On a cold dark November night The Living Room certainly delivers on a warm welcome. The invitingly lit plush room makes the perfect end to our winter journey. Seated comfortably near the back of the restaurant our lovely waitress supplies us with our various menus, after recognising us from a previous visit last summer we have a chat and this sets a relaxed and friendly tone for the evening.
From the well set out wine list we choose a La Croix Vermentino Sauvignon Blanc from the South of France and at £17.00 it offers incredible value and could easily pass for a bottle of twice the price. The wine proves to be a great accompaniment to the evening complimenting our varied menu choices.
Choosing from the a la carte menu we start with Pan-fried garlic and herb mushrooms on toast and Beer-battered tiger prawns with sweet chilli and wasabi mayonnaise. The garlic mushrooms are buttery and rich and the prawns crisp and delicious dipped into the sweet chilli sauce.
Our mains of chicken, tiger prawn and cashew coconut laksa with coconut rice and rosemary and lemon baked chicken with roasted garlic and mash arrived swiftly and both delivered a hearty warm glow, perfect winter dishes and just what the doctor order on a night like this.
Although feeling full the arrival of the table next doors desserts persuaded us we were not done, feeling a little indecisive the sharing board of desserts comprising of Coconut & passion fruit crème brulée, chocolate truffle cake with crushed honeycomb, apple streusel tart and ‘Basil Grande’ Eton mess, with dairy vanilla ice-cream seemed like the perfect way to over indulge. And over indulge we did. The absolute standout for us was the ‘Basil Grande’ Eton mess, not only was it delicious on its own but it perfectly complemented the cake, tart and ice cream elevating them so much so I would serve it as the cream / ice-cream option for all the desserts.
As we were finishing our wine and chatting a handsome young fellow took his place at the piano, sometimes live music can be a little over bearing in a restaurant but we still managed to carry on our chat, that is until we realised how good he was and found ourselves in the best seats of an impromptu concert. Perfectly pitched winter food, fantastic service and a free concert another lovely night at The Living in Bristol!
Please visit http://www.thelivingroom.co.uk/location/bristol for full details of the menu’s and offers available, including the Perfect set and Signature Menu’s which offer incredible value on fantastic food and drink.
Also http://www.thelivingroom.co.uk/christmas for details of the Christmas Menu currently offering a 10% discount on selected dates.