Sunday Lunch Roast at The Chequers, Bath

Well-known for its Sunday roasts and cosy interiors, The Chequers is one of Bath's favourite gastropubs. Back in the summer, we reviewed their lunch set-menu (click here for our review πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ) and now that it's a little colder, we finally got to try their Sunday roasts.

Lunch at The Quarrayman's Arms, Box, Wiltshire

Nestled in the hills of Box, just outside of Bath (20-minute drive), the Quarryman's Arms is a charming country pub with great food. Although it was bought by the Butcombe group of pubs a few years back, the pub has maintained its individuality and has even undergone recent refurbishment, lifting it into a modern space which retains the authenticity of its history as a local pub. While we didn’t see them, we hear that the pub’s four bedrooms have also had recent refurbishment and the team sounded very pleased with the improvement.

Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa | COTSWOLDS HOTEL REVIEW

Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa is a luxury manor house hotel located just on the edge of Malmesbury in the Cotswolds, just a 35-minute car journey away from Bath or 1.5 hours on the train from London. With beautiful bedrooms, a relaxing spa, 12 acres of garden to explore and three fantastic restaurants, it's the perfect countryside escape to destress and unwind.  

Key Facts ✏️
  • 5-star hotel ⭐️
  • 2 Michelin-starred restaurant 
  • Beautiful Cotswolds location 🌿
  • Committed to sustainability 🌍
  • 23 rooms and suites, starting at around £250 a night for a classic room 
  • Dog-friendly πŸ•
  • No children under 12 

Pizza at The Smoking Chimney, Bath

Founded by a couple of Bath University students who liked making pizza in their spare time, Matt and Ryan decided to open their very own pizza place: The Smoking Chimney. Opening a couple of weeks ago, the architecture student duo focus on affordable sourdough pizza, served in the comfort of their very own garden.

As you walk up to their house on Coronation Avenue in the heart of Oldfield Park, you can smell the delicious aroma of the stone-baked pizza. When you get to the back of the house, you're given a warm welcome by the two students. 

Halloween Cocktails at The Ivy Bath Brasserie, Bath

We recently had the pleasure of visiting the Ivy Bath Brasserie to try out their new Halloween-themed  cocktails. They were originally created by the Ivy team to give a spooky twist to their menu until 3 November (this Sunday) πŸŽƒ.

Dinner at The Dining Room, Whatley Manor's Two-Michelin-Starred Restaurant, The Cotswolds

Whatley Manor has become one of my absolute favourites not only in the UK, but worldwide. This summer, we were invited to check out two of their restaurants, Grey's Brasserie and The Green Room which we absolutely loved (the Chateaubriand is incredible - review here πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ). This time, we were invited back not only to stay in one of the hotel rooms (more on that soon), but also to try out The Dining Room. 

With Niall Keating as the executive chef and having just won his second (!!) Michelin star, we couldn't have been more excited to try it out. Niall's menus focus on using high-quality seasonal produce to create exquisite dishes tying Modern British cuisine with Asian influences from his travels. 

Dos Dedos, Bath's Newest Mezcal, Tequila & Taco Bar

Last night we got the first peek into Dos Dedos, Bath's newest food & drink establishment and the only Mexican place in the city. It focuses on Mexican food and drink, including tequila and mezcal-based cocktails. πŸ’ƒπŸΌ

Lunch at The Botanist, Bath

Located inside Milsom Place, the Botanist is the perfect addition to Bath's bar scene. Everyone went crazy when it first opened. Already famous for its amazing cocktails, they recently launched a new food menu which we were excited to try. It's inspired by comforting food and flavours of home, including many winter warmers.

Takeaway Fish & Chips at The Oyster Shell, Bath

On the corner of Moorland Road is a new fish and chip takeaway, the Oyster Shell. With a lovely modern interior, this is a far cry from your typical chippy. In fact, it's sisters with the well-known and loved Scallop Shell on Monmouth Street (click for a review of that here πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ). 

