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With a number of fine dining restaurants in Bath, deciding where to celebrate that special birthday or book a romantic dinner can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve taken a closer look at 5 of our favourite places to wine and dine, whatever the occasion. Although for something a little different, how about one of our food tours in Bath instead?

The historical city of Bath is often associated as being somewhere quintessentially British. However, having become famous around the world for its Roman Baths and literary heritage, needless to say, influences go far beyond the UK.

As such, the same can be said for its culinary delights, available to sample on our food tours in Bath. While there may be the occasional local delicacy, such as the sweet Bath Buns, restaurants in Bath offer a balance of British classics alongside global cuisine.

Top 5 Restaurants in Bath

Below you will find links and insight into the following suggestions on where to eat in Bath:

      • The Bath Priory
      • The Dower House
      • Menu Gordon Jones
      • The Park Restaurant
      • The Scallop Shell

The Bath Priory

We start our food experience in Bath away from the busy city centre, albeit one that is easily reached within walking distance. With over 4-acres of land, the Bath Priory looks instantly impressive as you enter the hotel’s award-winning restaurant.

With its 3 AA Rosette status, the restaurant offers a classic menu, alongside those specially designed for the vegetarian and vegan foodie. What’s more, we would also highly recommend visiting for afternoon tea.

The Dower House

Another 3 AA Rosette restaurant is that of Dower House within the Royal Crescent Hotel. Diners can experience a modern take on British favourites, as well as a menu that focusses on seasonal produce.

If you book on a clear and sunny day, guests can enjoy Al Fresco dining within the grounds. Alternatively, why not treat yourself to a food experience you can take with you? Whereby you can order a picnic that will go far beyond sandwiches and a packet of crisps.

Menu Gordon Jones

When you leave your menu choice in the hands of an accomplished chef, you know you’re in for a truly special food experience.

That’s exactly what you get at Menu Gordon Jones. Where you will be taken on a surprise journey of English, Indian and Asian influences. Although, with only 10 tables available, you're strongly advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment.


While it may well be predominantly a wine bar, Corkage in Bath has also made a name for itself as a popular restaurant. In fact, the well-renowned food critic Jay Rayner has been proudly quoted as saying “If I lived in Bath, I would eat here a lot”.

Meanwhile, your food experience is certainly worthy of a visit, there’s also plenty of wine tasting available too.

The Scallop Shell

It may appear a regular fish and chip restaurant from the outside, but the Scallop Shell has become much more than that. Offering diners an upmarket taste of the sea with a wide range of perfectly prepared dishes.

The variety of shellfish available within the sharing platter is most definitely a highlight among fish lovers. Although, if you prefer your more traditional cod and chips, an affordable lunchtime menu is also available.

Food and Drink Experiences in Bath

As well as promoting some of the best restaurants in Bath, we also have a selection of food and drink experiences. All of which are available to book online. Here at we believe in offering foodies the chance to discover real food, by real people.

So whether it’s a local brewery tour or one of our food tours in Bath, there’s something for everyone.

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