Only in Bath for a short visit, but want to get a sense of the city’s fabulous food scene? We’ve got some suggestions to make this foodie break one to remember!

Day One

Morning

The best way to start your delicious break in Bath is with a filling breakfast to fuel the day ahead. Tuck into a tasty brunch bap at Green Park Brasserie, pastries at Cafe Lucca, or a Full English at The Ivy Bath Brasserie. We've put together a list of Bath's best brunch spots if that helps!

Brunch at Green Park Brasserie
Image: Green Park Brasserie

Next on your list has to be a foodie tour. Savouring Bath offers a range of walking tours from local delicacies to guilty pleasures, and even a dedicated cheese tour! Learn all there is to know about Bath's culinary history and sample your way through some artisan food and drink delights.

Cheese lovers can take a Bath Soft Cheese Tour at the local dairy farm and learn how to make a range of cheeses, or head to one of Bath's markets to stock up on locally made produce, from chutney to charcuterie.

Ice cream cones
Image - Savouring Bath

Afternoon

Take a while to digest before enjoying a quintessential Bath experience, a luxurious afternoon tea. Perhaps the most elegant and historic place to enjoy this treat is at the Pump Room, the picturesque Georgian restaurant attached to the Roman Baths.

Local hotels, such as The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa or The Bird offer indulgent afternoon tea experiences, while The Roseate Villa does seasonal twists for their afternoon teas for Halloween and Christmas. Historic tearooms like Hands Tearoom and the Regency Tea Rooms at the Jane Austen Centre offer afternoon tea with a Georgian twist.

Afternoon Tea at Montagu's Mews
Image: Montagu's Mews at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa 

Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House & Museum is also a must visit where you can sample the world-famous Sally Lunn bun, with a range of sweet and savoury toppings. Buns and various toppings can also be purchased from the underground shop and museum to take home with you. 

Evening 

Spend a lazy few hours at Thermae Bath Spa, watching the sun set from the rooftop pool, before tucking into a tasty dinner at one of Bath’s many restaurants serving distinctive international flavours.

If you're looking for British classics, try the fish and chips or seafood platters at The Scallop Shell, pie and mash at Pieminister, or high quality pub grub at The Marlborough Tavern

Seafood in Bath at The Scallop Shell
Image: The Scallop Shell

Looking for something plant based? OAK produces seasonal and high quality vegetarian cuisine, while Morso Vegan hosts regular supper clubs which are 100% vegan. Or head to The Elder for a sumptuous dining experience, focused around local ingredients.

Bandook and The Mint Room offer award-winning delights from India, Noya's Kitchen is Bath's award-winning Vietnamese supper club, or Robun specialises in modern twists on Japanese dishes, from sushi and sashimi to ramen and grilled meats.

Chicken stew from Noya's Kitchen
Image: Noya's Kitchen

If it’s Thai you fancy, try the likes of Salathai or Rosa's Thai, both located in the centre of the city. 

For contemporary European cuisine, try the acclaimed Chez Dominique or Henry'sCôte Brasserie offers an affordable menu of French classics.

Hudson Steakhouse serves award-winning steaks and seafood, or you can savour other tastes from across the globe at EdesiaYak Yeti Yak or Turtle Bay

Wine connoisseurs should head to Beckford Bottle Shop or Corkage for their impressive wine lists and seasonal small plates.

Vegetable dish with yoghurt
Image: Corkage

If pizza is more your thing, take your pick from the award-winning menu at Bath Pizza Co, or a range of choices at Dough, including vegan and gluten-free pizzas. The Stable also do a selection of pizzas as well as an extensive list of ciders and craft beers.

Pizza and soft drink
Image - Bath Pizza Co.

Day Two 

Morning

Learn to create your own dishes at a cookery class, where you'll master culinary skills to impress guests at home. Perfect your pasta at Pasta Laboratory, or  learn to bake with the world-renowned Richard Bertinet at The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School

Alternatively, Simi’s Kitchen provides engaging classes celebrating the cuisines of Persia and Azerbaijan.

People making pasta
Image - Pasta Laboratory

Afternoon 

After improving your skills in the kitchen, allow yourself to be waited on once again and enjoy lunch at one of Bath’s cosy and distinctive gastropubs, such as The Griffin Inn or The Bear Inn, or head to Hare & Hounds just outside the city for its stunning countryside views.

If you need something sweet afterwards, don't miss the multi award-winning gelato from Swoon, who have a range of core flavours such as pistachio, chocolate brownie and Amarena cherry cheesecake, as well as ever-changing seasonal flavours.

Three cups of gelato flavours
Image: Swoon

While you're out and about in town, stock up on some locally-made food and drink gifts from shops such as Independent Spirit of Bath or Paxton & Whitfield, or peruse the stalls in Guildhall Market. 

Evening

There are a variety of bars and pubs in Bath, each with a unique menu featuring local beers, crafty cocktails, fine wines or other specialities. 

Circo Bar & Lounge offers a lively venue to dance the night away and an extensive cocktail menu. For a touch of sophistication, head to Vino Vino, an independent wine and cocktail bar with an impressive menu, sure to please any wine connoisseur. 

Cocktails at Circo LoungeImage - Circo Bar & Lounge

The Bell Inn and The Grapes are home to a range of award-winning ales with an exciting programme of live music.

The Bath Brew House and Electric Bear Brewing Co. are the perfect spots for beer lovers with their extensive range of craft beers, alongside postcard-perfect British pubs such as The Old Green Tree, The Raven and The Boater. Or watch the latest sports games at The Pig & Fiddle or Ludo Sports Bar.

The Bell Inn
Image: The Bell Inn

Hotels for foodies

There are many unique and renowned restaurants housed within stunning Bath hotels, providing the perfect accommodation option for a foodie break in Bath.

For five-star accommodation and dining, head to Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa for its Michelin-starred Restaurant Hywel Jones, or enjoy modern and informal plates at The Restaurant at The Bird.

The Olive Tree at The Queensberry Hotel, Bath's only Michelin-starred restaurant, serves delicious fare in a relaxed atmosphere, while THE PIG near Bath offers cosy accommodation alongside a greenhouse restaurant, serving plates based on the finest ingredients foraged daily by the kitchen gardener.   

The terrace at Plate
Image: Plate

Boho Marché at The Francis Hotel in the city centre takes inspiration from the flavours of Morocco and the Mediterranean, while Olio at Homewood's menu includes generous feasting platters of British and Mediterranean produce.

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