Eating, Drinking and Clubbing
Posted 12th September 2017 by Bath Hen
The best places in Bath to enjoy that special hen night.
There is a huge selection of restaurants to choose from in Bath, almost all of which are listed on the Bath Restaurants website. All types of cuisine are on offer, and there is a restaurant to suite every appetite imaginable. A few recommendations:
The Adventure Cafe Bar offers a fantastic breakfast menu for the morning after the night before, from Eggs Royale to our Full Monty, gorgeous Flat White Coffee to Blood Mary’s. You can also choose from a lunch menu of Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches and Soup with a thoroughly tested wine list and “alfresco” option on the private terrace. In the evening the Adventure Cafe becomes a vibrant cocktail bar, a stones throw from night clubs and other bars and just a ten second stumble to The Travel Lodge Hotel.
Bath Brew House. There’s something for everyone at The Bath Brew House. Of course there’s our fantastic micro-brewery and our huge main bar with carefully chosen local and international craft beers on cask and keg, our open kitchen with charcoal spit and our smokehouse for smoking any foods we can think of.
The Boater, perfectly placed on Bath’s tourist route between the famous Pulteney Bridge and Great Pulteney Street, this Grade II listed building is steeped in history.
CAU – Their menu embraces Buenos Aires cuisine, a melting pot of comfort food inspired by Italy and Spain alongside the jewel in Argentina’s crown, its beef. Drop in for some sharing plates and a beer over lunch or savour one of our speciality cuts and a bottle of Malbec over dinner.
There’s been a pub on the site of The Chequers since 1776. Downstairs you’ll find a menu of great tasting, high quality gastropub food, served in a warm and friendly pub atmosphere.
The Circus Cafe and Restaurant – Small, busy, much admired, family-run restaurant; serving seasonal, locally sourced, freshly cooked food; interestingly chosen wine list; charming and welcoming staff; sensible and honest prices. Set in a fine Georgian house in Bath’s most beautiful position – between The Circus and The Royal Crescent.
The Clifton Sausage. Sausage specials, great wines, brunches, roasts and much more. Situated in a wonderfully restored grade II listed building, with stunning terrace which boasts spectacular views over Bath’s skyline and the surrounding countryside.
Gascoyne Place Public House and Restaurant within a unique Grade II Listed Georgian building, situated opposite the Theatre Royal.
Hunter & Sons celebrates the culinary nature of both coffee and craft beer. With two espressos that change regularly and two batch brew filters, accompanied by five beer taps carefully chosen and accompanied by a limited selection of bottle selection drinks. There is also a range of small food plates on offer throughout the day.
Jamies Italian. For an exciting explosion of Italian flavour, look no further than Jamie’s Italian Bath. Offering truly authentic food and a contemporary, informal environment, Jamie’s is the perfect place to unwind with friends to enjoy fantastic rustic dishes which have been created with love and served with a twist of Jamie.
The Marlborough Tavern, The Marlborough Tavern’s recipe for success is simple: serve great tasting, home cooked food in a welcoming pub atmosphere and back it up with friendly, efficient service. It’s a place that everyone feels welcome in: from 20 somethings and young professionals, to families and grandmothers. It’s a formula that appeals to locals and visitors to the area alike.
Menu Gordon Jones. Exquisite european and british cuisine – expect the unexpected with a thrilling wide ranging menu.
The Olive Tree. Showcasing the very best of British cuisine. A frequently changing menu of fresh, beautiful and seasonal ingredients.
Pig and Fiddle. The Pig is The Pig is The Pig, it’s a one off. Everyone in Bath old enough to drink knows the Pig and they have probably passed many happy summer evenings drinking with friends in our beer garden.
With all-day informal kitchen-style dining headed up by double Michelin-starred chef Rob Clayton, The Porter is a fresh new addition in Bath for the inner socialite. There are two bars serving specialist craft beers and cocktails, a lounge and private rooms for meetings or celebrations, not to mention a calendar packed with a host of special events. Ranging from private fine dining evenings, to cocktail master classes, wine tastings, supper clubs and live music, there is something for everyone’s taste.
The Roman Baths Kitchen – Overlooking the famous Roman Baths and Bath Abbey this restaurant has all day and evening menus, with exclusive room hires available.
The Scallop Shell. Seasonal seafood served all year round. Winner of the Bath Life award for best restaurant.
