Bath Restaurants

Food — By marylynsimpson on June 16, 2010 at 10:44 pm


For a night of fine dining, sink your teeth into The Dower House Restaurant’s award-winning cuisine. Located in the center of the posh and historic, The Royal Crescent, The Dower House Restaurant provides a truly unique culinary experience. The location may be unmistakably English, but this restaurant offers exotic dishes drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean to the Far East. The Dower House offers outdoor seating during the summer months where guests can dine among the restaurant’s luscious gardens.

On the other end of the culinary spectrum is Lime Restaurant at Homewood Park. Offering award-winning modern English cuisine, Lime was voted Country Restaurant of the Year in the Good Food Guide and also flaunts culinary credentials like two AA Rosettes. With out without Lime’s critical acclaim, experience the outstanding cuisine for yourself. Head Chef, Daniel Moon, is ready to satisfy his patron’s appetites by recreating their favorite dishes and constantly updating the menu.

Afternoon Tea

The ultimate in traditional British afternoon tea experience, The Bridge Tea Rooms offer unparalleled service and delicious English tea to its globe trotting guests. This is not your tea bag in a coffee mug type of tearoom. Inside and out, The Bridge Tea Rooms’ atmosphere welcomes its guest into a relaxing environment. The staff serves homemade cakes and pastries in Victorian costumes while classical music plays in the background. Judged as “near perfect” and awarded The UK’s Top Tea Place 2009 and again in 2010 by the UK Tea Guild, The Bridge Tea Rooms serves traditional English tea with all the pomp and circumstance.

When you want the traditional afternoon tea experience without all the bells and whistles, the Riverside Café is the place to go. Underneath the arch of Pulteney Bridge, situated on the banks of the River Avon, Riverside Café supplies its tea-loving patrons with some of the most privileged views in Bath. Since November 2003 Riverside Café has garnered a reputation for serving traditional English dishes along with afternoon tea. The modest interiors let patrons focus on Riverside’s menu, which features only local produce. Your stomach, and wallet, will thank you for Riverside’s delightful afternoon tea and top-notch location.

Farmer’s Markets

Take in Bath’s local produce and freshest selections of meat and fish at Bath’s farmers’ market. Visitors can snack on freshly picked berries as they stroll through the city’s two main markets, Bath Farmers’ Market and Midsomer Norton Farmers’ Market. Bath Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday at Green Park Station in the central Bath. All produce is sold directly by the people who grew it. Midsomer Norton Farmers’ Market is held in the Hollies Garden in the center of town on the first Saturday of every month. Like Bath Farmers’ Market, you can find fresh produce from local farmers at Midsomer Norton along with organic quiches, cheeses, salads and herbs- perfect for hungry travelers unable to purchase and prepare the farmers’ produce for themselves.

Images via The Dower House Restaurant, Lime Restaurant at Homewood Park, Our South West and War-minster Web

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