Located on the quiet side street that connects two of Bath’s most famous landmarks – The Royal Crescent and The Circus – this welcoming, family-run business has a dual identity. By day, it's a relaxed café serving elevenses, good-value lunches and afternoon tea. In the evening, it is transformed into a buzzy, candlelit bistro with a tangible air of bonhomie. Chef/owner Alison Golden has been cooking for three decades, taking inspiration from writers such as Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson when it comes to sourcing and seasonal produce. A starter of duck liver parfait studded with port-infused morello cherries might be followed by loin of venison with curly kale and a rich red wine sauce, while those watching their waistlines might think twice before ordering calorific desserts such as steamed apple and gingerbread sponge.