What a lovely weekday treat! Last week I popped to The Cosy Club in Bath to review their new menu.
I have had breakfast, tapas and cocktails here many times (not at the same time might I had!) but I haven’t visited CC for dinner that much so I was excited to properly try out their NEW menu – launching new dishes across their main, vegan and gluten free menus, PLUS their cocktail menu too.
With a large variety of dishes to choose from it’s the perfect “I don’t know what type of food I feel like tonight” place, plus it caters for a variety of diets such as vegan or gluten free.
I was particularly excited to see their separate vegan menu since my boyfriend is plant-based. We do sometimes struggle to find restaurants that have a good amount of vegan dishes to offer and we weren’t disappointed looking at the new vegan menu.
The best way to start a meal — WITH COCKTAILS OF COURSE!
New drinks on the menu
Oh my, oh my… Rob picked a gooden. I ADORE this drink, actually ADORE IT. Mr Jenkins – Don Papa rum, Aperol, vanilla and lemon juice.
“This drink is just as compelling as the man who invented it.”
This drink just reminds me of a holiday (aww, bliss). This is my sort of drink!
Now my choice was Summer Sangria – Orange liqueur, red wine, orange and lemon juices. I really enjoyed this too, however Rob’s Mr Jenkins drink was still in my mind. Any drink with rum in and I’m pretty much hooked.
(We’re going back for a couple of these drinks very soon!)
After sipping on our cocktails we decided to start our meal with a selection of tapas dishes.
Squid & Chorizo –pan-fried with red wine and garlic, served with mixed leaves and a butter bean aioli.
The chorizo wasn’t chewy! Finally! YAY! I haven’t always been the biggest fan of chorizo because it can be quite tough sometimes, however, these chorizo bites with squid rings were absolutely delicious! AND the butter bean ailio was as yummy as it sounds.
Tempura King Prawns with a soy and ginger dipping sauce.
Who doesn’t love tempura prawns with a dipping sauce – I just can’t fault it. The soy and ginger dipping sauce was the perfect accompaniment with these fresh king prawns.
Goat’s Cheese and Spinach Croquettes (v) with tomato tapenade.
The tapas dish that really stood out were the croquettes! Accompanied with a tomato tapenade. The croquettes were soft, gooey and melt-in-the-mouth and the tomato tapenade was a great sauce to accompany the creamy indulgent bites.
Onto the mains!
One of my favourite meals is risotto so I had to try it! Even though I was struggling choosing between the Aubergine tagine, Whole Rack of Baby Back Ribs AND Crispy Duck salad! (Ok, so I deliberated for a while ha!) But I am so glad I chose this dish!
Courgette, Edamame & Mint Ristotto with toasted seeds and beetroot & rosemary hummus.
This is exactly the type of flavours I would want in a risotto. Beetroot and rosemary hummus, a sweet, tangy taste to cut into the creaminess of the dish, with sharper flavours from the broken up feta on top. Plus with the addition of courgette (actually obsessed with this vegetable at the moment) and edamame, it was the perfect combination. Exactly what I would put into a risotto.
Now Rob’s dish was just a beauty!
Thai Green Vegetable Curry with coconut & coriander rice, spring rolls and sweet chilli dipping sauce.
Just look at that GOD DAMN “INSTAGRAMMABLE” platter of dishes! I loved that this dish came with a side of spring rolls too. It’s great to see a vegan dish look so exciting and taste so delicious too (had to have a cheeky bite of his meal – for the blog, for the blog 😉 )
The main courses were both presented beautifully and the portion sizes were great, however, I would say that maybe hold back from ordering three tapas dishes BEFORE eating a main and then dessert – for me, it was quite a lot of food to consume but obviously I HAD to try it all, hehe 😉
Wow, indulgent puddings ey?! I think sooo!
Rob chose Salted Caramel Cheesecake (v) with butterscotch sauce and sweet & salty popcorn.
And I chose this magical fairy looking dessert – Nutella & Vanilla Cream Doughnut (n, v)
topped with candy floss and raspberry dust.
You’ve seen brownies with toppings for dessert but I’ve never seen a DOUGHNUT with toppings before!! I love it! A ring Nutella doughnut with a light, airy chocolate mouse on top, decorated with a pinch of candyfloss. I haven’t had candyfloss in YEARS so this was definitely a nostalgic dessert – kind of an adult version of a pudding I used to have when I was young. I was into my dessert soo much that I completely forgot to try Rob’s dessert, but from the looks of it that’s my kind of dessert too – popcorn on top!? WHUT!!?
Well what can I say, we were well and truly full after this meal but it was lovely. Still can’t get over having fairy dust and candy floss on my dessert! Now that’s a way to end a meal.
Thank you so much to the lovely people at The Cosy Club for inviting me to review, I had a lovely evening and can’t wait to come back and try more of your new dishes. I’ve got my eye on more of your tapas dishes! And cocktails!!! CALLING MR JENKINS!
To try The Cosy Club Bath new menus visit: www.cosyclub.co.uk/clubs/bath/
T: 01225 464161
Where? Unit R4, SouthGate Place, Bath, BA1 1AP