No.15 Great Pulteney – Cafe 15

3.6
51 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romance
Dinner at Cafe 15
Cafe 15 is the perfect classic-meets-contemporary hub for a relaxed and delicious meal in the heart of the city. Specialising in seasonal dishes with a No.15 twist, the food is simple with a few unexpected touches, with each plate designed to let the quality of the ingredients shine. Dinner: Tues–Sat, 7pm - 9.30pm

Afternoon Tea at Cafe 15
The well-loved tradition of afternoon tea has long been a popular pastime in Bath, which is why we've made it a speciality. We're staying faithful to the classics with delicate sandwiches, glorious cakes and warm scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, while there are also smile-inducing flavour pairings in the mix. Afternoon Tea: Saturday, 2pm-6pm

Sunday Brunch at Cafe 15
Head chef, Robbie Mulvihill, introduces his favourite weekend meal, a long, lazy brunch. £25 for three courses, or £37 to include prosecco and house wines. Children 12 and under, £12.50. Sunday Brunch: 11.30-3pm

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary European, Modern European, British
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 07:30 - 10:30 Saturday - Sunday 08:00 - 10:30
Brunch: Sunday 11:30 - 15:00
Afternoon tea : 14:00 - 18:00
Dinner: Tuesday- Saturday 19:00 - 21:30
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
01225 807015
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Marc Hardiman
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private Party Facilities
Be it a family dinner or a canapé party we have facilities that are available to you. We have two private rooms; The Dispensary can serve up to 45 seated, The Pulteney room is more intimate and serves up to 16, set in one of our beautifully presented Georgian dining rooms.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Area
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking Details
We have limited parking spaces at the rear of the hotel however they are initially unavailable.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public Transit
There are regular bus stops at the front of the hotel with access to the local area.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 51 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.6based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.9
service
3.8
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Quiet
69% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
SM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The hotel is fabulous but the food could’ve been better. The breakfasts were nice as we’d stayed there but our dinner was ok and doesn’t complement the overall stay at the hotel. Food, we were told, were small dishes so we’d need to order a few dishes but we ordered too much as some dishes were bigger than others. So it’s hardly a taster menu or a tapas so we were a bit confused and disappointed to be honest! I’d stick to a proper a la carte menu if I was them. Food was nice enough but I’d only recommend it for the setting and ambience to be fair.

Report
Helpful
MH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a lovely setting. Our server was brilliant and thoughrally attentive.
We had a lovely time and would definitely go back again
Thanks

Report
Helpful
MT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice staff, interesting decor, nice bar. Food you can choose as mains or tapas. Relatively quiet.

Report
Helpful
D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A nice way to share dishes, plates are small but not too small so you can order as much as you like. Quality very good. Quirky ornaments in this boutique hotel.

Report
Helpful
AB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent meal here on a recent visit to Bath. Excellent food. Thoroughly recommended.

Report
Helpful
AF
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked well over 2 weeks in advance. Even had an email the day before checking I was still going to be making my booking, which I confirmed. Upon arrival the staff had no knowledge of my booking and looked at me oddly when I said I was there for lunch. They said they only had bookings for afternoon tea and would have to check with the chef to see if they’d be able to fit us in for lunch. The reason for our visit was that it was my Mum’s birthday, very unimpressed with the whole situation and decided to leave and find somewhere who was happy to take us for lunch. Would not recommend.

Report
Helpful
PH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very pleasant evening meal. We really enjoyed our service/ meal with a grazing table of starters.....notably the roast cauliflower risotto along with the beetroot and goats cheese salad. Mains were just the right portion with the crab souffle pancake being light yet warming. Great fizz and wines to match. Thoroughly enjoyable and a great start to our weekend as 5 minutes walk from our local Airbnb.

Report
Helpful
GG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Very poor service; had to wait hours to get food. Other diners left after waiting an hour for their food.

Report
Helpful
r
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was hopeless.

