All-Day Dining Menu at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath

The Royal Crescent Hotel recently invited us to try out their new all-day dining menu. As it was a sunny day, we had the opportunity to sit in their absolutely stunning gardens to enjoy the delicious food and lap up the sunshine. 

We started by ordering some still water and two glasses of wine: one glass of La Chablisienne Petit Chablis Vibrant [£11] and one glass of the Mirabeau classic CΓ΄tes de Provence [£9].

As starters, they have three nibbles to try from. We tried these two:

Smoked salmon on duck fat toast with chives and lemon 🐟 [£4]

The smoked salmon was so fresh and you could really taste the lemon and chives which added a zest. The duck fat toast was super indulgent. 

Spiced shallot bhaji with citrus dip & coriander ✨ [£3]

Deliciously crunchy with a lovely sharpness from the citrus dip. 

Moving onto mains, we went for the two dishes that had been recommended by two different members of staff.

Wagyu sirloin steak with mushrooms Γ  la crΓ¨me, roast onion & rainbow chard πŸ₯© [£30]

The steak was juicy & delicious. The creamy mushrooms were so flavourful and were an excellent addition to the steak. The presentation was immaculate. Make sure to order a side with these! We went for French fries which were lovely, crispy & hot [£3.95].

Lightly spiced fillet of bream with avocado salsa, charred corn, bok choi & pickled chilli 🐟 [£24.75]

This was absolutely delicious and so beautifully presented. The fish was perfectly cooked: crispy & soft. The avocado was really well seasoned, like a guacamole and the corn was well charred. The dish also came with a creamy dip and a citrusy dip, both of which complemented the fish excellently. If you're a little hungrier we would recommend ordering a side with this one too.

Moving onto desserts, we were looking for something lighter as it was so hot.

Eton mess πŸ“ [£10.50]

So cute with a strawberry jelly, fresh berries, cream and mini meringues. Beautifully presented and the perfect balance between sweet and tangy. The perfect summer dessert which wasn’t too heavy. 

Seasonal fruit plate with lemon balm & citrus syrup πŸ‰ [£10.95]

A lovely, fresh assortment of fruits. We loved the lemon balm which added so much flavour. 

We finished off with some teas: one rooibos and one mint. They came with the most delicious cookies. Two of them were oaty and two were kind of like a chocolate chip & walnut shortbread. 

After lunch we explored the gardens a little bit. The gardens themselves are stunning and right now they have a little poetry trail around the grounds with lovely poems about nature (because during lockdown people have started to appreciate gardens and nature so much more).

They also have a little map with three hedgehog houses - they’ve even named them. So sweet! 

Overall, the food was great & the service was fantastic (the only niggle is that we weren’t given a steak knife) but otherwise they were incredibly attentive and very polite. A true 5-star experience. It's perfect for a lazy lunch in the sunshine or a celebratory afternoon tea. It's not just an outdoor venue though, and you can choose to dine inside if you wish. 

Also - the garden is dog-friendly πŸ•.

πŸ’° £££ (Now is the time to try them with #EatOutToHelpOut)!

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