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Have a Feast in Bath

There’s fabulous food on the menu all over Bath, with places to eat and drink for all tastes and budgets.

Bath’s food scene is a reflection of the city as a whole. It’s a satisfying mix of local and global, a combination of homemade specialities unique to Bath with cutting edge cuisine from around the world.

Take your pick from Michelin star or AA Rosette-winning restaurants, welcoming gastropubs, chilled out cafés and funky street food vendors. Go on a gastronomic tour with dishes from Nepal, Thailand, India, Morocco and the Caribbean. Or tuck into traditional British and European favourites made with the freshest local ingredients and bags of provenance. Best of all, many of our restaurants are independently owned, offering special dining experiences you won’t find anywhere else.

You can earn rewards by eating out in Bath with the LUX Rewards app and Pixie app.


Restaurants and Gastropubs

Whether you’re looking for lunch after a busy morning exploring or ready for dinner after a day filled with adventure, Bath has such an incredibly wide and varied choice of restaurants. You’ll be sure to find something to suit all tastes and budgets.

If you’re a keen foodie who appreciates fine dining and a carefully curated wine selection, book a table at one of Bath’s Michelin starred or AA Rosette restaurants. For a more relaxed evening, some of Bath’s best food can be found in the city’s inviting gastro pubs, many of which use local produce to create delicious homemade hearty fare. And you can even enjoy a pint of locally brewed beer with your dinner too.

Bath’s independent restaurants offer a truly unique dining experience. Enjoy contemporary British and European cuisine whilst listening to live jazz, tuck into Nepalese food whilst sitting on traditional floor cushions and head underground for a meal in Bath’s atmospheric Georgian vaults.

Vegetarians and vegans won’t be disappointed either, with several Bath restaurants specialising in flavoursome and inventive plant-based food. They’re so good, they are even popular with meat eaters too!

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Cafés and Tearooms

Bath’s many delightful cafés offer a refuelling retreat for shoppers and sightseers, meeting spots to catch up with friends and idyllic locations to sit and watch the world go by. 

If you’re keen to try a local delicacy, many of the city’s tea rooms serve Bath Buns and other locally sourced treats. Dine in one of Bath’s oldest houses, Sally Lunns, to try one of Bath's best-known delicacies, the Sally Lunn bun. Or for a spot of refreshment with a difference, enjoy afternoon tea at the characterful, award winning Regency Tea Rooms at the Jane Austen Centre.

Bath’s cafés, tearooms and delis cater for everyone. Bring the whole family along to the egg Café, for a family friendly meal in the popular children’s theatre. If you are vegan or vegetarian visit the Chapel Arts Café, for an extensive menu of vegetarian flatbreads and a cake counter full of vegan and gluten free options. Or take a short break from shopping over a Mediterranean salad or Italian barista coffee in a contemporary concept store, home to home furnishings and clothing collections.

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Afternoon Tea

Bath is the perfect place to indulge in the quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea. Consisting of a choice of fine teas, a range of delicate sandwiches and a selection of mouthwatering cakes and scones, you will find this tempting treat on offer in various tearooms across the city.  Opt for a traditional tea in quaint surroundings or take afternoon tea with a twist.

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Pubs, Bars and Breweries

From pubs and bars to breweries and distilleries, there are plenty of places in Bath for a quick drink with friends, a casual meal out with family, or a lively night out with cocktails and dancing. Bath has a vibrant nightlife scene with many hidden gems to explore after hours. The mix of well-known chains and unique, independent bars and pubs offers something for everyone.

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Cookery Schools

Pick up a new skill and improve your culinary ability while you're visiting Bath by booking onto a course at one of the numerous top quality cookery schools in the heart of the city and the surrounding area. Whether you’d like to learn more about baking bread, cooking with vegetarian food or even discover more about foraging, brewing and butchery, there are courses to suit all tastes and abilities.

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Local Specialities

Take your taste buds back in time and learn about Bath’s rich history by trying some local specialities.

If you have a sweet tooth, you can’t visit Bath without sampling a Sally Lunn bun. According to legend, the recipe was brought to Bath by Sally Lunn, a Huguenot refugee, in 1680 and her brioche-style buns soon became fashionable.

Not to be confused with Sally Lunn’s, the Bath Bun was invented in the eighteenth century by Dr William Oliver and they are still enjoyed as a traditional treat at tearooms. He was also the creator of savoury biscuits, Bath Olivers, which you may have spotted in your local supermarket. Try them with creamy Soft Bath Cheese made from an ancient recipe just outside the city.

From Bath Chaps, a local speciality made from pig cheeks, to Bath’s very own gin, eat and drink your way around the city and discover the flavours that put Bath on the culinary map. 

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