The Dower House - Royal Crescent Hotel
The Dower House takes an innovative approach to vegetarian dining that embraces its place amongst today’s culinary diversity. We are also able to cater for coeliacs and those with other dietary requirements.
Our famous Afternoon Tea can be served outside in the Hotel’s leafy and secluded gardens accompanied by a selection of exclusive teas from across the world or perhaps a glass of Champagne. There’s something to suit every palette – you can choose from four different Afternoon Teas.
A relaxed dining affair is offered in the social hub of the Hotel at The Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge, where all day dining is available The Bar’s creative cocktail menu and range of Champagnes offer guests the opportunity to relax and indulge.
Restaurant was nice food was disappointing, the flavours were average not well balanced. The overall experience was average the presentation was okay. It’s a typical hotel restaurant which is really unfortunate given it’s amazing location.
Fabulous food, great presentation and ambience, impeccable service. Beautiful setting too, great Georgian architecture. 5 stars!
The service was incredible, in a beautiful building and the best food I’ve had in a long time. There was a pianist who played beautifully. Can’t commend highly enough
Superb service, wonderful food - a lovely experience.
We stopped in the restaurant earlier in the day to verify that the chef could accommodate my food allergies.
Sadly, the fish I had hoped for was not available that day, but we didn't know until we were seated.
Overall, the service was fabulous...somewhat of a ballet of duties, but what one expects of a Michelin restaurant. My allergies were accommodated and my husband enjoyed his conversations with the sommelier. Our server was delightful.
Overall, despite a wait to be seated, it was a wonderful experience I would recommend to anyone looking for a cultured dining experience.
My husband and I decided to treat ourselves to afternoon tea at The Dower House for my birthday and it certainly didn't disappoint! The choice of both sweet and savoury options were excellent and we decided to have one of each. The food was exceptional, delicious melt in the mouth morsels. There was a large selection of teas to try, with coffee and champagne if preferred. The service was fantastic. Every single staff member was very attentive to our needs at all times and made our experience feel special. The surroundings were beautiful. We would thoroughly recommend The Dower House to others for an indulgent and luxurious afternoon tea experience.
A very special afternoon tea celebrating a birthday. 10 out of 10 highly recommended.
Such a lovely setting for the afternoon tea! Meets every expectation!
Fantastic and plenty of food with great care from staff
Took my sisters for afternoon tea and was pleased with the variety of items both sweet and savory. Creative items and perfect setting for our sisters week in the UK. The service is excellent, the reception staff welcoming and helpful. Bath itself is amazing and this location and the experience is icing on the cake.
We had the savoury style afternoon tea for vegetarians and it was excellent. The food was excellent and the staff couldn't be more helpful.
Not great. 8pm booking for our anniversary, arrived 10 minutes early and sent to the bar, we were there for 40 minutes before being taken to our table and then waited for over 20 minutes before the amuse bouche. Things didn’t really improve sadly, the dishes flavours were unbalanced with long breaks in between. When we finish our mains (with much left) 2 members of staff came to our table ignoring the plates and it was 10 minutes before they were cleared - no questions asked. Decided not to risk dessert.
Made us feel really special and even supplied a birthday treat which wasn't expected at all. The food is amazing and we were absolutely stuffed! Definitely recommend getting The Royal Crescent Afternoon Tea! Staff are extremely helpful and well presented. Amazing place!!!
Great service. We had a crash course in choosing wines and how to taste them! Staff were attentivie. We had the 6 course taster menu - to be honest we did not like every single dish but it was a nice treat overall as part of our 5th wedding anniversary celebrations
Beautiful setting. Super professional service and attention to detail.
Cocktails were to die for!
Food was amazing, I had the monkfish and the flavours were impeccable.
A nice touch was a pianist as you entered who played all night.
A must in Bath!
Delicious food in an elegant setting. Our favourite restaurant in Bath. Perfection.
This is the third time I have had afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent and I would say it was again an amazing experience, the food, waiting staff and the whole ambience were sensational. I will definitely be returning.
Lovely afternoon tea but the ambience could be improved. It’s a shame our table was stuck in a corner so we were all sat facing the corner which wasn’t great. The room was lacking character - all a bit beige and bland. The food was good.
