Date Night: Gascoyne Place, Bath

As I mentioned in my 17 Week Pregnancy Update, on Thursday Andy and I went on a Spa Date to the Thermae Bath Spa and for dinner at Gascoyne Place in Bath. Despite living in Bath for 10 years, we had never been to either places before and we had really been missing out!

Octopus Salad

For starter, Andy had an Octopus salad with Whitebait, Jersey Royals, Chorizo, Asparagus and Bagna Cauda Dressing. I wasn’t keen to try the octopus as I am a big wuss and not very adventurous with certain food. He throughly enjoyed it and there wasn’t even a smidge of sauce left on his plate.

Cheese Tart

I had a very generous portion of their cheese tart to start with apple slices and salad. If this had been served in a deli it would have been the same size as a quiche on their lunch menu. It was safe to say that I was very full after the delicious entrée. I can’t remember the variety of cheese, I think it was Westcombe Cheddar but it wasn’t pungent or overpowering and well balanced by the tartness of the apple and crunch from the radish.

Beer Battered Hake

Andy ordered the Beer Battered Hake with chips, pea salad and tartare sauce. This was so nice that he kindly swapped his main with my burger and chips as he saw how much I enjoyed it. To be fair, I couldn’t manage much of his dish as I was so full after my starter.

Burger and Chips

I had a beef burger with gherkins and salad, twice cooked chips and garlic mayonnaise. It looks quite small but it’s deceptive and Andy and I nearly skipped on dessert as we were so full. But I did say nearly… We rarely skip dessert as we love it so much! After digesting for a while, well actually a long while, we shared the white chocolate panna cotta with rhubarb crumble and rhubarb espuma. I really wish I had a picture to show you as it was one of the best desserts I’ve had in years. We got a bit too excited to try it as we’d never had espuma, a frothy gel of sorts, before. It’s safe to say that most of the dessert had gone before I even remembered that I needed to take a picture, sorry!

If you’d like to try Gascoyne Place, then I’d recommend booking a table on 01225 445854. Address: 1 Sawclose, Bath BA1 1EY

My Monday Meals: Bank Holiday Special Part 2

On Monday, I shared a selection of the meals that Andy, Annabelle and I had over the Bank Holiday weekend instead of my usual breakfast, lunch and dinner, just to be a bit different. Click here for the first post. This second part is from Sunday.

Sunday lunch

Thai Fishcakes

We went to the Victoria Pub and Kitchen, in Bath, on Sunday for lunch and Andy chose Thai fishcakes with a sweet chilli sauce. It was delicious but I’m not convinced that there was anything Thai about it, apart from the sweet chilli dip. It just tasted like a normal pub or restaurant fishcake to me.

Roast beef

I hadn’t had a roast dinner in a few weeks so I decided to have the beef which I thought I would share with Annabelle. It was served with roast potatoes, they were hidden under the beef, Yorkshire pudding, pickled red cabbage, broccoli, roasted parsnips, gravy and a carrot mash (I think there was sweet potato in there too).

Belgium waffles

For dessert, Andy had a Belgium waffle with ice cream and toffee sauce. This was yummy and I had quite a big bit of Andy’s as I was still hungry after my roast. I probably should have got Annabelle her own lunch but they didn’t have a children’s roast option and I didn’t want her to have anything with chips as she had some on Saturday.

Sticky toffee pudding

I went for a sticky toffee pudding. It came with ice-cream and I think it was honeycomb flavour. I don’t normally choose this for dessert but I think the baby might have wanted it 😉 It was gone in seconds!

Victoria Pub and Kitchen

Did you enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend? I hope the weather was nice where you are. Please click on the link for more of My Monday Meals.