Robun

4.4
122 reviews
£41 and over
Japanese
Robun is a tribute to Japanese author Kanagaki Robun and his 1872 book Seiyō ryōritsū, which introduced Western barbecue to Japan.

Our modern-day interpretation of ‘Yakiniku’ specialises in sharing plates of beautiful robata grilled meats, seafood and vegetables fused with elements from across Asia, paired with inspired cocktails, wines and an extensive choice of Japanese whiskeys in the most inviting and sociable of settings.

Alongside our innovative selection of sashimi, salads and small bites, our fresh sushi is served in a variety of creative incarnations including soft-shell crab tempura roll with kimchi mayo and a caviar-topped Wagyu nigiri with yuzu miso truffle sauce.

Robun’s unique Japanese Afternoon Tea service brings together elements from our menu and fine Japanese teas, perfect for an elegant afternoon with friends.

Robun is the place to relax, unwind and enjoy sharing plates with friends and family. It will definitely leave you wanting more!
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  • Japanese Inspired Afternoon Tea

    £32.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Robun’s unique Japanese Afternoon Tea service brings together elements from our menu and fine Japanese teas, perfect for an elegant afternoon with friends. Dine on Japanese-inspired delights, with a menu that boasts the likes of Akami Sashimi and Chicken Karaage followed by treats such as Black Truffle chocolate torte and Mochi ice cream. There’s plenty of choice to tantalise your taste buds, accompanied by a selection of traditional Japanese teas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 122 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Bath
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch , ordered jus

JB
JuliaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food did not live up to its billing or cost. Black cod was pleasant enough - nothing special, and the only thing that saved the meal was my partner’s wagyu beef. Just a miserable rainy Tuesday feel about the place.

CL
CL92
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I couldn't have found a better place to eat on our 6th year anniversary.
Everything was just amazing!
We couldn't recommend the food more.
Next time we are down in bath Robun will be our favourite place to come back to.

G
Gorvs
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this restaurant.
The decor is fantastic, the staff were on form and of course the food and cocktails were exceptional!
Will definitely return!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great food but had to wait awhile until we were served and then once they had delivered the bill to the table it also took 25mins until we paid it and that was only because we went to the desk, eventually to pay.
So felt a little ignored and took awhile to even get a drinks order.

But like I said food was lovely !

SM
SMMS
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely - beautiful setting, wait-staff were really lovely, very attentive and nobody was too much but very helful and easy to get their attention. Food was aboslutely delicious. Top in both presentation and taste. Would highly recommend.

JP
vipJoannaP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful Japanese food. Our 2nd time and we'll be back soon.

AB
vipAngelaB1
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lively and sophisticated atmosphere and absolutely incredible food. Having tried most of the restaurants in Bath, Robun is high end and ideal for romantic evenings, a fancy dinner with friends/family, business meetings, and any other occasion when you want something special. It's relatively loud in there, so not for those wanting a quiet meal.

LM
ListerM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New restaurant in Bath, so not many people to ask about it in advance, although heard it was quite expensive. We were taking the kids so issues are… will they like food? will it be too pricey for kids?… will the atmosphere be ok with kids? Well, the kids LOVED the food, as did we, it was a bit expensive but I’d say was worth it to have the kids eat something more interesting for them than chicken nuggets (standard restaurant offering for kids), and the staff and other diners were so welcoming and friendly to the children. The Sake after dessert was also fantastic. We had a wonderful night and can’t wait to go back! Bath has been waiting a LONG LONG LONG time for a Japanese restaurant like this!

AT
AgnieskaT
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing sushi and black cod. Pudding average. It was atmospheric and relaxed. Overall a lovely evening!

B
Bathfoodie101
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was tasty, exceptional service but just felt the food was overpriced for what you get. The wagu beef sliders for £16 tasted like any other burger and definitely didn't quantify the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good selection great for sharing

YM
YasminM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

There were things missing from the menu…it would be helpful if the staff told us before we started ordering.

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ivyphan
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Nice decor and cocktails but seems overwhelmed on a Sunday despite it not even being full. Dishes were also served over 30 minutes apart so one person is expected to eat alone....Over 1 and half hour wait for two dishes, I wouldn't have minded so much but the lobster was dry and tasteless and barely three mouthfuls for £30. Servers were friendly and apologetic but not a positive experience and would not recommend.Overpriced and poor service (Kitchen)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. Tasted even better than it looked, and the presentation was superb!

