Eating & Drinking
There’s no shortage of delicious and unique places to eat and drink in Bath at Christmas time.
If you’re busy Christmas shopping, browsing the Market or coming to enjoy the city’s attractions, make sure you rest and refuel with a hot drink and something to eat at one of the local cafes.
You’ll be spoilt for choice of where to dine for an evening meal in Bath. For top quality food with style, try Allium Brasserie, whose head chef Chris Staines boasts a Michelin star-studded career. If you’re in need of a little spicy heat to warm you though, head to Panasia Thai Restaurant, where fresh, authentic Asian food is on offer at great prices. The Kilted Chef is an excellent independent contemporary restaurant offering modern British food, with set lunches and pre-theatre dishes offering great value for money.
For those who prefer British cuisine there are many excellent gastropubs in the city, such as The Marlborough Tavern just behind the Royal Crescent. Home cooked food and a welcome pub atmosphere awaits you, with fresh ingredients from local producers.
For non-meat eaters, vegans and those requiring gluten free options, The Green Rocket Cafe offers a great vegetarian menu and range of organic drinks.
If you’re a fan of TV cookery shows and enjoy keeping up with celebrity chefs, then make sure you visit Brasserie Blanc, the recently opened Raymond Blanc restaurant. Or, if you prefer Italian, head up to Milsom Place and dine at Jamie’s Italian or Carluccio's. If you love what you’re eating, you can pop across to Jamie’s Deli to purchase the same ingredients used in your food, or pick up products sourced from artisanal specialist producers from Italy at the deli within Carluccios.
The Twilight Dinner and Tour package offers a great opportunity to explore the Roman Baths by torchlight, followed by an exclusive guided tour and a leisurely 3 course dinner at the Roman Baths Kitchen.
After dinner if you can still squeeze in a cocktail or two, try the chic Circo Bar and Lounge or Sub 13 - the mojitos are one of the best in town! If you’re more of a real ale lover then Bath has many excellent pubs that sell local brews. Small but snug, The Salamander serves a fine choice of cider and beers from Bath Ales and beyond, as does The Raven (also famous for its excellent pies.) Hall & Woodhouse, located in an impressive building that was once an old auction house, is also ideal to enjoy a relaxing drink, with plenty of board games to keep you occupied too.