Drinking

Tasters & Tipples in Bath

Uncover our top 25 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 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 can be chosen for you and tailored to compliment the mystery dishes!

Barton Street Wine Bar

Discover this perfect little nook in the heart of the city, with 3 floors to seat its wine lovers and immersed in live music every evening from 8pm. This quirky wine bar takes no reservations, so seats are in high demand! Relish a date night with cheeseboards and artisan nibbles to accompany the main event – your favourite tipple of course!

Giggling Squid Bath

Discover this dreamy Thai eatery, with stunning, floral adorned interiors and an enchanting ambience. The authentic cuisine 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

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 perfect spot for an exclusive cocktail experience to remember.

Sotto Sotto

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

Welcome to Bath’s only Michelin star restaurant, one of the longest established independent restaurants. Discover simple, classic flavours with a modern twist, nestled below the luxurious Queensberry Hotel.

Beckford Bottle Shop

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

The Circus Restaurant

Devour divine European dishes at this independent eatery with 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.

Comptoir+Cuisine

Tuck into cheese and charcuterie boards at this 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

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

The Canary Gin Bar

Enter this mixology haven, 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.

 

The Pump Room Restaurant

Transport yourself to another world, indulge in this Georgian treat and dine at the renowned Pump Room Restaurant. With musical accompaniments daily from either The Pump Room Trio or pianist, enhancing the magical mood of this prestigious venue. Dine for breakfast and afternoon tea daily, with dinner served during peak months of the year.

Vino Vino Wine Bar

This sophisticated wine and cocktail bar is the hub of Bath, 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

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

This 2 AA Rosette restaurant in the heart of the hotel 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

This 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!

Eight

A chic townhouse hotel with mouth-watering menu and perfectly aesthetic dishes, you’ll be mesmerised with every bite. 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

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

Acorn Restaurant

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

The Scallop Shell

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

Hudson Steakhouse

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

Swoon Gelato

The clue is in the name; you’ll be swooning over the scrumptious flavours on offer! 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

Award-winning coffee with flavour and character, 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.

Mokoko

Stop, take a breath and sip delicious coffee in the presence of Bath Abbey’s beauty. 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.

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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