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About The Dower House - Royal Crescent Hotel

The Dower House Restaurant offers a modern approach to classic cuisine, with gastronomic creations including fresh Trout smoked at your table and Mushroom tea poured from Glass tea pots. The Dower House takes an innovative approach to vegetarian dining that embraces its place amongst today’s culinary diversity. Afternoon Tea delivers numerous options of savoury and sweet combinations and can be served outside in the Hotel’s leafy and secluded gardens accompanied by a selection of exclusive teas from across the world. A relaxed dining affair is offered in the social hub of the Hotel at The Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge, where small British Tapas style plates and sweet shop style pastries are served to patrons enjoying the social side of gastronomy. The Bar’s creative cocktail menu and range of Champagnes, offers guests the opportunity to relax and indulge amidst the heritage of one of Britain’s most iconic Hotels.

The Royal Crescent Hotel
16 Royal Crescent
Bath, Somerset BA1 2LS
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
European, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 7am - 11am for breakfast, 1:30pm - 4.30pm for afternoon tea, 7pm- 9:30pm for dinner.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01225 823333

Website:
http://www.royalcrescent.co.uk/restaurant/

Executive Chef:
David Campbell

Private Party Facilities:
The Royal Crescent Hotel offers a unique
and exclusive experience for your occasion.
From two to 60 people, our choice of
dedicated rooms makes the ideal location
for your important event. The Georgian
elegance of The Library, Sheridan Room, Sir
Percy Blakeney Suite and The Dower House
Restaurant are enhanced by natural daylight
and inspiring views over the gardens or our
own private courtyards.
Our dedicated team of Event Co-ordinators
look forward to helping you create your
bespoke event, whether for a meeting, drinks
reception or Private Dining event. Exclusive
use of the hotel’s 45 luxurious suites and
rooms, tranquillity spa and 3 AA Rosette
Dining is available upon request.

Private Party Contact:
Harriet Trewby: 01225 823333

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Dower House - Royal Crescent Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.7

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4.7

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4.3

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Tasting Menu (5)
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 (London)·Dined on 29 October 2017

Beautiful birthday afternoon tea at Dower House. First class service and the food was most enjoyable.

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·Dined on 21 October 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 19 October 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

First class fine dine restaurant in Bath. The best in Bath. The best evening meal I have for some time. Thank you.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 28 September 2017

It was very good. It is a go to spot I suppose, hence the price! For High Tea, it is quite expensive comparably. Beautiful setting, gracious hosts; we were allowed to pArk and leave our vehicle as long as we wanted for 10 £. Overall, very enjoyable, nice experience. They do offer extra sandwiches, etc

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 27 September 2017

Went for informal lunch for mothers 70th. Food was good, however it was the service that excelled, they were polite and incredibly attentive. Thank you

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 20 August 2017

Wonderful experience for High Tea, the service and food selection was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 10 August 2017

Absolutely brilliant! Hands down the best afternoon tea I've been to - in Bath, London or anywhere else. Excellent in terms of food, value for money, staff and surroundings. Gardens were gorgeous. We were there with a young baby and everyone was so helpful and friendly (baby changing facilities were spot on too!) We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

Quite exceptional. From the perfect service to the sheer taste experience, the Dower House is a wonderful place to eat and enjoy. Thoroughly recommended

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

First class as always, great food and marvelous service. Very attentive and professional staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly
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 (Bath)·Dined on 10 July 2017

Only our second visit from Canada and thoroughly enjoyed the experience once again! The outdoor garden setting was lovely this time round and the tea items were delicious and as interesting as ever. Will be back for a third visit for sure!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Bath)·Dined on 7 July 2017

The staff members were outstanding. Great conversation, extremely polite & good advise. My sister & I had a great conversation with Jake (Giovanni)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Bath)·Dined on 2 July 2017

An amazing culinary experience. We received 5 star treatment and 5 star food.

Presentation was impeccable as was the knowledge of the staff. From wines to cheeses, they knew it.

I would recommend this restaurant any day

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Bath)·Dined on 6 June 2017

Beautiful hotel, excellent service, perfect for afternoon tea with style.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
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 (Worcestershire)·Dined on 17 April 2017

Beautiful. We were celebrating a very special occasion and it was perfect. We had unexpectedly had to take our little dog with us and as the weather was quite warm we were very reluctant to leave him in the car. We contacted the Royal Crescent and they set us up in the Library with exclusive use! It was just about perfect. The Afternoon Tea and champagne were beautiful and the service exemplary. Heading back very soon for dinner - the menu look super!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Bath)·Dined on 9 April 2017

Absolutely wonderful. Afternoon tea with champagne sat out in the garden because of the good weather. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the staff were attentive and very pleasant. Will definitely be returning. Due to my suffering with hay fever they even had no hesitation in moving our reserved table to another part of the garden away from the majority of the flowers. Can I write anything negative about our visit - no, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 7 April 2017

