UPDATE: “Due to insurmountable staffing issues” The Cheese Platter will close on Sunday, July 23. So make sure to get down to this brie-lliant restaurant before it’s gone!
We are all completely addicted to cheese in Bristol. (Which is a good thing because it’s proven to be life-saving!) So it’s fair to say that we all collectively lost our mind when Bristol’s first dedicated cheese restaurant opened last year.
The Cheese Platter, which took up residency in The Vincent last November, focuses on crafting a menu of “cheese dishes and dishes with cheese.” Expect anything from a blue cheese risotto to salmon with a cheddar crust. While available across brunch, lunch and dinner menus are a selection of cheese boards, mac ‘n’ cheese, cheeseburgers, a goat’s cheese salad and so much more. As long as it praises the mightiest food-group of all, you’ll find it here!
But only now has The Cheese Platter set its sights on dishing out the most epic cheese meal of all time: fondue. Available only on Thursdays, there are three gooey and stringy cheeses available for plunge into: Gruyère AOP, Emmenthal and Pitchfork Cheddar. Dippers include chorizo, pickles, sourdough bread, roasted new potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower florets, bell peppers. We’re thinking of making Fondue Thursdays our weekly treat!
But that’s not everything. The Cheese Platter has recently launched its new Spring menu, showcasing some uniquely cheesy creations. (Even the desserts are cheese-obsessed). While you have to try the Sunday roast. Not dot only does every order come with a five-cheese cauliflower. But a choice between dry-aged sirloin of beef, roast pork belly, thyme-roasted chicken breast, roasted fillet of salmon or spiced nut roast can satisfy all needs.
The focus at The Cheese Platter is very much on using British cheese, particularly artisan cheeses, using largely local suppliers. Latest addition to the menu includes the Cornish Yarg. To learn more about this cheese restaurant head here.