REVIEW: Eating out at The Wishing Well, Aspects Park

Belle and I love to eat out. It’s not that I am lazy, dislike cooking and like any excuse for an outing… oh, hang on a minute, that’s exactly what it is. Sorry.

Still, I can make believe it’s about new experiences, the social aspect of eating and all that jazz. Last week then, we took a trip out to Aspects Park on the outskirts of Bristol to try out the new menu at The Wishing Well. We had never been before, so were interested to see what they had to offer.

We were given a very friendly welcome, seated at a nice table by the window and settled down to inspect the menu.

The Wishing Well isn’t pretending to be anything fancy pants, so we weren’t looking for Michelin star food, we were looking for choice, good service and value for money – simple pub food at it’s best. We weren’t disappointed on the value front as they have loads of offers on during the week and a good range of ‘buy one get one free’ options on main courses too. We thought the idea of ‘toddler tapas’ was very cute and at only £1.50 for three small items would be perfect for tiny tummies.

I wanted to show off the menu a little bit, so chose three dishes that I can honestly say I don’t think I have ever eaten before.

Black pudding fritters The Wishing Well

For starters I had battered black pudding and tomato chutney. Although I’m not much of a meat eater I do love a bit of black pudding and these were very tasty.

Chicken tikka burger

My main was a chicken tikka burger. I have never seen this before anywhere – what a genius idea! The tikka sauce, onion bhaji bits and yogurty sauce made it a little hard to actually pick up, burger style, but it was delicious!

Warm chocolate orange pudding at The Wishing Well

My pudding, on the recommendation of the waiter, was a warm chocolate orange sponge. Imagine eating a whole packet of jaffa cakes, warm and oozy, with ice cream on the side. I rest my case.

Then we played ‘dress up Belle to look like Mummy’. A fun end to a very pleasant evening.

Belle looking like me

Disclosure – thanks to The Wishing Well for hosting us for our meal for the purposes of this review.



1 Comment

  1. 30 May, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    It sounds like the food has improved dramatically from the diabolical meal we had there a few years ago. I don’t complain in restaurants–I generally seethe in silence–but I really had to that time!

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