Tagine Zhor. Bath’s only Morrocan Restaurant serving spice inspired cuisine.
Tasting Room Cafe and Bar is first and foremost a wine & spirit merchant with a secluded first floor wine-bar and cafe serving a great array of specialist wines and spirits along with a modern Mediterranean style food menu to complement.
The Vaults Restaurant, situated in the historic Bath Theatre serves classically British cuisine with a modern twist.
YO! Sushi Bath offers great value for money combined with a fun and colourful atmosphere. Choose from a range of more than 90 delicious Japanese inspired items such as warming soups, rice or noodle-based dishes, salads, tempura and hot classics like Prawn Katsu Curry, Chicken Teriyaki or Yakisoba noodles.
The Pump Rooms – Enjoy afternoon tea in the stunning setting of the Bath Pump Room.
The Bath Bun Tea Shop – Traditional and elegant tea shop.
Hands Tea Room – Traditional tearooms with full waitress service.
Sally Lunns Buns – World famous tea and eating house in Bath.
Hong Kong Bistro – Convenient for the Railway Station and Southgate.
Koh Thai Tapas – Relaxed and authentic.
Thai Basil – Handy Walcot Street restaurant.
Thai Balcony – Central and stylish.
Thaikhun – Thaikhun is an exciting new casual dining experience combining traditional Thai street food and an authentic, eclectic restaurant setting.
Wagamama – Big and efficient, located in George Street.
Yum Yum Thai – Kingsmead Square restaurant popular with locals.
Breakfast & Cafe
Boston Tea Party – A modern independent British café with a mission to serve good things in great spaces that nourish the body & warm the heart.
Cafe Retro – York Street.
Carluccio’s – Ideal destination for breakfast, coffee and pastries, a light lunch or a three-course meal. Situated in Milsom Street.
Cascara – Speciality coffee, juices and homemade cakes in the heart of Bath.
Green Bird Cafe – 11 Margaret’s Buildings.
Same Same But Different – Bartlett Street.
Society Café – Chilled, relaxed, urban living space. A must visit for your caffeine fix.
Wild Café – 10A Queen Street.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen – Chain restaurant with classic wooden decor, serving gourmet British beef, chicken or veggie burgers.
Handmade Burger Company – Award winning restaurant serving specialist burgers on sourdough or brioche buns and hand-mixed milkshakes.
MeatBusters – Cooked fresh to order great burgers, cocktails, lagers and ciders.
Smashburger – Located in Southgate in central Bath, Smashburger is the smash hit fresh from the US, transforming the predictably mediocre, humble burger into a must-try explosive taste sensation.
Turtle Bay – The best jerk chicken past Jamaica and a great selection of rum cocktails.
Grills and Pizza
Bath Pizza Co – Fresh, local bespoke. Wood fired pizza inspired by Somerset’s farmers and food producers.
The Oven Pizzeria – Artisan pizza done the right way, the latest pizzeria taking Bath by storm.
The Stable – A delicious pizza, pie and cider restaurant located in Kings Mead Square.
Ice Cream & Crepes
David Thayer’s Ice Cream Shop – Historic Bath ice cream company shop.
Swoon Gelato – Authentic Italian gelato crafted with passion.
The Real Italian Ice Cream Company – Family-run gelaterie offering a wide range of traditional ice creams, crepes and drinks.
Eastern Eye – Large and very good Indian Restaurant in Quiet Street.
Indian Temptation – This beloved Indian restaurant has made a name for itself in the local dining scene thanks to their authentic vegetarian specialities, generous portions and unparallelled commitment to service.
The Mint Room – At The Mint Room, the ethos is to ensure that tradition and modernity go hand in hand. tradition because they don’t want you to miss out on what has made Indian cuisine so renowned. Modernity, because they want you to enjoy innovative and exciting flavours that their chefs are just so good at producing.
Aqua – Very fine Italian in Walcot Street.
Martini Ristorante – Traditional Italian on George Street, complete with waiters manipulating their big pepper grinders.
Piattino – Independent, family-run wine bar and restaurant offering delicious Italian food in a tapas style.
Ponte Vecchio – Our restaurant is set in possibly Baths most scenic eating location next to the world famous Pulteney Bridge and river Avon. Serving the best of Italian cuisine in our elegant dining area or why not trya coffee, beer or cocktail on our veranda or outdoor terrace? We are always happy to help with planning that special celebration.
Sotto Sotto – Italian cuisine in its best form. Outstanding Italian food and service.
