Buttermilk and Maple is a relative newcomer to the food scene in Bristol. Situated on the Welsh Back it is easy to find and has nice views across the waterfront.
Inside the restaurant, the East Coast decor gave a real nice atmosphere to the place. I liked the wooden panelling. As I looked over the menu though the lobster dishes did appeal, in the end I kept coming back to the Buttermilk Fried Chicken.
The chicken deep fried was served with a fried egg, bacon, Montgomery cheddar and bacon jam, served in a homemade jalapeño biscuits. It was served with home fries.
The chicken was very tasty, tender on the inside, covered in a nice crisp coating. The chicken was served between two biscuits, however all the other fillings meant that this was really a knife and fork meal, trying to eat this like a burger would have resulted in a mess all down my shirt.
I don’t usually go for chicken dishes, mainly as I cook a lot of chicken at home, but this buttermilk chicken was something I hadn’t seen before.
It was very tasty and was served with some home fries, which were fried cubes of potato with onion and bacon. I think I would have preferred fries with the chicken.
I might go again, as there are other things on the menu I would like to try. The truffle eggs sounded nice, poached eggs with gruyere cheese, mushrooms, truffle cream and served with toasted sourdough.