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The Fine Cheese Co.

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29-31 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BN, England
01225 448748
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bath, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We called in for a light lunch but the crab sandwiches we had were very filling and one round would have been adequate for both of us. This was a simple but tasty meal and other dishes witnessed on leaving the café looked very tempting. Service was very good and friendly. We were two of only four diners in the... More 

Thank Papabob
Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love cheese, and you do too this is definitely a place to go. It's like other extremely fine delicatessens in that they have a massive selection, and you can try before you buy. The cafe is cute and cozy; would imagine it would be difficult if full though. Very rustic feel, and fits in with Bath as you imagine... More 

1 Thank Kevin D
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This felt like it could be my spiritual home, it has everything I want under one roof. The only thing was the service was a little slow, nothing terrible but for the amount of trade a little slower than desired. The lemon tart and coconut macaroons were heavenly.

Thank Claire T
TheFineCheeseCoBath, Manager at The Fine Cheese Co., responded to this review

We are very pleased you liked the cakes as we have a fantastic pastry chef! You are very, very welcome into our spiritual home! As for the slow service, we do apologise for the speed at which you received your order. We are training new staff at the moment and do like to take the time to make everything perfect.... More 

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156 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Only a modest frontage this delightful cafe offers a melange of fine patisserie. We had the american cheesecake and citrus polenta (gf) cakes with coffees. Excellent, even though they forgot our order we couldnt penalise then for the magnificence of their produce

Thank kishere t
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Often eat here when I come to Bath. It does amazing made to order sandwiches, great cakes and awesome coffee. I like the crayfish tail with rocket or the crab sandwiches. Very fresh bread and beautifully served. Love the relaxed atmosphere here and the shop next door.

Thank SND04
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I was first recommended this cafe a couple of years ago, since then I only ever eat there when I'm in Bath. The staff are friendly and accommodating and the food is wonderful. I've been there 3 times in 10 days and eaten the same cranberry and chicken sandwich, it's that good! The hot drink and cakes are a wonderful... More 

Thank Ollie R
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

My friends and I lunch here occasionally and it never disappoints. The food is fresh, well presented, the waiter is knowledgeable and professional and all together it's a very pleasant place to have lunch.

1 Thank Claire R
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We made a beeline for this place as we order cheeses online for family but had not actually tasted them ourselves! So a lovely fresh lunch was well presented and tasty. Tasty freshly squeezed orange juice. The cheeses and unusual biscuits to purchase are really nice. Great to visit.

Thank ObreeandCo
Bath, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This was once a lovely cheese shop (and not too shabby cafe either). However recently that seems to have changed. I stopped in the Bath shop several weeks ago and waited my turn to be assisted at the cheese counter. When everyone else had been served, I was then conspicuously ignored in preference to a family that had just walked... More 

1 Thank Tony Y
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Had tea and cake here with friends. The setting is very comfortable and service was excellent. The English Breakfast tea was very weak but the Earl Grey was tasty. Our friend had a crocque monsieur which he said was delicious. I ordered the gluten free fudge cake which was perfectly moist and went well with the tea. A very nice... More 

1 Thank lindabananana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-31 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: 01225 448748
TWO SHOPS IN ONE We have a 'cheese shop' with a range of delicious treats, and a café with our own chefs. Our 'cheese shop' groans with artisan cheeses, and great food and wine, some of which you can't buy anywhere else. Our own chefs make everything from scratch - from flaky pastry sausage rolls to chewy pistachio macaroons. We will prepare you a cheese plate from what is in season. Why not graze as you browse?. You may shop in the 'cheese shop' for Keen's Cheddar, our own onion chutney, farmhouse butter and Hobbs House bread, or have them made for you into a sandwich, served with a cappuccino or a glass of wine. OUR STREET FOOD On nights where you simply don't have time to cook, let The Fine Cheese Co. prepare you a feast. Drop into our Walcot Street shop and pick up a delicious, homemade meal a for fuss-free dinner. Alternatively, when those hunger pangs hit at lunch time, grab something from our range to eat al-desko, or alfresco if you are lucky enough! Our chefs Laurent, Julian and Tess have created a Street Food Menu that will change twice a month. The menu includes three dishes that work together perfectly as well as on their own, and a selection of freshly baked pastries, tarts as well as our daily Spanish Tortilla.

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