Today we’re looking at our top 5 restaurants in Bath. Bath has long been a tourist summer favourite due to its stunning Georgian architecture and thermal springs with an abundance of things to see and do. After a long day’s sightseeing, you can relax over a delicious meal. Here are five of the best restaurants that the city has to offer:
Sotto Sotto gets the fundamentals right, a strong traditional menu with a dash of modernism all set in a calm subterranean environment near the historic Roman baths. Highlights from the menu include the Vitello alla sorrentina (tender veal topped with aubergine parma ham and mozzarella in a white wine and tomato sauce).
The Jazz Cafe
Situated in central bath and surrounded by rival eateries of every kind The Jazz Cafe more than holds its own against the chain restaurants dotted around it. It is a reliable stop for breakfast, lunch or a light evening meal.
The regular menu runs from the highly traditional to the fairly colourful and is complemented by a frequent rotation of inventive specials.
Bath is notable for bringing together a cosmopolitan atmosphere and West Country charm and the Bathwick Boatman showcases the latter at a lovely riverside location. It’s no surprise that it made our ‘top 5 restaurants in Bath’ list really.
With a pleasant rustic decor and an outside terrace area overlooking the riverbank, the Boatman lends itself well to a range of formal or informal occasions from a wedding party to a quiet lunch. Find out everything you need to know about venues for weddings, SquareMeal is a great place to book.
It’s a beautiful place for a Sunday Lunch. I would recommend ringing in advance to book a table. I visited during the summer when the riverbank trees and views were so peaceful.
It’s only a stone’s throw away from the busy city of Bath, being here really can make you feel away from it all. After lunch, you can grab an ice cream at the boat house and relax in the garden. There is customer car parking that doesn’t have bays and can be difficult to park if others have been inconsiderate. If you park on the road, make yourself aware of the Bath parking permits.
Yak Yeti Yak
If you haven’t tried Nepalese cuisine there is no better place to start than at Yak Yeti Yak. A quiet family-run establishment, the restaurant is tucked out of sight in a basement space a stone’s throw from Bath Spa Station.
We chose to eat sitting on the floor (with cushions) which was a great experience. The food here was divine and the saffron lassi was so good, that I would 100% recommend anyone try it. I’ve had Nepalese food before but this was the best. The meals were unique and the flavours were rich and delicious.
Near Bath’s scenic Parade Gardens lies Oak Restaurant, a must for vegans, vegetarians and organic food enthusiasts of all kinds.
Ingredients are locally sourced and seasonality is emphasised with the preparation undertaken with skill and affection.
We love this place. The food is fabulous. Special mention for the leeks, and the rhubarb dessert that was next-level brilliant. They have a bunch of natural wines and for the non-drinking among us some amazing refreshing fizzy cordial type things. I tried both the mandarin and the Douglas Fir.
Whether you are vegan or not, it’s highly recommended. Oh, and the serving crew are fantastic. How they navigate the twisty space without dropping stuff requires circus skills!
So there you have it, there are our top 5 restaurants in Bath. Do you have any favourites? If so please let us know in the comments below.