LondOntheInsidevisited The Bathhouse to road test new night “The Tassles Club Dinner Party”. The Bathhouse is one of our favourite venues with its spiral staircase leading down to a Victorian style basement den. We’ve spent many a night in there out of our tree, sprawled on the benches after downing copious amounts of wine but on Thursday we were there to experience the food.
The Tassles Club Dinner Party costs £45 which includes a three course meal and a show of singers, burlesque dancers and some rather weird characters. To start we had the Parmesan sable with creamed goat’s cheese, oven dried tomatoes and micro salad. The dish was well thought out and tasted great but it was more like a large canapé than a starter.
For main we opted for Sea Bass with a crab and chilli potato cake and stir-fried mange tout, a nice piece of fish, cooked and presented well. For dessert we choose the Apple tart with vanilla mascarpone and caramel sauce. This was lovely, nice tart apples with sweet caramel served on a round of filo pastry, although again a little too small.
By the time dessert arrived the show had begun, opened by a cabaret singer who was followed by a couple of burlesque performances – plenty of thongs, feathers and fake boobs. To sum it up the venue is beautiful and the food was ace just a little on the small side. Worth a shot if you’re looking to try something a bit different.
8 Bishopsgate Churchyard, City of London, EC2M