Fine dining in Bath

Madeline Pratley | Date posted - 30 Nov 2018

Looking for the best place to eat in bath? Want a truly unforgettable experience? Take a look at our picks of the best fine dining restaurants in Bath…

Olive Tree

The only Michelin restaurant in Bath is the Olive Tree, ran by award-winning head chef Chris Cleghorn who honed his superior skills as the protégé of a trio of world-renowned Michelin Star chefs, (Heston Blumenthal, Michael Caines, Adam Simmonds). The surrounding countryside of Bath is the inspiration for this restaurant. One reviewer commented that it “lived up to the glowing reviews that I had read beforehand”. Their menu changes constantly, but you can try the five course tasting menu for £68 or the seven course tasting menu for £82. The sample menu has dishes such as brill on the bone with leek, black garlic, nasturtium, and mussel cream, and the option of choosing follow deer or grouse for one course. If you want an unforgettable experience, you need to come to the Olive Tree. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, book a night’s stay in the Queensberry Hotel, where the restaurant is situated. Hurry up and book!

Bailbrook House Hotel

The Cloisters restaurant in Bailbrook House Hotel is the perfect place to experience fine dining in Bath, set in the original basement of Bailbrook Mansion House, the 2 AA Rosette restaurant design takes full advantage of this historic building’s stunning architectural features. All these fine dining establishments tend to have a sample menu, as their menu is ever changing. On their A La Carte sample there’s dishes including wood pigeon with beetroot, blueberry sauce, and game chips. For your main course they have monkfish or sea bass or pave rump of beef. Plus, if you’re a veggie they’ve got options such as pea gnocchi and heritage beetroot risotto. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, their dessert section includes fruity dishes, chocolate mousse, and the classic chocolate fondant, among others (such as a killer cheese board). If you want to escape the city but easily get a taxi back into town and have a few post fancy dinner drinks, then this is your place.

Acorn

This award-winning innovative vegan restaurant is in right in the heart of Bath, literally a stones throw from the Roman Baths. Relax and catch up with friends over a glass of wine in one of Bath’s oldest buildings. You’ll be treated to a view of the abbey from their panelled Georgian dining room and a delicious meal. Their five course tasting menu is priced at £47.50 and includes tasty dishes such as radish sorbet with charred cucumber, pickled celery, samphire and pickled mustard seed, everything is perfectly matched with a specially chosen wine. Michael Deacon, who reviewed it for The Telegraph, proclaimed Acorn as “a lovely little place to sit, in a lovely part of a lovely town”.

Hudson Steakhouse

If you’re a certified carnivore, and not really into vegetables, Hudson Steakhouse is the place for you for fine dining in Bath. All their steaks are handpicked by their local butcher and aged for 35 days, they’re served with Bearnaise sauce and a red wine glaze. Although this restaurant is located in a Victorian pub, owner Richard Fenton has turned this place into a very respectable establishment. If you need a bit of iron in your life, but don’t want to splash the cash, go for the early evening special – steak, frites and a glass of wine, only £16.95. Delicious dining out but at a fraction of the price.

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