The Beckford Bottle Shop - Bath
Bathonians and visitors to our city, I have a question for you. Have you visited The Beckford Bottle Shop, which opened for business last month along Saville Row in Bath?
Scott and I paid them a visit a few days after their official opening and enjoyed some seriously fantastic food and attentive service. The setting felt very serene and relaxing too. A perfect pitstop, especially when you fancy a rest-bite from all that Christmas shopping…
At their venue in Bath, you can expect a modern, spacious wine shop and tasting rooms, with a restaurant serving British style small plates. There is a focus on locally sourced cheese from The Fine Cheese Co. as well as delicious charcuterie by MasterChef winner, Dhruv Baker. Not to mention, melt-in-the-mouth madeleines, freshly made on a regular basis by Head Chef Harry!
Along with ~15 whites and 15 reds to choose from the standard menu here, there is the ability to choose a bottle from the wine shop too. They stock around 250 wines from around the world, so there’s plenty to choose from! Moreover, customers have the chance to enjoy their newly purchased bottle of wine at a table in the restaurant, there’s just a small £15 corkage fee…
So, when you think ‘brunch,’ what springs to mind? Tucking into a trusty fry-up, a tower of pancakes topped with lashings of bacon and maple syrup, or, a wholesome bowl of porridge and all the fruit compote trimmings? Well, allow your tastebuds to now be tantalised by the somewhat unusual brunch offerings at The Beckford Bottle Shop…
Their menu is concise with only a few options, but each dish promises flavour. For something savoury, you’ll want to sample some of what we had below!
But first, let’s order tea and coffee. A fresh peppermint tea with one of those moreish madeleines and a frothy coffee for my dear husband.
Here we have the ‘Slow Braised Ox Cheek Shakshuka’ (£9), alongside the ‘Westcombe Ricotta and Honey on Toast’ (£6) and ‘Potato Rosti, Squash and Fried Egg’ (£8).
Every dish ticked all the right boxes!
The shakshuka packed a spicy punch but the splash of fresh lime juice cut through those fiery flavours perfectly.
The rosti, although you can’t see it here, was gorgeously caramelised and so, so delicious!
It was fun and exciting to tuck into something other than avocado on toast (although still a much-loved breakfast option of mine), the creamy ricotta and sweet honey on toast married one another wonderfully well!
If you haven’t yet been, then book a table for daily small plates, or even a Sunday brunch like this. Don’t forget to report back here with what tickled your tastebuds too!
In the meantime, happy Christmas shopping… (We can officially start now, right?)