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The Dower House

16 Royal Crescent | The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath BA1 2LS, England
+44 1225 823333
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
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British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
16 Royal Crescent | The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath BA1 2LS, England
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101 - 110 of 255 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2015

Beautiful old building with the hotel occupying a part. Excellent service and menu with perfectly prepared dishes. Would definitely visit again.

Thank mountain88
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We were staying at the Royal Crescent hotel and ate in the restaurant. The restaurant manager Nicky was an absolute delight. Professional, friendly and efficient she know exactly what 'service' is all about. The food was really good, excellent choices and beautifully cooked and presented....More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 1 September 2015

stopped by for a cocktail in the lovely garden. the staff were very professional, friendly and attentive. came on a saturday afternoon and was pleasantly surprised that the garden was very quiet and tranquil. great way to spend a lovely secluded afternoon.

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 29 August 2015

The first treat is walking into the hotel and finding the garden behind. Hidden from the tourists it is a real treat. The welcome in the restaurant is friendly and all the staff are professional and very helpful. Perhaps the sommelier could provide a little...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Visited for afternoon tea. Pleasant and professional welcome and service provided was perfect - non-intrusive yet efficient. Afternoon tea was light and extremely well presented with a variety of leaf teas available. Sandwiches, cakes and scones all (appeared to be) freshly made on site. Elegant...More

Thank Grant A
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We were staying at the Royal Crescent hotel and had the 6 course tasting menu. The service was faultless, but unfortunately we didn't really enjoy the food at all. Too many blobs of different purees everywhere, some strange flavour combinations and unpleasant textures - it...More

Thank EssexMabes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The hotel and grounds in the royal crescent are amazing. We when for the tasting menu six courses, good quality but at £65 you would expect. Service was excellent with a strong team who knew what each person has ordered and fill your drink at...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2015

To celebrate my wife`s "special" birthday, our son (who used to live in Bath) suggested The Dower House and four of us had dinner there on a wet and miserable Friday night. We were initially seated in the bar and were provided with delicious canapés...More

Thank H0ppy
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We visited at the beginning of July and on arrival were greeting by extremely polite and professional staff. As it was a nice evening we sat outside for some cocktails before our meal. Several food selections arrived which were all lovely. We had asked for...More

Thank lildon1
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

We travelled to Bath for a belated birthday experience with friends. We were greeted by a friendly staff member and escorted to our table, we were offered water and had the menu for the afternoon tea experience explained. We opted for a mixture of the...More

Thank cannytripper
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Response from Marian B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about numbers,but am quite sure they will accomadate you! Good luck.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Royal Crescent | The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath BA1 2LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 823333
  • E-mail
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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