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Raphael Restaurant

#11 of 422 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Gascoyne House Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RN, England
+44 1225 480042
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 10:30
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Reading, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Booked a table here for four a couple of days ahead of our trip to Bath. It was a bit quiet for a Friday evening but the service was nice. The food however was delicious. Despite looking good, we skipped starters but the mains were delicious, turbot special as a substitute for sea bass was tremendous, venison was as expected... More 

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Thank Jennimonty
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked into this place without booking on a Friday night (March 17th), having been badly let down by the restaurant we were meant to be spending the evening with. Thank God we did, we had a lovely evening. Service was very good, and the staff very welcoming, the food was superb, I could not fault it. Wine list was... More 

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Thank Andy N
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We discovered this little gem of a restaurant as we walked to the theatre and decided to have an early evening meal there. We ate from the Pre-theatre menu which was exceptional value given the taste and the quality of the food. Furthermore the atmosphere within the restaurant was cosy, relaxed but yet felt special and the staff were courteous... More 

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Thank Angela A
Rainham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a mid week reservation for two and it was quite quiet, only a hand full of other diners. The restaurant is very nice and quite cosy but it had a slight stale air smell about it, it needed some air through it but it wasn't so bad to put you off... We started on champagne cocktails which were... More 

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Thank Qualityman-one
East Budleigh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here with friends on 7 March. We chose the Pre-theatre menu which offered a very good choice at a reasonable price. The atmosphere was informal and staff were very friendly and helpful. Food and wine were excellent value for money.

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Thank Amsburian
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We want for the set priced lunch menu. As others have said the food was delicious. I had the pork belly which was the best I have tasted. The service was friendly and efficient. We will certainly be making a return visit, soon I hope.

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Thank Chris A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch - choosing from the set lunch menu offering two courses for £15.50. Both starters and mains were absolutely delicious, and would perhaps have been sufficient but on being advised that the mains did not come with potatoes we added dauphinois. We particularly enjoyed the game terrine and the slow cooked pork belly which was melt in... More 

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UK
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I saw Raphael's menu I was pleased to see I wasn't necessarily obliged to give in to a fish option yet again. As a non meat eater, it's nice to see a proper vegetarian option. I chose the red lentil, aubergine and red pepper gratin, but was disappointed when what arrived at the table was something more worthy of... More 

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1 Thank flipflogg
LUKASZ W, General Manager at Raphael Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You very much for your review.We are very sorry that we didn't manage to impress You with our vegetarian dish of the set menu, however I must say that we haven't had a negative comments about vegetarian gratin, and we are very surprised with Your review. We hoping that you will give us another chance and try our new... More 

Melksham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the "pre-theatre" menu, but it was actually a "post-matinee" meal. The play had been very disappointing, and we arrived at Raphael in a rather irritated state. Two hours later, equilibrium was fully restored thanks to the best food and dining experience we'd had in the last 18 months. This is a genuine French style experience. The menu... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As my husbands and my birthdays are only 6 weeks apart we like to have a day out in between for a special lunch. We decided on Bath and arrived not knowing where we would eat, but found Raphaels shortly after getting there. We had a look around but decided the first choice looked the best, and we weren't wrong.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 10:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 10:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 10:30
Thursday
12:00 - 10:30
Friday
12:00 - 10:30
Saturday
12:00 - 10:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?