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Bistro La Barrique

#57 of 413 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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31 Barton Street, Bath BA1 1HG, England
+44 1225 463861
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very good value pre- supper menu/meal. Very good service, tasty food and good portions for a tapas bar. I suspect you need to book as by early evening it was full of happy customers creating a fun atmosphere

Thank Stewart G
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was really looking forward to visiting this restaurant. The staff were excellent and the service was great. However - I was disappointed with some of the dishes. The belly pork portion was far too small and not tasty enough for the price. And I would avoid the duck completely. It was tough and in the end, we gave up... More 

Thank Mary B
Paris, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The dishes are not bad but very greasy and not good enough for the cost! The portions are more than small (3,85£ for literally 11 oily green beans!). The portion of lasagna can't even been considered as a portion! Oh my, what is this restaurant about?! Making money?! I won't even mention the very expensive but tasteless (cheapest) wine that... More 

Thank lezleyyyy
Bath, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Really good food with sauces that are to die for. Good choices and lots for vegetarians. But the portion sizes are ridiculously small which means you need at least 3 of the small plates per person. This adds the price up significantly and if you add some vegetables ( which were poor actually) and the wine ( £6.50 for a... More 

Thank Biff61
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

My partner and I shared 8 tapas/side dishes and enjoyed all of them there was a great variety of flavours. The staff were very friendly and created a lovely family run atmosphere.

Thank wddaniels
Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We ate here as a large group some years ago. At that time the food, atmosphere and service was excellent. I was looking forward to a repeat performance and so we returned recently for family celebration and it was such a different experience. We were in the basement, which was cold, right next door to the kitchen and a service... More 

Thank Caz039
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We've dined here before, but not for a while, so were looking forward to a good lunch and we weren't disappointed. It's not always easy to anticipate which dishes work well with each other and the staff are very helpful. The nice Colombard accompanied our choice of Ratatouille, Leek Tart and Tagine followed by the Almond Bake which was really... More 

Thank Roger W
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

With such high praise for this restaurant we tried the pre theatre menu. The food arrived in good time and the waitresses were fine. The issue however was the quality and quantity of food for the price. When ordering tapas style food, you often question why it doesn't take too long to get to your table, how was it reheated... More 

Thank Explorer_Jacob
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a spur of the moment night out and it was a great start to the evening. The menu is unusually tapas style. We had the Pre-theatre menu which was two small mains and a side dish from a limited menu. It was absolutely delicious. The flavours were intense on the pork belly, the middle-eastern lamb and... More 

Thank Emily F
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Had pre-theatre supper here recently and had a delicious meal - two small plates each with sides made for a great early evening supper. There was a good choice of wine and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. We particularly loved the pork belly dish as well and would really recommend it. Seemed good value for money and we will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
French, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Barton Street, Bath BA1 1HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 463861

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?