RestaurantsSomersetBathBA1

survey result

Summary

£111
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Always a “lovely setting for a special meal”, this posh country-house hotel dining room is thriving under head chef Jauca Catalin, a former professional footballer in his native Romania who worked under the great Michael Caines at Bath Priory ten years ago and returned to the top post when Michael Nizzero left in 2020 – having “set a high bar to match”. Jauca has succeeded in spades, with “particularly good fish and meat offerings”“even eating here four nights in a row with four lunches, we never got bored and enjoyed every dish”. The dining room is also “booked out for weeks on end” for its “magnificent” afternoon teas, whose “sandwiches and cakes served on cake stands look a picture and taste divine”.

Summary

£125
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wonderful food is amply delivered” at this posh country house hotel, riding high after the arrival of Michael Nizzero in January 2017, and where “a tour of the (“fab”) grounds by the head gardener following a meal makes for a perfect celebration and reason to return”; casual sister restaurant The Pantry is also worth a look.

Summary

£125
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wonderful food is amply delivered” at this posh country house hotel, riding high after the arrival of Michael Nizzero in January 2017, and where “a tour of the (“fab”) grounds by the head gardener following a meal makes for a perfect celebration and reason to return”; casual sister restaurant The Pantry is also worth a look.

Summary

£118
£££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wonderful food (and the garden provides a lot of it)” is part of the tradition at this upscale country-house hotel, whose ratings have improved this year under new executive chef Michael Nizzero (whose impressive CV includes a stint at the Waterside Inn Bray). Top Tip: “the excellent cheese trolley includes some delicious local examples”.

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Restaurant details

Menu,Portions
24, 24, 24
No jeans
64
5+ L, 12+ D
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£22.00 £39.00 £18.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Weston Rd, Bath, BA1 2XT
Opening hours
Monday12:15 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Tuesday12:15 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Wednesday12:15 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Thursday12:15 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Friday12:15 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Saturday12:15 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Sunday12:15 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:15 pm

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