Brix and Mortar- Provenance Kitchen Review
The school holidays- the perfect excuse for a long overdue visit to Provenance Kitchen’s Brix and Mortar restaurant. Having (on many occasions) enjoyed the food from the silver Airstream, I was excited to see how this transferred into a restaurant setting. On to our Provenance Kitchen review!
Enter through the deli area and into the main restaurant where you can enjoy the open plan kitchen with its wood fired hearth. Do make sure that you look at the amazing gardens- we chose to eat here as it was such a glorious day and those hammocks were calling!
You’ll find this stylish place tucked away just off the M11 near Duxford. When inside, wherever you choose to eat, you’ll find that you have plenty of space- the layout and ‘areas’ of the restaurant really add to a feeling of relaxation and timelessness.
Provenance Kitchen offer a brunch, lunch and evening service. We opt for a lunch visit having drooled over the menus online. There are a range of dishes available- each one of which I would have happily eaten.
I went for the grilled aubergine served with mixed leaves (from the the fabulous Flourish produce), pickled pink onions, yoghurt and harissa, all on a fresh and fluffy flatbread. Each element was so tasty and necessary to the overall flavour of this dish. A great choice.
My friend went for the fried cod sandwich which was served with lemon mayo, green chilli and pickles in a brioche bun. Delicious.
Turkish eggs completed our order. My friend, a regular to the restaurant, enjoyed the rich sauce, poached eggs, and sourdough toast. Served with plenty of yoghurt and harissa, this was a satisfying dish.
As a trio of (greedy) food lovers, we had to get some sides of course. We ordered the garlic and parsley fries and some of the roasted new potatoes with their acclaimed green sauce. Both were superb but we all completely fell in love with the fries!
Occasions and Functions:
As we relaxed, sipping homemade pink lemonade (which is fabulous by the way!), we noticed planes overhead and realised that Provenance Kitchen would be the perfect venue to view the Duxford air shows in real comfort and luxury. This stylish venue is also available for private functions, either at Brix and Mortar, or out and about through booking the Airsteam or horsebox.
For dessert, on the advice of ‘the regular’, we moved into the café area so that we could lounge in the cosy chairs. We ordered desserts to share, coffee and fresh mint teas- all of which were great quality. The tea arrived in beautiful, enormous mugs.
Chocolate truffle cake and condensed milk ice-cream was a rich and decadent ending to our meal here. Two of us had to dash off but left the third (a busy mum of three) blissfully enjoying her tea and cake, browsing the restaurant’s collection of recipe books- the ultimate me time.
Provenance Kitchen review:
I loved this local independent restaurant. Great food, service and surroundings by owners Kate and Greg, who couldn’t do more to make our visit a real pleasure. To sum up my Provenance Kitchen review- a local gem.
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