Dan Moon at the Gainsborough

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709 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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.


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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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M
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit and what a pleasure! Everything was perfect. the food the staff all perfect. Fantastic experience and looking forward to our next visit.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Sunday lunch and lovely friendly staff.

MD
London
53 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Opted for the 5 course taster menu ( without wines ) very nice food. Small portions sadly and some dishes way over done with sauces and toppings sadly. Ie Duck and Beef. Very Enjoyable and great service. Limited menu choices would stop you eating here more than twice unfortunately.

JL
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the 5 course tasting menu .... lovely experience and evening .... beautifully presented food, thoughtfully paired wines and attentive but not overbearing staff and service made our dinning experience memorable .... hope to repeat on a future visit to Bath

DS
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent and friendly staff. Pity about the customers!

MB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed every dish immensely and at £38 for two people, their mid week lunchtime deal represents outstanding value for money.

Highly recommend.

OT
Bath
12 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous once again.

A
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday lunch was outstanding quality and great value.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

If this place is striving for a michelin star it has a long way to go. Refine the menu, have a look at your FOH and continuity of service and raise their knowledge and enthusiasm. The pacing of dishes is off too as it felt there was no space between courses. It was all just a little to try hard and no focus

MC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, well presented and thoughtfully created dishes served by attentive and friendly staff. The restaurant setting is perfect for an intimate dinner.

MA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A meal with a friend. Staff are so welcoming and friendly and the food was exquisite. It was our second visit and we'll be back. Highly recommended!

KK
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food,service and ambience. Amazing experience can’t wait to go again soon !

EM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so tasty and the service was great Looking forward for next visit 😃

JO
Bath
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Dan Moon restaurant has a lot going for it and has been a good addition to the numerous dining out choices available in Bath. It's ideal for a special occasion but prices are well above average even forcBath!

c
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an early birthday treat to a good mate who lives a long way away. It had been recommended by another friend and it certainly lived up to her high praise.
We enjoyed the atmosphere ,gentle unobtrusive music, super setting ,friendly staff but mostly the fantastically presented and delicious food. So good my friend took her other half the next day !

KF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We went for a birthday dinner. The design of the restaurant is stunning and the seating was very comfortable. We ordered from the 2 course menu. The food was well executed but lacked that special something that lifts it to outstanding. The amuse bouche was a chicken 'tea' which was pleasant but the chicken broth was a little bland. The homemade bread and flavoured butters were very good. We had the beef fillet starter and the cured beef was too salty for me and the toppings were alright but didn't seem to quite complement the beef. For the main we had duck and cod. The duck was very salty but beautifully cooked however the plum puree didn't have enough flavour to come through and again it seemed just a little bland. We had cocktails and I was stunned to see that a whiskey sour was £16, which seemed a little steep. I would also have liked to have seen a few more wines by the glass offered. The service was good.

p
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

good food, but absurdly overpriced for the level of service received

VW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, the food was lovely and we had a perfect night.

JB
Monaco
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and ambience. Very attractive dishes used but they made eating the food a little awkward. I found it difficult to cut the duck, main course, served in such a high sided bowl.
The tomato soup was rich and full of flavour and the afore mentioned duck was perfectly cooked and tender.
Overall a lovely experience which I would not hesitate to repeat

AB
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had another wonderful lunch quietly celebrating my husband’s birthday. The 2 for 1 lunch offer is excellent value. The service is attentive without being intrusive. There is low volume background music playing which we feel is pitched just right. We ate from the vegetarian/vegan menu - lots of choice, beautifully presented dishes full of flavour and different textures. Great wine list.

L
London
71 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The lunch offer here is a steal. The food and service were great on the whole and it's a really good dining experience. Highly recommended if you go for the lunch offer (3 course £38 for 2 people). Only criticism would be the serving of the wines: 1. served at the wrong temperature and when this was raised we were told that they would store it at the right temperature for a few minutes and then it would be ok - not what I would expect and wouldn't have fixed things. 2. They'd run out of the desert wine were ordered so recommended another, which was over double the price, and neglected to mention this - luckily I checked before ordering!

CL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and wonderful service. Couldn’t fault a thing

IH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All four of us really enjoyed the lunch. The food was excellent, wonderful flavours and beautifully presented. Every dish was explained including the bread and the most suitable butter to use. It was the first time at the restaurant for our friends and they were very impressed as well.

AM
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food in beautiful rooms, unbelievable value.

PA
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. My friend who has a shellfish allergy and was delighted with the cauliflower risotto made especially to go with her sea bream instead of the crab risotto. One tiny thing a little chilly sitting under the air con. Which they did try to lessen for me. My friends were fine though. Always superb bread rolls.

PB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We are regular lunchtime diners and once again the food was a delight and remarkable value for money.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food combined with great staff results in a fabulous lunch experience. Their current 2 for one lunch menu is exceptionally good value.

J
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the 5 course tasting menu with a bottle of wine for my 25th birthday and could not fault the staff and service.

The only criticism I have is that I didn’t like the 2nd course as I didn’t like the uncooked fillet beef, but all the other dishes were delicious, especially the duck and risotto.

AE
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Lovely ambience. Although busy there was a lovely calm atmosphere in the restaurant. Staff always very helpful and unobtrusive.

KK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always pleasure to have lunch at the Gainsborough. Food excellent, as is the service, which is attentive as well as being discreet.

T
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round
Now been several times
Always first class in every detail
Will be booking again shortly

ZC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around experience. Wait staff very helpful, friendly, attentive when needed but not in the way. Food was off the charts, from the fresh baked breads (3 types w/3 different butters) onward. My wife even enjoyed the cod which is not a fish she would normally eat. If looking for a nice refined meal in Bath, you MUST GO HERE!

MH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another fabulous meal at the Gainsborough , the food, ambience and service second to none !!!

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

great value lunch menu, delicate seasonal tastes, good wine list, service professional

NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

After our visit 18 months ago as a treat for our friends 50th Birthday, we were excited to revisit. Food was exceptional as before....the tastes and presentation were exquisite. However, little annoyed that when we all sat down, both my friends had their napkins laid on their laps.... but mine wasn’t . Also, the first bottle of champagne we were served was not cold enough, and the server had to open another one for us.
Other than those 2 minor things, everything else was superb, thank you.

DH
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have visited this restaurant four times since January this year and as well as the good value of two for one lunchtime menu the whole experience has been really good. It is just the place to go for a special occasion with friends or family.

MS
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch with friends. Food and service was excellent,
My only negative comment is they have made the menu smaller on the fixed price
Menu, but this won’t stop me from returning.

r
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Impeccable service from lovely staff. Delicious food. The sea bream and crab risotto and the panacotta were sublime but a few of the dishes were slightly off balance for our tastes - being just a little too rich. Wine served at the perfect temperature. Value for money - for the food and service and atmosphere - is absolutely phenomenal.

LB
Gloucestershire
30 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb 3 course lunch - we couldn’t fault anything - tasted superb and beautifully presented. Service was very friendly yet professional. Definitely going back!!

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

We had an amazing lunch, both food and wine were outstanding. Staff were very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Can’t wait to return!

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