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Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House & Museum

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whilst this is a cafe with history attached it really is little more than a tourist trap . The tables are sticky and for a tea shop what they serve is really poor . The staff are clearly under pressure to sell more to customers.... Pretty poorMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food, first time trying a Sally Lunn bun and will not be the last time. We tried 4 different ones, 2 savoury and 2 sweet all were excellent. Service was really good too, efficient and friendly would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quirky must do, we both had savoury Sally Lunns delicious 😋,some lovely looking served & our waitress very pleasant museums nothing special, but worth a visit

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited during the extremely busy Easter weekend. Had this place recommended by a friend. Queued for 30mins for a table. Seated upstairs on middle floor. Very traditional decor and furniture, maybe not updated since 1500? Food traditional, Sally Lunn seems to be a huge...piece of white bread, I had it with cinnamon butter. It was ok. Our floor had a kitchen with the door open could see right in and smell all the kitchen smells. Bored looking waiter who took our order. I don’t know what I was expecting but I won’t bother returning.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are certainly cheaper places to eat but the service is reasonable and they offer different things to your standard fare, very nice food and one of those things you should do when in Bath even if only once. We missed it last time we...were here but booked a table this time (although no line of waiting customers this tine !).More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I lived in Bath until 48 years ago and never ate at Sally Lunn's. We promised ourselves that if we ever visited the city again, we would have a meal in Sally's. This we achieved as our last thing we did on...this visit to Bath, and it was everything that we had anticipated. I ate duck on a Sally Lunn trencher and followed it with a Sally Lunn bun bread pudding. That is something to behold - worth the visit alone! The duck was nicely cooked and very tasty. Fortunately, we had booked some weeks before, as it was very busy and there were plenty of comings and goings. It is only small, so I would recommend booking ahead, and it is a "must do" when in Bath. The staff were lovely. At times it feels as though you are in a goldfish bowl as many walking tours stop outside the front of the building, because of its history, and many photos are taken. It is a little pricey, but you are paying for the experience.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Sally Lunn cream tea but I made it a cream coffee. It’s good but If you’re wondering, the bun is more a loaf-yummy but not sweet. Went downstairs to the museum and had a grand time with Beverly and Vivienne! They made a...good experience even better!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit around historic Bath with overseas friends was topped off by an amazing visit to Sally Lunn’s! We’d previously only had a home delivery order during lockdown (really lovely) but had never visited in person before. We were not disappointed!! With so much choice...on the menu, we had difficulty narrowing our choices down but were all so very pleased with what we received! Delicious! I cannot get enough of the cinnamon butter topping!!! The building too is gorgeous - a step back in time and the museum a must see! Final thanks go to the lovely waiting staff who couldn’t do enough for us! Well done team! We will be back!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slap me and call me Sally! Why didn’t we read the reviews! After eating at so many great restaurants we must have been a little bullish and thought why not let’s give it a try, big mistake. Where do I start? The wine glass that...smelt like mop water, the salad that was drowned in so much dressing it must have been soup, my husband order the main dish of salmon, which took over 45 minutes to get after they brought him out some strange looking appetizer he didn’t order. Never asked us if we wanted a refill on our drinks or offer us water. The staff seemed to hide in the kitchen and when they came out didn’t even comment on the food that wasn’t eaten. Since when does salmon look like busted up mash potatoes? Please…. Don’t eat here.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Simon L, General Manager at Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us at Sally Lunn's, Bath's oldest house. I am so sorry to read your review, we obviously didn't get it right on your visit and made some mistakes. All of us here care so much about each and every guest that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first night in Bath, we stopped at Sally Lunn's for a light dinner. The restaurant is certainly historic as the dining rooms are filled with historic charm and sloping floors / ceilings. And, the dishes are certainly unique as many / most are...served on one of the restaurant's homemade buns. Overall, we left reasonably satisfied as the food was filling. But, we did not find the buns to be especially tasty or noteworthy in anyway. They were basically just the vehicle for whatever else was being served on the plate. And, after a little while, I regretted having a meal with some many carbohydrates as the ratio of bread to filling is very high and my dinner was also served with potatoes on the side.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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That’s so nice to know a little bit of history about the house. Thank you fo sharing that with me.
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Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House & Museum is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4