Emma and I were heading back home through Bath and looking for a reasonably priced lunch. To be fair to the city, there are a lot of eateries which aren’t chains but we decided to leave the immediate area around the Roman baths to avoid the worst of the tourist traps.
The friendly staff soon had us seated and sorted with drinks.
The menu has a widespread influence and we started with sea trout gravadlax and asparagus spears. The gravadlax has a nice citrus under layer of citrus flavours and we liked the pea purée with the asparagus.
For mains, the honey-roast duck confit leg was classically French with a partner of warm salad of Puy lentils, orange segments, toasted hazelnuts and hazelnut/Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar dressing. The other main of pork loin wrapped in prosciutto had classical friends mustard pomme purée and sage cream sauce on the plate. Both were cooked beautifully.
With such a good kitchen, we couldn’t resist the chocolate fondant, which was a good end to the meal.
Food: ★★★★☆ Service: ★★★★★ Ambiance: ★★★★☆ VFM: ★★★★★ Overall: ★★★★☆
Price: Great value lunch deal.
Gascoyne House, Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RN