Healthy Stomach And A Happy Heart: Conscientious Eateries In Bath, England - Updated 2024

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Bath is an important cultural capital of the UK and so with that, it is also growing a collection of contemporary coffee shops and eateries that offer fresh food, great location, affordable prices, and perhaps most importantly, ethical produce. At these eateries with lovely staff, you can rest assured that the food is ethically and in most cases, locally sourced. So, for the first time ever, you really can eat until your heart is content. Bath is a sweet haven for foodies because of its social calendar filled with farmer’s market events, wine tasting, and food festivals. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just yearning for a delectable dish from a local joint, indulge your palate in one of these top restaurants in Bath, England.

Quick rundown for 2024
Planning a trip and looking for what’s up and coming in Bath? Below are the hottest picks and happenings for all sorts of travelers to get your holiday plans rolling:

  • Events/Festivals: Presented by Saltford's very own Flourish Farm Shop and Restaurant, the Flourish Food Festival aims to bring the best family-focused food to the table. The event runs on 22nd and 23rd June, 2024.
  • Arts and Culture: Viral art sensation Mr Doodle is set to grace the Holburne Museum with his first-ever UK exhibit, beginning in 3rd May.
  • Accommodations: Bath's beloved sparkling wine brand Minerva Vineyard is launching its luxurious shepherd huts this spring. New accommodation offerings are also up for grabs!

1. Green Rocket Cafe

An award-winning restaurant in Bath, Green Rocket Cafe is located in the city centre and has excellent vegetarian and vegan menus offering lunch, evening supper, light bites, sweet treats, breakfast, and a range of organic drinks. To us, this just means that there is an excuse to visit this great cafe at every hour of the day! One of our favorite recipes among the vegetarian options is the summer coconut and cashew curry with baby potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and green beans. Yum. There are also gluten-free options so be sure to ask the friendly team if you want a gluten-free meal. We love Green Rocket Cafe because not only does their food taste amazing but they also aim to support local independent businesses and to create everything in-house using seasonal produce. That basically means no flying things in from far-flung countries; using the fresh produce that grows in the UK. Perfect.

Green Rocket Cafe

Address: 1 Pierrepont St, Bath BA1 1LB

Website: Green Rocket Cafe

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2. The Olive Tree Restaurant

One of the only restaurants in Bath to actually post online their suppliers list, this means that, if you care to look you can find out exactly where the ingredients of your delicious food are coming from. You’ll soon spot that they only work with fresh local produce. This restaurant with beautiful decor is located in the basement of Queens Berry Hotel and offers a striking and delicious menu. Moreover, its menu changes regularly depending on the produce available, so if you have been once before it doesn’t mean you can’t go again. Another must-try here is a taste of one (or more) of its broad variety of red and white wines from its chic wine bar.

The Olive Tree Restaurant

Address: Russel Street, Bath, BA1 2QF

Website: The Olive Tree Restaurant

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3. Restaurant at The Bath Priory Hotel

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At the heart of the Bath Priory Hotel is their Michelin stared restaurant. Their menus focus on offering local seasonal dishes with exceptional flavor and presentation. We love that the restaurant has really thought hard about catering for all. Not only is there a general a la carte menu but they have actually painstakingly created their own vegetarian a la carte menu. Not only that, this contemporary restaurant use products that have been homegrown in their own garden as much as possible. Extra brownie points from us!

Restaurant at The Bath Priory Hotel

Address: Weston Rd, Bath, BA1 2XT

Website: Restaurant at The Bath Priory Hotel

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4. Yum Yum Thai

Another award-winning favorite on our list. This food joint in Kingsmead Square worked hard to win a number of ‘Commission in World Farming Awards’, our favorite award being the ‘Good Egg.’ Now, the names might be fun but the message is serious; Yum Yum Thai is leading the way in terms of conscientious meat production; they use only free-range chicken, local new forest pork, and beef. Finally, its menu is entirely free of MSG and comes at reasonable prices, which means that you can eat healthily and happily. This eatery is just a four-minute walk from the thriving district and railway of Green Park Station.

