The Record Cafe was opened in November 2014 by Bradfordian Keith Wildman after around 8 months of planning how to bring together great music, great food and great beer under one roof. To be somewhere we’re proud to own and work and hopefully somewhere Bradfordians and those from further afield would enjoy visiting.
The cosy upstairs record shop sells the latest releases and reissues on vinyl. Most records now come with an MP3 download code or even a CD, so you can own the beautiful physical product - the artwork, the lyrics - and still listen to the music on your iPod or portable device of choice. With this new website you can now order online with ‘click and collect’ too.
The ground floor bar concentrates on beer. We have four rotating cask beers and six ‘craft’ keg lines, three of which are permanent and around 50 different bottled and canned beers from the UK and around the world. You won’t find shots, alcopops, ‘fruit’ ciders, vodka or industrial lager on our bar. Instead we stock real cider and perry, a carefully curated selection of single malt whiskies for the connoisseur, a growing range of specially selected gins, as well as a small but quality wine list.
And finally ham. You can eat everything but the oink as the saying goes. Pork pies, cracking, scratchings, belly pork, bacon, prosciutto… But we settled on jamón ibérico and took it from there. The finest Spanish cured meats available. That led to cheese, olives, bread, oil, sherry and all things charcuterie.
Everything at The Record Café is about quality. From the decor, to the food, the drink, the music and the atmosphere. If it’s worth doing it’s worth doing well.