The Curious Cat Cocktail Bar and Kitchen has newly opened its doors to the public this week. After hearing 'cocktail bar' I was curious to see what this place would have to offer the town!
Upon entering, you are greeted by open brick walls, a large dark oak bar in the centre of the room and of course, the great cat portrait hanging proudly on the wall, making a grand focal piece.
Once we had both decided, Clark went up to the bar to place our orders. Lewis was our friendly bar tender on this occasion.While Clark was placing the orders, I continued to eye up the cocktail menu! Unfortunately on this occasion it was non-alcoholic ones for us today.
As we were just popping in for lunch, we decided to try one of their sharing deli boards. We ordered Mariachi's (£11.95): ginger and honey chicken wings (crispy and sweet), smokey bbq pulled pork (rich and meaty), deep fried jalapeños (fiery and oozing cheesy goodness) & beer battered onion rings (crunchy and tasty) with a cool sour cream and mint yoghurt dips and (warm and soft) crusty bread.
The food was again, presented beautifully.
I was delighted to find the crusty bread was served warm. We immediately dug in and made pulled pork buns. They were mouthwateringly good, writing this post is making me hungry just thinking about it.
The deep fried jalapeños were equally delicious and tasted beautifully with the oozing melted goats cheese inside. Unfortunately our platter didn't come served with the minty dip stated but came with a sweet chilli dip replacement. All in all the platter tasted delicious and went down super quick.
Once we finished our mains we ventured upstairs to take a look at the rest of the superb venue.
Clark and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Our compliments go to the chef, the food was excellent but I feel disappointed to mention that the service in the day time wasn't up to the standard it could have been, due to the lack of table service and attentiveness from the waiting staff. However, they are newly opened and I'm sure that the staff will soon get into the swing of things. Our meal tasted delicious and we will definitely be back to try more. I am yet to try out their desserts but my gosh, they sound good! Mojito Cheesecake and Elderflower and Lemon Panna Cotta - I'm looking at you.
After enjoying ourselves on this occasion and checking out the cocktail menu, I couldn't wait to come back to see the place in action in the evening!
I informed my friend, Roannah, of this new place in town and a date was set for Saturday night.
We rocked up about 9pm to find the bar in full swing with animated bar tenders.
It was great to see plenty of staff on the bar prepared to make whatever cocktail your heart desires. Tip - If a cocktail you fancy isn't on the menu, feel free to ask if they can whip you one up!
I ordered a classic Strawberry Daiquiri (£5.75) to start the night off. Bacardi, lime, sugar and fresh strawberries.
After returning on the Saturday night, I could't fault anything, the staff were charming and friendly and there was a great lively atmosphere surrounding the high spirited bar. I think this is by far the best bar the town has to offer. It's great to finally have a more current and stylish bar that offers impressive cocktails!
Thank you for reading.
Much love, The Hungry Little Lady x