Gourmet Society’s Recommended Restaurants: October ’17

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With October now behind us there’s an undeniable truth in the air. Summer is well and truly behind us, and just as the winds must chill and the seasons must pass so too must Gourmet Society continue to grow and improve. I see this on a daily basis, with many spots often catching my eye. Luckily October was no different, with a host of new restaurants joining the Gourmet Society across the country, so let’s take a look at some of them, shall we?


London / Greater London

Al Verde, Carshalton

Al Verde, Carshalton: Cosy and subtly reminiscent of Italian ristorantes, Al Verde’s ensemble of enticing Italian delights cater to all tastes.

M18, Stanmore: Modern in both style and substance, M18 serves taste bud tantalising Indian fare in a sense enthralling setting.

Aquum, Clapham: A vibrant blend of intimate and glamorous, this bar come nightclub knows how to offer a deliciously diverse selection of dishes.


The North

Mumtaz, Manchester

Mumtaz, Manchester: Resplendent from the inside and out as well as a specialist in sumptuous Indian fare, Mumtaz brings the right amount of spice to Manchester.

The Wheel Restaurant at Wigan & Leigh College, Leigh: An excellent eatery that helps the chef’s of the future hone their skills, The Wheel Restaurant provides high quality fare at incredible prices.

The Cast Iron Bar & Grill at The Marriott York, York: Complete with the Marriott’s trademark level of hospitality, it’s not just overnight guests who can enjoy The Cast Iron Bar & Grill’s delectable dishes.


The Midlands

KAI, Leicester

KAI, Leicester: This enchanting venue proves that healthy eating can be full of flavour.

High Line at Resorts World Birmingham, Birmingham: One of the many superb spots to dine within Resorts World Birmingham, High Line serves up amazing American bar bites.

1580, Birmingham: The Indian fare at 1580 isn’t just beautifully presented and crafted with passion, but is utterly delicious too.


The South

Yeahman, Bournemouth

Yeahman, Bournemouth: Kickin’ Caribbean food with cocktails so good they’re like music for the soul, Yeahman is the physical manifestation of a chill spot.

BH1 Bar & Kitchen, Bournemouth: Any casual occasion can benefit from the wealth of wondrous indulgences served within BH1 Bar & Kitchen.

The Queen’s Oak, Reading: Gastropub style fare brought to the table with hospitality synonymous with British pub service.



The Plumpy Duck at the Bowfield Hotel, Howwood

The Plumpy Duck at the Bowfield Hotel, Howwood: Simply sublime and a great choice of venue no matter the occasion, The Plumpy Duck alone justifies heading to Howwood.

Zambretto, Paisley: Zambretto may be quaint but it’s overflowing with quality Italian fare and ambience.

Birdtree & Bellfish at the Lorne Hotel, Glasgow: A little outside of the city centre yet awash with a lot of irresistible dishes, the Birdtree & Bellfish works wonders for those meals that require a touch of opulence.



Sethu’s Skeilig Rock, Cahersiveen

Sethu’s Skeilig Rock, Cahersiveen: A contemporary twist on Indian cuisine is sure to spice up an evening in Cahersiveen.

Sidings, Sligo: Cosy and unassuming, the menu at Sidings is, if nothing else, excellently eclectic.

The Peacock Dining Room at Kilmokea Country Manor, Campile: Spellbinding from the outside yet comforting on the inside, divine dishes partner well with the magical gardens of Kilmokea Country Manor.



Kings Arms, Pentyrch

Kings Arms, Pentyrch: Home cooked food humbly presented, Kings Arms offers a potent blend of classic and contemporary British fare.

Meatery & Martini, Swansea: Going beyond the already captivating name, Meatery & Martini is one of the finest and freshest spots in Swansea.

Black Peppers, Wrexham: A scrumptious selection of Indian dishes served in a setting that’s perfect for all occassions.


These make up just a handful of the fantastic additions to the Gourmet Society, which I hope you’ll be able to visit. Remember that despite October being a great month for new restaurants, there’s always more to come that promise to bring you the best offers, deal and all that good stuff! Be sure to enjoy a good wine pairing with whatever indulgent dish you select and let us know in the comments section below, via Facebook or twitter, about how you found the experience! As always be sure to keep checking in with the Gourmet Society blog to see what else pops up!


By Tom Simpkins

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