About Bath

places to eat

The Holburne

Situated in the remarkable new glass extension at this iconic Bath landmark, the Garden Cafe serves light and main meals and a wonderful selection of delicious cakes and biscuits. Outside seating opening on to the historic Sydney Gardens. 

The Gainsborough

Open to both hotel guests and non residents the dining room offers exquisite cuisine inspired by fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Sophisticated yet informal.

King William Pub

Much praised pub with great real ales and good food. Carnivore heaven, though there are some veggie options

The Allium at The Abbey

Relaxed and unstuffy, the only thing Allium is serious about is great food, wonderful wines and genuinely warm hospitality. 

The Scallop Shell

Serving the very best seasonal fish and shellfish for lunch and dinner. 

Metro Cafe at Bloomsbury, New Bond Street

Small but smart veggie cafe in town above the fab Bloomsbury gift shop. Get a place by the window and a coffee and indulge in a little people watching.

The Circus

Situated between the architectural landmarks of the Circus and the Royal Crescent, this family-run restaurant serves seasonal, locally sourced food with a British bias. 

The Garrick's Head Pub and Dining Room

Owned by the same team as the King William. Same good food in a slightly more glitzy setting. Next door to the Theatre Royal.

The Pig

Uncomplicated and simple British garden food with the emphasis on fresh and clean flavours. A wonderful hotel to stay in near Bath.  

Salt & Malt

A fish cafe, tearoom and takeaway offering traditional food in a beautiful waterside setting. 

The Bath Priory, Weston Rd

Executive chef Sam Moody creates wonderful modern British dishes with a focus on seasonal dining at this Michelin-starred restaurant.

Made By Ben

This award-winning cafe serves exceptional sandwiches, salads, pies and quiches. 

Casanis French Bistro-Restaurant

Wonderful French Bistro serving classic provencal dishes in a light pleasant room. A favourite of ours.

The Royal Crescent

Particularly good in the summer when you can eat outside.

The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay

A great pub about 5 miles south of Bath and well worth the trip. Expect properly muddy landrovers in the carpark, a range of real ales, a suberb wine list and good cooking. They also have 3 rooms if you want to make a weekend of it.

Things to do

Bath Balloons

On a fine summer's evening the only thing better than watching the balloons go up in Royal Victoria park is being in one.

Thermae Bath Spa, Hot Bath Street

The long awaited spa has finally opened in Summer 2006. We are yet to try it but all the talk is that it is really rather good.

The Roman Baths, Abbey Churchyard

An facinating piece of history and really quite beautiful especially in the evening.