Tasters & Tipples in Bath

Tasters & Tipples in Bath

Uncover our must-visit eateries and wine bars in Bath, for a foodie’s tour of this darling city. We’re letting you in some of Bath’s best kept secrets; from hidden gin bars to exclusive restaurants, this guide is an elite insight into the who’s who of Bath’s culinary world. From Italian to Thai, steakhouses to seafood kitchens – you’ll be spoilt for choice no matter how pernickety a diner you may be! 

There’s nothing quite like exploring the dreamy cobbled streets of Bath to work up an appetite, so it’s only fitting your dining experience is equally mesmerising. Take a wine break at an array of quirky bars for charcuterie boards and nibbles, or take afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent and follow in the footsteps of regal figures past and present. Hidden behind the inviting doors of Georgian sandstone buildings, you’ll find a multitude of foodie delights just waiting to be discovered…

Menu Gordon Jones

A plate of delicious food served at one of Bath's top restaurants

A surprise tasting menu, entirely mysterious and perfectly enticing. Michelin trained chef Gordon Jones creates anticipation in his intimate setting, with one of a kind dishes and taste sensations. No need for impossible decisions – even the perfect wine at Menu Gordon Jones can be chosen for you and tailored to compliment the mystery dishes!


Giggling Squid Bath

The light-filled interiors of the Giggling Squid restaurant in Bath

Discover this dreamy Thai eatery, with stunning, floral adorned interiors and an enchanting ambience. The authentic cuisine at the Giggling Squid will captivate your senses and attentive staff are on-hand to aid any difficult menu decisions. You certainly will be transported to a magical realm…

Opium Bar

A flaming absinthe drink served at the Opium Bar in Bath

Bath’s best kept secret, uncover this quirky bolthole offering tempting cocktails in a unique setting. With an extensive drink menu from classic concoctions to the must-have wine list, the Opium Bar is the perfect spot for an exclusive cocktail experience to remember.

Sotto Sotto

Inside Sotto Sotto Italian restaurant in Bath

Characterised by its attention to detail and simple pleasures, high quality ingredients are at the heart of Sotto Sotto’s ethos. This intimate Italian with a contemporary twist is just a few steps from the Roman Baths, perfect for a fine dining experience after a day of exploring.

Olive Tree Bath

Shellfish and seafood served at the Olive Tree restaurant in Bath

Welcome to one of Somerset's Michelin star restaurants, the Olive Tree, one of the longest established independent restaurants. Discover simple, classic flavours with a modern twist in this restaurant nestled below the luxurious Queensberry Hotel.

Beckford Bottle Shop

Inside Beckford Bottle Shop in Bath

A stylish venue for wine and tapas in beautiful Bath, Beckford Bottle Shop has a choice of thoughtfully selected cheeses and charcuterie. Open for morning coffee and treats, Sundays for brunch and with over 250 world wines – you’ll be spoilt for choice!

The Circus Restaurant

Outside the Circus Restaurant in Bath on a sunny day

Devour divine European dishes at the Circus Restaurant, an independent eatery with an ever-changing seasonal menu and heavenly outdoor seating for people watching in one of Bath’s most prestigious settings. The culinary delights which await you are housed in a perfect Georgian building on Brock Street.


Different dishes including padron peppers and cheesy bread at Comptoir + Cuisine restaurant in Bath

Tuck into cheese and charcuterie boards at Comptoir+Cuisine, a quirky French bistro. With an alluring Champagne Bar open ‘til late and bistro menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner – there’s no reason not to pay this little gem a visit!

Noya's Kitchen

One of the dishes served at the Vietnamese Noya's Kitchen restaurant in Bath

Fancy something quirky and a little different? Head to Noya's Kitchen, a perfectly authentic Vietnamese eatery for a funky dining experience, with supper clubs and even cookery classes available.

The Canary Gin Bar

Delicious cocktails await at the Canary Gin Bar in Bath

Enter a mixology haven at The Canary Gin Bar, with every kind of gin you could imagine (around 230 to be exact) transformed into the cocktails of your dreams. Discover a bewitching realm for evening tipples and indulgent literary-inspired liquors in the heart of beautiful Bath.

