I’ve been a fan of Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall’s easy going, simplistic and down to earth approach to cooking ever since watching his TV series. His group of laid back ‘canteen’ restaurant certainly match his style and the food (as expected) does not disappoint.
Set in an old converted church hall, the canteens’ surroundings offer tall gleaming stained glass windows and running oak tables.
I ordered the ‘Fowey mussels cooked with cider and chorizo with chips’. It was truly as splendid as it sounds, a hearty portion size too. To finish with something a little sweeter, I ordered the ‘chocolate mousse cake with salted peanut caramel and cream’, another truly delightful concoction although I would’ve liked the cake to have had a few minutes less in the oven for optimum goeyness!
River Cottage’s mantra for local, seasonal and sustainable grub certainly made the meal all the more enjoyable, I’d definitely go back again for more.
The River Cottage Canteen Bristol is located in St John’s Court, Whiteladies Road. There are also branches in Axminster, Plymouth and Winchester.