Dan, the part-owner showed us around the impressive kitchen. Everything is done in-house from the filetting of the fish to the peeling of the potatoes (all of which are British - yay πŸ₯”). Fresh, quality food is a passion and priority of his. 


An Indian in Autumn Supper Club at The Mint Room, Bristol

Last night we went to another of The Mint Room's supper clubs with one of the UK's finest Indian chefs, Saurav Nath, formerly at London's Michelin-starred Benares & Gymkhana. Named an Indian in Autumn, the menu consisted of dishes that exemplified autumnal British ingredients which was created a co-hosted by food and hospitality consultant Humayun Hussain. 

We had been to their Bombay Feasting supper club in Bath a few weeks ago which was absolutely delicious so we had high hopes for this one (read about that here or read a review of the Bristol menu here πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ)! 

We started with an amuse-bouche. 

Charred chicory, tangy potatoes and sprouted beans with pomegranate, watermelon and sweet melon salsa, tamarind jelly, sweet yoghurt foam, nylon sev, vinegrated onion ring and edible flower. 

This was amazing and had such an array of flavours. The chicory was bitter but not in an overpowering way and was complemented by the sweetness of the pomegranate seeds and melon salsa. 

Dinner at The Northey Arms, Box, Wiltshire

Situated on the A4 towards Box, The Northey Arms is a lovely pub in Box, around a 15-minute drive from Bath. As soon as you enter the pub, you're transported to a warm, cosy environment with modern interior and chilled music playing.

The Northey Arms is from the same Pub Company as The Bear & Swan in Chew Magna (read our review here πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ) and is the perfect pub to visit on a rainy day when you're in need of some hearty food.

The Secret Izakaya Japanese Supper Club at The Grapes, Bath

As you know, The Grapes recently opened in Bath. What you might not know is that The Secret Izakaya, a Japanese supper club, started hosting some of their Japanese food and drink filled evenings there.

Izakayas are Japanese local taverns serving small plates of food to accompany drinks with friends to make the whole event more enjoyable - similar to tapas in Spain! The food is normally shared to give everyone a variety of flavours over the course of an evening. These dishes can vary from the traditional to the unexpected and The Secret Izakaya has created their own version of this marrying an informal food setting with friends, fun and sake! 🍢

Apologies for the low-quality photos - the whole evening was candlelit which was super vibey and added to the ambience, but it meant that it was very difficult to take photos.

Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Pubs & Cafes in Bath | BATH FOOD GUIDE

Time and time again we've been asked for Bath's best dog-friendly restaurants, pubs and cafes. Luckily for canine lovers in the city, there are lots of places to choose from - and why not? You should be able to enjoy a family meal with all of your family members, including your pooches. πŸ• 

Here are a couple of our favourite places to eat and drink. At the end, we've included a couple of our favourite dog-friendly hotels in and around Bath just in case.

Bath Brew House

With both inside and al fresco dining options, Bath Brew House is great in the summer months when they put on summer BBQs with lots of drinks, food, games, music and sunshine ☀️. Not to mention, it has an on-site brewery perfect for those who love their beer. 

14 James St West
££

@sophiaisobelhall's sweet dog Poppy at one of the summer parties in 2019

Brunch at No. 3 Cafe, Weston, Bath

Last week we were invited to No. 3 Cafe in Weston. With empty bellies and just a 15-minute bus ride from Kingsmead Square later, we arrived at the cute cafe (map below).

We decided to order a couple of things to share between us.

Dinner at Comptoir Libanais, Bath

As you walk into Comptoir Libanais you're instantly transported to a Lebanese bazaar filled with the most colourful lights, bags, teapots and brightly tiled floors.

Comptoir Libanais has been in Bath for a couple of years now, but it remains to be one of the go-to spots for Middle Eastern food with a strong focus on meat, falafel and hummus (yum - dream).

Lunch at 8e Chelsea Road, Lower Weston, Bath

8e Chelsea Road has been running for a while in various forms. They originally served a whole menu and then stripped this back to focus on cheeses, charcuterie, salads and sandwiches while they focused on coffee, craft beer, wine and live music.

