Last Tuesday I was involved in a friend’s graduation celebration and the plan was to follow the champagne and hugs with an amazing meal somewhere close. A few days previously we had booked one of the finest Indian restaurants in Bristol. On the day itself, however, the reservation was cancelled with an email and a phone call from the owner.
As mentioned on their website, Myristica are relocating from the spacious ground-floor building opposite the Old Vic to a fantastic new venue which is top secret – for now. However, if you send them a message via the website contact form they will keep you updated, invite you to the launch party and send you some discount vouchers for when they re-open.
We changed our dinner plans and went to the Market Place in the end. The food was special enough to follow the champagne and since we booked through Top Table the bill was discounted by 25%. The group of us who met up on Tuesday had already sampled the distinct and unique style of the Indian cuisine so while disappointed we were still happy enough to try something new.
The assorted kebab platter with its selection of prawn, fish, chicken and lamb chop chargrilled to perfection, served with mint chutney was swapped for a main of Jacob’s Ladder, mash and cabbage. The rings of squid deep fried and tossed with bell peppers, chilli flakes and honey were replaced with herring roes on toast with garlic butter. All was delicious at the Market Place but I still look forward to going back to Myristica.