Dan Moon at the Gainsborough

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Contemporary British
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DAN MOON AT THE GAINSBOROUGH RESTAURANT

The Restaurant with its Georgian architecture, original artwork and impressive wine wall is open to hotel guests and non-residents. Enjoy exquisite cuisine inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients in a sophisticated yet informal environment.


MEET THE HEAD CHEF

Dan Moon

West Country born Dan Moon has previously worked at a number of top restaurants where he has achieved numerous awards and accolades, including three AA Rosettes and The Caterer’s Acorn Award. Taking inspiration from the desire to constantly innovate, Dan uses the best locally sourced produce to create stunning dishes which are delicate, beautifully presented and wonderfully flavoured. His passion and flair has taken the dining experience to a new level.


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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beautifully presented and the taste matched the presentation. Service was warm, friendly, very professional and efficient. Cocktails both the champagne and whisky were a joy to the palette and very tempting to have more than one. Food price was excellent since there was a 2 for one offer. cocktails and wine were very good but stiffly priced. If only we lived nearer we would be regulars.

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MH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pawel was an amazing host. He is an asset to the company. Absolutely great service and food

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PA
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent family lunch very much enjoyed by us all. Especially by the two Coeliac members of our family. They especially loved the bread and would love to know which gluten free flour was used!! One small thing was the granola gluten free?? A bit of reaction to that otherwise very good. We love it here and hope to return again soon.

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HA
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third visit and again an excellent lunch. Delicious combinations of flavours in each dish with interesting choices.
Thank you for a lovely lunch. Looking forward to the next one

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DB
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Generally a very pleasant evening. We had the 5 course taster and my wife and I thought 3 out of the 5 courses were exceptional, the other 2 were good but not the same level. Wine was very nice. Service was indifferent. We ate on a Monday night, not sure if that is of relevance but service could have been slicker and more accurate. Silly things like topping our water glasses up with still when we had ordered and paid for sparkling water, took a long time to order a drink after being seated and then being charged for large glasses of wine when we had small. The staff (actually lady running the restaurant) were not overly attentive. Will not put us off trying the restaurant again, but a restaurant wanting to be top end needs to get it right and sadly it wasn't 100% spot on this time.

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B
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Booked in for the excellent value Sunday lunch. Lovely restaurant, great food and service was impeccable. The only downside was that despite the restaurant being relatively quiet with plenty of seating available, they chose to seat a large family party with very young noisy children directly behind us, which spoilt what had been a delightful experience.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding lunch with awe-inspiring food. The presentation and the combination and intensity of flavours made for a gratifying experience. Would recommend and now on our list of places to eat in Bath. Nice environment, great food and without doubt the best place to eat in Bath.

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GT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been many times and is our ‘Go to’ dining option.
True class in every way and if it doesn’t get a Michelin star, it’s and absolute travesty !

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MH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Fantastic food, below average service.
Dan, your food deserves much better.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food. Service was ok but occasionally lacked finesse.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent 3 course lunch beautifully displayed and served. A good and reasonable wine list to accompany the dishes which are so artfully presented - and so delicious. The waiters are so pleasant yet unobtrusive. All in all, extraordinary value on the two for one deal. Well done Dan Moon!

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TJ
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly great chef serving a modern take on English fine dining.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to the restaurant twice with my husband and both times were amazing . Incredible food, brilliant service and excellent price. All the staff are incredibly helpful and attentive to your needs and we specially liked the waiter Pavel-he is lovely!!!

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SK
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice meal,lovely service but was a little underwhelmed with the set menu. The last desert really wasnt pleasant and I was not overly keen on the chocolate one. Also the tomato soup was average at best. The chicken amuse buoche was a triumph. Wine and bread and flavoured wines were very pleasant.

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delightful

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DO
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very poor for the price. Service was excellent but the dishes were boring and tasteless for the most part.

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PB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 2

Excellent value lunch. Food of the highest standard and beautifully presented. The only drawback is the ambience which is very quiet and the service is a bit "chilly" and stiff by staff who have a limited knowledge of English.

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KE
Bath
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious Sunday lunch, highly recommended. Very good value and service was excellent. We will be back soon!

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KA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice touches, great service . There were one or two things that did not max out on taste ie salted caramel tart and Parmesan broth on fish ...

