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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The Royal Crescent Hotel

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

Overlooking our green and pleasant gardens, hotel guests and non-residents can enjoy a wide range of delicious freshly prepared food from the "farm to fork" menu, all made with fresh locally- sourced and/or sustainably sourced ingredients.

When it’s warm and sunny what better place to enjoy an exquisite meal than our beautiful gardens.

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, a mid-morning snack or an indulgent Afternoon Tea, there’s something incredibly special about eating outdoors.
 

Pull up a chair, tune into the birdsong and tuck into some tremendously tasty food. 

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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Abbey Hotel Kitchen

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Homewood

North Parade, Bath, BA1 1LF
01225 461603
www.abbeyhotelbath.co.uk

Our stylish terrace is the perfect place to watch the world go by with a morning coffee, catch up with friends over a bite to eat, or enjoy a lazy afternoon tea under the shade of the umbrellas.

 

Plus, with cosy blankets and heaters, you can join us for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles or while away lazy evenings indulging in your favourite cocktails.

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. 

Boho Marché at Francis Hotel Bath

Bath BA1 2HH
01225 473351
www.bohomarche.com

The perfect spot to clink glasses and dine under the sun?
We celebrate the culinary cultures along the hippy trail to Marrakech – followed by rock stars, top fashion designers, artists, and writers in the Sixties and Seventies. Boho Marché also offers decadent alfresco dining on our beautiful terrace, which overlooks Bath’s historic Queen Square. Whether you’re in the mood for a lazy lunch, a relaxed supper, or a cheeky cocktail, there’s no better place to chill out and watch the world go by. 
 

 

Our à la carte menu is also served daily – but be sure to book as tables get snapped up fast!

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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.

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Graze

9 Brunel Square, Bath, BA1 1SX

01225 429392
www.royalcrescent.co.uk

Graze is home to a vibrant restaurant and microbrewery. It’s the place to eat in Bath for delicious contemporary food paired to perfection with award-winning beers.

Graze proudly offers customers a selection of fine ales, wines and spirits as well as a delicious selection of classic British and European dishes.In addition to this seriously meaty fare, you can expect a great selection of small plates, fresh seafood, and a tasty vegan and vegetarian offering.

The restaurant has two outside eating areas, one overlooking Bath Spa railway station and the other providing views of the newly refurbished Southgate Centre.

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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To promote your venue in the August edition, just email: craig@inbath.net