Find this excellent restaurant in the basement of this comfortable hotel which occupies a row of converted Georgian town houses. The informal dining room has a relaxing feel, with modern artwork and bare tables during lunchtime service, but these are clothed during the evening to make a more formal setting.
The kitchen offers menus that follow the seasons, and has carefully sourced the produce on offer.
Start with the likes of Pan-Fried Hock Terrine; Tomato Tart Tatin with Ticklemore Cheese Fritters and Pesto or Cornish Grilled Mackerel with Celeriac and Horseradish Chowder.
Perhaps to be followed by Roast Rump of West Country Lamb and Sweetbreads with Braised Lentils; Pot-Roast Guinea Fowl with Leek and Potato Broth, Prune and Bacon Dumplings or Pan-Fried Cornish Sea Bass with Creamed Wild Mushrooms, Lettuce, Pancetta and Croûtons
Excellent desserts might include Honey and Crumble Baked Pears with Vanilla Ice Cream and Strawberry and Amaretti Trifle; while they also offer a selection of West Country cheeses.
No mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sun, 12.00-14.00; set L £21 (2 courses) to £26; mains about £19 to £28
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-22.00; mains about £19 to £28
- Seats: 60
- Wine: a good list is usefully-arranged by style, and kicks off at around the £20 mark. Excellent selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Enquire, restaurant in basement
- Nearest station: Bath
- Directions: City centre, near the Assembly Rooms. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street parking, except residents who have valet parking.
- Closed: L Mon, check about Christmas openings
- Rooms available