The Shake Lab craft ridiculously good shakes after going on a creative crusade to create a reinvention of the authentic classic shake, shaken up for the 21st century.

The Shake Lab only use the best ingredients and demand the best texture, temperature and taste. Blended to perfection, what you get is rocket science… frosty, frothy, flavourful, freaking, fantasy drinks made with 100% natural ice cream and complimented with freshly crafted waffle sticks, waffle cones and hanky pan crepes – topped and stuffed with your favourite indulgent treat.

Come hither and drink from their frothy fountain! Find them in Intu Victoria Centre on the lower mall.

*They reserve the right to be offended if you don’t think their shakes are the best thing you’ve ever put in your mouth.


Now open in West Bridgford, The Botanist transformed the old Fire and Ice building on Bridgford Road. Their concept is all about the experience alongside good food.

They offer a soon to be world-famous selection of botanical cocktails, craft beers and ales, Champagne and wine. With their food inspired by the deli, rotisserie and BBQ. Complete with live music every night.

Customers will love being able to stop by for a daytime coffee, an after-work cocktail with a twist or an evening bite to eat from a carefully crafted and popular food menu, enjoyed against a backdrop of great live music.

They also can expect botanical twist on classic favourites, such as Rhubarb and Gin Old Fashioned or a Green Pepper and Grapefruit Daiquiri.

The atmospheric surroundings will be brought to life with regular live music, with the cosy, homely venue playing host to high energy evening gigs, as well as chilled out Sunday afternoon sessions. Read our review here.


Thurland Street has another newbie and it’s called Roxy Ballroom. Located in the old Jongleurs building you can now enjoy Ping pong, pool and beer pong all under one roof! Serving craft beers, signature cocktails, pizzas and burgers, you will never be stuck for something to do here. With four other venues across the UK, the already successful Roxy Ballroom is sure to be a hit with the people of Nottingham.

Whether you are heading to Roxy Ballroom with friends or colleagues, there are prices and packages to suit everyone. You can book their VIP room which is ideal for smaller semi private events from 10 to 50 people. The VIP room contains a pool table and a ping pong table. It is also equipped with its own self-service fridge.

They also have a range of offers, with their lunch time offer from 12pm-3pm you can choose 2 main meals for only £15. Every Monday they bring you the 3/4/5 club. Join them all day to get £3 Red Stripe, £4 gaming and £5 cocktails, plus 20% off your food bill all day long! Plus, join them before 7pm for Happy Hour and get £3 Red Stripe and 2 for £12 cocktails!