Staying in is the new going out or is it the other way around? Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could have the best of both worlds? Well now you can as with delicious new sharing plates and a chilled weekend music line up, you can relax, leave work firmly behind and enjoy supper in the comfort and company of The Find Cheltenham. What better way to start the weekend?
Things have been really hectic and stressful lately so I was really excited to be given the opportunity to spend a relaxing Friday evening at The Find with one of my absolute besties and try out the new sharing plates. That’s what Friday nights are for after all; good company, good music, good food and good wine!
There’s far more to The Find than first meets the eye. By day, it is a fabulous coffee shop serving the very best of artisan coffees and a mouthwatering selection of cakes and pastries but by night with its beautifully soft décor and ambience; it is magically transformed into the perfect choice for supper.
On arrival, there was a real sense of genuine warmth as we were shown into the softly lit dining area and presented with the new sharing plate menu. Soon the wine was poured and it was time to order. One of each dish of course so that we could really get a taste for what was on offer and also because faced with the usual Libran indecision, we could have still been there on Saturday trying to make a choice as each dish sounded just as mouthwateringly fabulous as the next!
When the dishes arrived accompanied by some lovely sourdough bread and mouthwateringly delicious butter, it was hard to decide just which to try first! Tomato and Parmesan Arancini served with a Rocket Pesto, Maggies Cookbook Meatloaf served as Meatballs in a rich Tomato and Basil Sauce, Sour Dough Bruschetta with an Olive Tapenade, strips of Mozzarella and Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pulled Pork Sliders with a Chilli Coleslaw or the piece de resistance of dishes; Moules Marinere in a garlic cream sauce!
Dishes are all very reasonably priced with 3 sharing plates for £15.00 and portions are very generous! It was all far too fabulous to leave so what we couldn’t finish despite the most valiant of efforts was packed into a little doggy bag to take home. Not that privilegedpup would be getting sniff of it as these special biscuits were just for us and there would be no more sharing.
After supper, it was time to move into the snug lounge area, curl up on the sofa and wind down with some easy listening courtesy of live music from the very talented Fat Tony. With a chilled out playlist and a line up of requests, it was the perfect end to the perfect evening. I’ll definitely be heading back soon for more good company, good music, good wine and of course, good food in the form of the sharing plates! See you there?
Thank you to David at The Find Cheltenham for inviting me to try the sharing plates and to Isabelle and Gino who looked after us so well. All views and opinions are my own.
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