Celebrations of Life at Cobbles

Celebrations of Life at Cobbles

We know that loosing somebody close is a very upsetting time and we are able to offer a helping hand to ease those final formalities and make a sad time, a time of celebration, to honour the lives of the ones that have left us by offering our gorgeous venue for wakes or as we prefer to call them – celebrations of life.

No matter how big or small your party, we can accommodate.. Always with a warm and friendly welcome Cobbles Kitchen is an ideal venue with small cosy rooms such as our cwtch or larger spaces like our hayloft..
We can provide a wonderful homemade grazing spread with savoury and sweet classics or a bespoke package that will reflect your loved ones favourites.. We have a full bar serving alcohol and a range of soft and hot drinks too.
Cobbles is a the perfect spot to remember the precious times..
We’re only a message away if you’re in need of any further details… ❤️

 

Cobbles Kitchen

National picnic week!

National picnic week!

Did you know that it’s National picnic week this week?

What better way to spend a lazy summers evening than down one of our gorgeous beaches with the family, playing games and tucking in to a picnic from Cobbles Kitchen.

‘National picnic week celebrates all those memories and images of blue skies, green grass, blankets and hampers of food. Set between 15-24 June 2018 National Picnic Week is an opportunity to share all your tips and recipes which go towards making the perfect picnic’

Although the concept of the picnic originated in France, the British have very much taken it to their hearts. It is reckoned the average person in the UK goes on 3 picnics a year, enjoying the sunshine and the fresh air it brings. An inexpensive day out, a picnic provides the chance for quality family time playing traditional games such as rounders or just relaxing with a good book and some music.

We have three options to choose from with your picnic – The Classic ploughmans, Afternoon Tea or the Grazing box. All on offer at just £10 per person this week!

Just give us a call in the Deli between 10-5 to reserve yours 01656651478

15% off Coupon

15% off Coupon

Join us any weekday evening between 4-6pm and enjoy 15% off your meal! Coupon valid til end of June 2018. Only redeemable against one meal per table.

 

Cobbles Patisserie

Cobbles Patisserie

Some of you will have noticed that our little Deli has evolved somewhat as we have slowly reinvented it over the past month or so, focusing especially on the installation of a kitchen & preparation area to enable our amazing chefs to prepare and create an even more amazing patisserie section. You’ll be able to watch the chefs in action as all of the delicious and tempting smells escape the oven..

These gorgeously crafted sweet treats are displayed in the Deli and are available for you to take home, wrapped and boxed to eat a little later, or even better, to gift to a special someone celebrating or perhaps in need of a pick me up.. (there’s nothing quite like the gift of cake, right)? We also use our patisseries on our delicious afternoon teas and you can choose your favorite and devour it whilst you dine at the restaurant as part of the dessert menu…

Our head chef has created a staple menu of seasonal choices that will be made daily in house with additional Chef specials available too!

Expect things like marscapone and black cherry shortbread tarts, white chocolate and pistachio cheesecake, crunchy nut – peanut butter cake pops, tiramisu, panacotta, raspberry delice, truffles, macarons in every flavour and old time favorites such as gooey chocolate brownies, Welsh cakes, scones and home made fudge!

The Deli is also bursting with an array of locally made gifts and art, with the full range from Thornbush Hill, Textiles from No Grey Days, illustrations, cards and mugs from Hannah Davies, coasters and prints from Jenny Lambert, Beautiful pebble art and gifts made from sea foraged treasures from Art by Alexa, hand stamped, quirky gifts from Happy Stamp gift co and beautifully handmade looms from Full loom!

We still offer bespoke catering services from the Deli, so if you’re looking for event catering that’s a little bit different from the norm, drop us an email to discuss requirements. Think Mediterranean grazing tables, vintage afternoon tea and ploughmans banquets. We do mini boxed versions of all of these too if you fancied a little picnic by the beach or at home or to try before you book for your big event.

Open every day from 10:30 – call in to pick up a gift, order your special cake for someone special or treat yourself to a delicious taste sensation! #cobblespatisserie

BEST RESTAURANT IN WALES 2018

BEST RESTAURANT IN WALES 2018

Best Restaurant in Wales 2018!

It’s been a week since that incredible night at the Food Awards Wales 2018. Our first ever awards attendance and what a first it was! It’s taken a week for it to sink in.. a crazy, busy week of lots of new customers and lots and lots of meals!

We found out around six weeks ago that we were in the finals for these awards. We were blown away and bouncing just at receiving this news!

We had received an unprecedented amount of nominations from customers that ensured us a spot in the finals. We weren’t sure what category we were in at that point, but never in a million years did we think we’d be included in the big one – Best Restaurant in Wales. Our restaurant kitchen had only opened in December, 4 months ago, so this was unbelievable!! We were in the South East Category amongst some very good company indeed!

I received the news on my Birthday and I flew into the kitchen when I heard, to share it with the Chefs and the Front of House team. We were all so excited. It was such a brilliant day and even just to be nominated in that category was a huge accolade in itself. We proudly displayed our finalist poster around the restaurant and awaited the 23rd April 2018!

