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“lunch at the Royal Crescent”

Afternoon Tea at Royal Crescent Hotel
Ranked #144 of 618 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The set lunch at the Royal Crescent hotel is fantastic value, very diverse and modern..appetising and at the same time beautiful. It is by no means terribly expensive and if you stuck to water you could have a 3 course meal of superb quality for approximately £30 or so They also bring a complimentary amuse- bouche and breads of great quality which they make themselves..I cannot praise this place highly enough .

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Thank judith s
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

I had this as a present from a friend. Not sure how much she paid for it, but it was a very good afternoon tea. We had some finger sandwiches, tea, mini eclairs, and I can't remember what else, it was quite a while ago. The setting was beautiful, we were lucky to be able to sit outside in their gardens, which made it even more special. A lovely treat, and a great idea if you're stuck for a present!

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Whilst the surroundings at The Royal Crescent are pretty and the standard of the food served is very good, value for money is not. I love afternoon tea, and have tried many of the best in the country. When you pay over £25 per head, you can generally expect the sandwiches and scones to he replaced until you’re full, but sadly, the Royal Crescent hotel does not understand this concept. Waiter's at Hotels like The Dorchester and Brown's in London, will ask you if you'd like more when a plate is empty, after all, finger sandwiches and scones cost next to nothing to make. But at The Royal Crescent Bath, the waiter was somewhat put out at my request for a second round of the tiny finger sandwiches. When we moved on and ate the single scone we each had, we were told that if we wanted another we'd have to pay for another afternoon tea! So if you expect more than a single scone as I did, you might want to consider other options. I certainly will not return for afternoon tea at a hotel that cannot give you more than one scone which must cost pence to make. This is a shame because the cakes and sandwiches were superb, as was the tea. The atmosphere in general at The Royal Crescent is rather drab and always has been, there are usually few people, around and no music to entertain you. The foreign waiters are also quite aloof and not particularly attentive, but the garden is nice in good weather and it is worth visiting for that alone.

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent hotel is a great experience - it should be for £25 a head - but it's one to remember. The Crescent itself is very impressive, the views before you go in are great, staff are supremely courteous and the setting is peaceful and stylish.

We made sure we were hungry, ordered a second round of delicious sandwiches, then worked through the Bath Bun, scone and jam, and five or so cake/pastry/tart options. We stuck with one of the teas to drink, but you can upgrade to a glass of champagne for another £10.

Save up, be hungry and enjoy.

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Thank j5183v
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent lacks the opulence and Georgian splendour of the Pump Rooms, but is very fine in every other way. On arrival we walked through the small foyer, out through the garden to an annexe at the back of the hotel. The dining area is quiet, overlooking la lawn and trees. The service was impeccable. We had ordered a vegetarian sandwich selection on booking, and I forgot to mention this when ordering, but the waiter was already aware of our choice. Throughout service was attentive, without being overbearing; we were asked if everything was to our liking, and felt generally 'well cared' for - an important part of the experience. The afternoon tea itself was wonderful. Very fresh sandwiches - (loved the smoked pepper one), and the scones and Bath buns were served warm. The selection of small cakes, looked beautiful - strawberry macaroons, green pistachio cakes, tiny lemon tarts, Viennese fingers, and a rich chocolate concoction - and tasted even better. A quiet, relaxing, decadent treat.

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Thank saritrace
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