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.
Brunch is the most important meal of the most important part of the week - the weekend. Lazing and grazing is the only way for some weekend mornings or to kickstart a slow weekday. Right now, London loves brunch. And there are so many options, from super meaty to Antipodean (and lets be honest, they do lead the way). New Yorkers say we don’t do brunch properly, but really it’s just that we don’t do it like them. Brunch for us is more breakfast style; you’ll never see pasta on a brunch menu. And that seems right to me.
Cuddle up with Thai food and a movie or head out for a prix fixe meal and candlelit conversation? Here’s some ammo for your next date-night decision.
It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas... That’s right, nothing says seasons greetings quite like the warming aroma of orange, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. You can keep your pungent pot pourri because I’m all about the home baked goods. If I could bottle the smell of this baking, I would surely be able to retire and spend the rest of my days