Learning About Wine 🍷 WSET Level 1 Course in Wines

During lockdown I completed the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Level 1 Qualification in Wines! We were sent samples as well as the study materials and had three online classes with a super knowledgeable (and funny) teacher. 

Pasta Making Courses with Pasta Uliana, Bath

If you're a pasta lover looking for a fun activity, look no further than Pasta Uliana's new pasta making courses! Federico, the founder, is a skilled pasta maker and great entertainer, making the classes a super fun experience. These enjoyable, unique classes are perfect for hen parties, team building events & children's parties. 

Cake Doughnuts from Planet Doughnut

Planet Doughnut makes & sells fresh, artisan doughnuts. They are a family-owned & run company that started in Shropshire but now delivers nationwide and they have lots of different doughnut boxes to choose from including classic, biscoff, cake & vegan ones!  

Sunday Roast at The Curfew Pub, Bath

Located a short 5 minute walk from the top of Walcot Street, The Curfew is home to a delicious Sunday Roast and beautiful interior. The pub opened its doors just after the first lockdown and have since been drawing people from the centre of Bath to enjoy their delicious pub menu. 

Dinner at Côte Brasserie, Bath

Côte Brasserie is a restaurant chain well known for its relaxed, all-day dining & classic French food menus. Their Bath location is conveniently situated at the back of Milsom Place and has abundant indoor and outdoor seating with a quaint, romantic ambiance. 

Lunch at Bosco Pizzeria, Bath

After their success in Bristol, Italian restaurant (not just pizza), Bosco Pizzeria, is finally opening on 19 August here in Bath! We were super excited to try it out during its soft launch. 

We started by ordering an Aperol Spritz (a classic, £7.50), and a Negroni Sbagliato (a nice twist on the classic that went particularly well with the balsamic that came with the focaccia, £8). 

Delivery by A:ROAM:A, Bath

A:ROAM:A started at the end of 2020 and carefully curates a different menu from all over the world each weekend. Each menu has a meat or vegan main to choose from, as well as a bunch of sides. We tried them out last weekend, when they had a North India menu on. This weekend is Morocco! 

All-Day Brunch at Brunchai, Bath

Brunchai opened just 2 months ago and is family-run, authentic twist on the modern street cafe. We were really intruiged to try their Indian all-day brunches.

Lunch at Burrito Boi, Frome

A one minute walk from Frome Station, Burrito Boi is the ideal lunch spot! Tucked away inside The Station (just next door to the train station), Burrito Boi is a locally sourced and ethically produced Mexican spot. Serving everything from burritos, Mac ‘n’ cheese balls and nachos, there is something for everyone - they even do vegan options! 

Dinner at Eight, Bath

Eight is a small, independent townhouse hotel with a lovely restaurant, combining modern cutting-edge cuisine with affordable pricing. Their small-medium sized dishes change seasonally & it always has a list of 10 different small plates with a mix of veggie, meat & fish options. We were recently invited to try it out.

Dinner at Giraffe, Bath

Giraffe have a new menu from a range of different cuisines! They’re still very family-friendly (they have a great kids menu), but they also now have £5 cocktails & a bottomless brunch too. We were kindly invited to try out their new menu. 

We got seated and decided to order some of their all day every day £5 cocktails. We went for their 'Spiced Punch' which was Havana spiced rum, pineapple juice, guava juice, orange juice & lime. It was fruity, refreshing & far too easy to drink! We also went for the 'Smokey Cuban' which was Havana 7 year rum, triple sec & ginger ale. The ginger gave the cocktail a lovely punch & warmth.

Lunch at The Pantry, The Bath Priory Hotel & Spa, Bath

Although just a few minutes from Victoria Park, The Bath Priory feels like a peaceful oasis & a refuge from the busy city. Although known for its very lovely (and pricey) hotel rooms & formal restaurant, ‘The Pantry’ offers a more accessible menu which is perfect for outdoor dining in their lovely garden. 

Dinner at The Coconut Tree, Bath

There's a new restaurant in town! The Coconut Tree 🥥🌴 is a new Sri Lankan restaurant here in Bath, where Koh Thai Tapas used to be. With so many delicious and interesting sounding items on the menu, we were totally overwhelmed by choice. Thankfully, Rodrigo helped by offering his suggestions. 

We were served by three lovely waiters during our visit, one of them being Rodrigo who is one of the founders of the restaurant. It was clear that he is incredibly passionate about the business and really keen to share the delicious food of his homeland. 

He was very generous with his time, answering all our questions and offering recommendations based on our likes and dislikes. Having recently opened and operating to government guidelines, we expect the team at The Coconut Tree are still finding their feet and getting to grips with everything. Despite this, all our food arrived in a timely manner.  

Bottomless Brunch at Café au Lait, Bath

We always get messages about places to get bottomless brunch in Bath & Café au Lait now does it! For £35pp you get 1 item from the brunch menu, 1 stack of pancakes & bottomless Prosecco, mimosas or Peroni. 

