Monday, 31 October 2016

Local Eat Treats #42 Our First Trip to The Malthouse Bar & Kitchen

Being a big fan of interiors and constantly doing home improvements we are no strangers to Malt House Emporium found just on the outskirts of Stroud. So when a new eatery opened up right next door to it, we were super keen to visit and see what they had to offer.

I was expecting an extension of the emporium with a mish-mash of collectables and desirables with a few slices of cake and a coffee machine. What we actually got was a well thought-out bar and kitchen with industrial charm, and a rather exciting menu with home-cooked offerings from the kitchen, as well as a deli-table full of freshly made cakes, cookies and slices (all made by Nom Nom Cupcakery).

The Malthouse Bar & kitchen describes its food as Anglo-American and their new menu launched just a couple of days before our visit. It definitely got me excited as they go beyond the usual brunch and lunch offerings with dishes such as maple glazed ham with egg and fat cut chips and lobster in a brioche roll.

Our visit was for brunch so we pigged out on The Malthouse Brunch Burger and Malthouse Waffles. Allow me to elaborate…

It was me who had the plentiful and pillow-y soft waffles and these are served with buttermilk chicken drumsticks; alongside, I had a jug of maple syrup to drizzle all over it before tucking in. Many people might think chicken is not a breakfast item, but eaten with waffles and maple syrup at 10.30am in the morning it went down a treat. After all, brunch is a mix between breakfast and lunch right?!

Kingsley had the epic brunch burger which was piled high, but he still managed to get his mouth round it all. Inside the brioche bun, he had smoked bacon, egg, hash browns, mushrooms and a sausage patty – and ketchup of course. Don’t worry, brown sauce is available too!

It’s not just the food and the menu that shines in this place, it’s also the service. The staff are really helpful and ever-so friendly; which is great, because having spied fat chips on the menu served with chicken skin salt, we’ll definitely be back for more!

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