If you’re planning to visit the UK or Ireland, look for a restaurant called Six by Nico. They are in many major cities, including London, Cardiff, Dublin, Leeds, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow. They have a six-course tasting menu inspired by a theme, destination or concept that changes every six weeks. Recent menus include “Neverland,” “The Chippie” and “Trust.” We’ve dined with them in Manchester and Belfast and the meals were awesome and fun.

The menu offers one or two special cocktails, as well as some snacks, which cost extra. The tasting menu costs around £39 ($47) and you can choose to add the wine pairing for an additional £30 ($36).

“Once Upon a Time – Chapter II”: Belfast (September 2023)

We dined at Six by Nico in Belfast in September 2023. The theme was “Once Upon a Time: Chapter II” and it was inspired by Goldilocks, Dr. Seuss, Matilda and other stories.


We started with drinks and an appetizer. Mark had the Enchanted Butterbrew, which reminded us of butter beer, and I had the Glass Sipper, a tasty concoction with lychee and elderflower. We shared the “Ugly” Dumplings, chorizo and manchego gyozas which were actually lovely and quite delicious.

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The Glass Sipper and The “Ugly” Dumpling

Course 1: “Bird Pie”

“Bird Pie” was inspired by The Twits, a 1980’s children’s book by Roald Dahl. Chicken and duck leg ragu and pickled celeriac with prune and carmelized puff pastry, it was a hearty way to start the meal.

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“Bird Pie”

Course 2: “Just Right” Porridge

Who else but Goldilocks could have inspired this dish? Spaetzle, barbecue maitake mushrooms and white turnip with a black garlic dressing made for an unctuous course.

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“Just Right” Porridge

Course 3: “I Like Them! Sam-I-Am!”

The whimsy of Dr. Seuss inspired this delicious smoked ham hock “sandwich” with garden pea pesto and egg yolk jam.

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“I Like Them! Sam-I-Am!”

Course 4: “Dip Face, Have a Carrot”

From Matilda, sole ballotine with tandoori-baked carrot and carrot-top pesto, delightfully sauced with a lobster jus.

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“Dip Face, Have a Carrot”

Course 5: “I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff…”

The Three Little Pigs inspired (and perhaps composed) the entree of pork roulade with pumpkin, sweet and sour sauerkraut, smoked ash emulsion and a bourguignon jus.

Six by Nico - themed dining in the UK and Ireland
“I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff…”

Course 6: “Brucey, Brucey!”

For dessert, inspired by Matilda, we have the 54% chocolate cremeux with miso caramel and mango and passion fruit sorbet. Light and sweet, it was the perfect way to wrap up a delicious dinner.

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“Brucey, Brucey!”

“A World of Imagination”: Manchester (May 2023)

Our very first dining experience at Six by Nico was in Manchester in May. It sounded like a fun, creative concept and it was!

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A World of Imagination

As the title of the menu promised, the courses were creative and imaginative. Mark started with the cocktail, “Dream Weaver,” which arrived in two parts he had to combine for a surprise concoction. From the first dish to the last, it made for a clever and memorable meal experience.

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