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KF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 2for1 lunch deal is fantastic value for money. The food and service was second to none

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in Bath this restaurant is a must. We enjoyed the incredible value lunch. 2 three course meals for £38.
The gentleman looking after us, Kris, is a true credit to the establishment. Dan Moon and his team wowed us with every course, and this started with the bread and butter.
We will be returning for sure and ensuring as many people know about this incredible restaurant.

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r
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a table for 2 for lunch and the staffs were so polite and nice from start to end. They took care of us well and made the overall experience better.

We got the three different types of bread with three different types of matching butter before our courses which was really nice. We enjoyed the seaweed butter and tomato butter most.

We ordered the caramelised white onion soup and ballotine of smoked salmon with yuzu pearls and caviar. Both starters were nice but the salmon really amazed us. Good quality and fresh ingredients were used and everything matched perfectly.

For our mains, we got the roast tenderloin of pork which is inspired from asian cuisine and pork would be nicer if it was softer. But overall it was great. The other main was butternut squash samosa which was spicy so I did not try.

We got the panna cotta and chocolate ganache with banana ice cream and salted caramel purée. Panna cotta was great but I love the chocolate ganache more as the banana ice cream was so fresh and natural whilst the salted caramel purée had thin caramelised banana slices on it. The flavours matched well.

Overall the bill was £38 for the 3 courses for both of us and with the service charge, it was around £42 ish, which is an extremely good offer considering the quality of food and service.

I totally recommend this restaurant for high quality food and service, also the great atmosphere.

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OT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful lunch at the Gainsborough. The service was outstanding and nothing was too much trouble. The food was well thought out pieces of art on a plate, full of flavour and invention.
An amazingly good value meal for two with very high quality food and service- highly recommended.

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Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole evening was first class from start to finish. The service was excellent. Every dish was incredible and the wine was perfectly matched to each dish. Can not fault a thing!

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wines. Bread tools and butters also excellent.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent & good value, especially considering the 3 rosettes.
I would like, in particular, to commend the head waiter, who was helpful, courteous. Unusual in these times for a young man, he knew how to address customers & did not use the American vulgarity "guys" once in addressing us. People of a certain age, such as myself, see a red mist when their wives are addressed as "guys".
Keep up the good work. We will return.

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CE
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you eat nothing else at this amazing restaurant you must eat the 3 mini loaves of bread with the olive, sun dried tomato and salted butters! Amazing! Of course the rest of the meal was fabulous.

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OT
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When to Bath for a city break and had to try this restaurant. We decided to have the 7 course taster menu for my boyfriends birthday and we weren’t disappointed.
Lovely atmosphere, very helpful and friendly staff.
The food was absolutely amazing, every course was so different and exciting.
They even put a candle in the last dessert for the occasion. I would definitely return

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat food I ever had. I cried eating the lamb. I will be coming back. Amazing.

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very high end dinning, superb service and quality of food

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TH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant and yummy food for a treat as prices not cheap. Worth a visit when in Bath.

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k
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was some of the best food I have eaten in ages. Every dish was perfectly made, prepared and presented. Would recommend this restaurant to all

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, every element of my dish was outstanding.

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ML
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was stunning and service by the two gentlemen were fantastic. However, not all staff mirrored excellent service with cutlery being literally thrown onto our place setting as she seemed to be rushing around. A small dissatisfaction in comparison to the quality and excellence of the food and presentation. We would definitely return.

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, ambience, drinks
The Maitre D was a delight, but the lady that served us was cold and unfriendly, which was a real shame and the only negative.

An overall delightful lunch. Thanks

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C
London
16 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent as usual. And the service is exemplary. It’s just a shame that there is an outside door which blew in cold air and had hotel guests arriving with their suitcases while we were eating. And then a group arrived with their children and were disruptive. That spoilt the atmosphere for fine dining.

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TB
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Menu as ever exciting with slightly different tweaks. Wine & service also excellent. We have never had a disappointing experience. We’ll be back!

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SD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue with well trained and knowledgeable staff. Imaginative and tasty dishes, beautifully presented. Wines, even by the glass were great. Great experience.

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JM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my sons Birthday on Monday night - definitely a meal to remember!
Food was stunning in both presentation and taste
Service was superb
Will most definitely recommend and will be back!

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S
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner is french Normandy and she was impressed fantastic food tho beef dish a bit underwhelming wine fabulous hope to be an anniversary date again .

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