The awards night arrived and the whole team were suited and booted in our gladrags for the black tie event at the most stunning venue – The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff.

The atmosphere was electric all night with each winner being applauded by a genuinely happy audience. The awards are recognising everyone in the food industry in Wales from restaurants, to suppliers to chefs, to street food vendors, hotel restaurants – you name it, everyone had a chance to shine and what incredible talent there was sat in that room.

We had a three course meal, entertainment and the drinks were flowing. Ours was the last award to be announced and by this time I was feeling rather giddy! When our region came up, my palms were clammy and my mouth was dry.. Then she said our name – Cobbles Kitchen!! The screams from our table were deafening as I made my way to the stage to join the rest of the regional winners of the Best Restaurants in Wales.

Once all regional winners were stood on stage, we were asked to stay there whilst we waited for the announcement of the overall winner. This part was a complete blur, it’s only from watching the video that I can see what happened.. all I can remember is the feeling of complete shock! My jaw hit the floor and I just looked out to a stampede of my Cobbles gang heading for the stage.. it was a magical and completely overwhelming moment.. the rest of the night was spent celebrating – really, really celebrating!!!

Since the awards, we’ve had an absolutely incredible response from customers old and new. We are so blown away by everyone’s kind words. We’re a young business, we’re always growing and learning and improving with each day and we are absolutely honoured to have received such a monumental accolade in such a short time.

I want to thank everyone who has been involved in building Cobbles from the very beginning.. the early days in the small barn with just two of us in the kitchen to now, 20+ members of highly talented, focussed and loyal staff members that I absolutely adore! Cobbles wouldn’t be where it is without the support of the team of staff that has helped us grow.

Also, our customers.. there are so many of you that have been there since the beginning, that have supported and routed for us and offered encouragement and praise along the sometimes bumpy road. Thank you for keeping on coming back and spreading the love!!

I’m really excited to see what the next chapter of our story brings.. this really is the best thing I’ve ever done and although it’s sometimes so tough, every time I walk into those barns, I feel happy!

#bestrestaurantinwales #wtf #diolch

Diolch x

EVENT: May 19 at 7:00pm Chef Takeover with Sean Evans

EVENT: May 19 at 7:00pm Chef Takeover with Sean Evans

After much anticipation – We’re glad to announce that we’re back with the second edition of our Chef Takeover night! A little later than expected but keep Saturday May 19th free!

Our Chef takeover nights allow local, renowned chefs showcase their culinary talents and unique styles of cooking devising their own menu and using our kitchen for one night only to create you some beautifully delicious dishes!

Many of you missed out on our last takeover. At the end of March we had a sell out night with Thomas Palmer who owned the kitchen and wowed the guests with his stunning menu of familiar and traditional British favourites with a unique and modern twist- each dish was a work of art in itself and the flavour pairings were mind blowing!

At our next Chef takeover, we’re handing the reigns over to the one and only Sean Evans. Sean started his kitchen life at 15 in Bryngarw house as a kitchen porter. Being a KP gave him the opportunity to see kitchen life and watch what was going on….He was hooked from there!

Sean was KP for about 12months when the pastry chef left, he was then put onto the pastry section and given a real chance in the kitchen. He was trained in traditional patisserie by the head chef at the time ramnik ramji and his sister Stacey. That’s where his love of all things pastry started..and something he still loves doing today.

Sean stayed at Bryngarw for three years and from there has worked in various establishments in Bridgend and the surrounding areas, working his way up the ranks until he became head chef.

Sean’s style of cooking is very quirky. He has a passion for sourcing and using local ingredients that are often overlooked and pushing boundaries with his flavour pairings. His dishes are always works of art and an absolute feast.

His menu for the takeover is Fairytales and Nursery Rhymes. To book a table at the takeover at the Best Restaurant in Wales, call us on 01656646361.

Starters

Two little dickie birds- pigeon, wild partridge, mirepoix and game chips £8.10

Little hen – Honey glazed poussin with rye bread and ale butter pudding £7.95

Goldilocks- Picky porridge quenelles (v)
Hot- masala spiced
Cold- avo, scallions
Just right- vanilla bean and maple £7.50

Barley loaves and small fishes- Barley flour flatbread with anchovies and chefs pesto £6.10

The cow jumped over the moon- Brisket stuffed with mozzarella and a philly cheese sauce £7.95

Mains

Three little pigs
Trio of pork-terrine-belly-rib
£17.95

Baa baa black sheep
Braised lambs shank with Guiness and aerated pomme £17.50

Gussie goosed gander- pancetta wrapped goose breast, pont nuef, peppercorn jus £15.50

Ring around a rosey- courgette and tomato rose, lime and vermouth broth, puree (v) 14.10

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside- Crab, cockles, razor clams, langoustine, squid with edible sand, samphire, and risotto £16.85

Dessert

Snow White- Poison apple with poison berry purée £6.75

Little miss muffet and her curds and whey- Chocolate and cacoa mousse, chocolate tagliatelle, lemon curd and buttermilk pannacotta £6.50

Round and round the garden- Strawberry, carrot and dark chocolate £6.75