Bath is an elegant city – both owing to its Roman and Georgian architecture and its fine dining scene. While thermal spas might draw in the tourists, for the locals it's all about the food and drink. Here’s your guide to restaurants in the city.
Bath’s eateries include upmarket restaurants, hipster bars and excellent vegan restaurants serving up delicious veggie treats. Based on reviews by locals on Groupon, here are the best restaurants to grab lunch in Bath:
Bath has been moving at its own pace for centuries, with its rich culture dating back beyond the Roman era. Food is as much a part of its identity as its graceful architecture. Here are a few restaurants in Bath regarded as the best by locals:
According to the Food Standards Agency Bath has 623 eateries. This figure includes restaurants, cafes and canteens ranging from retro cafes to upmarket restaurants and take in a range of cool bars, characterful old inns and modern gastropubs in between.
Unlike in North America, there’s no hard fast rule on how much you should tip in the UK. In a restaurant with table service the convention is to leave around 10% of the total bill. In a café or canteen it falls more to the diner’s discretion.
It’s not expected that you’ll tip bar staff, although saying “get one for yourself” as you pay certainly isn’t unheard of. Watch out though, that equates to different things in different places, and some restaurants will add a service charge to your bill anyway.
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