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The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants In Bath

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Updated: 15 February 2017

Famed across all of Europe for its beauty, you’ll soon be captured by the breathtaking buildings, fascinating history, charming atmosphere, and world-class restaurants of Bath. With a food scene to rival any in the UK, come to Bath for music, candlelight, great wine, and dining under the stars.

The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree, located inside Bath’s Queensberry Hotel, oozes elegance and style. Only the finest seasonal produce features in the modern British menu which also exhibits creative twists. Enjoy gourmet delights such as hand-dived scallops, poached lobster with caramelised orange, and hazelnut and cardamom moose with decadent chocolate sorbet. Full-bodied and heady, light and fruity, fresh and zesty: the sublime wines here are paired perfectly with the delicious main meals.

Address & telephone number: The Olive Tree, 4-7 Russell Street, Bath, UK, +44 1225 447928

Sotto Sotto

Sotto Sotto‘s contemporary Italian cuisine and mouth-watering menu is no exception to this rule. The restaurant is a stone’s throw from the Ancient Roman Baths, located in a cellar with striking brick walls illuminated by warm candlelight. A previous winner of ‘Best Italian Restaurant in Bath’ at Bath’s Good Food Awards, the excellence of Sotto Sotto in Bath’s food scene has not gone unnoticed.

Address & telephone number: Sotto Sotto, 10 North Parade, Bath, UK, +441225 330236


Menu Gordon Jones

Menu Gordon Jones explores adventurous flavor pairings to create truly exciting dining experiences. The daily ‘surprise menu’ offers only the freshest local delights, ensuring each visit to Menu Gordon Jones is new and exciting. The restaurant lists all its suppliers on their website meaning each individual product can be traced back to its local roots, right here in the region.

Address & telephone number: Menu Gordon Jones, 2 Wellsway, Bath, UK, +441225 480871

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Tilley’s Bistro

Tucked away in one of Bath’s cobbled alleys, wander along the charming Georgian shop fronts of this lovely back street before stopping in front of the stunning period facade of Tilley’s Bistro. Modern European influences inspire the menu which offers pre-theater and a la carte options as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Address & telephone number: Tilleys Bistro, 3 North Parade Passage, Bath, UK, +441225 484200

Circus Cafe and Restaurant

Situated in a former Georgian house, The Circus Restaurant is full of period charm and Bath’s fascinating history. It can be found nestled between two of Bath’s most iconic landmarks: the Royal Crescent and the Circus, both providing breathtaking examples of Georgian architecture. Outstanding expertise from chef Ali Golden and dazzling dishes have earned it a spectacular reputation in Bath’s food scene and various accolades.

Address & telephone number: The Circus Café and Restaurant, 34 Brock Street, +441225 466020

Aio Sardinia

Famed as an aphrodisiac, seafood is a classic accompaniment to any romantic evening and nobody in Bath does it better than Aio Sardinia. Fresh marine flavors are combined with the expertise of the Sardinian chefs here at Aio. You’ll find all the gourmet delicacies of a fine Italian restaurant and the warm, welcoming atmosphere of a local trattoria at Aio.

Address & telephone number: Aio Sardinia, 7 Edgar Buildings, George Street, Bath, UK, +441225 443900


Fantastic food and a beautiful courtyard garden make Casanis one of Bath’s most idyllic locations for couples seeking romantic escapes. The authentic French cuisine here is full of divine flavours and Casanis’ cellar boasts a great selection of wine and excellent range of cheeses. This award-winning French bistro has stylish French decor, low lighting and antique furnishings. The pre-theater set menu is fantastic value for money.

Address & telephone number: Casanis, 4 Saville Row, Bath, UK, +441225 780055

The Bath Priory

One of the city’s most luxurious hotels, The Bath Priory boasts a superb Michelin starred restaurant. The short stroll, through the city’s historic streets, from Bath’s centre to this country house hotel, dating back to the 1800s, is picturesque in itself, but the sight of the hotel’s stunning facade, sumptuous drawing rooms, and quintessentially English gardens is simply breathtaking. However, it won’t just be the architecture taking your breath away: the modern European cuisine here at The Bath Priory dazzles with its exquisite flavour combinations, delicate presentation, and quality ingredients. Stay in one of the hotel’s palatial rooms, or spend a day relaxing together in the Priory’s luxury spa beforehand.

Address & telephone number: The Bath Priory, Weston Road, Bath, UK, +441225 331 922


If the array of Greek meze dishes and the divine cocktails at this restaurant-bar don’t win over the hearts of diners, then the vaulted cellar, exposed brickwork, and warm glow of its low lighting are sure to work their magic. The diverse menu options at Opa are sure to tempt even the most discerning palates.

Address & telephone number: Opa, 14 North Parade, Bath, UK, +441225 317 900

Green Park Brasserie

Green Park Brasserie‘s commitment to serving fine quality food at reasonable prices has made it a firm local favourite. Enjoy a romantic dinner and the dulcet sounds of live jazz or infectious swing music at this Bath city centre favourite. The superb location abounds with history, the building that houses the restaurant having acted as the city’s bustling 19th century train station and the restaurant itself, the station’s booking hall. Marks of this fascinating past can be found in the brasserie’s charming interior.

Address & telephone number: Green Park Brasserie, Green Park Station Bath, UK, +44 1225 33 85 65