Thursday, 16 June 2016

Eat Poco

Eat PocoLast week I went for a tapas meal at Eat Poco, a small, fairly new, Tapas restaurant in Stokes Croft in Bristol.

Stokes Croft is one of those areas that is on the verge of becoming really successful - in the last few years The Canteen has opened, along with Jamaica Street Studios and of course the area is known for the People's Republic of Stokes Croft. It is an alternative, edgy area, very close to the city centre and when the people of Bristol rise up, it will start in Stokes Croft.

Back to Eat Poco, the food was lovely but one dish stands out - the celeriac gratin. It was cooked perfectly, creamy and yet not too rich. The celeriac was well cooked but not too soft, the topping was cheesy but not too strong. It was something I wanted to try at home and I have but it's never been quite the same. It is deliciously indulgent, warming and filling - everything you want when you come in from the cold but being tapas wasn't too big and was a perfect accompaniment to the many other dishes we ate; calamari, patatas bravas, chorizo and merguez sausages, soft shelled crab and sour dough bread.

The service was attentive and friendly but not obtrusive and the atmosphere was lively. We were a little cramped but that was a small price to pay for a lovely meal out.

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