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

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Bath is an important cultural capital of the UK and so with that, it is also growing a collection of eateries that offer both fantastic food, great location and perhaps most importantly, ethical produce. At these eateries, 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.

1. Green Rocket Cafe

Award winning vegetarian and vegan restaurant in central Bath. Green Rocket Cafe have a large menu offering everything from 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 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

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 found out exactly where all of your food is coming from. You’ll soon spot that they only work with fresh local produce. The restaurant itself is a basement restaurant in the Queens Berry Hotel. Their menus change regularly depending on the produce available, so if you have been once before it doesn’t mean you can’t go again.

The Olive Tree Restaurant

Address: Russel Street, Bath, BA1 2QF

Website: The Olive Tree Restaurant

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 have 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, but as much as possible they use the products that have been home grown in their own garden. Extra brownie points from us!

Restaurant at The Bath Priory Hotel

Address: Weston Rd, Bath, BA1 2XT

Website: Restaurant at The Bath Priory Hotel

4. Yum Yum Thai

Another award winning favorite on our list. These guys have worked hard to win a number of ‘Commission in World Farming Awards’, our favourite 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, their menu is entirely free of MSG, which means that you can eat happy and healthy.

Yum Yum Thai

Address: 17 Kingsmead Square, Bath, BA1 2AE

Website: Yum Yum Thai

5. The Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen

Acorn is a cozy, welcoming and modern bistro in one of Bath’s oldest buildings serving local plant-based food. All of their menus are interesting in terms of creating and mixing new flavors together. 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!

The Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen

Address: 2 North Parade Passage, Bath BA1 1NX

Website: The Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen

6. Chai Walla

Something a bit different for our next entry. Chai Walla specializes in Indian street food and in fact started their life out as a roaming kitchen van. They’ve since found full time premises and now that everyone know 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

7. The Circus Restaurant

This time we have a European food menu offered up by the folks at Circus Restaurant. Another restaurant that releases its suppliers list so you can be sure that you are eating happy. 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.

The Circus Restaurant

Address: 34 Brock St, Bath, BA1 2LN

Website: The Circus Restaurant

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8. The Bathwick Boatman

A popular spot right on the riverside the Bathwick Boatman offers a relaxed and informal restaurant. The menu is a great mixture of classic meals and ‘something a bit different’ type dishes such as Goat curry with basmati rice. All of their meat is farm-reared and free‑range, whilst the vegetables and salad are non‑sprayed and locally grown.

The Bathwick Boatman

Address: 1 Rockliffe Ave, Bath BA2 6QP

Website: The Bathwick Boatman

9. Same Same But Different

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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 menu regularly changes in line with the produce available. Their tapas is most popular with people opting for a range of the 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

10. Cloisters Restaurant

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Set in the original basement of Bailbrook Mansion House, which has been lovingly restored this 2 AA Rosette award winning restaurant is 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 Hotels 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. Produce is all locally and ethically sourced.

Cloisters Restaurant

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

Take your stomach on a date

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Bristol is well known for its forward thinking lifestyles and it certainly seems to be leading the way in terms of healthier and happier food production. The choices on offer made my mouth water just writing this list, so I hope that tonight instead of zapping a microwave meal you’ll take your stomach out on a date and treat it to one of the dishes offered by these restaurants. It will be love at first sight, I’m sure of that.

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