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Garden Cafe

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Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB, England
+44 1225 388569
11:00 - 17:00
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Sat 10:00 - 07:00
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Deal, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting this truly wonderful museum we went to the cafe for a snack lunch. Goodness, how disappointing. Chaotic and slow service. Unclean crockery. Seats very close together. Grub wasn't brilliant either. My so called Florentine was a squashed flapjack. They must do better.

Thank CharlieDeal2015
Gosport, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a cup of tea after visiting the museum; it was around lunch time and there was a steady stream of workers, mums that lunch and visitors like us. Lots of seating, including some comfy sofa's. Order at the counter then it's served at the table; the tea was in a pot with real cups and was pretty... More 

Thank AlanandLyn
Devon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having previously lived in Bath we returned for a visit to one of our favourite cafes for a morning coffee break. No more table service, but no information to let you know to order at the till. Tables all too close together, so it felt like we were sitting at a table for 12 people, instead of for 2. Not... More 

1 Thank Steven-Simon
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The cafe is in a great setting, with views of the grounds of the Holburn Museum and into the park. It's nice architecturally too - blending contemporary with the classic building it's a part of. We only had coffees/hot chocolate. Catering seemed absolutely fine - as you'd expect from a chain running a concession. However, the cleanliness let it down... More 

1 Thank L0nd0n_James_UK
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This Café is attached to the Holburn Museum and overlooks a pleasant garden area. I only had a Latte and a piece of Cake so nothing challenging for the staff to deal with. I was offered a menu on entering, chose, ordered and paid at the till and given a number, where the waitress brought it to me when it... More 

Thank Steve U
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

No good for children! We live nearby but first time we'd visited. We ordered two adult lunches and a children's box to share between my 16 month old and his brother. First childs ham sandwich that arrived was on sour dough (too tough and dry for small mouths and new teeth anyway) BUT the bread was also stale so we... More 

Thank Sarah B
Chichester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The menu we were offered for lunch was not the one on the website: choices were much more limited and less interesting. We chose the burger and wished we hadn't as it was very hard and not at all succulent as we expected. It was served in cardboard. We asked for plates and, after some delay, we were provided with... More 

2 Thank DC0344
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We only stopped for a mid morning coffee as we were in the final stages of having walked the length of The Kennet and Avon Canal from reading to Bath . The park is a delight and can easily be accessed from the canal towpath. This café is part of the Holbourne museum but can be visited separately , although... More 

Thank bantickr
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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498 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This café makes the most out of its location, with huge glass windows looking out into Sydney Gardens, and a large outdoor seating area. The coffee and apple juice we had were both excellent. There were no issues with the service.

Thank PebbleL
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Having visited to see a special exhibition,a little disappointing,I called in the restaurant for lunch.The waitress who served me was streaming with a cold,giving change and serving food without washing her hands.. Whilst I cant be certain that I have contracted her cold I think this is quite likely. Please review your policy regarding staff illness.

1 Thank somersetgolfer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 07:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 388569

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?