This week, The Pig is mostly…
DELIGHTED to hear that Michelin-starred superchef Chris Cleghorn’s prandial playground at the Queensberry Hotel’s Olive Tree Restaurant is almost totally refurbished after the electrical fire that consumed it at the start of lockdown. Expect to indulge in a brand new 9-course Tasting Menu (9 courses!) by way of celebration… we can’t wait! (https://www.olivetreebath.co.uk/open-for-business-very-soon/)
INTRIGUED by the forthcoming collaboration between Bath’s very own MasterChef winner Ping Coombes and the fabulous Larkhall Butcher team: Ping At Home Curries – homemade, freshly cooked Malaysian curries and more – will soon be available for pre-order collection at Larkhall Butchers HQ. Sorakan, Piggies! (https://larkhallbutchers.co.uk / https://www.pingcoombes.com)
EAGERLY anticipating a joyful return to the habit of indulging in tastebud-teasers a-plenty when the Bud? B? – Bath’s only Japanese-style Izakaya – reopens for business every Friday/Saturday evening in The Grapes’ gracious upper-level Jacobean dining room on Saturday 19th September (https://thegrapesbath.co.uk/budo-ba/)
CHILLIN’ out on the uniquely pretty terrace at Popinjays at The Bird (Pulteney Road) where the all-encompassing menu is currently flying high on an Eat Out To Help Out extension (50% off food and soft drinks to a maximum of £10pp every Monday-Wednesday) all the way through to the end of September (https://www.thebirdbath.co.uk/popinjays/)
BECOMING addicted (in a controlled sense, of course) to the upmarket, expertly-mixed cocktails freshly concocted to your taste at smart Saville Row watering hole The Common Room. Want a really good excuse to say cheers here? The 2-for-£10 deal runs every Monday-Friday up until 10pm (https://commonroombath.co.uk)
PLANNING on visiting the brand new Elder Restaurant at the brand new Indigo Hotel at the earliest opportunity. “Authentic, honest, timeless British cooking with a focus on sustainability, seasonality, locally-sourced and wild produce”? Bring. It. ON! (http://theelder.co.uk)
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