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Allium Restaurant at The Abbey Hotel

AA rating
Rosette award to be confirmed

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Stunning modern brasserie cooking in a Georgian hotel

AA Inspector

At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef. Reassessment will take place in due course under the new chef. 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. From the menu 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.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef: Rupert Taylor

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 22
  • Wines over £30: 51
  • Wines by the glass: 15

Price guide

  • Starter from : 5
  • Main course from: 15
  • Dessert from: 8.50
  • 2-course lunch from: 17
  • 3-course lunch from: 20
  • 2-course dinner from: 17
  • 3-course dinner from: 20
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Accessible toilets


  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16
  • Off-site parking available: Manvers Street, Southgate Centre (charge made)

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16

Getting here

M4 junction 18/A46 for approximately 8 miles. At roundabout, right onto A4 for 2 miles. Once past Morrisons stay in left lane and turn left at lights. Over bridge and right at lights. Over roundabout and right at lights. Hotel at end of road

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