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Summary

There’s still the odd sceptic, for whom this plush but slightly “stuffy” Brownsword hotel dining room represents “very poor value for money”, but the majority of reporters this year raved about its “extremely luscious food”, “fabulous” wines and “lovely” (leafy) surroundings.

£111
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Amidst “beautiful grounds”, this “very smart” property (a Brownsword Hotel) at best offers “precise” cooking, and “impeccable” service in “a lovely and formal” setting. Prices remain “eye-watering” though, and its ratings slipped a notch this year.

£109
Average
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Sam Moody trained with Michael Caines at Gidleigh Park, and it shows” – the dishes presented in the “beautiful” dining room of this country house hotel are often “superb”; even fans, though, can find the experience a touch “overpriced”.

£110
Very Good
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Sam Moody’s “meticulous” and “beautifully presented” cooking wins many plaudits for this country house hotel and dining room, and service is “impeccable” too; prices are “eye-watering”, though, and a dining room (with garden views) that, for fans, is “so beautiful” can be too “sterile” for other tastes.

£105
Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Have you eaten at The Bath Priory?

Owner's description

At the heart of the hotel is the celebrated 3 AA Rosette restaurant, with magnificent views across the hotel’s award-winning gardens.


The menu offers a memorable culinary journey with a focus on fresh local produce, flavour and balance to create exciting, modern British dishes epitomising the best seasonal dining. Complemented by an exemplary wine cellar and exceptional insight from our Head Sommelier we ensure every detail of your dining experience is perfectly paired.

Restaurant details

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The chef

Michael Nizzero took on the Executive Chef position in January 2017, following 14 years of experience working across the UK, Europe, Dubai and his native Belgium, including under Alain Roux at the three Michelin starred Waterside Inn and most recently at The Ritz.


Michael's UK career began in 2002, where he spent two years at the One-O-One Restaurant in Knightsbridge before moving to Dubai to work as Sous Chef at Pisces Restaurant in 2004. Nominated as the best seafood restaurant between 2005 and 2007, Michael rose through the ranks to become Chef de Cuisine by 2007.


Returning to the UK in 2007 to take Senior Sous Chef role at renowned The Waterside Inn in Bray, Berkshire, the only establishment in the UK to have retained three coveted Michelin stars for over 30 years, where he worked alongside Chef Patron, Alain Roux. After four years in Bray, Michael was offered the opportunity to take the helm at Relais & Chateaux property, Hostellerie La Briqueterie where he gained and held a Michelin Star as Executive Chef de Cuisine between 2011 and 2015.


Most recently, Michael returned to London in 2015 to become Premier Sous-Chef at The Ritz working alongside Executive Chef John Williams MBE to achieve a Michelin Star for the restaurant for the first time in its extensive history.

Private dining

The Bath Priory has 3 A A Rosette restaurant renowned for its food and service.


Both the hotel's main restaurant and private dining rooms have a typical country house hotel character and atmosphere - an ideal venue for that special, private dining occasion.


Up to 72 guests may be seated at round tables in the interconnecting private dining rooms, The Terrace, The Orangery and The Pavilion. These rooms all face south and are perfectly placed to take in the stunning view of the four acres of beautiful gardens. When reserved individually, these dining rooms offer a wonderfully intimate atmosphere and are ideal for seating up to 24 guests.

Weston Rd, Bath, BA1 2XT
Opening hours

Monday to Sunday Lunch 12.15pm - 2.00pm; Afternoon tea 3.00pm to 4.30pm; Dinner 6.30pm - 9.15pm

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