Live jazz with a Middle Eastern inspired menu

Jazz club | bar | kitchen

We have reviewed our Covid safety policy

Firstly we’d like to reassure you that we have consistently held higher standards than legally required at Peggy’s Skylight, including staff regularly taking lateral flow tests, wearing facemasks during service, sanitising all areas prior to, and in between all services.

There is a national campaign designed to help music venues stay open despite the challenges Covid has presented us all with. The message is:
Be Kind. Be respectful. Be part of the live music community #takeatest

We now recommend that our customers take a lateral flow test on the day of any event they are attending, regardless of vaccination status.

If you do test positive, do not attend the event and follow NHS advice. Please get in touch with our bookings team at bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk to discuss credit options for future events. Unless other members of your party are in direct contact with you, they should still attend.

We will ask that you wear a mask whilst moving around the venue. Sanitise hands on entry. We offer full table service, so please restrict movement in the venue as much as possible. We have a strong ventilation system in operation at all times.

We sincerely hope that you will join with us in our effort to provide a safe haven to relax, socialise sensibly and enjoy some great live music, food and good times!

Upcoming events
Sunday
16 January 2022
  • : Maniere des Bohemiens violinist Rob Rosa, pianist Paul Deats and Simon Paterson double bass play a mixture of gypsy & jazz standards
Thursday
20 January 2022
  • : With choice repertoire for a lively & varied show of the best swing from the 1920s onwards...equally at home in the concert hall, night clubs or swing dances
Friday
21 January 2022
  • : A sophisticated sound; ‘bluesy and breathtakingly ballsy’, Peggy's founders Rachel & Paul play their unique take on masters past & present...
Saturday
22 January 2022
  • : Irrepressible saxophone star of the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Nash exudes an irresistible exuberance as both bandleader and as a distinguished jazz soloist and composer
Sunday
23 January 2022
  • : Bearman is a London based singer, songwriter, composer & multi-instrumentalist. Her music melds diverse influences from jazz, folk and contemporary music into an 'arresting and uniquely personal' sound
Thursday
27 January 2022
  • : Part of our regular 'Tribute to Blue Note Records' program, "designed to serve the uncompromising expressions of hot jazz or swing. Direct and honest hot jazz is a way of feeling, a musical and social manifestation"
No event found!

Operating a Covid Secure Environment

We are following all the guidelines regarding delivery of all fresh produce and implementing some of our own. These include:

  • Temperature testing staff on arrival for each shift
  • Lateral flow Covid tests for staff each week
  • Thoroughly cleaning and sanitising

We are now open, and operating a socially distanced model following government guidelines. Please see our Covid Safety policy here

why peggys?

 

Independent
Founded by a pianist & a singing chef, based in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter

Ethical
We make our own bread using bio-diverse, Lincolnshire grown wheat, milled in north Nottinghamshire by wind power. Our halloumi cheese is produced by an independent family business from Syria, now based in Yorkshire & is the finest we’ve tasted. All our dishes are prepared using fresh, locally sourced seasonal produce wherever possible. We have many vegan & vegetarian choices…it’s good for you, and utterly delicious! Our takeaway packaging  is recyclable (except the plastic coated lids on the baked rice dishes)

Authentic
Many of our recipes are based on our chef’s childhood experiences growing up in Iran. We’ve just begun to explore the wealth of delights that Middle Eastern cuisine has to offer. 
Our live acts reflect the diversity of the UK and international music scene, showcasing the best jazz, blues, soul, world & folk artists. 

What people are saying about us:

Words cannot express how much I miss being at Peggysskylight. The Wednesday mornings for a quiet coffee; I love Peggys when theve just opened for the day and I have it all to myself. I miss the food and treating myself to lunch. It’s the only place in Nottingham where enjoying my own company is such a great experience. I miss Joshs’ Espresso Martinis. Jo’s salt and chocolate tart. I miss the music and the memories, The Last Poets, Me and Mr Jones, Tank and the Bangers. The New year’s Eve parties and dressing up. My birthday and my best friends dancing last year. I could go on and on. Most of all I miss Rachel and Paul.

I can’t wait to be back in Peggys for my regular Friday night after work cocktail, chatting with the staff and watching the band warm up for their performance in the evening. My heart and soul go out to you both I wish you all the luck and good fortune that’s out there.

Farida Makki

Peggy’s Skylight is the breath of air Nottingham needed: a music-focussed, beautiful, central venue with fantastic sound and stage, wonderful staff, great food and drink and an incredible musical offering.

Promoting Acoustickle shows for 10+ years, Peggy’s is the ONLY venue we can recall helping us sell more tickets just off its reputation as a place to be.

