Dan Moon at the Gainsborough

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Contemporary British
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.


What 828 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph was very attentive and professional. Made a fantastic meal excellent!!

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CraftyGirl
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a treat for my Sister's birthday. I could not fault the experience from arrival to departure. I love this kind of dinning and regularly go to restaurants of this calibre. The food was incredible and the staff were friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend it and I look forward to going back on my next visit to Bath.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant and good food

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stevek
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’ve been to this restaurant 3 or 4 tines before and always found it good. Had a really poor experience on Sunday for lunch. Staters and puddings were good but roast beef was tough and chewy and got sent back, the replacement was the same, the gravy was also really bland - like school dinners.

The worst thing was the service, I had to ask for the table to be cleared after our mains after we’d stared at empty plates for a long time. We were then completely abandoned by the staff (it was 3.30pm) and I had to go to the hotel reception to get someone to retrieve our coats then walk around the restaurant and bar looking for someone to pay. A bizarre end to a really poor dining experience.

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AntonioC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing and both the food and the wines were outstanding. They even had a little surprise for my fiancé as we were celebrating her birthday.

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sampetty73
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was having dinner for my friends mini hen do, and it was excellent! Service was just right food was delicious!
Would 100% recommend....👍

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gainsborough provides a wonderful venue for fine dining with attentive service in splendid surroundings. Will definately visit again.

LG
LynneG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault the food, from the flavour to the presentation: from the quality of ingredients to the cookery skills.
The service was wonderful as was the bread and butter selection.
Great wine too by the way!
We will return!

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AnnG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Overall our lunch at the Gainsborough was a good experience. However when I booked on Open Table I added that it was a double birthday celebration. Later I added another person to the party and told the person who answered the phone which members of the party were celebrating birthdays so I was sure they would get the correct people. So on the day I was surprised and disappointed that when the pudding arrived there was no 'Happy Birthday' on the plate. I phoned the restaurant manager who tells me that you don't 'do' that anymore so why is there a space on the booking form to tell you?

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JeffR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service; will be back again soon

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was my wife's 65th Birthday when we visited Dan moon at the Gainsborough, while the food was superb I was disappointed when no recognition of this special event was made even after I had informed them both when booking and on our arrival.
It spoilt what was meant to be special.
Love the place but unhappy with this missing spark

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AlanW
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent as usual but G & TS rather expensive.
Plenty of room in the restaurant but not able to book at my preferred time through open table.

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Abigail
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect for a quiet meal with delicious food and very good service

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Nikko
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This is an elegant restaurant with a restrained ambiance. The food was delicious, without being outstanding and so appropriately priced. The champagne cocktail was a bit mean at £18 for a small flute - (if you have to open a bottle of champagne, then you may as well give the client a decent sized glass!)

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Priscarf
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great amazing food. So tasty. Brilliant value we had weekday two for one. Would love to go again. Perfect.

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janieb
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely ambience and excellent service. We’ll definitely be returning.

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glent
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal, not the cheapest, but as always, you get what you pay for.
Highly recommended.

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Sara
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We dined at Dan Moon’s at lunchtime. They have a two for one deal on their set lunch. The cooking was sublime. The service excellent, in the hotel and restaurant.
If you are anywhere near Bath make the trip you won’t regret it.

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vipHelenaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Went to Dan Moon for Sunday Lunch. It was the longest 3 course set menu lunch I ever had and it was exhausting. Waiter was gracious when I asked him to please do not forget our table but nothing changed. Food was very good but the overall experience with such wait times in between plates and even to get water was just too much on a Sunday. Front of House Manager gave me his card on the way out for next time, but they don't realise there is only one first time to make a good impression. Why not have a gesture when I am still there?

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JulieW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food great selection of champagne and wines and really good liqueur coffees. We had booked to celebrate a friends 50th birthday it definitely didn’t disappoint

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MargaritaS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food, reasonably priced. Will be back when in Bath

GC
GeoffreyC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Little bit more on customers service would be good, on arrival we felt push from one colleague to another. Lovely experience overall.

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BathMM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous birthday lunch. Couldn’t fault it. A lovely experience from arrival to finish.

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JackieF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fantastic lunch in great surroundings. The service is first class and the lunch deal offers brilliant value for money.

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SallyW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent lunch and very good value for money with you two for one offer.

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Pshsv
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sensational food and good service. Not great for people who are gluten and dairy free.

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Kathy
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the breads with different butters.The cheese board was very well presented as well as tasty. The chicken parfait starter was so rich but delicious a great depth of flavour. I enjoyed the Pork Tenderloin especially the salt baked celeriac. We will definitely be back.

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JamesC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Dining room very disappointing, definitely not the feel of a 5 star hotel, much more like a bistro. Dining room requires good quality linen tablecloths, very stark white paintwork needs to be ivory satin and quality curtains not Roman blinds. The food was excellent and the service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Expensive and pretentious

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annew
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to meet up with a very dear ex PMRAFS nurses way back over 40yrs. You could not fault the food , service and setting . We have been three times now and it never fails to please us . Food is nicely presented with love ,care ,attention to detail and above all tastes great . Great value for money . Look forward to going again .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 for a wonderful lunch at remarkable value on the 2 for 1 deal (3 courses).
Probably the best lunch we've ever had in Bath.

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BryanH
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’v eaten at this restaurant several times and will do so again next week. It is arguably the best in Bath, the Menus are superb and the food presented beautifully . The selection of breads and butters prior to the 1st course is a great improvement on the usual basket of sliced stick.
All 3 courses were excellent , the wine list is comprehensive and house wines by the glass are available.
Overall, dining at the Gainsborough is a most enjoyable event. Mr Moon is a most imaginative Chef.

PB
vipPaulB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

i took my wife for Sunday lunch and the food was excellent and very good value for money. Highly recommended.

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AndrewS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't normally do reviews, but for here I wanted to. Overall a great experience. Nice ambience (apart from one, slightly tipsy, loud mouth diner), attentive service and nice little touches- but the food, both ingredients & preparation were sublime! I believe the Gainsborough's restaurant currently enjoys a 3 AA red rosette rating, but the overwhelming impression I was left with after dining there was that Dan Moon appears to be gunning for his first star?!! Outstanding!

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AnnB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had set menu I have been regularly and have always enjoyed menu & food .I found this month's choice not up to the usual standard. But you can't please everyone.

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BobC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual an excellent meal. One of our favourite restaurants. We will be returning very soon.

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JillS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A delicious lunch with friends in very relaxing surroundings.

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TraceyD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely meal, great service, good value, Would definitely go back and also highly recommend.

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KarenH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful attentive service. Delicious and inventive food.

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peterv
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely sophisticated food in a modern tasteful environment at a very good price, Dan Moon’s 2 for 1 lunch is very good value.