Monjoo Review 4 – Menu Gordon Jones

This review is brought to you by Desordra who visited Menu Gordon Jones

This is part 4 in our local review series where the Monjoo tell you where they’ve been and what they think of their home town of Bath.

Menu Gordon Jones is one of Bath’s most interesting restuarants – their tag-line is ‘let the chef surprise you’ and he certainly does. There’s no ‘a la carte’,  just a 5 or 6 course ‘tasting menu’ where anything could happen!  if you want you can also have the wine flight where each course is served with a glass of wine which will compliment the flavours of the dish.  The restaurant is in Bear Flat – don’t let the unimposing exterior fool you – this is a place to take your foodie friends if you really want to impress!

So Desordra – you certainly lucked out getting taken here right? Menu Gordon Bennett!  Yes, this is some fancy-pants night out!

What sort of things did you eat? A whole lot of stuff I’d never even heard of – Kimchi, cremeux, pannacotta, ceviche. There was more foam and gel and jus than a Masterchef final!

And to drink? Wine, wine, wine, wine and some wine

And was it tasty?  Let me tell you – my taste buds were well and truly tickled.

What was your favourite course? If I told you it was a purple splodge made of beetroot, cucumber and cabbage would you believe me? Er, no!

Was the service good? They are the friendliest chaps and chapesses I’ve come across and they certainly know their beans … and mushrooms and cheeses ….

Looks pretty expensive. Listen, sweet cheeks – don’t you worry your pretty little head about the cashola when you’re with your old mate Des!  How much? £100 per person including booze

‘Mon’ stars out of 10 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Send us a photo of your Monjoo with a review of one of your local places and if we publish it we’ll send you 30% off your next order!  Don’t forget to tell us how many ‘mon’ stars you award!

 

Monjoo Review 3 – Grillstock

This review is brought to you by Kardia Clingynom who visited Grillstock.

This is part 3 in our local review series where the Monjoo tell you where they’ve been and what they think of their home town of Bath.

Grillstock is a chain restaurant which can be found in Bath near the train station in the new food quarter.  The eateries here are housed in and around the arches of the 19th century railway station, originally built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It’s a great place to head for a relaxed night out offering tons of choice for eating and drinking.

Grillstock Smokehouse

So K Clingy – how was your visit? I love, love LOVE this place!  it’s like a visit to the deep south.  You eat your dinner off a tray – no plates!  The walls are made of tin. It is super coolio fandoobitastic!

OK then!  And what did you eat? Fried onions, fried potatos, fried chicken, pickles and beer!

Not a place to go if you’re feeling health conscious it seems? Pickles are quite good for the digestion actually!

Would you take a date or a mate? It’s a bit raucous for romancing… but there’s a cocktail bar next door!

How many ‘mon’ stars would you give it? 11

But the scale only goes to 10? OK then 7

‘Mon’ stars out of 10 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

Send us a photo of your Monjoo with a review of one of your local places and if we publish it we’ll send you 30% off your next order!  Don’t forget to tell us how many ‘mon’ stars you award!

 

 

 

The Merry Monjoo

Every year some very special Monjoo make an appearance… the Merry Monjoo.

When the first frosts nip the air, when the tinkling sound of sleigh bells can be heard in the distance and twinkling fairy lights light up the cold nights they appear singing their favourite song…. IT’S CHRISTMAAAAAASSSSSSSSS!

Here’s a little sneak preview of this year’s monstrously merry tree trimmers, they’ll be available very soon in the shop and watch out for some early bird offers!

Monjoo Review 2 – Alexandra Park

This review is brought to you by Selenpuss who visited Alexandra Park.

This is part 2 in our local review series where the Monjoo tell you where they’ve been and what they think of their home town of Bath.

How was it Selenpuss? Really really high up! I don’t know why I got volunteered – I’m terrified of heights!

Although smaller than many of Bath’s beautiful parks, Alexandra Park makes up for it with it’s amazing views.

Found at the top of Beechen Cliff, 127 metres above sea level, Alexandra Park can be reached by

clambering up 137 steep ramshackle steps through the woods (or by car via Bear Flat if you can’t face that!)

 

The climb wasn’t that bad was it Selenpuss? Puff, gasp, pah, koff, wheeez ….

So what’s up there? Lots and lots of big trees

Anything else? Ping-pong table, climbing frame, more trees …. there’s no food up there

so take your own picnic unless you want to starve to death.

Many of the trees are over 100 years old

‘Mon’ stars out of 10 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

 

Monjoo Review 1 – Comptoir Libanais

As you may know the Monjoo hail from the city of Bath UK.

In our new series they tell you all about their home town and what they think of the various places they visit.

First up is Locotridenta and a trip to the Lebanese Canteen.


Where did you go? Comptoir Libanais – a Lebanese restaurant in Southgate

Locotridenta with the menu

What was it like? There was teapots and handbags hanging from the walls

Lebanese treats for sale

Anything else of note? Potatos

Potatos
Batata Harra

What was the service like? Pretty waitress

Would you recommend it to your friends? Yes, big plates of food … very tasty!

Chicken Shish Taouk

‘Mon’ stars out of 10 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

OK thank you Locotridenta!

 

Bath Artisan Market

A big thank you to everyone who stopped by our stall yesterday at Bath Artisan Market.  It was a grand day, the sun shone and most of the Monjoo were very well behaved!  Those who weren’t (they know who they are) will be taking some time out today to contemplate on their behaviour and hopefully mend their ways!

Several little guys went off to new homes and we all had lots of fun and met some lovely people.

Our next market will hopefully be at the end of August in Bath’s Queen Square so watch this space for news of that.