Lunch Menu at Henry's Restaurant, Bath

Henry's is one of those Bath restaurants that I've always wanted to try but never quite got around to. Known to focus on seasonal, honest food with a flair of finesse, it was the first place I booked when I heard about the Eat Out To Help Out scheme. 

We walked into the relaxed restaurant and were instantly greeted by a friendly member of staff. We were given the menus (we decided to go for the £20 set lunch menu which would work out at £10 each... such a bargain). 

Bread 🍞

After our order was taken, this was brought to the table complimentary. The bread was a lovely, delicious fresh sourdough which had a thick crispy crust. It came with a nice salted butter as well as olive oil & balsamic. The balsamic in particular was very delicious and sweet.

The lunch menu was 2 courses, so we decided to share a starter, get a main each and share a dessert as we weren't that hungry. 

Pollock ceviche with radish, coriander, cucumber & ponzu 🐟 

This was a very delicious dish which was beautifully presented. The fish was extremely fresh and the ponzu (a citrusy Japanese sauce) added a lovely flavour to the dish. The coriander added lots of flavour and the cucumber and radish contributed to the fresh, light nature of the dish while adding a bit of crunch.

Moving onto mains, we tried the fish and vegetarian option.

Roast cod with orzo risotto, spinach & sea herbs 🐟

Incredible roast cod which was really succulent and flaky. The orzo was well cooked (not overdone like it sometimes is). There was a really subtle taste of the seaweed and spinach coming through, and there was a lovely umami sauce which gave it a Japanese vibe.

Sweetcorn polenta with parmesan, kohlrabi & sesame 🌽

Unlike a polenta cake, the polenta had been mixed with blended sweetcorn and parmesan to create a delicious, warming dish. It was so comforting and cheesy, without being thick or heavy. The kohlrabi and sesame seeds added a nice crunch to the dish and it was topped with lemon zest which added so much flavour. It worked perfectly! We loved the creativity in this one.

Warm chocolate tart with Thai Basil custard 🍫

I know that this sounds perhaps like a strange combination, but it works SO well. The chocolate tart was absolutely divine. The casing was crunchy yet light and warm chocolate was oozing out of it once cut open. The basil custard complemented the sharp chocolate so well. Perhaps one of the best (if not the best) chocolate tarts we’ve ever had.

Overall we had a fantastic time at Henry’s. The restaurant itself is relaxed, humble and calming. Mixed with exquisite food, it’s one of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had. The staff are also very attentive and friendly.

💰 £££ - The lunch menu is great value for money (dinner is more expensive). 

Disclamer: Paying customer.