Written below are some of our recent blogs about our business. Here you’ll find tips for picking drinks to accompany certain foods, recipes and general blogs about what it’s like running a restaurant.
New Year, new chapter, new you! New year resolutions are all about being a better person, the best version of yourself, and veganism is hot on the heels of joining the gym or giving up alcohol. The word ‘vegan’ comes from the beginning and end of vegetarian. It was decided that non-dairy vegetarian was not […]
I’ve previously worked for bigger organisations so although I had a say over the wine list, ultimately I had to follow a set pattern ensuring the company made its targets. Opening our own place has been very liberating giving me the chance to offer my own favourites and something different for people to try.
At the Courtyard, we bake all of the bread for our ‘while you wait’ menu items on site as well as the rolls that accompany our soup. We are constantly looking for new ideas and new recipes to try. One of our favourite bread roll recipes is inspired by a Justin Gellatly recipe that he used to bake the 1000 buns served at the royal wedding of William and Kate in 2011.
Afternoon tea originates from the 1840s when Queen Victoria’s lady of the bedchamber Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford became bored of waiting for her supper, and so at around 4pm she asked for a tray of tea and cake with bread and butter. By the 1880s this had progressed into something more formal with ladies dressing for the occasion.