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“Fantastic value for money”
Review of Clayton's Kitchen

Clayton's Kitchen
Ranked #5 of 570 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $46
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, Clayton's Kitchen at The Porter, is the culinary home to The Porter's resident chef Rob Clayton. Rob has previously gained a Michelin star at Hunstrete House and another at Bath Priory. Delicious seasonal dishes using the freshest quality ingredients are the inspiration for Rob's menus. This, coupled with the restaurant's friendly, relaxed vibe and carefully chosen wine list, makes Clayton's Kitchen at The Porter a favourite whether you are a die-hard foodie, dropping by for a casual bite to eat or simply picking up some treats from the Clayton's Kitchen range. Rob began perfecting his art in 1988 at Ménage à Trois London, achieving his first Michelin star aged just 25 as head chef at Hunstrete House Hotel. He remains one of the youngest chefs ever to do so. Rob gained a second Michelin Star as executive head chef at the Bath Priory. Since then his work has continued to achieve high praise, winning Pub Company Menu of the year and Food Champion of the Year.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic value for money”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

The dishes were extremely well thought and elaborated, for a very reasonable price. The restaurant itself is very welcoming and the service was good. We'll definitely get back.

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yum, such a tasty meal!”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was given this restaurant recommendation during a short break to Bath and was so thrilled I went. It was a lovely relaxed restaurant with a great atmosphere and very professional staff. The food was beautiful, after a tiring day travelling we wanted a tasty comforting meal. We definitely got this, tasty chicken with a well seasoned risotto and plump sautéed mushrooms. Care and attention was taking whilst cooking and the results were brilliant. After this we shared a generous cheeseboard and had espresso martinis, wonderful! Cannot recommend this very popular place highly enough!

  • Visited August 2014
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PorterManagement, General Manager at Clayton's Kitchen, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Thank you for your kind review.

We all love working here as the response for the food is always positive and it makes us proud to be able to come back to a table, knowing that everyone is having a fantastic meal.

We'll hopefully see you again soon.

Hector.
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Bath, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Top notch food in a great atmosphere”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went here for dinner with my wife and a couple of mates.
Food was splendid. proper treat.
Atmosphere and service both excellent as well.
Highly recommend this place we will be returning.

  • Visited July 2014
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PorterManagement, General Manager at Clayton's Kitchen, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear John_Henry

Thank you for the great review - we'll keep doing our best and look forward to looking after you all again in the near future!

Hector.
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London, United Kingdom
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“Friendly service, excellent food”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

It was Friday evening and we hadn't booked but they fitted us in. Kelly, our waitress, was very friendly and extremely efficient. The food was excellent. It was my partner's birthday and she was brought a dessert with a candle in! Very nice ambience. Excellent value for money.Thoroughly recommend a visit.

  • Visited August 2014
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PorterManagement, General Manager at Clayton's Kitchen, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Brian C

Kelly was extremely happy to see her name on this review - she's a lovely member of the team and every table she looks after gives us great feedback...she's a keeper!

Do come back and see us the next time you're in town and phone ahead to make sure she looks after you!

All the best,

Hector.
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Isle of Man
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely place to sit and relax, staff very friendly and welcoming.

Meal was excellent, tasty and well presented, (Chicken & risotto and seabass) great espresso martini!

  • Visited July 2014
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PorterManagement, General Manager at Clayton's Kitchen, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Vicki

Great to hear you enjoyed our food so much - we hope to see you the next time you visit Bath!

Many thanks for the review.

Hector.
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