Review on Woods Restaurant

A bastion of the Bath restaurant scene since the late 1970s, Woods occupies the ground floor of a magnificent Georgian terrace in a quiet cul-de-sac opposite the Assembly Rooms. Appropriately it takes its name from the celebrated architect who masterminded much of the building hereabouts. Inside it is capacious and atmospheric, with wood floors, luxuriant greenery and walls bedecked with stunning horse-racing prints and memorabilia. The introduction of a bar menu is proving very popular with customers who wish to drop in for a glass of wine and snack, or a less formal meal for lunch or dinner.

Market product is carefully sourced and the kitchen runs in tandem with the seasons for an ever-changing menu, which plunder the bourgeois Anglo-French repertoire for its dishes. Expect Provencal fish soup with aioli and gruyere cheese on crostini amongst the starters, follow on with a main course of pan-fried fillets of sea bream with fresh herb and caper beurre blanc, or for meat lovers there's seared Gressingham duck breast with blackcurrant and basil sauce. Close the show with desserts in the shape of spiced caramel poached pear served with caramelised natural yoghurt and toasted almonds or maybe mint and lemon crème brulée paired with lemon curd and biscotti. Fixed-price lunch menus are superb value, likewise the carefully chosen wine list.

Woods Restaurant is also featured in: Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Modern English


Stuart Ash

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.30 - 2.30pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 5.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Woods Restaurant

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 100 covers


WiFi is available


Woods Restaurant
9-13 Alfred Street

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