Girl in Bristol is invited to try out Goldbrick House’s new pantry on Park Street …
Goldbrick House has undergone many transformations over the years; sometimes it has been regarded primarily as cocktail bar, other times as a restaurant. However following the revamp of it’s ground floor which is now called “The Pantry,” Goldbrick House are trying their hand at the brunch/ lunch scene, offering a variety of daily changing salads and sarnies amongst other things. You’ll be happy to know they still serve an a la carte menu in the upstairs restaurant during the evening though, under new head chef Martin Baker.
When we arrived at Goldbrick House last week, we were pleased to find the new Pantry was wonderfully bright and open with raised seating beside the windows and a large bar at the back which was adorned with fresh salads, pickled vegetables and wraps. Naturally we routed straight towards the food and ordered at the bar before taking a seat. I chose the Rhubarb and Ginger “Lovely” drink (£2.95) which was so lovely I was bashing the bottle against my glass to get every last drop out whilst my companion Beth chose a flat white.
One thing I really liked about the Pantry menu was that dishes were divided into things you could order “from the kitchen” or “from the counter” depending on how quickly you need to eat and how much you want to eat. The ‘something larger’ section offered pork belly (£7.50) and lamb kofta (£8.50) from the kitchen whilst the counter provided salad plates for £5 which you could add extra chicken, fish or frittata to based on what they have in. There were even toasties available.
Within ten minutes of ordering, our food was delivered to us from the kitchen; the ham hock and asparagus on sourdough (£7.50) for Beth who had chosen to stick with the brunch theme and the more lunch-y frittata and salads (£5.50) for me. Okay, I was going to have the ham hock aswell but we decided it was best for the review to try different things! As promised by the waitress, Beth’s ham hock and asparagus was an absolute delight, topped with a creamy hollandaise sauce. My frittata was warm with a subtle flavour which ensured it didn’t take away from the fragrance of the accompanying salads which included cous cous and steamed greens.
We didn’t stay for pudding as both of us had to get back to work and we were pretty full. However, it was great to pop over for an hour and have lunch somewhere new (and by new I mean not Gloucester Road or Whiteladies Road which are my usual go tos)!
If you’re looking for a new place to brunch/ lunch, Goldbrick House is a breath of fresh air with plenty of space, freshly made food and kind staff. I look forward to seeing how they develop over the next few months.
69 Park Street West End, Bristol, BS1 5PB
Please note: Whilst our meals were complimentary, all opinions are my own. The photography rights also belong to me!