However, they recently found an incredible chef! So, the local favourite is now serving a daily changing menu featuring high-quality, simple and delicious ingredients. We were super excited to try it out so hopped on the bus from central Bath and around 10 minutes later were sat in the cosy cafΓ©/restaurant.


A Night of Bombay Feasting: The Mint Room's Supper Club, Bath

The Mint Room is a firm favourite in Bath and Bristol for Indian dining with flair, providing a modern dining experience which is complemented by both traditional Indian dishes and those with a thoughtful modern twist (click here πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ to read our coverage of their new menu in Bath and click here πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ for a review of their Bristol restaurant).

We, therefore, were delighted to be invited to sample a new component of their offering: supper club dinner events. We were invited to a Night of Bombay Feasting at the Mint Room in Bath; promising Bombay cuisine with a unique modern twist. Saurav Nath was the award-winning guest chef responsible for the evening and has an impressive background, bringing Michelin-starred experience from restaurants such as Benares and Gymkhana to the table.

The event was coordinated by prominent food & hospitality consultant Humayun Hussain, who has worked as a journalist, on Television shows and as an AA Restaurant guide inspector. It’s safe to say we were in good hands!

Arriving at the Mint Room, we were greeted by the enthusiastic team. The place was packed, the atmosphere was buzzing and we were directed straight to the bar for drinks. The barman, Louis, was on hand to help with suggestions – he was clearly in control despite the endless stream of drinks orders coming through. 


New Cocktail Menu at The Common Room, Bath

Behind the Assembly rooms right in the city centre lies a rum lover's paradise. The Common Room is a tiki-style cocktail bar which makes creative, delicious drinks with over 100 varieties of rum. You may have seen our review of it last month (click here πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ if you want to read that), but this week we were invited back to try out their new cocktail menu.


Dinner at Ole Tapas, Bath

We had the pleasure to visit Ole Tapas recently, a family-run, cosy Spanish restaurant located on John Street. Bath has a couple of different tapas places, but this seems to remain one of the city's firm favourites. πŸ’ƒπŸΌ

We were welcomed with two glasses of sangria [£6.95], followed by a variety of delicious traditional tapas dishes and drinks. 


Dinner & Drinks at Cappadocia & Bar Cappa, Bath

Situated on New Market Street overlooking the water, Cappadocia has only been open for just over a month. The Turkish restaurant has a brilliant menu filled with typical, traditional Turkish dishes.

To begin, we had the mezze for one πŸ₯£ [£6.95]

This included eight different dishes selected by the chef. Ours was a mix of tabbouleh, hummus, baba ganoush (eggplant dip), tzatziki, saksuka (a kind of eggplant and vegetable ragout), taramasalata (fish roe) and havuc tarator (carrot dip).

It was served with delicious flatbreads and juicy olives and was the perfect starter to share. We tried so many different authentic Turkish dips; things that we probably would never have ordered on their own but ended up being delicious. Our favourites were the hummus and the taramasalata.

Where We Ate in New York City | NYC FOOD GUIDE

Last week I went to NYC for the first time... and only had 2.5 days there. This meant cramming in the best of what the city had to offer including, of course, the famous pizza, bagels and cronuts in between all of the city sights. πŸ—½

This is by no means a "best places to eat in NYC" guide, as I was only there for 2.5 days. That being said, we went to some pretty cool places including some of the most famous ones, so here's my $0.02 (so American - I've always wanted to say that haha). 


Dominique Ansel Bakery

The birthplace of the cronut! A doughnut x croissant hybrid, resulting in a beautiful flaky doughnut-shaped pastry filled with ganache. If you want to try one of these babies, you need to get there when the store opens. Luckily for us, we were super jet-lagged and ended up waking up at 5am anyway. Once you get there, there's a list of rules to follow (lol): they're $6, no cutting the line (read: queue) and only two cronuts per person. 