Family in Bath Celebration
Cannot say enough about how good the service and food was. We had 3 vegans and the chef did a special menu for them. Excellent
Great food in a great setting. Booked as a special treat for my husband and I and was definitely worth it.
This place was lovely! We were visiting Bath for the weekend and while on the train we decided to book afternoon tea. Upon searching the internet we came across The Dower House. Luckily they had a spot for four that afternoon. The minute we walked up we were greeted at the door by an impeccably dressed doorman who greeted us warmly and guided us to our destination. We stepped out into an amazing garden and felt like we had been transported back in time. We found out late the garden was used to film parts of Pride and Prejudice and we could see why. All the wait staff were friendly, well dressed and catered to us as if we were royalty. We had Afternoon Tea and it was amazing! Everything tasted looked and tasted divine. I am a vegetarian and I was so pleased to see they had an afternoon tea specifically for vegetarians. They focus on the experience so they only have a few tables scattered throughout the garden so each guest will feel like they dining privately. I love this place and I highly recommend going when you are in Bath. I can not wait to return.
Excellent service and a very enjoyable family meal. The food was very good and a nice atmosphere!
Fantastic afternoon tea with great service, atmosphere & setting. Food was delicious & the knowledge of the staff explaining & describing the items was second to none. Went for a birthday celebration & this was acknowledged with a decorated plate which was a lovely touch & not over the top. Would definitely go back again
It was a blissful afternoon celebrating our Granny’s 90th. The setting was perfect and the food and service were excellent.
Fabulous food - just right for a special occasion. Perhaps a little more expensive than some other Bath restaurants but worth it for quality not food and beautiful surroundings.
Excellent service and food and a wonderful location.
Beautiful venue for a special occasion that will create lasting memories.
Beautiful setting , amazing food and very romantic.
I really enjoyed the afternoon tea and the staff was lovely. Very nice cosy place. Will return in the future.
Lovely experience - bit slow - tea and Champagne arrived very promptly but food slow to appear.
Savouries, Pastries and cakes fabulous - sandwiches poor - quite dry and meagre fillings
Afternoon Tea at the Royal Crescent is fabulously and quintessentially A classy British afternoon. The venue is gorgeous and the food is magnificent. I could not recommend it enough for a special occasion with the significant other or friends and family.
Beautiful surroundings, excellent customer service and amazing food.
Lovely place, lovely afternoon tea and lovely staff! Well worth the trip from Wales and would recommend it to everyone.
I have stayed at the Royal Crescent previously and really enjoyed the experience and the food at the Dower House.
However, I wasn't overly impressed with the afternoon tea considering the price. Also the glasses of champagne for the additional £20 were miniscule.
Perhaps it was because we had a booking fairly late in the afternoon that our plates and glasses were taken away as soon as they were emptied. Or perhaps the staff were very attentive.
The Dower House is a lovely setting and I wouldn't hesitate to go again, but not for afternoon tea.
Beautiful birthday afternoon tea at Dower House. First class service and the food was most enjoyable.
Went there for mine and my partners first anniversary. Soon as we stepped in the restaurant we were welcomed by staff to take our coats and take us to our table. Throughout the whole evening the staff where nothing by helpful and gracious. The overall feel of the restaurant was warm and romantic, however the star of the show was by far the food we had scallops and duck liver to start which we both fresh and light. We then had the lamb and duck for mains. The lamb was truly amazing every element on the dish came together and blew us away. A truly amazing night. We will definitely be booking again!
Went for afternoon tea and were wowed by the standard. Fantastic service, lovely sandwich selection, the scones and bath buns beautiful and the pastries and cakes were just exquisite.
First class fine dine restaurant in Bath. The best in Bath. The best evening meal I have for some time. Thank you.
Food and main service were excellent , no ambience in main entrance . We didn’t know where restaurant was (it’s in separate building ) and no one would tell us where to go , just sat there and nodded as we arrived .
Ambience in bar could be improved with a bit less “banter “ conversation and more service conversation
But all in all main meal was great and the restaurant service was good