Last Wednesday I was invited down to Wildwood Plymouth for an evening of drinks, nibbles and a spot of networking. Wildwood is one of my favourite places to head to for dinner, it’s located in the historic setting of The Royal William Yard in the old slaughterhouse which has been beautifully restored, whilst they offer a mix of Italian and American style food. But ultimately, the whole dining experience there really does lend itself to the industrial styled interior and eclectic set up. We are lucky enough to have 2 Wildwood restaurants in Plymouth, with the newest one in The Royal William Yard which has been open for just under a year (it’s also my favourite of the two!). It was possibly the best evening of weather for the year, and there was no shortage of food and drink top ups during the evening…
I took my parents along for the evening as I very rarely get the opportunity to bring them along to events, it also didn’t matter if I left them both for a while to wander off and take some pictures! Upon arrival we were greeted with wine, beer, prosecco or orange juice for the designated drivers and teetotallers like me!
I’ve mentioned The Royal William Yard SO many times on my blog in the past, and the historic buildings give all the restaurants in the yard this fantastic industrialized look that makes any interior look fantastic. Some of the Wildwood branches are just restaurants, but this one benefits from a deli too which offers fantastic selection of fresh salads, conserves and sweet treats that are all perfect for an impromptu picnic or a little gift!
Whilst we were waiting for the main food of the evening, there was lots of delicious breads and chutney, chocolate and other nibbles to get our teeth into!
After speaking to some of the other Plymouth bloggers and having a browse through the deli, it was almost time for the food to come out…
The sight of a pizza oven makes me very happy!
There’s so much seating in Wildwood both inside and outside which is a real asset to the restaurant. As I’d come straight from work I was super hungry, and it was time to find a table and get ready for the food to be brought out!
The drinks were on tap…
The food just kept coming, deep fried mozzarella sticks and the cutest mini beef burgers!
The selection of food for the evening was so impressive, and it was refreshing to get a chance to try a lot of different dishes, as I’m always the fussy eater in the group who opts for the same meal every time! There was pizza, risotto, garlic bread and deep fried mushrooms to name but a few of the delicious foods from the evening.
If there’s one motto I have in life it’s that ‘there’s always room for dessert’. No matter how much you’ve gorged yourself on starters and main meals, as soon as a plate of sweet food emerges you just ‘somehow’ make some room for a helping of it (in this case brownies!). This brownie sharing platter was what dreams were made of, gooey melt in the middle warm chocolate brownies, chocolate sauce to dip and strawberries and cream, perfect for sharing (or for yourself!).
The chocolate brownies didnt hang around for long….
Full to the brim, I did another round of pictures and a bit of networking before I left for the evening. I always find it so interesting the different types of people you meet at events that you’re connected to in a strange way. It’s also always the times I meet the most people that I forget my business cards, but there’s always next time…
We also got to leave with the most adorable little boxes filled with goodies from their Deli, with delicious pieces of fudge, biscotti and chocolates, I’m almost certain that I’ll be popping back to the deli soon for some more treats!
I’d like to say another thank you to the team at Wildwood, Plymouth (& Onshore Media) who invited me down for the evening. It was a great night of food, drink and finding out more about Wildwood, and the staff were so welcoming and attentive throughout the whole evening! You can find out where your nearest Wildwood restaurant is here!
Have you been to a Wildwood restaurant before? Would you like to visit one?