There's only one cronut flavour which changes monthly. September's was plum and toasted almond ganache and it was absolutely incredible - buttery, flaky, rich and sweet. We also tried their pain au chocolat which were out of this world ($5.50). If you want to try one but don't want to hop across the pond to get one, the famous New York bakery opened a location in London a couple of years ago. They're very, very sweet so we would only recommend one max per person.

189 Spring St (Soho)
££


Dinner at F.east at Walcot, Bath

On the corner of Walcot Streets lies a very unassuming restaurant, F.east at Walcot, focusing on Hong Kong and Chinese cuisine. Having recently opened in May, their aim is to bring fresh, home-cooked and authentic food to all in Bath. We couldn't wait to try it!


The Coffee House Project 2019, Bristol's First Coffee Festival

The Coffee House Project is Bristol's First Coffee Festival! Starting in 2018, it was set up by two coffee connoisseurs, Louisa Parry and Sofia Simou and after a very successful first year, it came back for another! You simply pay for entry, and then you go round sampling all the coffees from the different stalls. This year, we were kindly invited by Heyday MatΓ©. More on them later! ☕️

At the festival, there were workshops, talks, free sampling, food, music and competitions including the baristas vs bartenders cocktail competition.

If you forgot your keep cup (reusable coffee cup), you could 'rent' one for the day for £5, refundable on return of the cup. A great way to make sure thousands of single-use cups weren't thrown away, which is exactly what we did!

Dinner at Dough, Bristol

Dough is a staple on both Bath and Bristol's pizza scene. What you might not know, is that its bases make it a little bit different to your traditional pizzeria, hence its name. The dough is made in house in the Neapolitan style by specialist artisans from Puglia to make for truly authentic Italian pizza - but there's a twist! Dough has 13 different types of dough to choose from, ranging from a classic sourdough to wheatgrass, hemp and gluten-free purple corn. Aside from the fact that they look super cool and a taste a little bit different, it also means that Dough has pizza for everyone, whatever their dietary requirements πŸ€©πŸ•.

We started with a couple of Aperol Spritz' 🍊 [£8.75]

These were refreshing and the perfect authentic Italian drink to hit off the evening.


Dinner at Nook Garden at The Bird Hotel, Bath

We had such a great time sampling the drinks at Nook Garden at The Bird Hotel over the bank holiday weekend (click here to read about it πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ), so we jumped at the chance to head back to try their food menu too!

We were sat in the middle, perfectly placed to look across the garden, enjoy the skyline view of Bath Abbey and watch the sun set. We were under the twisting branches of the lit-up centrepiece tree, something between a piece of a movie set and a sculpture.

We ordered drinks as the sun began to set.

Lunch at Phat Yaks, Bath

Phat Yaks might be a familiar establishment to those acquainted with the central Bath food scene. Situated in Kingsmead square, it’s the sister cafΓ© to the Yak Yeti Yak restaurant and offers eat in and takeaway Nepalese street food. πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅

This energetic cafΓ© overlooks the hustle and bustle of Kingsmead Square and has so much to offer. From freshly made curry, Buddha bowls and vegan delights to speciality coffee and lassi (Nepalese milkshakes), Phat Yaks is well worth a visit if you are looking for lunch in Bath.

Romantic Date-Night Restaurants & Bars in Bath | BATH FOOD GUIDE

Bath is full of fantastic romantic restaurants and bars. With low, ambient lighting and a killer drinks list to match, lots of these would be absolutely perfect for a first date. We've included both restaurants, bars in here so that you have a range of options to pick from. Have fun on your date! 

Beckford Bottle Shop πŸ΄πŸ·

A modern wine bar with a menu consisting of sharing plates that changes on a regular basis to ensure the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. Order a couple of plates to share, get a few glasses of wine and chat away in a cosy and dimly lit restaurant. This is one of our all-time favourites in Bath and we would highly recommend the chocolate mousse. Click here for our full review.

5-8 Saville Row
£££


Lunch at Hondo Sushi, Bath

Hondo Sushi has only been open for about half a year, but it has already built quite a name for itself in the Bath food scene 🍣. Located in the city centre right next to Hondo Chinese Supermarket, the restaurant offers hand-made sushi as well as a variety of other Japanese dishes, including ramen and bento boxes. With an extensive menu of delicious-looking food, we were very excited to try out the restaurant.

