow for 24-hour access to co-working space, kitchen facilities, breakout areas and a courtyard.

Businesses can also choose to rent the meeting room at Business HQ, which features a conference screen, super-fast wi-fi and refreshments for £22 per hour or £145 a day.