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“Out of my comfort zone”
Review of Menu Gordon Jones

Menu Gordon Jones
Ranked #2 of 574 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$51 - US$70
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Menu Gordon Jones is all about amazing food, with an element of surprise. All Chef's menus are seasonal, locally sourced and offer real value for money. To really tickle your taste buds try our dishes, all served by our friendly staff in a funky setting.
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Out of my comfort zone”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

After reading the great reviews myself and my partner decided to give the place a go. First lesson, read things more carefully.

We were greeted and immediately shown to our seats and an extensive drinks menu brought over. We decided on the wine, but next time will go for the 'doggy style'....

Not knowing what to expect an entree arrived of various bits and pieces including some Snails which were fantastic. It was quickly on to the first of 6 courses, the waiter came and explained what we were eating.... I wasn't expecting Eel!!! It was very very nice though.

Moving on we went through all the stunning courses, the duck was particularly fantastic, as were the 2 desserts.

Service was great, lovely atmosphere and the best thing, time taken between courses. (I hate being rushed ). We will definitely return.

1 Thank jmmh76
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

we dined here for lunch with 2 friends. Firstly it was the hottest day of the year mixed with the heat of the kitchen the restaurant was uncomfortably hot.

The restaurant itself is very small and the are not frills. The tables are bare and decor is a little shabby. The service is ok, small details like refilling wine and taking drinks orders could be improved.

More importantly on to the food....... Its out of this world. I did not expect such a high standard of food from a restaurant on a street corner without a Michelin star.

The element of surprise is also great its refreshing to hand over the power to the chef who clearly knows best.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank theomillie
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The man is a genius”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Having read some fantastic reviews and friends’ recommendations we have wanted to visit the place for a long time and we finally got our act together and booked a table (six weeks ahead!) for last Tuesday, for my partner’s birthday.  We both knew what to expect in terms of there being a set tasting menu. We didn’t want to get our expectations too high, but we were quietly hoping it would be tasty. Boy, were we wrong… The food wasn’t tasty, it was unbelievable! The flavours bursting with such richness and complexity, it was unreal. Starting with the bread and the different oils in little test tubes, on their own they tasted nice but, after the waiter’s recommendation, once we mixed them together the flavours became really intense. This was followed by the smoked eel with asparagus and the smoothest, sweetest mash you could wish for. The rabbit ravioli was beautiful as was the fish course that followed. With its lovely, soft fish and the different sauces and garnishes which accompanied it. This was followed by the fourth course of the most tender venison and sweetbreads in a lovely broth with fantastically meaty tasting foam. My description doesn’t really do justice to the amount of work involved in cooking these dishes as each plate was full of wonderful ingredients which were lovely on their own but eaten together they were heavenly. The waiters did explain what each course consisted of but it was not possible to remember all the ingredients when we were waiting to dig in! The main course was then followed by a beautiful sorbet and then the delicious dessert of polenta cake, apricots, mini meringues, cherries, honeycomb and other scrumptiousness.  The whole evening was such a treat and I would say, for me, the best meal I have ever had. For anyone who is wondering whether it’s worth £50 per head, yes it is! Go in with an open mind and be prepared for a real richness of flavour and if you prefer simpler, less complex food then The Bear next door does really nice pub food!

2 Thank Karolina K
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London, United Kingdom
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“Impressive, Original, Delicious!”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Truly impressive. As part of a surprise weekend away for my Mum's 60th, I relied on internet reviews to book this restaurant in Bath as we were coming from London (with high expectations too!).
The place is small, seats 18 people. You can see straight into the kitchen with all the guys preparing everything to an absolute T.
We were all so impressed, the food was complex, introcate and delicious. So much thought had been put into everything, including the table water having a touch of peach. The breads came out accompanied by chorizo and pesto infused oils, a foam hummous and deep fried snails. The 5 courses were all delightful and beautifully presented, smoked herring with raspberries, beetroot and crushed edamame, rabbit ravioli with caramelised hazlenuts, a sweetcorn sorbet palate cleanser to name a few! The staff were friendly, and Gordon Jones himself kept popping over to our table to explain the dishes and chat!

Highly recommend, great value as well. Will definitely go back when next in Bath!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank HendoLucy
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Back for more...”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

During our 3day stay in Bath we visited Menu Gordon Jones twice...both for lunch and dinner and were not disappointed.

Situated in the most quirky little building, a restaurant that sits less than 20 people with an open kitchen and a chef that cooks with his heart.

The menu is a surprise, so when visiting get ready for a unique experience. I can't wait to go back again!

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank TT_Daventry
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