Harden's survey result
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Chris Cleghorn’s deft, classically inspired cuisine at this well-established basement hotel dining room put in a formidable showing in this year’s survey; “excellent wines” too (“but then again we’ve come to expect that…”).
“A great element of Bath’s restaurant scene” – although this smart (slightly muted) basement hotel dining room is less famous than once it was, chef Chris Cleghorn continues to provide “accomplished, classical dishes with a modern execution”.
“Knocks most London restaurants for six”, say fans, so it’s curious that this hotel dining room doesn't elicit more feedback… perhaps due to the muted basement location; Chris Cleghorn’s food is “superb”, though, and “whoever selects the wines clearly knows their stuff”.
The basement setting can seem “awkward”, but this well-established hotel dining room is going from strength to strength under new chef Chris Cleghorn (a protégé of Michael Caines and Heston Blumenthal), and the food is often hailed as “superb” nowadays.
The restaurant is proud to boast one of the finest wines lists in the UK having been awarded best UK wine list in 2014 by The AA and previously by the Good Food Guide in 2009.