Full English (smoked streaky bacon, Larkhall sausage, poached eggs, house beans, mushrooms, hash browns, tomatoes & toasted sourdough) 🥓

The bacon was perfectly streaky, the sausage was bursting with flavour & the eggs were cooked to perfection. The hash browns & sourdough added nice crunchy elements to the dish and overall everything was very good. 

Dinner at the Indian Pizza Company, Bath

Indian Pizza Company started back in lockdown as a unique new takeaway spot. They've recently opened their restaurant which is has a lovely, casual vibe and vibrant colours.

The main star of the show are their pizzas, which are like an Indian x Italian fusion. The pizza bases are stone baked & hand-stretched Neapolitan style, and are topped with mozzarella, however the flavours are definitely Indian which makes them deliciously unique to the Bath food scene. 

Dinner at Jars Meze, Bath

Jars Meze is an independent, family-run Greek restaurant which we absolutely loved from start to finish. We decided to go for their ‘mezedes’ (small plates) & were advised that 6 was a good amount for 2 people. 

Tigania from Macedonia (marinated pork with caramelised onions, herbs and fresh thyme fried in olive oil) ✨ [£8.90] 

Absolutely divine! This dish was packed with flavour. The thin pieces of pork were incredibly tender & went very well with all of the veggie plates we ordered. 

Htapodaki marinato (octopus marinated in vinegar, garlic, olive oil & herbs, served with chickpeas) 🐙 [£8.90] 

Out of all the dishes, this is the one that transported us to the Mediterranean the most. We find it difficult to find octopus cooked this way in restaurants in the UK so it felt like a real treat. Tender, meaty and really fresh, the octopus was cooked to perfection. The vinegar was quite strong but not overly so, and the chickpeas completed the dish nicely. 

Dinner at Boho Marché, Bath

Boho Marché can be found in the Francis Hotel in Queens Square. They opened in 2020 and, serving Mediterranean and Moroccan dishes, Boho Marché brings 'eclectic dining to the Bath food scene'. Their menu is a great mix between Moroccan and some more contemporary dishes. We were kindly invited to try them out earlier this week, and it was so nice to be back indoors for dining! It's been so long.

Lunch at Bonghy Bo, Bath

Bonghy Bo is an Asian restaurant focusing on Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisines. We reviewed them back in July (link to that review 👉🏼 HERE), but they have since had a menu update and also have updated and expanded their outdoor seating area which now has heaters which is great for those chillier evenings. 

Afternoon Tea at the Hands Georgian Tearooms, Bath

Situated on the corner of the Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths, the Hands Georigan Tearooms, an independent, provides is a great little spot to sit outside to enjoy the view and relax in the sun. 

We went for the high tea which comes with cakes, scones, sandwiches and, of course, tea! [£19.50 per person] 

Cheese & Charcuterie at The Bath Bun, Bath

Although famous for their Bath buns (not to be confused with the Sally Lunn bun) and afternoon teas, The Bath Bun recently added a charcuterie platter to their menu! We chose a seat in the lovely Abbey Green square and ordered a cup of chai tea before taking a look at the menu.

Grab & Go by YO! Sushi, Bath

YO! Sushi just opened a new Bath store on 2 April (by Bath Spa train station) focusing on ‘Grab & Go’ which is perfect for summer picnics. We checked it out yesterday on Easter Sunday, when we had absolutely glorious weather and brought our goodies to the Royal Crescent for a late lunch.

Restaurants, Cafes & Bars Reopening in Bath | 12 April 2021

*We will be updating this list regularly. If you are, or know of a business, that is opening on w/c 12 April and would like to be added to this list, please message us on instagram at @batheats or send us an email batheats@gmail.com*

As I'm sure you have all heard by now, the government have provisionally given us the magic ✨ 12 April ✨ date for when restaurants, pubs and cafes can reopen (albeit, outdoor service only, up to 6 people and max 2 households). 

Here's a list of the businesses reopening for outdoor dining on the week of 12 April (please note that some may not open on 12 April itself, but later in the week). Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the places open near Bath too.

Enjoy & stay safe! 

P.S. - Just a friendly reminder to be kind to your servers. It's been a while and they're just doing their best to provide you the service you want while sticking to Covid-19 rules. 

Pubs & Gastropubs 🍺🍴

The Hare & Hounds - A lovely gastropub with beautiful views, lots of outdoor seating space & a great menu! Make a reservation here.
Lansdown Road - ££

New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars in Bath: 2020

Despite the fact that 2020 was a strange one (... let's just leave it at that), we had lots of new restaurants, cafes and bars open this year! 🤩

We've compiled a list of all of them so get your notes out and add your favourites to your 2021 restaurant bucket lists for when they can all reopen again. These are in no particular order, but we've also added some openings for 2021 at the bottom of the list.

Mjölk Cafe ☕️
Situated in the heart of Bath right next to the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey is a new Nordic-influenced cafe, Mjölk. They opened right at the end of 2020 and have some lovely cinnamon buns and other sweet treats, coffee and more!
Abbey Churchyard