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Favorite Restaurants in Bath, England

We love Bath and its many great restaurants and little tea rooms. These are our favorites so far.

Where to Eat in Bath

browns.jpgBrowns $$$
Prominently situated only minutes from Bath Abbey, close to Parade Gardens, Browns’ excellent food has earned it good reviews from such luminaries as the Guardian newspaper. The building was once used as a court house, and retains little touches, including some of the original grafitti on the cell doors. Decorated throughout in cool and sophisticated Anglo-Indian chic, Browns has a relaxing and tranquil ambience. A very varied menu makes Browns an exciting place to eat.
Orange Grove
Neighborhood: City Center
Tel: +44 1225 461199

Bath Priory Restaurant $$$
This light and elegant restaurant overlooks the award-winning gardens and has held the prestigious Michelin Star for its cuisine since 1999. Head Chef, Chris Horridge, has the central belief that seasonal food is best. He works closely with Head Gardener and Chelsea Medal winner, Jane Moore, to develop menus using ingredients from the Kitchen Garden. Chris and his team will happily discuss any special dietary requirements you may have. At the Bath Priory Restaurant, you will be assured of a fantastic meal
Weston Road
Neighborhood: City Center
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 331922

Fish Works $$bath-fishworks.jpg
Although part of a chain of 12 (and growing) restaurants, the Fish Works offers consistently wonderful meals at reasonable prices. The restaurants are also part fish store and part cooking school. These folks know their way around fish. The restaurants are quite stark and utilitarian; you aren’t here for the ambience, just the great food.
6 Green St
Neighborhood: City Center
Tel: +44 (0)1225 448707

cavendish_2007.jpgCavendish Restaurant at Dukes Hotel $$$
The Cavendish Restaurant and Bar offers a light, airy environment, and the adjoining secluded patio garden is perfect for summer alfresco eating. Head Chef, Richard Allen, has created seasonal menus which use only the very best British produce. He uses organic and free range ingredients many of which are locally sourced. The restaurant offers a tempting choice of meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes.
Great Pulteney Street
Neighborhood: City Center
Tel: +44 1225 461199

The Moody Goose $$$$moody-goose.jpg
The Moody Goose has moved away from Bath proper and has found a new home in the Old Priory Hotel in Midsomer Norton. Michelin Guide awarded it the coveted star again in 2006. The food is described as traditional English cuisine, but there are definite leanings towards a French style particularly with the rich sauces that accompany your main course. Everything on the menu is prepared from local fresh produce and poultry and game feature heavily. If you mention that you are a vegetarian when booking, the chef will present you with a comprehensive vegetarian menu on your arrival. In short, this is top notch food in comfortable surroundings.
Midsomer Norton
Neighborhood: outside of city
Tel: +44 1225 466688

One Fish Two Fish $$$
Consistently one of the best seafood restaurants in Bath, One Fish Two Fish offers more than just fresh fish and seafood. It takes it up a notch and offers unique and delectable dishes that show a bit of creativity and thought. You won’t be disappointed.
10 North Parade
Neighborhood: City Center
Tel: +44 (0)1225 330 236

bath_10.jpgFirehouse Rotisserie $
If you are looking for a bit of back-home cooking, you might want to amble in to the Firehouse Rotisserie. Touting California cuisine, this little restaurant is a favorite for locals and tourist alike. Here you can have some great brick fired oven pizza or some wonderful rotisseried or grilled meals. Casual, but sophisticated, this place is great for a quick snack or full meal and it won’t put a huge dent in your wallet.
2 John Street
Neighborhood: City Center
Tel: +44 01225 482070

Yak Yeti Yak $
Now for something completely different…If you have experienced and enjoyed Nepalese food, Yak Yeti Yak will blow you away. The food is so authentic. If you have never tried it, come in and give it a try…be adventurous. This restaurant was voted one of the best in Bath in 2006, so you must check it out. They offer a wide variety of dishes including many vegetarian dishes, all worthy of praise. The Chef is from Nepal and uses only natural ingredients, meaning no added color, no additives and no chemicals are used in the preparation of your meal. This is an authentic restaurant and the welcome and service is warm and authentic as well. Inexpensive.
12 A Argyle Street
Neighborhood: City Center
Tel: +44 01225 442299

Tea Rooms in Bath

Bath Bun Tea Room
Across the street from the touristy Sally Lunn’s, you will find a great spot for afternoon tea at the Bath Bun Tea Room. The Bath Buns are a tad sweet…there is a sugar cube hidden in the center, but they make a fun snack with your cream tea.
3 Lilliput Ct
North Parade Bldgs.
Neighborhood: City Center
Tel: +44 (0)1225-462-413

tearoom.jpgThe Regency Tea Rooms
A visit to the Regency Tea Rooms, a new addition to the Jane Austin Center, will complete your tour in style. Here, you can enjoy ‘Tea with Mr. Darcy’ or have a slice of Mrs. Bennet’s lemon drizzle cake. Set on the second floor of the center, you can relax and have “a cup-a” in the lovely Georgian period atmosphere and very friendly staff. Entry to the Tea Rooms is free – you do not have to visit the permanent exhibition. The Regency Tea Rooms are open every day 10.00am to 5.30pm
40 Gay Street
Queen Square
Tel: 01225 442187

Bridge Tea Rooms
This Tea Room is a favorite for those who love delicious cakes and pastries offered with their tea. An award winner, this tea room is special in that it offers so many types of tea and serves only on Royal Doulton china. There are also light lunches available for those with a heartier appetite. This place is worth the little drive to Bradford-upon-Avon.
24 Bridge St.
Neighborhood: Outside of Bath
Tel: +44 1225-865-537

 Written by Terri Fogarty for

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