The first thing you notice when stepping inside the Roman Baths Kitchen is the sense of calm. Just outside the doors, deep in the heart of the city of Bath, tourists and shoppers rub shoulders, buskers and entertainers gather crowds in the shadows of the famous Baths and the city’s Abbey, yet inside this restaurant you can feel a world away from these busy city streets.
The Roman Baths Kitchen sits looking across the square at the Baths themselves and its refined Georgian exterior is matched with a smart, yet relaxed interior which helps you instantly feel relaxed and looking forward to a good meal and good conversation. We received such a warm welcome and instantly felt at home.
The restaurant’s menu boasts a fine selection of British brasserie dishes with steaks, burgers and fish dishes all present, and you’ll find some real delights too, with starters like this Goats Cheese en croute with an onion chutney and beetroot.
Throughout the evening we remarked on the incredible flavours several times, from dishes which were clearly well thought out and put together, like the smoked salmon blinis which regardless of its size was a tasty and perfect way to begin the meal – simple and light.
The children’s dishes were a selection of classics which went down well, from huge home-made fish goujons with fries and peas,
To mac’n’cheese which my daughter loved as it was so tasty and again a generous size.
Mr Globalmouse opted for the fish of the day which was a good-sized fillet of Sea Bass served with potatoes and spinach. It was another well constructed dish.
I loved my falafel burger which was accompanied with a red pepper and harissa yoghurt and fries. It was packed full of flavour and really tasty.
We all found the dishes at the Roman Baths Kitchen to be really generous yet not so filling that there wasn’t a little room for desserts, and I’m so pleased that we did. I was only too pleased to share this waffle with black cherries and ice cream with my children as it was too big for one to handle after all the delicious food!
We all had such a lovely evening here, talking about the week and telling silly jokes. The atmosphere and family friendly foods made for the perfect night out together and we can’t wait to go back.
You can find out more about the Roman Baths Kitchen at their website.
We were guests of the Roman Baths Kitchen for the purposes of this review but our views are our own.