Six by Nico – Childhood

After a brilliant experience at Six by Nico for their first menu The Chippie, we managed to secure a table for 7 people during the 6 weeks of their second menu. This time our table was at 1pm on a Saturday afternoon and along with the warm weather, we received a warm greeting from Neil who has managed the front of house on both of our visits.

This time we decided to start off our meal with a round of aperitifs – gin and rhubarb cocktails. These were a great decision and one that I would highly recommend. Instead of the wine pairing, we chose to order a few bottles of Apello, Sauvignon Blanc, which was a brilliant accompaniment to all 6 courses.

Now comfortable in our table by the kitchen, we were served our first course: Ice Cream. However, it was not ice cream as you know it, this cone was chicken liver parfait in a thin wafer. It was a stand out dish that was first up and one of my most memorable from the whole meal.

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After demolishing the Ice Cream it was time for some Egg & Soldiers. The dishes at Six by Nico aren’t just extremely tasty, they are also very aesthetically pleasing. Although served in an eggshell, it was actually haddock with an asparagus salad and a quail’s egg on the side. The asparagus salad was delicious and instantly another highlight of the lunch.

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Next it was Fish Finger, but these were a little different from the Birds Eye version. This portion was sea trout served with quinoa. I’m a big fish lover, so I enjoyed this course, but not as much as I thought I would. I think the combination of the sesame seeds and quinoa meant the dish was overly grainy.

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This fourth course battles with the chicken liver parfait for my favourite of the meal and probably takes the lead. It was Mac & Cheese with truffle, broccoli and glazed chicken wing, which had been taken off of the bone. The blend of these ingredients works brilliantly together and creates a delicious eat.

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Our final dish before dessert was the classic Hamburger, in a not so classic form. This pork burger was served with a tasty burnt onion jus, which added great flavour, but the Mac & Cheese was a tough act to follow and unfortunately this course isn’t the most memorable for me.

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We were so busy Boomerang-ing our desserts that I forgot to take a photo, but it was a refreshing Viennetta. It was quite a big portion of white chocolate parfait with rhubarb throughout; a lovely end to a great meal, but it did get quite sweet!

Six by Nico is a fantastic day or night out and I’ve loved both experiences. As a group, we had mixed feelings on which menu we’ve preferred so far, but I voted for ‘The Chippie’ because I felt the dishes flowed more because the theme was stronger. However, Chef Nico always produces amazing food and we couldn’t leave without booking the next menu.


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