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Bistro La Barrique

#27 of 420 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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 550
    Excellent
  • 185
    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
Perfect for the indecisive!

Stunning range of food to pick and choose as you please! Particularly loved the duck and also the sea bass. Gorgeous little summer garden in city sun trap, then only 40m down the road to the theatre! Telling all my friends about this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Alex T
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Bath, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Stunning range of food to pick and choose as you please! Particularly loved the duck and also the sea bass. Gorgeous little summer garden in city sun trap, then only 40m down the road to the theatre! Telling all my friends about this place.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Small friendly restaurant where get the chance to try lots of small plates freshly prepared going from soup to pud. Order a couple at a time as otherwise everything comes at once.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Two steps away from the Theatre Royal in Bath, this restaurant is perfect for a pre-theatre dinner. The French, tapas style food was novel for us and produced an outstanding meal, where we could all try a little of each others over a great bottle of Argentinian Malbec. It is one of the best meals out I have had in... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We has our first visit here last night for a pre-theatre meal - it was wonderful! The selection of small plates was varied and appetizing and represents really good value for money. The food itself was wonderfully flavoursome, not a single dish disappointed. We will be back again very soon to try other itens on the menu. Staff were charming... More 

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Having walked past this place many, many times after a trip to Bath's Theatre Royal, we finally got round to visiting before we got to the theatre - and what a great find it was. Small, family owned this restaurant serves French dishes, but in tapas style. A couple of plates each and a side is plenty for lunch, which... More 

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Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Had a great evening at this lovely bistro. Little plates of great quality food especially enjoyed the snails Scallops and pork belly. Lovely host welcoming and attentive service. Would recommend this great independent in sea of chains it nice to see something special.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Really relaxing, quiet little restaurant with very friendly staff. All of the items on the menu looked appetizing, but our favourite of the four that we tried were the grilled scallops and chorizo and the caramelised red onion, goat's cheese and sweet potato tatin. Left immediately looking forward to going back someday.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I went for a meal a couple of weeks ago with my friend. It was very quiet in there but mid afternoon so that's to be expected and it meant we got all the service we needed. Friendly staff, delicious food in cute french looking surroundings.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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 15 - 38
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?