Lunch@The Townhouse, Bristol

Bristol – famous for many things – including street art. We might see some Banksy today but we will definitely see Hockney doing his version of Hogarth at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. But, first we are meeting my niece Edda for lunch at The Townhouse.

From an artistic perspective, I am disappointed to see that there is no Pollock amongst the fish on offer, no Poussin amongst the poultry and only a sketchy mention of Bacon. I choose the Townhouse Fish Stew which is a collage of cod, prawns and beautifully fresh mussels.


Rock selects the Cheese and Broccoli Quiche served with a warm salad, while Edda decides to munch on a selection of small plates including Roasted Pumpkin and Truffled Mushrooms on a frame of Brioche Toast.


There are several shades of craft beer available. I enjoy the dark and intense flavours of the Crafty Dan 13 Guns while Rock & Edda both go for the lighter Wiper and True Pale Ale.


For dessert Rock & Edda share the surreal tower of Winter Berry Eton Mess – a riot of red and pink colours. I indulge in the Chocolate Nemesis, so rich and intense that the kitchen must have used a heavy palette knife to serve it. It arrives with Vanilla Cream and chocolate powder painted across the plate.


Now it’s time for Hockney’s Hogarth with maybe a bit of Banksy en route.


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

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