We had a variety of different dishes, including some of their popular sushi rolls, a salad and a noodle dish. πŸ˜‹

We started with small sushi plates.

G&T Class at No. 15, Bath with Pixie App

Last week we joined the self-proclaimed gin connoisseur and head-barman, Ian, at No. 15 for an evening of gin tasting with Pixie App.

We got a breakdown of the different styles of gin along with an explanation of which and why each botanical is used in the chosen chosen. We also learnt how gin is distilled before trying all of the different gin combinations - the best way to learn, of course πŸ˜‰.

Drinks at The Dark Horse, Bath

Kingsmead Square is one of my favourite spots in Bath, with such an eclectic mix of independents, something very different to the 'main' city centre itself which is becoming dominated by chains. Next to Society Cafe, you may have noticed a fabulous underground bar named 'The Dark Horse'. 

If you want to support your local economy and businesses, the Dark Horse is an excellent place to do so. In fact, they couldn't really be any more independent and local if they tried. The menu has several local products and ingredients from English wines and South West beers, to some fruits and herbs which have been "foraged from the lush and bountiful hills that surround this fine city". Even some of the furniture has been sourced by antique dealers in Bath, or created by the owner himself. 

Where to Eat in Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago & Almancil | ALGARVE FOOD GUIDE

Fish, seafood, piri piri chicken and pastel de nata all might come to mind when you think of food on the Algarve in Portugal. For the last two weeks, I've been on holiday in Vale do Lobo. Other than soaking up the sun, I've also been indulging in some of the *best* fish I've ever had! 🐟

Here are a couple of the places that I would recommend if you're going to the Vale do Lobo area (in no particular order). 

Maria's 

This beachside restaurant and rooftop bar is super vibey for both lunch and dinner. On Sunday's they have parties where you'll see an ocean of magnum rosΓ© bottles and some questionable (very English) dance moves πŸ€ͺ. 

Our favourites include the seabass avocado ceviche starter, the piri piri chicken, the smoked salmon avocado tower, the fresh seared tuna and the gluten-free chocolate torte (delicious)! 

Praia do GarrΓ£o Poente 
£££


Drinks at Nook Garden at The Bird Hotel, Bath

Given an exceptional bank holiday weather forecast along with the prospect of trying a new outdoor drinks spot in Bath, we were thrilled to be invited to pop-up Nook Garden at the Bird Hotel this weekend. ⛱

Sitting at the end of the Recreation ground (on Pulteney Road), the Bird Hotel offers a city centre location with unique interiors. The Nook Garden (open until 29 September) is at the back of the hotel and is a peaceful, secluded setting for summer drinks with charming views out over Bath.


Dinner at Bath Sushi, Bath

Bath Sushi is located just outside of the city centre on Lower Bristol Road. If you have ever heard of Bath Sushi before, you probably know it as a takeaway sushi place or somewhere that pops up on Deliveroo if you search for 'sushi' in the area.

I used to order from this place all the time back when I was a university student living in Oldfield Park, but I had never eaten there before. Until now! We decided to go for a range of different dishes to try out all that they had to offer, rather than sticking to the usual hosomaki mini rolls of salmon and avocado.

The California Roll (crab meat, cucumber, avocado, fish roe and mayo) πŸ¦€πŸ₯‘ [£5.50 for 4 pieces]

Salmon Cream Cheese Roll (salmon, avocado, cucumber, omelette, mayo and cheese) πŸ³πŸ§€ [£6.60 for 4 pieces]

Both of these tasted amazing! Both the rice and the fish were super fresh, and the rolls were very flavourful. You could tell that these were freshly made with high-quality ingredients. All of the flavours complemented each other perfectly, and we especially loved the combination of the salmon and cream cheese. It's a love/hate one, but it was one of our favourites.


