The Hole in the Wall Restaurant
The Hole in the Wall restaurant in Bath has an elegant dining room that still retains a cosy and inviting atmosphere, complete with a roaring fire on cold nights. With an a la carte restaurant that changes seasonally, diners can enjoy dishes such as double-baked wild mushroom soufflé with fresh rocket served with parmigiano reggiano; confit leg of duck with spiced plums and home-smoked mashed potatoes and green apple and vanilla bavarois with apple crisps and star anise syrup. Decadence! Open daily for lunch and dinner. Bookings recommended.
Address: 16 George Street
Telephone: 01225 425242
The Moon and Sixpence
With the option of enjoying drinks in the bar, dining al fresco in the outside patio area, or staying cosy in the warm and tasteful inside dining room, guests at the Moon and Sixpence will enjoy feasting on delicious continental cuisine. Try the grilled goat's cheese with red apple, cranberry and walnut salad; or the decadent pan-friend fillet of salmon served with creamed leaks, prawns, bacon and sauté new potatoes; and wash it all down with a carefully selected bottle of wine from their extensive wine list boasting a variety of wines from around the world. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.
Address: 27 Milsom Place
Telephone: 01225 320088
This traditional country pub has been revamped and is now a cosy and affordable eatery, popular with locals and travellers alike. Serving a selection of favourites like ciabatta sandwiches and the quintessentially English mixed Ploughman's platter in the bar area, diners looking for something more substantial can enjoy dishes like fresh steamed Cornish mussels with cider, stilton and parsley or classic fish and chips with salad leaves and tartar sauce. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Address: Tolldown, Dyrham
Telephone: 01225 891166
Aqua Restaurant and Bar
Set in a former church house, the Aqua Restaurant and Bar specialises in new Italian cuisine and wines where guests can choose between dining in a theatrical main dining room, gallery or alfresco courtyard, while other more intimate dining areas are available on request. Try the Cocktail di gamberi with Tiger prawns and crab, tomato, cucumber and grilled artichokes, topped with basil and lemon mayonnaise or the smoked haddock risotto with white wine and clams. Of course classic desserts like Tiramisu and pannacotta adorn the sweets menu, the white chocolate, pistachio and nougat iced parfait comes highly recommended. Open daily for lunch and dinner and closed 3pm-6pm on weekdays. Bookings essential.
Address: 88 Walcot Street
Telephone: 01225 471371
This old Box station hotel set amongst beautiful gardens has been transformed into one of Bath's most popular places to eat, drink and unwind in tasteful and modern décor. The bar has its own menu while the main restaurant serves dishes such as grilled Mackerel fillet with black pudding and potato hash, curly kale and a red wine poached egg and country favourites like the hearty homemade cottage pie. Open Monday to Saturday from 8am, Sundays from 12pm.
Address: Bath Road, Box
Telephone: 01225 742333
It's hard to miss the bright green trim on this popular Bath restaurant, located between the Royal Crescent and The Circus. The Lime Lounge has a split personality, acting as a casual bistro by day and a chic restaurant and lounge by night. The food is unmistakably British, ranging from 'posh' fish and chips to roasted quail, with a selection of home-made desserts to finish. The Lime Lounge is open Monday to Saturday from 8am and Sunday from 10am.
Address: 11 Margarets Buildings, off Brock Street
Telephone: 01225 421 251
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