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Polly
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the afternoon which was lovely. Amazingly presented and all items were delicious. A great alternative to a traditional afternoon tea

RW
RalphW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Starters were delicious but the sushi was not fantastic and frankly the grilled beef was not worth the very high price tag

HS
HeidiS
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional and the service was first class.

JE
JERN
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stylish space with lovely ambience. Delicious and interesting sharing plates. Charming service particularly from Taha and Gergu.

RA
RAchelM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and attentive staff! I knocked my drink (my fault) and they were kind enough to refill my drink for me!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious and our server was excellent! Glad to have experienced proper Japanese food while in Bath 😌

OT
OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, especially the wagyu! It is more of a fine dining setting, so keep in mind portions are smaller, but we were stuffed by the end of the meal regardless!

CR
ClaireR
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with really attentive staff, we will definitely be back

GH
GabriellaH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese food in Bath without a doubt. It’s expensive but worth it, a great occasion restaurant. The interior is really elegant and the whole place has a calm feel to it. We were really impressed with their approach to allergies - my friend is coeliac and they were really attentive, put an alert for all of our orders to the kitchen to signal the allergy and we were both able to relax. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for.

DG
DarrylG
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for Japanese cuisine in the area. Huge portions and great drinks menu.

JL
JoshuaL
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Exceptional food and ambiance.

The Dumplings & Baby Chicken where some of the best dishes I’ve had in a long time

They had a large number of staff but it felt disjointed and disoriented, staff where not organised and assigned to particular tables or sections. If it wasn’t for the visit for the manager to check in and look after us, the service levels would have been worse.

ME
MichaelE
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you've never tried Japanese food, this is a great place to start. If you're an old hand, you won't be disappointed. The decor is really interesting and well done and the food spectacular!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service as always
Food is just divine
Cant wait to go back !!

LA
LouA
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best sushi I've had outside of London. Really tasty. Service was attentive and excellent. There was a great vibe.

RF
RobinF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally, a great Japanese restaurant in Bath! Although it is certainly on the more expensive side, it is well worth the money!

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Gedi
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly executed and represented food. Loved the mocktails. Service very attentive. Thank you Annie and Gergo for looking after us! Legends!

MM
MarkM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very poor service. We ordered a selection of small dishes, sake and a cocktail. We got our first dish then the sake. Before we had finished the first dish the next came along and felt that they wanted us out ad soon as possible. Asked for the cocktail about three times and only got it after our third dish. Asked for tap water and were told that they had a limit on tap water. After our main course we wanted to see the desert menu, after a while gave up and asked for the bill.
Music was so loud that we could hardly hear our waiter and became particularly irritating when we tried to get the waiters attention.

KM
KevinM
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit will certainly not be our last. Really good front of house team and the kitchen team were on it as well. Many thanks.

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Alex
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, however limited range for vegetarians/vegan options considering the price. Staff were welcoming, super fast service and great approach .Will defo be going again :)))

JJ
JrJr
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We are really looking forward to this, but sadly let down by terrible service.

They came to take our food order before we were asked if we would like drink, then the still water came as fizzy water, the food arrived when we were still waiting for the wine (they forgot), they brought sesame seeds to the table after being told 4 times that there was a nut allergy, this could have been quite serious. To add further insult it was the same waiter that was told not to bring sesame, that brought the sesame over! - 2 beers were on the bill, but only one was brought to the table,
Im sure they can get it right in the end, but their staff really had no idea what was going on as they clearly have not worked in hospitality before.
The management are not briefing their staff about what food and wine is available or indeed, how to do their job & how a meal works.. pretty poor show eclipsing the lovely food that the kitchen is making.

JN
JanetN
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice ambience and can highly recommend

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pixie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautifully presented food, delicious, but rather expensive. Staff delightful and elegant premises.

WS
vipWebbySnr
London
21 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent cuisine, good service, nice atmosphere

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Elsey
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Lovely feeling of buzz when you walk in - its busy here - but overall we agree with a few other comments that a small piece of cod however you cook it, is not good value for £28 - it came with no other things with it - they were extra. So, it left you with a rather ripped off sort of feeling - the 4 of us had main meals - no starter and no dessert - just one bottle of wine and it came to £55 each. I know everyone has had difficulties with staff recently but there needs to be more training here as one of the basic things when you train staff is to not clear the plates until everyone has finished - that didn't happen here. Also, we don't eat Japanese food very often - so when a little guidance from the staff was requested it was met with' 'its all nice'.

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Robun is rated 4.4 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.