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Review: The Herd Steak Restaurant's Lunchtime Menu
We sent our Bath blogger @sarahfromBath to the steak restaurant, The Herd on Argyle Street (just off Pulteney Bridge) to see what all the fuss is about, and sample their lunch offering...here’s what Sarah had to say.
From the Argyle Street entrance take the stairs down to the restaurant following the witty and well placed signs, including the ‘mind your horns’ sign above a low stairwell, such is the nuances of Georgian buildings. For easier access use Grove Street and double back on yourself under Spring Gardens Road; that’s right, as if you are heading towards Bath Rugby’s Recreation Ground.
The Herd is a modern restaurant with fresh pared-back décor and the friendliest of welcomes. Jacub was our wonderful waiter for our mid-week lunch. Not only was he passionate about telling us about the quality of their meat sources, he was super patient answering all my questions about different lunch options; and he was like this with every customer, helping them to be seated and ensuring everyone was checked in for track and trace and had used the hand sanitiser. Every restaurant needs a Jacub, what a great ambassador!
Before you knew it, we had table water before us and some non-alcoholic beers as it was lunchtime.
I chose the Herd Bruschetta a goat’s cheese on bruschetta starter because I am a huge balsamic vinegar fan (and goat’s cheese fan too of course!) I wasn’t disappointed! There was also a slice of marinated beetroot that sat underneath the cheese that provided the perfect balance and it was served with caramelised onions. My partner chose char-grilled king prawns which were indeed king size and served with a garlic, chilli and butter sauce, well we could have stopped there! But we didn’t…
I chose the modest steak frites lunch deal at £14.95, flat iron steak with double cooked fried (yes heaven on earth) served with watercress. It was cooked perfectly, and I truly mean that at my request of medium rare, every slice succulent and tender. It was a triumph especially doused in garlic butter. Throughout the restaurant there are notices that tell you of their sourced beef.
‘All our steaks come from a local herd consisting of Aberdeen Angus and Hereford Crosses each piece of beef being hung until it reaches its optimum level of maturity which is usually 21 to 28 days before the steaks are perfectly prepared by our local butcher. We pride ourselves on provenance’. The website gives more detail on farming and meat sources and it was reassuring as it was tasty. Well done to those guys. Simon had the porterhouse chop, the biggest steak cut on the menu at 16oz again with garlic butter….are you salivating? Because you should, it was delicious, and it was demolished. Outstanding!
And I can-not possibly share a FULL review without at least tasting the desserts now can I?!! But so full we were ‘forced’ to share a crème brulee which was the perfect crispy flamed toffee topping with a soft fluffy base. Delicious!
Thank you to the staff at The Herd for such a delightful lunch treat. It was even better than I had hoped; great and friendly service, fresh and fast food (especially important for lunch time service). It comes highly recommended from us. The perfect lunch and dinner venue for central Bath.
For any information, to see their menu or to book please visit https://www.theherdrestaurant.co.uk/