RestaurantsSomersetBathBA1

Harden's says

The Ivy's 'accessible all-day dining' formula is popping up brasseries in all of England's most picturesque towns and cities, and now it's Bath's turn. Opening in Autumn 2017 in the heart of the city, this spot will feature a large outdoor terrace and a private dining room. Planning applications have also been lodged for sites in Exeter, Harrogate, Cheltenham and Manchester as of June 2017.

survey result

Summary

£57
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“There is something striking about the design” of this former NatWest bank: one of the more “elegant and spacious” spin-offs from the London celeb haunt. It’s “food to a formula”, of course (“best stick to old favourites, like steak ’n’ chips”) but all in all this three-year-old establishment is “a dependable example of the ever-expanding chain”.

Summary

£57
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“There is something striking about the design” of this former NatWest bank: one of the more “elegant and spacious” spin-offs from the London celeb haunt. It’s “food to a formula”, of course (“best stick to old favourites, like steak ’n’ chips”) but all in all this two-year-old establishment is “a dependable example of the ever-expanding chain”.

Summary

£57
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

London’s Theatreland celeb hangout-turned-national chain landed in a handsome Grade II-listed former NatWest Bank plumb in the middle of Bath last year. The service is better rated here than at many in the chain, but – true to form – it’s the “splendid” atmosphere “which is the main attraction – the food’s adequate, but the gorgeous bar and interior makes up for it”.

Summary

£54
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In a ‘roll-out’ that would do McDonald’s proud, this iconic brand has gone for it this year, opening virtually simultaneously in practically all of the UK’s top restaurant cities. The ambition is impressive: let’s hope standards hold up better than they did when, for example, ‘Browns’ tried to pull off a similar trick.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £16.50 £21.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.75 £19.95 £4.95 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £3.95
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm

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