As promised in the last post, a look into this unusual eating place
One walks into what appears to be a large kitchen where cooks are busy preparing delicious food
We walk in and help ourselves and I try not to think about the ones who may not have washed their hands!
Delicious Italian bread smothered in goats cheese, olives, tomatoes and herbs and several other variations
Home-made soups and vegetarian casseroles, not to mention the salads and breads straight out of the oven
or the jugs of freshly made apple juice
Alan and I choose Carrot and Coriander soup and the bread outlined above. The bowls were large, the soup was thick and I have to say it was the best I have ever tasted
Everyone sits communally at long tables and in no time we were chatting to people we had never met before
No napkins but enormous kitchen roll freely available
and large dishes of butter and jam (jelly)
Breakfasts are served until 11.0 am (you make your own toast) and then lunch from 11.30 am until 2.0 pm (menu changes daily) followed by afternoon tea with delicious home made cakes straight from the oven. One pays on leaving and is trusted to say what they have eaten.
IT WAS FUN
The next day we visited Sherborne where they had a small franchise
There was just time to sample a late afternoon tea before leaving
It was closing time but the owner said he would stay open as long as there was a customer in the 'house'
Here the bakery was on the ground floor with the eating space upstairs
Alan had one of his favourites - fruit scones and I had
Lime Polenta (corn meal) cake
I make a lemon version of this at home and the texture of the ground almonds and polenta instead of flour is yummy
Looking through the photo album on the above site is a treat