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The Dower House

16 Royal Crescent | The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath BA1 2LS, England
+44 1225 823333
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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16 Royal Crescent | The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath BA1 2LS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A special afternoon tea for 4 at one of the best addresses in Bath for a friend’s 50th birthday. Unfortunately it was not the experience we were hoping for. Part of the restaurant was busier with more atmosphere however we were seated in an empty...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing food as always in a great atmosphere. Can't get much more iconic then being on the Royal Crescent. Fab you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John_Henry1975
R7450GEdavidc, Head Chef at The Dower House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello John Thanks very much for taking the time to leave such a positive review, Will pass on the kind words to the team,thanks for your continued business with us here at the Dower house, hopefully we will see you return in the very near...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit disconcerting on arrival - the hotel lobby is deserted, dark & frankly not welcoming, but once in the restaurant all that changes. We were treated beautifully and fed extremely well. The only slight criticism is the waiter who was tasked with reminding...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank basedinsuffolk
R7450GEdavidc, head chef at The Dower House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for such a positive review, our apologies for the initial welcome, will discuss this with the team to see how we can improve it, first impressions are always so important. Happy to hear that once you found the Dower house the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a splendid evening here to celebrate a big birthday with family & friends. Excellent service from the moment we arrived in the bar for a pre-dinner drink and continued throughout the evening. Food was excellent and brilliantly presented and served. Excellent wine list and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bath_UKPatrickL
R7450GEdavidc, Head chef at The Dower House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Patrick for the kind words, so glad we helped make your special birthday dinner an occasion, i will pass on the feedback to both front and back of house teams, pleasure to cook for such an occasion and hopefully we will see you...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018

Food was good. Would have liked to have been served on English china instead of just white china they use at the hotel. Could have used a few more sweets on the tray as well. Enjoyed tea more at the Manor Home in Avebury.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LAFF_11
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

To celebrate 46 years of friendship, 9 of us went to the Dower House as it represented an important milestone in our relationship. 46 years ago we were students in Bath and the Royal Crescent hotel was the epitome of elegance and success. 46 years...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Glynis98
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a touch of class with your afternoon tea and cake look no further. A beautiful garden setting with pretty fruit trees, attentiveite staff who brought us cushions and blankets! An array of delicious teas, sandwiches and CAKES! We were all...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dannygeorge1348
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Hi Danny Thank you for taking the time to review the Afternoon tea you enjoyed with us. As you say you only live once, and if the odd defeat in life is inflicted by on us by cake then the world would be all the...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I booked afternoon tea which was served in the garden. Beautiful location and helpful attentive staff. We had a savoury and a sweet afternoon tea served with a glass of champagne. All looked and tasted delicious. We really enjoyed our treat.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Karen A
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Hi Karen Thank you taking the time to review the Afternoon tea you had with Your'e Daughter in our garden, very happy to hear you both enjoyed it, and the beautiful garden setting we are privileged to have here within the Crescent. hopefully we will...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018

My partner very kindly booked the Dower House for my 30th birthday and the first impressions were fantastic. The venue is stunning and the gardens you walk through to reach the restaurant are very inviting and provide the perfect setting for an evening meal. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank lizzieSD
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Hi Lizzie Thank you for taking the time to review the Dower house. My sincere apologies that on this occasion our service standards appear to have dipped, We treat all feedback we receive, both good and bad, with an objective and open mind and it...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

I am 53, my wife is 50 today .... this was one of the best experiences we have had “ so far “ , it is 100% worth every penny ..my taste buds have yet to recover .... if your in Bath don’t mess around...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank thankyoudavid
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Hello David Thanks for the lovely review of you're Birthday dinner with us here at the Dower house, so glad we lived up to you're expectations and managed to keep the taste buds happy, will pass on your'e kind words to the team, hopefully we...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Monday
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Thursday
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Friday
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Saturday
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Royal Crescent | The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath BA1 2LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 823333
  • E-mail
Description
The Dower House restaurant at The Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath –if an English hotel and restaurant have a more perfect setting, we don’t know of it. The frontage of the Royal Crescent is a masterpiece of Georgian architecture and the gardens, where The Dower House restaurant is set are leafy, secluded and lovely. Newly refurbished, The Dower House now features an elegant dining room and a super cool bar as well as a sunny terrace and manicured lawns for romantic al fresco dining. Head Chefs Gordon Jones and Mark Brega have created a modern British menu inflected with Asian and Mediterranean influences. Our pick? The French quail tart with creamed leeks and braised Puy lentils with Pommery mustard thyme sauce.
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