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“Great Pre-theatre Dinner Location”
Review of Raphael Restaurant

Raphael Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 598 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$53
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Raphael restaurant is a much loved restaurant 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 mouth-watering desserts are made in-house, including the delicious ice-creams and sorbets. The friendly and professional staff welcome you warmly, whether you area visitor to the city or one of the regular clientele, many of whom have become good friends over the years. The wine list has been carefully chosen to ensure wines that complement the food perfectly, with reasonable prices, coupled with some amazing bin-ends.
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We went to Raphael's for a pre-theatre dinner. It is in a great location in Bath very near to the Theatre Royal and offers a very good pre-theatre menu at £16.50 for 2 courses. On arrival at the restaurant the staff are very friendly and welcoming. There were four of us and we all had various starters including the tart, fish goujons and mozzarella salad. For our mains we all went for the daily specials which were fish and lamb. All meals were tasty and nicely presented. For dessert we shared an assiette a dessert and a cheese board. There is a good comprehensive reasonably priced wine list.

I would highly recommend Raphael's for the food, ambience, very helpful attentive staff and it's location.

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Mark M, Manager at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2014

Thank you very much!

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Made to feel very welcome with great food and great staff.
If you have never been there you must try it.

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Mark M, Manager at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2014

Short, sweet but very much appreciated!

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

I first took my husband here as a surprise for his 40th birthday, as I had my work Christmas meal here and really enjoyed it, he is now 53, I can honestly say we have never had a bad meal, or witnessed anyone else complaining, we travel 70 mile round trip to eat here on mainly on Saturday
Lovely friendly staff, great choice of food, everything freshly prepared, so If there is an ingredient not to your taste, the chef will sort that, we usually do a lunchtime, but booking for evening is advisable
A set 2 course lunch is great value plus they have fab a la carte menu too, just amazing food, I hate chain restaurants as the meals always taste pre prepared and lack imagination,
One reviewer suggested it needed tablecloths, um no a tad dated and way to stuffy, it would ruin the relaxed bistro feel. Also the menu limited, prices leaning on expensive, comment below, I totally disagree. I believe you get what you pay for and for the quality it's exceptional valve. Great wine selection too!
If you are in Bath for a shopping trip pop in for lunch or after 7.30 once the pre theatre crowds have left, you'll love it !

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Mark M, Manager at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2014

Thank you for your lovely review. It means a lot to us that you have kept coming back over the years. See you soon!

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Near the theatre so convenient. Food was good, not very french. Atmosphere good. Menu limited. Price is leaning on the expensive. May go back again, but plenty of other restaurants in Bath with much better food, price and menu selection.

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Mark M, Manager at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2014

Sorry you found us average on the evening you came. We always do our best to excel and will take your comments on board.

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We went for a few days in Bath and were wandering around looking for somewhere to eat in the evening when we spotted Raphael near the theatre. We were later than the theatre crowd and the menu looked good and the restaurant inviting so we went in. We had a lovely meal in very relaxing surroundings and the service was excellent. I would definitely go again when we are next in Bath.

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Mark M, Manager at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to see you again.

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