Cleaver & Wake at The Island Quarter

The Island Quarter, 1 The Great Northern Close, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3BJ

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Cleaver and Wake Lunch Menu


Named after two Victorian lace-finishers who ran a small business on the original island quarter site, Cleaver & Wake serves dishes using the best produce from across the British Isles.

Led by Chef Laurence Henry, winner of MasterChef: The Professionals in 2018, with Head Chef Hira Thakur at the helm, they proudly serve modern dishes inspired by their travels, as well as classics elevated with flair.

Their commitment is to deliver an experience that is memorable for all our guests – whether you’re meeting a new client for lunch, celebrating your birthday with friends, or treating your grandparents for Sunday lunch, their team is at your service.

When you step inside Cleaver & Wake you will know that you are somewhere special. From the stunning floral entrance created by in-house partner florist Gigil & Bloom to the elegant bar and restaurant, every care and attention to detail has been taken to provide guests with a truly special experience. The fully accessible open kitchen marks the heart of the restaurant, with diners able to watch the theatre of each dish being made by their talented chef team.

Cleaver & Wake offer lunch and dinner menus, which change regularly to utilise a selection of the very best seasonal produce from across the British Isles. This careful selection provides diners with the best version of each dish that they make, and this approach means the menu changes regularly, as the seasons change. Therefore, please note that the menus shared are sample menus representing the dishes you can expect to enjoy when dining at Cleaver and Wake.

Lunch at Cleaver & Wake is an experience to be savoured. They offer a two course or three course meal of carefully curated seasonal dishes for £35 and £45 respectively. Diners can expect dishes such as Mi-cuit salmon, with beetroot, & horseradish buttermilk to start, braised beef cheek with roast potato, & root vegetable crisps, and a chocolate marquise with malt ice cream to finish. Perfect for business or pleasure lunch at Cleaver & Wake awaits you.

On the Sunday menu, you can expect the very best British roasted meats served with duck fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and homemade Yorkshire puddings. Sirloin of beef, rolled crisp pork belly and beef Wellington are on the Sunday lunch set menu offering two courses for £35 or three courses for £45.

The bar at Cleaver & Wake features stunning art deco inspired interiors and large windows, providing the perfect spot for pre- and post-dinner drinks. With a cocktail list expertly curated by their bar manager Jack Dorman, an extensive range of champagnes & wines, premium rums and whiskies, time spent in their bar is a must.

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  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Establishment Features

  • Booking required

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - On-site parking: Parking at Virgin Active, up to 4 hours free

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Unique venue

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday17:00 - 22:00
Thursday - Saturday11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00

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