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A 14th-century, horse brass–hung pub dispensing good grub and local ales.
Head here for crumbly breakfast pastries, leisurely lunches (mains from £6), tasty tapas (£4) and dinners strong on comfort food: think calves liver and French Beans, and hake with creamed potatoes...
Steak, steak and more steak is this place's raison d'être. Tuck into top-quality cuts from porterhouse to prime fillet, all sourced from a Staffordshire farmers' co-op.
Bath's best Italian, hidden away in a vaulted cellar...
It's not often you find Michelin-level dining inside a Best Western – but that's what you get at the Abbey Hotel, where renowned chef Chris Staines is in charge...
A poke in the eye for the corporate coffee chains...
Situated on Bath's hippest street, Sam's is a perfect lunch spot, with set dishes (including a daily roast) served from pans on the counter...
Serrano ham, antipasti, samosas and 20 types of olives fill the shelves of this designer deli.
Eating a bun at Sally Lunn's is just one of those things you have to do in Bath...
Vegetarian & Vegan
Even the most committed of carnivores can't fail to fall for this long-established veggie restaurant, which consistently turns out some of the city's most creative food – from cheddar soufflé served with figs, walnut...
Plates of tapas and high-class vintages are the modus operandi of this slinky cafe-bar, located above Bath's premier wine merchant.
Bakeries & Patisseries
Renowned baker Richard Bertinet now has his own cafe in Bath, where you can try his feather-light cakes and French-inspired pastries. He also runs a bakery school off George St.
This cool cafe is equally suited to morning cappuccino, lunchtime ciabattas and late night beers.
Bath's own kaiten (conveyor-belt) restaurant, with colour-coded dishes of nigiri, sushi and sashimi.
Renowned fromagerie that specialises in locally made cheeses.
Californian flavours such as achiote lamb, pacific crab cakes and spicy baja chicken take centre stage at this popular bistro, run by a couple of ex-LA chefs. The brick-fired pizzas are enormous, too.
Fresh pasta, chunktastic sandwiches and Italian cakes are the mainstays at this excellent deli, perfect for stocking up on picnic supplies.
Another quality gastropub opposite the Theatre Royal.
A local's favourite, this pub has been in business since 1776, but the menu is bang up-to-date thanks to young chef Leigh Evans. Forget bangers and mash – here it's Bath chorizo and spring onion champ...
The city's original lunch stop is still jamming in the punters with its zingy citrus drinks, fruit smoothies and gourmet wraps, soups and sandwiches.
Chef Ali Golden has turned this bistro into one of Bath's destination addresses...
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