Poplars Restaurant | Bright

Lovely!

When we came to Bright on a holiday 3 years ago, we tried to dine here but they were closed for the season. So, on this trip to Bright, it was a mission for us to dine at Poplars!

Seated next to a warm fireplace, the young & lovely server was attentive and quick to assist us.  We started with a delicious onion & celeriac soup, with a flurry of parsley swimming through it. A star dish!  Shawn had the aged angus eye fillet, with the cafe due Paris butter sauce, frittes and salad. The butter sauce was pure gluttony!  I had the ricotta dumplings with walnut sauce and shaved pear. Although there was nothing wrong with the individual ingredients – the dish as a whole lacked flavor, and even with the addition of seasoning it was lackluster. Either the walnut sauce needs a kick, or the dumplings need a little extra flavor.

Not to be deterred by my main, I soldiered on to have the chocolate souffle for desert. Lovely, light and indulgent – perfectly balanced with home made vanilla ice cream. Will gladly return with the hopes their next vegetarian main will cater to those who like more robust flavors.

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The Two Bears are a fun-loving married couple of more years than we care to share, ha! Our travels allow Wifey Bear (a vegetarian) and Hubby bear (a carnivore) the opportunity to explore the mysteries of this amazing planet while trying out new & exciting food! #biglove

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