The Bath Priory Restaurant

Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of The Bath Priory Restaurant

Silver Award

It’s only a mile from the city centre – and a very pretty walk at that – but the redoubtable Bath Priory is the epitome of cosseting country-house comfort.

Walls clad with ivy and buddleia look the ye old part from the word go and while the interiors could in no way be described as contemporary, the neutral colour palate in the formally dressed dining room (think thick curtains and carpets, and well-spaced tables properly laid with white napery) stop things from feeling stuffy.  

Outside, meanwhile, a suntrap terrace, with classy canvas parasols to keep the heat off, has a view over the garden’s colourful borders of flowers framing velvety striped lawns: just the place for a languid G&T and a leisurely read of the papers in summer.

With a kitchen brigade headed up by Michael Nizzero (The Waterside Inn, The Ritz Restaurant et al), diners can also look forward to high-end cuisine and a repertoire of classically inclined seasonal dishes.

Sourcing and timing are admirable – witness starters of native lobster with tomato, basil and parmesan, or smoked beef tartare dolloped with a garden nasturtium mayonnaise and caviar.

Meat and game loom large among the mains (think venison loin with wild mushrooms, amandine potato and cranberries, or roasted grouse with celeriac, bacon and blackberries) but there’s also line-caught sea bass with fennel puree, or halibut with cauliflower and sea vegetables.

Desserts such as blackcurrant souffle with ivoire chocolate, salted caramel fondant banana and mango and coriander mousse with coconut and lime sorbet are also beautifully executed. Vegans and vegetarians, meanwhile, both get their own a la carte and tasting menus.

Service is suitably “smart”, and a “great sommelier” is on hand to guide oenophiles through the exhaustive wine list. Lighter bites, drinks and afternoon tea are also available in the all-day Pantry.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Fine dining, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Romantic, Traditional, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celebrations, Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

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Location for The Bath Priory Restaurant

Weston Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2XT

01225 331922


Opening Times

Mon 12:15-14:00
Tue 12:15-14:00
Wed 12:15-14:00
Thu 12:15-14:00
Fri 12:15-14:00
Sat 12:15-14:00
Sun 12:15-14:00
Mon 18:30-21:15
Tue 18:30-21:15
Wed 18:30-21:15
Thu 18:30-21:15
Fri 18:30-21:15
Sat 18:30-21:15
Sun 18:30-21:15

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Guy S

28 March 2018  
Explempary, creative and tasty food combined with relaxed but attentive service and welcoming atmosphere. The rooms are beautifully furnished and very comfortable.
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