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Fun and fine dining in Bath

Visiting Bath and want to know where to go for a truly spectacular dinner in a relaxed, informal atmosphere? These are some of our top picks for dining in Bath when you want to indulge but don’t want to dress up:

Menu Gordon Jones

This unassuming looking little restaurant is tucked away on Wellsway, a 15-minute walk out of the city centre but serves up some of the most stunning and creative food in Somerset. Michelin trained chef Gordon Jones crafts taster menus that will surprise and delight you with their breathtaking beauty and fantastic flavours. With space for only 20-covers, the restaurant has a long waiting list so make sure you book early.

Menu Gordon Jones is a great place to enjoy fine dining in Bath in a relaxed environment.
Menu Gordon Jones is a top pick for fun and fine dining in Bath.


A little corner of France in Bath. This classic bistro run by chef Laurent Couvreur and his wife Jill, Casanis offers the best in traditional Provencal cooking inspired by the meals of Laurent’s childhood. A former head chef at the Ritz Club in London, he uses only the best local seasonal ingredients to serve up mouth-watering Gallic dishes such as slow cooked confit duck leg.

The Olive Tree

A long established independent restaurant, The Olive Tree serves exquisite modern British food. Talented head chef Chris Leghorn takes advantage of rural Somerset’s rich and varied produce to serve a frequently-changing menu of mouth-watering, fresh, seasonal dishes. And before you even get to the food, expert mixologists at The Old Q Bar will prepare you fantastic cocktails using traditional recipes.

Sotto Sotto

Located in candlelit vaulted cellars, atmospheric Sotto Sotto offers Italian food at its best – simple dishes, skilfully prepared with top seasonal ingredients to ensure wonderful results. Traditional favourites with a contemporary twist. And the waiting staff serve diners with an efficiency and charm rarely found outside of Italy.

Sotto Sotto is a top pick for fun and fine dining in Bath
Fine dining in Bath: Sotto Sotto is Italian at its best

All of Panda Sanctuaries’ Bath holiday homes are within easy walking distance of these wonderful restaurants – or a short taxi ride for thos who prefer. If you are staying with us and want more information, help booking dinner or arranging transport, you only need to ask. We want to ensure you experience the best of dining in Bath.

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