Located on Enmore Road, I had recently heard a lot about this place and it really lived up to the hype. The charcuterie style of much of the food is pretty much my favourite thing so this place was right up my alley!
The Stinking Bishops markets itself as a boutique cheese bar, but it offers so much more than this. It has quite a diverse menu with share plates and main dishes. It also has a large wine menu to match. Then you can also get boards with 2, 3, 4 or 5 cheeses for set prices and the same can be done for sliced meats. These boards come with accompaniments such as quince paste, fig and walnut roll and pickles, and of course bread and biscuits.
My friend and I got a 3 cheese board and a 2 meat board. The staff are really knowledgeable and can help you choose from the wide selection of cheeses and meats. We had a soft, a hard and a blue cheese (which I failed to photograph and remember the name of :/); also a truffle salami and a smoked pancetta. All of it was delectable, the truffle salami in particular was amazing!
After this we were still feeling peckish so got a mac and cheese that was made with all the left overs of cheeses used throughout the week. It was more cheese than mac, which suited us fine and because it used a number of cheeses, it had a lovely complexity about it.
And just a hot tip, try and sit by the bar – we got lots of free cheese samples and one can never have enough cheese!
So if you love cheese, and who doesn’t, then definitely go and check it out!