Dinner at The Mint Room, Bristol

The Mint Room is one of Bath and Bristol's favourite Indian restaurants, marrying classic Indian dishes with a modern twist to create a high-end dining experience. The Mint Room's Executive Chef, Saravanan Nambirajan, has a Michelin-rated background which shines through the meals.

The Mint Room has recently rolled out their new menu (click here for coverage of the menu tasting in Bath πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ) and this time we were invited to try it out properly in Bristol! When we entered the restaurant, we were greeted and offered drinks in the light and airy bar area whilst we waited for our table.


Dinner at Mother & Wild, Corsham

After driving 25 minutes out of Bath and into the countryside, we arrived at the picturesque Corsham, an idyllic town just outside of the Cotswolds. Situated right on the high street is Mother & Wild, a quaint restaurant, cafe and bar, which was packed considering that it was a Tuesday evening. 

Mother & Wild focuses on wood-fired sourdough pizza and sharing plates, creating the perfect atmosphere for friends, family and loved ones to catch up over a variety of delicious food in a non-pretentious environment. We couldn't wait to get stuck in! 

Dinner at The Curious Kitchen at The Aztec Hotel & Spa, Bristol

The Curious Kitchen is a new restaurant at the Aztec Hotel & Spa in Bristol. The menu changes four times each year to make sure that the most fresh and seasonal ingredients are used to create delicious and innovative dishes. To celebrate their new menu and restaurant, we were kindly invited down to try it out.

Drinks at The Common Room, Bath

Tucked away behind the Assembly Rooms and the Fashion Museum, you will find The Common Room, a fun and quirky cocktail bar with an exotic interior.

Spoiler alert: after going, we've decided that it's one of Bath's best bars. 


Afternoon Tea at Sweet Little Things, Bath

Sweet Little Things tea room and bakery is centrally located, just next to Southgate, and is probably the most 'instagrammable' cafe in the whole of Bath. They offer breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and a selection of sweet little things, as the name would suggest. πŸ˜‰

When walking up to the cafe, the beautiful flower-adorned décor immediately catches your eye. The place is very girly, cheerful and flowery. The pink flower wall with the neon sign is definitely the cherry on top, and for some it might be *too* girly, but we love it! It's something a little bit different in our city. 🌸

Today, we went to Sweet Little Things to try out their classic afternoon tea 🧁 [£16.95 per person].

Lunch at Chaiwalla, Bath

If you have ever passed the Kingsmead Square area at lunch time, you will probably have seen a massive queue outside Chaiwalla and lots of happy customers leaving the place with a warm wrap in their hands and a massive smile on their face. 

If you're looking for a new lunchtime spot, love Indian food, or are curious about what all those people are eating and why they look so happy, keep reading. πŸ‘€

The Abbey Hotel, Bath | BATH HOTEL REVIEW

The Abbey Hotel is a charming four-star boutique hotel with 62 bedrooms, right in the heart of Bath. You may have heard of Art Bar or Koffmann & Mr. White's, their bar and restaurant (more on that later), but last week we were invited to check out the hotel rooms themselves. πŸ’€

Key Facts ✏️

  • 4 Stars
  • Boutique Hotel 
  • Central Bath Location (North Parade - map below)
  • We stayed in one of their "Superior Rooms", which starts at £109 room-only. 


Dinner at The Cross Keys, Rode

The Cross Keys is situated in the quaint little Somerset village of Rode, right next to Frome and just a 25-minute drive from Bath πŸš—.

As soon as we entered the quaint and rustic pub, we were welcomed with the cosiest interiors. We ordered drinks at the bar and were given a lovely table by the window.

Dinner at Underwood Restaurant, Bath

You may have spotted a new(ish) blue restaurant on Argyle Street recently. If you popped your head in, you would have been welcomed with an art deco, tranquil and relaxing interior.

We were recently invited to check out the new restaurant, and after a quick google and no menu posted on their website, we were intrigued with what type of food we would find (after our meal, we saw that they sometimes post menus on their instagram account here).  

