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The Dower House at Royal Crescent

16 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS, England
+44 1225 823330
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (23 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
“petit fours” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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16 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thanks to all the staff from the bar to the restaurant for a very memorable and relaxed dinner... Very good table by the way and pinpointed wine recommendation.

Thank crazyguide
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having only experienced Michelin star dining once before this was a real treat to savour. Service - outstanding Food - divine Wine - perfect for the occasion Ambience - couldn't have been better (Micky Flannigan would be proud) 😉😜 We were looked after by an...More

Thank VickRobbie
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House at Royal Crescent, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, Reviews like this make all the hard work from the team that goes into delivering Dinner worthwhile, glad you enjoyed everything about it and will pass on your Feedback to the team. Hopefully we will see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turned up without a booking, and not looking our smartest at this very smart place, but we were welcomed in. My husband had wonderful fish and chips, I had an amazing burger which was so stacked with yummy things I struggled to fit it into...More

Thank Mel M
David C, Head chef at The Dower House at Royal Crescent, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words, our All day dining menu is extremely popular, designed to be informal and accessible with just simple plates of really tasty food, glad you enjoyed and will pass on the feedback to all concerned. Hopefully we will see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for afternoon tea and was amazed to find a wonderful garden lurking in the middle of Bath. The buildings of the Royal Crescent exemplify the best of Georgian architecture and The Dower House forms part of the Royal Crescent Hotel. The hotel comprises...More

Thank gericUk
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House at Royal Crescent, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such kind and generous words, Our garden takes many people by surprise and is something we are very proud of and happy to have, It's a wonderful piece of Calm within the city. Glad to hear that all the teas, food and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch at The Montagu, which is part of the Royal Crescent Hotel but Tripadvisor doesn’t seem to recognise it. We sat in the magnificent gardens on a sunny day and enjoyed the tranquillity while eating from the all-day menu. Although not extensive, there...More

Thank David B
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House at Royal Crescent, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a lovely review of The Montagu, it does not have it's own Page as it's part of the Dower house, plus we have the main hotel page which for our size is about right. Glad you enjoyed the food, the surroundings...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to get perfect weather on the day of our afternoon tea, so had an outside table to celebrate 3 generations of birthdays. Served faultlessly by a lovely Portugese lady, our afternoon tea consisted of various combinations of sandwiches, savouries and cakes,...More

Thank Ian H
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House at Royal Crescent, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such a positive review of your Afternoon tea here at the Dower house, Nice that the Sun made an appearance for you, happy to hear that everything was as it should be and look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Birthday celebration dinner in the Dower House restaurant within the Royal Crescent hotel. Eduardo looked after us very well. Portuguese gentleman, soon to return to Portugal. Good quality seasonal food complemented by a very extensive wine list (maybe a little pretentious). Lovely gardens for pre...More

Thank 99PSB
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House at Royal Crescent, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a positive review of your Dinner here at The Dower House, Will pass on your comments To Eduardo before he Departs for Sunny Portugal! Hopefully we will see you return in the near future. Regards David

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Slight Hiccup upon arrival when there was no receptionist and I don't think anyone would have checked in the bar whether we were expecting to dine. After we asked for a menu everything went swimmingly. There was a good range of reasonably priced wines and...More

Thank DonR213
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House at Royal Crescent, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for such a lovely Review, Nice to hear you appreciated the Food we are cooking here, Comments like these always make us smile and are much appreciated by the whole team. Apologies for the hiccup on your arrival, Not our set standard and can...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Been on many cruises and by far exceeds 5 star treatment with all the knowledge of wine,cheeses, and meals. Can't fault anything except the goats cheese which was overpowering with our cheese board for dessert. Diffentally a meal to remember for our 50th

Thank blueneil
David C, Head chef at The Dower House at Royal Crescent, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words, Very happy that such a Special occasion for you lived up to your expectations, will pass on the feedback to the team. Hopefully we will see you return in the very near future, Thanks again David.

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Wow !!! What an amazing experience. I booked this to celebrate our friends 50th Birthday ! We had a three course meal. They brought out different type of breads which were delightful. The service was impeccable and so informative. From information on different wines &...More

Thank julia b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
Monday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
Thursday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
Friday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
Saturday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 823330
Description
The Dower House restaurant at The Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath –if an English hotel and restaurant have a more perfect setting, we don’t know of it. The frontage of the Royal Crescent is a masterpiece of Georgian architecture and the gardens, where The Dower House restaurant is set are leafy, secluded and lovely. Newly refurbished, The Dower House now features an elegant dining room and a super cool bar as well as a sunny terrace and manicured lawns for romantic al fresco dining. Head Chefs Gordon Jones and Mark Brega have created a modern British menu inflected with Asian and Mediterranean influences. Our pick? The French quail tart with creamed leeks and braised Puy lentils with Pommery mustard thyme sauce.
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