Where to eat in Bath, England
Anyone who knows me will know that when I plan a trip away, my first priority is to find out what the best restaurants and cafés are, what I can eat and how much food I can nosh my way through over the length of my stay. The right priorities in my opinion, so when I booked a weekend away in Bath, I conducted some serious research and made a foodie schedule of what to eat and drink in my allotted 48 hours. Here are a few highlights…
Walking through winding lanes and small back streets, I took shelter from the blistering cold in Yammo!, a cosy, family-run Neapolitan pizzeria. Its laid back attitude and simple, hearty Italian fare make a great combination. A glass of red wine and a calzone polpette, oozing with rich tomato sauce, juicy meatballs and creamy ricotta, went down a treat (it was so good I completely forgot to take a snap before it was all gone).
I found my spiritual home in The Canary Gin Bar, which stocks a vast array of mother’s ruin – including the local Bath Gin, which is only available in Bath and online. I opted for a classic Negroni (continuing the Italian theme for the evening) while my partner in crime went for a Bath Mule, made from Bath Gin, fresh lemon, ginger beer and wormwood bitters.
The spa city is famed for its thermal springs, but did you know you can drink its restorative waters? Take a visit to the Pump Room next to the Roman Baths and for 50p you’ll get a glass of the natural water. You might bounce back from the night before in no time but be warned, the water has a rather unusual taste…
No visit would be complete without eating a Bath bun. My top choice is Sally Lunn’s, home of the original Bath bun, but it was closed for renovations when I visited. Not to be defeated, I popped round the corner to the aptly named The Bath Bun to get my fix.
As my trip neared its end, I just about had time to dash into The Bertinet Bakery, grab a focaccia and collapse into my seat on the train. A weekend well spent. And well fed.