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“A real treat for the taste buds” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Menu Gordon Jones

Menu Gordon Jones
2 Wellsway, Bath BA2 3AQ, England
01225 480871
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Ranked #2 of 459 Restaurants in Bath
Price range: $48 - $64
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Menu Gordon Jones is all about amazing food, with an element of surprise. All Chef's menus are seasonal, locally sourced and offer real value for money. To really tickle your taste buds try our dishes, all served by our friendly staff in a funky setting.
Bath, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A real treat for the taste buds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My wife and I had to book six months in advance to get a table for our wedding anniversary dinner at this small restaurant with a very unpretentious exterior but it was worth it! The food is delightfully presented and each dish has an amazing mix of flavours. One waiter was extremely knowledgeable and explained each course - on his recommendation we indulged in their excellent taster wine experience - a specially selected glass of wine for each course. The only off key note was the rather loud background musac - probably appealed to the young European staff but not us more grey haired Brits.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hove, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Four of us went for lunch to Menu Gordon Jones as a celebration for our son's graduation.
We were very lucky to get the table right in front of the kitchen so we were able to chat with the very amiable Gordon whilst he was working.
There is no menu from which to choose, it's a set five course lunch which uses whatever fresh produce is available on that day - everything is extremely fresh!
Every course of lunch was outstanding, notably a tomato water - served from a round bottomed flask!, which looked insipid and watery but had the most intense tomato flavour that I have ever tasted. This was served over a goats cheese ravioli with baby vegetables.
Veal sweetbreads served on a tuna sashimi with wasabi pea puree were creamy and divine.
The sommelier was excellent, explaining every wine very carefully with the grape variety and the reason that particular wine had been chosen to pair with the food.
The restaurant has a dramatic, scientific way of serving tea and coffee that was the perfect finale.
A very popular restaurant which is already fully booked for every Friday and Saturday night until 2014!
My only very minor gripe is being charged 50p to use a credit card when one has spent over £200 on lunch!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Easily missed position. Only the whispers give a hint of the wonderful food on offer. Creative, beautifully presented and thoughtfully executed. Unpretentious small restaurant, not overcrowded. well informed knowledgeable and approachable staff . we've booked for two more meals, well in advance! Be prepared to wait. It's worth it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Four of us had lunch - the food was inventive, interesting and full of unusual but effective flavour combinations. A really excellent lunch.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“one of the best meals in a restaurant? Definitely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Is this one of the best meals you've ever had in a restaurant? Definitely!

In the two weeks we were on holiday in April 2013, we went to Umami in Copenhagen, Bloom on the Park in Malmo and Menu Gordon Jones. Three excellent restaurants in three countries, all offering a similar experience. And Gordon Jones is right up with the best, possibly even the best of those three - I really can't make up my mind.

From start to finish we were given an excellent meal - an excellent experience really.

My only criticism is that the spiel we were given by the waiting staff about the wines seemed a bit rushed - as if it had been learnt by rote. However, the wines were all excellent matches for each course.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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