This month we decided to go to Slate NQ for our foodie night out with work. I’ve been reading great reviews on other blogs and after going there ones for drinks I’ve been wanting to also try their food.
Slate NQ is located, as the name suggest, in the Northern Quarter. An area I prefer spending my drinking hours in rather than on Call Lane. However these areas are still great competitors when it comes to food and new restaurants.
Slate NQ Drinks Menu
The cocktail menu is very impressive but since I already had tried these another time around I decided on a lager instead. Dutch beer, mainly thinking of Amstel, is really nice so I tried a new to me called Roxy Lager and I wasn’t disappointed. Perfectly cold beer after a long day in the office and great compliment to the food.
Slate NQ Food Menu
The main offering is pizza and that’s what we all opted for. Seeing other peoples’ orders on tables close to us I can tell that the other options are great too. I really liked the look of the their flat bread with lime & coriander hummus starter and would definitely get the pepper chips as a side dish if I had ordered a sandwich.
All the food is made in the main room so if you want to have a look you can. Slate NQ don’t have an original pizza oven but nonetheless they taste lovely. We all had difficulties deciding on which pizza to get as all of the ones on the menu have mouth watering ingredients.
I finally decided on ‘Smoked Cured Ham’ with Speck di montagne, goats cheese and roasted artichoke. I also asked for wild mushrooms to be added which wasn’t a problem. It’s great that they let you add more ingredients if you want, ask for something to be removed or customise from scratch. Just be aware that the stated price will be different if you do this.
The pizza has a lovely thin crust and all the ingredients’ flavours are coming through. Nothing is over baked and although you can taste the tomato sauce it’s a gentle taste blending in really well with the other tastes.
Slate NQ Atmosphere
Slate NQ is a great pace for different occasions. We went on a week night when it wasn’t that busy. We could easily get a table and it wasn’t until after seven that more people arrived to have a mingle and drink. During weekends it’s packed with people sipping cocktails and making use of the pool tables that they have both downstairs and upstairs. The upstairs area also has a beer balcony which would be lovely to visit during summer time.
The main feature of the place is the bar and it’s really pretty with the mosaic décor, industrial lights hanging above and copper details. I like the brick walls and that they’re not cluttered with pictures but only one here and there of famous old school bands like Queen.
I’d really like to come back again to Slate NQ and stay longer for time to have a game of pool. A Tuesday evening is recommended as I found out that’s when they offer 40% dicount on pizzas.
Have you been to Slate NQ? What did you think?