Juni

4.2
16 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
JUNI gives you the opportunity to sample the finest cuisine from throughout Europe. Taking it's inspiration from the Balkan region, with unique dishes throughout our small plates menu. We pride ourselves on making every dish completely from scratch with the freshest local ingredients.
We also do brunch, lunch, coffees and cakes in our relaxed restaurant.
We run range of Gin Experiences in our bespoke-built Gin Lab events area; as well as being the home of our very own gin brand!... JUNI 93 Gin - exceptionally smooth, copper-distilled craft gin, all the way from Serbia...
What 16 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Initially the ambience was great but when a very loud party arrived it changed sadly. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. We were recommended the eat all you can menu which was more than we needed and therefore not great value but tasty. Enjoyed the evening overall

DG
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we will definitely be returning. All the small plate dishes were excellent and we found the staff friendly and attentive. The clean, fresh decor added to the ambiance....a great find!

a
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

3 of recently dined at Juni and came away thoroughly disappointed.

We ordered the breads and dips as a nibble to share. The breads were nothing special and lacked flavour - I'll guess they had been refrigerated. Three of the dips were fine but one had the tang of a dip that had started to ferment.

We then shared 6 small plates between the 3 of us. Paradoxically their sizes were all over the place. The pulled beef was almost a meal in itself but the bubble and squeak consisted of three cakes about the size of a 50p piece. The salt and pepper squid was bland with more breading than squid. The chicken was bland. They all gave the impression of having been heated in a microwave rather than freshly prepared.

For the sweet course two us ordered the baklava and one ordered the crepes. The baklava was terrible - a cold soggy slab of layers of unknown pastry with nuts and honey or syrup. The crepe didn't give the impression of being fresh either but having come out of the refrigerator. At this point we complained about the baklava and replacements were promised free of charge. We also commented (rather belatedly) that the food had been a disappointment and were offered a 20% reduction on our bill. The replacement baklavas duly arrived but were no better and the chap (perhaps the manager?) commented that they had been made with the wrong pastry. I would politely offer they had been made with the wrong recipe and far too far in advance.

The service was fine and the drinks were good. But don't go to Juni for the food.

After reminding the waitress we received the 20% reduction in our bill. We would have happily paid full price in return for a dining experience more in line with what was promised by the menu and other reviews.

l
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely experience, we were greeted and seated quickly with menus. We were also invited to look at the gin making area. Food excellent. Would definitely go again.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food, Fast and Friendly Service, Reasonable Price and Amazing Gin Cocktails. Would definitely go again.

EW
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely relaxed feel, simple tasty dishes accompanied with a great gin cocktail menu. We will return.

CS
London
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything about this place was excellent. Very welcoming staff and decor, excellent drinks, food and service. Highly recommend.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really lovely meal here on Saturday. Both the food and the gins were amazing, staff were very friendly and helpful, talked us through the food options and gave good recommendations. Would definitely go again!

EB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you like sharing menus then Juni. Outdoor be for you. We enjoyed several small plates with a couple of their delicious signature cocktails. The food was very tasty.

G
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was really excited about trying Juni, however sadly I left feeling disappointed and dissatisfied in all senses of the word.

For a Friday evening the ambiance wasn't amazing, but for a relatively new restaurant I won't hold this against the place.

I was intrigued by the menu as I love different cuisines, so I was very excited about trying Serbian food in Nottingham for the first time. Overall, I was quite disappointed as the quality of the food was average at best, the menu was not cohesive (the dishes just didn't work together) and I felt a little ripped off (and still hungry) after our meal. My boyfriend resorted to ordering the plum dumplings for dessert as we both didn't feel satisfied after our meal. Not only were the dumplings tasteless with sharp yet bland plums, but also the dough was borderline raw and inedible. Our cocktails were okay, but really nothing to rave about and you can certainly find better nearby.

Most prominently the service really let the place down. The waitresses were very kind and lovely, however it was obvious they lacked knowledge of the food and drinks available. For somewhere calling itself 'exclusive' and 'the ultimate home for gin lovers', I feel this is a fundamental flaw that needs to be addressed. Our waitress spilled crumbs over our table, finished glasses were not taken away and it took several attempts to get the waitresses attention to order another drink (despite the place being more than half empty).

Hopefully these are just teething issues and Juni will improve in time, however I don't wish to return any time soon.

VE
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The staff were good as was the ambiance, nice cocktails but the one thing that let the meal down was that most of the food was Luke warm. We did tell the staff and they offered to reheat it for us but we had already eaten half of it so didn’t seem worth it. We have recommended you to several friends but also told them about the food. But we would come back & give it a second go.

Juni
Responded on February 16, 2019

Thank you for your review, I am sorry to hear that your dining experience did not represent the standards that we aim to uphold. We are investigating your comments to ensure that this does not happen again in future, equally, we want to make sure that the staff check back after serving food to a table earlier to make sure that if there are any issues, these can be rectified sooner. I am really glad that you are willing to return again in future, we look forward to hosting you

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SS
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

A nice little place, specialising in gin cocktails and with happy hour deals. The food is tapas style and very tasty. There is not a huge selection for vegetarians though. They do specials but unfortunately out server did not show us these and we only found out about them after we had ordered and when another server was showing other customers. Will go back go try the gin tasting experience.

Juni
Responded on February 16, 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback. As a new business, we are constantly looking for ways to improve, and will ensure that our new food menu (in April), has a larger range of vegetarian options. I can only apologise that you were not made aware of our specials, and we will speak to all of the front of house team to ensure that this is not something that happens again in future. We look forward to welcoming you back again in future

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OM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good selection of Serbian dishes on the menu. The portion sizes are great way to taste different dishes from this part of the world. Will definitely come back and try more!

NW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My Husband and I went here for his birthday and really enjoyed it.
The Gin cocktails were different to ones we have seen before and were very tasty!
The food was also to a very high standard, the only downside was the menu is a little bit like a Tapas menus and we hadn't realised everything we ordered would come at once. We had to send some dishes back to the kitchen due to lack of space on the table and we also didn't intend on rushing through our meal.
I would recommend stating how you would like the food when you order.
However this did not put us off, we will be returning and taking some friends with us too.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Juni is a hidden gem! My partner and I booked a table for a date-night meal, and were not disappointed. We were invited to have a cocktail in the stylish bar lounge before our meal, which was not only delicious and stunning in appearance, but also very reasonable in price! The food, including four different breads, is all made from scratch each day onsite, which you can tell by how fresh and flavoursome it is! The restaurant is stylish yet casual and the staff cannot do enough for you. Will definitely be returning soon with family and friends

R
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and cocktails served by friendly staff, highly recommend!