Lady Nelson get’s lost in the mix that is Chapel Street, you have to look really hard to find her otherwise you could walk straight past unknowingly. Lady Nelson is a wine bar serving a variety of over 40 wines from various countries by the glass. The decor inside makes it feel like you’ve stepped into a wine cellar in Italy with sweet soul music drifting throughout.
I am not a wine drinker, Lady Nelson’s is a wine bar and when in Lady Nelson’s you must order wine so I ordered a Spanish Tempranillo. I’m not even going to pretend like I know what I’m talking about when it comes to wine I just know it was really rich and sweet whether that’s a good thing or bad, I’ll leave it up to you guys to decide.
To accompany the wine (the real reason I’m here) I ordered an array of nibblies.
Baked dough balls were exactly how they read, baked dough served steaming hot with garlic butter that had a slight touch of garlic, very simple yet tasty.
Chicken ribs in spicy bbq sauce, the chicken rib meat came off the bone easily, the sauce wasn’t overpowering yet more sweet than spicy.
Chicken Yakitori had nice bite-sized chunks of meat that was slightly dry and the flavouring tasted just like soy sauce, nothing to write home about.
The cheese platter was presented beautifully, with blue cheese, smoked cheddar, quince paste, nuts and pear paste. The smoked cheddar was creamy and sharp. This was my first time trying the blue cheese and if they’re all like this one it’ll be my last. It tasted like actual mould, the pear paste tasted like a really sweet fruit puree and some people might love it for me I wasn’t a fan.
The fact they got a little disgruntled by my camera, and the place is more of a wine bar than somewhere to eat I won’t be going back, but if you’re looking for somewhere with a nice selection of wines than Lady Nelson might be for you.