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Sam's Kitchen

#115 of 413 Restaurants in Bath
#134 of 471 Places to Eat in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, Spanish, British, Contemporary
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61 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BN, England
01225 481159
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great little restasurant just off the beaten track

Not on the mainstream tourist trails, this independent restaurant has a relaxed style and serves locally-sourced food that is well cooked and presented. Walcot street has lots of character and Sam's Kitchen adds to that.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Steve R
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Not on the mainstream tourist trails, this independent restaurant has a relaxed style and serves locally-sourced food that is well cooked and presented. Walcot street has lots of character and Sam's Kitchen adds to that.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Last Thursday a group of women friends met for our quarterly lunch in Bath. There were 9 of us and Sam's kitchen did everything they could to accommodate us as they are too small to take bookings. The sun shone and they put a table outside for us. There is a good choice of food - regular items and daily... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had an amazing sausage roll with side salads and lentils. It was truly beautiful and not like any sausage roll I've ever had! I love how fresh and tasty everything I tried was. It was truly a delight to eat here. It was quite cramped seating but was fine for a quick lunch.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Despite living in Bath a while now, I only visited this place for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I can tell you Sam's kitchen, that based on this visit alone, you've gained a new regular customer. Everything was flawless; the look and feel of the place is quirky without being too try-hard, the music playing in... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Occasionally writing reviews on Trip Advisor I normally follow the principle of not writing negatively, preferring to voice concerns direct. This trade is hard enough without unnecessary negativity. But this time I think I want to raise a concern about Sam's Kitchen. This is an attractive looking place with, at first sight, friendly staff and food that looks great. But... More 

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samskitchen, Owner at Sam's Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to write a message to us. I welcome any feedback, positive or negative; it's the only way that we can grow. Regardless of having friends, i do, of course mind that you haven't been satisfied with my place and it really does matter to me! I couldn't agree with you more about... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Good honest food (mainly variations on salads) in a nice setting. Really liked the place and will defo go back. Looks good in then evening too.

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We visited Sam's Kitchen twice during our stay in Bath and thoroughly enjoyed the food both times. It looked and tasted good. The cafe was busy each time. Toilet access is poor and unsafe, but not sure what can be done about that. Would recommend and will return. Staff very friendly and attentive.

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Wilttshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Almost every dish, cup and saucer used was chipped. The teapot spout was also cracked and chipped and the lid was wedged in place with paper. The toilet is located using steep steps which would prove difficult for anyone elderly or with a minor disability. The food I felt was overpriced. The service was ok but the prices were steep... More 

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samskitchen, Owner at Sam's Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello there, I'm really sorry your experience at Sam's in Bath wasn't what you had wanted it to be. We tend to use old and vintage tea cups and we don't really mind a chip or two in them. We use large paper teabags and loose leaf teas, the top of which stick out from under the lid; just to... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Here the chef prepares a couple of dishes every lunchtime with an incredible selection of salads to go with. I chose the baked salmon with taboulah salad - amazing. Great coffee.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Absolutely charming cafe. The food is beyond delicious and freshly made. There is seating outside and it is a real sun trap. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Sam's Kitchen

Address: 61 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BN, England
Phone Number: 01225 481159
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16
Cuisine: Italian, Spanish, British, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: 01225 481159

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish, British, Contemporary
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?