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Raphael restaurant is a much loved restaurant and wine bar located in the heart of the beautiful city of Bath. Open since 2001 Raphael has established an excellent reputation for serving fabulous European- inspired modern British food. Raphael has a cosy atmosphere and exquisite food, perfect for leisurely lunches, pre-theatre dining and intimate meals for two, the ideal place for any occasion. The head chef and his team create imaginative dishes using the freshest local produce available, with the emphasis on seasonality. At Raphael all of the mouthwatering desserts are made in-house, including the delicious ice-creams and sorbets. The friendly and professional staff welcome you warmly, whether
PRICE RANGE
£30 - £30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, British, International
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Succes a shame. Beautifull place, nice tables, some of the ladies were intrested. Dear owner, please tell your waitresses that the guest is the one Who makes the payment for their salary possible. The size of the dishes are very poor. I will not come...back, because the price don't match with the food i got. By the way, remove your " crispy mozzarella " and tell your guest its fried. Now i feel fooled. AnnemarieMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We are sorry to hear that you had somewhat of a disappointing experience. We would like to kindly reassure that all our food is freshly made in house and therefore no pre-made and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious flavours and inspiration from Italy, France and beyond. If you want a real treat try the mackerel followed by the burger. A quality restaurant to delight your taste buds.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024 via mobile

We’ve eaten at Raphael’s before quite a few months ago and had an excellent meal so as we returned to Bath we booked again. It’s a fabulous restaurant near the theatre and a few excellent bars. The service is second to none without being too...over the top. The table had some “bites” to start as we were all really hungry. So we ordered some homemade bread and some goujons on cod, incredible flavour and piping hot. A starter of beef hickory smoked croquettes with chipotle mayo was next for a starter , wow delicious and also quite a generous portion size. The main event for all three of us was the prosciutto wrapped pork tenderloin mash and broccoli, again tons of flavour , an absolute treat. This restaurant is an absolute gem , consistently good with great service and a wine list to die for. You have to book in advanceMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2024

Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Warm regard Raphael team

Reviewed 4 March 2024 via mobile

We visited Bath last week and had an excellent dinner! Starter bites were really delicious and all our mains were very good, steaks, pork and a beef dish. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to having you here dining with us again soon. Regards, Raphael Team

Reviewed 21 February 2024

Simple amazing and outstanding. Second time coming here and have to say the service, food, tastes and flavour just 5*****. Anniversary was September 2023 and birthday meal for my partner in February 2024. We will continue coming back here. Never seems to disappoint and being...in the heart of Bath Town is an added bonus. Keep up the continuous great work.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to having you here dining with us again soon. Regards, Raphael Team

Reviewed 19 February 2024

4th time here amazing food attentive friendly staff lovely ambience overall perfect evening, will visit again ..many thanks

Date of visit: February 2024
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to having you here dining with us again soon. Regards, Raphael Team

Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

The food at Raphael’s cannot be beaten! We stumbled across this little restaurant on a very rainy evening but couldn’t have received a more warm welcome. The wine menu is extensive catering for every pocket and taste. Our food was amazing - hubbie had scallops,...I had roast cauliflower with satay sauce followed by steak (cooked perfectly) and halibut with tomato and chickpea stew - please leave room for dessert though - I have never tasted a banana and peanut butter parfait like theres!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to having you here dining with us again soon. Regards, Raphael Team

Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

My partner picked this restaurant for Valentines weekend when visiting Bath. It’s cosy and traditional inside. Good choice of wine. The food was amazing and the service was great from a young lady despite it being busy. It’s a shame it’s so far away from...us.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to having you here dining with us again soon. Regards, Raphael Team

Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

This is our first choice of restaurants whenever we go to Bath. The food is always delicious, the wine choice is vast, and never disappoints. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and incredibly welcoming. Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to having you here dining with us again soon. Regards, Raphael Team

Reviewed 3 February 2024 via mobile

Exceptional food and amazing service. A special mention to Fiamma who went above and beyond the normal level of service. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to having you here dining with us again soon. Regards, Raphael Team

Reviewed 25 January 2024

Superb food, polite and attentive (though not overpowering) service and excellent wine Considering the quality of food and wine on offer, Raphael is excellent value for money.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to having you here dining with us again soon. Regards, Raphael Team

Reviewed 22 January 2024

We've enjoyed having lunch pre-theatre at Raphael's for many years but this was our first visit for some time. We shared the crab and lobster starter which was nice but both our mains courses were very ordinary. The bubble and squeak with the chicken dish...was pretty awful (barely eatable) and the burger was not very nice and I couldn't eat it all. We each had the pavlova as dessert. This was served in a supermarket-bought (not home made) meringue, which had no marshmallow inside as pavlova should have and virtually no cream. The berries were ok. We had a glass of wine each and espresso to finish which were fine as was the service. Overall the meal left us feeling very disappointed - this was simply not up to Raphael's standard. With 10% compulsorily added to the bill, the bill of £114 was a real shocker. Restaurant prices have all gone up since Covid but for us Raphael's have now priced them selves out of our reach and with pretty rubbish food as well we will not be coming back which is such a shame as this used to be one of Bath's best restaurants and so convenient for the theatre. Question: Why do retaurants compulsorily add a service charge to bills? Why can't they inlcude service in the bill? The added 10% adds a nasty sting in the tail to an already nasty bill. And surely restaurants should be paying their staff a living wage without having to add a surcharge to the bill? Let the prices on the menu be final prices please!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2024

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We are sorry to hear that you had somewhat of a disappointing experience. We would like to kindly reassure that all our food is freshly made in house and therefore no pre-made, supermarket-bought...More

Reviewed 8 January 2024

Amazing meal with attentive service with a fine dinning atmosphere. My fiancé and I shared the scallops and lobster for starters and had the steak for mains which was cooked to our liking. It was a real treat for our 1 night stay in Bath....Great for couples wanting a romantic night out.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2024

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We hope to have you dining with us again in the near future! Regards, Raphael Team

Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Booked here for a date night after reading reviews and was not disappointed. The wine list is phenomenal & so many options by the glass. The fact that the food is also as phenomenal as the wine list is a brilliant bonus. And great service....Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2024

Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to have you dining with us again in the near future! Regards, Raphael Team

Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Our visit was because of a recommendation from the Alexander’s and I’m profoundly grateful to them because we had probably the best meal of our lives! (Almost no hyperbole!) The food is exceptional, the staff are professional and the atmosphere reminds me of Parisian cafe...ambience. The price was very reasonable too. I had the beetroot and horseradish risotto - the flavours were far too moreish to describe here - and the curried pumpkin soup (especially the way it is served) is the most delightfully interesting soup in the world - the chicken was beautifully cooked and wonderfully presented. A trip to Bath is only complete if you’ve booked in to Raphael’s! Trust the Alexander’s, they know what they’re talking about!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Raphael Reservations, Other at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2024

Thank you very much for your lovely and kind review. We hope to have you dining with us again in the near future! Regards, Raphael Team

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Raphael Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5