Foodie’s guide to the healthiest lunch spots in Bath

There’s something in the city of Bath to suit every type of discerning foody thanks to a wide choice of inviting cafes, cosy pubs, and award-winning eateries all cooking up a storm.

Famed for its genteel Georgian tearooms, Bath now offers a lively vegetarian and vegan restaurant scene that pleases all types of food lovers with a wellspring of innovative cuisine choices to match those evergreen British favourites.

Best places to eat in Bath

Among the best places to eat in Bath is Apex City of Bath Hotel’s very own fantastic restaurant which serves classic French cooking with a modern British twist in a stylish setting. Here, diners can enjoy locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, with truly tantalising vegetarian options including Cornish hake fillet and Somerset cider braised cuttlefish.

You will always get a warmer welcome at Apex City of Bath Hotel – and the team is always happy to recommend other great local dining spots. So where are the best places to eat in Bath?

Your ultimate guide to eating out in Bath

Our Maintenance Manager Tim is a big fan of Boston Tea Party in Alfred Street, just a 10 minute walk from the hotel, for great, locally-sourced lunches and breakfasts – particularly its sweetcorn hash and smoothies. He also recommends Wild Café on Queen Street for its quirky, independent feel, and says it is especially good for a late breakfast or brunch.

Authentic southern Indian cooking

Tony from the Concierge team loves Indian Temptation in High Street which is only a five or six minute stroll via Kingsmead Square and straight along Westgate Street and Cheap Street. Tipped off about this vegan restaurant in Bath by some Indian guests of the hotel, Tony hugely enjoyed its authentic southern Indian cooking and said: “With these ingredients and cooking of this order, I am a very happy omnivore.”

Brittany, Front Office Supervisor, likes Beyond The Kale, an entirely vegan restaurant in Bath that uses only natural ingredients which she describes as “one of the city’s gems – stylish yet cosy”. It is literally across the road from the hotel, at Green Park Station, and is perfect for a sit-in lunch, takeaway, or after-school treat with the kids. Brittany’s personal pick from the menu is the falafel wrap or raw vegan lasagne, both of which she describes as “so tasty”.

All-organic ingredients

Freshly prepared smoothies and juices, made from all-organic ingredients, are also “really delicious”, says Brittany.

“My favourite treat is their chai latte which is vegan and delicious. My son, Harry (3), always has the banana bread. They warm it up and put sliced fresh banana on top. Fantastic, and full of the good stuff – without him even knowing!”

Her other great tip? “On the second Sunday of the month, the tables outside Beyond The Kale form part of Bath’s Independent Artisan Market, held in the striking setting of Green Park Station.”

Another popular option for Brittany is The Acorn, a modern vegetarian restaurant in Bath on North Parade and less than 10 minutes’ walk away in one of the most historic areas of the city. Her favourite starter from the evening menu is the oven-roasted Jerusalem artichokes, while her main course standout is the garlic dal with onions and fried rice fritters.

With so many great choices, eating out in Bath is a true pleasure.