Dan Moon at the Gainsborough

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454 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
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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.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00–14:15
Sat, Sun 12:30–14:30
Dinner
Daily 18:00–21:30
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Phone number
01225 358888
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Dan Moon
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited with my mum and dad for a birthday Sunday lunch.
The food was delicious and beautifully presented.
The service was friendly and helpful but not intrusive.
The overall experience was excellent and I would most definitely recommend a visit.
I will certainly be booking again soon.

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LB
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. The Staff were so attentive polite and lovely. Felt very special and nothing was too much trouble.

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DD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was a quiet night, a Sunday, and were able to sit where we wanted. We chose the taster menu with wine per course.
Overall a very good but not exceptional dining experience. Two out of the 6 courses were exceptional- the risotto and the duck. The wine matches were very good, especially the dessert.
The staff presenting the food talked through the ingredients very fast and it was kind of hard to follow. They were lovely and friendly, but if anyone spoke English as a second language, I think it may have been difficult. Just an FYI.
The ambiance was intimate but perhaps the children at the table next to us altered the atmosphere. We dined late at 8:30pm and the kids were playing around with their desserts and toys, which wasn't really a match for the surroundings. They were gone by 9:00pm and by then the restaurant was quiet.
Value? Struggled with this- all in all it cost over £200 and we have done a few of these tasting menus in the past and really had a mixed bag with them but they are so interesting to try and anyone who ever complains that they are not full at the end of these, then you have missed the point of a tasting menu. It is not an all you can eat thing and waddle away from the table just because it has 6 courses - value does not equal amount of food on the plate. The wine for each course was well selected and we enjoyed each one. There is just something about the whole package that I think fell short and so when you think of value when something doesn't feel right, then that is what comes out as the criticism. Maybe it was just the kids at the next table and then the almost deathly quiet as the rest of the night went on. We enjoyed ourselves, the food is detailed and thoughtfully put together and I would love to return for a larger serving of the risotto- it was gorgeous

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AG
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch offer was outstanding value. Will definitely return.

Beautiful food well presented. Overall a great experience.

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B
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our time at Dan Moons restaurant was fabulous. Staff were so lovely and welcoming food was out of this world. AmaIng value. We will be back x

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A
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food and service - not sure it could be improved in any way.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic occasion with lovely food and wonderful service, thank you

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MC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to the restaurant for our wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed. The service was excellent. The food was also very good - delicious and beautifully presented. Overall this was very good value for money and I would recommend it to others

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P
London
44 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

3 of us dined here this week. It was very quiet yet for some reason we were seated next to a couple. Food was largely good but the plating is reallyvery annoying. The starter came in what looked to be a paperweight and the main in a bowl, resutling in the crispy elements falling instantly into the sauce and becoming soggy. Just totally unnecessary and annoying. We aren't planning to return.

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CG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Superb food particularly the starters for which we enjoyed the beef with fennel and the scallop risotto. It was however extremely quiet which detracted slightly from the overall experience. However I would definitely recommend for the food as it was outstanding.

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B
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, absolutely fabulous service.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

memorable evening - excellent food and service - well worth a visit.

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was exceptional - as we had only expected a pre theatre light meal. The level of quality was outstanding and a pleasant surprise.
The service was friendly without being overbearing. Also good advice on choice of wine.
Tiny comment: please turn the heating on a bit earlier it was a bit chilly at 6pm!!

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HL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch with business colleagues. Food was incredible, service impeccable. Will definitely be re-visiting. Great value for money (2:1 lunch offer).

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ER
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

lovely, great value lunch, perfect for eating with friends

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TC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tremendous food and excellent service and the restaurant is beautifully designed

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RE
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food in a great setting. Knowledgeable waiter who introduced each dish and accompanying wine. Highlights were the scallops and the duck from the tasting menu along with the flawlessly matched wine. Would definitely go back, a real treat.

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H
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The tasting menu was very impressive, with high-quality food, innovative pairings and beautiful presentation.
Service also was extremely good, attentive without being pushy.

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HD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We both had the Lambs best End & caramel tart. Flavour combinations were excisite with beautiful presentations. Bread selection & appetisers were also excellent. Staff are professional & well trained. Toilets 5*. Best dining experience we have had in bath

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable meal. Staff were friendly and extremely polite. I would recommend this venue for a special occasion.