Lunch at Patisserie Valerie, Bristol

Earlier this year, Patisserie Valerie sadly went into administration. However, it was saved and it's now back! For their new launch, they have decided to include a lunch and brunch menu focusing on staple favourites, and we were kindly invited down to their Bristol store to try some of them out. They still have their Bath branch, we just visited the Bristol one on this occasion.


New Menu Tasting at The Mint Room, Bath

The Mint Room is renowned in Bath for being something far more special than your average Indian restaurant. We've been impressed by it over the years, and were excited to be asked to celebrate the launch of their new menu with them over drinks and canapΓ©s on the restaurant's roof terrace. 

We were given champagne on arrival (it's a champagne terrace after all πŸ₯‚) while we chatted in the evening sunshine. The terrace itself has a London rooftop feel with plenty of seating, canopies and a central bar. 


Dinner at The Hare & Hounds, Bath

The Hare & Hounds is one of our absolute favourite pubs in Bath. With an incredible view over into the valley and food to match, it's one of Bath's favourites too.

Lunch at Springs Cafe in the Thermae Bath Spa

As you all know, visiting the thermal baths or the 'Thermae Bath Spa' is one of the best things to when in Bath. Whether you're a Bathonian or a tourist, everyone loves soaking up the mineral waters and detoxifying their bodies in the steam aromatherapy rooms - it's one of the most relaxing things to do πŸ’†πŸΌ‍♀️πŸ›! 

What you may (or may not) know, is that the spa has a cafe in it named Springs Cafe. Many of the spa packages include a meal at the cafe, however you can visit it if you're just a "regular" visitor too - they add time onto your stay so that you can grab a bite to eat without it affecting your spa time allocation.

The menu is very vast and caters for both the health-conscious and those who are ready to indulge. The dishes are mostly sourced locally which is always good to hear, and range from soups & salads to more hearty dishes like steaks and mac & cheese. 


New Menu Tasting at The Giggling Squid, Bath

If you love flowers, The Giggling Squid is probably one of the most beautifully decorated restaurants in Bath 🌸.

Known for its catchy name & yummy Thai food, The Giggling Squid recently changed their menu - and we had the exciting opportunity to try it all! As a Thai staple in Bath, we were intrigued to try their new & improved dishes. 

We were greeted with bubbly rosΓ© and chatted with other Bath-based foodies. 

Our Giggling Squid hosts talked us through the menu and were incredibly attentive. They hinted towards a running theme throughout the whole menu & challenged us to guess what it was. After some hurried internet searching (trust a bunch of millenials to look up the answer online πŸ˜‰), we concluded that the references to the numbers '555' throughout the menu's artwork were representative of change - right in line with the evolution of the Giggling Squid's food. 

Taking our seats, we moved onto cocktails.

Bath's Rooftop Restaurants & Bars | BATH FOOD GUIDE

As the weather starts to warm up, sitting on a rooftop with a view of the city & a spritz, glass of wine or a beer in hand seems like the perfect thing to do.

Because Bath is such a historic town, a lot of the buildings are listed and therefore have strict planning permission so not many have rooftops. That being said, here are five that are definitely worth visiting 🍷😘.

Hall & Woodhouse

Definitely a firm favourite in the Bath community, and one of the most popular for a drink in the sunny months. It gets very, very busy so make sure to either get their early or be prepared to stand. 

1 Old King Street
££


Gusta Pizza, one of Florence's Favourite Pizzerias

Gusta Pizza is probably one of the most popular pizzerias in Florence, especially amongst students. It is both family run and cosy and is close to the Palazzo Pitti and the Ponte Vecchio - the perfect stop for some post-sightseeing food. Expect to find cheap and cheerful pizzas accompanied by a long queue outside, especially in the busier summer months.


Dinner at Koffmann & Mr. White's, Bath

Koffmann & Mr. White's is an English French brasserie created by famous chefs Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White, set in The Abbey Hotel. 

With beautiful, romantic interiors, it's the perfect setting for date night, or for a sophisticated evening with friends.

If you like French-inspired food, keep reading πŸ‘€.