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Emma's Bar Restaurant Cafe, Bath, Somerset

Emma's Bar Restaurant Cafe

3.1
3.1
61 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
DoubleTree by Hilton Bath City. Begin the day with the famous Wakeup Doubletree breakfast experience and enjoy wide varieties of regional dishes. The evening menu has contemporary dishes with signature sharer platters which can be enjoyed within the restaurant or in our modern Cocktail Bar.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Grill, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 06:30–10:30 Dinner Daily 12:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    01225 463411
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Arron French
  • Area
    Bath
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.1
3.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.2Service
  • 3Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

61 Reviews
  1. KevinC

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was reasonably presented, and fairly tasty. For the price point I was expecting a little more. My wife had ordered a pasta dish, which was supposed to come with some fresh salad, which was not included.

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  2. NiaY

    West Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were staying at the hotel and booked a table here due to the fact it had a kids menu online. We were seated and given a menu. I asked for the kids menu but was told they didn't have one. I said online it cleary showed a kids menu as I had downloaded it. The waiter was very sorry. There wasn't anything there our youmg kids wanted so they ended up sharing chicken pasta. No lemonade either so I couldn't have a gin as I can't drink tonic.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We ate here one night while staying at the hotel. After a long wait for the waitress we were seated in the 'bar' area - not a proper 'restaurant' table, despite having pre-booked. Several menu items were unavailable - including no chips, so only sweet potato fries or mash were available. The food we had was OK, but they seemed to be very short on staff and lack of basic menu items is not really acceptable, so we did not eat here again.

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  4. JohnS

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely time! Good food Good service Casual vibe Will be back!

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  5. ChristineS

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Tables only half laid up, staff disinterested. No-one came to serve me after my main course. After waiting half an hour, I had to go up to the bar for service where the waitress was drying glasses. There were only 2 other tables in use. Lastly, I only had cash which they refused to accept. The food however was very good and beautifully presented.

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  6. PennyN

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Emma's. On this occasion the food wasn't quite as good as their usual excellence, and it was noisy with a party. But I loved being introduced to kiwi and lime cider, and my partner enjoyed the vegan ice cream. Great service with a smile 😊

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  7. KerrieW

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Probably the worst meal out I have ever had. Poor service and average food. Very disappointed

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  8. RichardR

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and very good service. A really enjoyable meal.

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  9. AmandaB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had reservations but a tour group took over the whole restaurant sticking us in the bar where the sever forgot about us.

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  10. IanP

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Total disaster, ruined my 'special' anniversary meal for my wife & I. Finally found the place in the Double Tree Hilton Hotel although no clue that this was where it was in the details. Got there to a very rude Barman who seemed quite pleased that the chef & staff had 'quit' & there would be no service that evening. Surely it would be polite to at least inform people their booking would have to be cancelled before we go to the trouble of dressing ourselves up & making the effort to arrive at the allotted time. Totally disgusted!

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  11. walterandtitch

    Bath

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    they informed us on arrival that the restaurant was not open and wouldn't be for at least a week. they had no chef, staff or supplies. they did provide a very limited bar menu of Japanese food you could of gotten in Waitrose next door. I had researched and booked this hotel with the restaurant attached as I was travelling with a wheelchair and 2 dogs, It is almost impossible to find anywhere else to eat that is accessible for both

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  12. Adds

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Reduced menu, food not great. Waited ages to be seated.

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  13. VickyT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal, will definitely be back should we stay in the hotel again. Couldn't fault the food or the staff. Felt a little sorry for them as the table behind us did nothing but complain about every course.

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  14. JacquiW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service food was wonderful restaurant was beautiful

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  15. EmmaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was great. The waitress was funny, accommodating and friendly. Couldn’t fault her

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  16. Janice

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We booked a meal at this 4* restaurant as a special treat for ourselves as we just got married. On arrival to the restaurant there was no hostess in site to sit us at our table. After waiting 5 mins we got our own drink from the bar and the barman kindly seated us. He also had to take our orders as the waitress/hostess had still not appeared. The restaurant was not busy other than guests watching football on the TV at the far end of the restaurant. The TV was very loud and spoiled the ambience. It was drowning out the pleasant restaurant music so we had to ask for the volume to be turned down. We ordered steak but had to pay an extra £3 for the sauce. It was delivered to the table by the elusive waitress. Menu said it came with grilled tomato and mushrooms but it was only one mushroom and only half a tomato (see photo). However, the meal was delicious The manager sat with guests at TV end watching football occasionally coming down to restaurant end. He chatted with table of two ladies, leaning over on their table and then sitting. We are not snobby at all but t did not strike us as a 4* restaurant, particularly as we’re were expecting a high quality service, Howe, he barman was very friendly and helpful. After paying the bill we questioned it and it had service charge included so we asked for it to be removed. The quality of the ambience for the evening was definitely disturbed

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  17. IanB

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow due to lack of staff. Food was overcooked, dry & flavourless. The restaurant supervisor tried to be helpful and apologised.

