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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Bath/Somerset

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Bath/Somerset? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Cross House Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1201)
£25 and under
British
Bath
About the restaurant
A British, Seasonal Offering with Daily Fresh Fish, Meat and Vegetables. Menu will be changed regularly to insure the highest and freshest quality.
Top review
Bonnievip
Dined 4 days ago
Brilliant lunch - wonderful service - nice weather- who could want for more
A photo of Upstairs at Landrace restaurant
4.8
4.8 (139)
£41 and over
European
Bath
About the restaurant
Upstairs at Landrace is a casual neighbourhood bar & bistro, our food is led by ingredients which are carefully sourced from local farms and market gardens, we work with producers who have a natural approach to growing and use regenerative, high welfare farming techniques. The menu regularly features handmade pasta, line-caught Cornish fish and meat from Haye Farm in Devon, and Huntsham Farm in Herefordshire.
You can join us for a quick plate of pasta at lunchtime or a longer celebratory meal with friends & family in the evening. Our menu changes regularly, you can find sample menus updated weekly on our website.

The wine/cider list changes regularly, focusing on small European growers and makers. All our wines have been made following low intervention organic/biodynamic practices. We also pour many local naturally made ciders and perrys. Our soft drinks are made in house showcasing seasonal cordials, and aperitif/digestif offerings can bookend your meal if desired.
Top review
TanyaJ
Dined 6 days ago
Slightly awkward to get to, but delightfully genuine bistro feel; staff knowledgable and friendly, food sourced locally, unusual and mostly organic wine list.
A photo of Pen Mill Hotel restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1798)
£25 and under
British
Yeovil
About the restaurant
AA Accredited - COVID-19 Confident
We are not a ‘fancy pants’ establishment. Not in the least. We offer good quality, home-cooked, locally sourced (where possible) food. 90% of our menu is made on the premises. Certainly not ‘Pub Grub’ but not ‘Gastro Pub’ either. It’s good value for money. However, our standards are high, very high. Not only in the quality of the food that comes into and leaves the kitchen but also in the presentation, the delivery to the table and overall customer service. We’re definitely not ‘Silver Service’ either but all of our staff are attentive, smartly dressed and will always go that extra mile wherever they can. These are just some of the reasons we were awarded the Taste of the West GOLD award in 2019.
We are a dog friendly establishment, very dog friendly. However, please tell us at the time of booking so that we can place you in our Bar area , as opposed to our Restaurant.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Fantastic service as always wonderful food great stuff they made it special for my sons birthday
A photo of The Bath Arms restaurant
4.7
4.7 (621)
£25 and under
Modern European
Cheddar
About the restaurant
The Bath Arms is located in the heart of Cheddar and just a short walk away from Cheddar Gorge and caves. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offer exceptional accommodation in the form of 6 beautiful ensuite bedrooms. Awarded 2AA rosettes for the last four years in a row for our restaurant and 4 gold star inn for our hotel in 2017, we work hard to provide our guests with the highest level of customer service and a quality experience across all aspects of the hotel. Chef Mark Horton and his team work hard to produce a quality favourites menu with hearty pub classics and an à la carte specials menu. Both menus use seasonal produce and the highest quality ingredients, with full traceability.
Top review
LynneB
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
As always staff very attentive , but not overly. Food is fabulous.
A photo of The Marlborough Tavern restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1985)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Bath
About the restaurant
Just around the corner from Bath's Royal Crescent, The Marlborough Tavern combines the atmosphere of a local pub with the food quality you’d expect of a top restaurant. Two AA rosettes, and inclusions in The Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide bear testimony to the quality of both food and service. It’s no wonder it's won the Bath Gastropub of the Year title more than any competitors.

Food is essentially, though not slavishly, English in character and takes advantage of locally sourced produce wherever possible. Its food reputation is matched by their service - always friendly and attentive without being intrusive, and there's an extensive wine list and selection of local ales to choose from. The Marlborough's pub garden is arguably Bath’s finest; a walled courtyard space, that’s perfect for summertime lunching and drinking.
Top review
OhioAnn
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Great food, warm service, and a comfortable atmosphere.
A photo of The Chequers - Bath restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1920)
£25 and under
British
Bath
About the restaurant
IN THE BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN CITY OF BATH, Chequers has been the central meeting point for the community on River Street, Royal Crescent and Circus for countless years.
We hope to continue that tradition offering a friendly bar stool for a chat or a cosy corner for lunch or dinner with friends. Traditional ales, a vibrant wine list and chic cocktails all complement a stunning menu of classic British cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Superb meal with fabulous staff wonderful evening had with friends thank you
A photo of The Plough - Wrington restaurant
4.5
4.5 (176)
£25 and under
Pub
Weston-Super-Mare
About the restaurant
Nestled in the picturesque town of Wrington, Bristol, the Plough Inn is a local's haven. Our traditional pub offers old world charm fused with a modern finish throughout the interiors and garden. From ordering a round in to enjoy in the garden, to having a meal in our intimate dining room next to the fire, you'll feel at home and catered for any time of year.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
As ever, The Plough was great. Lovely, friendly staff, good food and great atmosphere. Thanks!
A photo of The Griffin Inn restaurant
4.3
4.3 (56)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Bath
About the restaurant
DRINK, EAT & SLEEP IN THE HEART OF BATH
A Georgian Inn with uncommon quality, The Griffin has been welcoming locals and visitors to Bath for nearly 300 years.

Tucked a stone’s throw away from the bustling city centre, the pub offers a lively, but laidback space to unwind – over a pint, over a meal or overnight.

We’ve got outstanding beer, wine and spirits behind the bar, with no end of cosy corners to enjoy them.

We’re here for the proper pub.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
I had the best risotto of my life here - smoked salmon and pea. Soooooo good. The beautiful home made lemon tart with raspberry coulis was out of this world. The staff were the very best and the atmosphere was lovely. Definitely add this to your list.
A photo of The Bear Inn restaurant
4.1
4.1 (213)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Bath
About the restaurant
Bear Inn, formally known as The Bear, will be bringing you fresh seasonal ingredients to Bath through our innovative menu.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 27, 2024
Comfortable and spacious dining area, good choice of menu, excellent food and excellent service. Very friendly and caring staff.
A photo of George Inn - Backwell restaurant
3.4
3.4 (335)
£25 and under
Pub
Backwell
About the restaurant
Nestled in the picturesque village of Backwell in the parish of North Somerset, the George Inn is a haven for fleeting visitors and locals alike. Our traditional pub offers old world charm fused with a modern finish throughout the interior and garden to enjoy with loved ones. From sipping a refreshing cocktail in the courtyard, indulging in our pub classics next to the fire, or staying the night in our cosy rooms you'll feel at home and catered for any time of year.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
We had a lovely meal and it was all home made. Service was great despite there not being many staff.
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