Yum Yum Thai

Address: 17 Kingsmead Square, Bath, BA1 2AE

Website: Yum Yum Thai

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5. The Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen

Acorn is a cozy, welcoming, and modern bistro in one of Bath’s oldest buildings serving local plant-based but delicious food. All of the menus of this vegetarian restaurant are interesting in terms of creating and mixing new flavors together. Flavorful vegan options are served here as well. One of our favorites is the sauteed cauliflower heart with cauliflower puree, onion bhajis, potato, cauliflower rice, raisin, and lemon. Sounds like a lot right? Well it is and it’s gorgeous! Acorn’s 100% plant-based dishes are certainly welcome surprises to your palate.

The Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen

Address: 2 North Parade Passage, Bath BA1 1NX

Website: The Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen

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6. Chai Walla

Something a bit different for our next entry. Chai Walla specializes in Indian street food and in fact, started its life out as a roaming kitchen van. They’ve since found full-time premises and now that everyone knows where to find them, they are always very busy. There are lots of different dishes on offer so there is bound to be something to suit your taste buds, you can also follow them on Facebook to watch them testing out new recipes.

Chai Walla

Address: 42 Monmouth St, Bath BA1

Facebook: Chai Walla

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7. The Circus Restaurant

This time we have a British menu offered up by the folks at Circus Restaurant. Another restaurant releases its supplier’s list so you can be sure that you are eating happily. You will soon see from this list that all of the produce is sourced from the South West of England and as such the menu changes every month to allow for flexibility in available produce. We definitely recommend the Meze platters that will have your mouth watering at the third word on the menu. Aside from scrumptious dishes, this restaurant also has a wide range of wine and cocktail menus.

The Circus Restaurant

Address: 34 Brock St, Bath, BA1 2LN

Website: The Circus Restaurant

Information Suppliers List

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8. The Bathwick Boatman

A popular spot right on the riverside the Bathwick Boatman offers a relaxed and informal ambiance in its cabin restaurant. The menu is a great mixture of classic meals and has unique types of food and drink in Bath such as Goat curry with basmati rice and dessert wines. All of the meat used in this British restaurant is farm-reared and free‑range, whilst the vegetables and salad are non‑sprayed and locally grown. The prompt and attentive staff adds to the overall gratifying dining experience.

The Bathwick Boatman

Address: 1 Rockliffe Ave, Bath BA2 6QP

Website: The Bathwick Boatman

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9. Same Same But Different

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This heat wave is the perfect excuse to dine in our outdoor seating and enjoy the summer! Brunch all day everyday, tapas...

Posted by Same-Same But Different on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Using only local Bath-based suppliers, Same Same’s tapas and mains menu are presented on a 2.5 meter (8 foot) blackboard, that’s a lot of options! Everything is freshly made on-site and the chalkboard menu regularly changes in line with the products available. The coffee shop-like ambiance makes it a pleasant place to enjoy delectable meals. Their tapas is the most popular with people opting for a range of dishes to share. We’ll have one of everything, please! 

Same Same But Different

Address: Bartlett Street, Lower Lansdown, Bath, BA1 2ED

Website: Same Same But Different

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10. Cloisters Restaurant

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Set in the original basement of Bailbrook Mansion House, which has been lovingly restored but retained its elegant stone walls, Cloisters Restaurant is a 2 AA Rosette acclaimed establishment that’s a firm favorite. Don’t be put off by the fact that it is in a basement with its high dome ceiling and raised areas there is plenty of room and also gorgeous views out into the Hotel’s own garden. The menu on offer is primarily traditional dishes with a modern twist, such as their Corn fed chicken, purple potato, carrot, kale, and jus main course. All of the produce used in this stylish restaurant are locally and ethically sourced.

Cloisters Restaurant

Address: Eveleigh Ave London Rd West, Bath, BA1 7JD

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Take your stomach on a date

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Bristol is well known for its forward-thinking lifestyle and it certainly seems to be leading the way in terms of healthier and happier food production. The superb choices along with several vegan dishes on offer made my mouth water just writing this list. I hope that instead of joining the microwave-meal supper club today, you’ll take your stomach out on a date and treat yourself to one of these restaurants with friendly staff. It will be love at first sight, I’m sure of that.

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