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Chef Jamie Mountford has rallied the troops once again in aid of the charity Something To Look Forward To.  This will be the second time we have been involved in producing fabulous food in their support, this time with a few new faces and a new venue -  The Green Man in Granchester.

The theme of the event is foraging, thanks to Chef Steve Thompson who is an expert of foraging and gin making.

Recently, Nicola and I spent a productive day with Steve who showed us around Granchester Meadows.  We foraged for plants and learnt how to differentiate the edible from the inedible ones.  We were amazed with the amount of the plants that are readily available from the surroundings.

This time we will be cooking 6 courses in the evening paired with 6 homemade gins.  Paola of Romano's has already taste tested her aubergine dish and is very confident the dish will be 'Peng!" (in her words).  Chef Steve is calmly planning his snacks and canapes on top of working with all the gins with his very own recipes. I will be busying myself with the fish course using my absolute favourite cooking method of steaming all my delicious ingredients. Chef Jamie will be doing an exciting pork dish. There are always enthusiastic ones on the committee - not surprised in the slightest to see that they already have a full basket of foraged ingredients for their dishes. Nicola stayed behind, on the foraging day, to sweep through the meadow with beautiful blossoms.  We are still 3 weeks away but are already seeing our pastry chef Nicola working on her blossoms

She has been working really hard as these pictures were taken at 2am!

Aren't they beautiful?

Just wondering what dessert we will have in the evening ....and a picture is worth a thousand words!

Thanks to all our sponsors and also to Cambridge 105 for inviting us to have a chat about this event with lovely Steffi Callister.

Once available, you can listen to the podcast here.

Today it marks a milestone as our menu was finally finalised with beautiful foraged gins.  We are honestly very excited to see it become more real.

There is still a lot of work to be done in preparation for the charity evening, but we really can't wait to see some of you there, to share the food, to support this local charity, and to enjoy the live music by Gary Winter, Kayleigh Gare Music and Josh Oram.

Come and join us on Easter Monday 22nd April 2019 for a well considered gin pairing with amazing botonicals with each course. Tickets (£75 per head) are on sale now via Eventbrite.

Hope to see many of you there!

Meggy xx

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Dear Customers,

We will be closed from 24th December for a short period to give Bridges a new look for the New Year. We will see you again Tuesday 9th January 2018 from 8:30am, when you can pop in and see our little makeover.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thank you so much for your support over the year. 


Chan, Meggy and the Team xxx

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We are pleased to announce the winner of our seasonal veg dish competition is.....drum roll please....Claire Nellany!  She has used a marrow glut to make soup, stuff marrows and a cake.  And it's this beautiful cake that drew our attention and admiration.  

Well done to Claire, whose fab use of excess veg, that may have ordinarily gone to waste, has won her lunch for two. The rise on that cake looks lovely! We wanted to dive right in for a slice.

We had a great time making our own creations over the Pumpkin Festival period, which was co-ordinated locally by Cambridge Sustainable Food.

Here are just a few of the dishes we served during the festival, using pumpkin and seasonal fare. We had fun getting all the staff involved this year, to create recipes based on their preferences.  This resulted in a wide selection of dishes, ranging from snacks, mains, salads and desserts, as well as our popular pumpkin soup. 

We hope Claire's winning creation and our pictures inspire you to make full use of this beautiful seasonal veg.

Bridges Homemade Organic Pumpkin Soup with spider (olive) on the side

Organic Leek & Pumpkin Quiche

Leek & Pumpkin Quiche with Homemade Coleslaw & Fresh  Salad

Gorgonzola & Pumpkin Salad with Pomergranate served with warm seeded bread

and Bridges homemade dressing

Warm Tapioca & Kabocha (Japanese) Squash Dessert with Coconut Water

Oat and Chocolate Pumpkin Muffin 

To find out more about Cambridge Pumpkin Festival 2017, click on the link below:

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