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
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
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
I took my sister to the dower house for afternoon tea as a treat.
The food was excellent as expected but the service was not as attentive as on previous occasions we sat in a corner away from everyone else so kinda got forgotten about , we were asked if we wanted more sandwiches which was great but didn't get or extra pots of tea.
The table to our right behind the wall were very well attended to.
I had to find the server and ask for our bill but he didn't bring it so had to ask another member of staff to bring it .
This was an expensive afternoon tea and I was disappointed as I've been to the hotel many times and received excellent service.
Great chance to visit the Royal Crescent. We had afternoon tea in lovely settings. The Dover House is located in the gardens behind the Royal Crescent, and provides a tranquil and cosy setting.
Wonderful experience for High Tea, the service and food selection was perfect.
Avoid if possible. Food was OK not great. Location was great but the actual restaurant was dusty and smelly. Good if you've never done an afternoon tea, but poor if you've done others.
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!
Quite exceptional. From the perfect service to the sheer taste experience, the Dower House is a wonderful place to eat and enjoy. Thoroughly recommended
First class as always, great food and marvelous service. Very attentive and professional staff.
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!
The staff members were outstanding. Great conversation, extremely polite & good advise. My sister & I had a great conversation with Jake (Giovanni)
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
Beautiful hotel, excellent service, perfect for afternoon tea with style.
A lovely place. Unfortunately the two most popular things were not available. Scallops and lamb.
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!
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.
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.
The food and service was a throwback to an unhurried times. Classic Elegance.
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.
Nice and quiet - good ambience and great food. Good sommelier and other good service
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.
A superb experience, interesting and excellent food, well presented and imaginative. Lovely surroundings and a very attentive and friendly staff.
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.