A lot of the work that I do often takes me to Bristol, although sometimes referred to as a second London, it offers something London cannot…fish by the bucketload! This week I was lucky enough to have a very good friend come to stay, keeping me company in my lonely little hotel room for one!
Al has just joined the Navy and so I thought, what better than a little taste of the ocean to make her feel at home.
The lovely Jean was also able to join our fish supper – a Bristol local, giving the Riverstation Restaurant her seal of approval before we settled on it as our eatery of choice.
The girls opted for the very reasonable set menu and I made the age old mistake of not following suit, suffering a severe case of starter envy when the tomato medley arrived.
Al’s pork was given an enthusiastic thumbs up – anything to take her mind off the sea!
Jean chose the Cornish Ling, which I had sampled in the bar and kitchen the week before, if you’ve never had the honour, try a fillet of Ling, it’ll be worth your while, I guarantee it.
I ordered the pan-fried fillet of cod, white beans and confit tomato fricasée and mussels, I wasn’t disappointed.
Dessert was very welcome after missing out on a starter! I went for a palette-cleansing medley of sorbets and Jean was a woman on a chocolate brownie mission. Both were very well received!
Riverstation has an idyllic spot along Bristol’s harbourside, perfect for a first date or catching up with girlfriends, it comes highly recommended if you’re heading West!