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A playful & provocative venue by the Wilderness





A playful and provocative venue
The Wilderness.

Nocturnal Animals is the second venue conceived by Alex Claridge to create a fun and inventive experience.

Inspired by 80's pop culture, Nocturnal Animals will offer a culinary journey with ingenious drinks, bold flavours and an Afternoon Tea unlike any before. 



Our menu is playful and influenced by Japanese and Chinese cuisine with a healthy dose of junk food. It’s an accessible and thoroughly modern approach to fine dining with fun at the heart of it.




Nocturnal Animals presents 'Barbi: The Wilderness Years’

A 'tongue in cheek' take on Afternoon Tea depicted through the fabulous world of Barbi, with bold and memorable flavours, taking inspiration from everyone’s favourite plastic icon.

Expect a playful take on the clichés and contradictions of Afternoon Tea. This is no ordinary Afternoon Tea so expect the unexpected.

Afternoon Tea is served in tasting menu format in our modern and unique bar area, the experience consists of a selection of sweet and savoury elements with additional options for champagne and cocktails.

This experience is offered at £28 per head and will last approximately 2 hours. 



Cocktails driven by flavour above all else.  If it ain’t tasty, why bother?

Our drinks menu offers modern drink making focused on big flavours and fun.

Our current cocktail list – fruit gone wild – is a fun and lively tribute to six fruits, with illustrations from collaborator and local artist Fokawolf.

For the non-cocktail drinker, we offer a range of carefully selected wines, beer and spirits – including a variety of rare and hard to find fine spirits and our own house beer.  An exciting and diverse non-alcoholic menu is also available.