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“Lovely food but expensive! Veggie and coeliac friendly though”
Review of Tilleys Bistro - CLOSED

Tilleys Bistro
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Price range: $20 - $54
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Closed for refurbishment...
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Went here for a friends birthday. I really enjoyed my food but it was very pricey which is something that will stop me returning but it was nice for an extravagant treat. There is a set pre-theatre menu that is more reasonable price wise but unfortunately I didn't fancy any of the dishes on it.

For starter I shared a baked Egg Espagnole with my husband - I was surprised that it was literally an egg with a tiny amount of meat and veg and for £6 it wasn't what I'd call good value for money at all! It was nice enough but the price was not justified. We shared a Warm Tarte Italienne which was a Grana Padano and asparagus tart and that was lovely. For mains I had Boeuf Bourguignon which was absolutely gorgeous but I was pretty shocked at the size of the portion for £8.50, it was a teeny tiny little casserole dish no bigger than my fist with no extra accompaniments (veg was about £3 and potatoes were too) . I also had a Crepe a la Grecque which was a lamb crepe and was lovely but at £7.50 very pricey. My husband had steak and chips which was an eye watering £23.50 so he was kind of expecting the best steak of his life but it was not! He did enjoy it but he felt the price was too high.

For dessert we shared a Fresh Lime, Cream and Root Ginger Crunch Tart and a Chocolate Cheesecake - both were homemade and delightful - we didn't mind paying £6 plus for these!

All in all the food was lovely and we had a good time, the service was good and the restaurant was pleasant and it's nice to support a local business but some of the portion sizes did surprise us! If you're on a budget I'd advise you to stick to the set menu or save Tilleys for a special ocassion!

One other good thing was that the amount of veggie and coeliac friendly dishes on the menu was vast! I'm neither veggie or coeliac but a few people in our party were and they were really pleased at all the choice they had (which seems to be a rarity!)

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Thank Mrs_Ramjam
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Ate here on Sunday. We had a warm welcome. The food was freshly prepared, cooked to order & delicious. My skate wing was the best I've tasted, a favourite of mine! The 2 men shared a cheese board for one & there was plenty,whilst us 2 girls shared a Belgian chocolate dessert which was decorated with fresh fruit & meringue. Presentation was first class & the bill was reasonable. All in all a wonderful evening.

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Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband, 16 year old grand daughter and i recently had dinner at Tilleys Bistro in Bath Spa, UK, and it was just great !! The menu was diverse, each "small plate" was uniquely spiced/flavored, the quality of food was excellent, the service friendly, and the restaurant welcoming. We all enjoyed a diverse selection of dishes, each one carefully prepared and tasty. An added benefit to Tilleys is that it is 5 minutes from the Roman Bath Museum, as well as being located right next door to Sally Luns Buns, and just a 10 minute walk to the train station back to London. Don't miss Tilleys Bistro ! Kathy A.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

The food was good (best mushroom soup ever) and the atmosphere was nice. The staff was friendly and helfpul

Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went on Friday and had a brilliant evening. The staff were lovely and the whole meal, from the house special aperitif down to the Normandy crepe for dessert was fantastic. I couldn't fault any of it. Will definitely return when next in Bath.

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Thank Glinda N
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