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The Dower House

16 Royal Crescent | The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath BA1 2LS, England
+44 1225 823333
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (23 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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16 Royal Crescent | The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath BA1 2LS, England
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1 - 10 of 255 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a major tea freak and go to tea several times when in England. The tea at The Dower House was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. We went at an off time so were one of a few people there a couple of...More

Thank stewartcas
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Beautiful setting, great service, relaxing atmosphere and the afternoon tea was one of the best I've had. Plenty of choice and sandwiches were free flowing.

Thank tina d
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Had booked room and dinner for my husband ‘s 60th birthday. They couldn’t be bothered to tell us that chef couldn’t manage to do the a la carte menu that night until we sat down to dinner. They offered us the bar menu and recommended...More

4  Thank PerTheCat
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We went to have a birthday meal for my partners 65th. It was everything I would have wished for her birthday celebration. The service was very good and the menu was great. the food we ordered was prepared to the highest standard. We were meet...More

Thank eltelstafford
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Food and main service were excellent , no ambience in main entrance . We didn’t know where restaurant was (it’s in separate building ) and no one would tell us where to go , just sat there and nodded as we arrived . Ambience in...More

2  Thank psb21972
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your'e feedback on Dinner here at The Dower house, Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the meal and service in main Restaurant. will discuss with the team the arrival and conversation topic in the Bar as this is not our normal...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We went here for a birthday celebration which fell on a Sunday. It was a fixed menu but we enjoyed our choices. My husband had the roast beef & I enjoyed the fish. The chocolate dessert was suitably decadent. The staff were efficient & friendly....More

Thank CallySydney
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We stayed at he hotel for 3 nights for our 25th wedding anniversary, went to Dower House for a special celebration dinner and were not disappointed. Amazing wine list in which we overindulged, great menu in a beautiful setting. For me the best thing was...More

Thank BellyFullmmmm
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Congratulations on your'e 25th Wedding anniversary, Thank you for choosing the Hotel and Restaurant as the place to celebrate such a momentous occasion, glad we delivered for you on every level, we get so many comments on our Friendly, attentive but not stuffy approach of...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Beautifully appointed restaurant in the Royal Crescent hotel in Bath. The garden attached to it is truly marvellous. The food was sublime and this restaurant is Michelin star-worthy. The staff is friendly and helpful and make you feel really special. The sommelier's advice matched our...More

Thank Rsars
David C, Head chef at The Dower House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for such a wonderful review of The Dower house, Lovely to hear that every aspect of the Dinner you enjoyed with us delivered an amazing evening for you, will pass on your comments to the staff and We hope to see you return...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

We stayed in the hotel in August.for two nights.The first night we ate in the Circus with friends which is very good.The second night we ate here ,which as you might expect from the Royal Crescent Hotel is some leagues above.The food and service is...More

Thank PaulS2012
David C, Head chef at The Dower House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for such a lovely review, Very happy to hear that you found both Food and Service at the level expected from us, Will pass on your comments to the team and hopefully we will see your return in the very near future. Best...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Having read other reviews about this restaurant, we picked it whilst staying near Bath in order to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed, from the moment we arrived to the time we left. On arrival at the hotel we were escorted...More

Thank chrissylenny
David C, Head Chef at The Dower House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Congratulations on your 35th wedding anniversary, thank you for choosing the Dower house as the place to celebrate such a special occasion, very happy to hear that our restaurant lived up to expectations and that you had such a wonderful dinner with us, will pass...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
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Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Monday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Royal Crescent | The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath BA1 2LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 823333
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Description
The Dower House restaurant at The Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath –if an English hotel and restaurant have a more perfect setting, we don’t know of it. The frontage of the Royal Crescent is a masterpiece of Georgian architecture and the gardens, where The Dower House restaurant is set are leafy, secluded and lovely. Newly refurbished, The Dower House now features an elegant dining room and a super cool bar as well as a sunny terrace and manicured lawns for romantic al fresco dining. Head Chefs Gordon Jones and Mark Brega have created a modern British menu inflected with Asian and Mediterranean influences. Our pick? The French quail tart with creamed leeks and braised Puy lentils with Pommery mustard thyme sauce.
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