Vino Vino Wine Bar

The exterior window of Vino Vino wine bar in Bath

Vino Vino Wine Bar is a sophisticated wine and cocktail bar with uniquely creative drinks lists and signature concoctions. Their seasonally evolving menu includes a selection of platters with cheeses and charcuterie, as well as a menu boasting an array of delectable delights.

Afternoon Tea at the Royal Crescent

Some of the decadent desserts served at the Afternoon Tea at the Royal Crescent

Indulge in the ultimate treat at the perfectly decadent Royal Crescent Hotel. Take afternoon tea in pretty English gardens, with a glass of tipple in hand. No visit to Bath would be complete without a little luxury!

The Bath Priory Restaurant

The outside of Bath Priory with manicured gardens and flower beds on a sunny day in Bath

The Bath Priory Restaurant is an 2 AA Rosette restaurant in the heart of the hotel which will take you on a culinary journey of inspiration. With a seasonal menu and contemporary twist on French cuisine, you certainly will experience a unique array of dishes. Whether it’s for a spot of lunch, a decadent afternoon tea or sumptuous evening of dining – a stunning setting awaits you!

Le Vignoble

Wine on display at Le Vignoble

Le Vignoble bar’s philosophy is founded on a love for all things wine, providing both education and entertainment to vino lovers - without the pretention. Relax whilst discovering new flavours, you’ll definitely be in wine heaven!


Beautifully presented food served at Eight restaurant in Bath

A chic townhouse hotel with mouth-watering menu and perfectly aesthetic dishes, you’ll be mesmerised with every bite at Eight. This menu is exclusively eight dishes which evolve with the seasons - hence the name - as the dishes are smaller, it’s the ideal chance to choose two, three or four…

The Botanist

A plate of warming food served at the Botanist restaurant in Bath

Delights await you at this rustic eatery, donned with antique trinkets and botanical concoctions. With live music every evening at The Botanist, this is the dream location for a gathering over quirky cocktails and divine dishes!

Oak Restaurant

A table neatly laid awaiting diners at the Oak restaurant in Bath

Passionate about crafting simple plant-based dishes with the finest ingredients and a dash of creativity. With an environmentally conscientious ethos, Oak Restaurant is perfect for guilt free delicacies.

The Scallop Shell

Shellfish and seafood served at the Scallop Shell restaurant in Bath

Head to this rustically chic eatery, boasting the most up-market fish and chips in Bath! With a passion for seafood, the Scallop Shell's menu offers traditional 'chip shop' classics alongside scallops, oysters, prawns, crab and mussels – all the fish favourites, fresh from the sea.

Hudson Steakhouse

Inside the restaurant at Hudson Steakhouse in Bath

Specialising in the most succulent, prime dry aged steaks and delicious classic dishes, you’ll find your perfect platter at Hudson Steakhouse! Set in stylish yet rustic interiors, a cosy ambience awaits you.

Swoon Gelato

Delicious ice creams, cones and treats at Swoon Gelato gelateria in Bath

The clue is in the name; you’ll be swooning over the scrumptious flavours on offer at Swoon Gelato! From creamy coffee to sinful pistachio, there’s a sweet treat for everyone at this gelato gem.

For the all-important coffee stop...

Colonna & Small's

The outer frontage of Colonna & Small's coffee shop in Bath

Award-winning coffee with flavour and character, Colonna & Small's is the ideal cosy spot and every caffeine lover’s dream. Explore new flavours in this sweet little coffee shop in the centre of bustling Bath.


Freshly baked croissants from Mokoko bakery and coffee shop in Bath

Stop, take a breath and sip delicious coffee in the presence of Bath Abbey’s beauty at Mokoko. Is there a more perfectly situated coffee house? We think not! With an array of delectably sweet treats, all set in a rustic Georgian building just teeming with charm; let this magical city enchant you.

Bath crescent under a blue sky

However you plan to spend your time in the beautiful city of Bath, add a hearty dash of magic with a dreamy dinner date and while away the night in secret wine bars; just perfect!

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Seafood and shellfish served on ice in a miniature bathtub in the Scallop Shell restaurant in Bath

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