Happy Bank Holiday weekend, UK people!
It’s been mostly a great weekend here so far. Friday night we went out for dinner with some of our closest friends, whom we haven’t seen for ages (more on that later). Yesterday was a chilled day. I picked up a very exciting parcel in the morning then relaxed and did a bit of uni work. This morning I was supposed to be attending a 3-hour beginners Ashtanga workshop, which I was really excited about, but it had to be cancelled as there weren’t enough people attending for it to go ahead. Gutted. Instead I came home and did 40 minutes of my own little yoga session. Not quite the same but at least Igot my yoga fix.
Anyway, the friday night meal I was telling you about was at one of my favourite Bristol restaurants, Bordeaux Quay. A brasserie, restaurant, deli, bakery, bar, and cookery school in one. And, according to their website, it’s
the UK’s first eco restaurant to achieve a gold rating under the Soil Association’s sustainable catering scheme.
Not bad, huh.
Here’s the entry point to the restaurant and the bakery (which was shut at the time):
And our simple and beautifully dressed table (I love the potted plant, great touch):
And the somewhat “grey day” view from our table, overlooking part of Bristol’s waterfront (where they have a great harbourside festival every year, as well as lots of other great events for the culturally inclined):
Ok, onto the best bit: the food!
We ate at the Brasserie this time, but on another occasion we’ve eaten at the restaurant. The service is always great and not only do they happily accomodate my dietary requirements, they always provide something unique and delicious. This time was no exception. To start I had a lovely dressed green salad (I added some cashew nuts to it that I had in my bag):
Then as a main, I had a rocket and roasted vegetable salad with an aubergine steak topped with a fresh tomato sauce:
This was SO good. The subtle flavours worked well together to provide a fresh tasting dish. I love that they created this for me within my dietary requirements. I don’t know what they dress their salads with; whatever it is it’s delicious. I love this place. The Brasserie promotes a relaxed, welcoming environment and all the staff seem genuinely nice and talented.
Right, the bank holiday fun now continues with a beer festival at our local pub. Could be messy! 🙂