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Raphael Restaurant

Gascoyne House Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RN, England
+44 1225 480042
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, French, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Gascoyne House Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RN, England
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Reviewed today

A really warm welcome, from the most charming staff, we found them warm and friendly, without being ultra fussy, a really nice touch. Excellent choice from the pre theatre dining menu,and very well presented, Food was tasty, appealing to the eye, there was nothing NOT...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mrandmrsDorset
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small restaurant with big soul and great food. The staff was brilliant. Their wine list is very good and well thought of according to the dishes. A great example of Morden British/European cooking. I strongly recommend it for a small family dining experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kobas731
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate at Raphael on Saturday evening & the entire experience from beginning to end was fantastic! The staff were incredibly attentive without being imposing. There was a wide range of food on the menu and the 4 of us each had something different for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank laura_1983_williams
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a party of 3. We had to wait over 1 hour for food, we chased them up and we didn’t get much by way of an apology (a few olives and bread). We presume they must’ve forgot us, although the restaurant isn’t...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DadFC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We shop in Bath every 2 or3 months and eat lunch here without fail. We've been elsewhere in the past but this is simply the best little restaurant in Bath. 'nuff said!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ColinL1335
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Believe the reviews. We booked on the strength of the reviews and it’s close proximity to our hotel and we were not disappointed. The service was faultless even on a Saturday night and the food and wine was excellent. Simply the best lamb I have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 989GaryW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking around Bath and decided to eat. Looked at Tripadvisor and saw many good reviews of this restaurant, and decided to try it. Oh it was a wonderful surprise!!!! Everything was so nice!!!! Staff was great and very kind. The food was delicious...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank rstamada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here just before Christmas & had one of the best meals ever. I had the duck & my wife had the lamb & both were fantastic although we got the feeling that whatever we chose from the menu would have been wonderful. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Lorniesan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful experience at Raphael this evening. The food, wine and ambience were superb. The service was excellent too. Location to central Bath easily amenable. Great night, thank you..,

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vince s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous experience. Bath is blessed with some fine restaurants and this is up there with the best. Family owned and run, attentive and enthusiastic staff, a front of house manager who is fast, friendly and knows his wines, excellent standard of food. First...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank layaboutEngland_
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Peter R
6 September 2018|
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Response from PeterJ1952 | Reviewed this property |
One of the public car parks, the largest and one of the nearest is probably Charlotte Street.
21 May 2018|
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Response from Winniesgirl56 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I can't remember but I think the main entrance is on the level, I'm sure a quick call to the restaurant could answer your questions, we found them very helpful x
21 December 2017|
Response from Raphael_Restaurant | Property representative |
Hi Anastasia. Please send us your CV via email or drop a copy off at our restaurant. Many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gascoyne House Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 480042
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Raphael restaurant is a much loved restaurant located in the heart of the beautiful city of Bath. Open since 2001 Raphael has established an excellent reputation for serving fabulous European inspired modern British food. Raphael has a cosy atmosphere and exquisite food, perfect for leisurely lunches, pre-theatre dining and intimate meals for two, the ideal place for any occasion. The head chef and his team create imaginative dishes using the freshest local produce available, with the emphasis on seasonality. At Raphael all of the mouth-watering desserts are made in-house, including the delicious ice-creams and sorbets. The friendly and professional staff welcome you warmly, whether you area visitor to the city or one of the regular clientele, many of whom have become good friends over the years. The wine list has been carefully chosen to ensure wines that complement the food perfectly, with reasonable prices, coupled with some amazing bin-ends.
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