Nearby points of interest
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Allium restaurant overlooks one of the city’s widest promenades, North Parade. It was originally built to let the fashionable people of Regency Bath show off to the good and the great. Today, it’s still ideal for people-watching and lends itself beautifully to a sunny summer terrace for al fresco dining.
Relaxed and unstuffy, the only thing Allium is serious about is great food, wonderful wines and genuinely warm hospitality.
This classic menu with a modern twist has delighted guests and the nation's leading food critics alike, with The Observer’s Jay Rayner praising it for being “worth the visit to Bath” alone.
Bath, Somerset BA1 1LF
British, Contemporary European, Modern European
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 21:00
Friday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 22:00
Saturday: 07:30 - 10:00, 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 22:00
Sunday: 07:30 - 10:00, 12:30 - 16:00 and 18:00 - 21:00
£26 to £40
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Allium is very centrally located on North Parade, Bath. For guests arriving at the hotel you can pull up outside to unload, please do come into reception we can provide a loading notice for your car and assist with luggage if required, loading time is up to 20 minutes.
Manvers Street Car Park (BA1 1JN) is just around the corner from the hotel. The charge is £12.50 for 24 hours - approximately a three-minute walk away.
First Great Western trains run a direct service to Bath Spa station from London Paddington every half an hour at peak times during the week. The journey takes around an hour and a half. Journeys from Bristol Parkway take approximately 35 minutes and from Bristol Temple Meads around 10 minutes. Bath Spa station is five minutes walk from our hotel.
Private Party Facilities:
We create menu selections for private dining events featuring some of our signature dishes, using seasonal produce that changes regularly. Matching drinks and wine to your menus is an important part of your dining experience and our team will be happy to guide you through the tasting notes on our extensive wine and cocktail list.
We are also happy to cater for special dietary requirements, please just advise of your restrictions in advance. We also offer a children’s menu or half portions for under 12’s.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Allium Ratings and Reviews
WONDERFUL food. Well seasoned, great ingredients, top quality and nice portion size. We had artichoke soup, fish n chips, roast chicken, mushroom risotto and mushroom gnocchi - and we all raved about how much we enjoyed each dish. Nice wine list also. Will definitely be back next time I'm in bath!
Went to Bath to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and chose Allium for dinner based on press reviews. As it turned out the reviews were somewhat out of date (the Abbey hotel is no longer a Best Western). Nonetheless we were not disappointed.
The cheaper set menu is not available on Friday and Saturday evenings, but we weren't too disappointed by this, as it was a special occasion and it gave us free-rein to order from the full menu.
A salmon starter was excellent - beautifully cooked. But it was eclipsed by a crab salad with avocado ice cream, that was phenomenal. For mains, one of us had rib-eye steak. I'm usually sceptical about rib-eye, but this was wonderful. The other had ash-rolled beef rump, and this was wonderful - served alongside a slower-cooked cut of beef.
Dessert for both of us was poached rhubarb with (among other things) jasmine cream and green tea sponge. This was an inspired and delicious combination.
With two glasses of St Emilion and one of prosecco, the bill came to ~£110.
Very good restaurant will tasty and high quality food. If you are in Bath and would like a special meal then Allium is a fantastic choice. To better itself and really give itself a name it could be more creative with its food and have slightly swifter service however it is by far one of the best restaurants in Bath as it currently is.
Booked this Lunch for my son's PhD graduation, after being let down by another hotel in Bath. We were a table of 5 and I have to say it is one of the best lunches we have had. The food and service was excellent and we have eaten at many good fine dining/Michelin star restaurants and would put this on par with them.
The only small comment I would make is our waiter/manager changed during the meal and it would have been nice to say goodbye to him, due to his excellent hospitality.
Went for our wedding anniversary and it was a very relaxed atmosphere. Staff were great and made sure you knew you could take your time and that there was no rush. The food was utterly amazing and portions just right. We'll definitely return next time we're in Bath!
I'm an organiser at the Bath Festival, and we were entertaining writers and publishers post-performance. Thank you so much for accommodating people coming and going at different times - inevitable during live events, but so good to be able to offer them some good food, a glass of wine and a peaceful and pleasant room to sit in. Big thank you to your lovely staff in restaurant and bar for all their help throughout the Festival.
Had a brilliant time there on sat night. Food was very good - full of flavour, original and good portions! Service and ambience were outstanding. Even got some free bubbles to celebrate our anniversary Great night - highly recommended. Only downside was cheese was cold but it soon warmed up!
Booked this based on other reviews, did not appreciate this restaurant was part of the Abbey Hotel, but it didn't matter anyway. Close to central Bath and to The Huntsman pub, which is also recommended. Spacious dining area, with ample space between tables. Looked recently redecorated. Staff charming and efficient. We took the 2 and 3 course set menus, which were remarkably good value. The presentation and quality of ingredients/flavors were good. Starter of fish cake was a little low on fish, but otherwise nicely presented; the ham hock terrine was good, but hold back on the 'cover' bread for this to supplement the two 'toasts' provided. The mains of chicken and cod were good, with nice accompanying veg, presented nicely again. One minor negative was that the plates were not really hot, so the food cooled too quickly. The dessert of poached pear on a cheesecake mouse was beautiful; I often find restaurant desserts disappointing, but this was exceptional. Overall 4*, exceptional value and good quality; hotter mains plates would have resulted in a 5*.
We had dinner there mid week, we were made to feel very welcome on arrival. There was a good selection available on the menu and some excellent wines on the wine list so something for everybody.
The service was really good, very efficient and friendly. The food was also very good, hot , tasty and well presented, the sweet course was especially good, excellent taste and presentation.
Altogether we really enjoyed the experience though found it a bit expensive.
We had a lovely evening on Friday night to quietly celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary.. the food was very tasty and beautifully presented! It wasn't over fussy and very relaxed atmosphere. The bar was a cosy setting and you could have a private chat without being over heard. The staff were attentive but not intrusive - we will definitely go again...
The meal was, generally, a success. The food was well made and well presented and we enjoyed it. The only false notes related to one dish, which seemed a bit sparse until some additional mashed potato was provided, and the way that allergies are dealt with. My wife asked about gluten-free dishes and was presented with a big book analysing each dish. It took her ages to wade through this and conclude that her choices were somewhat limited. I'd make three points about this: (1) Why can more dishes be designed to exclude gluten? (2) Why cannot advice be provided without having to consult this big book? (3) Why cannot more dishes be varied for gluten-free customers? That grumble aside, we enjoyed the meal and some good and reasonably-priced wine with it.
The Food at Allium was in good quality, the portion of the lamb rump however was rather small in comparisson to the fish and chips, two wine glasses on the table were not polished including water marks on some of the cutlery, and the table mats appeared abit tacky, eapecially with one of them having a loose thread in the centre of the circular mat. The staff were very kind but I was abit disappointed on how slow they were to react to ask whether we had coats to hang or not. The only other point I'd like to add was the rather minimal options of desserts, and I would replace some of the curtains, particularly ones that show loose threads.
Our meal was delicious - particularly the starter - we both had crab with avocado ice cream and it was amazing. The waiting staff were friendly but had a slightly unusual manner - one wouldn't let me order chips as a side with my main and insisted I had green beans - very nice but I wanted chips! The only thing that really let it down is the ambience ... I think it is probably a combination of the fact that the dining room is a through room from the outside bar and the laminate flooring ...somewhere it just doesn't have the right feel.
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