The staff weren’t attentive; we struggled to get their attention all night (as did others in the restaurant).

Atmosphere is ok. Decor is pretty cool.

The food was ok.

I won’t be rushing back.

I should add that the cocktail bar upstairs is brilliant though. Great bar staff and a great cocktail list in a funky room.

Report
Helpful
S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The hotel itself is lovely and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good but the evening menu was nice but not great. However maybe I chose poorly as we only had one evening meal there.

Report
Helpful
JC
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit to No15. It made a very good impression on us. The staff are young and lively, the atmosphere fun and friendly. Bar service was good and not too slow and the restaurant has a very cool vibe.

Slightly noisy with a large pre-wedding group dining - not really suitable for large parties of guests, as the bar and restaurant are quite small and therefore, other diners will have to suffer the rising sound levels.

Food and wine were excellent and the service in the restaurant was also very good. Reasonably priced city centre eating.

Report
Helpful
BR
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good service. Food, nothing to remember. Drinks wew fine, very quiet place. Out of the cebter of Bath.

Report
Helpful
F
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A beautifully and imaginatively decorated space with a good ambiance. The menu is original and interesting and we enjoyed what we ate.
The wine list was different offering plenty of choice. Only one waiter but he looked after us very well indeed, replenishing out glasses with consummate professionalism.

Report
Helpful
PC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our time, the service in particular was outstanding.
The food was fantastic and what’s not to like about unlimited wine!
Will definitely be back.

Report
Helpful
AD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We really loved the hotel attached to cafe 15 and the cafe itself was as beautiful, staff friendly and helpful but I have to say the food was very average at best and they were out of the first two things we asked for from the menu. We had dinner the next night at The Circus restaurant which was cheaper and infinitely better. I love the feel of the place and we had a great time anyway but could be improved so much food wise

Report
Helpful
CB
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor. Food was delicious. Need to come back to have dinner next time.

Report
Helpful
SP
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely anniversary meal here. Beautiful dining room, kind and attentive staff, delicious food and wine. Nice to have a great spot to come to on the famous Great Pulteney Street

Report
Helpful
OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb venue and wonderful food - thank you all

Report
Helpful
KC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Excellent food but very slow service. We booked for 8 and sat down at 8.15 having looked at the menu and made our choices. Starter did not arrive for 40 minutes

Report
Helpful
C
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Very disappointing! The food was tasty, but the service was terrible.
We have paid for unlimited drinks but we always had to request to have our glasses refilled. Did not fulfill our expectations, namely when we have visited this place for 2 past occasions and the experience was much better.

Report
Helpful
LJ
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Lovely looking restaurant , friendly staff however the food was very poor .
We were a party of 6 and all of us agreed that the food wasn't very nice .
My husband returned his dessert as it was cold when it was meant to be warm and it didn't taste as it should .

Report
Helpful
OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

So disappointed.....made our reservation through you. The booking was confirmed for 20.00 hrs on Friday 15th December. We had a drink in the bar and were on our way down to the restaurant when we were told the restaurant was closed for a private function!

the hotel apologised but by this time there was not much hope of finding a free table in another restaurant . The hotel put together a cheese and charcuterie board which as you can imagine was not the special meal we had been looking forward to, especially as it was our wedding anniversary!

You may want to investigate what went wrong in case it happens again?
Very disappointing experience unfortunately.

Report
Helpful
DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

The food and service were good.
However there were a few issues. We were the only people there for lunch which surprised us as they are normally full for dinner. This meant that there was zero ambience.
I ordered rack of lamb and was served either saddle or fillet. I had ordered the rack as meat on the bone is tastier in my opinion.
My wife's order of steak came perfectly cooked as ordered, but the food was cool.
Shame as it looked as if it could be a cool place to go.

