• Eve Watson

Gin Lab and Restaurant Juni Opens its Doors

Nottingham professionals gathered last night (Thursday 29 November) to celebrate the launch of Nottingham’s first gin lab experience, restaurant and bar.

Juni exterior

Situated in Low Pavement, Nottingham, Juni Nottingham’s exclusive VIP launch night attracted over 230 guests who enjoyed a sneak peek of what the venue has to offer, with a chance to sample the signature Juni 93 gin and tonics, the Balkan-inspired menu and experience Nottingham’s first gin lab.

Juni is a joint venture between the co-owner Tom Masters from Nottingham and four private investors. Tom is opening the bar with the support of his partner, marketing and events manager, Harriet Unwin-Miller, general manager, James Dexter formerly of The Orange Tree in Loughborough and head chef, Piotr Eliasz.

Tom Masters said: “We are really excited to be able to open Nottingham’s first gin lab. At Juni you can eat, drink and even make your own bespoke bottle of gin in our specially designed lab at the rear of the restaurant.”

Juni owners Tom Masters and partner Harriet Unwin-Miller

“We are really proud of our three unique gin recipes, each one specially developed at our distillery in Serbia which is surrounded by some of the highest quality juniper berries in the world. Over the past few years the popularity of gin has grown rapidly and to us, there was a clear gap in the Nottinghamshire restaurant scene that we are hoping Juni will fill. Juni offers high-quality dining, delicious independent gins and a fun, interactive experience.”

Private gin lab experiences, distilling classes, wine tasting and cocktail making courses will all be available from the restaurant.

Juni VIP launch

Stay tuned for our reviewer Johnny Banks' experience at Juni's VIP launch. There will be pictures of gin!