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Allium Restaurant at The Abbey Hotel

1 North Parade, BATH, BA1 1LF

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The Abbey's facade is the epitome of Bath's elegant Georgian style, but beyond the pedimented portico entrance is a contemporary boutique-style interior. At every turn are lots of eye-catching artworks (including one of Warhol's Marilyns in the Artbar) and aesthetic flourishes, not least in the Allium, with its bare dark wood tables, wooden floor, drapes and a relaxed and unbuttoned atmosphere. This is the showcase for Chris Staines's expressive and often experimental cooking, which borrows from a number of cuisines to create his own unique style. How about pan-fried fillet of salmon with cauliflower quinoa, charred cauliflower, balsamic shallots and a mussel beignet, or pan-fried duck breast with miso-braised turnips, mushroom purée, figs and chicory? Such combinations work because Staines handles his ingredients confidently and intelligently. More familiar may be roast venison with red cabbage, sprouts, mushrooms and a sloe gin consommé, while starters can be of the order of Japanese-style salmon tartare with avocado, grapefruit, pickled Thai shallots and squid ink crisp, and as comforting as ham hock terrine with remoulade and piccalilli. Desserts can range from straightforward affogato to vanilla crème brûlée with cinnamon ice cream and caramel apple compôte and crumble, all elements combining to make an effective whole.

Further information

Tel: 01225 461603
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Chris Staines
Number of seats: 60
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £15.00
Sunday lunch: £24.00-£28.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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M4 junct 18/A46 for approx 8m. At rdbt right onto A4 for 2m. Once past Morrisons stay in left lane & turn left at lights. Over bridge & right at lights. Over rdbt & right at lights. Hotel at end of road
Nearest station: Bath

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