Stirchley-on-Sea This Thursday, 7pm.

November 19, 2014 No comments »

All the pre-sales of lobster have gone, the mackerel are marinating, and Lap and Tom will be heading to the wholesale market first thing tomorrow morning to pick up the freshest fish they have. We’re looking forward to seeing you tomorrow – come down soon after 7 if you want the widest choice as we will sell out of some items. Check out the menu below.

Just a quick explanation of what ‘casual eat-in’ means. We’ll be serving everything (except lobster) in take-away containers but we’d love people to hang around and eat it whilst it’s hot. Cutlery/chopsticks provided. We can seat about 25 people between the bakery and cookery school dining room, plus there’s standing room for more in the bakery, so why not head to Stirchley Wines and Spirits beforehand and pick up a nice bottle of beer to wash down the delicious food. Soft drinks will be for sale in the bakery and we’ll do a chocolate brownie too if you fancy something sweet after your fish course. See you tomorrow!


Lunch at our place?

November 17, 2014 No comments »

We’ve got loads going on this week!  Don’t forget it’s Stirchley-On-Sea THIS Thursday.  Not to be missed! (if you like fish).
Lunches at the bakery this week will look like this:

Tuesday: Tarka Daal with Sourdough OR Ham and Cheddar Baguettes
Wednesday: Spicy Butternut Squash Soup with Sourdough
Thursday: Salt Beef on Challah Rolls OR Stilton, Honey & Walnut Croissants.
Friday: Stonebaked Sourdough Pizza – Sweet Potato, Kale & Red Onion, OR, Chorizo, Mushroom, Red Pepper & Mozzarella!

So come and join us!

Loaf x


Brand new Knife Skills and Maintenance course, 11th December, 6.30-9.30pm

November 12, 2014 No comments »

knife skillsIn another great collaboration with Lap-fai Lee, we are pleased to announce the relaunch of our Knife Skills course in a few weeks time. It’s longer, with more recipes, and an added 30 minute optional knife sharpening session tacked onto the end. In the new year we hope to introduce some of the former Kitchen Essentials courses as stand-alone workshops too so watch this space. You can find out all about the course and book online by clicking here, but all you really need to know is that you will definitely learn how to pare a pair of pears. Hope to see you there!

Lunches this week

November 10, 2014 No comments »

So many lovely things for lunch this week… here’s the board:


Stirchley-on-Sea, 20th November fish night!

November 7, 2014 2 comments »

This is happening. Thanks to Kerry Leslie for the awesome design…


Stirchley Market has found a new home

November 3, 2014 No comments »

We’re really pleased that Stirchley Market has found a new venue for doing outdoor markets again after doing some mini indoor markets at Loaf earlier in the year.

It starts again tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday 4th Nov) from 4pm til 8pm at PSL Bowling in the front car park. Wrap up warm and come down as there is some great stallholders lined up for you. Check out all the stal holders on the Stirchley Market website.

As for Loaf we’ll be heading down there too as well as keeping the shop open for all the regular stuff. Here’s some plans we’ve got for tomorrow’s bread menu after some useful requests on twitter over the weekend. As you’ll see it’s a pretty pro-European menu with breads inspired by Germany, France, Italy, and Eastern Europe:

Maslin sourdough

Malted barley and molasses sourdough

Fig and fennel sourdough

Rosemary and sea salt focaccia

Olive ciabatta

Baguette a l’ancienne


Bournville chocolate babka

Vollkorn Brot (wholegrain and sunflower seed rye)


See you there!!

Lunch this week

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Hi lovely people. Here’s what we’ve got coming up for lunches this week.

muffalettaTuesday 4th Nov: Tarka daal with a hunk of bread £3.50 // Braised beef and mustard on a challah roll. £4

Wednesday 5th Nov: Muffaletta (smoked ham, salami, provolone, mozzarella, olives, rocket on focaccia) £4 // Stilton and comice pear on focaccia £4

Thursday 6th Nov: Papa pomodoro soup £3.50 // Ham and cheddar ciabatta rolls £3

Friday 7th Nov: Leek and potato frittata with focaccia and salad £4 // Ham and cheddar croissant £3



October 27, 2014 No comments »

Lunch this week looks a LOT like this:
(although I forgot to add the word soup for Tuesday! Spicy Butternut Squash SOUP with sourdough, it should read)


We hope that you can join us!
(And yes, Daal is on Wednesday!)

Get Fishy!

October 23, 2014 No comments »

Our two seafood courses are among the best courses that we run here in the cookery school and come highly recommended by past participants. The sheer amount and quality of food you eat during the course is worth the course fee alone. In our last two courses of 2014 we have a few spaces left, so grab them while you can. Prices will be going up slightly for our 2015 courses.

Seafood Two: Shellfish takes place on the 29th October from 6.30-9.30pm. Details and booking here.

Seafood One: Fish takes plaice on the 3rd December from 6.30-9.30pm. Details and booking here.

Or just click on the relevant images below!


Pork Butchery and Charcuterie – last few spaces

October 21, 2014 No comments »

We’re down to our last few spaces on the Pork Butchery and Charcuterie course on the 13th November. A brand new mincer arrived for the cookery school today and I’m getting very excited about the day. Steve Rossiter will be kicking off the day doing his butchery thang, with Lap-fai Lee leading us the rest of the day and introducing us to the world of charcuterie.  We’re planning to run this course just once a year, every autumn, so grab your place while you still can. More details and online booking can be found by clicking here.