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Al fresco Bath

Dining 'Al fresco' is one of life's simple pleasures. Although we may not always be blessed with the most clement weather, Bath does have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to eating outside. Whether this be riverside eateries, piazzas and courtyards; or even sun-trapped gardens who offer exquisite surroundings to match their culinary expertise.

 

We've handpicked some of the best fine dining restaurants, destinations and city centre locations for you to try this summer.

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Montagu's Mews at The Royal Crescent Hotel

16 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS
01225 823333
www.royalcrescent.co.uk

Montagu’s Mews is a glamourous bar and a stylishly snug and relaxed restaurant at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. 

Fresh, local ingredients, inspired style and flawless service. Somewhere to relax and treat yourself to special moments that become lasting memories. Step outside to enjoy dining on our terrace that comes complete with cantilever parasols, seasonal heaters and views over the idyllic gardens. 

 

From 6pm, Children 15 years and above may enjoy dinner in the main restaurant. Children under 15 years old may enjoy dinner in the Garden Rooms or Bar Area.

The Bath Priory Hotel

Weston Road, Bath, BA1 2XT
01225 331922
www.thebathpriory.co.uk

Escape the hustle and bustle of Bath's city centre for a cosy, casual dining experience with a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our all new vibrant and informal menu serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and supper is packed with seasonal, light and exciting dishes.

 

The terrace at The Bath Priory is a very special spot for alfresco dining and drinking, backed in early summer by the scented wisteria clad walls of the hotel and overlooking four acres of beautiful gardens. The perfect spot for a glass of Champagne or any other choice of tipple, everyone is welcome, whether to eat or simply enjoy a drink, with the terrace open from 8am until late.

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Flourish

Glenavon Farm, Bath Road, Saltash, Bristol, BS31 3TJ
01225 536644
www.flourishatglenavon.co.uk

Delicious food, beautifully prepared, served with a smile and enjoyed in delightful surroundings. Our restaurant is the perfect place to treat the family, meet with friends or to pick up something tasty to take away with you.

 

Our menu is designed to delight with something for every taste or diet, appetite or occasion. Everything is prepared with the freshest ingredients, thoughtfully sourced, seasonally inspired and often hand-picked from the Flourish Foodhall right next door.

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Homewood

Abbey Lane, Freshford, Bath BA2 7TB
01225 580439

www.homewoodbath.co.uk

Welcomed with a glass of Taittinger Champagne, a three-course dining extravaganza awaits. Whilst enjoying a tapas platter to start, you'll have your very own ‘Big Green Egg’ barbecue butler grilling your main event, you can also have a go at becoming a grill master yourselves!

 

There’s plenty of time to grab those ‘Instagrammable’ shots whilst sipping on a glass of wine before pudding is served to your dome.

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Plate at The Bird, Bath

18-19 Pulteney Road, Bath, BA2 4EZ
01225 580438

www.thebirdbath.co.uk

Alfresco dining is back! Top up your tan, enjoy the finest of cocktails and soak up the summer vibes on our Terrace.

Our ever-changing menus feature the finest ingredients from farmers and fishermen, hand-picked to create spectacular, playful dishes ideal for sharing and socialising over. Plate’s gregarious and relaxed atmosphere provides a great backdrop for the serious business of eating, and our signature bold designs and artworks make perfect conversation pieces.

 

An all-day dining menu is available. Plate also spills outside to our terrace into our cosy lodge and domes, served up with cracking views over Bath Abbey and beyond. 

Lucknam Park

Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 8AZ
01225 742777
www.lucknampark.co.uk

The new restaurant possesses all the romance and serenity of an English country garden and offer a seasonal dining experience where local produce, such as spring lamb reared on the estate’s grounds, and ingredients supplied by local suppliers.

 

Head Chef Alex Greene is the mastermind behind the new concept. Walled Garden Restaurant will perfectly complement the Michelin-starred offering at Restaurant Hywel Jones, providing guests with a week-round, all-day dining destination.

