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Review: Goulash Bath
On Friday night we treated ourselves to a take-out and one we’d not tried before...with Deliveroo expanding its offering across the city due to the Covid-19 lockdown, now is a great time to sample new places and new menus.
Goulash Life are based in Green Park Station, serving freshly cooked ‘secret’ family recipes by Pat and Pete, who have a combined total of 40-years experience in the catering industry.
All of the produce Pat and Pete use is locally sourced, most being organic and/or home grown. Their meat is supplied by local favourites Tunley Farm Butchers (who also have a stall at Green Park Station) whose meat is certified 100% organic.
Green Park Station is a former railway station which is now a busy venue for many of Bath’s popular markets, and a home to an eclectic mix of independent shops, restaurants, and Goulash! It is also home to the UK’s very first farmers market every Saturday morning, (currently observing social distancing).
Goulash is a street food tradition from Hungary and central Europe. A stew of meats and vegetables seasoned with spices.
The menu sounded intriguing having not knowingly had goulash before, so we dived straight in and opted to try a variety of dishes to share with two adults and two teenagers.
What to have! We ordered a chicken goulash and a beef goulash (there is a vegetarian option too); each are offered with choices of sides. Choose jasmine rice or mashed potato, we chose one of each, also available coleslaw, salad or chicken broth. and we also requested soured cream, being a firm favourite here!
We were also keen to try the Hirata buns; small, soft and sweet, goulash filled buns with crispy lettuce and soured cream. We chose chicken and beef, again. And we also added some sides, pineapple, grilled mushrooms and haloumi. Order complete.
Now to sit and salivate and wait for our Deliveroo rider, who came almost before our order was completed on the Goulash Life website.
The heady goulash aromas filled the house almost as soon as our dinner was through the door. A homely comforting, ‘I’ve had a hard week at work, feed me now’ kind of smell. The goulash was as succulent and delicious as you would hope. Deep meaty flavours, warming paprika, with soft chunky vegetables (carrot and peppers) and a rich stew like sauce that was mopped up by the rice, and our favourite the buttery mashed potato….yum. It was totally devoured, by all of us.
The buns were soft and doughy, a taste like brioche and texture even lighter! The same delicious goulash sat in a bun with crispy lettuce and soured cream. We thought the buns would be perfect to grab and go for picnics, and most definitely perfect for feeding time at this zoo with multiple mouths and hands everywhere! These buns were popular with all the family. And at 3 for £5 would work for children’s party food.
The sides were perfect additions to the buns. Grilled slices of mushrooms, caramelised chunks of pineapple and charred haloumi all adding flavours and intrigued to these dishes.
The Goulash Life menu also includes Goulash filled pittas and wraps a bone broth (comes as a side) that we kept for lunch the next day which gave us all the ‘goodness’ feels.
We all agreed that the goulash was delicious, and that we would return!
Goulash Life, serves takeaway goulash from its cabin stall inside Green Park Station. Check for timings due to the covid-19 restrictions but if you’re passing, we’d highly recommend this as a great filling or to take home as a winner of an afforadble evening meal.
Visit their website, https://www.goulash.life/