This popular bath eatery has an impressive pedigree. Chef patron Robert Clayton has overseen the operation since its inception in 2012, and he previously garnered a Michelin star at an impressively young age while he was head chef at Huntsrete House Hotel. These days, Clayton can be found at this rustic-chic space, which features soft colour tones, exposed brick, and wooden tables and chairs.
The menu here changes seasonally, but is always inspired by Mediterranean and modern French cuisine. Following a pre-dinner tipple of an Old Fashioned or Dark & Stormy, guests can tuck in to a run of deceptively simple, ingredient-led dishes; pan-roasted scallops with Jerusalem artichoke and crispy pancetta perhaps, or maybe honey-roasted duck breast served with sautéed potatoes. Finish up with classic desserts such as panna cotta or sticky toffee pudding, while there’s a cheese board for more savoury-toothed diners. Further draws include a well-priced set lunch menu, and the impressively sophisticated children’s offering (mini fillet steak with chips and greens etc.), but there’s also a diverting wine list if you’d rather keep the kiddies at home.