Open every day. Breakfast: 7.30-10.30am – Lunch: 12- 2.30pm (last orders) – Dinner: 6-9.30pm (last orders) – Lounge menu: 12- 6pm.

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Green Park Brasserie

6 Green Park Road, Bath BA1 1JB
01225 338565
www.greenparkbrasserie.com

Specialising in steak from local farms, the Brasserie produces a seasonal menu including burgers, buttermilk fried chicken, Cornish fishcakes, ribs, pastas, salads and more. The Brasserie is popular with locals and visitors to Bath and is centrally located in the city set in a former 1800’s railway station (Green Park Station) offering a unique dining experience. 

With two large, covered alfresco terraces, customers can enjoy cocktails, beers and wines or dine inside the Brasserie.

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Bailbrook House

Eveleigh Avenue, London Road West, Bath BA1 7JD
01225 855100 

www.handpickedhotels.co.uk

Dine alfresco upon the Cloisters or Conservatory patio overlooking the lawns at Bailbrook House. The acres of private grounds and surrounding Somerset countryside makes this a relaxing setting for outdoor dining.

Enjoy a light bite, freshly baked pizza or one of our renowned Hand Picked burgers. 

You can also choose to take afternoon tea alfresco.

Côte Brasserie

27 Milsom Place, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1BZ
01225 335509
www.cote.co.uk

Situated in Bath's trendy Milsom Place, Côte's large open terrace makes for an excellent alfresco dining option on a warm summer's day. 
 

The French inspired restaurant offers diners a friendly and informal dining setting as well as an ever changing breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Our new signature, 22oz Côte de Boeuf cut is a truly special Rib Eye sharing experience. We have carefully sourced our beef from selected British and Irish farms before maturing it for 30 days in our brand-new Himalayan salt ageing room.

Enjoy restaurant quality menus at home. Our collection of luxury boxes has been curated by Steve, our Executive Chef, to help you host without the hassle, from one chef to another.

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Bosco Pizzeria

Milsom Place, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1BZ
01225 690001

www.boscopizzeria.co.uk

Bosco is a modern pizzeria with an emphasis on informal, casual dining, drawing influences from New York to Naples.

The style of cooking at Bosco is simple, seasonal and ingredient-led, with weekly imports from Italian markets. The menu is made up of a variety of classic regional Italian dishes and pizzas are handcrafted in the Neopolitan style – light and airy with a very slightly charred crust.

The restaurant styling offers a contemporary take on a classic pizzeria with a New York vibe thrown in – a space that is full of atmosphere and always buzzing!

The Architect

The Empire, Orange Grove, Bath, BA1 1LP

01225 439610

www.brunningandprice.co.uk/architectbath

The Architect encompasses part of the ground floor and basement of The Empire Hotel in Bath.

It is situated on Orange Grove close, overlooking Pulteney Bridge with a small terrace that looks out onto the Abbey. You will find a bar stocked to the brim with wines, spirits and local ales as you enter through the grand entrance and then a large high-ceilinged room full of booths to nestle into and a mixture of sized tables for large or intimate visits. There is also a more private table if you’d like a special occasion away from the hubbub.

Being foodies at heart, our menu, is something of an eclectic mix, striking a balance of hearty pub classics, complemented by more exotic influences from around the world. It changes regularly and reflects the seasons but always offers a mix of traditional British dishes alongside something a little different.

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Bath Pizza Co

6 Green Park Station, Bath, BA1 1JB

01225 588886

www.bathpizzaco.com

The home of good times with award winning food and drink. Enjoy award winning pizza in our stunning alfresco setting in the old Green Park Station in the heart of Bath or click & collect for takeaway.

Bath Pizza Co also proudly offers two for £12 cocktails and drinks from the main indoor Brasserie bar where live jazz, funk, soul and swing music flows through the main restaurant (Green Park Brasserie's) doors.

 

Set underneath a stunning Victorian railway glass roof, next to the old ticketing hall, Bath Pizza Co were finalists at the National Pizza Awards last year and recently won Independent Restaurant of the Year at the European Pizza Awards.

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