Parisa Eliyon, Acoustickle
Recent reviews on google:
Daryl Hurst
Daryl Hurst
20:29 16 Oct 21
Such a great find in the heart of Nottingham, what can I say? Great food and really talented musicians across the... spectrum from blues, rock and jazz. Just can't recommend enough. Definitely recommend a visit!read more
laura Sustain
laura Sustain
08:39 27 Sep 21
very nice discovery, don't forget to bookA very nice place, a very attentive staff, a jazz club atmosphere as we would... expect.The sound was great, the food was just good and the price of 24 euros for the concert plus food was just right.The band was really good and we had a great time.read more
penny Jobling
penny Jobling
12:03 31 Aug 21
Brilliant venue. Have been twice and each show entirely different. The food choices are good although I would give the... Turkish Delight a miss. However, if you enjoy jazz then I would thoroughly recommend Peggy's Skylight as a place to go but book ahead if you can.read more
Wendy Reule
Wendy Reule
21:46 28 Aug 21
First time visit for us, really enjoyed our evening, staff very welcoming and helpful, food was delicious and music... was great!! Not the cheapest night out, but a good one! We'll definitely be backread more
Todd Gledhill
Todd Gledhill
08:45 23 Aug 21
Wow! My new favourite place in Nottingham. The kind of venue I'd usually travel great lengths to get to and it's here... in Nottingham. Fantastic live music, amazing food, great range of drinks and the staff were lovely. Really welcoming. Can't wait til my next visit. Keep up the good work Peggy's!read more
James O'Riordan
James O'Riordan
10:43 22 Aug 21
Went to the twilight session at Peggy's last night.. Doors opened at 530 for a quick beer and band played 6 to 7.... Brilliant. Wonderful evening. Great little meal included in the price. Out by 730 to have a couple of more drinks and back home by 930. Twilight is a great option. Another show later in the evening. Was tempted to go and hear them again. Next time maybe.read more
Sophia Makki
Sophia Makki
08:49 22 Aug 21
What a beautiful space! The staff are very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. The Latin band were... fabulous. The atmosphere was just fantastic. An amazing evening, what a treat! Thank you ❤️..read more
Karen Worth
Karen Worth
21:05 31 Jul 21
Such a great thing the twilight show At Peggy's!Food is delicious, and fantastic music from Aydenne Simone and the Big... Mama Trio, this evening. The pistachio cocktail was divine - like the most creamy delicious liquid dessert!Really good value early evening out.read more
Jade Sales
Jade Sales
20:49 31 Jul 21
The best food I have had in such a long time! Honestly cannot rave about the food enough it is a must if you visit! The... whole vibe was out of this world, everyone was very welcoming and polite service by the staff was impeccable, the lady singing was amazing and even made me cry at one point which is a first for me! Never been to a jazz night before but this was the first of many to come - thank you for an amazing nightread more
bee smith
bee smith
09:30 25 Jul 21
Totally brilliant show last night at Peggy's. The twilight show is great value for money serving very tasty food,... great cocktails and a wonderful live act - Black Cherry Swing - amazing!! For home bugs you can be back on your settee by 9pm - hardened groovers can start their evening here and feeling nicely 'jazzed up' can hit the pubs after.read more
Michelle Cole
Michelle Cole
10:53 20 Jul 21
Great place, good food and lovely staff. Excellent bands and all at really reasonable prices. One of the best nights... out I've hadread more
Gavin Owen
Gavin Owen
22:40 16 Jul 21
Great food wonderful flavours complimenting a great drinks menu. And with amazing live music.All felt very safe in... these cautious times.read more
Linda Metcalfe
Linda Metcalfe
22:06 01 Jul 21
A wonderful evening. Great music, excellent service and good food. And all at such reasonable prices. The band tonight... was brilliant.read more
Rich Whitworth
Rich Whitworth
16:17 27 Jun 21
I'm going out on a limb to suggest this is the classiest jazz venue in the UK... There... I've said it. The joint is... run by two fabulous musicians who make it their mission to not only thoroughly entertain guests but also feed them top-quality (Middle Eastern inspired) nosh.read more
Thomas Sutton
Thomas Sutton
07:17 26 Jun 21
We are so glad Peggy's is back open! This was our third visit and we've never been disappointed. This eclectic mix of... live music they have is amazing. And the Middle Eastern food is just unbelievable. Peggy's is probably our favourite place to go for a night out. We intend to make it a monthly thing.read more
Aneeta A
Aneeta A
12:52 19 Jun 21
Really nice place with a cool vibe. Professional and friendly staff. Great on a band night, as we experienced. Food... was delicious and presented with a lovely style. This was our first visit and will definitely go again.Two things I will advise:Parking outside is hit and miss, so maybe park in nearby NCP.Portions are small, even the pizza, so be prepared to spend £25 or more per person if you are a healthy eater, hungry or planning a full meal.read more
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