Henry Scott's reputation is set, in a very short while, to go stellar
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This gorgeous little bistro on one of what must surely be one of Bath’s prettiest traffic-free lanes may have only reopened as Henry’s a few short months ago, but it’s already quietly thriving under the new ownership of a young chef with a rather interesting heritage. Henry Scott has stints as a sous chef at the Allium Restaurant at the Abbey Hotel, a spell at Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant Hibiscus and experience at various upper crust kitchens in Sydney, Australia, on his CV, so it could be said that he’s come a long way already… but right now, he’s now very much arrived.
It’s reassuring that Henry has chosen to pretty much maintain the general vibe that made the restaurant’s former incarnation (the much-loved Casanis) so enduringly appealing: a quietly chic modern bistro ambience with a clever layout making the very most of a small space, intimate yet not in the least bit claustrophobic. The moment you walk through the door, the heady aroma of a good kitchen in action greets you, and friendly staff make you feel like an old friend from the off. Meanwhile, those all-important menus are equally captivating: two sets of neat 3-3-3 selections, one of which solely concentrates on vegan options, and both offering broad, fascinating appeal. If you can’t make your mind up about which dish to choose (and right now, that’s a very difficult task indeed, what with options such as confit rabbit with tamarind puree, coriander and roast chicken skin; lamb shank with lentils, smoked cabbage hash and mint sauce and shallot tart with tamarind puree and smoked cabbage trending at the time of writing), the 4-course Tasting Menu (£42pp) is the best way forward. For the full lowdown of our most recent experience at Henry’s see here, but bear in mind that dishes can change on a moment-by-moment basis; you never know what delights might be basking in the spotlight on any given day.
We’re lucky, in Bath, to have a handful of chefs on our doorstep who are capable of creating exciting, delightful, exquisite flavour combinations – and we should never take any of them for granted. There is room, however, to welcome a brand new rising star to the fold… and Henry Scott’s reputation is set, in a very short while, to go stellar.
- Free wifi available ,
- Gluten free options