Dinner at Bill's, Bath

Bill's have a new menu and we were kindly invited down to try it out! 

Breakfast at NOOK, Frome

We love NOOK so much. It’s a great healthy cafe in Frome (around 30 mins from Bath - map below) which does amazing smoothie bowls, juices, buddha bowls, poke bowls etc! The staff are always super friendly and although we've had their poke bowls a couple of times, we hadn't tried their breakfast. 

Eat Out to Help Out: Participating Restaurants & Cafes in Bath, UK

*Please note that due to the number of businesses that have signed up, some restaurants & cafes may be missing. If you would like us to add one, please direct message us on instagram here: @batheats*

From 3-31 August, the government has implemented an 'Eat out to Help out' scheme. What does this mean for us diners? ๐Ÿค”

Between 3-31 August, you can get up to a 50% discount (๐Ÿ˜ฑ) on food & non-alcoholic drinks (up to a maximum of £10 per diner), every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. You can do this as many times as you like (so you could go every single Mon-Weds in August and get 50% off participating restaurants). For more information on the scheme please click here for the government's website.

We've scoured the internet for all the places in Bath that have signed up to the scheme & have attempted to categorise them here. We hope that you find this list useful - please do let us know via DM on instagram where you end up going. I've personally booked a couple of the more expensive restaurants (e.g. Henry's) that I've always wanted to try and can now do so for a fraction of the price! 

For our favourites, we've added a ✨ next to them (if one of your favourites doesn't have this next to them, it doesn't mean that we don't like it - we just may have never been ourselves so can't comment).

Vegan & vegetarian places have a little ๐ŸŒฑ by them.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜˜

P.S. This works for eat-in only! Takeaways are excluded.

P.P.S. I've also included some places outside of Bath (within 50 minutes) which are right at the bottom of this guide. There are some real gems there so be sure to check it out! 

Cafes

Cafe au Lait ✨
One of our favourite places for brunch in Bath. They have a great lunch menu too. Get the halloumi fries, you won't regret it. Click here for our review.
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12-14 Dorchester Street

Dinner at The Ivy Bath Brasserie, Bath

The Ivy is renowned for its opulent, lavish decor and the Bath branch definitely doesn't disappoint. The high ceilings, large windows, velvet chairs and chandeliers all exude an allure of opulence. Filled with plants and vibrant, rich colours, the main room feels exotic and transports you to a far-away place. The bright lights add to the magical feel, making this a really special place that is perfect for celebrating special occasions.

This time we were kindly invited to The Ivy to try their dishes now that they have reopened post-lockdown. The service was outstanding. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by their front of house who ensured we had our temperature taken using their thermal heat detection camera prior to entering the restaurant. This was super quick and non-invasive. She also showed us the dispenser of hand sanitiser and informed us that there would be a small bottle on every table, before walking us to our table and handing us over to our server. We thought that these coronavirus measures were really great.


Lunch at Taka Taka, Bath

Taka Taka is a firm favourite when it comes to takeaway food in Bath. In fact, you might not be a true Bathonian until you’ve devoured one of their wraps after a night out. But as you may well know, this isn’t your average kebab shop! 

Based in locations across Bristol and in their Broad Street site in Bath, Taka Taka has a focus on high-quality Greek food. Their Bath store has a huge range of deli products too and we discovered that Taka Taka is virtually open for the entirety of the year, only closing on a handful of holidays, and serving their Greek delights until the early hours of the morning. 



Field Doctor: Nutritionally Supercharged (and Delicious) Frozen Meals

Field Doctor is a new company based in Bath which makes naturally healthy, 'nutritionally supercharged' frozen meals. Marrying science with taste, the team behind Field Doctor have put an extensive amount of research, time and thought into these meals to ensure that each and every one is as nutrient-rich as possible. 

Drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean diet, their meals are packed with plant-based ingredients, healthy fats and are a high source of fibre. Taking the environment into account, their cooking methods focus on low waste, all their fish is sustainable and they only use organic meat. 

Their environmental impact is an aspect they are conscious of and intend to continuously improve upon as the business grows and develops. Their meals are wonderfully colourful, capture flavours from all around the world and look and sound absolutely delicious. We could not wait to try them. 

Al Fresco Dining at Olio, Homewood, Bath

Homewood is a beautiful countryside hotel in Freshford, Bath (map below) which has recently launched its new al fresco dining area, Olio. With a terrace overlooking the hotel's gorgeous grounds, the space is absolutely stunning. 

With an ethos of British home-cooked food served in elegant but cosy and intimate surroundings, Olio has a range of innovative as well as classic dishes. They offer lots of sharing dishes, in addition to individual mains and sides. All the salads can be ordered as small or large, allowing you to tailor to your preferences - according to your appetite, party size etc. Embracing the Mediterranean, tapas-vibe, we ordered multiple dishes to share.


Dinner at The Bouvardia Restaurant at Bathen House, Bath

Open since April 2018, Bathen House is a luxury hotel. The Edwardian property underwent extensive redevelopment, providing a mixture of 12 rooms and suites, as well as a recently opened new restaurant ‘The Bouvardia’. 

The menu has 2 or 3-course set menu options and is quite concise, showing the detail that has been put into creating each dish. The hotel itself is beautiful, and we were promptly given menus when we were seated. 

*Please note that this review was conducted pre-lockdown and the menu has since changed, however, the quality and style of food has remained the same*

Dinner at Bonghy Bo, Bath

Bonghy Bo is an Asian restaurant focusing on Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisines. We had never seen them before but they've actually been in Bath for quite a while so we were excited to try them out when they kindly invited us. 



Takeaway Pizza from The Old Bakery Noads Corner, Bath

As established wedding caterers, this brother and sister duo responded quickly to Covid-19, using their existing pizza oven and experience to launch a new aspect of their business - a fantastic example of impressive & successful pivoting during these difficult times! ๐Ÿคฉ

This operates via a pre-order system which is either via text or call, making it super easy. It is collection-only with allocated slots every 10 minutes. Upon collection, we were warmly greeted by Sarah, their front-of-house who told us a bit about the business while her brother (the chef) finished off our order in the back.  


Takeaway Dinner from Magu Diner, Bath

As one of Bath’s favourite burger joints, it's no surprise that they've stayed open to still provide takeout services to the people of Bath. We've reviewed them before (click here to read ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ), but this time we got to try a few different items on their menu as well as their vegan burger! 


Takeaway Dinner from Goulash, Bath

Goulash brings to you homemade street food made with love. They prepare meals fresh daily, using consciously-sourced ingredients, including locally-sourced meat, organic beef, free-range chicken and even some vegan options. They also have frozen meals ready for you to store away for another evening which could be a great option for those wanting to stock up on food or for the vulnerable & elderly. 

Focusing on the traditional Hungarian stew, the guys have come up with creative ways to incorporate goulash into standard as well as unique dishes, even including the popular Chinese bao buns! We've reviewed Goulash before (link here ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ), but this time got the food via Deliveroo. 

Lunch & Dinner Delivery by True Zest, Bath

True Zest is a new delivery service in Bath which just launched today! It focuses on good quality & (mostly) healthy food. Created by a local couple both involved in the Bath food scene, they have created a great business and delicious menu to meet everyone's needs. Their menu (found here) is small but uses local & seasonal ingredients to cater to normal, veggie, vegan & gluten-free diets. 

The lovely owners delivered 90% of the menu to us to try (the only thing that we didn't try were the olives). We were blown away with the level of taste in every dish, and would highly recommend this to everyone who is social distancing (they have a no-contact delivery service - more of that below). 