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KI
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was bought for us as an anniversary present. We would never spend this much on ourselves so it was doubly special. It is the first time for a long time that I have not thought that I could h e done better myself at home. Such new tastes and textures - a lovely evening.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. We are looking forward to a return visit. Very impressed with every member of staff with whom we had contact

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CM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here 3 times in the last year and we love it. The food is outstanding and the staff are wonderful. Have recommended to friends and they also love it. Our favourite place to eat. It’s lovely to have the 5 star treatment on our anniversary and birthdays. We will be coming back very soon. Just lovely 😊

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ZH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Worth going just to have a conversation with the barman. Food was incredible. Go for the Duck.

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D
London
25 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited Dan Moon at the Gainsborough for the first time on Sunday evening as a treat and was delighted by the whole experience. Although quiet in the restaurant the atmosphere was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed the 6 course tasting menu which was very good value for the quality and taste delivered. My personal favorite was the fish course, scallop & prawn on a delightful bed of fish risotto but the smoked beef, duck, chicken liver pate, roasted plum tomatoe soup and lemon dessert were all cooked to perfection. Everything was well seasoned, texture and taste was evident throughout the meal and as I pushed out the boat with the paired wines the experience was equal to fine dining experienced in high end restaurants throughout the UK. Presentation was first rate throughout as were the attentive staff.

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KG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from London and had an absolutely amazing time at The Gainsborough - Dan Moon's food is incredible and well worth a visit. The Sauteed Scallop was to die for!!
I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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IT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there for lunch and it didn’t disappoint for evening dinner. Not the cheapest meal but you don’t go there for a cheap meal. You go there for exceptional food, and it was just that. Some of the best food I have had, and I have been to some top restaurants in my time. Highly recommended!

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GB
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it wasn't a disappointment! From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and attentive but not too intrusive. We enjoyed a relaxing cocktail pre-dinner and then opted for the tasting menu with wine flight. Each dish was introduced and complemented with a different wine. The portions were not too large, which left room for the subsequent course and at the end of the meal we were not over-full, just nicely relaxed. The staff were obviously very experienced and took time to ensure we were enjoying our evening. A wonderful experience!

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FS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, even better as it was at a 2 for 1 offer. 3 courses, excellently prepared and served, quite delicious. Wednesday lunch was a great time as it was quiet and comfortable. Will definitely be going again.

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DT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning meal with impeccable services worthy of its 3 AA stars surely it’s only a matter of time before Dan Moon and his team receive their Michelin ⭐️
Every course was cleverly executed with a great balance of flavours and textures with were a delight to the taste buds. Dan makes the most of wonderful local produce allowing the diners to sample his culinary skills to the maximum with dishes such as Chicken Liver Parfait with Raspberry Sorbet / Blackberry / Elderflower Jelly or Halibut with Curried Cauliflower Purée / Pakora / Roasted Cauliflower / Puffed Seeds Desserts included the stunning Chocolate Delice with Clotted Cream Ice Cream / Compressed Strawberries. While Dan obviously has a quality brigade with him in the kitchen let’s not forget that he’s ably supported by a superb front of house team lead by Chris and Sophie who deserve a special mention for the knowledge and enthusiasm in delivering the outstanding cuisine.
A huge thanks to all the team both front of house and in the kitchen for making our special occasion one we will always remember with fond memories
Guys you smashed it and I’m sure the accolades and awards will continue to roll in good luck to you all for the future 👊🏻

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant catered to a specific dietary requirement even on the tasting menu and made a personalised cocktail.

Great service.

Overall slightly pricey

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SC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I organised to take my new fiancé out straight after popping the question. I really want somewhere that would be that extra bit special to celebrate directly after.

It’s fair to say that the staff and Chef at the Gainsborough pulled out all the stops. Even organising some extra surprises throughout the meal.

I cannot recommend more!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An elegant restaurant where you can enjoy your dinner quietly with well present food.

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MS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A delicious three course menu, with excellent, attentive service. A bonus was the 241, meaning I could leave a generous tip. I’d definitely visit again when I’m next one Bath.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, location and value for money outstanding. Definitely won’t be forgetting our visit for a long time, this is a must visit venue. The lunch menu was fantastic value and the quality of the food and service was outstanding. Go there!

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TB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt the best meal I’ve ever had. A complete taste explosion with a service level I have never experienced anywhere else in the world. Absolute 1st class.

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VG
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Foodbest I’ve had in a long time and service is notably perfect

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience from the moment we entered the building. A superbly courteous barman who even offered advice on where to have my post lunch cigar, front of house was the epitome of cool professionalism and Pawel was a joy to chat too. Food was innovative and immaculately presented, and amazing value! An absolute pleasure to dine here in the wonderful surroundings.

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KI
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent in every way. Perfect food wonderfully presented. Very interesting and original combination of textures and tastes. Delicious. Highly recommendeded.

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BC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue, food, service and ambience.

Good value for money

Highly recommended

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