Destination: Bath, Somerset

Last updated on 6.10.2020

Bath is a lovely little town to visit in England. Famous for it’s spas and historic Roman-style baths, it’s the perfect place for a weekend getaway. There’s plenty of choice for eating gluten free as well!

Dough

14-16 The Corridor, Bath BA1 5AP

This is probably my favorite gluten free pizza I’ve had in the UK. I’m devastated they don’t have a branch in London! We tried it for the first time a couple years ago, and now we can’t visit Bath (or Bristol, their second location) without stopping in. I was honestly looking forward to this pizza from the time we arrived, and it did not disappoint!

Eat in, take away, or have it delivered! It was a cold, rainy night so we took ours back to our hotel for the perfect night in.

Celiac plus points: While the restaurant is not 100% gluten free, they are very knowledgeable about celiac disease, and prepare the GF pizzas in a separate area.

We tried: Quattro formaggi and margherita

Dough Pizza

The Circus Restaurant

34 Brock St, Bath BA1 2LN

We’re so happy we found this gem. This is a wonderful little restaurant located just at the top of the hill from the town center. The menu is unique and creative and it changes seasonally. They have several different steaks to choose from as well as some really interesting vegetarian dishes. I couldn’t resist the ribeye steak, and Lindsey went for their vegetarian bobotie: a South African dish typically made with meat, but they did it with curried aubergine, chickpeas, sultanas, and a buttermilk custard. Absolutely delicious. All of our food was wonderful. I’d highly recommend this restaurant!

Celiac plus points: Not a dedicated gluten free restaurant, but most of the food is either naturally gluten free, or can be made gluten free. They have a ‘special diets’ menu where the allergens are clearly labelled, which makes choosing super easy. They’re very knowledgeable about dietary needs, and even offered us warm gluten free bread when we arrived!

We tried: Aberdeen Angus ribeye steak with fries, bobotie, chocolate cake, and creme brulee

The Circus Restaurant

Searcys at The Pump Room

The Pump Room, Stall St, Bath BA1 1LZ

If you’re looking for a nice afternoon tea, The Pump Room is the place to go. Their gluten free afternoon tea was lovely. I will say the sandwiches aren’t really sandwiches, more like tapas, but actually the regular menu was the same! So clearly it’s an intentional choice rather than a GF problem. I personally prefer traditional sandwiches, but their GF scones were phenomenal (I had to double check to make sure they looked different enough from our friends’ regular ones), and we were really impressed by the petit fours. In the past we’ve had some underwhelming ones (lots of meringue and sometimes fruit?!), but these looked just as good as the regular: a macaron, caramel cake, and lemon and custard tartlets. They were all so good!.

Celiac plus points: Full gluten free menu and they’re very knowledgeable/accommodating about dietary requests.

We tried: Gluten free afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea

Maison Georges Larnicol

5 Burton St, Bath BA1 1BN

This was a completely accidental find. We were walking on Bath’s main shopping street when we spotted a sign that said “Gluten Free” in the window of a French chocolate shop. Of course we had to investigate. They had a whole display of gluten free, buckwheat cookies! We went for the cinnamon flavor and brought them home to try. They’re crisp, light, buttery and completely delicious. I recommend picking up a package if you happen to be walking by!

Maison Georges Larnicol

The Whole Bagel

8 Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RG

We were in Bath just two days, so unfortunately not enough time to explore all of the restaurants and cafes that offer gluten free options. We just had time to grab some food from The Whole Bagel on our way to the train station when we were leaving. Sadly they don’t have gluten free bagels, but they do have gluten free bread. The bread isn’t anything special, but it’s a convenient option for a good sandwich, especially if you’re on your way to catch a train!

Celiac plus points: They’re very knowledgeable about celiac disease and have a separate area for preparing gluten free orders.

We tried: French brie with roasted walnuts and balsamic dressing on GF bread

The Whole Bagel
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