6 Newmarket Row, Bath BA2 4AN - 01225 460240 - www.joyarestaurant.co.uk
Last week we were invited to Joya Italian Steakhouse Restaurant to sample their new menu. It was a lovely warm evening, but inside it was cool and the tables were safely spaced for social distancing.
We ordered drinks whilst we perused the menu - before making our choices.
To start we ordered the Calamari Fritti (£8.50) and the Panzerottini di Puglia (£7.50). The calamari was crisp, and tender with a really tasty chilli mayonnaise, and the Panzerottini (3) were golden fried pizza parcels with tomato and mozzerella filling - really tasty and very authentic.
For the main course we chose the Hotstone Steak Experience Fillet Steak (£29.95) and the Ravioli Del Plin (£15.95).
When you order your steak (there are 4 different cuts to chose from) you then pick your choice of butter which you use to coat the hot stone to cook your steak so it does not stick. We chose garlic and herb butter. You also pick a salt, we went for chilli, and then finally a sauce. We opted for Gorgonzola, which was rich and creamy but not too strong. We chose fries as the side dish (£3.50). When the dish is brought out, the hot volcanic stone is sizzlingly hot, you slice up your steak and cook to your liking on the stone. It was perfectly tender meat, and cooked exactly as we wanted it. If you don't want to cook it yourself, the chef will cook it for you on the grill. A great concept and totally delicious.
The ravioli consisted of a riccota and spinach filling in a rich tomato sauce. They were generously filled and tasted delicious, especially with a sprinkling of freshly grated parmesan.
For dessert we chose the Torta al Limone (£7.50), a lovely light lemon cake, with lemon cream and the most delicious lemon sorbet. We also chose the Torta al Chioccolato (£6.50), a rich but incredibly light chocolate fudge cake with gorgeous homemade vanilla gelato.
The newly refurbished upstairs dining room has the most amazing murals on the walls, there is a real sense of theatre in there. The front upstairs dining room is cool and airy, with stunning views over Pulteney Bridge.
In our opinion Joya is one of the nicest restaurants in Bath and the food is stunning. The service we received from Karina and Zuzia was second to none. Paola Hubert the chef - we also thank you for cooking us such a fabulous meal.
If you haven't been to Joya yet, you really must go - tell them we sent you!
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