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“Lovely little place, amazing food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House & Museum

Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House & Museum
Ranked #69 of 563 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $24
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Sally Lunn's - The oldest house in Bath
1 review
“Lovely little place, amazing food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We came here last night after wandering around the city a bit. It wasn't too busy, but we had to wait a minute before being seated by Waitress no. 1. Waitress 1 came around fairly quickly to take our order, but it was a little disappointing that we then didn't see her again until she cleared our wine glasses at the end of the night. We also had to wait for about forty minutes for our food, we had only ordered a main course, but the two gentlemen who had walked in literally one minute before us had finished their starters and were halfway through their main course before we received our meals. The food was brought around by Waitress no. 2 who was lovely and friendly, though a bit dotty. The food itself was absolutely delicious and steaming hot when it came out, we went for traditional trencher meals and both of us finished everything on the plate. The plates were cleared away reasonably quickly after we finished, without us feeling rushed, and when we ordered desserts and coffees from Waitress 2, she also asked whether we wanted it all served at the same time or not, and brought it out within 10 minutes of ordering which was far better service. Dessert was also delicious, and the house coffees we had were really rich and tasty. We ended up being the last people to leave, but while they did start clearing tables there was no sense of our being rushed out the door and waitress 2 was attentive and lovely throughout, even changing a £10 note into pound coins for us and having to run all the way upstairs to the manager to do so. We offered to add a tip to the bill for her but we were paying by card and she turned it down as it couldn't be added to the card system, so we left her some cash regardless.
While we did have to wait a while for our first course and we never saw our original waitress again, we had a lovely experience in a charming little restaurant and are planning on going back for lunch today!

  • Visited April 2013
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“Not as good as it used to be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Sadly things are not as they used to be here...the buns are good..the so-called clotted cream is truly awful--more like whipped up butter ! and although the foreign waiters and waitresses try hard mistakes were made and the service was not as good as it used to be...maybe worth a try just for the ""experience"" but sadly after many years this will be our last time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“A LONG WAIT FOR NOTHING!! DO NOT GO.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

went in at 7.20pm, table booked for 7.30pm. Ordered drinks and food and drinks fairly quickly after we caught the waiter to ask what the soup was Drinks came but no food for a while. Eventually we got our soup starter, soup was good. service is slow with waiters with no personality and even less customer care. A very "could not give a damn attitude".

After anoth 45 minutes we were told our dinner would be here in a minute. Two tables that ordered similar meals to us were both served before and after about an hour had both finished theirs while we were still waiting!

Spoke to waitress and said she was sorry but the chef got it wrong and forgot about our order. It would be about another 15 inutes. She said she would offer free pudding or something but we would still have to wait. We said we had waited too long and left without our meals. She wiped the bill for the soups etc, it was the least she could do after wasting so much of our time.

The furniture is uncomortable and the back rest seats are not properly padded. Very cramped in and very, very close to the next set of diners to you. My advice is don't go there. Try a bun from the museum but stay away from the restaurant. Overpriced, poor service and very uncomfortable.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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“A Proper Tea Room!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Really good cup of tea! Proper leaf tea with a strainer, excellent strong blend. Worth a visit for tea and cake.

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“Big buns!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Thought we should sample one of these famous buns...just half is served (more than enough believe me!). They really are huge and filling, we tried lemon curd and cinnamon butter topping. Very good.

Visited April 2013
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