This is the latest installment in my series of of posts about the upcoming Bath Good Food Awards, this time I will be covering three more of the categories and revealing which establishments I will be nominating… nominations close on the 31st August, so if you haven’t done so already - get nominating!
Best Café Food
Bath is awash with fabulous cafes in fabulous locations - from The Metropolitan hidden above Bloomsbury, The Riverside overlooking the weir and trendy Jika Jika, to Bonghy Bo - hidden away behind Habitat with a suntrap courtyard. All brilliant cafes in their own right, but I do have one favourite… The Jazz Cafe. The Jazz Cafe is situated rather unassumingly on one corner of Kingsmead Square, it offers huge breakfasts, delicious toasted sandwiches, cakes, and good drinks including Bath Ales in a relaxed atmosphere - an absolute haven in Bath! (especially during the xmas market… it’s not on the radar of most tourists, but shhhh, we’ll keep this a secret, yeah?!)
Between us, my man and I have eaten a LOT of sandwiches from a lot of different sandwich shops, but there has always been two front-runners in the contest for the coveted title of ‘Best Sandwich in Bath’. My favourite is a Jazz Club from the aforementioned Jazz Cafe; Big chunks of chicken, crispy bacon and juicy tomato are served in a ciabatta with lettuce and mayo. I consider this the Holy Grail of sandwiches, it is simply delicious. The man in my life characteristically disagrees - his hatred of mayo is serious - he is often faced with a boring selection of sandwiches, normally involving duck and hoisin, however the Best of British deli on Broad Street has saved him from sandwich sadness. The seemingly simple ham, cheese and pickle is in-fact a delicious marriage of thick cut local ham, tasty cheddar and tangy pickle - ingredients that have turned a humble sandwich into something worth lusting after.
Initially my nomination would have gone hands-down to the Jazz Club, however, my vote has to go to the Best of British for completing the seemingly impossible job of converting a sandwich hater into a sandwich lover!