Down to the Quay…

June 28, 2010

A few Saturdays ago I got up early and went for a walk to central Bristol (I didn’t go near any shops… promise)…

I love being in the harbour when it’s sunny, it’s one of those places that makes you feel so lucky to live in Bristol…

Down on Bristol’s lovely harbourside there is an amazing restaurant called Bordeaux Quay, it is a huge building, and therefore has a lovely bar area, a casual dining area, a deli, a terrace plus a beautiful more formal restaurant upstairs (that I am yet to sample).

The terrace is a lovely place to sit and eat or drink…

The views are lovely, the Boy and I always pick our boats out (dreams)…

The interior is beautiful…

The wine list exhaustive and lovely… although we didn’t indulge this visit it is a great place to ahve a glass at the weekends, being the only place on this side of the waterfront that is nice…

Or you go go for one of the amazing cocktails…

The deli and the bakery are pretty amazing, they do take-away lunch bits, amazing cheese plus accompaniments, Lahloo Tea, I could, and have spent so much time and money in here…

Lahloo tea is lovely, I have given many gifts of this tea, the packaging is so cute, I love the ittle pegs…

So on a sunny Saturday the Boy and I had an early lunch here on the terrace…

It was a late breakfast for the Boy, complete with bloody mary (the greatest hangover cure there ever was)

He was pretty impressed with all of it, the bacon and sausages being very good…

I however had been walking and was ready for lunch, going for the white onion and gruyere cheese tart, it was amazing and I ate every single last bite.

It came with a yummy, very light potato and dill salad and some fresh salad leaves, I wish I could have this for my lunch today…

One thing I love at Bordeaux Quay is that they have their own water filter system so all tables have complimentary filtered water in glass bottles, you can even have sparkling…

The restaurant has a gold rating from the Soil Association for its sustainable catering scheme, meaning wherever you see this award you are guaranteed a sustainable meal.

It is the first eco-restaurant in the UK to achieve this status.

And it’s not just the food…

The restaurant also has huge eco-friendly status, everything about how the building would function was considered, there are light sensors in the bathrooms to save electricity, rain water is harvested to make drinking water, they have a comprehensive recycling system and even have a manager in charge of sustainable development; this restaurant is taking its footprint seriously.

Check out their eco pages for more details here

They also hold cookery schools and tasting evening in their restaurant, I am dying to attend a course soon… they even have special cooking days for children, great to ease a fussy childs bad habits and get them interested in food. Check out the details here.

Go check Bordeaux Quay soon, you could go for a great breakfast or leisurely lunch on the terrace or really push the boat out and go for a tasting evening in the restaurant, but please visit the deli and bakery on your way out… there are too many treats to miss!

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2 Responses to “Down to the Quay…”

  1. Kate Says:

    We are really very lucky to have such a beautiful place in Bristol as Bordeaux Quay. They are a great team doing great things. Your photos really depict this stunning place. Lovely post.


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