Last night was my final night in Bristol and in order to guarantee that my last supper ended the project work on a high, I demanded a repeat trip to what is by far, my favourite restaurant in Bristol…Glassboat.
It does what is says on the tin, it is a glass-clad boat, serving up the most extraordinarily beautiful and tasty food, moored up along Bristol’s bustling harbourside.
I think this post says enough for itself without me wittering on, however, I must mention that a very skeptical colleague was rendered speechless by his choice of food, which is no small win for Glassboat (well done)! A pigeon and foie gras terrine for Jack and scallops (below) for Gill – I know…Jack and Gill…brilliant. A duck confit ballotine for Suze. I was met with a wall of silence once the starters arrived, testament to the delight of my fellow diners. The girls went for the highly recommended halibut with a garlic velouté, the vampires won’t be visiting for a while (nor will the other half) let’s put it that way. It was the cannon of lamb and sweetbreads that stole away Jack’s attention, who was singing the dish’s praises throughout the meal.And finally, the finale that I had been anticipating all week, the white chocolate delice served with pink peppercorn ice cream. Gill and I have now boldly claimed this as the BEST dessert we have ever had the pleasure of spooning.
I would (without hesitation) move to Bristol if I could pass the time munching on this hunk of a pudding!So for now I have waved farewell to the Bristol harbourside and am sat back comfortably on the Thames but there are still a few culinary delights of the West that may encourage a return visit soon…