Friday, 8 June 2018

A New Summer Menu - Cosy Club Bristol Review

Cosy Club Review Where To Eat in Bristol

Hey Owlets,

I feel like I've been very heavy (pun intended) on the food content recently, but I've had the opportunity to visit some incredible places, and I had a few messages saying you enjoyed seeing my recommendations for where to eat when you visit Bristol/Birmingham, so your wish is my command!

Today's venue wins the award for the prettiest place ever! Cosy Club occupies the shell of an old bank on Corn Street and it's been restored beautifully - this is probably the closest you can ever get to eating brunch in a cathedral, and it's amazing.  The restaurant feels like it belongs in the building, with its decor and menus all echoing the gorgeous 1930s art deco style.

Cosy Club Review Where To Eat in Bristol

We walked in to find a very warm welcome, were shown to our table and introduced to our waiter. While deciding what drinks to order, we got chatting and said that it was Mum's first "Blogger's Day Out" because it was my parents' anniversary. When the waiter came back, he handed us each a glass of prosecco and said congratulations to them, which I thought was an incredibly thoughtful touch.

Cosy Club Review Where To Eat in Bristol

The cocktail menu was endless - there were so many to choose from that I couldn't decide. From reviewing restaurants over the last few months I've noticed that a lot of the time they're either great at cocktails or great at food but never both. However, Cosy Club is the exception to the rule. The drinks are great tasting but no frills, which I actually prefer. If you have to work out how to drink it, it's not for me.

Cosy Club Review Where To Eat in Bristol

Cosy Club have just released a new menu for Summer which included tapas, so of course we needed to try it! We had a black pudding scotch egg (not my cup of tea, but Dad said it was great!), potatoes with chicken and chorizo, sesame chicken, tempura king prawns, goat's cheese and spinach croquettes, and feta and heirloom tomatoes on toast. They were £4.95 each or £13.95 for three - I would usually expect for pay around £12 for three so I was really surprised to see that there wasn't a premium for the location. The potatoes were nice in their own right, but compared to everything else they were a bit of a let down - I honestly couldn't pick a favourite between the other four. The spinach and feta croquettes nearly caused war because I didn't want to share, the chicken was amazingly juicy and very well seasoned, the prawns were some of the best I've ever eaten and feta and tomato is always going to be a winning combination with me! As I write this, I'm considering if I can go back and get tapas just for me tomorrow.

Cosy Club Review Where To Eat in Bristol

For main course Mum had a steak which she said was cooked perfectly, Dad had chicken which he liked so much that he wouldn't let me try any, and I had a Thai green chicken curry (also available veggie). I kind of regretted my decision when it arrived, purely because it's so filling. For £12.50 you get a Thai green curry which tastes incredible, coconut and coriander rice, as well as prawn crackers and spring rolls, both home made. I honestly couldn't fault any part of the dish, but I definitely wouldn't order this if you're having tapas to start. I only managed about half and ended up giving some of it to Mum and Dad! However, if I was in town I would absolutely go into Cosy Club just to have this for lunch.

Cosy Club Review Where To Eat in Bristol

We were all very full and had decided that we had no room for dessert, but our waiter said that we absolutely needed to try some of their cakes so we opted for this sharing platter of desserts. It was sort of like a mini afternoon tea, and it was amazing.

Cosy Club Review Where To Eat in Bristol

For £9.95 you get a lemon posset with berry compote, chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce, berry and almond slice and caramel shortbread with "boozy cherries". This is meant to be for two people, but it split perfectly between the three of us. Mum and I are very much of the "dessert should be chocolate" club, while Dad's more of a fruit dessert person, so this was perfect. However, sharing the caramel shortbread nearly caused a riot and I'd love to tell you what the lemon posset was like but I wouldn't know because Mum finished the whole thing before I had a chance to try it - I'm guessing that means it was good! The only thing I wasn't sold on were the cherries - they just felt a bit surplus, and we all ended up leaving them.

Cosy Club Review Where To Eat in Bristol

I honestly couldn't fault any part of the meal, and the staff were incredible. The only issue I have is with the sharing platters - food this good is impossible to share and it will cause arguments! Originally I felt like Cosy Club was somewhere that you only visit on special occasions, but whether you're popping in for a quick lunch, an after work dinner with friends or a special occasion, I really recommend you book here.

Love and Feathers, 
 The Owlet 💜 
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