|Subject: Re: Bath restaurants|
Thought I'd chime in with some fairly recent experience.
We were in Bath 6 months ago and without doubt the best restaurant
now is Blinis. It's in the basement of a deli and was the best meal
we'd had in 12 months and the price was high by Bath standards but
well worth what we got (had a 7 course tasting menu for under £50).
It had only just opened but I'm sure that by now reservations are
essential. It's owned by the same team that once owned Lettonie - a
2* restaurant that was one of the finest in England, but closed
because of the combined effects of foot &mouth and 9-11.
It's an upscale bistro.
Also, keep an eye open for the Cadbury's store in Bath. They have a machine that will make a 'chocolate photograph' of any picture you bring in (it's completely edible; white chocolate border, milk chocolate base and the picture reproduced in food colouring). Apparently there are (were) only 2 of these in the world - they make great gifts.
If you have transportation and want a 'Grand Meal' consider Lucknam Park. It's a gorgeous old manor house with very formal dining. Jacket and Tie are essential. It's about a 20 minute drive from Bath. But you will be pampered - the service is perfection, the food was excellent and (for me an excellent feature) they had a good choice of wine by the half bottle. The price was reasonable for what we got - half London prices; £45 for a 3 course meal (choice of courses).