No.15 Great Pulteney – The Dispensary

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Contemporary European
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Dinner at The Dispensary The Dispensary 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–Thurs, 7pm - 9.30pm; Fri–Sat 6pm - 9.30pm; Sun 7 - 9.30pm Afternoon Tea at The Dispensary The well-loved tradition of afternoon tea has long been a popular pastime in Bath, which is why we have made it a speciality. We are staying faithful to the classics with delicate sandwiches, glorious cakes and warm scones with clotted cream and home made jam. Afternoon Tea: Saturday, 1pm-5pm Sunday Brunch at The Dispensary Head chef, Marcus Bradley, introduces his favourite weekend meal, a long, lazy brunch. £25 for three courses with tea and coffee, or £37 to include Prosecco and house wines. Children 12 and under, £12.50.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Drinks and service in the bar were good. Staff very attentive.
I had said that the meal was to celebrate our wedding anniversary but there was no acknowledgement of the event.
Starters were good but even at 1930 one item was off what is after all a limited menu.
Main courses were average at best. My sirloin steak was very chewy, some of the vegetables were off the menu and I basically had steak fries and peas for not far short of £30. I could have had better in a chain restaurant. My wife’s fish cake was nothing special. The fries and peas were straight out the freezer.
The service was slow and I ended up pouring my own wine.
Have been before but not sure I will return. Definitely overpriced for what we had and for the service we received.

SS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant dining experience. Interesting surroundings, attentive staff, and unintrusive background music. Superbly presented food, cooked to perfection.

B
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was far from impressive & very few other diners which meant very little atmosphere. The bar upstairs is lovely but again...fairly quiet

L
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at brunch was fabulous- from an assortment of breads and meats to start to the shakshuka and affogato I ordered I was really happy. I was less happy with my bloody mary (no celery garnish and it was lukewarm- I’d have preferred it chilled but thats just my personal preference- also nobody comes to check on you drinkswise so not sure how people benefit from the “bottomless aspect” if they took part in that element) and there was no atmosphere. There was no background music so when we arrived as the first group it was very quiet and felt a little awkward. The gentleman who seated us and served us was friendly and polite but I was disappointed that a table booked for 11.30 still left us waiting for 5 or more minutes til they were actually ready for us (Again maybe that’s just me as I was hungry but as a five star hotel I’d have thought it wouldn’t be an issue). I wouldn’t necessarily rush back for brunch but I would still recommend to friends to try :)

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and great service with charming surroundings in one of the loveliest cities. The desserts are incredible...save some room!

HF
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to go for a meal to celebrate, booked a table for 5 for my sisters graduation, the food and service were incredible and will definitely be returning. Thank you

SV
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb and the service was impeccable. A unique place which was wonderful for our group. We will be returning.

GS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

A phantom charge of 15 pounds on the bill wasn’t quite on the menu. Place is neither fine dining nor casual but the staff are nice and the hotel is lovely.

SO
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

This lunch /afternoon brunch was a a disappointment to say the least .
My wife and my mother (84) joined me for a birthday celebration brunch /Prosecco offer £74.00
Food was ok but slow .
When the Male server cleared the table he failed to notice the Gravy dip pot was full and whist clearing the table Knocked the full pot of gravy over my cream trousers and shirt and his attitude was “O “ sorry and another waiter brought a cloth
And then charged me the wrong price for the meal

Very disappointed

Steve Oliver

VM
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had booked in for our son's graduation and it was a lovely evening. The staff were attentive and food was great. A very special evening and a lovely restaurant and would highly recommend it.

HG
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked afternoon tea here for a 30th birthday surprise and it was perfect - stunning decor, delicious food, fantastic service. We arent local but will definitely make the effort to come back. Highly, highly recommended.

OT
Acapulco
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since we were staying on Great Pulteney Street on holiday, we had breakfast on two separate days here and thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service and the decor. The salmon and spinach Benedicts were our favorites. Also, cafe latte and cappuccino were delicious. A truly elegant experience unlike any other breakfast place on the way into Bath central city.

