In our previous post on Bath, we have introduced Sally Lunn’s bun. This time around, we’ll bring you to modern British food in the Hole in the Wall restaurant.
We read about this restaurant from the internet on the day before our visit to Bath, heard about their two course award winning lunches and decided to pay them a visit. The restaurant has been established for 60 years, one of the oldest restaurants in Bath.
We ordered a two course lunch and a three course lunch, both priced at £9.95 and £13.95 each. For the starters, we have opted for their homemade slow-roasted tomato and basil soup. We love this. It tasted fantastic, very flavourful and sour with subtle aroma of basil leaves.
We also had a chicken liver and brandy parfait with apple chutney and Melba toast as our starter. The thick chicken liver tasted quite good, the texture was smooth, rich and creamy. It was tastier when eaten with the apple chutney, which was tangy and sweet. The Melba toast was good too, simple, nice and crispy.
As for our mains, we had a pan fried loin of pork steak on mashed potatoes with green peppercorn and garlic sauce. We enjoyed this as well, the meat was on the dry side, but the peppercorn and garlic sauce complemented the pork steak very well, adding to it a sense of smoothness and creaminess. Occasionally biting into the green peppercorns gave us a tinge of excitement. The mashed potatoes tasted light and creamy, it was good.
Instead of choosing salmon and prawns as we would usually do, we felt adventurous to try out something new to us – roasted beetroot and goats cheese risotto with parmigiano reggiano and sour cream. The risotto was rich, creamy and cheesy. Even so, it wasn’t overwhelmingly strong and delicious to the last bite.
We ended our meal with local cheeses with home-made chutney and Bath Olivers. We were served with 2 types of cheese, Stilton and Cheddar cheese. Both cheeses went really well with the biscuits. But unfortunately, we were too full to finish our dessert due to the heavy starters and mains.
Service was good, people are generally very friendly in Bath, which is why we like Bath a lot. It might be pricey to dine in this restaurant in the evening, to avoid burning a hole in your pocket, it is advisable to visit the restaurant in the afternoon for its 2 course lunch. For more information, please visit their website here. We had a great experience in Bath, do visit Bath if you happen to visit the UK.
16 George Street,
Bath BA1 2EN,