Bath's Newest Healthy Cafe: Vital Café

Class is a new boutique fitness place at the Riverside development (down by the big Sainsburys) with its very own healthy food cafe, Vital Café. It's full of healthy, nutritious options such as smoothie bowls, soups, snacks and sandwiches.

Whether you're going to a class, finishing a class or not going to a class at all (aka me), it's a great place to find delicious food.

Mid-Week Dinner Menu at Bill's, Bath

Bill's is one of the classic chain restaurants that you see in most British towns. Unlike others, however, it's got a really sweet interior, and a great breakfast menu. I used to go there for brunch all the time when I was in first and second year at university - their buttermilk pancakes 🤩.

Last week however, we were kindly invited by the Bill's team to check out their new dinner set menu for Sunday to Thursday. It's £19.50 for three courses, so very good value. 

Salt Cave Café, Bath's Newest Cafe

When we posted photos of Salt Cave Café on our instagram feed last week (link here 👈🏼), it got so much hype! We have had countless messages from you guys saying that you went and loved it. 

Salt Cave Café is Bath's newest cafe, and is very different to anything our little city has seen before. The room is completely made out of salt, and it actually used to be a spa. The salts are supposed to draw the toxins out of your body, and the whole cosy vibe of the cafe has a really relaxing effect on you. Great for that exam season that's looming 🤯. 

Rooted Vegan Supper Club with Lost and Grounded Brewery, Bath

Rooted opened in Bath just last year, adding another plant-based cafe and restaurant to the Bath food scene. They focus on nutritious food using local, environmentally-sustainable ingredients. 

In addition to serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Rooted has also started hosting supper clubs on every last Friday of the month. Last week we were invited to their supper club in collaboration with Lost and Grounded Brewery, a Bristol-based company brewing delicious beer. "Beer is the new wine" was the general theme of the evening. 

On arrival, we were welcomed by lovely staff who were friendly and attentive throughout the evening. They explained all of the dishes and beers to us, and were happy to answer any questions that we had. 

We started with an aperitif. A beer named "A Long Story Short" 3.5%. Although we're not usually beer drinkers, it was a nice change to have beer rather than wine with our meal, and we really enjoyed this first drink. 

For food, we started with the amuse bouche, a wild garlic and nettle soup with oat crème fraiche. We really enjoyed this. It was light but wholesome and really flavoursome, as well as being beautifully presented - very vibrant and bright. 

Where We Ate in Barcelona, Spain

A couple of weeks ago I went to Barcelona for a city break in serious need of some sunshine. Luckily for us, we had 20 degree weather ☀️. Even more luckily, we found some serious foodie gems while we were there.

Here's a little list for you - I want to thank everyone who gave me recommendations, you guys are the absolute best.

Casa Lolea

Casa Lolea (not Casa Lola), is a wonderful little tapas restaurant famous for its sangria which serves Catalan classics such as iberico ham, as well as options which are a little different.

We ordered smoked salmon blinis with honey truffle yoghurt (omg), truffle orzo risotto (omg), chicken satay (so good) and patatas bravas (good but I prefer the potatoes diced and fried rather than boiled). We also got some bread with tomatoes and one of their sangrias that they're so famous for. It was refreshing and delicious. We highly recommend this place!

Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 49, 08003 Barcelona

Wine & Cheese Tasting at Wolf Wine, Bath (Featuring Bath Soft Cheese)

A few weeks ago we were invited down to the lovely Wolf Wine, tucked away in a tiny hut in Green Park Station (map below), for a wine & cheese tasting evening, featuring four of Bath's Soft Cheese's gorgeous... you guessed it... cheeses.

Brunch by The Acorn Restaurant at Spring Wharf, Bath's Newest Riverside Development

Spring Wharf is Bath's newest apartment development by the river (just past the other riverside development by the big Sainsburys - map below). 

They focus on 'home made easy', offering 1 and 2 bed apartments with lots of benefits such as a gym, allotments, a resident's lounge and more (for the full list - click here 👈🏼). 

In celebration of them opening, we were invited to a brunch event to check out the beautiful apartments and eat lovely plantbased food supplied by The Acorn Restaurant (who we've visited before - for that review, click here 👈🏼). 

