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“Good food, rather noisy”
Review of The Chequers

The Chequers
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Ranked #68 of 618 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: A landmark dining destination in the historic town of Bath, The Chequers is a beautifully restored gastropub on Rivers Street that has been serving customers since 1776. Offering a slice of local living to visitors from out of town, The Chequers is an elegant escape from the city’s bustling boutiques and is only a short walk from the Circus and the Royal Crescent. Serving a menu of home cooked, local & seasonal food alongside a premium selection of wines, local ciders and real ales, this is a fantastic place to spend an evening over a bottle or two with friends and family. On the menu you’ll find gastropub fare unrivalled in Bath with old pub favourites including their award winning Sunday lunch given a classy makeover. The Chequers restaurant also caters for business meetings and private parties.
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The Chequers is a pub turned Gastro pub, one of three run by same management in Bath, a City with many restaurants, many of high quality.It was booked up mid-evening on the day I wished to dine there so I accepted an early booking. The menu is reasonable, the prices a tad high as are many such establishments but the quality of food also high and the wine list quite broad and reasonably priced.
I chose a soup which was a little spicy but extreamly good followed by Cornish Hake which was excellent, my companion only had a main course,Roasted Plaice which was also very good. The restaurant was full, a good sign but the noise level was very high and we were moved to a slightly quieter table, I have eaten there several times and not been aware before of excessive noise so perhaps it was just a 'one off '. With a bottle of house wine and two coffee's the bill was £62-80.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Went here for a surprise Valentine's meal. Absolutely wonderful. Service was very quick and friendly. Had a bottle of the Brut Prosecco which was nice and dry on recommendation from the waitress. 5 course meal was perfectly portioned and delicious. Everything was cooked to perfect standards. Clean glassware and cutlery. Lovely candlelit atmostphere. Very much recommend it for any occasion.

Thank Chloe11111992
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

I have eaten here three times in the last 2 months and the food has been excellent. There has always been new seasonal dishes on the menu and the pheasant I had was the best I have ever eaten. High quality produce, beautifully cooked, intense flavours and perfectly presented. It has always been busy which is a good sign but has on one occasion meant a longer than average wait after ordering, but it was worth it! Expect a pub vibe, if a large group comes in for a drink at the bar it does get rather noisy for a while. Definitely worth returning to (more than once...)

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Good food, friendly and efficient waiters.
Decor lovely downstairs bit utilitarian upstairs but we had lovely food and a great evening.

Thank K E
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Nice pub, pleasant surroundings, good beer. The service was very good, friendly staff who seemed keen to please.

The main courses were good but, disappointingly, we didn't have a starter as there wasn't anything we liked the sound of. We're not particularly fussy and in our opinion, there could have been a bigger selection. Same for the desserts really - we were eating in the evening and the one we would have chosen had run out. Talking to others in the bar, we weren't the only ones who felt this way.

Thank St_Chris_10
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