Restaurants in Bath

Bath’s restaurant scene is competitive and fast changing. As such, the cream rises to the top and those establishments that survive are usually good value and reliable. London trends mingle with West Country influences, and all tastes are catered for.

The Bath restaurants below have been grouped into four different pricing categories:
Expensive (over £40)
Moderate (£25 to £40)
Cheap (up to £25)

These prices are for a three-course meal for one, including half a bottle of house wine or equivalent, tax and service. A service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill in most restaurants. If service is not included, 10% tipping is customary.

The Dower House

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Haute cuisine

The large windows of The Dower House look out over the tranquil greenery of The Royal Crescent Hotel’s grounds where visitors dine alfresco in the summer. Dishes are contemporary in presentation, with small portions packing a flavourful punch. Highlights include the mackerel ceviche starter, and a main of chunky pork belly topped with sticks of crackling. Friendly sommeliers helps you match from an extensive wine list.

Address: The Royal Crescent Hotel, 16 Royal Crescent, Bath, England, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 823 333.

The Bath Priory Restaurant

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Haute cuisine

The Bath Priory Restaurant boasts Bath's only Michelin star and offers a menu of traditional English dishes with continental influences and seasonal ingredients, many of which are taken from the hotel's 1.5 hectares (4 acres) of award-winning gardens. A classy and elegant restaurant with superb service and great food.

Address: Weston Road, Bath, England, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 331 922

The Porter

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: English Modern

The Porter rose from the ashes of a grimy pub, the gentrification of which has left Bath with one of its best fine dining restaurants – Clayton’s Kitchen, home to Michelin-starred chef Rob Clayton. Despite the star credentials, the creative menu is reasonably priced and the ambiance relaxed. Look out for the ewe’s curd and lemon zest mousse starter and melt-in-the-mouth steak with duck fat chips.

Address: 15a George Street, Bath, England, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 585 100.

The Chequers

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: British

Tucked away on one of Bath’s most picturesque streets, this lovely little gastropub is a short stroll from the Circus. Offering locally-sourced produce crafted into expertly flavoured dishes, anticipate contemporary touches such as blowtorched mackerel with beetroot and apple served up alongside hearty mains like the haunch of venison with garlic dauphinoise and blackberries.

Address: 50 Rivers Street, Bath, England, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 360 017.

Martini Ristorante

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Italian

With its bright red facade and central location on George Street, Martini Ristorante is a popular and busy Italian eatery offering authentic Italian cuisine at reasonable prices. The atmosphere is lively and enjoyable - and very Italian.

Address: 8-9 George Street, Bath, England, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 460 818.

Jamie's Italian

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Italian

Simple, fresh, quality dishes are the order of the day at Jamie Oliver's chilled-out chain. Offering seasonal choices that won't break the bank, this recently refurbished Jamie's Italian now also offers an online booking facility. Look out for perennial favourites such as the Sharing Plank (essentially a delicatessen served on a cricket bat) and quirky innovations like Italian nachos.

Address: 10 Milsom Place, Bath, England, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 432 340.

Eastern Eye

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Indian

Eastern Eye is Bath's best Indian restaurant. The Georgian interior and domed ceiling make for a magnificent dining room, the service is excellent and the food exemplifies Indian cuisine at its most exquisite.

Address: 8A Quiet Street, Bath, England, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 422 323.

Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Vegetarian

Formerly named Demuth’s after culinary pioneer and former owner, Rachel Demuth, Acorn continues in her gourmet vegetarian fusion footsteps. The ingredients are organic and locally sourced as far as possible and the dishes, such as the carrot and cashew paté or poached rhubarb with thyme meringue, are innovative and tasty.

Address: 2 North Parade Passage, off Abbey Green, Bath, England, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 446 059.


Price: Cheap
Cuisine: BBQ

The restaurant arm of the annual BBQ and music festival, Grillstock offers Bathonian carnivores a rough-around-the-edges southern-style BBQ experience. Custom sauces and freshly smoked meat combine in a laid back, elbow-to-elbow atmosphere. For those who have trouble deciding what to order, the Lockjaw Burger is pretty much everything on the menu between bread.

Address: Unit 4, 12 Brunel Square, Bath, England, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 466 772.
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