The Runcible Spoon, Bristol

We went out for a pre Christmas date during December and decided to go to The Runcible Spoon for dinner. It’s a quaint and quirky venue with a granny’s parlour feel to it.

I loved all the details that made this restaurant special, the carafe & tumblers to drink wine from, tea towel napkins, vintage crockery & cutlery, tea lights in flowery saucers, mismatched tables & chairs. Even the toilet is interesting, with vintage ordinance survey maps layered with vintage pictures of food used as wallpaper and a confusingly convex gold framed mirror which makes you feel like you’ve had one too many drinks in the hall of mirrors!

We went with the three course option which is a very reasonable £20 per person. We both had Duck liver parfait, red onion marmalade & toasted brioche to start, for main Adam had Seared loin of venison & venison faggot & parsnip puree and I had Roast breast & confit leg of pheasant & bread sauce, both were served with roast potatoes, braised red cabbage, greens and buttered carrots. For afters I had Dark chocolate truffle cake, espresso syrup & hazelnut brittle and Adam had Gorwydd Caerphilly & Stichelton cheeseboard, chutneys & oatcakes.

The food was exquisite and very filling, it was homely, seasonal and each course was beautifully complimentary. I’d love to go again and would highly recommend this cosy place, especially for dates!

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