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  18. karlt

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a bit slow due to them taking too many bookings and they had run out of one of our choices

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  19. RyanG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    When I booked, I didn’t not realize it was a hotel restaurant, so at first I was a little skeptical. The staff at Emma’s gave the best service I have had in the UK. THE. BEST. SERVICE. The food was wonderful, the restaurant was quite, the wine was great, and the prices were not super inflated. Highly recommend.

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  20. Pedro

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Downsides were that the bottle of white wine was put into a wine bucket but neither was the cap removed on the bottle nor the wine poured out to taste. Also, bearing in mind that our table booking was for 6.45pm, one of the 3 desserts was not available and there was no alternative.

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  21. Chrystal

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & wine a little over priced for a 3 Star hotel. Apart from that all was perfect

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  22. AJames

    London

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Convenient. Had been out all day so it was handy to stay in the hotel. Menu is limited.

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  23. JennyW

    Bath

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I had one of the worst dining experiences that I actually told reception and the manager. I booked and got there and was told just sit anywhere! No menu was given to me and the wait staff disappeared. I had to put my had up a few times and verbally ask if someone could please get me a menus. Then it was a wait to order which I didn't mind so much as they usually give time to decide. My meal came and it was very average huge pieces of smoked salmon just layed over the top of the Caesar Salad but it was ok. Unfortunately that was the last that I saw of any staff members. I was there for 8pm booking until 9.39 and no sign of anyone asking if I would like dessert or even the bill! I had to go walk to the bar and wait (no one there either) to pay. In hindsight I could have just walked out! As a solo traveller it makes me feel like I my custom is not wanted. I know taking a table for one means less money less ordered but it shouldn't be made this obvious that it's not ok to be single. I usually tip big but not this time. Will not be staying there again

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  24. AJames

    London

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Convenient for hotel guests. Menu is limited, which is a bit of a shame and would benefit from some classic dishes. Breakfast in this restaurant is really good.

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  25. EllenJ

    North Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked a meal a week in advance. Turned up - to be told the restaurant wasn’t open and no one had advised me. Not very pleased at all

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  26. StuartW

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were marvellous as we were chaperoning 6 kids. They made every effort to make us feel welcome

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  27. DianeS

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a table for my birthday beautifuly set the food was great nice and tasty good value for money. They presented me with a glass of.champagne a card and some chocolate which was a nice surprise I enjoyed my drinks too at good prices

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, enjoyed the food, just needed more options for dairy free

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  29. GokmenA

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very nice, service from Ana was great too. Thank you

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  30. paul

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Compliments to the chef, the food was amazing. The service was excellent, polite, friendly and attentive, what more could you ask for.

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  31. StuartC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    staff very good, food good standard, worth asking to sit by window the decor is relaxing

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  32. RebeccaB

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely staff, absolutely terrific. Food delicious. Quite expensive but very good for children as well.

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  33. HARRIETW

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely hidden Jem. Very beautiful seating area and good food prices

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff were friendly and nothing was to much, but I did order a Irish coffee which came wrong with the coffee grounds on top and the they forgot are starter. However They did remake the drink and by are choose out of the two options we had the starter with are main course. The food was good I love the salmon it was very crisp which I like.

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  35. GlendaS

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely dinner anniversary, made even more special by the restaurant team, thank you very much! Nice food, nice drinks, lovely ambiance. We loved it.

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  36. MaggieC

    Bristol

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food presentation could’ve been a bit more imaginative …. Just a tomato no sauces available? For steak. …

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  37. DDerv

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The pics online and menu wasn’t what we experienced. Table was out the back in a function room and then menu wasn’t what was online. We left after 5 mins. The staff were fine about it, they conceded that online was a bit of false sell.

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  38. GraceB

    Bath

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very lovely restaurant. Loved the food and great service but a little on the pricier side. The view was great of the river though. The secret garden also looked very lovely so will be trying that next time.

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  39. Debbie

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very average and service was very hit and miss.

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  40. Disappointedmum

    Bath

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Visiting daughter at Uni for first time. Booked restaurant for 12.30 (through open table) as a nice treat before our walking tour at 2.30 pm. Arrived to see loads of rugby spectators and to then be told by hotel management “I have no idea how you have managed to circumvent the system as you should not have been able to book a table”.. We were told they would try to accommodate us after the rugby hospitality had completed. We were given menu. Staff were exceptionally busy. Waited ages at bar to be served for a drink to then be told they didn’t have the wine we wanted. Had coffee and water instead and they still got order wrong. Then no one came near us. It got to 1.15pm and we decided to leave as we could see we were unlikely to get any food. Found another restaurant but it impacted our walking tour. Felt very let down as it dampened the day we had planned with daughter. Would not re book through open table nor visit restaurant again.

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  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Emma's Bar Restaurant Cafe is rated 3.1 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for Emma's Bar Restaurant Cafe

Walcot Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 5BJ

Additional information

  • Area
    Bath
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 06:30–10:30 Dinner Daily 12:00–21:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Grill, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Arron French
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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