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!
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Abbey Churchyard



The Moorfields 🍻
This is the latest pub in the Bath Pub Co group (which also owns the Hare & Hounds, the Marlborough Tavern & the Locksbrook Inn). After the Chequers closed, everyone was curious to see what new gastropub they were opening and the Moorfields sprung up in Oldfield Park! Like their other pubs, the interiors are really beautiful and the food looks delightful.
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Third Avenue

Plate Bathwick
Plate is the latest restaurant at The Bird Hotel in Bathwick. They have a range of British dishes to celebrate fresh, seasonal and local produce. They even have a couple of dining domes outside so that you can dine with those outside your household.
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Pulteney Road (South)

Mrs Potts Chocolate House 🍫
Frequently described as 'heaven for chocolate lovers', the dessert specialist from Bristol moved into where Crisp Cowley, the estate agents, used to be earlier this year. Mrs Pott's desserts are to die for - they serve a range of chocolate items including cakes, hot chocolate, cookies and more. They also have their own retail range which they also launched in 2020 which would make a lovely gift for a chocolate lover in your life (or just yourself because let's face it... we all deserve to give ourselves a gift for surviving 2020).
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York Street

Cafe by FLY 🍌
An independent cafe found within FLY fitness opened at the start of January. The Cafe by FLY focuses on coffee, shakes, bowls and plates and we are absolutely *obsessed* with the protein pancakes. They're different to the standard ones but so moreish and delicious. The smoothies are also really yummy and the staff are happy to make recommendations or surprise you with something if you don't know what to choose. Read our review here.
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Bath Street



Taylor's Bagels 🥯
Ok so technically Taylor's Bagels opened on the 31st of December in 2019... but we're going to include them in this list anyway. It's a great cafe started by a brother-sister duo from South Africa. They make 10/10 bagels (we've seen the queues and know that lots of you agree...) as well as other baked goods and coffee. Read our review here.
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London Street


Five Guys 🍔
The popular American burger joint with oh-so-juicy burgers & deliciously fried chips opened in Bath in February!
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Saw Close

Cortado ☕️
This lovely independent British-Argentinian cafe opened only opened in February. Cortado serves a range of brunch and lunch items, as well as some delicious Argentinian empanadas. Click here to read our review of their brunch and here for a review of their empanadas.
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Bridge Street


Sugarcane Studio 🍰
Fang & Neil have officially opened their new café, Sugarcane Studio! Specialising in macaroons, madeleines, choux buns & more (some with an Asian twist), Sugarcane Studio makes *delicious* sweet treats. We have reviewed them twice before (when they were only doing deliveries) and we were super impressed both times. Click here to read our review.
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Bar Breton 🇫🇷
One of the newer restaurants in Bath, Bar Breton focuses on French-inspired small plates, wine and Breton cider where Barton Street Wine Bar used to be.
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Barton Street

The Elder 🦌
The Elder is a new restaurant at Hotel Indigo by Chef Mike Robinson. You may have already heard of his other well-known restaurant, The Woodsman in Stratford-upon-Avon, which also focuses on wild food and game, with a field to fork philosophy. The Elder showcases beautiful, contemporary dining which focuses on sustainability and using lots of seasonal, local ingredients. Not only does the menu reflect this, but the setting is stunning with lots of warm, country colours and decor: riding boots, hunting art and stag heads mounted on the walls. Read our review here.
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South Parade


Oh Crepe 🥞
Tom & Jake are the brother duo that created Oh Crepe, their crepe stall under their Pan Crepes brand. They’ve had the Pan Crepes brand for 8 years, operating mostly at festivals. The batter is produced locally in Bradford on Avon, and they even have vegan and gluten-free options which are made with rice flower and tapioca starch. They do waffles too! Read our review here. 
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Green Park Station

Goulash
What used to be The Good Egg in Green Park Station has been revamped into the new 'Goulash'! Goulash is a traditional, hearty beef stew from Central & Eastern Europe. Not to worry - if you don't eat beef, they also have free-range chicken and vegan options available.
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Green Park Station

WOLF 🐺
From the creators of Wolf Wine in Green Park Station, WOLF is a super chilled out place serving speciality coffee, craft beer and natural wine. They also have cheese and charcuterie boards as well as pizza and some other nibbles, making it great for a pre-dinner drink and snack or a laid back grazing-style meal. Outdoor covered seating available!
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Lower Bristol Road

The Jolly Hog on the Trot 🐷
From the Brothers that created The Jolly Hog, they launched The Jolly Hog on the Trot back in March. Nestled in the Bath Spa train station, it's the perfect place to grab a sausage or bacon bap before your travels. Their meat is great quality, only using prime cuts of British, outdoor-bred pork, and the owners are super friendly. You can read our review here.
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Bath Spa Train Station

The Bouvardia Restaurant
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 the food is absolutely stunning. It's a great fancy dinner option. You can read our review here.
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Newbridge Hill

Dexter's ☕️
This sweet, independent cafe serves a range of coffee, tea and cake. Dexter's has a really calming atmosphere and you might even spot the owners dog, Dexter, on your next visit!
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Bathwick Hill

Oak Restaurant 🌿
What used to be the famous plant-based restaurant 'Acorn Restaurant' has been rebranded as 'Oak Restaurant'. Both the space and the menu has changed too, and they serve brunch, lunch, coffee and dinner, using lots of seasonal and local produce. It's still mostly plant-based but has some optional dairy and egg items too. We would highly recommend the chocolate Harth products that they stock!
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North Parade Passage

Always Sunday Town+House
This lovely restaurant (where The King William used to be) is the latest venture by Always Sunday House, which also has an absolutely stunning homeware shop. Their food is a little different, from a range of burgers to smorgasbords, Sunday roast, brunch, cocktails and more! Read our review of their Sunday roast here and a review of their normal menu here.
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Thomas Street

Scoop Wholefoods ♻️
This isn't exactly a restaurant/cafe/bar, but we wanted to include it anyway as this one-stop-shop for zero waste shopping is absolutely fantastic. Scoop Wholefoods has hundreds of zero-waste, natural & organic whole foods on offer as well as home and beauty items. All of their products are free from single-use plastic and they have the largest selection of zero-waste products in the UK right here in Bath! You can read our review here.
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Roseberry Road (just off of Lower Bristol Road)


The Sea Pearl 🍟
A takeaway fish & chip place is opened in February! The Sea Pearl also offers peri-peri chicken and burgers as well as some veggie options, all in plastic-free packaging.
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Cleveland Place East

Boho Marché 🍴
Serving Mediterranean and Moroccan dishes, Boho Marché brings 'eclectic dining to the Bath food scene'. Their menu is a great mix between Moroccan (think butternut squash curry, falafel, harissa chicken) and some more contemporary dishes such as salmon carpaccio, poke bowls, shrimp risotto and much more.
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Queen Square
 
And now for a couple of things that we can look forward to coming to Bath in 2021... 🤩

Bosco 🍕
One of Bristol's favourite pizzerias is currently renovating a spot in Milsom Place where Argentinian steakhouse CAU used to be (if any of you OG followers/Bathonians remember that). Opening date TBC. Follow their instagram here.

Kingsmead St Bottle 🍷
Opening in spring 2021, Kingsmead St Bottle will be serving craft beer, wine, coffee, cheese and more! Follow their instagram here.

Portofino 🐟
The owners of Italian restaurant Antica are openng an oyster bar & fish restaurant named 'Portofino' where the Patisserie Valerie used to be. Rumour has it they're even going to be serving prosecco-battered fish & chips! Follow Antica's instagram here.