Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you
RestaurantsSomersetBathBA1

survey result

Summary

“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”.

£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.

Summary

“The canapés were so good, we decided to try the tasting menu!” – this “very atmospheric” hotel dining room just outside the city provides an excellent all-round experience: “the taste, presentation, service together with excellent wines make for a most enjoyable meal!”

£122
£££££
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.

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
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
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
£££££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For 28 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

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.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner   £85.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 98.00 D only 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £6.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

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

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
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

The 2019 Harden's Guide

2019 Hardens Restaurant Guide

"User friendly in price, size and outlook"

Financial Times

What social media is saying