Takeaway Dinner from Joya Italian Steakhouse, Bath

Joya had a facelift a couple of months ago, transforming itself into an Italian Steakhouse (review here). Fortunately, Joya are still providing a  delivery and takeaway service for anyone who is looking for nicer restaurant-quality food. 

We were so glad to hear that they were open and were even more excited when they asked us if we wanted to do a review of their takeaway offering. Date night, coronavirus style ๐Ÿฆ . 


Takeaway Pizza at The Oven, Bath

The Oven is a firm favourite in Bath for all pizza cravings, and we’re so happy that we can still enjoy them in these uncertain times where restaurants are closed (or open just for takeaway/delivery) and everything seems to have come to a standstill.

The lovely people over at the Oven asked if we wanted to review their delivery service, to which we said of course!

*We've been sharing daily updates on where to find things in Bath over on our instagram account, so make sure to check out our "coronavirus" highlight for info.*


Breakfast at Cafe by FLY, Bath

Nestled in FLY fitness, this cafรฉ is perfect for anyone who has just been to, or is about to go to a class. They offer lots of healthy and protein-packed dishes to compliment your workout, as well as the usual staples such as coffee and avocado on toast. 

With lots of healthy options, this definitely caters to those looking for a lighter breakfast choice, which is well-suited for a weekday, or pre-workout, when you don't want to feel overly full for the rest of the morning. They offer plenty of shakes and smoothies, in addition to smoothie bowls, which sets them apart from other cafรฉs in Bath.

Protein pancakes with banana, blueberry, strawberry, honey, coconut & nut butter ๐Ÿฅž [£5.50]

These were so beautifully plated, in a neat stack and surrounded by all the yummy toppings. We noted that even the nut butter had been prettily added to the side, an ingredient which is not easy to present. They certainly lived up to expectations in flavour, being on the denser side and loaded with cinnamon for natural sweetness. 


Burgers from Schwartz Bros, Bath

Schwartz Bros is probably the OG burger place in the whole of Bath. With two locations (Saw Close & Walcot Street), they've been flipping some of the city's favourite patties since 1977. ๐Ÿ”

They really focus on the quality of ingredients. Their hamburgers are made using whole cuts of beef flank and fore-quarter, simply minced with salt and then char-grilled. Forget about that awful plasticky cheese that you often find in takeout burger shacks - Schwartz Bros use non-processed mature cheddar. Everything is cooked to order and having heard so much about it, we were so excited to try it for the first time (how we have gone this long without trying it we're not quite sure). 


Dinner at the Pig & Fiddle, Bath

The Pig & Fiddle has had a makeover! The back bar has been redesigned, there's new built-in seating with dining height tables and lots of vintage rugs, antique mirrors and an eclectic collection of artwork. It's much more up-to-date and they've also launched a new menu including pub snacks and sharing platters alongside their pub classics. ๐Ÿท๐ŸŽป

Where To Get Takeaway Food in Bath, England | BATH FOOD GUIDE

*Please contact the below places before going to see whether they are still open as the COVID-19 situation develops. For those who offer delivery ONLY during this period, check our instagram page @batheats*

Sometimes you don't feel like cooking and want to order something to takeaway. Sometimes, a virus hits and suddenly you're told to self-isolate but you still want to experience some of the yummy food that Bath has to offer without actually dining in ๐Ÿคช. 

We've scoured the Bath food scene for all things takeaway and put together this list for all of you in either situation. This list does not include the countless places that you can order from to be delivered to you - these are simply the ones that we would recommend where you can go to to pick up your orders from. You can find delivery services on Deliveroo, Just Eat & Uber Eats

๐ŸŒฑ (veggie/vegan only), ๐Ÿ” (burgers), ๐Ÿ• (pizza), ๐Ÿฃ (sushi).


Phat Yaks 
Sister to Yak Yeti Yak, Phat Yaks offers Nepalese street food. This energetic cafe 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're looking for something different for lunch. Read our review here.

