By Guest Blogger Venetia De Ritter
Sink your teeth into The Great Bath Feast and make every mouthful count with this taste-packed itinerary. Bath is a very walkable city and all of these eateries are within a short distance of one another, giving you plenty of time to explore all that the city has to offer without having to consult Google Maps.
Breakfast: Café Lucca (1-2 Bartlett Street, Bath, BA1 2QZ).
Situated halfway up a cobbled alley at the top end of Bath, Café Lucca is part of the lifestyle emporium, The Loft. The menu is a fun twist on Italian cooking (hence, the name), offering everything from avocado on fancy bread (£8.95) to delicious grilled eggs with a choice of sweet cure bacon, country ham (£8.95), or smoked salmon (£9.95). Good news – the coffee is amazing, too.
Opening hours: 9am–5pm, www.cafelucca.co.uk
Lunch: The Oven (3-4 Saw Close, Bath, BA1 1EY).
A family run business offering a tantalising range of wood-fired pizzas. They’re running a deal as part of TGBF from 1st – 9th October, where you can have a Margherita with a glass of wine for £10. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, there are plenty of other options available, like the Ground Beef, Local Sausage and Ham or Goat’s Cheese, Caramelised Red Onions, Rocket and Pine Nuts (prices range from £9 – £12). They even do cheese free pizzas and gluten-free bases!
Opening Hours: Sun–Thurs 12pm–10:30pm, Fri–Sat 12pm–11pm, www.theovenpizzeria.co.uk
Tea: Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House (4 North Parade Passage Bath, BA1 1NX).
Why not travel back in time and have tea ‘old style’ in this quirky setting. I’d recommend The World Famous Sally Lunn Cream Tea, which includes half a toasted & buttered Sally Lunn Bun, with strawberry jam and clotted cream (£7.48). They also offer a Wheat and Dairy Free Tea for the same price, as well as a number of other cream tea options.
Opening hours: 10am–6pm, www.sallylunns.co.uk
The Garricks Head (7–8 St. Johns Place, Bath, BA1 1ET).
A proper gastro-pub without being gimmicky. It’s cosy, chic, and an all-round great place to eat! The Head Chef, Tony Casey, is running a Game Feast from the 1st–9th October using seasonal produce, like New Seasons Grouse with Potato Dauphine, and Roasted Pheasant’s Breast with Game Chips. Check out their website for more details about their special offers. www.garricksheadpub.com
La Perla (12A North Parade, Bath, BA2 4AL).
Set in the basement of an old building, this vibrant Spanish restaurant and tapas bar is super cool and offers a variety of tasty dishes. They create new menus daily, but to give you an idea their Pan Fried Goats Cheese with Tomato Marmalade and Black Olive Dust comes in at £6.50, and their Homemade Ham and Béchamel Croquettes are so comforting and cost only £6.25! Definitely worth a visit!
Opening hours: Tues–Thurs 12‑3, 6‑12, Fri–Sun 12 noon‑late. www.la-perla.co.uk
Drinks: Tasting Room Café and Bar (6 Green Street, Bath, BA1 2JY).
A wine and spirit merchant by day, a café bar by night. The Tasting Room serves a short bar style menu from Thursday to Saturday, with loads of scrummy wines and spirits to choose from. You can even arrange a tasting. What’s not to love?
Opening hours: Mon–Tues 10.30am–16:30pm, Weds–Sat,10.30–23.00, www.tastingroom.co.uk