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Hannah Sanders enjoys stunning food at 31 Market Place

Nestled within the beautiful backdrop of a bustling market town, 31 Market Place Cocktail Bar & Bistro is an ideal location for a relaxing evening meal. And, if the buzzing atmosphere of Bawtry doesn’t draw you in, the eatery’s innovative seasonal menu surely will.

Nestled within the beautiful backdrop of a bustling market town, 31 Market Place Cocktail Bar & Bistro is an ideal location for a relaxing evening meal. And, if the buzzing atmosphere of Bawtry doesn’t draw you in, the eatery’s innovative seasonal menu surely will.


The cocktail bar and bistro perfectly combines contemporary style with homely charm, and with its repurposed barrel bar tables, feature bar, garlands decorating the menu board and copper lighting, I immediately fell in love with the décor.


Due to the extensive cocktail menu, it was difficult to choose and after much deliberation (and some much-needed advice) I opted for the Baby Blossom Fizz (£8.20); a gin-based baby pink tipple with a hint of rosewater, and I was not disappointed, while my partner and designated driver had a Pepsi (£2).


For starters I couldn’t resist the antipasti board (£10). Served with a selection of fine meats, shallots, sundried tomatoes, feta and olives it was the ideal dish for this warm weather. Each element had a delectable flavour, and pairing the chorizo with sundried tomatoes, crumbly feta and olives offered a smoky yet sweet taste. My partner chose the venison bon bon (£6.50); tender, rich and beautifully presented and surrounded by an explosion of purple beetroot gel.


The 8oz filet mignon (£22) was cooked to medium perfection, and the delicate cut of meat came served with creamy dauphinoise potatoes, a melt-in-the-mouth blue cheese mousse and carrot puree, which my partner claimed was one of the best things he had ever eaten. However, the seabass (£12) for me, was the stand-out dish of the evening; cooked and seasoned beautifully, and partnered with an inventive red pepper coulis and parmentier potatoes.


Saying my partner has a sweet tooth is an understatement, so it was no surprise that he chose the chocolate luxury crepe (£7). Filled with homemade dark chocolate sauce and helpings of vanilla ice cream and Chantilly cream, it was a chocolate lover’s heaven. I opted for the Liqueur 43 chocolate truffle with raspberry sorbet (£5.50) which was a perfect balance of rich and refreshing.


What stood out about 31 Market Place Cocktail Bar & Bistro, was not only the delicious seasonal food and exceptional presentation, but the friendly and attentive service from the staff.


So, if you’re looking for the perfect eatery to while away the evening with friends and family over a tipple or two - and of course stunning food - this is the place for you.

31 Market Place Cocktail Bar & Bistro, 31 Market Place, Bawtry, Doncaster, DN10 6JL
Tel: 01302 714 917
www.31marketplacebawtry.com

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