Bistro la Barrique
May 11, 2011
A little recommendation today… My Mum and I visited the Bath branch of Bistro la Barrique a couple of weeks ago. I apologise for the quality of the photos, they are from my phone.
I was debating whether to post this or not as the meal didn’t blow me away, but it was very nice and I do remember enjoying it a lot at the time so here we are…
The Bath restaurant is not in the prettiest building but once you are inside you can pretend you are in some rustic French restaurant in Provence! There is also a garden but it was too cold for us to sit there on this day.
The main reason I want to share is because the concept (a very popular one right now) is all about small plates -petit plats… so French tapas.
We had a vegetarian bean cassolet, which was very good… just the kind of thing you would eat in rural France.
Some roasted beetroot…
A goats cheese tatin, this could have been better but it was still one of my favourites of the meal
I had to order scallops as they are my fave, they came with black pudding (a classic combo) and a bean mash. My only criticism was that there was far too much mash for two scallops, it just looks like they were over compensating. The scallops were fresh and lovely though so I didn’t mind.
This strange looking dish was a mushroom flan, and my Mums favourite.
For pudding there was an almond cake with drunken prunes…
And a chocolate torte.
Like I say not a blow-me-away meal but tasty and quick and good value. I think we spent about £40 including a glass of wine.