As always, in this sixty second review I’ll be bringing you a lightning look at one of Bath’s best foodie offerings! This week we’re heading to Green Park Station for waffles at the fabulous Little Red…
Where and what is it?
From the same folks who bring you Bath’s best booze merchants, Wolf Wine, comes Little Red (as in, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf – geddit?), a takeaway joint specialising in fabulous treats. As well as their signature waffles, think milkshakes, hot chocolates and really good coffee. You’ll find them in one of Green Park Station’s little huts.
Why this place?
There might be a few different things on the menu, but the headline here really is the waffles. They’re freshly cooked to order, so they’re perfectly light, fluffy and delicious, and the toppings are absolutely outrageous. Not only is the food fabulous, but Little Red make a real point of supporting other small businesses with their menu, from Welsh chocolatiers Heist Chocolate to Frome-based coffee superstars Girls Who Grind, and you’ll find a different local artist featured in the takeaway every month too. Plus, as you’d expect from the brains behind Wolf Wine, this place is pretty dang cool, from the fabulous signwork designed by Eleanor Harper to the excellent merch on offer – check out their tote bags, which feature a less fairytale, more badass Little Red Riding Hood armed with an axe and a basket full of wine for Grandma.
What should I order?
The Tuck Shop Waffle is a must for anyone who likes their food irresistibly Instagrammable – a bubble waffle piled high with ice cream, sprinkles and bubblegum sauce, and then finished off with a whole bagful of your favourite retro sweeties. It looks totally fabulous and will, naturally, give you a massive sugar rush – but if I’m completely honest, my actual favourite was the (ever so slightly) more reserved Heist Chocolate Madness, with chunks of fabulous dark chocolate from the aforementioned Heist, chocolate sauce, ice cream and chopped hazelnuts. Just the thing for a chocoholic like me.
How much will I spend?
If you want to keep things simple and appreciate the waffles for themselves, you can order one with a dusting of icing sugar from just £3.50, while the more spectacular toppings will set you back around £7. Milkshakes start from £4 and hot chocolates from £3.
When should I drop by?
Little Red is open during the day every day except Monday and Tuesday, but I highly recommend you swing by on Friday evenings when they’re open late with weekly specials on offer, and you can wash down your waffle with a cheeky glass of something from Wolf Wine’s Friday bar night. Little Red also runs a fortnightly book club and some brilliant art-based workshops – find out more on their Instagram page.