Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen

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I just wanted to write a post about how much I love this restaurant!  The old Demuths in Bath recently changed to Acorn and it’s as good (and dare I say, possibly even better) as it ever was.

I LOVE eating out with my husband, my friends and my family, (and occasionally by myself) but as a vegan there are only so many mushroom risottos and salad and chip combos that you can take plus I always resent paying restaurant prices for something that I feel I could have made for myself at home.  That certainly does NOT apply at this place.  Every single course I have eaten here has been consistently amazing and in my humble opinion this is one of the best vegetarian/vegan restaurants in the UK.   What I also love about it is the location and atmosphere.  Slap-bang in the middle of beautiful Georgian Bath and down a little cobbled street near the Abbey; restaurant locations don’t get much better than this!  Plus once you step inside it’s really nice and feels special without feeling stuffy plus the service is friendly, helpful and efficient without being “too much”.

The menu is seasonal and therefore changes fairly regularly and although it’s quite short this place proves very much that it’s all about the quality, not the quantity.

And no, I’m not on commission!

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Carrot and cashew pâté 

with spelt toast, seasonal leaves and herbs, ginger gastrique and tamari cashews

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Smoked field mushroom

glazed in rich mushroom demi-glace, with baby baked potatoes in a mustard and chervil sauce, salt baked celeriac purée and market greens

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Fresh summer peas

with potato ballotine, spring vegetables, pea and mint pate pickled cabbage and ago blanco sauce

 

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Salted chocolate tart

with raspberry sorbet and crushed pistachios

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Pineapple carpaccio

with fennel coconut sorbet and rice and sesame crisp

 

If you want to see for yourself just how great this place is then the website is: www.acornvegetariankitchen.co.uk

 

Amazing vegan cheese platter

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I don’t generally miss cheese but around Christmas time there’s nothing quite like digging into a delicious cheese platter accompanied by a great glass of red.  Thankfully earlier this year I met the amazing Louise, who runs The Spotless Leopard (a vegan mobile food-van and pop-up restaurant in Bristol) and she put together this incredible (cruelty-free!) cheese platter for me.  It was so good that even the omnivores in the family took a (rather too) hearty interest.  Will definitely be ordering again!

For more information about The Spotless Leopard go to http://www.thespotlessleopard.co.uk