I first discovered Provenance’s fare at their launch party over 3 years ago. Since then, Provenance have been serving their delicious food in various locations in and around Cambridge and also catering wedding and events. The wood fired kitchen in their stunning Airstream produces a menu worthy of a top restaurant, offering modern British food sourced from local farmers and suppliers. They’ve even added a converted horsebox to the family, a smaller operation serving seasonal tacos.
Provenance have been popping up every second Friday of the month at The Cambridge Distillery Showroom, a unique space in Grantchester housed next door to the distillery where some of the best gin in the world is produced. The showroom not only welcomes lovers of gin but regularly hosts pop ups and food trucks as the perfect venue for great food and drink.
So it was only natural to combine Provenance’s impressive menu with The Cambridge Distillery Showroom’s wonderful ambience and surroundings. A relaxing dinner after a walk or cycle into the picturesque village of Grantchester is a lovely way to spend a Friday evening. The Cambridge Distillery Showroom also offers wine and a small selection of cocktails as an alternative to gin.
Our short stay in Bath led us to The Cowshed for dinner, where we had a truly fabulous meal. The Cowshed is housed in a sympathetically restored Grade II listed Georgian Building. There are two dining rooms (one on the ground floor and another on the lower level). Both levels lead out to their own terraces with stunning views. The whole restaurant is well laid out, with tables for larger groups on the lower level. We were very impressed with the decor and ambience. A good start!
Everything on the menu sounded delicious but we decided to focus on their steak as our mains. All of their meat is sourced through their own butchery Ruby & White, which is based in Bristol where their flagship restaurant is also located. The Cowshed use other high quality ingredients from carefully sourced producers… and it definitely shows!