About Perkins Bar & Bistro

Opened in 1982 Perkins is a relaxed countryside bar and bistro in Plumtree, Nottingham.

Owned and operated by the Perkins Family since the beginning we serve a combination of modern British and classic bistro dishes giving Perkins and identity all of its own. All food is bought in daily using local suppliers wherever possible to allow us to work with the best and freshest ingredients. 

We like to think we provide understated quality, where we produce all food in-house from our own smoked salmon, freshly baked bread, to our own ice-creams.

Perkins has a heart and soul all of its own which has been built over the past four decades. We love seeing new faces as much as we love seeing our special regulars – some of which have been with us from the start. We hope you’ll join us soon!

Kitchen Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 12-2.15
Sunday 12-4.30

Monday to Thursday 6-9.15
Friday & Saturday 6-9.30

Saturday Breakfast

Afternoon Teas
Monday to Saturday 2.30-3.30
Please provide 24 hours notice

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Perkins Bar & Bistro Station Road, Plumtree, Notts. NG12 5NA
hello@perkinsbarbistro.co.uk 0115 937 3695

Our History

In 1981 Tony and Wendy Perkins got planning to convert Plumtree Station into Perkins Bar Bistro which after much hard work opened on October 14th 1982.

With Tony in the kitchen and Wendy running front of house, the restaurant proved to be a real hit with locals and those from further afield winning awards and gaining entry into national guides.

Keeping it in the family, Tony & Wendy’s sons Jon and David took over the bistro in 2002. Jon and David put their stamp on the bistro but also kept close the family values of personalised service and teamwork that Tony & Wendy held so dear.

Most recently Perkins has won Best Boutique Accommodation (Nov 2017) with the Nottinghamshire Tourism Awards and came runner up in Best Out of Town Restaurant in The Nottingham Food & Drink Awards (July 2017).


Great food to us is about great ingredients – we rely on the relationships with our suppliers that we have forged over many years to ensure we get the best.

Our Smokehouse

We are one of very few restaurants in this country with its own smokehouse. Built in 2005, to a Canadian design, the smokehouse has got better with age, and chefs have great fun experimenting with dishes and discovering something new and exciting. The most popular ingredients include salmon, mackerel, haddock, ham, mushrooms and cheese.

Our Current Menus


18 Friday – Rick G
25 Friday – Burns Night
Music from Richie Howell…
Cameron Brownlee on the Bagpipes!


14 Thursday – Valentines Day
21 Thursday – A Taste of France


6 Wednesday – Taste The Season

21 Thursday – A Taste of Portugal

31 Mothering Sunday

Private Events

We have had the pleasure of hosting many parties, weddings and anniversaries over the years. The ‘waiting room’ which is to one side of the bistro can seat up to 26 people; and for larger parties of up to 70 people we’d be happy to discuss private hire of the venue. We pride ourselves on delivering a personalised service and with over 35 years’ experience you can rest assured we will do everything possible to deliver your perfect event.

With plentiful parking and private room we also have had the honour of catering for birthdays, corporate events, weddings and wakes; and would be more than happy to discuss options. For all private event enquiries please speak with Patricia at hello@perkinsbarbistro.co.uk or call 0115 9373695.


Nestled in the grounds of Plumtree Station, just up-track from Perkins Bar & Bistro, our three Shepherd Huts are available for a memorable midweek* stay all year round. Lovingly handcrafted from sustainable materials, they are completely unique and bespoke. Each hut has been carefully decorated with natural tones and splashes of colour to create a warm and luxurious modern vintage style. 

*our huts are available Sunday to Thursday only. 

The Great Oak

This stunning two-room hut has a luxurious roll-top bath, super comfortable double bed, separate dressing area and beautiful L’Occitane toiletries. Take in the wonderful countryside views on The Great Oak’s outside private terrace with bistro table & chairs… and simply relax. The Great Oak is £150 per night and includes a Full English breakfast at Perkins Bar & Bistro. Price is for single or double occupancy.

Smart TV-Wifi-Wireless speaker-Nespresso machine-Mini bar-Shower room & toilet-Bathrobes-Hairdryer.

The Birch & The Willow 

Our other two huts are even more secluded, also offering those stunning countryside views.

Both are beautifully handcrafted in oak, with en-suite shower room, and feature super comfortable pull-down double beds hidden away in the wall until turndown.

The Birch and The Willow are £120 per hut per night and include a Full English breakfast at Perkins Bar & Bistro. Price is for single or double occupancy.

Wifi-Wireless speaker-Nespresso machine-Mini bar-Shower room & toilet-Bathrobes-Hairdryer.

Packages… The Midweek Escape 

Available Monday to Thursday, enjoy a three course set-dinner and a half bottle of wine per person at Perkins Bar & Bistro.

Head back to our luxury Shepherd Huts for a restful night’s sleep and awake to a Full English breakfast at Perkins Bar & Bistro.

The Great Oak is £205 per night. The Birch & The Willow are £175 per night. The prices are for two people sharing.

Packages… Taste The Season 

Every first Wednesday of the Month three local suppliers unite to bring us the best seasonal produce they can find. Why not join them as part of The Shepherd Huts Taste The Season package?

Enjoy Perkins’ six course Tasting Menu, a restful bit of shut eye in our luxurious beds and a Full English breakfast at Perkins Bar & Bistro. 

The Great Oak is £190 per night. The Birch and The Willow are £160 per night. The prices are for two people sharing.

Packages… The Celebration Package 

Upon arrival, kick off celebrations with Prosecco & handmade chocolates before popping to Perkins Bar & Bistro for a sumptuous three course dinner*. 

Enjoy an evening’s accommodation in The Great Oak and awake to a Full English breakfast at Perkins Bar Bistro. Available Monday to Thursday. 

Does not include drinks. The price is for two people and includes a L’Occitane gift set. The Great Oak is £250 per night.