Couple launch their first fine dining restaurant
Now Or Never, the debut fine dining restaurant by chef Jeff Marshall and his wife, restaurant manager and co-founder Nichola Marshall, the couple behind multi-award-winning Kitchen by Journey Social, has now opened its doors to guests.
This intimate dining space catering for up to 20 guests sits in a sympathetically restored Georgian Grade II listed building, located on Sun Street, in the heart of Lancaster’s historic quarter.
Guests are invited to join chef patron Jeff and head chef Oliver Parry, as they curate an evening of dining theatre from their open kitchen, served against the backdrop of this understated but elegantly furnished dining space. Dinner is served on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, with a menu showcasing dishes inspired by the variety and innovation of modern British cooking underpinned by classical techniques, skilfully combined with world cuisine influences from Japan, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
The restaurant’s name Now Or Never, reflects the use of ever changing hyper-seasonal ingredients in the creation of an approachable monthly changing multi-course tasting menu. Dishes feature hyper-seasonal ingredients sourced from the best producers in their respective fields, such as asparagus from Claremont Farm on the Wirral, strawberries from Annabel’s, Micklefield, Yorkshire, late season rhubarb from Greenbank Farm, Carnforth, Lancashire, scallops from Orkney and lamb from the southern Lake District fells, as well as fruit and vegetables from The Plot, a growers co-op based near Garstang, Lancashire, alongside locally sourced and foraged ingredients from small scale producers across the old county palatine of Lancashire; stretching from Ormskirk in the south to the Furness Peninsula in the north.
The 10-course menu is priced at £80 per person, highlights include Fat Cow and chive, Cod, cockle and salsify, Lamb and allium, Blood orange and yoghurt, and White chocolate and pistachio.
There’s an extensive drinks list too, featuring hand wines, beers and spirits from producers from the UK, Europe and further afield, who utilise biodynamic and organic minimal intervention practices whilst caring and nurturing the land on which they grow.
An optional wine pairing carefully curated by the team is also available priced at £45 per person.
Now or Never is happy to accommodate parties of up to six guests, exclusive use can also be arranged by prior agreement with the team.
Guests are asked to arrive promptly to enjoy a drink prior to dining. Table bookings are available from 6:45pm through to 7:30pm.
Reservations are released monthly and are currently available to book via the website, the tasting menu price is £80 per person. Bookings for August-October are now live. (Please note card details are taken at the time of booking).
To make a booking please visit: https://www.journeysocial.co.uk/