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. 

As drinks, we ordered a ginger spice - a healthy juice made with fresh carrot, apple, orange and ginger 🍏🍊 [£3.75] and a still water [£2]. 

The juice was really nice and fresh, with a good amount of ginger coming through. 

As a starter, we had the selection of breads with balsamic dip 🍞 and cruditΓ©s with hummus πŸ₯•πŸ₯’ [both £3.50] 

The selection of breads came with three different varieties - what seemed like a sliced white sourdough, a cheese bread and a dark one with raisins or cranberries (not really sure). The breads were very nice, particularly the cheese one, and were warmed up and crispy. Unfortunately, the balsamic dip was not that great as the olive oil wasn't that good. 

The cruditΓ©s were a nice mix of cucumber, celery and carrot. The hummus was a red pepper hummus I think... and was very nice. Who doesn't love hummus?! I kept the leftovers to have with my main course.

For mains, we both went for the pan-fried salmon which came with crushed new potatoes and a choice of a salad bowl 🐟πŸ₯” [£12.95] 

The salmon was really fresh and tasty, flaking nicely as you cut it. For the price, you got quite a large plate between the potatoes, fish and salad bowl. 

The potatoes were nice, but were on the drier side. This comes down to personal preference. 

For the salad bowl, one of us had the tabbouleh salad which was bulgur wheat mixed with a few different vegetables and spices. This was nice, but to be honest it really lacked flavour. After adding salt and some lemon juice (that came with the salmon) it was much better.

The other had a fresh green salad. Again, this lacked flavour and wasn't very tasty - there was a good amount of it, but it would've benefitted from a vinaigrette, or if there was one, more of it.   

Overall, it's a nice addition to the thermal spa for those who would like a bite to eat when they're there, however it's not exceptional. That being said, you don't go to the thermal spa just to go to the cafe, you go to the thermal spa for the spas themselves. The cafe is simply a nice addition to the overall experience. 

As for the spas themselves, we would *highly* recommend them! They're very relaxing and are definitely worth going to. Prices start at £36 Mon-Fri or £40 Sat-Sun. We unfortunately couldn't take any photos as there's a strict no cameras/phones policy, but there are several on their website here.

🌟 The cafe itself is very light and airy. There's calming music playing, and it definitely blends in with the relaxing nature of the whole spa. If you get a table by the window, you can have a great view of Bath's buildings and the Cross Bath. 

 πŸ€΅πŸ» Friendly and prompt service.

🌿 Vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options. All options are marked clearly on the menu. 

πŸ’° £-££ - good value for money. 

Disclaimer: Bath Eats was invited to a complimentary meal and spa visit at Thermae Bath Spa & Springs Cafe in exchange for coverage to be posted on our social media outlets. All opinions expressed herewith are our own and have not been influenced by the company and/or its affiliates.