Cocktails and wings; the best combination. After tasting success at their Stoney Street eatery, Bunk have opened a second joint on Lower Parliament Street, and another one in Derby. How have they done it? Before 10pm, house cocktails are £4.50 and you can bag your chicken for half price, so it’s only a tenner for some serious satisfaction.
The cocktails come classic, with some well thought-out tweaks. The English Garden (£4.50/£6) made my tastebuds do a little summer frolic with its mix of Beefeater gin, lemon, apple and cranberry juice and elderflower cordial, while my two mates in tow happily sipped away on their Whiskey Sour and Nostar Martini.
Grub-wise, we chomped until our jeans no longer fit. Chicken comes in four forms: traditional wings, boneless wings, chicken nuggets and the not-so-chickeny veggie nuggets. Portion sizes start at ten, go all the way up to fifty, and come drenched in or accompanied by a sauce of your choice; think teriyaki, chipotle or, if you’re feeling particularly dangerous, naga viper chilli.
I went for the safe option of ten rosemary and garlic traditional wings (£7.50, or £3.75 before 10pm), but my companions worked their way up the chilli metre with both buffalo and mango chilli wings. Tender, juicy and coated in a just-right amount of sauce, they left me with a mightily garlicky gob.
Sides? We went for it, getting stuck into portions of sweet potato fries (£3), curly fries (£2.80) and mozzarella sticks (£2.50 for four). The seasoning they use on those curly fries is deliciously moreish.
In all, we had a cracking time. Bunk is the perfect after-work drinks venue, complete with ‘gram-worthy neon signs and chilled-out, wooden-bench vibes. There’s nowt to fault with their cheap and cheerful grub.
19 Stoney Street, NG1 1LP. 0115 941 5086