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The Bath Priory Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

AA Notable Wine List 2018-19
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Confident modern cooking in perfect tranquillity

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

So named as it was built in 1835 on land owned by the priory of Bath Abbey, the present-day family-owned hotel and spa had a brief spell in the 1960s as a school dorm. Restored to its proper tranquillity on the western side of the Georgian city, it is dedicated today to the full range of creature comforts, from massages to modern cuisine, the latter courtesy of much-travelled executive chef Michael Nizzero. The dining room is all neutral hues and white linen, a relaxing setting for confident British cooking with a sense of style. An opening gambit is a soft-cooked duck egg with potato and pickled mushrooms, sauced in golden Jura wine, an opulent prelude to regally treated fish, perhaps sea bass with a medley of shellfish, puréed fennel and seaweed in champagne emulsion. Meats are typically offset with fruity notes, such as blackberries with the roast duck, or cranberries with venison loin, Amandine potatoes and wild mushrooms. The bravura finishing touch may be blackcurrant soufflé with matching sorbet, or figs roasted in red wine with caramelised walnuts.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12.15
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.15


  • Chef(s): Michael Nizzero

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European, French
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 453
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 72
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

Adjacent to Victoria Park.

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Bath Spa
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