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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GW
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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

Absolutely a great place to eat

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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.

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

Most enjoyable!

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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.

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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.

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

Interesting and attractive restaurant with an innovative menu.

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

Lovely dining area, attentive service and food was enjoyable.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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IC
Gloucestershire
10 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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HF
Bath
4 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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Food was truly awful.

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HM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved cafe 15, really tasty food, beautiful decor, friendly helpful staff, will definitely be back!

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DS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with a couple of friends - had a great meal...good choice on the menu which we had as a sharing plate. Great wine too. Location is fabulous which some rich military memorabilia on display too which was nice to look at. Really friendly service.

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BP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Simply Stunning experience for a 3 generation family brunch. Lovely light and airy room with genuine Georgian features. Welcoming, unpretentious yet creative decor. Comfortable seating with plenty of space around tables. Interesting menu of simply cooked dishes showcasing high quality ingredients. Delicious, locally produced food, beautifully presented. Generous servings. Unobtrusive service. Great value. Not great for mobility impaired or pregnant vegetarians - but can't have everything. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will return.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GG
San Francisco
6 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.

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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.

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S
London
5 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.

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JC
Bath
5 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.

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BR
Mexico City
6 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.

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F
London
7 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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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

Superb venue and wonderful food - thank you all

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