The Ethicurean - Happiness Remembers

Lunch at The Ethicurean

Today is my birthday. This weekend, to celebrate, Alex took me for lunch at The Ethicurean – a place I’d had on my ‘must visit’ place ever since we moved to the West Country.

Set in a stunning walled garden, just south of Bristol, this place is stunning.

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Especially when the sun is shining.

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We headed into the sun-drenched conservatory, where we could look out over the beautiful Somerset countryside.

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Where we enjoyed a bottle of homemade apple juice.

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And eyed up other people’s plates, enviously. The menu is short but incredible. Everything is local and seasonal, and many things come from the on-site garden.

We skipped a starter in favour of a board bursting with artisan bread and butter.

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The bread was incredible – it barely needed any butter.

Then it was onto the main course. I had duck breast – which came with a delicious sauce involving local ale – served with perfectly cooked broccoli and mash.

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Alex had pork belly – which he loves – with spinach, beetroot and a delicious spiced apple sauce.

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For pudding, I had the sticky toffee apple cake, served with clotted cream ice cream and honeycomb. It was incredible, although I defeated by the very large portion of cake.

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Alex went for affogato – ice cream and honeycomb with an espresso to pour over.

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We left feeling very full and very happy, and headed back to Warminster, where we lay in the garden and enjoyed the last of the day’s sun.

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