We recently ran a competition on Facebook to find a budding food blogger who'd be willing to take on the challenging task of dining at one of our restaurants. The winner was James Cribb who chose to eat at Graze. Keep reading to find out what he thought. Warning: may induce hunger!
Graze is one of SouthGate’s somewhat hidden gems, being located just off of the main shopping area, on the same level of the westbound platform of Bath Spa train station. Not only is it Bath Ales’ biggest outlet, but it also boats some lovely outdoor seating areas, one on each side, which are perfect for people and train spotting alike.
Graze, by name, is a chophouse but don’t let this fool you into thinking the range is limited. There is a wide selection available on the menu, comprising some great fish dishes such as sea bream and River Fowey mussels, as well as the expected speciality steak/meat selections - fillet, Flat Iron, côte de boeuf, rib eye and rack of ribs.
Don’t discount the starters either! The crispy halloumi is an absolute must, deep fried in Panko crumbs, onion seeds, and served with both a sour cream & chive and a sweet chilli dip. If you’re looking for something a little smaller scale, on a lunchtime for example, then the roast beef and brie bap is a winner, served with chips for a reasonable £9.95.
If beer is your thing then you also won’t be disappointed as Graze even houses its own fully functioning micro-brewery which produces the charmingly-titled Platform 3 ale.
A perfect place to catch a bite, or a pint as you round off a day’s shopping before catching the train home.