Salt Yard Group joins forces with The Nomad Cinema

Renowned restaurateurs Salt Yard Group (Salt Yard, Dehesa, Opera Tavern) are hugely excited to announce that they will be teaming up with roaming cinema The Nomad, as their official food partner for a series of pop up cinematic events in London’s Queen’s Park this summer.


Using their newly launched catering arm, Salt Yard Group will offer cinema goers their own creative take on traditional cinema and al fresco fare, with a selection of dishes to choose from, including Ibérico burgers with manchego and guindilla, Ibérico hot dogs with romesco sauce, caramelized onions, guindilla and mustard alioli, as well as some of their hugely popular signature creations, salt cod croquettes and courgette flowers with goat’s cheese and honey.


For those who don’t fancy venturing over to the mobile kitchen, Salt Yard Group ushers and usherettes will also be on hand to wander through the crowds with a further selection of edible goodies, including gazpacho, smoked paprika popcorn, cinnamon and lemon popcorn and a variety of homemade ice creams and fudges.


Teaming up for three dates, 18th August, 8th September and 22nd September, Salt Yard Group will provide the perfect foodie accompaniment to The Nomad’s atmospheric open air film nights. Showing three cult favourites from three different decades, 80s childhood classic The Goonies, 60s gem The Graduate and 90s cult stoner movie The Big Lebowski,the Queen’s Park screenings will form part of The Nomad’s extensive summer line up.


Sally Wilton founder/dreamer behind The Nomad and The Lexi Cinema, commented “As an admirer of the Salt Yard Group, ethically and edibly, I am delighted that they are bringing their culinary magic to the Queens Park 2012 film screenings. Their sense of playfulness will make the food a perfect partner for the film evenings.”


The Salt Yard Group have also confirmed that they will donate a £1 of each bill to The Nomad’s chosen charity The Sustainability Institute for any Nomad ticket holders who dine at their three restaurants during August.


The Nomad is the sister-company to one of West London’s most cherished local cinemas The Lexi.

For information and to book tickets for this cinematic adventure please visit; http://www.whereisthenomad.com








Tickets range from £8.50-£12.50 – please check website for specific prices

Doors open around 7pm / Screenings start at dusk so please check website for specific times

Information correct at time of going to press.  Theatrical elements subject to change.

For more information and to book tickets for your cinematic adventure please visit http://www.whereisthenomad.com

100% of all distributable profits from The Nomad will be donated to its chosen charity, the Sustainability Institute in South Africa.





From the kitchen

Ibérico burger with Manchego and Guindilla

Ibérico dog, Romesco sauce, Caramelized Onions, Guindilla and Mustard Alioli

PatatasFritas with Paprika Salt served with RomescoSauce and Alioli

Salt Cod Croquettes with Lemon and Caper Alioli

Courgette Flower with Goats Cheese and Honey


From the mobile stands/usherettes



Smoked Paprika

Cinnamon and Lemon


Homemade Icecreams:

Pedro Ximenez and Raisin

Smoked Marcona Almond Caramel

Saffron and Caramelized Pistachio


Bitter Chocolate and Pistachio fudge





Salt Yard Group was set up by Sanja Morris and Simon Mullins in 2005 with the opening of Salt Yard in Fitzrovia, followed by Dehesa in Soho in 2008 and Opera Tavern in Covent Garden in 2011. Ben Tish joined as head chef in 2006, swiftly becoming executive chef and now over-seeing the three restaurant’s kitchens. All three sites specialise in Italian and Spanish charcuterie, cheese and sharing dishes. They are all however different in style, atmosphere and menu and a visit to all three is highly recommended (in one night by tuktuk is very enjoyable).


Salt Yard Group set up a catering side in early 2012 offering feast or canapé menus with their signature Spanish and Italian twist. They can arrange anything from simple charcuterie and cheese boards and canapés, to a fully staffed event with a dedicated chef carving ham, an array of fantastic tapas laid out feast style and a bespoke sherry bar.


The group has a strong corporate social responsibility strategy with each restaurant supporting a small charity throughout the year via ongoing fundraising and practical support. They recently won a civic community award from Westminster council for their work.






The Nomad is the sister-company to one of West London’s most cherished local cinemas The Lexi.


The Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise is the UK’s first social enterprise boutique cinema, donating 100% of its profits to charity and staffed predominantly by local volunteers.  Founded in 2008, The Lexi has built up a reputation for programming bespoke film events sprinkled with added value including celebrity introductions, goodie bags, treasure hunts, half-time shots of whiskey, massive remote controls, and many other ingenious bits of mischief. Local guerrilla marketing campaigns keep the people of Queens Park and Kensal Rise on their toes.  The Lexi launched a membership scheme in Nov 2010, which has proved extremely popular for a small independent cinema, if not only for the lovely Oyster card wallets they come in! The Lexi’s excellent value for money wines have been hand picked by Tony Laithwaite himself (owner of Laithwaites Wines).  Those who have tried the Malbec will testify!


With a fantastic screen and a kicking sound system (actually one of the country’s best), the beautiful cinema is chic and intimate, but can rival any of the big chains for technical quality.


The Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Rd, Kensal Rise, NW10 3JU, www.thelexicinema.co.uk


100% of all distributable profits from The Nomad will be donated to its chosen charity, the Sustainability Institute in South Africa.


For more on The Sustainability Institute please visit www.sustainabilityinstitute.net