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 👀.

Welcomed by some friendly faces, we first started with Richard Bertinet's sourdough with butter and green olives à la Provençale [both £4.50] 🍞.

The bread was fresh and soft, and the olives were big and juicy with strong garlic flavours. The rest of the food was quite good value for money, but £9 for some bread & olives is questionable.

Moving onto mains, one of us had the braised ox cheek in red wine à l'ancienne with pomme purée [£17.50] 🥩. 

This dish was suggested by a member of staff and was delicious. The meat was beautifully cooked and melted in the mouth, whereas the red wine sauce was plentiful and added great depth to the meal. The pomme purée (French name for mashed potatoes) were smooth and buttery. 

Overall, the portion was a decent size which left us feeling very satisfied. Given the quality and portion size, this dish is great value for money. 

The other had the Mr Walsh's salmon fish cake with buttered leaf spinach, a soft-boiled egg and tartare sauce [£13.95] 🐟🌿.

The fishcake was beautifully presented and the dish was a good-sized portion, packed with delicious salmon. The boiled egg was perfectly cooked and the combination made a great light, fresh option for lunch. If you wanted something a little more substantial, you could order one or two sides to go with it. 

To finish, we shared a tarte au citron [£5.95] 🍋.

Served with lemon sorbet, this dessert was absolutely stunning. It was the perfect combination of smooth, tart and delicious without being either too sweet or sour. Once again, it was beautifully presented. The perfect dessert for a lemon-lover. 

🌟 The atmosphere is tranquil and relaxed. The decor is very chic and classical, with low mood lighting and French-inspired furniture. There was a real mix of people ranging from young couples to those that were a bit older. Whilst we were eating we saw a young family dining, so it's suitable for young children and pushchairs. They also do a good children's menu with a selection of vegetarian and meat dishes.

🤵🏻 Service was brilliant. Very quick, friendly and attentive. They ensured that we had the correct cutlery and glasses for our chosen dishes.

🌿 The menu offered a great variety of dishes, but it had very few vegetarian options. As far as we could see on the menu, there are no vegan options. Food intollerances are not clearly shown on the menu, however given how friendly the staff were, they could be more than accomodating.

💰 ££-£££. This is probably a "fancier" place to go in Bath, however the dishes that we had were good value for money. There is also a set-lunch menu which had some lovely food options at a very reasonable price - great for anyone who wants to celebrate a special occasion on a budget.

Having heard mixed reviews about this place, we were unsure about it before going in. However, having been there and trying a range of their dishes, we can honestly recommend Koffmann & Mr. White's to anyone who loves French food and dining in a sophisticated environment. 

Disclaimer: Bath Eats was invited to a complimentary meal at Koffmann & Mr. White's in exchange for an honest review to be posted on our social media channels. All thoughts expressed herein are our own and are not influenced by the company and/or its affiliates in any way.