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Dan Moon at the Gainsborough Restaurant

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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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Classy contemporary food in Georgian heritage surroundings

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

If it’s a blowout stay in Bath you’re after, its hotels don’t come with a more blue-blooded pedigree than The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel. Named after the eponymous artist, an erstwhile Bath resident, the place spreads across a handsome Grade II listed building dating from the 18th century. Looking elegantly understated with its unclothed tables, blue-and-white walls and caramel leather seats, the dining room is a suitably contemporary setting for Dan Moon’s impeccably up-to-date British food. Expect bright, fresh combinations and entertaining textures, all soundly rooted in an intuitive grasp of how things work together, as seen in openers such as smoked loin of rabbit with confit rabbit and foie gras terrine, balanced by pickled radish and sweetcorn, or chicken liver parfait with rhubarb sorbet, granola and red vein sorrel. Mains, too, are inspired by top-notch materials, perhaps roasted loin of Mendip venison with goats’ curd, pommes Anna, salt-baked celeriac, chanterelles and black pudding. Desserts also aim for maximum impact, as when Valrhona chocolate ganache arrives alongside honeycomb, orange sorbet, ginger and sour citra cress.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Daniel Moon

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 23
  • Wines over £30: 70
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 70
  • Off-site parking available: On street, NCP

Getting here

From St James Parade into Lower Borough Walls, left into Bilbury Lane.

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Bath Spa
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