Tonight in a change to my usual schedule I ended up collecting my wife from the train station and we went out for dinner. We visited The Bridge Brasserie in Chippenham. I’d walked past a few times, and it looked like a nice place. As we had come straight from work I was a bit worried we might be turned away – me in my trainers and fleece – but the place is very relaxed and we were welcomed and given a table.
We selected cocktails which were 2 for 1 – I had a mojito which was great, hadn’t had a good one in a while and my wife had a honey martini which was also great. Front of house and cocktail expertise was provided by Chris who was very friendly without being overbearing.
I selected the rosemary chicken terrine with broiche to start, Mrs had scallops (which she usually does). Both were great, a good starter size and very tasty. I was also very impressed with the seasoning of my salad on the side – which is often neglected.
Main was rib eye steak for me – which was beautifully cooked and again brilliantly seasoned. The boxty cake was slightly charred – not sure if this was deliberate but it still tasted great, as did the mushroom. Dr Otherhalf had the sea bass with crab risotto and was initially disappointed at the size of the fillet – very chefily trimmed – but once she had finished her risotto – which was delicate and complimented the perfectly cooked bass – she was full.
We didn’t opt for pudding as it was in impromptu night out, but would definitely recommend – we’ll be back, maybe to try the bargin set lunch.