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 café to the Yak Yeti Yak restaurant and offers eat in and takeaway Nepalese street food. 🇳🇵

This energetic café 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.

Our charming hosts helped us narrow down the tempting menu choices for our lunch. We decided on sampling a few dishes - the Chicken Curry in a Hurry, the Bhudda bowl and the signature wrap – between two of us. Two dishes would have been plenty, the portions are extremely generous, but in the name of Bath Eats research, we managed to devour all three!

Chicken Curry in a Hurry 🍛 [£8 takeaway, £9 eat in]

Freshly made each day with Phat Yak's own roasted and ground spices, the curry is mild in heat but by no means lacking in flavour. The chicken is juicy and the sauce is just as delicious – paired faultlessly with super fluffy, perfectly cooked rice to soak up all that juice.

The curry comes with dal, salsa and a chutney. The dal is a great component, it’s so well-seasoned and also accompanies the rice well.

The Buddha Bowl 🥗 [£7.50 takeaway, £8.50 eat in]

This is also an impressive dish. The bowl is loaded with different elements which are colourful and utterly delicious. It comprises a mix of pakoras, slaw, the day’s salad specials and house chutney. Today's pakoras were kale and beetroot – both were delightful (vegan) and made with a special chickpea batter. The kale ones were our favourite  - the combination of the crispy, green leaves and the light fried batter was very tasty.

The salad is brilliant as well – we had the spiced potato and sesame salad along with roasted cauliflower and chickpeas. It was colourful, full of different textures and complemented by the sweet flavours of tomato and ginger chutney. As well as the sweet chutney, there is also a choice of savoury tomato and coriander chutney or the zing of the homemade hot sauce, for those seeking more of a punch.

The Pakora Wrap 🌯 [£5.50 takeaway, £6 eat in]

This was also absolutely packed with flavour – more crispy pakoras, delicate crunchy vegetables united with roasted pepper and cashew humous and garlic confit veganaise (they’ve truly nailed those sauces!). A great idea for lunch on-the-go, and great to see so many vegan options.

Phat Yaks is definitely a lunch spot to put on your “to-eat” list. Keep an eye out for some new additions to the menu in the coming months.

🌟 The café is as colourful and vibrant as its food, it welcomes its customers with murals, an enticing menu and decorative foliage.  As well as the high seating which greats you on entering the café (which is perfect for a quick bite while watching the world go by), there is an upstairs seating area and tables outside too.

🤵🏻 The restaurant is a family business and provides such friendly and welcoming service – offering advice to those not sure what to order and remembering their regulars.

🌿 At least half the menu is veggie & vegan.

💰 £–££. Everything is so fresh and delivers great value for money.

Disclaimer: Bath Eats was invited to Phat Yaks on a complimentary basis. All opinions expressed herein are our own and have not been influenced by the company and/or its affiliates in any way.