On a recent venture to Bath for an excellent hen party, I took the opportunity to enjoy a spot of lunch at a top rated vegetarian restaurant in the city centre. The Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen is a modern vegetarian restaurant that serves up a superb menu bursting with creativity and variety. Their motto is ‘plants taste better‘ and they definitely achieve that.
The restaurant is set in a pedestrianised area near Bath Cathedral, situated down a bustling cobbled street. It appeared to be a popular lunch spot as the majority tables were full with diners. The interior has a contemporary but relaxed feel, with interesting local artwork dotted around the walls.
I ordered Wye Valley asparagus with hazelnut gnocchi on a samphire, wild garlic, leek and white wine creamed sauce. I complemented this with a glass of Cortese Amonte from Piedmont, Italy. Some of you may know I spent the summer of 2015 working in the beautiful wine region of Piedmont, you can read more about it here.
The gnocchi was superb, it had a silky smooth texture with a delicate hazelnut flavour. I am definitely going to try and make some using skills learnt from the Italian cookery course I attended. The sauce was light and it balanced well with the rest of the dish. The portion size was just perfect for lunch. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Bath; the choice and service was excellent. The Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen proves that vegetarian eateries can have a modern twist and keep up to date with current food trends that can appeal to non vegetarians too.
After a wander around the lovely city of Bath, I visited Marshfields Farm ice cream parlour. The ice cream is made in the Cotswolds, UK on an organic certified family farm. All their products are suitable for vegetarians, contain all natural ingredients and they taste delicious!