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Bistro La Barrique

#24 of 418 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
French, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Bistro
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31 Barton Street, Bath BA1 1HG , England
01225 463861
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 545
    Excellent
  • 182
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
French Tapas!

French tapas - what a great idea! Service and food were both impecable. The dumb-waiter meant that waiting staff never left the dining room. They were around whenever we needed anything! Great place (bring lots of friends so you can justify ordering everything on the menu...)

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Meg D
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Bath, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Bath, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

French tapas - what a great idea! Service and food were both impecable. The dumb-waiter meant that waiting staff never left the dining room. They were around whenever we needed anything! Great place (bring lots of friends so you can justify ordering everything on the menu...)

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My lunch club went here to lunch on 14 July, Bastille Day. Being a French restaurant it was very busy but we had good service and excellent food. The food definitely had that French flair. We started with Wild Mushroom Flan, then Chicken Croustade and finished with classic Crème Brulee. Because it was Bastille Day there was a great atmosphere... More 

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Heathcote
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went here on recommendation of B&B. Directed to back garden - sounded nice but crowded. Had a selection of starters - scallops, chorizo & sardines then bread and olives arrived. Olives were up ripe and tough. Followed with "special" baked cod. Staff did not question why we left so much untouched. Over priced and generally lacking.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The exterior is very unprepossing and looks quite old fashioned but the interior is more contemporary. It claims to be a French restaurant but serves what it calls tapas and there didn't appear to be a single member of staff who was French. It seems as if it has an identity crisis! However, lunch was very pleasant and the so-called... More 

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Wimborne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Not sure how long this restaurant has been in business or how long they have been offering a Tapas menu but it still needs work. When we booked we were told that 6.45 was the only time they could offer for dinner, which was a bit early for us, consequently we were pretty much on our own in a sterile... More 

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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were looking for something a bit different while we stayed in Bath and saw some reviews for Bistro La Barrique, so decided to go there. From the outside we were a bit disappointed as the exterior is very drab and dated, but we decided to go inside anyway. Then everything changed. We had a table outside in a tree... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

1st visit after recommendation and it certainly lived up to expectation. The food was fabulous and if you like tasting menus this is definitely a place to go. We went with friends and between the 4 of us we had 8 "tapas" and 4 side dishes which was plenty for lunch. Great value and very good service. Will definitely be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a genuine French restaurant run by a Frenchman. The food here is too good for Bath. Must be the best place in town.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What a wonderful dinner and evening's entertainment! A historical intro from the lovely owner & chef followed by fun quizzes organized by his wife! We were promptly served by their daughter and enjoyed a raucous evening of fine food, wine and Michel's fabulous cocktail: Pousse Rapiere! Well worth a visit!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stumbled upon the Bistro La Barrique by accident a few doors down from Brassiere Blanc, but it was the plethora of TripAdvisor stickers on the window that encouraged and enticed us in. It was late on a Friday lunch time but only two other tables were occupied. The restaurant interior was nice and tidy, but the atmosphere was quiet... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro La Barrique

Address: 31 Barton Street, Bath BA1 1HG, England
Phone Number: 01225 463861
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Barton Street, Bath BA1 1HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: 01225 463861

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?