Lunch Set Menu at Dan Moon at The Gainsborough, Bath

We recently had the pleasure to visit the Gainsborough Bath Spa for lunch. The chef of the restaurant, Dan Mood, is critically acclaimed both locally and nationally and the restaurant has been awarded three AA Rosettes. Having tried it last year (review here ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ), we were very excited to try the menu this year. 

The lunch menu has a choice of three appetizers, three main dishes and three desserts out of which someone can choose three courses [£38] or two courses [£29]. For large groups over six guests, there’s an option to share three courses between two people. 

Christmas Set Menu at Comptoir Libanais, Bath

As the festive season approaches, lots of you have been asking about special set menus in Bath. Comptoir Libanais is the go-to place in Bath for Lebanese food, and last week we got to try out their Christmas set menu. 

The menu is £24.95 per person and includes four mezze to share as well as a main and a dessert each. Here are our thoughts (for a review of their main menu, click here and here ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ).

Brunch at CLASS, Bath

Situated just along the riverside is a fitness studio named CLASS. Having recently opened in February of this year (2019), it's a stunning location, especially on a warm, sunny day when you can sit outside.

CLASS opened a cafe shortly after, however, they've recently had a complete revamp and are now serving brunch every Sunday 9.30-11.30. You can get a main, smoothie and a coffee all for £9.50 which is great value.

Brunch at The Provenist at Neptune Home, Bath

 Everyone knows that Neptune Home is one of the most beautiful home shops in Bath (and the UK - a dream of ours is to have one of their kitchens one day)! What you may not know, is that in their Bath store is also home to The Provenist, a cafe focusing on breakfast and lunch. By supporting independent British producers, their menu is wholesome, nutritious and seasonal.

Lunch at The Montagu Bar at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath

You have probably walked past the Royal Crescent Hotel several times, particularly if you like strolling along the Royal Crescent. Earlier this year we checked out one of their restaurants for afternoon tea, which we really liked (click here for our review ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ), but this time we paid a visit to the Montagu Bar for lunch.

The Montagu Bar has an all-day dining menu focusing on comforting favourites such as fish & chips, croque monsieur and a burger, while incorporating more unique dishes into the menu such as arancini.

We started with the tomato and basil arancini with tomato sauce and marjoram ๐Ÿ… [£10.95]

These were lovely - really nice and crispy on the outside, but soft and a little bit cheesy on the inside. Saffron was used to create this beautiful yellow colour and it was overall the perfect nibble. The green thing on top is the marjoram, a herb that added a citrusy flavour to the dish.

Breakfast at Sweet Little Things, Bath

Sweet Little Things tea room and bakery is probably one of the most 'instagrammable' cafes in the whole of Bath. Having already tried out their afternoon tea (review here ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ - spoiler alert: we loved it), we came back to the cute cafe this week to try out their breakfast. 

With lots of different options to try, we didn't know where to start! In the end, we decided to go for a couple of favourites to see how Sweet Little Things did classic breakfast staples.

Brunch at Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath

Ever since Beckford Bottle Shop opened last year in Bath, it's been packed. A wine bar focusing on delicious and unique sharing plates, it's always been the perfect spot to enjoy great wine and food in good company (review here ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ). They had previously always focused on lunch and dinner, however a couple of months ago they started doing brunch. Having been to the restaurant for food several times before, we had high hopes for their brunch menu.

Unlike its normal menu, the portions are a bit bigger and you can order just one thing per person. Everything looked really enticing (and much more unique than the standard brunch options), but in the end we went for one sweet and one savoury option.

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 ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ) 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 ๐ŸŒฟ
  • Committed to sustainability ๐ŸŒ
  • 23 rooms and suites, starting at around £250 a night for a classic room 
  • Dog-friendly ๐Ÿ•
  • 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.