Brunch at Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath

Ever since Beckford Bottle Shop opened last year in Bath, it's been packed. A wine bar focusing on delicious and unique sharing plates, it's always been the perfect spot to enjoy great wine and food in good company (review here 👈🏼). They had previously always focused on lunch and dinner, however a couple of months ago they started doing brunch. Having been to the restaurant for food several times before, we had high hopes for their brunch menu.

Unlike its normal menu, the portions are a bit bigger and you can order just one thing per person. Everything looked really enticing (and much more unique than the standard brunch options), but in the end we went for one sweet and one savoury option.

We started with some loose-leaf mint tea which came in lovely antique-looking silver teapots. [£2.50]

We also got a fresh orange juice which was lovely and sweet with just the right amount of tartness. [£3.50]

Waffles with dark chocolate, banana and peanut 🍌 [£8]

These were so delicious! The waffle itself was light and the chocolate was a delicious ganache-type-thing. The dark chocolate worked really really well with the fresh fruits (they added mango on there too which wasn't on the menu, which we loved). The dish was beautifully presented and the peanuts added a nice crunch.

Petites Madeleines [£3]

These were miniature-sized, warm and dusted with powdered sugar. They were light and airy - crisp on the outside and soft on the inside with a hint of lemon. Super cute and delicious.

Sourdough with courgette, beetroot and chermoula (we asked for a side of avocado and poached eggs) 🥑 [£7.50, £11.50 with extras]

This was absolutely delicious. The dish was very buttery and salty and the toasted seeds added a wonderful crunchiness. Chermoula is a relish sauce that's often used in a lot of Arab cooking, made primarily from garlic, cumin, coriander, oil, lemon juice and salt. It added lots of flavour to the veggies, not to mention the fact that it's often not found on many Western menus. The poached eggs were perfect and overall it was a great savoury dish.

Much to our surprise, the chef added the avocado to the dish so that we didn't have to deal with an awkward side of avocado which we would have had to otherwise incorporate ourselves. We would highly recommend ordering it with our sides! 

We couldn't recommend Beckford Bottle Shop enough. Their brunch menu is only available on Sundays and runs from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm, but it gets super busy so make sure to book ahead or get there early. It's definitely one of our favourite brunch spots in Bath - the Head Chef, Harry, has created an insane menu which shows off all of his culinary talent.

🌟 Even though it was busy, it's got a relaxed, cosy feel and you don't feel rushed off. Instead, you can take your time and really enjoy everything. There's a bistro vibe in one room and then the others have relaxed sofas to enjoy a glass of wine and a charcuterie board in - the perfect spot for a post-Sunday roast drink and catch up.

 🤵🏻 Friendly, welcoming and attentive staff despite it being very busy.

🌿 Vegetarian and vegan options marked clearly.

💰 ££-£££

Disclaimer: Press invite - complimentary experience.