The restaurant, which aims to give diners ‘something a little bit different’, will serve variations of classic pizzas and sandwiches including The Swine and Pine with Sweet Chill Glazed Pineapple, Shredded Ham Hock and Jalapenos, as well as Summer Garden unbaked and topped with Garlic Butter, Spinach, Watercress, Macerated Fennel, Radish and Tomato Shaved Parmesan.
Deli-style sandwiches and homemade cakes will also be on offer, as will a Sunday brunch service.
For 23-year-old Gray, opening his first restaurant is an exciting prospect.
“I’ve been cooking professionally for four years now and to get the chance to go it alone is something I’m very much looking forward to, especially in my home city. It has been my goal since I was just a kid,” he said.
“I am excited to be working with the guys at Das Kino as it is one of my favourite venues in Nottingham. Das Kino is due to celebrate its first birthday soon and it’s become a real go to place in the city.”