The month of July; I’ve been trying to stay on top of healthy eating as much as possible day to day, as we have a beach holiday booked for next month. Healthy eating is hard for me; I’m a foodie, and my partner is a feeder, we love eating out and don’t have usually have the best discipline when it comes to food, but you’re allowed a treat day right?! Try treat weekend, an au revoir to the delicious unhealthy stuff.
During the Friday to Sunday in question, we visited two great restaurants that I have to rave about.. and we also got a Chinese takeaway, oops.
Friday, 14th July
Bourgee, a steak and lobster lounge in Bury St Edmunds. Before last Friday I had never heard of this chain, but they have a few restaurants across the UK and if you have one near you, I would definitely find an excuse to go.
The drinks menu is incredible, I have a sweet tooth when it comes to cocktails, and went for the ‘Bourgee Punch’, a passionfruit based cocktail. I have to say a lot of the cocktails were on the sweeter side but there were a couple that weren’t. They also have an extensive spirit and wine list including a luxury menu, featuring the Ace of Spades Gold champagne which would set you back a mere £1000 per bottle.
Bourgee offered a cocktail menu which felt like it was written solely for me. They also had one of the best, most extensive menus I’ve seen in ages. Most of the dishes were strong contenders and because of this it took me a while to decide. Perhaps the most shocking part of the whole experience was the price. I enjoy fine dining and am more than happy to pay above average prices for a nice meal. I didn’t need to! Their à la carte menu offers fair prices and they also have a set two course lunch menu for £12.50! I’ve been known to spend that kind of money in McDonalds for gods sake. We added deserts to the meal for the standard price. Unfortunately they looked so good that I wasn’t patient enough to get a photo.
Saturday, 15th July
The Wolseley, a European café restaurant in London, neighbour to the Ritz. The Wolseley has a great luxury menu. It offers foods which aren’t common in UK restaurants, for example ‘escargots’, or snails to you and me. I definitely wasn’t brave enough for anything that adventurous though, and played it safe with a half lobster. The prices were more here, but were fair for its location, the standard, and the impeccable service. I felt like they would do their best to cater to anything I asked of them. Despite being fully booked they fit us in without a reservation.
On the Sunday we got a local Chinese take away, just for good measure, although this wasn’t nearly as photogenic. I’m dribbling over the memory of all that amazing food and not looking forward to my healthy dinner.