3 New Street (Kingsmead Square)
£-££

What to do in Bath this March (Foodie events, new openings & more!)

Happy March everyone! ๐ŸŒผ

Now that we're moving out of wintertime and into spring, you will probably start to notice lots more outdoor seating areas where people are laughing, enjoying their afternoon coffees and hanging out with their pooches at the end of a long day. We're working on getting an al fresco dining guide up ASAP (send us our favourites on instagram!)

Until then, here are a couple of cool events & fun new openings in Bath. Quite a few old favourites have had makeovers and launched new menus (Pig & Fiddle, Joya, The Walcot etc...) along with a couple of very exciting new openings which we're sure you've already seen on our instagram feed. 

Afternoon Tea with Twining's at Bailbrook House Hotel

We were recently kindly invited to an afternoon tea event at Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath (London Road) with Twinings tea!

The lovely Lucy Chappell, Twinings’ tea expert, talked us through all the different teas and gave us a couple of fun facts - did you know that the UK gets through 165 million cups of tea a day?! ๐Ÿคช

Bottomless Brunch at Revolution, Bath

So many of you always ask us where you should go for bottomless brunch in Bath that won't break the bank. We can finally give you a recommendation! Revolution has bottomless brunch every weekend (Sat & Sun), starting at just £20pp for 2 hours. 

You can choose one dish each and have a choice of soft drinks, beer, prosecco, aperol spritz & more. All prices quoted below are if you ordered them from the normal menu - as you can see, the £20 is great value for money.  


Dinner at Brasserie Blanc, Bath

Brasserie Blanc is celebrity chef Raymond Blanc's baby. Mostly based in London, there are a couple of different locations around the UK, including Bath! Set in a beautiful Georgian building, the restaurant has a range of French dishes available along with inspiration from some other cuisines. We decided to try out both some traditionally French and some more international dishes.


Wine & Tapas at Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath

Beckford Bottle Shop is a wine shop and restaurant, serving over 250 bottles of delicious wine from around the world, food and brunch. Anyone who’s followed us for a while knows that it’s one of our Bath favourites, and this visit was no different. Click here for another review of their dinner & here for a review of their Sunday brunch


Lunch at NOOK, Frome

NOOK is an Aussie-style cafe in Frome (just a 30-minute drive from Bath) serving up breakfast bowls, Hawaiian-inspired poke bowls, juices & smoothies. Juices are freshly made each morning and their menu is 100% gluten-free with more than half of it being vegan. The ingredients are organic, local & ethically-sourced where possible which is great considering that their dishes are well-priced. 


Dinner at Joya Italian Steakhouse, Bath

Many of you will remember Joya as another Italian restaurant in Bath, but with a new lick of paint and menus, it’s transformed itself into a sleek, stylish new steakhouse, offering a unique hot stone experience. Staying true to their roots, they also have a large choice of pasta, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Cook your own steak to your heart's desire, choosing from a range of four different cuts. 

Takeaway Lunch at Goulash, Bath

Green Park Station has always had a great range of takeaway food stalls and Goulash is no exception. Opened by the guys who used to have The Good Egg, they've transformed the place into a goulash stall. As we walked into Green Park Station, we could smell the delicious food and were super excited to try it out. 

Some of you may be wondering what goulash is. It's a traditional Hungarian stew that usually contains meat and other vegetables, seasoned with paprika. The guys at Goulash have taken a traditional dish and given it a modern spin. They offer chicken, beef and vegan options, served with either pita, bao buns, rice, mashed potatoes, wraps or Hirata Buns. 


Where to Eat in Edinburgh, Scotland | EDINBURGH FOOD GUIDE

Edinburgh is always somewhere that will have a special place in my heart. I finished my last two years of secondary school here and even though it was difficult to adapt to rainy, Scottish weather, my whole family and I fell in love with the city. ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

It's full of beautiful architecture, an extremely rich history and friendly Scots. It's where J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter ⚡️ (which is evident when you go down places like Victoria Street which was the inspiration for Diagon Alley), where you can hear bagpipes wherever you are in Old Town (although sometimes it's just a CD that tourist shops play loudly to entice you in lol) and where you can drink as many different varieties of whiskey that your heart desires. 