MG
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambiance was wonderful and we were extreemly well looked after by Davide

SJ
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Generally good food and a lovely setting, however the service was very slow at times

C
Munich
8 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have recommended to several people already. Good value, careful service and a good menu.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Extremely enjoyable.
Friendly, attentive and accommodating staff who looked after us very well.
Very good food served in a timely manner.
We would highly recommend this establishment and we look forward to visiting when we return to Bath in the future.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, attentive service, and no loud music so we could have a conversation with our friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great location and setting, perfect for the occasion !

T
London
59 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

On a lovely Sunday evening a walk in Bath and dinner at Number 15 was very pleasant. We had excellent fresh hake goujons, s favourite and very well done. My crispy duck salad was substantial and a good dish. House wine pretty good. Service smart and polite and professional. Sure nobody would be disappointed

N
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time we’ve visited for brunch and every time we’ve enjoyed excellent service and wonderful food. Highly recommend.

KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really lovely place! Food was very good and good value too. Lovely staff and we loved the quirky surroundings and decor! We'll be back! Thank you.

C
Munich
8 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great setting and convenient. Menu is quite varied and flexible. Food could have been a little hotter. Service seems to have had some positive attention, especially in the bar.

GW
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed dining at The Dispensary. The staff were very friendly and efficient, the menu was tempting and we particularly liked the fact that we could share any of the plates we chose. The food was delicious and well presented. There were some interesting wines on the list. All in all an experience to be repeated.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a great place to eat

AF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, lovely environment, professional and friendly service. Excellent place to dine on a trip to Bath. Thoroughly recommend.

5
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most enjoyable!

SQ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place for a treat. Chilled environment, accommodating staff , love food. Would recommend.

ZA
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The service was too slow we had a table booked for 8 and didn’t get our main course until 9:45pm which tasted great but too late.

AH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Interesting and attractive restaurant with an innovative menu.

HP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely dining area, attentive service and food was enjoyable.

WO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and wine choice. However, the service was slow. It took a while from being seated to anybody coming to even take our drink order. A little slow between courses too. Staff were friendly though.

MW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, food was on the table in a timely manner and the staff were very accomodating. Great little gem and will be back on our next trip to Bath. Prices are very very reasonable.

DW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our evening - a broad menu with lots of good options, and the food was delicious whilst remaining very good value. Lovely service and we loved the ambience too.

IC
Gloucestershire
11 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable Saturday night supper with my wife at No15. Ground floor cocktail bar is intimate, with eclectic collections on the walls, all in all a real quality feel. This continued when we went downstairs for supper, a lovely room with fabulous collections of ‘Dispensary’ old bottles on the shelves.
Food and wine was simply excellent (a sea bass and a sirloin steak), Service was mostly good other than they forgot our desserts !
All in all a genuine ‘special’ night out, already looking forward to going again

AM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The Dispensary was inviting but surprisingly there was no Proper Restaurant just a bar for more relaxed eating. The decor was nevertheless eclectic and amazing. The service was polite yet very relaxed. The menu choice was very limited though my wife and I enjoyed our selected choice. Recommendation would be caveated.

LB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for brunch in a lovely hotel. Service was very good a polite. Bottomless brunch and food was great. Would recommend.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This wasn't our first choice of restaurant but we were very pleasantly surprised. Would have preferred some more choice of starters other than fish however everything we had was well cooked, tasty and well presented.

Staff were very pleasant.
Next time we may well try the hotel as well.

AH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a special occasion it was perfect, I liked the slightly quirky decor and artwork but may not be to everyone’s taste! Do your research first and you won’t be disappointed. The food was excellent and I loved the tree display!

TS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place for a different type of meal. Able to mix the courses and a good variety cooked very well. A most enjoyable dining experience. Great Wine list and very informed staff

HF
Bath
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant evening. Service excellent. Interesting choice of dishes, delicious too.

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