Last week I visited a Restaurant & Bar based in the heart of Bradford Cite Centre, Alibi; a sophisticated venue, set underground within the Sunbridge Wells complex.
Celebrating recently employing new chefs with experience from Formula One, introducing a new menu, as well as advertising their up and coming Gin event, this was an evening of tasting and free-flowing gin infusions (never a bad thing!!)
The setting I have to say was fabulous, I really felt I had stumbled across an unknown gem underground, although a little hard to find if you didn’t know where you were heading, the exposed brick, low lighting and house music are a great setting to enjoy drinks and a bite to eat with colleagues, friends and as a couple.
I had the chance to taste only some of the food, not getting a full picture of what the new menu is really like, however what I did try was lovely and it left me wanting to return to try more! The Food menu covers a range of dishes suitable for any casual diner.
Featuring on the menu are starters such as Grilled Halloumi, Nachos and Hummus with Flatbread (of which I had the chance to try and it was delicious), with prices between £4 – £7.50. For more of a main dish the restaurant offers sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, main meals, sharing boards and salads and prices range from £5 to £13 (bargain!!). I have tried the Slow Cooked Belly Pork which was great, as well as the Chicken Milanaise and the Mister Salsiccia Pizza was really good too. If I was to return I’d love to check out the Homemade Meatballs, the Caramalised Onion Burger and definitely the Alibi Loaded Fries (Coming Soon… Fries loaded with melted mozzarella cheese, crispy bacon & crispy shallot). The dessert we were presented with was a Fererro Rocher cheesecake which was divine, they also have a selection of cakes and a “Dessert of the Day” to enjoy. Check out more of what their menu has to offer here.
Whilst enjoying tasting some of the food on offer, there was also a Tanqueray Gin stall set up presenting various Gin Infusions throughout the evening. With various fruits, spices and flavours such as grapefruit, pineapple, mint, thyme etc to choose from, we were given the chance to come up with an infusion of our own to taste. Using a cream charger dispenser canister (flash infusion), the host infused the chosen flavours into the gin, then serving with a little soda. These were fantastic! I tried raspberry gin, and pink grapefruit and basil gin. Both were winners, and it was such a cool idea to use the canister to introduce the flavours. If you would like to have a go at “making you own gin”, Alibi have a Create Your Own Gin Night coming up on the 11th April. Check out more here.
In summary I had a fun evening at Alibi, sampling a small part of the menu, trying out different flavoured gins and even getting to know some of their PR staff too! I hope to return to Alibi for more of a meal next time, as well as trying some of their cocktails. I would definitely recommend anyone planning an evening in Bradford to give this place a visit if not for food, then definitely for a few drinks!
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