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Top Choice Historic Building in City Centre

Roman Baths

In typically ostentatious style, the Romans constructed a complex of bathhouses above Bath's three natural hot springs, which emerge at a steady 46°C (115°F). Situated alongside a temple dedicated to the healing god…
Top Choice Modern British in Bath

Menu Gordon Jones

If you enjoy dining with an element of surprise, then Gordon Jones' restaurant will be right up your culinary boulevard. Menus are dreamt up daily and showcase the chef's taste for experimental ingredients (eel, hag…
Top Choice Modern British in Royal Crescent & Northern Bath


Chef Ali Golden has turned this bistro into one of Bath's destination addresses. Her taste is for British dishes with a Continental twist, à la the late British food writer Elizabeth David: rabbit, Wiltshire lamb an…
Top Choice Architecture in Royal Crescent & Northern Bath

Royal Crescent

Bath is famous for its glorious Georgian architecture, and it doesn't get any grander than this semicircular terrace of majestic town houses overlooking the green sweep of Royal Victoria Park. Designed by John Wood …
Historic Building in Royal Crescent & Northern Bath

No 1 Royal Crescent

For a glimpse into the splendour and razzle-dazzle of Georgian life, head for the beautifully restored house at No 1 Royal Crescent, given to the city by the shipping magnate Major Bernard Cayzer, and since restored…
Vegetarian in City Centre


Proudly proclaiming 'plants taste better', Bath's premier vegetarian restaurant tempts you inside with aromas reflecting its imaginative, global-themed cuisine. The wine flights (two/three courses £12/18) matched to…
Top Choice Cafe in City Centre

Colonna & Smalls

If you're keen on caffeinated beans, this is a cafe not to miss. A mission to explore coffee ensures that there are three guest espresso varieties and smiley staff happy to share their expertise. They'll even tell y…
Top Choice Pub in Royal Crescent & Northern Bath

Star Inn

Few pubs are registered relics, but the Star is that, and it still has many of its 19th-century bar fittings. It's the brewery tap for Bath-based Abbey Ales; some ales are served in traditional jugs, and you can eve…
Bakery in City Centre

Thoughtful Bread Company

Delicious handmade, slow food–themed pastries and breads. Also has a stall in the Saturday farmers' market at the old Green Park Station.
Top Choice Church in City Centre

Bath Abbey

Looming above the city centre, Bath's huge abbey church was built between 1499 and 1616, making it the last great medieval church raised in England. Its most striking feature is the west facade, where angels climb u…