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Independent French Bistro Cuisine in Bath

Bistro La Barrique is the unique vision of renowned chef Michel Lemoine.
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French cookery videos with Michel Lemoine

You can follow Michel through the preparation of some favourite bistro recipes on our Video page - click here

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Originally studying cookery in his native France and first working in Paris, Michel came to London in the 1980s to work with such illustrious names as the Roux Brothers, Alistair Little, and with Simon Hopkinson at Bibendum.

Moving to the West Country in the 90s, Michel joined Bristol’s Glass Boat as head chef. By 1998 he had become a partner in Byzantium and then went on to build a reputation for quality French bistro cuisine as proprietor of the highly-regarded No.5 restaurant in Bath.

Michel Lemoine - your personal chef
Creative - original - local - independent

Bistro La Barrique is the realisation of Michel's ambition to create an authentic French restaurant in Bath, providing the city with a creative, independent alternative to the formulaic and ubiquitous chain establishments. La Barrique's customers enjoy the experience of an accomplished and talented chef expressing his own unique vision, and sharing a passion for the very best in food and wine.

With its emphasis on a relaxed, warm and welcoming ambience, combined with diversity, quality and great service at an affordable price, La Barrique has become a favourite destination for those diners who are seeking something distinctive, different and original.

As Michel says "I’d been involved in food and wine tasting evenings where we were combining a number of smaller, succulent dishes with complementary wines. This fun and interesting experience became the inspiration for the ‘Petit plats’ approach that is now the cornerstone of our style at La Barrique".

Michel Lemoine French cookery videos
TV & Radio

For some years Michel has also been a presenter on the Good Food Channel (formerly UKTV Food) as well as presenting on cookery related themes for BBC radio. He also appears by invitation to such events as The France Show at Olympia in January 2015. You can see Michel guiding you through the preparation of some bistro favourites on the Video page.





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Bistro La Barrique    31 Barton Street  Bath    Tel: 01225 463 861


Opening times:
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 1200-1430 hours
Evening: Monday to Thursday 1730–2200 hours;
Friday & Saturday 1730–2230 hours
Sunday - closed

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