La Perla – Fresh menus daily.
Ole Tapas – A tucked away secret in the heart of Bath. Wide range of tapas available.
Tapas Revolution – Open all day, the menu guides diners on a culinary adventure across Spain, from breakfast in Barcelona to dinner in Seville.
Hudson Steakhouse Bar & Grill – Best steaks in Bath in a sophisticated pub conversion at the top of Walcot Street… Probably one of the best restaurants in Bath.
Miller and Carter – Milsom Street location, very central.
Hotcha -Chinese on Lower Bristol Road.
Italian Pizzeria Cafe 84 – Pizza on Lower Bristol Road.
Marmaris – Kebabs on Grand Parade.
The Masala Kitchen – Great Indian food.
Schwartz Brothers – Walcot Street & Sawclose. Simply the best burgers in the world.
ShakeAway – Milk shakes in Beau Street.
Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen – Modern vegetarian cuisine.
The Green Rocket – Award winning vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Bath.
Beyond the Kale – Organic juice and blend bar, perfect for breakfast and lunch.
The Bath Cook – 20 years of cooking with passion.The Bath Cook creates bespoke food that not only looks amazing but is irresistibly delicious. Catering to your specific culinary and budget requirements for your special occasion, hen party, wedding or birthday to make any celebration gastronomically memorable. Breakfasts, lunches, afternoon tea, canapés & suppers a pleasure!
Cavendish Cooks – Award winning service provides you home cooked, luxury ready to go luxurious meals for your own convenience.
Mother Hen Catering – Undeniably girly and are therefore popular with hen do’s and female clients. They offer a range of delicious food packages including picnic hampers, high teas, three course dinners and buffets, and work to create visually stunning spaces with the use of fresh flowers, candles, bunting, tablecloths, tableware etc – Perfect for hen party catering in Bath.
Demuths – Bath is an ideal city for a hen weekend with lots of accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Add a culinary twist to your hen weekend with a cooking experience tailor made for the Hen! From a hands on curry evening, pasta making to cake baking or cocktail making, you choose and we will design the hen party to meet your budget. Bespoke tailored options are available and suitable for any diet.
Bath Pubs and Bars
The Bath Pubs website lists all of the 100+ pubs in Bath. Hen nights in Bath traditionally cruise the bigger city centre pubs such as The Bell, The Tram shed, The Pig and Fiddle, The Slug and Lettuce, All Bar One, The Rat and Parrot, Gascoyne Place, O’Neill’s, and The Huntsman.
Chapter 01. This pub offers the best beers, with a focus on local and independent breweries but not ignoring quality brews from further afield.
Bath’s Circo cocktail bar and lounge is a chic blend of the old and the new. Featuring one of the most extensive back bars in Bath, there is a stunning array of cocktails on offer, as well as a comprehensive Champagne, wine and spirits list.
The Common Room. Don’t live like the common people! Come and lose yourself at The Common Room. We do draught, we do cocktails, we have a stunning range of spirits. We do retro for the nostalgic, we do glam for the party people. Relax, take a load off, or dance the night away on our disco dance floor. Whatever floats your boat. Whether you’re after a swift pint or a full on cocktail night out with the girls, we have it all. Bring your smile and friends and party all night long.
The Cork, comprising of two bars, two vaulted party pods and a conservatory and large al fresco terrace area, The Cork is the perfect pub to socialise, relax and watch live sport or have a full on party!
Dark Horse. The owners goal has been to create a space that is welcoming and relaxed, with the highest level of both drinks and service.
Hall and Woodhouse, which opened in the summer of 2010, is also proving to be very popular.
The Locksbrook Inn. A pub who’s food is firmly grounded in relaxed, gastropub territory, but with a few surprises. The menu’s packed with fresh ingredients and dishes for sharing.
Sub 13, handsomely decorated with sweeping leather booths and subdued lighting, we think it’s the perfect place to be, whether it’s for a party with cocktails or just a few quiet drinks. There’s a stunning garden to the rear as well as pavement tables to sit and watch the world go by …and the Champagne lounge is a real hidden gem too!
The Opium Bar is one of Bath’s best kept secrets. Hidden underneath Pulteney Bridge it is well worth seeking out for the classy drinks, friendly if somewhat eccentric staff and the sumptuous interior.
Zero Zero. One of Bath’s best premium late night venues. Guest list and table bookings available.