I am lucky enough to live just a stone's throw from the breathtakingly beautiful city of Bath, a World Heritage site famous for it's hot springs and Roman style baths. Teeming with history and boasting stunning architecture as well as a plethora of shops and eateries it is - in my opinion - one of the top places to visit in the country. I love to visit Bath to enjoy a leisurely shopping trip with a long lunch (particularly at Christmastime with the wonderful market stalls around the Abbey), or to take advantage of the vibrant nightlife in the many lively pubs & bars around the city, not to mention cheering on Bath Rugby at The Rec.
Travelodge asked me to share my favourite venues for budget-friendly dining in the city, and in Bath you are certainly spoiled for choice but Garfunkel's at the Orange Grove - in beautiful grade II listed building, The Empire - with views of the Abbey and Pulteney Bridge has a great lunch menu available Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm. Featuring classics such as a burgers, wraps, toasted sandwiches, jacket potatoes and pasta dishes, one course is just £7.95 or you can choose to add a starter for an additional £2. Dessert is also an additional £2 but frankly it would be rude not to, and 3 courses for less than £12 is a great deal.
For an evening meal, I highly recommend a visit to Carluccio's at Milsom Place. They have an extensive range of menus available including vegetarian and a gluten-free menu, my favourite from which is the Bistecca - pan fried ribeye steak with tarragon mayonnaise and a side dish of your choice (may I recommend the minted green beans with garlic) for £15.95, and not to be missed is their delicious gelato ice cream.
Whether it is for a romantic weekend away, a Christmas shopping trip with friends or a family break, Bath has a lot to offer for all ages and interests and truly is a must-visit.