Boston Tea Party - Alfred Street, Bath
So, Easter Sunday morning started a little like this; chocolate for breakfast in bed, alongside a cup of tea and the Sunday papers. I can safely say that I have overloaded on chocolate over the bank holiday weekend. All of my chocolate eggs have been demolished and our homemade chocolate marbled muffins, and Easter bunny biscuits are now but a distant (delicious) memory - eek! The only trace of Easter left at home are a few pretty decorations hanging up, bunches of daffodils brightening up each room, and, empty Easter egg boxes stuffed in the recycling bin. Admittedly, I needed to give my sweet tooth a bit of a break. So, a trip to Boston Tea Party, on Alfred Street, for brunch was the perfect way to while away the rest of our morning. BTP opened its doors for the first time last year on Alfred Street, after much refurbishment of a "previously unused Grade II listed building."
Armed with the laptop and plans to begin searching for summer holidays this year, we set to work, but not before heading over to the counter to place our orders...'The Boss' (£10) and the 'Chorizo Hash,' (£7.75) were our dishes of choice, after much deliberating over the many tempting options!
Our drinks arrived, and we celebrated a quiet Easter Sunday together with the clink of a jam jar and mug! A 'Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice' (£2.75) and 'Chai Latte' (£3).
'The Boss' was hungrily devoured; buttered triangles of warm toast, sweet little red cherry toms, crispy bacon, creamy scrambled eggs, caramelised field mushrooms, spiced potatoes, sausage, Hog's pudding, and, forkfuls of beans!...
This is what I'd call a proper breakfast/brunch option, one that will keep you quite happily stuffed to the brim, until teatime.
A big sip of fresh orange juice and then I got started on the 'Chorizo Hash' too.
Now, this dish was pretty eggstraordinary!
The poached eggs were cooked to perfection...
...concealing a very vivid yellow yolk, which oozed out onto the bed of wilted spinach.
So good! So, so good! A dish I would definitely recommend, and one I will return to for sure.
You can also find this "modern independent British café" in Kingsmead Square, where it has become "something of an institution for local coffee connoisseurs" in Bath, as well as in 16 other locations dotted across the country! To see if one is near you, take a look at their website for all the deets...
However, if you are a Bathonian, I am sure you are familiar with Boston Tea Party either down on Kingsmead Square, or over on Alfred Street (just opposite The Assembly Rooms). Their delicious homemade cakes are some of the finest in the city! Plus, you don't need me to tell you that this is the place to be for brunch at weekends; tables tend to be occupied with hungry diners tucking into the good stuff from mid-morning through to the afternoon. Should you have to wait 5 or 10 minutes for a table, it will be totally worth it; a busy restaurant means good food after all!
Should you be passing through the city as a tourist this spring/summer, then make notes now, as BTP should not be missed out on your 'to do' list, whilst you're holidaying in the area this year!