Dan Moon at The Gainsborough Bath Spa

beau monde food, but not as we thought we knew it

beau monde food, but not as we thought we knew it

Subtly occupying two historic, Grade II listed buildings in the heart of Bath, the Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel is refreshingly forward-thinking in its approach to contemporary fine dining protocol.

The latest addition to the acclaimed Leading Hotels of the World portfolio was designed by New York’s Champalimaud Design team, who strive to “transform context and heritage into unparalleled experiences” – and for sure, the Gainsborough ‘experience’ most definitely fulfills such an aim. A well-considered ambience of understated red carpet glamour (subtle chandeliers; acres of marble; reception staff who make you feel like they’ve been waiting to greet you, and only you, all day) lie beyond an ostensibly rather austere entrance, combining to offer a seductively sophisticated welcome – if you’re after that “feel like a million dollars” buzz, you’ve come to the right place. In the intimate dining room (coffered ceilings; original artwork; an impressive ‘wine wall’),  head chef (and acclaimed local Food Hero) Daniel Moon has gained a big reputation for his unique but accessible, imaginative ways with high quality, impeccably sourced seasonal ingredients, which he and his highly-trained culinary team whip up into beautifully flavoursome creations as tasteful to behold as they are on the palate; this is beau monde food, but not as we thought we knew it. We also heartily recommend that you investigate both the bar (a cool oasis of chic overlooking the indoor pool and specialising in spiffing cocktails) and the elegant chill-out zone that is the Canvas Room: a quintessentially modern-British hotel lounge and traditional afternoon tea hotspot


  • wheelchair access Wheelchair access
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  • Wifi Free wifi available
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  • Gluten free Gluten free options


Telephone number
01225 358888

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Dan Moon at The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Beau St, Bath BA1 1QY, UK

Opening hours
Lunch, Monday - Friday: 12noon - 2pm (until 2.30pm Saturday - Sunday)
Dinner, daily 6pm - 10.30pm

The Canvas Room:
All-day Dining Menu, 10am - 12midnight
Afternoon Tea, daily 2.30pm - 5.30pm

Daily 12noon - 12midnight


The Gainsborough Bath Spa Beau Street Bath BA1 1QY