Live jazz with a Middle Eastern inspired menu

Jazz club | bar | kitchen

Upcoming events
Sunday
26 September 2021
  • : A virtuoso guitar duo who take influences from Django Reinhardt, Bireli Lagrene, Stevie Wonder & Chick Corea. Gypsy Jazz, Bossa Nova, Swing & Soul
Sunday
26 September 2021
  • : Andrew Wood Trio host the Sunday Jazz Jam open platform. Free entry for performing musicians and listeners alike
Wednesday
29 September 2021
  • : Drawing on a shared love of electronic, contemporary classical, world, folk and jazz music, Mammal Hands take in influences from Pharoah Sanders to Steve Reich
Thursday
30 September 2021
  • : Renowned trumpeter Bryan Corbett presents an evening of the best of Blue Note era jazz, featuring some of the region's finest musicians
Friday
1 October 2021
  • : Paying homage to some of jazz, funk and hip-hop’s greatest innovators, internationally renowned harpist Alina creates a unique sound with layered effects and electronics
Saturday
2 October 2021
  • : A totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller. "A bit different and kinda groovy too" - Cerys Matthews
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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

STOP PRESS: UK JAZZ VENUE GETS IT ALL RIGHT (OR PEGGY’S MAGIC ELIXIR FOR ALL KNOWN ILLS)
What would you say if I told you that there’s a jazz venue right here in the UK that can on a Saturday night (a Saturday night, for Gawd’s sake!) present a no-holds barred, unapologetically ‘old school’ acoustic quartet, playing straight-ahead bop-based stuff AND attract a full house of over 100, largely comprising people under FIFTY, not all of them die-hard jazz fans but each unashamedly enthusiastic about what they’re hearing?

And what would you say if I told you the club has fabulous acoustics, a well-planned out stage, a great sound system, a beautifully upkept grand piano, serves delicious food, has friendly, personable staff and, best of all, is run by a jazz-playing, musically-eclectic and highly affable host?

Peggy’s is a positive breath of fresh air, a place in which performers, policy, public and proprietor all magically coalesce to create something long overdue and well worth shouting about.

Simon Spillett
Recent reviews on google:
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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