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French Bistro Restaurant in Bath

Fine food & wine in a distinctive atmosphere.

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We have over 760 excellent and very good customer reviews on Trip Advisor. Click on the Trip Advisor logo below to see what others have said, or add your own review...

Customer reviews from Trip Advisor

"French charm and excellent value"
Never fails to delight! We went there for a light lunch before going to a matinee at the Theatre Royal - it's very close by. The service was really friendly, patient and helpful. Can't wait for another visit to Bath and an opportunity to return.

"Little Gem"
I had a wonderful evening last night. The food was amazing, great atmosphere and excellent wine list. Thoroughly recommend it. My wife and I can't wait to go back. Thank you La Barrique and all the staff.

"Original format, excellent service"
Went there with a couple of French friends who have very demanding palates. They loved it and for me it was an amazing introduction into French cuisine. The service also made a huge difference, really pleased with the whole thing.

"A day in Bath, lunch in France"
The food is excellent, traditionally French, but served tapas style; a stroke of culinary genius. The prices won't dent your pocket either. Staff are charming. Go there, c'est magnifique!

"Fabulous tapas bar in theatre district"
We shared pre-theatre tapas at this intimate bistro and everything we had was delicious. The potatoes au gratin are sinful. Good wine list and very attentive service. They have a good pre-theatre special.

"Something for everyone"
Impressed with this resturant every time I've been. Each visit is unique, with a range of French tapas that would keep anyone coming back for more. As one of the few independent restaurants left in the area this place earns and deserves support ... an experience hard to find elsewhere.

"Always a great experience"
Menu is always imaginative, the service excellent. If you are a regular, resist the temptation to order what you love most and try something different. If you are a new visitor, try as many tapas as you can ... you will also become a regular!

"Cannot Praise Highly Enough"
What a find! Small but perfect restaurant; French with a twist! The owner was so accommodating, even writing his recipes down for me to take home. Would highly recommend you to try this one.

"Always lovely food & friendly service"
Dined several times in this restaurant and keep going back with friends as the food is always inventive, the service friendly and efficient. Great value for money with a lovely relaxing atmosphere. Pre-theatre service is particularly efficient. Everyone I've taken there has enjoyed it too.

"Best in Bath"
Doesn't look very special from the outside - it's not as flashy as many restaurants in Bath - but don't be put off. It is superb and without question the best place I've eaten in the city. In the summer, sit outside; the garden is beautiful.

"Beautiful Tastes of France"
Had never tried tapas-style French cuisine, but loved the concept, and the food delivered with every mouthful. Slow-cooked meat dishes were exceptionally good; tender and flavoursome. Sauces were beautiful. We loved it so much we made another booking before we left.

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Bistro La Barrique is an authentic French restaurant in the centre of Bath, offering affordable gourmet French dining in a relaxed, friendly and easy-going atmosphere.

With renowned French chef Michel Lemoine at the helm, Bistro La Barrique provides Bath with the perfect independent destination for delicious and authentic French bistro cuisine at lunch time and into the evening.

Petits Plats

Food is presented as a selection of 'petits plats' dishes, a French interpretation of the 'tapas' style of eating.

Our menus are designed to enable you to create your meal by selecting and combining a number of smaller dishes, offering the opportunity for variety and experimentation in your dining experience. The menus include a good selection of both vegetarian and gluten free dishes, and we also carry an outstanding selection of wines, many of which are available by the glass. We offer a fixed price lunchtime menu at £10.95 and pre-theatre between 1730 and 1900 at £12.95.

See our current menus below:

BLB main menu download 1 Sample Full Menu - Winter 2015
BLB main menu download 1 Winter Menu 2015 vegetarian & gluten-free choices

In the heart of Bath

Located right in the centre of Bath, close to the shops of Milsom Street and just a moment's stroll from the Bath Theatre Royal, Bistro La Barrique is an ideal destination for lunch, an early afternoon break from shopping or exploring the city, and perfect for a pre-theatre meal or a relaxed evening's dining.

In addition to the spacious and stylish comfort of our restaurant we provide pavement tables and also have an enclosed, intimate courtyard area to the rear for alfresco dining.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Indoor & alfresco dining in our secluded courtyard
Children welcome
Disabled access
All major credit cards accepted
Parties catered for
Advanced booking advised to avoid disappointment

  You'll find us in Barton Street, close to Bath Theatre Royal; ideal for pre-theatre dining.

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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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