Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurants Light Up Bath's Culinary Scene

Bath, a city steeped in history and elegance, boasts a thriving culinary scene. While Bath may not be home to a plethora of Michelin-starred restaurants, the prestigious guide still shines a light on plenty of recommended and Bib Gourmand eateries within the city walls.

The Olive Tree

For those seeking an exceptional dining experience, Bath proudly presents one Michelin Star The Olive Tree Restaurant. Nestled beneath the Queensberry Hotel on Russell Street, this establishment has held its Michelin star since 2018.

The Olive Tree’s philosophy revolves around showcasing seasonal ingredients with a focus on classic dishes reimagined with a modern twist. Expect “colours, textures and flavours used to full effect in refined, creative combinations which have plenty of depth,” as noted by the Michelin inspectors. 

Michelin Bib Gourmand and Beyond

While The Olive Tree is the sole Michelin-starred restaurant in Bath at present, the city offers an array of other restaurants recognised for their culinary prowess. The Michelin Guide highlights several establishments under its ‘Bib Gourmand’ category, awarded to restaurants offering “good quality, cooking and good value for money.”

These Bib Gourmand restaurants, alongside a plethora of highly-rated independent eateries, cater to diverse palates and budgets.  Here are a few examples of Bath’s Bib Gourmand accolades:

The Chequers: This charming gastropub located in Bath’s beautiful Lansdown area, is renowned for its focus on fresh, seasonal produce and innovative British cuisine. Expect dishes like Wild Boar scotch egg with chorizo jam, or a 6oz Beef & Bone Marrow Burger and a brilliant Sunday roast. 

Beckford Bottle Shop: This lively spot combines a wine bar with a fantastic restaurant. Their menu features a delicious selection of small plates, perfect for sharing, alongside an impressive wine list. The guide notes that “tasty, carefully prepared small plates, like Bath chaps with Bramley apple, are served by a cheerful and helpful team.”

Beyond Bib Gourmand

Robun: Set in George Street with breathtaking views of Bath, Robun offers a sophisticated yet relaxed dining experience. Crave a front-row seat to culinary artistry? Robin’s Chef’s Table offers just that. This intimate setting, perfect for 6-8 guests, boasts a mesmerising fireside view directly into the open kitchen.

Upstairs at Landrace: Ascend the stairs at Landrace Bakery and discover Upstairs. Their brunch and lunch menus are a mix of seasonal flavours. The Michelin Guide describes the menus as “seasonal British dishes which are carefully cooked and full of rustic flavours.” They also offer an impressive coffee and pastries program for those who need a caffeine kick.

Henry’s: Nestled in a quiet pedestrianised lane, Henry’s offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle. Their menu showcases classic French cuisine with a modern twist, all prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients. It was called “A complete winner”, by Master Chef critic Jay Rayner.

The Michelin Guide: Explore Bath’s Michelin-starred and Bib Gourmand restaurants on the official Michelin Guide website:  https://guide.michelin.com/en/gb/bath-and-north-east-somerset/bath/restaurants 

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