We had afternoon tea at The Dower House, Royal Crescent Hotel. The weather was lovely and it was fantastic to sit in the beautiful garden. The service was superb -- very efficient and friendly. We were told that there was no rush and that we could have additional sandwiches and tea as we wished. The savouries were particularly delicious and unusual and the bath bun a speciality. The quality of the cooking is extremely high and the selection of teas very good.
We had a wonderful lazy, indulgent afternoon. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 31 March 2017

The food and service was a throwback to an unhurried times. Classic Elegance.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Bath)·Dined on 12 February 2017

We had a lovely Afternoon tea. Quality of the food and drink was outstanding.
Service was great.
Only thing I'd possibly say is that we had 4 different people serving us across the afternoon - it would be nice to just have one person dedicated to your table.
5*

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 27 January 2017

Nice and quiet - good ambience and great food. Good sommelier and other good service

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 22 January 2017

Great afternoon tea in such a nice venue. Lovely garden and friendly service! The waitress moved us from our orginal seats to a seat with a nice view which was really nice of her. Would definately come back. I think an option to refill on the sandwiches would be ace, i know a few places that do that but apart from we thought the whole experience was great and memorable.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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 (Bath)·Dined on 8 December 2016

A superb experience, interesting and excellent food, well presented and imaginative. Lovely surroundings and a very attentive and friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Bath)·Dined on 12 November 2016

Amazing, the staff went above and beyond for us, such as getting us extra sandwiches and even going out and grabbing some tea for us as the shop was about to close.
Highly recommend

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 20 October 2016

One of the best meals we have ever had! Thank you so much to the staff for making our 12 year anniversary a special one!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Bath)·Dined on 8 October 2016

Very friendly and restaurant. We went for afternoon tea and enjoyed the whole experience. Friendly staff,amazing food

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (Bath)·Dined on 17 September 2016

Excellent venue, beautiful and imaginative patisserie and afternoon tea

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Bath)·Dined on 10 September 2016

Outstanding service with food to die for! Couldn't have asked for more.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Bath)·Dined on 24 August 2016

While away the afternoon dinning and chatting in a relaxed atmosphere with amazing good & wonderful staff.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Bath)·Dined on 14 August 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea here for our 'minimoon'. Service and food were both great!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Bath)·Dined on 8 August 2016

I booked afternoon tea for a treat on my wife's birthday - she absolutely loved it. Both the food and the service were wonderful. We'll have to come back for an evening meal! Thanks to all those who looked after us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (Bath)·Dined on 31 July 2016

I had high expectations for this place and was not disappointed! The location, garden and service were outstanding and we will certainly come back for an afternoon tea very soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 23 July 2016

First class in every way. One of the very best places that we have ever eaten. Ideal for really special occasions - we will return.

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 (Bath)·Dined on 2 July 2016

Excellent food, very knowledgeable sommelier and cheerful, efficient service. We ate the six course taster menu and tried an unknown (at least to us) Lebanese wine. There was plenty to challenge, experiment with and enjoy. In our party of four we all had our favourites and some dishes we were less keen on but overall a very enjoyable experience. A formal setting with beautiful garden and comfortable bar to relax in before your meal. Part of the Royal Crescent Hotel but separate. We found the background music a little irritating, otherwise an excellent evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 25 June 2016

An excellent evening spent with friends celebrating a 50th birthday. We were looked after very well by professional and knowledgable staff. The food and drinks were perfect as was the venue.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Bath)·Dined on 19 January 2016

What a fantastic experience - my mother and I had an afternoon tea for her 70th birthday and everything was total perfection. The staff were attentive without being interfering, nothing was any trouble and we really felt that they cared that we were having a good time. The food was exquisite - we had one traditional and one savoury afternoon tea - the individual Bath Buns were sensational, the patisseries beautiful and delicious and the savoury dishes were extremely innovative (apple jelly with a creamy with spelt breadcrumbs

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (Bath)·Dined on 21 December 2015

Excellent venue, attentitive but non intrusive staff who were polite, friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere with beautiful surroundings. I was very impressed with the whole experience.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 12 December 2015

Would thoroughly recommend the afternoon tea. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Great place for an occasion feast.

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 (Bath)·Dined on 20 November 2015

Beautiful surroundings. Very attentive staff. We were made to feel very welcome. The selection of sandwiches and cakes were very nice but I have had equally nice afternoon tea at other places for less expense. It was a little bit of luxury for a special occasion though and we enjoyed it very much

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 7 November 2015

I wanted to take my friend for a special afternoon tea and I couldn't have asked for more. It is perfectly located in the centre if you want to arrive early and have a wonder round Bath. We were able to park the car for the day which made it so easier to potter about. Would highly recommend the experience.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 19 September 2015

My partner and I ate at The Dower House on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was quite quiet when we arrived at 8pm but was full by 9pm. It's a beautiful location and the dining room is lovely - I really like the table set-up.

We ate from the A La Carte which had some really interesting choices. The food was stunningly presented and delicious - I would particularly recommend the turbot.

Service was delightful from the moment we entered the restaurant and were greeted. Everyone was friendly and very helpful. The chap who waited on us from Portugal was particularly charming.

I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone staying in or around Bath, not least because the building is one of the most beautiful parts of it.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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