Sunday Roast at Raphael Restaurant & Wine Bar, Bath

Raphael has recently changed with a new Head Chef, food menu & over 65 hand-picked wines to choose from (with great prices). As it was a Sunday, we had to go for some of their new roasts which looked divine.

Roast beef (32 day aged sirloin) 🥩 [£19]

This was cooked medium rare and was cut beautifully. Succulent and flavoursome, it was so delicious. 

Roast pork (rosemary & thyme stuffed pork belly) 🍖 [£18]

This was presented really nicely & the stuffing added a lot of aromatic flavour, but it slightly overpowered the meat. The meat itself was succulent and juicy. It came with an apple sauce which was fresh and delicious, really complementing the flavours of the stuffing and adding a sweetness to the salty pork. 

The roasts came with honey roast carrots & parsnips, roast potatoes, seasonal greens, roasted cauliflower cheese & gravy.

The roast potatoes were gorgeous with a lovely, crispy outer layer & fluffy inside. The cauliflower cheese was indulgent & creamy, in a beautiful thick sauce & a strong mature cheese flavour. The Yorkshire puddings were the star of the show! Large, fluffy & crispy, these were perfect. We liked the kale but would have preferred some more carrots & parsnips (although you can order extra). The gravy was served separately and was rich, thick & flavoursome without being overwhelmingly salty. 

Chocolate orange mousse (with honeycomb & blood orange sorbet) 🍫 [£8]

Beautifully presented, this was smooth and velvety. The sorbet & honeycomb added sweetness to the slightly bitter mousse. Lemon drops added a nice zestiness! 

White chocolate cheesecake (with raspberry sorbet) ✨ [£8]

This was smooth and deliciously sweet. The base was crunchy & the tart raspberry sorbet really added a zest to the chocolate. So good. 

Their interiors are lovely & open with very friendly staff. We would highly recommend Raphael for their roasts. They’re open for Sunday roast 12-4 every Sunday (make sure to book in advance & enjoy some special wines too!) & have a normal menu (which looks great) Mon-Sat.

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Disclamer: All photos are by Raphael Bath. Ad Gifted items.