Below is a list of  independent restaurants that are local to us and/or recommended by our guests. There are many more places to eat in Bath than we have put on the list and try to keep it updated as best we can. Booking in advance for all the restaurants below is strongly advised at weekends and other busy times during the year.

You can download a copy of this list to print out by clicking here (PDF).

The Circus Cafe

34 Brock St, Bath,
Avon BA1 2LN

01225 466020

The bistro is run by a husband and wife team and has a great menu that changes every month. This is complimented by a short but very good wine list, friendly and knowledgeable staff and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Voted No 4 in the Times top 20 “secret restaurants that foodies love”

5 minutes walk

The Chequers gastro pub

50 Rivers Street,
Bath BA1 2QA

01225 360017

Very good pub food with gastro twist and lovely Sunday lunch. Last orders 9.15pm. Stock Bath Ales and good wine list. Michelin Guide . Its sister pubs are the Marlborough Tavern and the Hare and Hounds  – both a short distance from Hill House

3 minutes walk

The King William

36 Thomas St, Bath,
Avon BA1 5NN

01225 428096

Situated 10 minutes’ walk from us ( going out of town) it deserves it two recent Awards from Taste of the West. The food is simple but beautiful. On its website there is a quote “So good it brings a tear to the eye… well worth making the train journey from London, even just for lunch”  Giles Coren, The Times. The Bath chaps and the rice pudding with honeycomb, marshmallow and pear were stunning.

10 minutes walk

Rusticos Italian Restaurant

2, Margarets Buildings,
Bath BA1 2LP

01225 310064

This is a small  unstuffy friendly family run restaurant with really good homemade pasta dishes. We particularly like the fish dishes. Always enjoyed by our guests for its food an atmosphere.

5 minutes’ walk

The Olive Tree

4-7 Russell St, Bath,
Somerset BA1 2QF

01225 447928

The food has been described by guests as “art on a plate and tasting equally as good”. The restaurant is in the lower ground floor of the Queensbury Hotel and is approximately 3 minutes’ walk from Hill House. For that special occasion.

3 minutes’ walk

Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen

2 North Parade Passage,

01225 446059

We are not vegetarian but eat here regularly – as the food is creative and exceptionally tasty. If you have the opportunity, also try their elderflower and mint fizz cocktail – gets the evening off to a really good start. The only thing I would say when booking, try to get  a table on the ground floor rather than the basement.

15 minutes’ walk

The Eastern Eye – Indian

8A Quiet St, Bath,
Somerset BA1 2JS

01225 422323

A regular with our guests, The Eastern eye won Routiers Restaurant of the Year 2011. It is a lovely Georgian Assembly room with the colours of India and lovely food.

8 minutes’ walk

The Mint Room

Longmead Gospel Hall, Lower Bristol Rd,
Bath BA2 3EB

01225 446656

This is a fusion between great Indian cuisine and fine dining. The lemon sole with an Indian twist as a starter was magical. Mo the owner and his brother have done a fabulous job in re –inventing Indian cuisine for today’s

10 minutes by taxi but well worth the trip.

Bath Priory Hotel

Weston Rd, Bath, North East Somerset

01225 331922

For somewhere special at any time including afternoon tea, lunch and dinner. The high Edwardian setting is a beautiful backdrop to this award winning restaurant. Get their early to take aperitifs in the drawing room surrounded by beautiful paintings.

5 minutes by taxi  – or a 30 minute walk

Menu Gordon Jones

2 Wellsway, Bath, Somerset

01225 480871

The 17 cover restaurant is for the real foodie. As there is no menu you never know what you are getting but you will never be disappointed! The chef cooks close to you and he is happy to talk to everyone. A place for the real foodie who is unfussy (dietary requirements catered for with advance notice).

15 minutes by taxi

Sotto Sotto

10 N Parade, Bath,
Avon BA2 4AL

01225 330236

Always well recommended by guests but you will need to book well in advance.

20 minutes’ walk

Or 5 minutes in a taxi

Claytons Kitchen at the Porter

15A George St, Bath,
Somerset BA1 2EN

01225 585100

The restaurant is on the ground floor. In addition there is a beautiful bar on the first floor with tweed sofas and a live music venue in the basement. You do not have to leave the building for a full evening’s entertainment!

6 minutes’ walk

The Scallop Shell

22 Monmouth Street, Bath,

01225 420928

The best fish and chip shop ever! And yes you can sit down and have scallops, turbot or mussels with your chips! Only open till 9pm it does not take bookings. Instead you turn up and go on the reservation list. You are then directed to the pub next door who they telephone to let you know when your table is ready. It is a system that really works and the food is fabulous. Advice is to go as early as you can as gets very busy.

15 minutes’ walk

Hudsons Steakhouse

14 London St, Bath,
Avon BA1 5BU

01225 332323

For those who like steaks this is the place. Our guests always enjoy it – and not just for the steaks

6 minutes’ walk

The Real Italian Pizza Company

16 York St, Bath,
Avon BA1 1NG

01225 330121

There is nothing fancy about this restaurant but the pizzas are great! Having finished the pizza you can go next door to get the Real Italian Fegato (they cannot call it ice cream in this country apparently

15 minutes’ walk

The Corkage

132 Walcot St, Bath BA1 5BG

01225 422577

Run by a great wine enthusiast and a fantastic chef, this wine bar serving food has it all. It offers simple ” english tapas style”  dishes while you drink!  Jay Rayner said of it ” If I lived in Bath I would be here a lot,” We love its simple style and easy service.

6 minutes’ walk

Henry's Restaurant Bath

4 Saville Row, Bath,

01225 780055

This is our restaurant to watch! Several guests have eaten hear already and have loved the food  and surroundings – imaginative modern dining in a humble setting. It also offers a good  seasonal vegetarian and vegan selection

6 minutes’ walk