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Raphael Restaurant

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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
US$41 - US$41
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mediterranean, European, British, International
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Coming from Bristol which is a bit of a foody hub, I wasn't expecting to find fireworks in Bath. How wrong was I?! This place is super special. The food was out of this world (depsite the menu sounding pretty simple, the flavours were complex...and unusual - go for the pork belly!); the wine was lovely; the staff super charming. If I lived in Bath I would be a regular. You won't regret a visit to Raphael!More

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

Really excellent venison with blackberry and parsnip. Altogether flawless. My first visit, but I don't expect it to be my last.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very lovely meal. Real positive: service is excellent. Available, but not invasive, always prompt and very polite without being false. Food excellently cooked. Would say that fries were disappointing and relied heavily on an accompanying sauce to save them. Also, none of the vegetables had...been introduced to any form of seasoning in the kitchen, which was disappointing. The meat and fish however were perfect. Desert was wonderful. A pistachio cake with a treacle ice cream which is possibly the finest desert I have ever had. We will definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Third visit now we travel from Wales just for this restaurant.The food and service here is always amazing ,what an absolute gem in the city ,can’t wait to return!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent team service. Prices vs. quality. You can appreciate in every detail the work and effort put into this restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Raphael's in Bath on Tuesday 14th December 2021. The positive's; A lovely restaurant with efficient service and a good choice of food. My wife loved all 3 courses she had. The negatives; I had the rib eye steak, which at...£30 was the most expensive dish on the menu. Really disappointing. The steak was at best ordinary and was a bit chewy. The triple cooked chips were overcooked and more like crisps than chips. Wasn't worth £20, we cook better steaks at home. I probably should have complained but I didn't because my wife enjoyed so much I didn't want to spoil her night. If they are going to charge £30 for a steak it should be memorable. It was but not for the right reasons.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Bath for 3 nights from Kent. Best meal I’ve had in years. Delicious food and fantastic service. Hope to come back soon!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food with excellent service. We always feel welcome and the atmosphere is inviting, especially the lighting.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Lovely calm atmosphere. We were recommended this restaurant by friends and we visited together (4 of us.) Between us we had the scallop starter, pork starter and the bread. All perfectly cooked and delicious. We had red wine and white wine,standard...bottles-both lovely. The waitress was attentive and friendly. For mains we had the burgers plus the special (sea trout) and the hake dishes. The fish was cooked to perfection and the burgers were clearly homemade with good quality beef. The chocolate ganache pudding and custard tart pudding were equally as divine. I had a margarita cocktail for pudding which was excellent. Couldn’t fault anything and felt it was very reasonably priced for such well presented and good quality fare.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 11 December 2021

If you've ever heard of The Curate's Egg (said to be "excellent in parts") then this applies to this restaurant. My meal was perfect. I had the hake and it was delicious; exactly as described on the menu. My friend likes plain, simple food without...relishes. She ordered the burger, which is described as follows on the menu: "Raphael burger – cheddar, pancetta, crispy onion, chipotle mayo, triple cooked chips - 17". When ordering she asked for no onion, mayo or pancetta - just the burger and cheese. When it arrived it had gherkin, sliced tomato and a tomato salsa on it. None of these were mentioned on the menu, so she explained to the waitress and asked for it to be replaced with a simple burger with cheese. When it arrived a second time, the gherkin and sliced tomato were still there, as was the mayo. She didn't have the will to send it back a second time so just ate the burger and not even the bun because it was smeared with relishes that she doesn't eat. Poor show.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Response from Raphael R | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes, it is not a problem. Have a great day. Katka
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Response from PeterJ1952 | Reviewed this property |
One of the public car parks, the largest and one of the nearest is probably Charlotte Street.
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Yes, Raphael Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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