The Best Restaurants In Bath, UK

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Prior Park in Bath | © Joana Kruse / Alamy Stock Photo
Max Leak

Bath has long been a tourist favourite due to its stunning Georgian architecture and thermal springs, with an abundance of things to see and do. After a long day’s sightseeing, relax over a delicious meal. We look at the best restaurants that the city has to offer.

1. The Jazz Café

Bistro, Cafe, Restaurant, European, British, Pub Grub

The Jazz Cafe, Kingsmead Square, Bath
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Situated in central Bath and surrounded by rival eateries of every kind, the Jazz Café more than holds its own against the chain restaurants dotted around it. It is a reliable stop for breakfast, lunch or a light evening meal; the regular menu runs from the highly traditional to the fairly colourful, and is complimented by a frequent rotation of inventive specials. Vegetarians are particularly well catered for, and a cosy inside space combined with rows of tables outside mean visitors can be sure of comfort in whatever weather.

Peking Restaurant

The Peking Restaurant is the city’s oldest Chinese restaurant. This venue offers a variety of Chinese regional cuisines: Cantonese, Sichuan and Peking dishes are all to be found on the menu, including a variety of special seafood dishes and the Peking duck, which diners are asked to order 24 hours in advance.

1-2 New Street, Bath BA1 2AF, United Kingdom, +44 1225 466377

2. Yak Yeti Yak

Restaurant, Asian, Vegetarian

If you haven’t tried Nepalese cuisine, there is no better place to start than at Yak Yeti Yak. A quiet, family-run establishment, the restaurant is tucked out of sight in a basement space a stone’s throw from Bath Spa station. One safe option for newcomers is the set menu, which comes in vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties with a choice of black or yellow dahl.

3. Thai Basil

Restaurant, Thai

Thai Basil’s modest exterior hides a lavish interior dining space complete with Thai art and decorations. Diners can choose from a vast range of individual dishes and good-value set menus, with vegetarian options and levels of spiciness clearly indicated. The vast range of dishes on offer makes Thai Basil perfect for those who want to take the next step in their exploration of an enormously varied national cuisine.

4. The Real Italian Pizza Company

Restaurant, Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Vegan

Focussed, as its name would imply, on creating an authentic range of Italian pizzas, the Real Italian Pizza Company has established itself as a go-to alternative to larger chains. The restaurant’s easy-going exterior disguises a heightened efficiency in service and preparation, but even so the swarms of customers mean that casual diners would be wise to book beforehand.

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