Gourmet restaurant, patisserie and bar in Rosebank/Parkwood. On the new Park Corner development, with stunning food and drinks.
Bolton Road Collection is one of my firm favourites - the cool, laid back interior, paired with delicious food (which is amazingly presented by the way), delivered with such wonderful service - what's not to love ! Great addition to the Rosebank area !
We started with pre-dinner drinks in the bar and then moved into the main restaurant. Love the modern industrial decor which lends itself to a cosy ambience in the way that everything is set out. The drinks and wine menu is extensive with our waiter giving good recommendations. We all chose something different from the menu - my sea bass was amazing, the best that I have had. My partner tried the rump and was not disappointed. The service was great with the management overseeing everything and ensuring that we were happy with our meal. Will be back.
This place is incredible! From the decor, design and lighting to the impeccable service. Not to mention the food - absolutely fantastic! Perfectly sized portions, very good wine selection, delicious deserts. You guys will most definitely see us again.
After hearing some really great things about BRC and passing by it literally everyday on my way home, I made the decision that this was where I would hold my celebratory birthday dinner this year. And so after booking for a party of 10 over the phone and receiving highly convenient confirmations by text (SMS) thereafter, my friends and I rocked up here on the Saturday ready to have a good time.
A space that one can only define as "industrial-chic", the interior is decorated wonderfully, however, considering the vastness of the space, results in it not being as cosy as I would have liked. Instead, it comes off as quite minimalist and hence somewhat lacking due to the empty expanses found throughout.
From start to finish, our waiter was helpful and on hand throughout our evening to ensure that glasses remained topped up and that the dinner experience was enjoyable.
One thing I absolutely loved was the extensive drinks menu that really offers an incredible variety of not just craft beer but also very innovative cocktails to tickle the tastebuds. And being a Gin girl myself, BRC's "Gin Locker" section of the drinks menu that allows you to put together your own gin concoctions was truly the highlight of my night!
Food-wise, we opted to start with the red pepper and oregano marinated chicken salad and this was a good start to the meal. I can only truly speak to my own experience and assessment of my own main which was the Roasted Chicken Supreme with a Carrot Rissotto and Sweet Corn Air. The chicken was prepared wonderfully, being both tender and flavourful. However, my key disappointment was with the risotto that was not really cooked through and as a result tasted much crunchier than it should have. The flavour was there with the inclusion of the smoked ricotta however the texture truly let the dish down. I consequently failed to finish and was unfortunately not interested in taking it away with me either.
Despite bringing our own birthday cake in the end, I was surprised when I had called in ahead to the restaurant to enquire about the availability of sparklers or candles only to be told that there was a "cake-age" fee for bringing in your own cake rather than ordering it from the restaurant. This was the first time I had ever heard of anything like this and so to be honest I did find it slightly bizzare. I do understand that the restaurant has a bakery section however, we did plan to spend a decent amount of money on our meal and drinks regardless so I did not understand why we had to be penalized in this manner. So just a note for those planning Birthday soirees here as I was only informed about this literally at the last minute.
Overall, for me, the experience at BRC was alright enough although based on what I had heard about it and reviews I had read prior, I was slightly disappointed with the food and did not feel that it lived up to the hype. Perhaps it requires another shot with less people and during the day in order to confidently make a recommendation? Watch this space for an update.
Popped in for brunch, our waitron Madonna was warm, welcoming and attentive.
The food is incredibly fresh, I had the smoked chicken open sandwich on rye (definitely recommend this one).
The decor is cosy and which allows for excellent ambience