Please note that all photos (except those of the bedroom) belong to Kasia Kiliszek. 

Burgers at Magu Diner, Bath

Magu Diner is a burger bar right in the heart of Oldfield Park on Moorland Road - perfect for all of you uni students who live in the classic "just off of Moorland Road" area 🍔.

Pizza at The Oven Pizzeria, Bath

The Oven is an independent, award-winning artisan pizzeria, specialising in authentic Neapolitan-style pizza (our favourite kind).

If you haven't heard of The Oven by now and you're a pizza lover, you're definitely missing out, Just off of Kingsmead Square next to Vino Vino (map below), is one of Bath's best pizza restaurants 🍕.

Tapas Revolution Estrella Galicia Supper Club, Bath

If you live in Bath and like Tapas, you've probably heard of Tapas Revolution. Maybe you have even read our review from the last time we were there (if not - click here) 🍴

This time, we were kindly invited by the team at Tapas Revolution to one of their Estrella Galicia 'secret' supper clubs. In other words, an amazing food and beer tasting. 

Lunch at Firehouse Rotisserie, Bath

Firehouse Rotisserie is one of Bath's OG independent restaurants, best known for its rotisserie chicken. What you maybe didn't know, is that they also serve stone baked pizzas, burgers and a range of fish and salad.

Pancake Day at Bill's, Bath

Happy Pancake Day everyone! 🥞

In celebration of Pancake Day, aka the best day ever, Bill's have a special pancake menu that runs until the 10th of March. We were kindly asked to come down to try them out, and to put our pancake reviewing skills to the test.

Afternoon Tea at The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath

The Royal Crescent Hotel is probably one of the most beautiful hotels in Bath. Last weekend, we had the opportunity to try out their famous afternoon tea, situated in a room overlooking their serene English gardens.

Unlike traditional afternoon teas, The Royal Crescent Hotel has three different options to choose from. A traditionally sweet one, a more savoury one and a vegetarian option.

Lunch at Comptoir + Cuisine, Bath

Comptoir + Cuisine is one of Bath's newest additions to the foodie scene. It opened a couple of months ago, and you may have seen our review of their champagne bar (click here if not). This time, we were kindly invited to try out their bistro, to discover all of their French tapas-style dishes.

Brunch at Café au Lait, Bath

Café au Lait is a family run, independent coffee house in the centre of Bath just opposite the train station. They are known to have speciality coffees and an amazing breakfast & brunch menu. Somehow, after having lived in Bath for years, we still hadn't tried out their breakfast. How? We're not really sure. But this weekend we had the amazing opportunity to finally try it. 

Brunch at Cafe Walcot, Bath

Cafe Walcot, just above Walcot House (where Club XL used to be... if any of you remember 🙃), opened late last year and we finally had the chance to try it out after lots of recommendations by you guys!

New Vegan Menu at Absurd Bird, Bath

If you're a massive fried chicken fan then you've probably heard of Absurd Bird 🐔, a chicken shack with a Deep Southern feel in Southgate. What you probably didn't know, is that they've got an all-new vegan menu that we were recently invited to try. 

Lunch at The King William, Bath

If you've never been to The King William, you need to go now. It's a modern take on the hearty British pub, with our favourite dishes taken to a new level through beautiful presentation and an interesting combination of flavours.

We were recently kindly invited by the team at The King William to review some of their food but we had no idea just how good the food was going to be (spoiler alert: amazing).

Yarra Road's Australia x The West Country Cheese & Wine Pairing Evening in Bath

Origially from Melbourne, Australia (in the Yarra Valley, a region renowned for both wine and cheese 🍷🧀),  Yarra Road is a boutique wine and artisan cheese event caterer for several events in the Bath area.

Vegan Pizza at Bath Pizza Co, Bath

If you've ever walked through Green Park station (which, you definitely should because Beyond the Kale, Thai Hut and a weekend market are there), then I'm sure you have come across Bath Pizza Co. You may even have eaten there before. But, you probably haven't tried their vegan pizza. 

In the spirit of #veganuary, we were invited by Bath Pizza Co to come down and try their vegan special pizza as well as do a giveaway for two of you to win one too (keep your eyes peeled for more competitions 👀).