A couple of weeks ago, both me and Jamie were very kindly invited down to Epicure Bar and Kitchen to celebrate their relaunch, and of course come and try some of their tasty food. Well, we had an amazing time filling our faces full of delicious food, and I thought I would tell you all about it.
For anyone who doesn’t know, Epicure Bar and Kitchen used to be known as the Coffee Cabin, which was widely well known for serving some of the best Coffees from around the world, but after starting to also offer a wide range of Kraft Beers, Wine, Gin, Whiskey, and delicious seasonal dishes, they quite obviously had to change their name, so Epicure Bar and Kitchen was born.
After hopping onto the train to Huddersfield on a bitterly cold Bonfire Night, we finally arrived in Huddersfield and had a nice couple of hours wandering around the quirky city centre before ordering an Uber to get us both to the beautiful restaurant. Unfortunately though, we had a bit of a problem with our Uber, so the incredibly kind Remi and her boyfriend came and picked us up, and drove us there. Once we had arrived and had entered the beautiful restaurant, we were very kindly greeted by one of Epicure Bar and Kitchen’s friendly staff members, who said hello, and asked us our names. He then said that he hoped we have a great evening, and that we should head upstairs. Once we were upstairs, another one of their friendly staff members said hi, and showed us to our table, and once we had gotten comfy, we started to look over the menu and tried to decide what to order.
As well as their relaunch, Epicure Bar and Kitchen also had a brand new seasonal menu on offer, which features loads of interesting tasty dishes, like Whiskey based Onion and Pumpkin soup, confit Chicken, Chicken scratchings, and smoked Salmon and Horseradish Croquettes.
After a good couple of minutes of us both chatting, a lovely waitress came and took our drinks order. I went for the Orange Juice, and Jamie went for the Apple Juice. Even though Epicure Bar and Kitchen have an array of different alcoholic drinks and coffees on offer, they don’t really have a soft drinks menu, but the Orange Juice was perfect. It was smooth and zingy, and best of all, it didn’t contain any bits.
After a couple more minutes of us both trying to decide on what to order, we eventually settled on two of their quirkily named burgers, I went with the Greedy Pig Burger with Sweet Potato fries which contains a six ounce Beef patty cooked medium rare, topped with butchers smoked Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Tomato, Lettuce, and burger sauce, all served in a Brioche bun, served with Sweet Potato fries, but I obviously asked them to remove the Cheddar Cheese, and Jamie went for the Grumpy Goat Burger which contains a six ounce Beef patty cooked medium rare, topped with Goats Cheese, Chilli Jam, Lettuce, Tomato, burger sauce, all served in a Brioche Bun, and served with Sweet Potato fries.
After about ten minutes or so of us both chatting, the food arrived and it all looked incredible, as they had arranged everything on rectangular plates, and had placed the Sweet Potato fries in a little mug. I think this was a nice little touch, as the mug full of fries suited their relaxed yet sophisticated vibe perfectly.
The burger was absolutely to die for. I was a little apprehensive about the burger, as I don’t usually like my meat cooked medium rare, but I think it was the right decision, as it made the meat incredibly easy to eat and brought out all the great flavours that come from good meat. I also think that the Bacon went beautifully with the burger, as it gave everything a nice smokey taste.
I’m not usually a fan of any kind of salad in a burger, as restaurants tend to add far too much and overload the entire burger, but they added the right amounts of both Lettuce and Tomato. I also think that both the Lettuce and Tomato added a nice texture and flavour to the entire burger.
The burger sauce was absolutely to die for, and if they had given me an entire bottle of it, I would happily have drunken it, haha.
I absolutely love Sweet Potato fries, as I think that they have a lot more flavour to them than regular fries, and these were no exception. They were packed full of flavour, seasoned beautifully, and cooked to perfection. I normally need some kind of a condiment when i’m eating fries, but I didn’t need one with these, which I think says something about how packed full of flavour they were.
Once we had finished our delicious food, we just sat and chatted for a little while before deciding that it was time to head off, we would have ordered dessert if we weren’t so full, but neither me nor Jamie could eat anything else, so we said goodbye to the waitress and headed downstairs to order another Uber to get us to Huddersfield Station.
I would just like to thank Epicure Bar and Kitchen and all their amazing staff for such a great evening, and for inviting both me and Jamie, and if you haven’t already, I highly recommend you drop by and sample a few dishes from their range of menus, especially their delicious seasonal menu.
Have you been to Epicure Bar and Kitchen yet? What did you think? What did you have? Please let me know down below.