We visit Bath every January, to celebrate my wife's birthday. We love just looking at the buildings without summer crowds.
We found Tilley's last year; this year, my wife was eager to return for her birthday meal. The `early dinner menu' just suited us. In our experience of visiting Bath, we have found much standard `pub grub' and some rather pretentious over-priced haute cuisine establishments. Tilley's has interesting dishes that most people would not cook at home. The fish, sourced from Devonshire coast, was tasty and well-garnished without destroying the fresh flavour; my wife, a vegetarian, was impressed with the quality and variety of the French cheese board, and its attractive presentation. Nowhere else have we eaten asparagus out of season that was tender and delicious. The desserts, all home made, were likewise delicious - especially the cheesecakes.
Good selection of wines. The restaurant encourages customers to have several small dishes in place of one meal: very sensible, for most restaurants give us huge platefuls that we never finish.
The restaurant a homely atmosphere in two rooms, one on each side of the central corridor. It is tastefully furnished and has floral decorations, The `homeliness' does not mean over-crowding, unlike adjacent the establishment where one has to eat cheek-by-jowl. We were welcomed warmly by the owner; all the waitresses were friendly and courteous: finding time to chat to us, without at all intruding.
The setting is in a quiet pedestrian precinct in one of the few c16-17 streets that John Wood did not pull down during his creation of what is now the only World Heritage town in Britain,
The perfect place for a relaxing evening where customers are made welcome and not kept waiting or hurried out.
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