Report
Helpful
OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Staff were polite, pleasant and mostly efficient. The ambience of the room was fine except I had my back to the window with a bad draught, so had to get a scarf, but my seat was probably the only one affected by this. The menu choice was quite small but adequate apart from the sides: two types of potato or salad which was largely rocket. The dishes tasted all right and were hot, but a bit lacking in variety. For instance, my fish pie was largely mashed potato with a few prawns and unidentifiable fish pieces, a bit monotonous because every mouthful tasted the same. At £94 for 2 people and 2 courses, with glass of house wine and coffee, the whole meal seemed a bit over-priced for what it was. I felt we were paying over the odds for the location.

Report
Helpful
AC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a lovely evening at no.15 which, when booking, was considered a potential risk but we were not disappointed. A very small restaurant in the hotel basement but with wonderful décor and ambiance. The menu is similarly small but holds the right variety to offer a good choice. None of us had any complaints with the food. Service was good - could be improved especially as for such a small venue the amount of covers per staff is a lot less. There was a wait between courses to be served which may be considered longer then expected but we were not concerned by this as we were happily engaged in conversation and wine. Would definitely return and can see no.15 becoming a regular dining venue for us in the future.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

The entrance to the restaurant was not great. Could do with some updating/decorating. The lighting was the first thing I noticed when I walked in. It was too bright. The dining chairs are too low for the tables. My steak said it came with a Brandy sauce which I had to ask for. My husband’s chicken was dry and sitting on some very soggy veg. We thought the menu unadventurous. Sorry we won’t be back. A shame as the venue is in a great spot.

Report
Helpful
OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a few days in Bath and cafe 15 had been recommended to us. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the food was delicious! Would definitely go back if ever back in Bath...and may even stay there as this place was much nicer than even the 5* hotel we were staying in! Can not recommend enough! Xxx

Report
Helpful
OT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Only criticism menu a tad short, need more choice in all categories, starter main and puds

Report
Helpful
CS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the decor, have been several times as walking distance from home and food excellent. Service variable, young staff very keen and likeable but may lack experienced manager. This time we had long wait for the bill and last time long wait for our reserved table. But would still recommend!

Report
Helpful
OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

I normally really enjoy brunch but unfortunatly i was disappointed at Cafe 15. The pastries were very small, the fruit platter didnt have alot of choice. The 'full english' was not full, where was the toast, beans, hash browns, tomato? and the poached egg was over cooked. Service was messy and there was no ambience and no music.

Report
Helpful
EJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable will save up for accommodation next time !

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

decor in bar and dining bit hit and miss
liked the cocktails very much, loved the shuffling deck menu option
chairs in bar area too big and bulky, using smaller ones will create more space and flow
staff friendly

Report
Helpful
DW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately they decided not to open the restaurant on Monday evening, but forgot to update Opentable. Suggest calling to make sure they are open.

Report
Helpful
M
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatly enjoyed and will return and also recommen to all our friends.

Report
Helpful
OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very helpful and pleasant - she had only recently started but coped well

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible service from inexperienced staff. Main course badly cooked and inedible.

Report
Helpful
OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food but restricted menu due to graduation day in Bath although no graduates were actually eating there

Report
Helpful
j
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were impressed with Cafe 15. The venue is well-designed and interesting on the eye, with the dispensary bottles lined up along the wall. The service was friendly and attentive. The quality of the food was very good, interesting menu well-presented. Wine list was good- broad range of wines that were not the usual staples. Good venue for a date night.

Report
Helpful
OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

the afternoon tea was lovely I though would always like the option of being offered more sandwiches also the scones were a bit heavy and dry.

Report
Helpful
YY
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch was slightly odd in concept with a range of opening courses including pastries through to smoked salmon, fruits, watermelon, mozzarela and tomato salad... then to be followed by a more main course than breakfast, such as steak with fries... and then a pudding? I always thought Brunch was more of the toast, muffins, bacon, mushrooms and eggs variety, certainly without a pudding course! But have to say it was delicious and very well presented and we all left very full indeed!

Report
Helpful
1
2