All-in-all, it's a great place for a city break and with direct flights & trains from both Bristol and London, it's easy enough to get to from Bath. This was the first time that I've been back since Summer 2016 and, excitingly, so many new food gems have popped up! ๐Ÿด

With all my recommendations from both friends who went to Edinburgh University and friends from the city itself, as well as all of the lovely people who messaged me on our instagram, we found some of the best food that we've ever had. Here's what we got up to.


What to do in Bath this February (Foodie events, new openings & more!)

Happy February!

Known mainly for Valentine's Day ๐Ÿฅฐ and Shrove Tuesday ๐Ÿฅž, there are lots of foodie activities to get excited about this month.

Veganuary at Comptoir Libanais, Bath

By now, it will be no secret to you that Comptoir Libanais serves great Lebanese food at a reasonable price here in Bath. What you might not know, is that they actually have lots of vegan dishes on offer which is perfect if you're doing #veganuary ๐ŸŒฑ, are vegan or just fancy something plant-based. It's also a great option if you're looking for somewhere to eat which caters to both meat-eaters and veggies without compromising on taste for either group of people.

We've been to the chain multiple times, but this time we were invited back to check out their vegan menu offering, including some exclusive plant-based dishes which are only available until 31 January (we'll let you know which ones they are - don't worry)!

Vegan Sweet Treats at Creams, Bath

While Bath has a lot to offer in the way of restaurants, when it comes to dedicated sweet-treat establishments, there are only a handful of options. We have a few top-notch ice-cream places in our city, but nowhere that seems to offer such a huge variety of desserts as the newly opened Creams.

Creams opened their doors just before Christmas, and if you haven’t come across the new cafรฉ (it’s on Avon Street, just off Kingsmead Square), you might have come across their mouth-watering Instagram page.

We were pleased to see that Creams had such an extensive vegan offering ๐ŸŒฑ, we counted 11 different dessert options from the menu (as well as vegan milkshakes!), plus you can build your own vegan dessert if none of theirs take your fancy.

Vegan Lunch at Rooted Cafe & Supper Rooms, Bath

Situated in the heart of Lower Weston is vegetarian & vegan cafe Rooted. As soon as we entered, we were greeted with a warm & welcoming smile. We had been to Rooted before for a supper club (click here for a review ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ), but this week we tried their normal menu.

Vegan Breakfast at Cascara, Bath

Cascara is a cosy, small vegan cafe and coffee shop serving a range of breakfasts and lunches as well as some sharing plates (see the menu below ๐Ÿ˜‹). Owned by the lovely Sus, it's yet another sweet independent cafe in Bath that's worth a visit.

Vegan Lunch at The Cakery, Bath

The Cakery is a cute little independent vegetarian cafe in Widcombe. As the name would suggest, the Cakery has a lovely range of cakes to choose from - a little over a year ago we went to their first birthday and sampled loads of their different cakes which were all delicious, link here). ๐ŸŽ‚

Ella, the owner, is a local baker from Bath. The cafe focuses on locally sourced ingredients and has lots of different vegan and gluten-free options. In honour of #veganuary, we were kindly invited to check out their vegan options. ๐ŸŒฑ


Vegan Lunch at Roots & Shoots, Bath

Roots & Shoots is a 100% vegan deli and cafe serving a great range of plant-based warm drinks, mains and sweet treats. It's right next to the train station, so it's an ideal spot for everyone to grab vegan croissants, sausage rolls and other goodies. 

This week, we headed down their to try some of their menu in honour of #veganuary ๐ŸŒฑ. It opened back at the end of 2018 but we hadn't visited for a while!