Since moving down South I have discovered a real love for Indian food. It’s so full of flavour, fragrance and spices and so much care and passion goes into their cooking. Ironically I went to university in Manchester where I lived literally a stone’s throw away from the curry mile but I wasn’t a huge fan of Indian food then and I’d only go when my parents came to visit, or if we had a social at a curry house. I’d love to go back now and eat there again, especially to compare the quality to some of the Indian restaurants I’ve visited in and around London!
Writing this post makes me a bit sad if I’m honest, as I think about how much this place has changed (for the worse) since we moved to St Albans three and a half years ago. Looking back at all of the pictures I have of the ‘old’ Bakehouse reminds me of just how good it was.. and how bad it is now in comparison.
We first discovered Bakehouse at a food market soon after moving to St Albans. They had a stall brimming with cakes, flyers, samples and some treats available to buy. Despite only being a small city, St Albans is a huge foodie place with regular food markets, food festivals, a lot of independent restaurants/cafes and a ridiculous number of pubs!
This place is one of my favourite places to visit in St Albans – and if you’re ever in the area (or even close.. it’s worth the detour!) I can’t recommend it enough! It’s a tiny place with all of the charm and quality of an independent cafe. Every time we go in there it’s busy – and with good reason. They only do puddings, and they do them seriously well..